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Yamabiko Ryokan

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6704 Manganji, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402 , Kumamoto Prefecture
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

My family stayed here for 2 nights to enjoy the famous onsen in Kurokawa. This is a beautiful ryokan with one of the best outdoor onsen (hot springs) in the village, and is a close walk from the main village. The staff are generally friendly and helpful as well. If you aren't used to traditional ryokan food, you might not... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Sincere and wonderful Hospitality greeted you the moment I started parking my car. The staff are all so friendly and helpful. Though English is not a way of communication, it is better if u understand a bit of Japanese. There are six individual onsen rooms of different design for you to choose from, in which u may locked up the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Due to the fact that I have to re-schedule my trip, I phoned to the hotel to ask for a booking on another day. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful, they helped me to reserve another room and arrange the refund. There is a balcony in my room, where I can enjoy a view of the river. The outdoor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Impeccable service and hotel staff are very friendly Japanese style room with breath taking view Staff are able to speak simple English EXQUISTE food are beautiful presented in all their meals They will assign a same staff to serve the meals every day The one who served us were extremely friendly though she speaks little English. She is always very... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Yamabiko has about 5 private onsen baths which guests can reserve for own use. Each bath has a different design & good view. It has each a man and woman bath plus an outdoor bath (man & woman separate) too. The ryokan itself is good enough for me to do onsen "hop-around". The staff are friendly and the meals are... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The big opne-air bath and many kinds of bath for family are available in this hotel, so you will be able to enjoy the hot spring. we could have good holiday because of good hot spring of this hotel.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A very well kept and sheik onset tucked away on the river banks - stayed for one night and throughly relaxed in the charming traditional Japanese rooms, the beautifully and thoughtfully designed outdoor onsen, and indoor facilities as well. I was continually impressed at how well kept the place was - it wasn't just clean, but cared for at a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We booked this particular ryokan partly because they have this lovely giant Newfoundland dog named Momo as their mascot, and partly because they have 8 different onsen on their property to choose from. We stayed in the Kikyou (the "Bellflower") room, an airy, spacious and spotlessly clean tatami room - but the oddest thing to us was that there is... More 

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Algiers, Algeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We went to this "modern" ryokan with friends. We enjoyed both the outdoor onsen as well as the "family" indoor onsen (some have a view of the river). Nice welcome by the staff, clean room with river view. The kaiseki dinner was very rich even though our Japanese friends thought the level of service was not up to speed since... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My family with 2 younger children stayed in Yamabiko Ryokan on July 16. Upon arrival, one of the staff came out and picked our luggage immediately. Afterwards, he showed us around the hotels. Although he could not speak fluent in English, I did appreciate his excellent service. Japanese Style Rooms are really big, clean and comfortable. Special "Kaiseki plan" are... More 

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Additional Information about Yamabiko Ryokan

Address: 6704 Manganji, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso-gun > Minamioguni-machi > Kurokawa Onsen
Price Range: $245 - $459 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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