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里の湯 和らく Satonoyu-Waraku

Satonoyu-Waraku / Kumamoto Kurokawa・Tsuetate 71


A high quality hot spring inn just for two, hidden deep in Kurokawa.

Each room is built uniquely and every room has a spacious hot spring bath and wooden deck.

The hot spring uses water drawn up from the ground (waters are diluted with ground water due to high temperatures). If you open the windows, the green of the mountains and the mutter of the clean, flowing water will bring you all the more relaxation.

The bathhouse some distance from the rooms is another charm. We have individual bath holes as well as an open air bath absorbed in the colors of the season. The nebulous waters are filled with natural salts and well reputed as being gentle on the skin.

Dinner is served in an open kitchen, rare in mountain inns. The chef’s talents prepare vegetables grown in the grand nature of Aso and seafood from Asakusanada, giving the feeling of a performance.

In this hot spring inn for adults in the mountains of Kurokawa, we invite you to experience a special time for two.      
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Accommodations that represent their respective prefectures and that are worth visiting when you are in the area.

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Other Facilities4.4/5

Mr./Ms. M.N(48)

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[Japanese and Western style room] Half open air bath with diluted hot spring waters

東京羽田空港から熊本阿蘇空港に向かおうと あいにく阿蘇山の噴火で欠航 東京品川で1泊して次の日福岡空港から 阿蘇ファームランドに向かいましたが 辿り着くまでに渋滞渋滞渋滞で疲れて しまいました しかしこの旅行は運がないと諦めてい... Read more 東京羽田空港から熊本阿蘇空港に向かおうと あいにく阿蘇山の噴火で欠航 東京品川で1泊して次の日福岡空港から 阿蘇ファームランドに向かいましたが 辿り着くまでに渋滞渋滞渋滞で疲れて しまいました しかしこの旅行は運がないと諦めていたら 黒川温泉の和楽さんに泊めさせて頂き 部屋、部屋風呂、朝夜料理、接客 全て満点!地獄から天国に心が満たされました 料理作っている料理長は1人で全部こなすらしく 段取りといい味といい抜群でした また熊本黒川温泉のこの和楽さんに 是非愛する妻とリピートしたいです 素敵な旅館に 出会えて本当に嬉しかった ありがとうございました

From Tokyo Haneda Airport to Kumamoto Aso Airport Canceled due to eruption of Mt. Aso Overnight at Shinagawa, Tokyo and the next day from Fukuoka Airport I went to Aso Farmland Tired of traffic jams until you get there I ended up But if this travel gave up luck Let me stay at Kurakawa Onsen Waraku Room, room bath, morning and night food, customer service Everything is perfect! Heart filled from hell to heaven The chef who is cooking is all alone The setup, good taste and excellent Also to Kazumoto Kurokawa Onsen I want to repeat with my beloved wife A nice inn I was really happy to meet you Thank you very much

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Mr./Ms. M.T(61)

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Japanese/Western-style Room with Hot Spring Bath Horigotatsu

食事もお風呂も大変満足しました。食事中妻が急に体調が悪くなったときには、すぐに駆けつけて対応いただき有りがたかったです。妻も大変感謝していました。おかげさまで、大変楽しく過ごせることができました。機会があれば、今度は雪の景色を見にお邪魔した... Read more 食事もお風呂も大変満足しました。食事中妻が急に体調が悪くなったときには、すぐに駆けつけて対応いただき有りがたかったです。妻も大変感謝していました。おかげさまで、大変楽しく過ごせることができました。機会があれば、今度は雪の景色を見にお邪魔したいと思ってます。

The food and bath were very satisfying. When my wife suddenly became unwell during the meal, I was grateful to rush to respond immediately. My wife was very grateful. Thanks to you, I was able to spend a lot of fun. If there is a chance, I would like to get in the way of seeing the snow scenery.

