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Kurokawa Onsen

Address: Manganji Kurokawa, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 967-44-0076
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Onsen Resorts, Spas & Wellness
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Type: Onsen Resorts, Spas & Wellness

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Tokyo, Japan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

amazing place I visited this winter by bus from Fukuoka as 2 days solo trip. I've got this onsen tegata which allowed me to visit 3 onsen in the area where you can chose any out of around 20 onsen ryokans in walking distance. It's very relaxing and peaceful little town and they do great job to keep the nice... More 

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Ispra, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

very nice region where it is very relaxing, pleasant and peaceful. We were there during the peak fall foliage and it is wonderfull to walk around and see the mapple leaf. On evening the experience of the onsens will be more delightful.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This should be on every Kyushu itinerary. The little town is magical and a great place to come an relax, especially after a lot of travel. I came in August and was worried it'd be too hot for Onsen, but it felt a lot cooler in Kurokawa than all the other places I had been. It's tucked away in a... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were staying at Takefue and decided to pay this charming little town a visit. It was raining that day, and slightly chilly, and the atmosphere was absolutely magical. The wooden houses were charming, there is a lovely patisserie, pottery shops, cafes and nice souvenir shops dotted along the quaint streets, and it was lovely listening to the rushing sound... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Having never experienced Onsen before, a Japanese friend recommended we go to Kurokawa, a favourite of hers and her Mothers. It is simply wonderful. We arrived by bus from Aso station and were immediately entranced. There are baths along the river, in the woods, in caves and overlooking the mountains. The majority are within walking distance and there is a... More 

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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This town can only be visited by cars and it is one of the best onsen towns as chosen by Japanese locals. with the wonderfully constructed Onsen Ryokans and specially designed natural onsen baths you will not be disappointed if you like Onsen. Note that the roads are very narrow so if you have a big car you might have... More 

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22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A visit to the Kurokawa Onsen area of Kyushu is the ultimate Japanese hot spring experience. The various Ryoken or guest houses provide a luxury level of traditional style accommodation and first class dining and are a must for any visitor. Invest in the $12 pass which allows you to visit any 3 additional hot springs and wander around town... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Beautiful onsen town which has kept its traditional charm. We arrived by bus and were captivated by the beautiful scenery, especially the thick layer of snow on the wooden roof of many of the buildings. Suggest to stop by at the tourist information centre to get the list of onsens and area map. It is a small town and most... More 

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Shanghai, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We spend 2 nights at kurokawa Onsen. A small, very beautifull village in a region of forests and ancient volcanos. The first night at SHINMEIKAN ONSEN. Excellent atmosphere, excellent service and very, very kind staff. The restaurant was amazing so the food. The onsens were clean and almost empty. The second night we stay at YUNOHIRA ONSEN, a bit less... More 

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