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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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Seattle, Washington
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A return visit and this time hit the peak of the fall foliage; stayed in the Bijoyan again -- but this time with yuzu! which elevated the experience to a new level. Service was impeccable, as before. But none of this is why we are entering a second review. As wonderful as is Takafue's physical site, they really need to... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had high expectation for Takefue as it was recommended by our good friend and it was the one and only destination for this trip. During our 2 nights there, Takefue never ceased to impress us and went much beyond our expectation in many ways. Staffs were polite, attentive and efficient. The place was well maintained to a high standard.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best private onset experiences! Hard to beat… if you love privacy. Stunning setting and excellent service. All units have their own private outdoor as well as indoor spring baths. Set in the middle of the bamboo forest, each individual unit is planned as if you are the only unit around- total privacy. Other outdoor baths can be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

What can I say, if your after a secluded well catered and intimate Ryokan in the Aso region of Japan, then you must look at this place. We travelled here in a group of 12, which must have been a bit overwhelming for the Takeufue team, but they managed with ease, service was flawless, food was impeccable and the onsen... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

this onsen was right on top of the mountain and even the GPS could not detect it. the entrance when we arrived in the evening was so romantic. upon entering there is a row of single granite steps that winds down the little ''valley'' to the small hut where the lobby is. this is in the midst of bamboo trees... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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
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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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Bangkok
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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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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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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): $$$$
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Takefue Japan/Kumamoto Prefecture - Minamioguni-Machi

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