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.
5725-1 Manganji, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2402, Japan (Kurokawa Onsen)
Hotel amenities
Takefue
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Minamioguni-machi
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Write a Review

117 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    99
    9
    4
    4
    1
See reviews for
42
43
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
OZ
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
52 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
24 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Hong Kong
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Okay, start saving your dimes, quarters and stray $100 bills and book a room at Takefue. In our experience no-one does indulgent luxury like top-flight Japanese ryokans. Takefue is one of those life-time bucket list experiences. Spectacularly set on a hillside in a bamboo forest, the 10-12 rooms are all unique and have private spaces within the resort. We stayed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
London, United Kingdom
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed at Takefue for 2 nights as a family. It was our third visit to Japan, but we do not speak any Japanese. We had visited other similarly priced hotels in Japan, such as Sankara Hotel Resort in Yakushima and Gourakadan in Hakone. However, our family agreed that Takefue was the best even among those other famous 5 star... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Belgium
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
41 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

No word or picture can do justice to this beautiful place. It's not just a hotel or a simple ryokan, it's more like a retreat. It was a long drive from Kyoto and there were closer "onsen" cities, but we don't regret our choice! We stayed in the Bijo-an and the kokyu-an. We prefered the last one and our butler... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Takefue was among the many highlights of our honeymoon in Japan, but as far as resorts go, this has to be the best from the trip of many, many great stays, as well as among the best resorts we've stayed at ever. From the moment we got off the bus, we were catered to and pampered as if we were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 10

Been to Takefue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Takefue

Also Known As:
Takefue Japan/Kumamoto Prefecture - Minamioguni-Machi
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
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Minamioguni-machi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Takefue, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Takefue to your Saves list