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Sozankyo

145-1 Uchinomaki, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2301 , Japan (Asouchinomaki Onsen)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sozankyo was our base whilst exploring the Mount Aso area, and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. We stayed in a traditional tatami room with no bathroom. The room was quite spacious and had two rooms, toilet facilities and a small enclosed balcony area. There were several onsen on-site, including two private ones. The private onsen could... More

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Ryokan typifies what our family loves about Japan - fantastic warm hospitality. The location isn't perfect, but you son forget that after savouring the fantastic feast that was dinner coupled with great service. Stayed as a family with two teenage children. We all loved it.

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Tokyo, Japan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was our favorite ryokan in Kyushu: a beautiful traditional building with a contemporary feel to the interior design all beautifully finished. If you haven't stayed in this style of accommodation before the traditional tatami mat rooms may (on first appearance) seem basic - I can assure you that they are not - this is a traditional room in Japan... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had our first Ryokan experience in Sozankyo. The staff was very friendly and helpful and did everything to make our stay unforgetable. We had the traditional tatami room without bathroom, which was fun for the kids. So we booked the private bathroom as a family and had a Japanese bathing experience: pretty relaxed and definitely to recommend. The second... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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Singapore
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26 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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渋谷
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21 helpful votes 21 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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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14 helpful votes 14 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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Address: 145-1 Uchinomaki, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2301 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso > Asouchinomaki Onsen
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Number of rooms: 22
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