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Excellent day out

I was initially sceptical that 3 onsen to visit on a pass is not a lot, but it was really enough... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elina M
Invermoriston, United Kingdom
The most magical Onsen Experience of my life

The many teeny tiny Onsen-Ryokan really make you want to stay a night. Kurokawa Onsen is preciously... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
Bonn, Germany
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Manganji Kurokawa Sakuradori, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was initially sceptical that 3 onsen to visit on a pass is not a lot, but it was really enough for a day. I went to caves, oldest ryokan and onsen next to it with waters good for women. All were excellent! I’d recommend...More

1  Thank Elina M
Reviewed June 1, 2018

The many teeny tiny Onsen-Ryokan really make you want to stay a night. Kurokawa Onsen is preciously secluded and you will need a car to get here. With the "3 Onsen" wooden badge you can pick 3 Onsen out of the 21 Onsen on offer,...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We went to kurokawa onsen on april and stayed 2 nights there. Took the bus from higo ozu, glad we purchased the bus ticket in advance because it was full. We stayed at ryokan ichinoi and purchased nyutoo tegata. Went to yanamizuki, san-ai and yamabiko....More

1  Thank Kumaboo
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Worth to spend the night here Very convenient to go by public bus, good onsen and ryokan in this small town, less crowded and touristy than Yufuin

2  Thank Pimprapai S
Reviewed February 17, 2018

熊本県阿蘇郡南小国町にあり、阿蘇山の北に位置した南小国温泉郷の一つ。全国屈指の人気温泉地として知られ、2009年版ミシュラン・グリーンガイド・ジャポンで、温泉地としては異例の二つ星で掲載。 ほとんどの旅館に露天風呂があって、温泉巡りができる「入湯手形」を購入することにより、3カ所まで選んで入湯可能。『手形』は旅館組合の事務所兼案内所で買える(絶対お得なので買うべき) ただし、2016年くらいから、 昔ほどのブランド力が落ちてきて、 魅力も少しづつ落ちつつあるのが正直な感想。 今一度、変革が必要な温泉エリア。 一度は行くべきだが、代わり映えないので リピートするかはあなた次第か。 It is located in Minamioguni-machi, Aso District, Kumamoto Prefecture, one of the Minamikosito hot-spring resort located in the north of Mt. Aso. Known as one of the most popular hot springs nationwide, it is a 2009 Michelin...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Lovely town to visit. Was nice to walk around and enjoy the serenity of the place and imagine what it was like in the past, during the Edo period. Lots of walking paths and little shops to visit. Must try the mochi dessert shop Shirotamako...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed December 21, 2017

It was suggested to us that we hire a car & drive to Kurokawa from Hakata (Fukuoka) as it was difficult to reach, however we used the Highway Bus which took 2.5 hrs & was very convenient. The village does have free parking & a...More

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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

A nice Onsen town south of Japan. You will need to love Onsen to be here. Go to visitor office and pay 1300 yens, you will have ticket to enter three Onsen in about more than 30 onsen in the ryokan. The best place to...More

1  Thank Santhiti T
Reviewed November 22, 2017

this was by far one of the best onsen experience i had in japan. the town is small and walkable (one round about town was at most 30-45 mins). not many shops and eateries around but tons os ryokans and onsen. the interesting thing is...More

2  Thank silverspire
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

It is such a nice place!! We did some onsen already in japan but i think it is my favorite so far! The village is gorgeous and the onsen really nice! Shops and food is also very nice! I really recommand this thermal villge

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June 20, 2018|
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Has anyone tried visiting Nabegataki Waterfalls while staying at Kurokawa Onsen? If I spent 2 nights at the Onsen, I reckon I will have some time to make a short day trip to the Waterfalls if it is not too far away. Is it... More
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It is easy to get to - however you can only take the train as far as Aso, from them you need to take a bus from Aso station to Kurokawa Look on the web for the Sanko Bus portal site, and the Odan bus line to Kurokawa... More