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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 groundwater 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. A.K(64)

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Japanese-Western Room + Hot Spring Bath

9月にお世話になった時も全てに感激しましたが、今回もとても感動しました。 もちろんお料理は全部素晴らしく、特に玉葱のムースや百合根のスープは秀逸でした。 食事の後の草履を履いたときの暖かさは、その心使いに感動しました。 和室の明るさ... Read more 9月にお世話になった時も全てに感激しましたが、今回もとても感動しました。 もちろんお料理は全部素晴らしく、特に玉葱のムースや百合根のスープは秀逸でした。 食事の後の草履を履いたときの暖かさは、その心使いに感動しました。 和室の明るさも我が家には有難く感じました(仕事を持って行くので・・・) 穴湯に木漏れ日と湯気の間から差し込む朝日も、思わず見とれて長湯してしまいました。 今回も本当にありがとうございました。 忘れ物してしまってすみません。

I was deeply moved when I was taken care of in September. Of course, all the dishes were wonderful, especially the onion mousse and the lily root super. The warmth of wearing sandals after meals was impressed by their messengers. The brightness of the Japanese-style room was also appreciated by my family (because I took my work ...) The sun rising from between the sunbeams and steam in the hot spring bath was inadvertently overlooked. Thank you very much again. I'm sorry for forgetting something.

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Mr./Ms. M.M(Private)

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Japanese-Western Room + Hot Spring Bath

この度はお世話になりました。今回の旅行は友達夫婦との記念旅行で、プチ贅沢な宿に泊まりたいと思っておりました。大型の温泉旅館では周りの人が気になったりしますが、和らくは部屋数も限定されていて、その分サービスも行き届いていて友達にもとても喜んで... Read more この度はお世話になりました。今回の旅行は友達夫婦との記念旅行で、プチ贅沢な宿に泊まりたいと思っておりました。大型の温泉旅館では周りの人が気になったりしますが、和らくは部屋数も限定されていて、その分サービスも行き届いていて友達にもとても喜んでもらえました。その中で和らくの温泉がとても気になっおりましたが、実際自分の部屋で温泉が楽しめるのと露天風呂も程よい広さで良かったです。食事も質・量とも試行錯誤されているのが良く分かり、非常に美味しかったです。また機会があれば是非利用したいと思います。ありがとうございました。

I appreciate your kindness at this time. This trip was a commemorative trip with a couple of friends and I wanted to stay in a luxurious luxury inn. People at the large hot spring inn are worried about the surroundings, but the number of rooms is limited, and the service is very good and the friends were very happy. Among them, I was very worried about the relaxing hot springs, but I really enjoyed the hot springs in my room and the open-air bath was reasonably large. The food and quality and quantity were well tested, and it was very delicious. I would like to use it if there is another opportunity. Thank you very much.

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Mr./Ms. M.N(48)

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Japanese-Western Room + Half open air bath

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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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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Other facility information

Please contact the hotels/ryokans directly for more details.
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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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