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Mr./Ms. A.K(64)

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Japanese/Western-style Room with Hot Spring Bath

食事が抜群に美味しくて、久しぶりに感動させていただきました。 また近々絶対に行きたいと思わせてくれた宿です。 お風呂も適温で、肌触りがよく気持ちよく、主人は1時間も野天風呂に入っていて「倒れているんじゃないか?」と心配になったほどです。... Read more 食事が抜群に美味しくて、久しぶりに感動させていただきました。 また近々絶対に行きたいと思わせてくれた宿です。 お風呂も適温で、肌触りがよく気持ちよく、主人は1時間も野天風呂に入っていて「倒れているんじゃないか?」と心配になったほどです。 部屋が4にしたのはちょっと暗いかなと思ったからです。 お風呂が4なのは主人が洞窟風呂はちょっと・・言っていたからですが、私は落ち着けていいと思いました。 主人は「この自然が見える場所だったらもっと開放的に見張らせる方がいいんじゃないか」と言っています。 どちらにしても二人ともとても満足させていただきました。 ありがとうございました。

The meal was exceptionally delicious and I was impressed after a long time. It is an inn that made me want to go again soon. The bath is also at the right temperature, feels good, and the husband has been in the open-air bath for an hour and is worried that he may have fallen. I thought the room was 4 because it was a bit dark. The reason why the number of baths is 4 is that my husband told me a little about cave baths, but I thought I could settle down. The master said, “If it is a place where you can see this nature, it would be better to keep it open.” Either way, both were very happy. Thank you very much.

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6351-1 Manganji, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoton  [View map]

check-in / check-out time

15:00 / 11:00

CI/CO time may be different depending on plan.

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Number of guest rooms

11 room(s)


The restaurant Muginoka is exclusive for the use of hotel guests.

There is an open kitchen on the 1st floor and half private rooms on the 2nd floor (3 rooms), where you can enjoy dinner and breakfast.

Please enjoy seasonal dishes that are particular about seasonal ingredients.
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Waraku's hot springs are nebulous. They are filled with natural salts that occasionally change their color and are popular for their gentleness on the skin. Another charm is that you can bathe in waters at the perfect temperature 24 hours a day. The public open-air bath and anayu baths alternate between genders on a time rotation. (Please note that there are no shower facilities at the open-air or anayu baths. Please take your time enjoying the hot springs.)

Quality: Sulfur-containing sodium chloride sulfate spring
Effective on fatigue recovery, stiff shoulder, stiffness, and neuralgia, but it is said to be especially good for cuts, burns, etc. It is gentle to the skin.
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~ For relaxing comfortably ~
Waka 's "Yukata" triple weave tailored "Pajamas" are original wears. During the summer the sweat passes right through and the fabric wraps warmly to keep you warm in the winter. There are many customers who purchase these after their stay. 

Internet (LAN available)
Because we are located within the mountains, radio waves are not good for some carriers. Please contact us in advance if you would like the latest information.
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・This inn is exclusively for pairs. We do not accept guests of age 12 or younger. 
・There are steps from the main building into the guest rooms and on the road to the open air bath. We ask your understanding.
・The bath fee of 150 yen is not included in the posted rate.
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  • Bath tax
  • Children allowed
  • Room service
  • Transportation service
  • Parking area
  • Hot spring
  • Fresh hot spring
  • Room with outdoor spa
  • Public spa
  • Private spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Esthe/Spa facility
  • Fitness facility
  • Barrier free
  • 5 min walk from station
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast in room
  • Dinner in room
  • Open air bath
  • Night view
  • Ocean view
  • Cottage
  • Coupon

The accommodation features are general descriptions of the facility. The amenities and breadth of service will differ between each accommodation. For details, please confirm directly with the accommodation.


Access by public transportation.

From Kumamoto Station or Kumamoto Airport: take the Trans-Kyushu bus to Kurokawa Onsen.
From Hakata Station or Fukuoka Airport: take the direct bus to Kurokawa Onsen.

6351-1 Manganji, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoton

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