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Aso No Shiki
Ryokan
  |   3030-2 Ichinomiyamachi Sakanashi, Aso 869-2611, Kumamoto Prefecture   |  
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Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels / Ryokan in Aso
4.0 of 5 stars 14 Reviews
Toulouse, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

When you don't have a car at Aso no Shikii, they don't call you a cab - they drive you! Wonderful hospitality, great food, lovely baths, if you want a genuine Japanese experience, this ticks all the boxes. When we left for the 30 minute trip to Kumamoto they pressed a " picnic lunch" into our hands - they knew more about Kumamoto than we did! Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a good Japanese Onsen Lodge which is near Aso (about 30-40 minute drive)with reasonable price. The lodge is furnished with many timber and local flowers. Instead of having traditional male and female onsen bath, it has four private onsen rooms sharing between the guests. The room is spacious and clear with fully equipped bathroom and complete in-room provision (including a safety box). The host lady in charge is very enthusiastic, caring and helpful. For the food, as usual, my package includes both breakfast and dinner. The first night dinner is a Japanese style BBQ with delicious seafood and beef. The second night is traditional Japanese feast, including mouth watering sashimi, grilled crab and local beef. The breakfast is also up to the standard. The host is also very considerate that she prepares the take away rice balls and local steam water every morning before we depart for our tour. In short, at this price level, this is a very good option for Japanese style accommodation if your want to visit Aso and nearby region.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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26 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We have visited this Ryokan several times and it is always the highlight of our trip. The traditional Japanese rooms are all really clean and well appointed and the staff are polite and courteous.

On arrival, you are served tea and cake and made to feel very welcome.

In the evening, it is always such a treat to be able to don your yukata and go down to the hot spa, followed by an amazing meal in the restaurant. In the restaurant you are given a selection of fish and meat to cook over a wood fire in the centre of your table and the food is absolutely delicious! The owner of the hotel is also happy to serve you a ladle sake from a beautiful bowl surrounded by flowers.

The breakfast is also quite an experience and one of the best beakfasts we had on our trip to Japan.

If you are visiting Aso you really should stay at this Ryokan. I would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

This traditional ryokan is a little gem. The food is terrific. If you eat in the dining room, you cook your food on a wood fire. The sashimi is terrific. Wonderful Japanese breakfast and dinner is included. There are four different hot baths each open to the outside. The traditional Japanese rooms are small but very comfortable. The owner speaks Englsh. The service is great. Very popular with Japanese families. It is 30 minutes from Aso San.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3030-2 Ichinomiyamachi Sakanashi, Aso 869-2611, Kumamoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso
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Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels / Ryokan in Aso
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Number of rooms: 16
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