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Ryokan Sanga

Kurokawa Onsen, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What would one expect from a Ryokan Stay? I would want an Experience that will linger in the memory for a long while to come. You would want comfort, amenities, good onsen, great kaiseki food all delivered by quality, attentive and caring staff who go all the way to pamper you. This was what me and my wife had when... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was BY FAR the best experience I've ever had during all my trips to Japan. AND THAT SAYS A LOT. I traveled here with a group of 4. One of them being with a Chinese friend and he is never easy to pleased but this place will soften anyone. My buddy was completely blown away. It was like heaven... More 

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Ispra, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It was our first trip in Japan and our first experience in a Ryokan. Now the level is really high ! The room (in fact two rooms with private hot spring) was awesome. The staff was efficient, and pleasant to welcome you, if needed or during the diner. The food is very typical, and they were able to change the... More 

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Bellingen NSW
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I've been visiting Japan regularly since 1982 & in my opinion Sanga Ryokan at Kurokawa Onsen town, is the nicest place thus far. The last time I went was after a particularly weary time of sports & travel and boy oh boy we needed a break before we headed back to Tokyo for more activity before we finally took our... More 

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Hobart, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Sanga is a way out of the main town cntre. Located in a valley nestled in maple and other deciduous trees with streams running past the buildings it is a stunning location. We walked a small path to our room, stepping over a stream, and looked out onto lovely forest gardens with nature streams - very peaceful! The main building... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Having never been to an onset or ryokan we had no idea what to expect. Now after visiting Sanga Ryokan the bar has been set very high. After two weeks of touring in Japan we knew we would need a change of pace so booked two nights here. When we arrived here after day of travelling from Hiroshima, it was... More 

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Hillsborough, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I stayed 1 night in this ryokan. The Japanese style room is large with a separate seating area looking into the river. The room I stayed in has private toilet and sink. The women outdoor onsen is beautifully situated under trees. The indoor women onset has showers. The food was served beautifully. The ground around the ryokan is beautiful with... More 

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Gold Coast
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137 reviews 137 reviews
23 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Kurokawa Onsen is a lovely village nestled in thickly forested hills. Sanga Ryokan is just 1.6 kilometers to the west of the village centre in a secluded riverside location. The entire grounds of the ryokan were lovely...from the communal lounge, foot bath and fire hut...to the three thermal baths (indoor and outdoor) for exclusive use by overnight guests. The dinners... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Spent a weekend here with the family and had an amazing time. The Ryokan Sanga embodies Japanese understated luxury, rooted in traditional design and service. This small hotel is hidden in the forest, by a small river, and all you see, hear, smell and feel is nature at its best. The onsen are extremely well designed, both the shared large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I was staying with a friend for one night at Sanga Ryokan. We had quite a wonderful experience. We arrived by bus and luckily there was someone to collect us, although they didn't see the e-mail I wrote the day before. From there on, it was an easy and relaxing time for two people who had almost no idea how... More 

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Address: Kurokawa Onsen, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso-gun > Minamioguni-machi > Kurokawa Onsen
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Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Ryokan Sanga Hotel Minamioguni-Machi
Ryokan Sanga Japan/Kumamoto Prefecture - Minamioguni-Machi

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