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Yamashinobu

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5960 Manganji, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402 , Kumamoto Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 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 

Sherbrooke, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Fairly speaking, this site deserves a four to five star rating. - Staff service dedicated and helpful - take us on a 10 min drive to another Onsen and drove us back. - Lovely onsen but not spectacular view like Yamamizuki or Hozantei. - Great sleeping quality, as its mattress is thick and provides adequate softness The one star that... More 

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

come to this hall the other day -- thank you very much. There is nothing with this showy circumference and it is a simple and quiet hot-spring hotel. This hall is also a natureful of a hotel. Although it was stay of family company, I have high evaluation carried out and appreciate very much this time. It tries to become... More 

Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We found this ryokan for our family holiday with my brother-in-low's family from Hong Kong, who wanted to try Japanese onsen but weren't keen on communal bathing. We stayed in a semi-detached Japanese-style twin chalets. Each chalet (with two tatami rooms plus kitchenette) had two private onsen baths, one indoor and another outdoor. The rooms were clean and pleasant, and... More 

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

please stay at this hall the other day -- thank you very much. Thank you for having you pleasing, although I was allowed to prepare the room with a bath this time. Although it is about payment, the plan reserved this time is a plan of only cash. Therefore, I informed "A credit card cannot be used." VISA or MastarCard... More 

Shanghai, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed two nights at Yamashinobu Ryokan. It was the last leg of our hotspring ryokan tour and my personal favorite. This ryokan is not located in Kurokawa itself but I had had a very hard time getting available rooms in Kurokawa itself even though I booked more than a month before...I guess it was peak season. We drove to... More 

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

please stay at "Yamashinobu" the other day -- thank you very much. many comment and opinions -- I appreciate very much. I am sorry as the inconvenient thing also occurred during stay. I will carry out the obtained opinion to the reference for the improvement in service of future. please give me evaluation high on the whole -- it is... More 

Tokyo, Japan
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227 reviews 227 reviews
131 hotel reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This Spa is a bit away from the centre of Kurokawa, but Spa staff will arrange the transportation from the centre of the town. They have 2 Onsen for each male/female and 3 different 'private' onsen, and no need to book these private baths in advance. If the sign says 'it is free', you can use them. Dinner and Breakfast... More 

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

please stay at "Yamashinobu" the other day -- thank you very much. please be very much satisfied -- I appreciate. A bath is with seven place and inner 3 place is a family bath. It puts in always for 24 hours. I also have a meal have deliciously and it is most important. It is a hot-spring hotel of the... More 

Hong Kong
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Fell in love with this Japanese Ryokan at the beginning. It was a hot summer in my home town, yet I felt the breeze all around me there. The food was magnificent but the professional staffs & peaceful environment overrode its taste. I was absolutely relaxed upon my stay there. Sounds of birds & insects together with the smell of... More 

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

please stay at "yamashinobu" the other day -- thank you very much. It is most important as very much satisfied with this hall. I quantity-evaluate and appreciate. It is a natural atmosphereful of a hotel here. Chirping of a bird can also often be heard. Moreover, I am waiting by all means. I am indebted. More 

Singapore
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115 reviews 115 reviews
48 hotel reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I was looking to stay in the hotspring resort of Kurokawa during the busy Christmas to New Year week. As most of the ryokans there are small with only about 10-20 rooms each, some even less, trying to find a ryokan with a vacancy (and with an attached toilet - that was non-negotiable!) was a real headache. I ended up... More 

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

please stay at this hall the other day -- thank you very much. You pass slowly and I appreciate. Inside a hall, there are seven hot springs. Moreover, I have also prepared play institutions, such as a bookroom, an astronomical observatory, and a sunken hearth. Astronomical observation was not completed on the day for bad weather. We are also regretful.... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I have been to a number of hotspring accommodations in Japan and Taiwan and I would definitely rate Yamashinobu (静寂な森の宿 山しのぶ) as one of the best and I definitely would like to stay in Yamashinobu again. You can easily find Yamashinobu on the GPS system by just entering their phone number, so we didn't have any problem finding, we arrive at... More 

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

please stay at this hall the other day -- thank you very much. please be very much satisfied -- it is honorable. It seems that it could also have supper deliciously. It is most important as it has relaxed also in the bath. It seems that after zipper out went to the 草太郎庵 of the sister store. How was the... More 

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