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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a small friendly ryokan in the centre of Kurokawa about 10 minutes walk from the bus stop. All the bedrooms overlook the river and the sound of rushing water is very soothing at night. My daughter, husband and I shared a spacious and spotless Japanese style room with extremely comfortable futons and quilts. We also had our own...

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Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I went with my boyfriend in June 2016, it was a great experience for both of us - the environment is decent and quiet, the service is good and the staff there are friendly. They have arranged pick up services for us atbus stop on arrival and when leaving. The meals are also good, and the location is convenient -...

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Sheffield
Reviewed April 2, 2016

The staff are really friendly and although their English is limited they all try very hard, surprisingly they know the name of the majority of the food. It is and feels very authentic. It feels like you have stepped in to an old Japanese movie. The onsen is great and there is a choice of outdoors and private onsen. It...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stayed here with a grown up family of 5 and enjoyed the onsen passport system where you can walk the town and try three onsens. We loved the town, very beautiful and our chosen onsen experiences were amazing. Hotel and hospitality at the hotel, as well as decent sized rooms make this place exceptional we had japanese style rooms which...

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Verwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was one of the nicest properties we stayed in during our trip to Japan. There is a small car park beside the ryokan which has around 13 rooms. I understand that like ours, all of them face over the small stream which runs behind the property. The room was very spacious and beautiful. It had a private sink and...

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Hat Yai, Thailand
Reviewed January 7, 2015

In the middle of Kurokawa onsen area. Wonderful onsens with a few nice private ones. Okay meals. Hard to find food in the area. The owner didn't know English and she seemed not to really be interested in our needs. Didn't accept credit card.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
Reviewed November 24, 2014

Our family (8 seniors) spent our last night of our 8 days 7 nights self drive trip of Kyushu at Yumotoso and it is a lovely place to end the journey. From the elegant traditional dinner and breakfast, to the indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, to sleeping on tatami, it is definitely a full Japanese cultural immersion. We wore...

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London
Reviewed April 5, 2014

My wife and I spent three nights at this ryokan during a recent trip to Kyushu. The location is fantastic, right in the middle of the town next to the river. Our room faced the water and was clean and comfortable. The best on-site onsen baths are the outdoor single-sex ones, there are three private baths too but they're indoor...

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Santo Domingo
Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I spent one night here and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It's hard to find faults. The ryokan is beautifully decorated in a cosy, "rustic" style and is in a great position near the centre of the village and next to the river. All the rooms face the river and the sound of the running water was most...

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on Shimokawabata Street in KurokawaOnsen. A millwheel welcomes guests at the entrance. Besides regular Roten buro(open-air bath), we have three baths available for exclusive use to our guests without reservation and charge. Also we have indoor baths separately for men and women. There are three other specially recommended Roten buro(open-air bath) - Kajikanoyu with a beautiful river view, Okeburo with traditional Japanese bathtubs and Ajisainoyu surrounded by a bamboo grove. Our spa water comes directly from the spring. All twelve guest rooms and spa baths are facing the river. Just relax in silence and enjoy the sounds of the river. Creative Japanese dinners are prepared with seasonal delicacies including famous Higo beef, black pork, fresh yamame fish and various locally grown organic vegetables. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ryokan Yumotoso

Address: 6700 Manganji, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso-gun > Minamioguni-machi > Kurokawa Onsen
Price Range: $272 - $551 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“If you get a room next to the reception/lounge you can get WiFi in your room.”
 of 5 bubbles Pokyyy, Apr 2, 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms look over the stream behind the property”
 of 5 bubbles P4lin, May 10, 2015 | Read review
“We had 2 rooms with Western beds for family members who have difficulty sleeping at floor level. But with only 12 rooms in the ryokan, that kind of rooms are limited.”
 of 5 bubbles Chanigan, Nov 24, 2014 | Read review
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