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5725-1 Manganji, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2402, Japan (Kurokawa Onsen)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Takefue, which we booked through The Ryokan Collection. For comparison, we have stayed at Hiiragiya, Gora Kadan and Takinoya, and also at Hoshinoya in Arashiyama. Takefue is different because unlike the other ryokans mentioned above, accommodation isn't part of a larger complex but in individual villas of varying sizes. Wanting to retreat, we decided... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We arrived at Takefue after 2 days in a very traditional Ryokan 10 minutes away. We arrived at around 11.30am to drop of our luggage and ask if it would be at all possible to check in slightly earlier. Apparently their standard check in time is 4pm, but they could try and have the room ready for 3.30pm for us.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Takefue is really Hi class ryokan. As compare to other 5 stars ryokan such as Hoshinoya, this ryokan can beat them or at least in equivalent in some aspect. They provide us the experience that beyond expectation.( I don't want to tell you much because you won't be surprise) I stayed there for two nights in April. First night, I... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
37 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Scrape together all your pennies and stay here for as long as you can afford! It's wonderful. It was a bit of a splurge for me for one night but absolutely worth it. The setting is tranquil and gorgeous. There is harmony between the manmade structures of the resort and the natural surroundings. We stayed in Shienan and can highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

if you haven't visit any Japanese onsen ryokan before, i suggest you visit Takefue later, becuase after you visit Takefue, you feel sorry for other ryokan. i have been visit many top onsen before but interms of service, the environment of onsen bath and food, Takefue is 6 stars. i stay 2 night in 2 different rooms, they prepare different... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I travelled a lot to Japan for every season and for any reason. I stayed at many famous onsen ryokans and this is the one I recommend most to my friends after I came back from my last trip in end-Jan. The most charming part of this hotel is its deep close harmony with nature which you can not copy... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We've stayed at quite a few onsen ryokans over the last ten years, some I've loved the history, the beauty of the building and surroundings, the tradition, but it has to be said...I struggle with a Japanese breakfast and some of the food, sometimes it's hard to communicate, sometimes you'd love a comfortable chair or a really nice coffee...or private... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
52 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

​We were visiting Kurakawa onsen last month, initially planning to stay 2 nights at Yamamizuki, unfortunately they were fully booked. Looking for alternative in T/A forum, we decided to go for the NO 1 rank, TAKEFUE, and considered our-selves lucky to get one night, as they were also fully booked. TAKEFUE 竹ふえ is an up market onsen . Stay Plan... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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114 reviews 114 reviews
23 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Pfffff, at the foot of the hills Takefue stand, we thought we already arrived. But fortunately this was not the place we came for, that took another 300 meters uphill. That's where fire and staff was already waiting for us to embrace us with warmth, hospitality and luxury that would constantly accompany us during our 3 night stay at Takefue.... More

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Hong Kong
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this fantastic hotel to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, though it is really expensive for me, but it worth every penny ! In fact, after my first night at the hotel. I am really planning my next visit ! Surely a must if you really look for Japanese style traditional onsen. Relaxing, excellent food, quiet... More

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Address: 5725-1 Manganji, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2402, Japan
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso-gun > Minamioguni-machi > Kurokawa Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Also Known As:
Takefue Japan/Kumamoto Prefecture - Minamioguni-Machi

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