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6346 Manganji, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the cheapest of places to stay, but I recommend everyone try this type of ryokan at least once in their lives. The ryokan was better than others I have stayed at. The staff were very helpful and informative. The food is a Japanese experience in itself and includes many courses, you should state in advance if you do not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Hozantei is hidden gem in Kurokawa. It's located a bit far from the village, but worth the visit. We went there in January, when the area was covered in snow, and just used their open-air bath facilities, during our day-trip to Kurokawa Onsen. When we arrived there by car, I spent around ten minutes just enjoying the beautiful view of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Not the biggest Ryokan I've stayed at in Kurokawa but still very beautiful and peaceful. The staff are super friendly. The meals were delicious and the overall atmosphere was breathtaking. Rooms were impeccable. I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Kurokawa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Kurokawa is a great onsen: rural, quiet, traditional not too garish. Of the ryokan there, we really enjoyed staying at Hozantei. It's located some ways from the town, which gives it the feel of a small independent compound, built around a pond. Some of the baths and rooms are built along a little river- I saw a Tanuki bathing in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

Hozantei is probably the most remote of the ryokans in Kurokawa, located some distance away from the town. But once you get there, the journey is really worth the effort. We rented a car from Nagasaki, and it took us about 3.5 hours to get to Hozantei. This is a small ryokan with 11 rooms, all with their own private... More 

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