Kurokawa Onsen

An attractive hot spring village in harmony with nature

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

This hot spring village is one of the best onsen resorts in Kumamoto, which is surrounded by mountains in the northern part of the prefecture near the prefectural boundary with Oita. It is also one of the most popular onsen resorts in Japan.
This beautiful village in harmony with nature consists of about 30 inns, which are accessible by foot, and has a calm atmosphere.
The look of the village, which manifests uniformity and typical Japanese atmosphere, attracts all the people who visit here.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

It is said that this is the birthplace of spa visiting, the popular “Onsen-hopping pass” costs 1300 yen and permits you to visit 3 baths in the village. This pass is made of wood and simple, so a lot of people use it as souvenir after using it for bathing.
Thatched roofs, fire in the hearth and the murmur of the stream. While walking around the village, you can feel a nostalgic atmosphere, which appeals to the five senses of Japanese people.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring Chloride hot-spring Hydrogen Carbonate hot-spring Sulfate hot-spring Iron hot-spring Sulfur hot-spring
  • Efficacy



Access by public transportation.

40-minute drive from JR Aso station

Access by car

60 minutes from Hita Interchange off of Oita Expressway
90 minutes from Kumamoto Interchange off of Kyushu Expressway

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