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Kurokawa Onsen

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Address: Manganji Kurokawa Sakuradori, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 967-44-0076
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Other-worldly paradise offers a great variety of onsens

Great opportunity to stroll around town in Yukata and try out different onsens with various therapeutic benefits. The staff at the visitors centre speak good english and are very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Great opportunity to stroll around town in Yukata and try out different onsens with various therapeutic benefits. The staff at the visitors centre speak good english and are very helpful. When the weather is nice you can also take a hike up the mountain for a great view of the Aso volcano and plains (2 hours return).

3 Thank cocuye
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I visited Kurokawa Onsen with my family recently. It was my fourth visit and we could really enjoy there as always. This time we stayed at ryokan named Kurokawa-So(黒川荘) for two nights. Room, food and onsen, everything was great. By the way, one thing I realized this time was there were more foreign tourists there than last time I visited.... More 

8 Thank Dashimo
Lisbon, Portugal
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Amazingly thermal spa by the riverside, with the waterfalls as landscape and looking in the greenest woods ever or looking at the incredible stars in the sky. 3h away by bus from Kumamoto going through the Aso beautiful landscape. There are only 2 or 3 buses a day from Kumamoto and is advisable to book in advance or they might... More 

1 Thank AnaSofia79
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We spent the day here after our stay in ryokan Sanga . It is very old world. This is not the easiest place to get to on public transport which makes it look as though nothing has changed in centuries. We went in rainy season and it was still fascinating.. It is deffinately a place you must go and see.... More 

1 Thank Anne A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We spent a whole day enjoying Kurokawa with the onsen hopping pass (¥1300), checking out 3 out of 24 onsens. It was a fantastic experience (we even wrote a blogpost about it!). All the onsens we tried were spotless and all with a different atmosphere and waters with different benefits. Useful map provided with the pass. Great local restaurants (Ufufu... More 

2 Thank bestregards f
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is a quaint little village which exists mainly due to the good onsens in the area. The onsens cluster around the flowing stream, many are small boutique places with lovely private onsen per room as well as open air public ones, each with its unique nice settings. While there, don't miss this onsen pass which entitles one to visit... More 

3 Thank Calvinta
Verwood, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We spent two nights in Kurokawa, enabling us to spend a full day in this wonderful, quaint spa village. Whilst we only used the onsen baths in the ryoken we were staying at, the village offered a pleasant place to stroll and of course numerous baths for those who wanted to move from one establishment to another. There are plenty... More 

3 Thank P4lin
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Kurokawa Onsen is very relaxing, it was our holiday during our trip. You can spend the day just walking around, there are some very nice walks outside of town that you can combine with onsen hopping to the further ones. We tried Yamamizuki, it has only outdoor bath for men but an outdoor bath for women with a nice view... More 

5 Thank Quebec_Abroad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was a lifelong dream to come to & well worth the wait! I'm an onsen addict so this trip was well researched. We discovered the best way to get there is from Fukuoka Airport via bus. It's a beautiful ride up into the mountains. The town is ridiculously enchanting, picturesque & cute! The information centre has an English map... More 

6 Thank Michael J
Tokyo, Japan
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71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Kurokawa Onsen is a small, quiet, charming village in the middle of Kyushu, close to the active volcano Aso. The village is full of ryokans (inns), onsens (hot spring water spas), cafes and souvenir shops. The deal here is to buy a "Nyutou Tegata", a wooden medal that allows you to go to three different onsens (from a list of... More 

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