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Hong Kong
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Yamashinobu is on the other side of the hill, away from the Kurokawa town centre. It's under 10 minutes drive from the main bus stop but is hard to get to by foot in winter. The resort offers pick-up service. It's seclusiveness is also its major attraction. The resort itself is neat and well maintained. It comes with several different...

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

The other day, thank you very much for staying in "山しのぶ". This is a spa town next to Kurokawa Onsen. It takes about 5 minutes by car, but it takes about 30 minutes on foot. Pickups are also possible after 15:00. You seem to have enjoyed hot springs, too. Staff are not good at English. But, thank you for feeling...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We came to this Onsen Ryokan towards the end of our month in Japan and it was one of the best stops of the entire trip. We hired a car in Kumamoto and had a lovely drive up into the mountains near Mt Aso. The GPS guided to the address with no problems. Unfortunately we couldn't see much of Mt....

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Mr. JohnandJodieBrown Stay at "山しのぶ" the other day, and thank you very much truly. You feel that this palace is wonderful, and it's honor. I have estimate a meal and your room well, and is happy. Aso received damage by influence of the earthquake which occurred in April. It's a little, but Aso is also convalescent. Everyone is exerting himself,...

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this ryokan for 1 night. The ryokan placed in very small and lonely village. If you looking for restaurants, bars, shoppes- there is nothing to do here;) We done short hiking and it was nice, around 30 minutes and you will see all the place;) The ryokan very clean. The rooms not little and there is anything...

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Stay at "山しのぶ" the other day, and thank you very much truly. Thank you very much for eating well about a dish in particular. I inform a kitchen staff. Besides they also seem to have stayed in a different inn, but I'll also receive and appreciate high evaluation in this palace. An overseas customer can be satisfied, too, and we...

Taichung, Taiwan
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Very nice environment for relaxing. The public space is widely and comfortable. Our room is very big and lovely, all staffs are very helpful and kind. Meals are great!! There are many options of Onsen pools. We totally have had a great time there, we would like to stay in this Ryokan again!!

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Stay at "山しのぶ" the other day, and thank you very much truly. We can speak only Japanese. I think you couldn't receive well. Excuse me. Still it seemed that you could spend comfortable time, and it was good. I'll be also thankful also to praise staff's service. There is also an inconvenient place, but you should have a chance and,...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 31 March 2016

It was a very nice ryokan, all staff were really nice, the environment was really nice too. It wasn't close to the bus stop but they had pickup service so it wasn't a problem. The room has both indoor and outdoor baths, also a couple of family baths to choose from. Food was so nice, there was a lot of...

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Stay at "Yamashinobu" the other day, and thank you very much truly. It was from Hong Kong, wasn't it? We can't speak English, so it would be inconvenient. Excuse me. It was to say a birthday of Mr. Brett this time, wasn't it? I prepared a cake. I have choose this palace in commemoration of the birthday, and it's honor....

Hong Kong
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Heard from the other residents there, this resort was very local. They were actually why there were a couple of foreigners who knew this wonderful place. We regretted that we arrived at this resort rather late, nearly 6p.m., so that we didn't have enough time to enjoy the facilities. We had a private hot spring bath in our room. Yet...

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

The other day, we have you stayed at the hotel, Thank you very much. I think that there was also lot of inconveniences. I am so sorry. We therefore can not English, some things can not respond to your request. Please acknowledge. Nari to us, we will strive firmly. Unfortunately, the day because of the rain, was discontinued the astronomical...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Staffs were very kind and polite. Both breakfast and dinner were amazing. Room was very clean. We love the little tower that we can go upstairs and watch the beautiful sky with LOTS of stars at night time.

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Mr. MacanGTS Stay at "Yamashinobu" the other day, and thank you very much truly. You were satisfied with a meal and your room, and I was relieved. You'll praise staff's service, and I appreciate. Thank you very much for also enjoying astronomical observation. By all means, please.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 31 October 2015

First, Yamashinobu is over the mountain from Kurokawa Onsen, so if you arrive on the bus before opening time (3PM for most around Kurokawa Onsen) you'll be the only one wheeling your suitcase around the steep hills killing time. Yamashinobu is unlike any onsen I've been to. There are several buildings with rooms that stand apart from each other. I...

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your answer. Stay at "Yamashinobu" the other day, and thank you very much truly. This is a hot spring town for about 5 minutes by car from Kurokawa hot spring. A very quiet place. Thank you very much for enjoying a hot spring and a dish. There is also an inconvenient place variously, excuse me....

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Ryokan Yamashinobu is perfect ryokan combining rural style and luxury. Ryokan is located among the forest and rice fields. We loved this place for its tranquillity and their great hospitality: They wrote us email ahead. They asked us if we want to eat horse meat and they warned us that they can speak almost no english. But we were surprised...

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying at this palace the other day. I was asking that horse meat wasn't eaten more than Booking.com. So I answered with the different ingredients. They seem to have wanted to try, don't they? The feature of Kumamoto. Thank you very much for eating a dish well. We can't speak English as we made a...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 14 June 2015

We chose to end our trip with a splurge, staying in a traditional Ryokan. They knew we were Canadians and doubled our futons without being asked when they made up the beds. The staff spoke VERY little English, but with our VERY little Japanese and pointing, we made ourselves understood. The dinner and breakfast were both excellent, although it would...

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Stay at "山しのぶ" the other day, and thank you very much truly. You also cross much to the foreigner, but we aren't good at English. So it may be felt inconveniently. An effort is being made in order to understand even a little but I'm sorry and think. English is future's problem. How was the taste of the first raw...

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Additional Information about Yamashinobu

Address: 5960 Manganji, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso-gun > Minamioguni-machi > Kurokawa Onsen
Price Range: $400 - $596 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Room with it's own private indoor/outdoor bath.”
JohnandJodieBrown, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The staff couldn't speak much English but they tried their best to explain, it didn't cause us any problems.”
801bretto, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Look for rooms with private outdoor onsen bath =)”
MacanGTS, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Rooms with private spa”
  • open spa in room
  • rice field & forest view from the hotel
heidist_13, 22 Jun 2013 | Read review
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