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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

My family stayed in the Sinmeikan for two nights in late November. It locates at the centre of the small charming Kurokawa town. The staff warmly welcomed us at the carpark, and they were very friendly to my young kids. Some of the Ryokan staff could command good English and courteously introduce the Ryokan facilities to us. Thanks to Mr.... More 

4 Thank Joe_Chan_HK
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2015

You can throw away shyness here to enjoy your onsen experience. In Kurokawa Onsen , try knowing their history, take a breath and keep yourself in a slow pace. There are several wonderful onsens here and also many wonderful onsens in other ryokans which you can find suitable for you. Some "working holiday" here can help those people cannot speak... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2015

This famous, charming ryokan is located at the very heart of the town. It is located just alongside the Kurokawa river, and the bridge to access the hotel is a touristic spot itself. We only used their bath facilities and enjoyed a lot. Although very rustic, it's a unique place. The baths are partially gender-separated. There is a women's bath... More 

3 Thank FirstVillage
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Kurosawa Onsen has been one of the destinations where loads of Japanese people adore to stay over nights but it is known to be expensive and inaccessible. We decided finally to give it a go and chose Shinmeikan: for its amazing historical establishment and reputable Onsen areas. From arrival to departure, we could not fault them a thing. We already... More 

4 Thank Enjoydifference
Shanghai, China
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127 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The food was amazing and service was excellent. The staff spoke no English but were extremely helpful and couldn't do enough for us. I loved both the hotel and the village and the cave onsen was an added highlight. I can't wait to return and enjoy a few relaxing days there strolling... More 

1 Thank Roux
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2012

This place represents my idea of perfect onsen experience. First of all Kurokawa is a beautiful town. I love everything about it. Unlike Yufu and Beppu, everything is more concentrated so there is a great onsen town atmosphere. The streets are tiny but pretty. People walking on the street in their yukata. I enjoyed Shinmeikan very much. The building fits... More 

4 Thank dy522
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2011

At first sight it was as pretty as one could imagine, period building sited alongside the river and connected by a bridge walkway to the access road in the heart of town. Then the disappointment, we were assigned a room in the annex across from the main building; a non-descript modern building blocked by another building. The room was ok... More 

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Additional Information about Yama no Yado Shinmeikan

Address: Kurokawa Onsen, Minamiogunimachi, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2400, Kumamoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso-gun > Minamioguni-machi > Kurokawa Onsen
Price Range: €251 - €354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“If you can afford it, stay in the older Honkan (the main building) although Shinkansen (new annex) is cheaper and cleaner. You can experience real Yu-ya (hot spa specialist) experience.”
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