We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kurokawaonsen Shinmeikan

Kurokawa Onsen, Minamiogunimachi, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2400 , Kumamoto Prefecture
Hotel amenities
Kurokawaonsen Shinmeikan
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
A recent review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015
fhajime Tokyo, Japan
Write a Review

47 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Tokyo, Japan
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This famous, charming ryokan is located at the very heart of the town. It is located just alongside the Kurokawa river, and the bridge to access the hotel is a touristic spot itself. We only used their bath facilities and enjoyed a lot. Although very rustic, it's a unique place. The baths are partially gender-separated. There is a women's bath... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
55 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Kurosawa Onsen has been one of the destinations where loads of Japanese people adore to stay over nights but it is known to be expensive and inaccessible. We decided finally to give it a go and chose Shinmeikan: for its amazing historical establishment and reputable Onsen areas. From arrival to departure, we could not fault them a thing. We already... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
68 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The food was amazing and service was excellent. The staff spoke no English but were extremely helpful and couldn't do enough for us. I loved both the hotel and the village and the cave onsen was an added highlight. I can't wait to return and enjoy a few relaxing days there strolling... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

This place represents my idea of perfect onsen experience. First of all Kurokawa is a beautiful town. I love everything about it. Unlike Yufu and Beppu, everything is more concentrated so there is a great onsen town atmosphere. The streets are tiny but pretty. People walking on the street in their yukata. I enjoyed Shinmeikan very much. The building fits... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
28 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

At first sight it was as pretty as one could imagine, period building sited alongside the river and connected by a bridge walkway to the access road in the heart of town. Then the disappointment, we were assigned a room in the annex across from the main building; a non-descript modern building blocked by another building. The room was ok... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

16 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (14)
Dining (2)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (2)
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay


Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question