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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. A.K(64)

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

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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Mr./Ms. H.T(58)

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

この度はお世話になりましてありがとうございました。 畳が苦手なので和らくさんの特別洋室を選ばせて頂きました。 硬めのソファで腰が痛くならず、気持ちよく2泊3日過ごすことができました。 内湯は湯船も洗い場も広くて開放感いっぱいで... Read more この度はお世話になりましてありがとうございました。 畳が苦手なので和らくさんの特別洋室を選ばせて頂きました。 硬めのソファで腰が痛くならず、気持ちよく2泊3日過ごすことができました。 内湯は湯船も洗い場も広くて開放感いっぱいで、ぬるめに調整されていていつでも気持ちよく入れました。穴湯も楽しかったです。 お食事は温泉旅館ということで連日和食かと思いきや、バジルソースが使われていたり野菜のムースがあったり変化に富んでいて飽きることがありませんでした。朝食も和食洋食選べて、洋食派の私にはとてもありがたかったです。 年に5〜6回あちこちの温泉に参りますが、間違いなくこれまでで一番美味しいお食事でした!料理長によろしくお伝え下さいませ。 またスタッフの皆さんがとても温かく、近隣の観光情報などを詳しく教えて下さってありがたかったです。 マイナスをつけることが難しいほど素晴らしいお宿でしたが、唯一のマイナスはリネン類の柔軟剤の匂いです。といっても本当に微かな匂いなのですが…喘息持ちの私は深夜に発作を起こしてしまいました。 2泊目はベッドカバーやガーゼのパジャマを使わないようにしてやすみました。柔軟剤は喘息を引き起こすと一時社会問題になりました。ガーゼの風合いを保つためとは思いますが、ぜひご一考頂ければありがたいです。 またバーのバーテンダーの方のお話も本当に楽しく、美味しいオリジナルカクテルは最高でした! 近いうちにまた黒川温泉を訪れたいと思います。その時にはまたお世話になりたいです。この度はありがとうございました。

Thank you for taking care of me this time. Because I am not good at tatami mats, I chose a special Western-style room. I could spend 3 days and 2 nights comfortably without a backache on the hard sofa. The indoor bath has a large bathtub and washing area and is full of openness. I enjoyed the hot springs. I thought that the meal was a hot spring inn, so I thought it was a Japanese meal every day. I was very grateful for the Western food group as I could choose Japanese and Western breakfast. I visit hot springs everywhere 5-6 times a year, but it was definitely the most delicious meal ever! Please tell the chef. The staff were very warm and thank you for giving me detailed information on nearby sightseeing. The inn was so wonderful that it was difficult to make a negative, but the only negative was the smell of linen softener. It's a really subtle smell ... I had asthma and I had a seizure late at night. On the second night, I tried not to use bed covers or gauze pajamas. Softeners became a temporary social problem when they caused asthma. I think that it will keep the texture of the gauze, but I would appreciate it if you could consider it. The bartender's story was really fun and the delicious original cocktails were great! I will visit Kurokawa Onsen again soon. I would like to take care of you again at that time. Thank you for this time.

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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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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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