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Yamabiko Ryokan

6704 Manganji, 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Yamabiko has about 5 private onsen baths which guests can reserve for own use. Each bath has a different design & good view. It has each a man and woman bath plus an outdoor bath (man & woman separate) too. The ryokan itself is good enough for me to do onsen "hop-around". The staff are friendly and the meals are... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The big opne-air bath and many kinds of bath for family are available in this hotel, so you will be able to enjoy the hot spring. we could have good holiday because of good hot spring of this hotel.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A very well kept and sheik onset tucked away on the river banks - stayed for one night and throughly relaxed in the charming traditional Japanese rooms, the beautifully and thoughtfully designed outdoor onsen, and indoor facilities as well. I was continually impressed at how well kept the place was - it wasn't just clean, but cared for at a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We booked this particular ryokan partly because they have this lovely giant Newfoundland dog named Momo as their mascot, and partly because they have 8 different onsen on their property to choose from. We stayed in the Kikyou (the "Bellflower") room, an airy, spacious and spotlessly clean tatami room - but the oddest thing to us was that there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We went to this "modern" ryokan with friends. We enjoyed both the outdoor onsen as well as the "family" indoor onsen (some have a view of the river). Nice welcome by the staff, clean room with river view. The kaiseki dinner was very rich even though our Japanese friends thought the level of service was not up to speed since... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My family with 2 younger children stayed in Yamabiko Ryokan on July 16. Upon arrival, one of the staff came out and picked our luggage immediately. Afterwards, he showed us around the hotels. Although he could not speak fluent in English, I did appreciate his excellent service. Japanese Style Rooms are really big, clean and comfortable. Special "Kaiseki plan" are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

We have just returned from 5weeks touring Japan on holiday and I would have to rate our stay at the Yamabiko Ryokan as one of the highlights of trip! As we drove in for the first time there was almost a welcoming commitee out the front in expectation of our arrival and they all welcomed us by name! We had... More 

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