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Sozankyo

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145-1 Uchinomaki, Aso 869-2301 , Kumamoto Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Neuchâtel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The place from outside does not look so good, but the interiors are amazing. It is like if they put together an old ryokan (part of the building is very old), with a modern concrete building that inside is completely traditional. The staff is very gentle, speak a good English and made our stay really amazing. You can get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Stayed at this traditional Japanese ryokan for one night during our 7 days' visit in Kyushu. It was fun experiencing some of the Japanese lifestyle, such as wearing the yukata and sleeping on tatami mats. We were offered to use one of the 2 private onsens for 40 minutes at no extra charge. The private onsen was good but we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a japanese room with a lovely garden view. It was calming to just sit and look out to the garden. When we arrived, an uncle staff came and helped us with our luggage. Finding the place was easier and so was parking at their premises. We booked the private outdoor onsen upon check in and this was one... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What an amazing place and a brilliant experience for those of us less knowledgeable about the do's and don't of ryokan. The staff and service are immaculate and there are even helpful instructions in English about onsen and yukata protocols. The room I had was fabulous. There are private onsen if the public ones are not your thing. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We were there in mid-Dec with car. We stayed in a tatami room with no shower and bath inside. The service was wonderful from the moment we stepped in. WILL DEFINITELY be back again and will bring my family back in the future. Pre-arrival - we have special meal request and some questions through email and they were responsive. Arrival... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I spent one night in this ryokan. When I first saw the ryokan from outside, I thought it was a small ryokan. Howver, after I got in, I changed my mind. The lobby was very big with many corners. There was my name tag on the shelf where I could keep my shoes. The service was excellent and all staff... More 

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