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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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Haevenly beautiful autumn colours & onsen hopping

Kurokawa onsen is not a crowded tourist spot due to its remote location, as it is only accessible by bus or car, not by train, or shinkansen. This has probably helped to preserve... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Penang Island, Malaysia
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Kurokawa onsen is not a crowded tourist spot due to its remote location, as it is only accessible by bus or car, not by train, or shinkansen. This has probably helped to preserve the heavenly nature of the small town (unpolluted). We took a bus from Hakata Bus Terminal, arriving at the Kurokawa bus station after 3 hours through a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a seriously wonderful place! It's an absolutely heavenly place of you love onsen. I stayed at Ryokan Wakaba and got the onsen-hopping pass. I cannot more strongly recommend this place. It's a bit tricky to get to (I had to reserve a spot on a bus from Yufuin (which has nothing on this place)) but it's soooo worth... More 

1 Thank global_teach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. Very rustic old town feel in midst of pine trees and running water. We came from Takachiho Gorge. Both have different feel. Journey here from Takachiho and the journey from Kurokawa to Fukuoka have different views.

1 Thank narniasg
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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).

4 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 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

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 

3 Thank bestregards f
Hong Kong
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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 

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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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 

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