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9

Exceptional

117 reviews

117 reviews

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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Kurokawaso 70 m
Yamamizuki 1.9 km
Takefue 2.1 km
Meotodaki Fall 2.2 km
Manganji Temple 3.8 km
Tateiwa Suigen Park 4.1 km
Sanai Rest House 4.6 km
Kiyoracasa 6.8 km
Oshitoishi 7.9 km
Kunugiyu 8.3 km

Kurokawa-So

Manganji 6755-1, Kurokawa, Minamioguni, Japan, 869-2402 - See map

Experience a perfect ryokan stay here at Kurokawa-So. Conveniently situated in the Kurokawa part of Minamioguni, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Excellent room comfort & quality

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Sauna

Hot spring bath

Announcements by hotel (1)
Please inform Kurokawa-So in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas. Free pick-up service from the nearest bus stop is available if requested at time of booking. In order to prepare special amenities for men and women, guests are kindly requested to indicate the gender of each guest staying in the room in the Special Requests box when booking. Guests with children must inform the property at time of booking. Please specify how many children will be staying and their respective ages in the special request box.

Facilities

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Sauna

Coffee shop

Bar

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Value for money8.7
Location rating8.4

Rooms available at Kurokawa-So

Japanese-Style Standard Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 futons
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Japanese-Style House - Annex
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 4 futons
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Japanese-Style Suite with Open-Air Bath
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 3 futons and 2 single beds
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Japanese-Style Superior Room with Open-Air Bath
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 3 futons
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds
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Japanese-Style Deluxe Room with Open-Air Bath
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 4 futons
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Stateroom, Suite, Annex Beds Japanese Style - Smoking
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
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Superior Twin - Smoking
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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Japanese-Style House - Annex
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
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Japanese Style Room in Annex Building
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Kurokawa-So?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The ryokan offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Kurokawa-So?

A stay at Kurokawa-So also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the ryokan. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kurokawa-So has a car park that's close to the ryokan. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Kurokawa-So?

Kurokawa-So does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
117 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Facilities
9.1
Location
8.4
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More about Kurokawa-So

More about Kurokawa-So

Boasting 6 different hot spring baths, Kurokawa-So is a traditional ryokan accommodation nestled in a tranquil valley along the river. It features some Japanese-style guest rooms with tatami (woven-straw) flooring. The newly renewed bathing facilities on site provide staying guests with 8 different public baths including open-air baths and indoor public baths. The public baths for non-staying guests is separated from the baths for staying guests. A family bath is available for free as well. Guests can leave their luggage at the front desk after the check-out. In-room massages can be arranged at extra charge. A gift shop with original goods is on site. Spacious rooms at Kurokawa-So are fitted with a TV and a low table. Japanese-style rooms feature traditional futon bedding, while a Western room comes with beds. The property is a 90-minute drive from Kumamoto Airport, or a 50-minute drive from JR Aso Train Station. Kuju Flower Park is a 20-minute drive away. Free pick-up service from the nearest bus stop is available if requested at time of booking. Carefully prepared Japanese multi-course dinner can be enjoyed in the guest room. Breakfast is served at the large dining room.

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Amenities and facilities

Exceptional
Facilities

9.1

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

1 mention

Breakfast

1 mention

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Sauna
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machine
Swimming & soaking
  • Hot spring bath
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Kids meal
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Shuttle service

Location

Manganji 6755-1, Kurokawa, Minamioguni, Japan, 869-2402
Excellent
Location

8.4

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until19:00
  • Check-out from09:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Property announcements

Please inform Kurokawa-So in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas. Free pick-up service from the nearest bus stop is available if requested at time of booking. In order to prepare special amenities for men and women, guests are kindly requested to indicate the gender of each guest staying in the room in the Special Requests box when booking. Guests with children must inform the property at time of booking. Please specify how many children will be staying and their respective ages in the special request box.

Reviews of Kurokawa-So from real guests

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8.9
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10
Excellent
Cleanliness9.4
Facilities9.1
Location8.4
Service9.5
Value for money8.7
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8-9 Excellent (6)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
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Jun - Aug (5)
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10.0
Exceptional
Anupama from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Great break from busy life”

This hot spring village and this ryokan in particular was a oasis from the bustle of life and travel. The area is beautiful. We were there in early Decembe. The color of the trees was amazing. The people friendly, food delicious. The staff at the Ryokan spoke enough English for us to communicate. Definitely worth the visit. The traditional breakfast and dinner was amazing.

Reviewed December 03, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Nicholas from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

extremely satisfied”

top notch service, beautiful pools, delicious food extremely satisfied with the stay there

Reviewed January 04, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Busara from Thailand
Family with teens
Japanese-Style Standard Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

We love the Onsen very much, it is nice & clean and natural atmosphere ”

Our room is a Japanese type, it is old, I think we got into an old room with the front hotel view seein car parking at the balcony. Little disappointed

Reviewed April 12, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Mei from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Exceptional”

good service , perfect spa, 8 mins away from main street

Reviewed March 13, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Chee from Singapore
Group
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

The Hot Spring is among the best in Kurokawa Onsen area”

Besides the number of hot spring pools available, the size and cleanliness of the outdoor hot spring are really impressive!

Reviewed April 29, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Hong from Singapore
Couple
Japanese-Style Standard Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Nice quiet and peaceful onsen ryokan.”

