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6431 Manganji, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun 869-2402 Kumamoto Prefecture
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#6 of 53 hotels in Minamioguni-machi
Wakaba Ryokan is a small and friendly,family-run Japanese- style inn near the centre of Kurokawa
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Hot spring bath
Baggage storage
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Open-air bath
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese


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Grade: 47 out of 100
16Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
147Reviews5Q+A6Room tips


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Elizabeth Sam wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore159 contributions35 helpful votes
A very cosy ryokan just beside the river and close to the centre of Kurogawa old town. We stayed in room 105 which was at the end of the ryokan and very quiet and private. They have a public and family onsen. Need to reserve the 50-min private onsen in advance and it is open until very late. The public onsen opens at 6.30am so if you are there early, you will have the whole onsen overlooking a bamboo forest all by yourself. Very therapeutic. Fantastic breakfast too.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
MulanOhBulan wrote a review Nov 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia139 contributions9 helpful votes
Lovely, friendly and attentive. Staff are very helpful. Staff Speaks sufficiently English to have everything run smoothly. Even help us wash away all the autumn leaves that covered our car. The checkin process is very detail and smooth. Although Mandarin is not our first language but the staff speaks fluently and easy to understand. Thank you for a great 3 days 2 nights. Love the rooms by the river with a private onsen.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Calon Lan wrote a review Sep 2019
Neath, United Kingdom66 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel blew me away. Stayed here for business for a couple of days and I was a pleasure. Very typical traditional Japanese hotel and rooms. My room overlooked the river and had a hot spring bath in my room which was incredibly relaxing. Rooms are spotlessly clean with all the comforts needed for a relaxing stay. Breakfast and dinner needs to be pre arranged when you arrive. Very nice breakfast and even better dinner (see pictures) all in all a very beautiful little place for a comfortable and relaxing stay with plenty of added extras, great staff and awesome food.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
JunOfCebuPhl wrote a review Sep 2019
Cebu City, Philippines117 contributions32 helpful votes
This is not my first time to onsen but this is my first for a private onsen. My wife and I were able to reserve not one but two private onsen times. Both were on different rooms. Our room was in the annex building and the rooms are much bigger in area. The only thing is it is several meters from the main building where the onsen and dining rooms are. There was no shower in the room so we had to take it from the main building. We were picked up at the bus stop (advance notice should be sent to the ryokan. The center of town is about 5 - 10 min walk. Love to come back.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Bigger rooms in annex building.
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Michael M wrote a review Jan 2019
Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia26 contributions22 helpful votes
This was my first stay at a ryokan, as I stayed in business hotels during all of my previous trips to Japan. I found the experience fascinating and delightful. Kurokawa Onsen is a charming town, and winter is in my experience an excellent time to be in Japan, as it's quiet, and the weather can be beautiful and clear, though cold. I found the Ryokan Wakaba to be delightful. My room overlooked the river, and had its own hot spring bath, which was excellent, as was the private bath which I tried on my first evening there; and the food, both at dinner and breakfast, was a rare treat. My room was well-heated and cozy, with all that I needed. Above all, the service was excellent, welcoming and friendly at all times. And as I drove away, the staff who had been looking after me stood in the roadway waving goodbye until I could no longer see them in the rear mirror: a very nice touch. I would love to stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: The rooms with their own hot spring baths are much to be commended.
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JapanKyushuKumamoto PrefectureAso-gunMinamioguni-machi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ryokan Wakaba
Which popular attractions are close to Ryokan Wakaba?
Nearby attractions include Kurokawa Jizoson (0.2 miles), Hirano Shoten (0.1 miles), and Fukuroku (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ryokan Wakaba?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Ryokan Wakaba?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ryokan Wakaba?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ryokan Wakaba?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ryokan Wakaba?
Conveniently located restaurants include Patisserie Roku, Warokuya, and Doradora.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ryokan Wakaba?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Ryokan Wakaba?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Aso shrine (9.0 miles), Kagamigaike Pond (5.2 miles), and Sakai No Matsuzaka No Ishidatami (7.9 miles).