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  |   Manganji, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402 , Kumamoto Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Chose this ryokan because the website mentioned that the staff speak little English. They are friendly and can speak little English for us to get around. Stayed for a night and requested for a room with private onsen as I have never tried a ryokan with onsen in the room. The room that I got was big enough for 4... More 

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旅館わかば, オーナー at Ryokan Wakaba, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We will continue to try to improve our English! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A staff who spoke some English was assigned to us. She is humorous and advised us where to find great foliage views. The other staff making our bed was friendly and helpful too. Rooms are huge and service is great.

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旅館わかば, マネージャー at Ryokan Wakaba, responded to this review

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Hong Kong, China
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129 reviews 129 reviews
43 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We found that quite many foreigners stayed in this ryokan when we were there and we understood why. The staff could communicate (though just a bit) in some English which was already very useful. The room we got was the biggest one with separate onsen. The staff were all very hospitable and it was just 5 mins walk from the... More 

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旅館わかば, オーナー at Ryokan Wakaba, responded to this review

Thank you. We will try to study English a little harder! More 

Tokyo, Japan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Kurokawa Onsen area was about an hour drive from Aso station. a bit far but well worth the ride. Kurokawa Onsen was full of ryokans that kept the ancient Japanese style housing. Ryokan Wakaba provided spacious and clean room, soothing hot bath, and most of all, delicious dinner. The dinner I assume changes from time to time but during my... More 

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Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Ryokan Wakaba in Kurokawa Onsen is lovely. The staff is amazing, the food and place are very typical Japanese and their hot spring is very nice. It was my partner´s birthday on the day of our arrival to Ryokan Wakaba and they organized (upon request) sparkling wine and beautifully arranged fruits in the room and they even sang to him... More 

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Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! More 

Manchester
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was the best place I stayed on my four week trip to Japan. The room was spacious, the service really friendly, helpful and welcoming, and both dinner and breakfast were delicious! I'm hoping to be able to come back some day. The Onsen in the Ryokan is wonderful and of course there is access to all the other Onsen... More 

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旅館わかば, オーナー at Ryokan Wakaba, responded to this review

Thank you for your interesting comment. It's true that you can enjoy onsen even in summer in Kurokawa! More 

Abbotsford, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Loved the Ryokan Wakaba. Best stay of all the lovely ryokan that we had booked in our 5 weeks of exploring Japan. We had rented a car at the Fukuoka airport, put the phone number into the GPS and it took us to within a few moments of the Wakaba. Stayed there 3 nights. Kurakowa Onsen is a beautiful gathering... More 

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旅館わかば, オーナー at Ryokan Wakaba, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments and detailed review. We hope to see you again one day! More 

Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
55 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This was my favorite Ryokan we stayed at in Japan. The staff was very helpful and showed us everything in detail. The Onsen is nice and the setting in the beautiful Kurokawa Onsen is just perfect. There are also private baths available but the public one is already more than enough. The dinner was amazing with a traditional menu. Everything... More 

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旅館わかば, オーナー at Ryokan Wakaba, responded to this review

Thank you, as you said we do offer a private indoor bath for staying guests, but we agree that the public out door bath is best! More 

Singapore
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

After taking a long Shinkansen ride (6hrs) from Shinagawa to Hakata station then catch a 3 hrs bus ride from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kurokawa onsen bus station. We were surprised by 2 welcoming staff from Wakaba waiting for us at the Kurokawa Onsen bus station to bring us (5 of us) and our luggage in their mini-van to Wakaba... More 

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旅館わかば, オーナー at Ryokan Wakaba, responded to this review

Thank you. My staff, my mother and I are so pleased to read this wonderful review. Please visit again some day! More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Wow. What a beautiful, peaceful place Kurokawa Onsen is! It was such a great conclusion to our 2 week Japan stay. Relaxing, peaceful, refreshing and accomodating. Our stay at Ryokan Wakaba was an absolute delight. We decided to go all out and book the room that had a private onsen and it was superb. A living room, porch area, 2... More 

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Address: Manganji, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402 , Kumamoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso-gun > Minamioguni-machi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ryokan Wakaba 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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