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Boasting 6 different hot spring baths, Kurokawa-So is a traditional ryokan accommodations 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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Kurokawa-So has been welcoming guests since Mar 21, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site

Open-air bath, ​Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath

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Room Type
2 twin beds
2 twin beds
3 futon beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Minamioguni
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  • Cho
    Hong KongHong Kong
    Staff are nice and helpful. I do have a relax and enjoyable trip when I stayed there! There’s not nearby restaurants or convenient store like 7-11, Lawson. Super recommend to stay here with dinner & breakfast too, that make me feel a perfect day....
  • Sharon
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    staff was really helpful and nice. The ryokan was beautiful and the onsen baths were beautiful. we took outdoor onsen baths with the snow falling. the food was delicious
  • Jatuporn
    Great service superb atmosphere and view Onsen is the best Perfect
  • Yan
    Hong KongHong Kong
    The room is very comfortable. We are impressed by the quality of service and food provided. A memorable stay!
  • Yael
    We slept in a room with a private bath, the views to the river from the balcony were fantastic. The hotel has a beautiful Japanese design, the dinner was one of the best we had in Japan. Everything was perfect.
  • Chatchanee
    Very nice and large outdoor bath. Fancy Kaiseki meal course in the room. Friendly and helpful staffs except the one who can speak English.
  • Elaine
    Excellent meal and service. Recommend to use family bath!
  • 里江子
    夕食が部屋食でくつろげました。 館内のレトロな内装が趣きがあってよかったです。 スタッフの方に翌日の観光ルートについてアドバイスを頂くことができ、自分の計画にかなり無理がありそうだったので、変更して無事に翌日を過ごすことができました。 露天風呂が素敵でした。 朝食がとても美味しかったです。
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
    온천이 넘 조용하고 넓어서 좋앗고 음식도 대접받는 느낌이어서 좋앗습니다 아침조식도 맘에 듭니다 담에 쿠로가와에 오면 다시 들리고 싶습니다
  • Miki
    食事が全ておいしかったです。 内風呂もあって、ベットのある洋室は隠れ家的で本当にリラックスできました。

Property questions and answers
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  • What time do I have to arrive for dinner?

    Thank you for inquiring. The last dinner starting time is 7:00pm. So we hope you to arrive here until then.
    Answered on 17 September 2019
  • Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?

    Thank you for inquiring. We cater for food allergies and religious reasons, but not for preferences.
    Answered on 17 September 2019
  • Does the Twin room come with an attached private hot spring bath?

    Dear guest. Thank you for your inquiry Yes In twin room case have in/out door bath Thank you
    Answered on 19 January 2020
  • What time are the communal baths available?

    There are 2 communal baths, one for only hotel staying guests that is available from 6:00am to 10:30am and from 3:00pm to 0:00am. The other for hotel guests and visitors is from 6:00am to 9:00pm.
    Answered on 6 September 2019
  • Do you accept solo travellers?

    I`m sorry Our hotel is from 2persons stay
    Answered on 23 March 2023

Area info *

Amenities of Kurokawa-So
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bath/Hot spring
  • Full-body massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Public Bath
  • Open-air bath
  • Hot spring bath
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

House rules

Kurokawa-So takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM


From 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa NICOS JCB Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted Kurokawa-So accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

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.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Kurokawa-So of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details 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.

FAQs about Kurokawa-So

  • Kurokawa-So offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Bath/Hot spring
    • Full-body massage
    • Open-air bath
    • Neck massage
    • Back massage
    • Public Bath
    • Hot spring bath

  • Room options at Kurokawa-So include:

    • Twin
    • Quad
    • Suite
    • Triple

  • Check-in at Kurokawa-So is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Kurokawa-So may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Kurokawa-So can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Asian

  • Kurokawa-So is 2.4 miles from the center of Minamioguni. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.