TOP5 Rankings in Kurokawa Onsen

TOP3 Rankings in Kurokawa Onsen

Kurokawa Onsen is located in a very inconvenient place to access, but every time we visit, we are glad we came all the way. It is one of the most attractive hot spring resorts in Japan. Also, there are many nice ryokans full of hospitality, so it is always difficult to decide where to stay in Kurokawa Onsen, but in this blog, we would like to introduce some ryokans that have left a particularly deep impression on us.

If you are planning to stay in Kurokawa Onsen for more than two nights, it would be nice to stay in the onsen town on the first day and stay at a ryokan a little further away from the onsen town on the second day. A five-minute drive from the onsen town will take you to a peaceful Japanese countryside, and you will feel as if you have stepped back in time. During the day, free shuttle buses run to the onsen town for your convenience.

Then in the center of the nostalgic onsen town, there are several narrow streets and alleys lined with small local souvenir shops, cafes, and restaurants. It is great fun to check in at a ryokan, change into a yukata, and stroll around the area. Basically, the local restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops open before noon and close around 6 PM. When staying at Kurokawa Onsen, it is recommended to book a room with meals included.

Onsen means “hot spring” in Japanese.
Ryokan means a traditional Japanese hotel.