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Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu

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6567 Manganji Kurogawa, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun 869-2402 Kumamoto Prefecture
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#19 of 53 hotels in Minamioguni-machi
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See why so many travellers make Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu their onsen ryokan of choice when visiting Minamioguni-machi. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Hiranodai Highland Viewing Platform (0.7 mi) and Kohagiyama Inari Shrine (1.1 mi), guests of Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu can easily experience some of Minamioguni-machi's most well known attractions.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the onsen ryokan, including shops, a coffee shop, and newspaper. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Asian restaurants, including Shirakawa Soba Kakurean and Yamanomeshi Shala, all of which are a short distance from Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu.

Minamioguni-machi is also home to Tateiwa Suigen Park, a popular park that is not too far from Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu.

At Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Minamioguni-machi.

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Free parking
Parking
Pool
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Indoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Hot spring bath
Massage
Open-air bath
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Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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River View
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Rohan C wrote a review Apr 2019
Tokyo, Japan21 contributions9 helpful votes
I had high expectations of this place from the reviews and how it’s a lot more expensive than most Onsens. The good It’s a lovely setting. Next to the river it’s very pretty. The dinner was great and high quality and the staff very friendly The bad The hot springs could be so much better. We picked a private bath for 2 and it was so small I couldn’t get in it. There is also a mixed outdoor hot spring which is so shallow walking in it doesn’t even cover my knees. It’s such a shame too as there is a waterfall and it would be lovely to soak for ages here but it’s just too small. Our night sleep was also not good. For us there were Chinese families here making so much noise with kids running around and tv so loud we couldn’t even think about sleeping. The rooms have no sound protection so if you have other guests there that don’t consider others it won’t be restful. It’s such a shame as this could of been the highlight onsen for our trip to Japan but it let down by the things that really count Personally I wish we stayed somewhere else.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HBM wrote a review Oct 2018
Manila, Philippines268 contributions93 helpful votes
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me and my husband stayed for one night and we loved everything about this place! check in was quick, staff were all polite and helpful, our room was nice and big, the balcony was a bonus! lovely view of the outdoors, we enjoyed the pool but our favourite was the private onsen, it was a very nice experience, the outdoor bath was just amazing! we did this twice and we loved it so much! it was really nice of them to accomodate us for dinner as we did not reserve upon booking but they were able to, so thankful for that as dinner was amazing! so much choices! my husband and our friend ordered wine and beers in the room and they were brought up to us fast. we were able to relax the whole day and just enjoy the place, they offer so much stuff that you need at least 3 days to experience all of them. breakfast was great, the coffee area was a nice touch. they also provide pickup and drop off by the bus station, everything about this place is magical! we would love to come back again! highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Miracosta wrote a review May 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii820 contributions118 helpful votes
Just stayed one night without meals. We didn't expect this land to be this beautiful and it was good surprise. 1. Location Walking distance to Kurokawa Onsen town but driving might be easier. You'll need car to get to Kurokawa onsen. Bus is very limited. We rented Budget rental car at Kumamoto station and drove about 2hrs. So much convenient if you have your own car. 2. Room We got "Hanare"(away) self standing cottage "Washitsu" (standard) with vanity and toilet. There's so many baths throughout the property; didn't have any inconvenience not to have our own bath in the room. Room is old but it's clean. We had small balcony to sit outside and amazing river/waterfall views. I've never stayed anywhere this close to river or waterfall, it was amazing experience. Only thing is that their Futon was very thin and dated. But sheets and futon were clean. We asked front desk to call massage to our room and they came for 6000yen/60min. Very clean and very nice massage therapist. 3. Ground Absolutely gorgeous landscaping. There's small pebble stone walkway throughout and very cute. There are 3 co-ed outdoor baths (with separate entrance) and many, many baths. There's also 3 family baths you can rent for free. You'll go to front desk to get a key, first come first serve basis without reservation. Bath amenities are limited but we were here to relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Kurokawa onsen, so it served best purpose for us. Staff were VERY VERY nice and very helpful. Very nice people. There's so many cute restaurants or cafe on Kurokawa onsen, don't need to get the meal plan if you chose not to. We absolutely love this beautiful setting.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get "Hanare" cottage facing river. Very intimate and very private.
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Samster101 wrote a review May 2018
Singapore, Singapore11 contributions5 helpful votes
I Onsen hopped, staying at 3 different ryokans in Kurokawa. I so wanted Okunoyu to be good. Its infrastructure was streets ahead of any competitor. Nestled besides a waterfall, the location was superb. One cannot get any closer to nature. The ryokan was spacious. It had a large lobby, a hall for dinner, a hall for breakfast and even a hall for coffee! One can look into the beautiful forest for hours seated in these halls. It was the only ryokan I visited that had proper beds. The room was large enough. Other ryokans had to push aside its small dining table to roll out the futon beds which when too thin, hurts the back. This is a major plus for older non-Japanese folks like me who are not used to sitting on the floor and need a rest on a proper bed during the day. Okunoyu has many Onsens including private baths, gender separated baths and 3 outdoor mixed Onsens, which is a rarity. You will not be disappointed if you are an Onsen fan. However, its strength turns out to be its Achilles heel. Overall, the place looked rather unkempt. The big hallways were dingy and inhospitable. The Front Counter was manned by hostile Japanese men. I arrived an hour earlier and was told as a matter-of-fact that check in time was 3pm, as if to chase me out. He made no offer to help me with my luggage, and when asked, unwillingly safe-kept my luggage while I figured out how to kill time. Upon departure, the same few Male receptionists refused to greet or help me while I struggled to load my luggages into my car. He stood around me to chat with the gardener! I felt like a porter, and he was my guest. It shows you where his priorities are! When I brought a bottle ofJapanese Sake to dinner, the Male Receptionist gave me the deathstare. He disallowed it even though I was prepared to pay a cockage charge. Yea, I know he does not make the rules but he could at least be polite in explaining it. Other ryokans in Kurokawa rushed to put my Sake in an ice bucket and provided Sake glasses for free. By Japanese standards, Okunoyu's service standard is a crime! Never have I encountered a Japanese retailer, shop or customer service so uninterested in my business. Perhaps there is wisdom in having women and not male chauvinists handling the Front Desk. You have to point a gun at me to make me visit again.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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JeanSiuMai10221130 wrote a review Dec 2017
Hong Kong, China288 contributions47 helpful votes
Wow. Traditional construction. Ambiance was awesome. Cozy. Romantic. There's a no kid policy so it was really really quiet. The bar was based on the honour system! It was also cozy and the music and sound system was perfect. We got a room with an onsen inside, could have been bigger. Dinner and breakfast was both excellent. More than enough. All the food was great. The almond with mint milk was unforgettable! All staff very friendly, all in all, it's was an amazing experience. Will definitely recommend to our friends.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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USD 215 - USD 455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKyushuKumamoto PrefectureAso-gunMinamioguni-machiKurokawa Onsen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu
Which popular attractions are close to Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu?
Nearby attractions include Kurokawa Jizoson (0.7 km), Hirano Shoten (0.5 km), and Hiranodai Highland Viewing Platform (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Doradora, Warokuya, and Yamamizuki.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Aso shrine (14.7 km), Kagamigaike Pond (8.6 km), and Sakai No Matsuzaka No Ishidatami (12.4 km).
Does Kurokawa Onsen Okunoyu have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.