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Kurokawaonsen, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2402, Japan (Kurokawa Onsen)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Per C Hoganas, Sweden
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hoganas, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at Yamamizuki in dense mist and rain, that gave the place a mystic atmosphere, like a movie. The fog tangled up in the trees and the little stream trickled down through the valley, enclosing the onsen. The greeting was as excellent as it can be in Japan, and by the sight of the room, and, with an exclusive... More

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hong kong
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second stay in Yamamizuki within 4 months. The first time was in January of this year, I was very impressed with everything, so stayed there again in May as wanted to see how this place looks in the Spring when the leaves are plentiful and green as the whole property is surrounded by trees. I particularly enjoyed... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My family stayed in the Type B river view rooms 201 and 202. From the moment we arrived at the bus stop, felt like a VIP since we had notified Amy Lee (speaks English and Chinese) of our arrival time on bus that morning via email, a manager was there dressed in a suit to pick us up in exclusive... More

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Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We rented a car and through the gps found the ryokan with no problem at all though it took us up the hilly road. From the moment we check in the service is above par. A staff who spoke perfect english was assigned to us. The room is not as big as some ryokan we visited but was reasonable, there... More

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

From the special shuttle that picked us up from the bus stop after our two and a half hours’ ride from Fukuoka, we entered another world. The minute we arrived at the property, we felt a sense of rare peacefulness. We were assigned to and being looked after by a Japanese lady who spoke fluent English from the beginning to... More

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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is not my first time staying in a Japanese hot spring inn but this is one of the best I stayed. The outdoor hot spring is by the river and the environment us absolute serenity. The room is not huge but has a reasonable size. As a foodie, I consider the dinner is well designed and executed. The cutlery,... More

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yamamizuki, 고객 담당 매니저 at Yamamizuki, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for review. We always feel grateful for your favorably reviewed. We try to offer a better service and I'll wait for you!! More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Since the moment we had arrived the hotel until we departed is full of satisfaction. Staffs are very friendly and helpful. They care every single detail we requested upon reservation through website. Room is actually much better than photos on the website, onsen is also great with stunning scenery. Please provide more room and hotel photos on the website as... More

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yamamizuki, 고객 담당 매니저 at Yamamizuki, responded to this review

Thank you for kindly review and opinion. We'll try to provide more pictures on website for guest. Thank you so much ! More

Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Our room had a wonderful view of the gurgling stream and the red-orange folliage. The hostess assigned to us was a soft-spoken lady named Suzuki who spoke pretty decent English and was faultless in her service. You can call the hotel to arrange for pick-up from the bus-stop as the hotel is quite way in from the town centre. Yes,... More

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yamamizuki, 고객 담당 매니저 at Yamamizuki, responded to this review

Thank you for your kindly review! I think he droped off you 'Koibitonooka', like a observatory in Kurokawa. He's very friendly and funny^^ and Im sorry about tiny portions of meal.. Aso mt. beef steak is a very famous and high-quality! Thank you I hope to see you again. More

OZ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
52 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

​A few months ago, we planned to visit Kurokawa-onsen , the intention was to stay 2 nights. We did some research and checked TA reviews of onsens in the areas. Yamamizuki. attracted our attention. It was July then, and we tried to make reservation for Nov, surprisingly, the Ryokan was fully booked. We just could not believe it. We were... More

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yamamizuki, 고객 담당 매니저 at Yamamizuki, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for review and Im sorry about you felt no good impression here. but I need to explain to you this "white material" "white material" is we called [温泉湯の花 onsan hananoyu] Onsan`s flower. ----- [温泉湯の花] : mineral [salt] encrustations left by hot springs. [温泉湯の花] can be only a pure and clean hot spring water. Im sorry about it.... More

Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Imagine a hot bath in the woods, next to a stream tumbling down a hillside, the trees are in full autumn colour, pinks, reds and golds in the late afternoon sun ... and it starts to gently snow. A true zen moment. And the tensions from hours of driving on the very narrow winding mountain roads just melt away. We... More

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yamamizuki, 고객 담당 매니저 at Yamamizuki, responded to this review

we are really appreacitate that your great review. Im happy you had good time Yamamizuki and enjoyed food. The beef is from Aso moutain. this area is famous for beef. Thank you for review again. More

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Address: Kurokawaonsen, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2402, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso-gun > Minamioguni-machi > Kurokawa Onsen
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Hot SpringOutdoor Hot SpringsOur alluring outdoor hot springs, which provide you the luxury of being one with nature along side a beautiful natural mountain stream, lush with trees is an experience worth encountering. The sound of the water trickling through the mountains while soaking in the hot springs is such an enriching experience that you will never want it to end. Enjoy the splendor of “Yamamizuki,” a symbol that cherishes nature and comfort. ... more   less 
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