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Sozankyo

145-1 Uchinomaki, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2301 , Japan (Asouchinomaki Onsen)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Tokyo, Japan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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150 reviews 150 reviews
42 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
74 helpful votes 74 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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10 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Address: 145-1 Uchinomaki, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2301 , Japan
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso > Asouchinomaki Onsen
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