Location is away from the rest of the onsen places in Kurokawa - so it's peaceful and relaxing from the crowd. Because it's away from the rest of the onsen places, so it is around 500m walk to the "shopping and restaurant" . You will need to look out for the hotel signage if you are driving.

Reviewed November 29, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Melisa from Canada
Couple
Japanese-Style House - Annex
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Great stay! Fabulous service!”

The onsen facility is amazing. We had a very relaxing stay. Dinner and breakfast provided tasted great!

Reviewed January 05, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Yat from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese-Style Standard Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Excellent Ryokan”

Very nice stay. Great food, very close to shopping street.

Reviewed June 22, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Martin from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2022

Awesome Experience”

The ryokan was beautiful, the staff was attentive and really friendly. The dinner and breakfast were top notch and the onsens are a treat.

Reviewed November 30, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
MIYUKI from Japan
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Exceptional”

食事がとても美味しかった。追加した馬刺しも最高の味でした。

Reviewed August 09, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
TADASHI from Thailand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

とってもいい感じの佇まいです”

30年以上も前に出来た宿なので建物の雰囲気、庭園の木々の年期と手入れ、蒸した苔、湯の花等々 時間の経過を感じさせてくれます。それでいてとても清潔でスタッフの対応も非常に良いと思います。お湯の質も良いと思います。日帰り温泉もあるですが、宿泊者とは別のお風呂になり、宿泊者ならではのワンランク上のおもてなしを感じる事が出来ます。値段は少々高くつきますが、値段に見合った宿だと思います。ただ、たまたまでしょうが夕方4時、5時になってもすぐ横で草刈りをしていて、草刈機の音がとんでもなく凄く、全ての雰囲気をぶち壊していました。ああいうのは朝11時から昼の3時くらいまでにしてもらいたいもんです。

Reviewed May 22, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Tsai from Taiwan
Family with teens
Japanese-Style Standard Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

離溫泉街及車站有一小段距離,要走”

服務非常好,溫泉及房間很棒! 雖然離逛街購物的地方有段距離但比較清幽,走去溫泉街可以欣賞大自然及當地之美!

Reviewed May 29, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
pik from China
Couple
Japanese-Style Standard Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

環境清幽雅致,溫泉舒服,有私人風呂(預約即可)”

位置比較難搵, GPS 行山路都對唔準位置。 職員有禮好客,熱情招呼,晚餐豐富到極。

Reviewed May 23, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Jeong from South Korea
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2022

1박 잘 하고 왔습니다.”

왜 다들 료칸 가는지 알겠습니다. 비싸니까 많이는 못가더라도 꼭 한번은 가볼만 한게 료칸이라고 생각되네요. 한국인 직원분도 계셔서 더 편했어요. 아침은 식당에서 먹었지만 저녁은 방으로 가져다주셨어요. 료칸 설명에 방으로 가져다 주는 내용이 없었던거같은데 가서 얘기듣고 엄청 좋았음.. 식당도 말이 식당이지 큰 창으로 바깥 정원이 넓게 보여서 식당에서 먹는 것도 좋았습니다. 짱짱맨

Reviewed December 01, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
KIM from South Korea
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2022

가을.. 단풍이 너무 멋진곳...”

첫날 숙소 찾는다고 조금 헤매였으나 숙소는 만족함. 가을, 단풍이 너무 멋졌던곳....

Reviewed November 13, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
DONGHA from South Korea
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in October 2022

최고입니다”

조식 석식 물도 좋고 환경굿!!!

Reviewed November 05, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
정미 from Japan
Couple
Japanese-Style Suite with Open-Air Bath
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

최고의 노천탕 ”

일본에 거주하는여행객입나다~직원분ㄹ도 친절하고 요리도 맛있고 특히나 객실에딸려있는 노천탕이 최고였어요~ 27년을 일본에서 거주하면서 여러군데 온천을 다녔지만 정말 만족하는곳입나다~코로나 안정되면 한국에 부모님모시고 꼭 다시 올겁니다~^^

Reviewed May 02, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
BEA from South Korea
Group
Japanese-Style Standard Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

노천탕이좋아요”

카이세키랑노천탕이 너무좋아요ᆞ조식은 조금 만족도가떨어지네요

Reviewed January 11, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
JIYOUNG from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

편안한 여행 감사드립니다”

깨끗한 시설과 온천물도 너무 좋았습니다 한국어를 하시는 직원이 계셔서 지내는 동안 전혀 불편함이 없었습니다 항상 미소로 응대해주셔서 너무 좋은 기억만 갖고 왔습니다 주차장을 찾지 못해서 헤메기는 했는데 다음에 가게되면 더 빨리 찾을 수 있을것 같습니다 ^^

Reviewed March 25, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Borim from South Korea
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

깔끔하고 쾌적합니다.”

일부 리모델링되서 깔끔합니다. 한국어 가능한 직원도 있고, 송영버스 서비스 됩니다. 쿠로가와 마을 중심가에서 가장 먼 곳으로 보이나 도보로 다 이동 가능합니다. 가족탕 3곳, 호텔투숙자용, 온센메구리용 3군데 있는데 깔끔하니 관리가 잘 되는 거 같습니다. 추천해요. 가이세키 저희 입맛에는 좋았습니다 ^^

Reviewed January 16, 2019

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