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Kurokawa Onsen

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Address: Manganji Kurokawa, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 967-44-0076
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Quebec
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108 reviews 108 reviews
15 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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 

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Daintree
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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 

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Tokyo, Japan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Manchester
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19 reviews 19 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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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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Sydney
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109 reviews 109 reviews
51 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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