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Kurokawa Onsen

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Address: Manganji Kurokawa Sakuradori, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
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onsen hopping wearing yukata!

a multitude of onsens. be sure to book a good one for a night. you can also buy an onsen-hopping pass for 1300 yen and try three different onsen.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a multitude of onsens. be sure to book a good one for a night. you can also buy an onsen-hopping pass for 1300 yen and try three different onsen.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You feel the zen as soon as you stop the car engine and open the door. The cicadas are deafening along with the rushing of the river that runs through this quaint little onsen town. Love a town where walking around in your yukata is status quo. I would definitely recommend a stopover here for a nite or two depending... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights at this hotspring town during 6-7 June 16. The town was very quiet probably coz we were there on weekdays. We drove out to the surrounding areas to visit farms and walking trails in the morning and only return to explore the town in the afternoon. It was a little tiring climbing all the stairs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

When we stayed here it was very quite because of the recent earthquake in Kumamoto. We saw no impact at all. I hope that business is not damaged for too long. This is a very pretty spot with great onsens and a brilliant patisserie.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Last month was not the best time to visit this beautiful and quaint onsen village. They are just recovering from 2 major earthquakes in Kumamoto and some shops are closed because of the disaster. We will be back again thou.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Ryokans joined connected by cobble stone street resembles corridors of an great Inn where individual ryokan resembles guests rooms. Fantastics idea of Onsen hopping ( Nyuto Tegata) is practised in this area. The 1,300 Yen Pass will enable one up to 3 visits to any of the 25 different rotenburo ( outdoor baths) There are caves bath, riverside and mountainside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Kurokawa Onsen located approx 3 hours from Fukuoka by the Nishitetsu Bus service (Tenjin Station) is a wonderful, peaceful piece of Japan. Far from crowded touristy areas, a river runs peacefully through the town, with old ryokan lining both sides of the river. Each ryokan will have it's own onsen, but the town has a system of "tegata" or wooden... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

A Very lovely onsen town. Unspoiled. The fact that it is not conveniently accessible by public transport from major cities helped to preserved its timeless charm. The 30+ onsen ryokans offer plenty of options for onsen hopping. The Yamamizuki which is up in the hill has a gorgeous out door onsen by the stream is stunning. Own transport is not... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Kurokawa onsen is not a crowded tourist spot due to its remote location, as it is only accessible by bus or car, not by train, or shinkansen. This has probably helped to preserve the heavenly nature of the small town (unpolluted). We took a bus from Hakata Bus Terminal, arriving at the Kurokawa bus station after 3 hours through a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a seriously wonderful place! It's an absolutely heavenly place of you love onsen. I stayed at Ryokan Wakaba and got the onsen-hopping pass. I cannot more strongly recommend this place. It's a bit tricky to get to (I had to reserve a spot on a bus from Yufuin (which has nothing on this place)) but it's soooo worth... More 

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