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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The moment we arrived at Ryokan Wakaba we were greeted with great hospitality – I remember it was raining heavily and the staff helped us with our car and our luggages so that we did not have to worry about a thing. When we reached they explained everything in detail to us. There was hot red bean soup at the... More 

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旅館わかば, オーナー at Ryokan Wakaba, responded to this review

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff attitude and service is fantastic. Clean minimal room. Table in centre of room by day.and futon in centre of room by night. Staff are discreet. You won't see them. They change over when you are at dinner or at breakfast. First night we had our kaiseki in our room and requested our second dinner be in the main dining... More 

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Authentic look. Nice rooms. Friendly staff. Excellent meal. One of the prettiest onsens in the village. If I had to say something negative: room lighting is a bit poor. Had a florescent light in the main room. A couple paper lanterns or at least a yellow lightbulb would have looked much better. Room was otherwise very nice, classical Japanese-style and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for one nite, having driven from Nagasaki via Aso. Staff here are extremely friendly. I didn't book dinner here and the staff were very quick to help me sort something out. Most shops and restaurants at Kurokawa Onsen shut at 6pm. I had a nice dinner at a place called Naka, which shuts at 9pm. Naka offers... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We decided to continue to the original plan of staying here even after the recent earthquakes in Kumamoto as a gesture of support. The ryokan did not suffer much damage and we were probably the only family staying on that night. The room we booked was HUGE and comes with a private onsen bath. It was a very comfortable stay... More 

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旅館わかば, オーナー at Ryokan Wakaba, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Wakaba, even quite soon after the earthquakes. We are operating as normal but it is still very quiet and we hope more guests will take the opportunity to make a booking now or in the near future. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

Stayed for 1 night. Took a direct bus from Fukuoka Airport Complimentary pick up and transportation from bus stop. Complimentary welcome tea before entering room. Room was spacious for 2 and clean Onsen is shared but comes with private rooms which require booking in advance Meals were above average but fogiven the price you can't expect more. Do remember to... More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Complimentary pick up and send off to/from the bus station . Greeted by very friendly staffs who are all ready and happy to serve Rooms are located on first floor . We had one with view of river . There are indoor and outdoor onsen Plenty of face towel provided We stayed for 3 nights and get complimentary Stone Spa... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The ryokan was really fantastic, from the really excellent service to the spacious and comfortable rooms to the great food. They have indoor and outdoor onsens as well as private onsens for families and couples. They even arrange pickup and drop-off from the highway bus stops to the ryokan. The surrounding scenery was great and you can take a stroll... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

Ryokan Wakaba, takes a little finding, but once you get there, you will feel the warmth of the place and staff. In a town known for its Onsen, it offers one of the best. Why, the water is neither too hot or too warm, just right for a good bath. The food on offer both the breakfast and dinner are... More 

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Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

This is One of the best Japanese style hotspring inns that I've been to. The inn provides bus station pick up service. The staff are nice and very helpful. They speak a little bit English but they use translation tools/ smartphone to help communicating. The room I was staying at is very spacious, with a nice grass-fragrance and it was... More 

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Wakaba Ryokan is a small and friendly,family-run Japanese- style inn near the centre of Kurokawa ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ryokan Wakaba

Address: Manganji | Kurokawa Onsen, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402 , Kumamoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso-gun > Minamioguni-machi
Price Range: €124 - €388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ryokan Wakaba 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Private Onsen for couples”
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