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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. T.F(33)

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Japanese Style Room + Hot Spring Bath

当日のお迎えから、出発までとても気持ちよく過ごせました。 熊本地震より前に幾度かお世話になったのですが、それ以降宿の良い所は残しつつ、リノベーションされている点などもあり感動しました。 特にガーゼの浴衣とパジャマの2点が用意されている点... Read more 当日のお迎えから、出発までとても気持ちよく過ごせました。 熊本地震より前に幾度かお世話になったのですが、それ以降宿の良い所は残しつつ、リノベーションされている点などもあり感動しました。 特にガーゼの浴衣とパジャマの2点が用意されている点は、夕食時に稀に鉄板焼き等で匂いがついたまま寝るのが嫌な私にとっては有り難いお気遣いでした。 (夕食会場もテーブル席になり、換気も良くなっていたので匂いも大丈夫でした!) お夕食の山芋のスープがとても滋味深く、おかわりを頼みたかったです(笑) また近い内にお邪魔させて頂きます。 皆さま本当にありがとうございました。

From pick-up on the day to departure, I was very comfortable. I was taken care of several times before the Kumamoto Earthquake, but since then I was impressed by the fact that it has been renovated while leaving good places for accommodation. In particular, the point where two items, a gauze yukata and pajamas, were prepared was a special concern for me, who rarely wants to sleep with the smell of teppanyaki at dinner. (Dinner venue was also a table seat and ventilation was improved, so the smell was okay!) Yam soup for dinner was very delicious and I wanted to ask for a replacement (lol) Please. Thank you very much.

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Mr./Ms. S.S(34)

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Japanese Style Room + Hot Spring Bath

お正月の帰省の際、足を伸ばして黒川温泉まで行き、こちらのお宿に宿泊しました。 お部屋がとっても素敵で感動したのですが、敷いてあるお布団の枕元に使用済みのコンタクトレンズが落ちていました。清掃されていないお部屋なのではないかと思いフロン... Read more お正月の帰省の際、足を伸ばして黒川温泉まで行き、こちらのお宿に宿泊しました。 お部屋がとっても素敵で感動したのですが、敷いてあるお布団の枕元に使用済みのコンタクトレンズが落ちていました。清掃されていないお部屋なのではないかと思いフロントに電話しましたが、清掃済みのお部屋ですと言われ、一体どういうことなのかと残念な気持ちになりましたが、その直後にお部屋まで案内してくださったスタッフの方が部屋まで来てくださり、自分がお布団を敷いたことを説明してくださったので少し安心しました。 お部屋の半露天風呂はとても気持ちが良く、到着後、夜、朝と3回入りました。洗い場もきちんとあるため、外湯が露天風呂しかなくても気になりませんでした。お部屋には床暖房があり、洗面所も常にあたたかくてありがたかったです。外湯の露天も穴湯もとっても素敵でした。 夕食後には、黒川温泉の川の近くでやっている湯あかりに車で連れて行っていただきました。事前にネットで調べた時に行きたいなと思っていたイベントだったので、とても嬉しかったです。寒くないように暖かいガウンも用意していただき、おもてなしに感動しました。 また、夕食、朝食の席が厨房のすぐ近くの席だったのですが、朝食時に、女性のスタッフの方が若いスタッフの方を叱っているのが聞こえてきました。内容までハッキリ聞こえるほどだったので、もちろん教育は大切だと思いますが見えないところでしたほうがいいのではないかと思いました。 残念な点もいくつかありましたが、全体としてはとても良いお宿でした。ありがとうございました!

When we returned home for the New Year, we extended our legs and went to Kurokawa Onsen, and stayed at this hotel. The room was very nice and impressed, but the used contact lenses were falling on the bedside of the futon. I called the front desk thinking that it was a room that was not cleaned, but I was told that it was a cleaned room and I was disappointed with what it was like, but I was guided to the room immediately after that The staff came to my room and explained that I laid the futon, so I was a little relieved. The semi-open-air bath in the room was very comfortable, and I arrived three times in the morning and after arrival. There was also a washing room, so I was not bothered if there was only an open-air bath. The room had underfloor heating and the toilet was always warm and appreciated. The open-air bath of the hot spring and the hole bath were very nice. After dinner, we drove a car to a hot water spot near the river at Kurokawa Onsen. I was very happy because it was an event I wanted to go to when I checked it online. I prepared a warm gown so that it would not be cold, and I was impressed with the hospitality. In addition, dinner, breakfast seats were right next to the kitchen, but at breakfast, we heard that female staff scolded young staff. I could hear the content clearly, so of course I thought education was important, but I thought it would be better to go out of sight. There were some disappointments, but overall it was a very good inn. Thank you very much!

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Mr./Ms. K.I(23)

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Western Room + Hot Spring Bath

遠距離であまり会えない彼と旅行で訪れました。着いた途端に旅館の方にお出迎えして頂いたり、写真では見ていましたがお部屋の豪華さに感動したりと驚くことが沢山でしたそして1番感動したのはお夕食です。まさか個室に案内されるとは思わず2人で固まりま... Read more 遠距離であまり会えない彼と旅行で訪れました。着いた途端に旅館の方にお出迎えして頂いたり、写真では見ていましたがお部屋の豪華さに感動したりと驚くことが沢山でしたそして1番感動したのはお夕食です。まさか個室に案内されるとは思わず2人で固まりました(笑)でもそれ以上に美味しかったです!そして温泉や露天風呂、旅館の方の対応も素晴らしくて全部が最高の思い出になりました!また来年も訪れたいと思います

I visited him on a trip with whom he couldn't meet much from a distance. As soon as I arrived, I was greeted by a ryokan, and as seen in the photos, I was surprised by the luxuriousness of the room. I thought it would be taken to a private room and it was hard for me (laughs), but it was even more delicious! And the hot springs, open-air baths, and inns were very nice, and everything became the best memories! I want to visit again next year.

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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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