We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Kurokawa Onsen

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Manganji Kurokawa Sakuradori, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+81 967-44-0076
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 324 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Charming hotspring village

We visited Kurokawa Onsen in December. Other then the cold weather, we enjoyed walking around visiting various shops and hot springs. We found a small inn that offered onsen egg... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
jfu276
,
Boston, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

324 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 55: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Kurokawa Onsen in December. Other then the cold weather, we enjoyed walking around visiting various shops and hot springs. We found a small inn that offered onsen egg for 50 yen and free foot bath, which was great in such a cold day.

Helpful?
Thank jfu276
Ithaca, New York
Level Contributor
290 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kurokawa Onsen is the best thing for our trip. It is such a nice small village. Kurokawa Onsen is only accessible by bus. There are direct bus from Hakata, Kumamoto, Yufuin and Beppu and other places. Onsen Pass is Awesome!! It allows you to enter 3 different Onsen at 1300 yen. Yamamizuki and Kurokawaso is popular, yet beautiful, be prepare... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank TheNayzer
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a bore unless you are obsessed with spa hoping. It can be easily completed in less than an hour maybe even 30 mins. I mean how many spa can you really go in? Likely your hotel has a spa waiting for you at the end of a tiring day. So you wouldn't want to waste your precious... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stephen N
Laval, Pays de la Loire, France
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

I wanted to write Something about the tourist information center in Kurokawa Onsen because many people talk about where they stay but I wanted to add this information... the tourist information center is very helpful, patient...they have a kind of a boutique to sell product...and about the story, I had a problem with my credit card and they booked &... More 

Helpful?
Thank milane53
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
1,199 reviews
711 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 753 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

A lovely area with the river and geothermal activities around. The village itself is small so this can be done in half a day. Stroll and wander along the river and check out all the small shops as well as the ryokans. The main street of the village is small but cars do come up along here. It was pessimon... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tweetcoz
Hong Kong
Level Contributor
92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Came for a day trip and bought a onsen hopping pass to try three different onsens in an afternoon, which could be quite an interesting experience. One should first go to the visitor centre to buy the pass and get a map to select the three hotels. While there are some shops, there is no really that much to see.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Apple_HK
Bologna, Italy
Level Contributor
995 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

If you are planning to have a quiet and peaceful moment, this is the right place. Take your time in a ryokan and took a bath in an onsen..

Helpful?
1 Thank cisalpino777
Bangkok
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank BangkokBlues
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank Joey_SG
Level Contributor
51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank NicWang

Travelers who viewed Kurokawa Onsen also viewed

Oguni-machi, Aso-gun
Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture
 
Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun
 

Been to Kurokawa Onsen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kurokawa Onsen and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Kurokawa Onsen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?