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145-1 Uchinomaki, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2301 , Japan (Asouchinomaki Onsen)
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Ranked #2 of 16 Aso B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
42 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I was a bit unsure about staying here. The rooms have no private shower and I am not a youth hostel type of guy. Of course this place isn't cheap and out of my week trip to Kyushu Island this was the most expensive accommodation. Free parking was available right beside the Ryokan and on entry it had a bit... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Sozankyo really impressed us. The staff who welcomed us spoke very good English and we were ushered to a table at the lobby for checkin, registration and our special welcome brew. The setting there was tastefully done - simple yet with class. The private Onsen was very enjoyable and they provided horse-oil locations at the shower which really pampers the... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

It feels very convenience the spa which is connected the guest room. Every time go to the spa when I want to feel. The hot water is every time flowing. Privete dinner room has the scenary of Japanese garden. Serviced good taste of SashimI, Beef , Karasshi-rencon. The welcome drink is real Japanese tea called maccya, good taste. Syoucyu bar... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Sozankyo is a well-maintained ryokan-style accommodation that is ideal for Aso. It is located in a small town about 10 minute bus ride from Aso JR station. There is nothing much to say about the small town, but it is nice and cozy (i.e. don't expect any colorful night life here). The onsen is very nice and clean. The bus... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

An OK place with standard Ryokan experience. What we like was the food there which is first-rate, especially the beef. The dining room staff members are courteous. The onsen offers quality products. Still, there are some other ryokans that provide you with something less but you feel right at home.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We got to this ryokan by taxi from Aso station, it cost us about 800 Yen. There is a bus but it runs irregularly. Upon arrival we were offered some tea in the lobby. This ryokan is very cosy with traditional Japanese atmosphere. We were asked if we would like use the private bath (2 different baths available) which we... More

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Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Everything was perfect at Sozankyo. The service was impeccable and the room was spacious with nice decor. Seriously, there's nothing I can complain about Sozankyo especially they only host a small number of guests every day and they do make an effort to make us feel at home (striking up conversations and walked us through their facilities) Getting there (without... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We went to the Sozankyo ryokan, in Uchinomaki (North-West of the caldera) in April 2012. I assume there are buses going to Uchinomaki, but I'm not sure; it's possible one has to alight at Uchinomaki train station, which is not in Uchinomaki centre either. The information can probably be gathered in the Aso Tourist Office, which is also very handy... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

I decided to travel to Aso-shi to check out Mount Aso, an active volcano. I chose to stay at Sozankyo because I wanted to stay at a ryokan at at onsen nearby. My pre-trip research indicated that Uchinomaki Spa (where Sozankyo is located) was located relatively close to Aso train station, and public transit provided provided relatively inexpensive access to... More

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NSW Australia
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14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

My daughter and I arrived in Japan (Osaka) the day after the disaster. We were not sure what to expect but it was business as usual from Osaka south and east. Our travel was not impacted by the quake/tsunami at all. Japanese people are very concerned about how tourism will be affected, so please don't cancel your trip; go and... More

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Address: 145-1 Uchinomaki, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2301 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso > Asouchinomaki Onsen
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