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Sozankyo

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145-1 Uchinomaki, Aso 869-2301 , Kumamoto Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a place in Aso, I must say it's really nice. I spend the package for the dinner and breakfast. The onsen for individual are free but you must book at check in. I like the one air. Dinner is really nice. Personalise menu. I ended up fairly happy except for 1 thing, the Internet repeated outside my room doesn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

It is a rather small boutique onsen hotel with limited public facility. Location is a bit boring, not much around the area. Room condition is mediocre, not much view. limited TV channels. onsen quality is ok. Dinner and breakfast are delicious. Price is rather reasonable. Overall, not a bad experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We spent a night here. They are very proud of their hotel and provide a typical Japanese experience, with service and attentiveness that is much more than most Americans are accustomed to, but typical of most Japanese establishments. However, Sozankyo is more of a minshuku than a ryokan (one step lower). Using a checklist, they hit all the points –... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

We booked 3 rooms and requested soft food for one of our friends due to a medical condition. However, this was not prepared for him and when we asked for something soft like porridge, they said they don't have. He ended up not eating half of the food. The rooms allocated to us were on the 3rd floor. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Simply the best. I've been to many ryokan across japan. Still yet to find another one to make par with Sozankyo! Dinner and bf served in the dining hall. Absolutely fantastic quality of food, presentation and service. Japanese style room is nicely decorated and well kept. Above all, it's reasonably priced. Great value for money. Book with them and look... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

if we would not have stayed at a ryokan in kumakaro the day before we might have judged this rykon differently. the doors to and in the room as well as some building parts are made of fake or artificial wood.all doors and some sealings are to low for "normal european size". wifi does not or a very short while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

We had stayed in more expensive onsen hotels the nights before in different parts of Kyushu and we must say this hotel was highly comparable to those but for much better value. Our one night stay included two meals. We very much enjoyed the cuisine made from fresh local produce. The service from the staff was also excellent. Remember to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Excellent value for the cost. Great service, food and staff. Menu was translated in English, which is not often the case in these Ryokans. One of the most peaceful place ever...nothing to complain about. I will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed three nights in this hotel in August 2015. We wanted something nice, relaxing and also close to Mt Aso. Sozankyo fits perfectly this wish. The staff was really helpful and friendly. In this area of Japan many things are not translated and they take time to explain step by step which bus to take, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stayed in the traditional Japanese room. The staff here speaks good English. Explained to us on the poetry meaning etc. The onsen is quite hot (55 degrees) but a little run down. The dinner and breakfast here are awesome. Served in traditional way. The ryokan is conveniently located. There is only 1 bus that goes to Mount Aso and... More 

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