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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 Facilities4.3/5

Mr./Ms. K.K(26)

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Japanese/Western-style Room with Hot Spring Bath & Horigotatsu

夫婦で2泊、洋室を利用しました。 部屋の傍を流れる川の音、たくさんの自然の中で ゆっくりとした素晴らしい時間を過ごすことができました。 宿の雰囲気、接客から全て素敵。 いつでも部屋で源泉の温泉に入れるのも良かったです。 大風呂... Read more 夫婦で2泊、洋室を利用しました。 部屋の傍を流れる川の音、たくさんの自然の中で ゆっくりとした素晴らしい時間を過ごすことができました。 宿の雰囲気、接客から全て素敵。 いつでも部屋で源泉の温泉に入れるのも良かったです。 大風呂の露天風呂も趣きがありお湯も良く、体を癒すことができました。 何より食事が美味しくて最高です。 心身ともにリラックスできるとても良いお宿でした。 ありがとうございました。 また利用したいです。

The couple spent 2 nights in a Western-style room. The sound of the river flowing beside the room, in a lot of nature I was able to spend a great time slowly. The atmosphere of the inn, all nice from the customer service. It was also good to put in the hot spring of the source at any time in the room. The open-air bath of the large bath has a taste and the hot water is also good, and I was able to heal the body. Above all the food is delicious and the best. It was a very good hotel where you can relax both physically and mentally. Thank you very much. I still want to use it.

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Mr./Ms. H.S(71)

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[Special Western-style room] Half open air bath with diluted hot spring waters

とてもいい感じのお部屋で感動しました。昔の立派な家具の数々、大きな柱、梁等々素晴らしかったです。         ゆったりとした広々とした空間が落ち着き勿体無いくらいでした。                    お部屋のお風呂は最高でした... Read more とてもいい感じのお部屋で感動しました。昔の立派な家具の数々、大きな柱、梁等々素晴らしかったです。         ゆったりとした広々とした空間が落ち着き勿体無いくらいでした。                    お部屋のお風呂は最高でした。外の風景が見れてゆつったりつかりリラックス出来ました。                    食事も新鮮なお魚、新鮮なお野菜どれもが美味しく頂きました。たくさんの量でお腹いっぱいになりました。         とても良い思い出ができて喜んでます。                    また行きたいと思います。

I was moved in a very nice room. The old furniture, the big pillars, the beams, etc. were wonderful. The spacious and spacious space was so restless. The bath in the room was great. I could see the scenery outside and I was completely relaxed. The food was fresh fish and all fresh vegetables were delicious. I was full with lots of food. I am delighted to have very good memories. I think I want to go again.

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Mr./Ms. Y.W(Private)

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Japanese/Western-style Room with Hot Spring Bath Horigotatsu

thank you very much for the room and dinner, we had wonderful time and the onsen is the best

Thank you very much for the room and dinner, we had wonderful time and the onsen is the best

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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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