Only a 5-minute walk from the center of Kurokawa hot-spring district, Ryokan Ichinoi offers Japanese-style accommodations with Japanese Yukata robes. Guests can relax in the indoor and outdoor hot-springs baths and enjoy traditional multi-course meals. Kurokawa Onsen Bus Stop is a 10-minute walk away. The air-conditioned rooms feature a tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. A flat-screen TV, a fridge and a safety deposit box are included in each. Rooms come with a private toilet but bathrooms are shared. Free WiFi is available at the lobby and guests can request massages for an extra cost. A private hot-springs bath can be reserved for an additional fee and local gifts can be purchased at the souvenir shop. Seasonal ingredients are served with the traditional multi-course dinners and a Japanese set-menu is served for breakfast. All meals are served in a shared dining room. Ichinoi Ryokan is a 30-minute drive from Kongoho-ji Temple and a 25-minute drive from Mangan-ji Temple. Kuju Ski Resort is a 40-minute drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Ryokan Ichinoi has been welcoming guests since Aug 22, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site

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


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  • Minhee
    South KoreaSouth Korea
    great hot springs and clean facilities, very comfortable and cozy! room was very spacious and well maintained. staff was extremely helpful and easy to talk to, dinner and breakfast was exceptional. great value and 100% recommend & would visit again!
  • Amonrei
    As expected from Ryokan, staff are beyond great. Place is a bit further up the hill but the view is nice. Nice Onsen too. Cheaper than the rest as well.
  • Kulbinder
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Everything. This is a piece of heaven on earth. The small village is beautiful and serene. The Ryokan was perfect. The staff fantastic. The onsen (4 private and 1 public) superb. And the keisaki meals were awesome. I will return here on my next trip.
  • Courtney
    - the area itself is in a beautiful place. The hotel also has a very nice atmosphere. - the bathhouse was amazing. Had both indoor and outdoor baths and also private ones you can book for an additional price - the staff are very nice - very good...
  • Karl
    The hot spring is really hot. The food is special and exquisite. The location makes it easy to visit the town or go for a walk in the nature.
  • Nathan
    Super lovely staff who took the time to help me figure out restaurants and also went the extra mile when my bus was cancelled due to monsoon in all of kyushu, informing me and helping me figure out what my options were. We decided together what my...
  • Marisa
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great staff and service during the entire duration of our stay. The hotel provided pick up and drop-off service from the bus stop which was very kind. They even went out of their way to help us retrieve a phone that was left on the bus. The room...
  • Suwimon
    So kindly warm welcome from staffs. Onsen and room is impressed. Good time memories here.
  • Lachlan
    Staff were amazing, free pick up and drop from the bus stop and free pineapple water
  • J
    Wonderful room and extremely comfortable futons. The dinner and breakfast was delicious with variety of flavours, textures and ingredients. Personal favourite was the steamed egg. Onsen itself was large and peaceful away from the main road with...

Property questions and answers
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  • What time are the communal baths available?

    Bathing time at the communal bath is from PM15: 00 to PM23: 00 In the morning, it will be from AM7: 00 to AM9: 00.
    Answered on 18 October 2019
  • Is there a bus to your hotel from Beppu Station? I would like to stay in November

    If you travel from Beppu to Yufuin Station, there is a Kyushu Crossing bus. I think it's better to make a reservation.
    Answered on 3 September 2023
  • Are tattoos allowed in female communal baths?

    We've had a lot of people come to us so far, and they haven't had any particular problems with their tattoos, so I don't think there will be any problems.
    Answered on 3 September 2023
  • Hello Is there any buses from Kumamoto to your hotel? I would like to stay June 9-10 Thank you

    この度は、お問い合わせありがとうございます。 現在、熊本から黒川温泉への直通バス及びローカルバスは、6月1日から当面の間運休との事でしてバスはございません。手段としましては、阿蘇駅からレンタカーもしくはタクシーしかございません。 何卒、ご検討よろしくお願い申し上げます。
    Answered on 6 June 2021
  • hi, I will be staying at your hotel on 20 November. how to go to your hotel from nearest train or bus station? is there a hotel shuttle bus? thank u

    There are buses from Fukuoka and Kumamoto, so please use them. There is a shuttle to and from the Kurokawa Onsen bus stop, so please be sure to let us..
    Answered on 3 September 2023
  • Are tattoos allowed in the public baths? Do you have hours for mixed gender in the public baths?

    お問い合わせありがとうございます。 今まで沢山の方にお越しいただきましたが、他のお客様からご意見をいただいた事はございませんので大丈夫だとは思いますが、もしご心配でしたら貸切風呂(45分/1000円)もございます。 何卒、ご検討よろしくお願い致します。
    Answered on 6 June 2021
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Amenities of Ryokan Ichinoi
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Lockers
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Baggage storage
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • Safe
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    • Public Bath
    • Open-air bath
    • Hot spring bath
    Languages Spoken
    • Japanese

    House rules

    Ryokan Ichinoi takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM


    From 8:00 AM to 10:00 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 not allowed.

    Crib and extra bed policies

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

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card JCB Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted Ryokan Ichinoi accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Please note that check-in is strictly until 19:00. Guests arriving after 19:00 must inform the property in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

    The hotel has a curfew at 23:00. Guests cannot enter or leave the hotel after this time.

    All children 13 years old and below are not accepted to stay at the property.

    Please note that restaurants around the area are limited and may close early in the evening. Dining options may be difficult to find after this time.

    Guests must check in by 7:00 PM to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    FAQs about Ryokan Ichinoi

    • Check-in at Ryokan Ichinoi is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • Ryokan Ichinoi offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Open-air bath
      • Hot spring bath
      • Public Bath

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

    • Ryokan Ichinoi is 2.8 miles from the center of Minamioguni. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Ryokan Ichinoi include:

      • Quad