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Yamashinobu

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5960 Manganji, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402 , Kumamoto Prefecture
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Hong Kong
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Heard from the other residents there, this resort was very local. They were actually why there were a couple of foreigners who knew this wonderful place. We regretted that we arrived at this resort rather late, nearly 6p.m., so that we didn't have enough time to enjoy the facilities. We had a private hot spring bath in our room. Yet... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Staffs were very kind and polite. Both breakfast and dinner were amazing. Room was very clean. We love the little tower that we can go upstairs and watch the beautiful sky with LOTS of stars at night time.

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Mr. MacanGTS Stay at "Yamashinobu" the other day, and thank you very much truly. You were satisfied with a meal and your room, and I was relieved. You'll praise staff's service, and I appreciate. Thank you very much for also enjoying astronomical observation. By all means, please. More 

Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

First, Yamashinobu is over the mountain from Kurokawa Onsen, so if you arrive on the bus before opening time (3PM for most around Kurokawa Onsen) you'll be the only one wheeling your suitcase around the steep hills killing time. Yamashinobu is unlike any onsen I've been to. There are several buildings with rooms that stand apart from each other. I... More 

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your answer. Stay at "Yamashinobu" the other day, and thank you very much truly. This is a hot spring town for about 5 minutes by car from Kurokawa hot spring. A very quiet place. Thank you very much for enjoying a hot spring and a dish. There is also an inconvenient place variously, excuse me.... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Ryokan Yamashinobu is perfect ryokan combining rural style and luxury. Ryokan is located among the forest and rice fields. We loved this place for its tranquillity and their great hospitality: They wrote us email ahead. They asked us if we want to eat horse meat and they warned us that they can speak almost no english. But we were surprised... More 

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying at this palace the other day. I was asking that horse meat wasn't eaten more than Booking.com. So I answered with the different ingredients. They seem to have wanted to try, don't they? The feature of Kumamoto. Thank you very much for eating a dish well. We can't speak English as we made a... More 

Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We chose to end our trip with a splurge, staying in a traditional Ryokan. They knew we were Canadians and doubled our futons without being asked when they made up the beds. The staff spoke VERY little English, but with our VERY little Japanese and pointing, we made ourselves understood. The dinner and breakfast were both excellent, although it would... More 

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Stay at "山しのぶ" the other day, and thank you very much truly. You also cross much to the foreigner, but we aren't good at English. So it may be felt inconveniently. An effort is being made in order to understand even a little but I'm sorry and think. English is future's problem. How was the taste of the first raw... More 

Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It's a tiring journey in driving from Kumamoto to this ryokan. Soon we forgot all the tireness with the warm welcome and being guided to the Japanese type accommodation. We could chose the colour of kimono and dressed up at the dinner. Amazing food presented in 13-course banquet dinner made us the night fully enjoyable. Apart from the onsen bath,... More 

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Thank augustbee
山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Thank you indeed for staying in '山しのぶ' for the other day. The dish is a dinner dish that uses a lot of vegetables in local. I was relieved because it liked it. Facilities in this pavilion have a hearth and an astronomical pavilion. It is both spots that the customer can enjoy. Thank you really for satisfying it with this... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We love this place for its tranquillity and their great hospitality. We enjoyed the onsen because it was relaxing and not overly crowded. Being a traditional ryokan, the room did not have heavy curtains and we were awoken by the Sun as early as 5am. But the tatami was nice and warm so we managed to sleep in longer. At... More 

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Mr. Meshedpotato Thank you very much for staying at "山しのぶ" the other day. You seem to have enjoyed a hot spring, right? It seems that you could relax and we're happy, too. Your room is a Japanese-style room, so a floor is tatami. It would be different from usual, but you rested leisurely. There are no curtains, but it's interrupted... More 

Hong Kong, China
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night. The price was a little steep when we booked it. But after staying, we found it more than value for its money. For the price was paid for the room, it was actually cheaper than a dinner at a fine dining Japanese restaurant in HK. But the food quality here is... More 

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying at "mountain Shinobu" the other day. I'll be thankful for high evaluation. It seems that you could be very satisfied, and we feel happily. By all means, please. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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143 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Spent a night here. The floorboards were heated. Several shared hot springs available for private use (half an hour each time) and optional private hot spring in your accommodation. They can pick you up from a particular bus stop to take you to the hotel. The service is the best I've yet had so far at hotels. The dinner was... More 

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山しのぶ, フロント at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Stay at "山しのぶ" the other day, and thank you very much truly. I also have have a meal well, and it's felt happily. You'll estimate highly and I appreciate. Thank you very much for your contribution. Thank you. More 

Newcastle
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

This accomodation was unbelievable, owners picked us up from the bus stop - welcoming us to their property. Service was exemplary could not fault it. Our accommodation consisted of lounge/bedroom, dressing room bathroom and an indoor and outdoor onsen. We loved it - they also drove us to the little township nearby. The food was in abundance we could not... More 

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山しのぶ, 山しのぶ at Yamashinobu, responded to this review

Stay at "Yamashinobu" the other day, and thank you very much truly. I also had eat a meal well, and it was good. Maybe there was also an inconvenient point, but you're satisfied and it's honor. You'll put high evaluation, and I appreciate. You should have a chance and, please. More 

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