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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Stayed 3 nights in Ayu no Sato (Ayu, name of a local fish). Very glad about the spacious room where we could open the windows and listen to the continuous rafting sound of the fast flowing Kuma river.
Pick-up service from station was good and we enjoyed the welcome drinks and "Coal-coated peanuts" on lobby lounge.
Public onsen for ladies was on 3/F and gentlemen on 5/F, which were supposed to be switched over on next day but it never happened.
Kaiseki dinner was served on 1/F Seiryu Sansui. Food quality was satisfactory, but they brought out all hot dishes while we were still eating the cold entree.
Cleanliness failed in this hotel as the basin was stained with brown slime and mold around the outlet drain. Paper towels container was also very dusty. If you need tourist information about the area, please never ever ask the male staff at the concierge or front desk. They would give lots of information but most of them was wrong. I once asked about how to...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

I stayed at Ayu no Sato Hotel in Hitoyoshi, with my parents and sister (and would also recommend the hotel for young couples), for 4 nights and that was not nearly long enough!! Our room had a balcony with a foot spa and a beautiful view of the Kuma river and the Hitoyoshi Castle ruins. There are 2 hot spring bath areas to choose from and each one has a different theme with indoor and outdoor baths of different sizes and temperatures. The breakfast buffet was wonderful with western and japanese choices and we also had dinner at the french restaurant in the hotel, which was fantastic!! Everything was just perfect. The staff were amazing, very helpfull and polite. Even though many of them did not speak english very well there was almost always someone available to translate, and when she was not available, the staff improvised by searching words online and doing everything they could to help. There are also many good restaurants in there area and the shochu factory is just around the... More 

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Established in 1941 and renovated in 2005, Ryokan Ayu no Sato features multiple indoor/outdoor hot spring baths, both Japanese and Western-style accommodations and free WiFi in public areas. Hitoyoshi Train Station is an 11-minute walk from the property. Air-conditioned rooms here are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and an electric kettle. Private bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms feature views of the mountains or river. At Ayu no Sato Ryokan, guests will find a sauna, a free shuttle service and a terrace. Other facilities offered include a concierge service, a shared lounge and a luggage storage service. The property also offers free parking. Kagoshima Airport is a 50-minute drive from the property. A free shuttle service is offered to/from JR Hitoyoshi Train Station and Hitoyoshi Interchange bus stop.Parking: 100 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ayu no Sato

Address: 30 Kokonoka-machi, Hitoyoshi 868-0004, Kumamoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Hitoyoshi > Hitoyoshi Onsen
Price Range: $144 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ayu no Sato 3.5*
Number of rooms: 73
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