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Amazing place to discover Japanese natural hot springs in the Kyushu countryside

Kurokawa Onsen is a beautiful small village in the Kyushu countryside about an hour from Mt Aso. If... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
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Our 2nd time

This is one of our favourite spots in Japan, we came here on our Honeymoon, and decided to bring... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Manganji Kurokawa Sakuradori, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

We cancel our stay in kurokawa as I felt the price too expensive, it's sgd500 without meal, we spend less than 30 mins to drive around but hardly see any restaurant for lunch, during winter we can't soak much in Onsen to prevent winter rash,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Kurokawa Onsen is a beautiful small village in the Kyushu countryside about an hour from Mt Aso. If you have never experienced Japanese hot springs before, Kurokawa is the perfect place in which to get acquainted with them. The village is small and has an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank estrangeiro8
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of our favourite spots in Japan, we came here on our Honeymoon, and decided to bring our parents here the following year. The whole place has a very relaxing atmosphere and perfect to unwind and get away from city life. There are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

I was initially sceptical that 3 onsen to visit on a pass is not a lot, but it was really enough for a day. I went to caves, oldest ryokan and onsen next to it with waters good for women. All were excellent! I’d recommend...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Elina21st
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The many teeny tiny Onsen-Ryokan really make you want to stay a night. Kurokawa Onsen is preciously secluded and you will need a car to get here. With the "3 Onsen" wooden badge you can pick 3 Onsen out of the 21 Onsen on offer,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We went to kurokawa onsen on april and stayed 2 nights there. Took the bus from higo ozu, glad we purchased the bus ticket in advance because it was full. We stayed at ryokan ichinoi and purchased nyutoo tegata. Went to yanamizuki, san-ai and yamabiko....More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Kumaboo
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Worth to spend the night here Very convenient to go by public bus, good onsen and ryokan in this small town, less crowded and touristy than Yufuin

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Pimprapai S
Reviewed 17 February 2018

熊本県阿蘇郡南小国町にあり、阿蘇山の北に位置した南小国温泉郷の一つ。全国屈指の人気温泉地として知られ、2009年版ミシュラン・グリーンガイド・ジャポンで、温泉地としては異例の二つ星で掲載。 ほとんどの旅館に露天風呂があって、温泉巡りができる「入湯手形」を購入することにより、3カ所まで選んで入湯可能。『手形』は旅館組合の事務所兼案内所で買える(絶対お得なので買うべき) ただし、2016年くらいから、 昔ほどのブランド力が落ちてきて、 魅力も少しづつ落ちつつあるのが正直な感想。 今一度、変革が必要な温泉エリア。 一度は行くべきだが、代わり映えないので リピートするかはあなた次第か。 It is located in Minamioguni-machi, Aso District, Kumamoto Prefecture, one of the Minamikosito hot-spring resort located in the north of Mt. Aso. Known as one of the most popular hot springs nationwide, it is a 2009 Michelin...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely town to visit. Was nice to walk around and enjoy the serenity of the place and imagine what it was like in the past, during the Edo period. Lots of walking paths and little shops to visit. Must try the mochi dessert shop Shirotamako...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

It was suggested to us that we hire a car & drive to Kurokawa from Hakata (Fukuoka) as it was difficult to reach, however we used the Highway Bus which took 2.5 hrs & was very convenient. The village does have free parking & a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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20 June 2018|
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Has anyone tried visiting Nabegataki Waterfalls while staying at Kurokawa Onsen? If I spent 2 nights at the Onsen, I reckon I will have some time to make a short day trip to the Waterfalls if it is not too far away. Is it... More
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19 July 2015|
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It is easy to get to - however you can only take the train as far as Aso, from them you need to take a bus from Aso station to Kurokawa Look on the web for the Sanko Bus portal site, and the Odan bus line to Kurokawa... More