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Aso no Shiki - Aso - Restaurant
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9.3 Excellent (245 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Aso, ASO NO SHIKI is a 2-minute drive from Aso Shrine and 8 minutes from Cuddly Dominion. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was our first time at a ryokan and the experience was great. Our futons were very comfortable and they had 4 private onsens. There was a lot of food for dinner and it was not rushed. The staff were very friendly. Breakfast was a big meal as well.
Cons: We liked everything.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It’s really the 4 private onsen baths that make this place worth while.
Cons: Not really near anything....need a car to get somewhere
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay at Aso no Shiki. Unfortunately we got lost finding the place even though using navigation system in the car as well as google maps. We overshot the venue, we were looking for a road however the road was more like what we would call a lane way so we got confused. Once we overshot the venue the navigation system got confused too. However, we did find our way. It was fantastic. The staff were so friendly and even though we spoke almost no Japanese and they spoke limited English, we got on very well. We had booked for both breakfast and dinner. Dinner was traditional Japanese food and was great, we dressed in the Japanese yukata and jacket they gave us and sat in the dining room cooking our own meal over a fire in the middle of the table. The other guests mainly dressed in the gowns too which added to the pleasant experience. We cooked fish, chicken and beef and had miso soup and various side dishes. Oishii (delicious). As was breakfast which included various Japanese dishes as well as an egg cooked in a small pot over a candle. After dinner we washed in one of the private Japanese bathrooms and then soaked in the associated outdoor heated pool/bath. So relaxing. Our beds were traditional Japanese and close to the floor, which we managed very well and had a very comfortable night. The room had a traditional Japanese table and chairs, also close to the floor, and we were welcomed with some Japanese treats. The room had it's own private toilet and sink. We didn't always know what we were doing (our first time in a ryokan) but the staff helped us out, we had a bit of a laugh with them, and overall we had a lovely stay. I would definitely go there again.
Cons: When we couldn't find the venue easily we kept looking for the front as pictured on booking.com. Eventually we stopped in a car park where we thought the venue was and wandered around a bit to try to find the front. The venue is actually up on the next level from the lower car park where we stopped, and to the left. We couldn't see the front until we went searching. It would be nice if there was a picture of the location from the road.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed wonderful private hot spa and decorations. The owner was very kind and took us with our baggage to the station. We even got tasty meal as present.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is great for foreigners as it has four private baths. Two are outside and the other two have windows that open to the outside. One is large enough to accommodate four or more. Food is plentiful. Lots of meat and fish with Aso specialities. You grill your food over a charcoal fire at the table. The hostess came round and gave us free sake which was a nice bonus. Price was very low compared to other ryokans.
Cons: You end up smelling of grilled meat as the dining room has poor ventilation. Breakfast is from 7:30 which made it tight for us to get back to Kumamoto for the train.
7.1 Good
Pros: Friendly staff. Good location.
Cons: They only played one song of Kenny G the entire time. No futon.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was huge and comfortable. Both dinner and breakfast were very delicious and filling. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. They even prepared onigiri for us to takeaway during checkout. Highly recommended!
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service
Cons: Neighbors roommates night time very noisy
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The extremely helpful and friendly staff. Lovely to learn about Japanes culture and food. Loved the Onsen's. It was a lovely relaxing stay.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I loved everything about my stay here. The staff is full of attention and really cares for their residents. The place is beautiful, quiet and the different baths are a perfect way to relax after a day of hiking. The room was big, quiet and comfortable.
Aso Base Backpackers - Aso - Building
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9.2 Excellent (821 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Aso, Aso Base Backpackers is a 2-minute drive from Cuddly Dominion and 6 minutes from Hanaasobi Garden. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Every corner of the place is so exquisitely designed. The common area is beautiful with free coffee, tea and a lot of space for socialising and working. The bathroom is also spotlessly clean.
Cons: The air-con inside the room is not strong enough.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: I like the location and the parking space available.
Cons: The room rate for the double bed is quite expensive and my friend could not book the dormitory room even though there were some vacancy on the day of our arrival.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Hostel is very cozy, organized and clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place has a nice brand-new feel to it. All the areas are properly clean and common areas are very cozy and welcoming. The number of beds per room and the number of toilet/bathroom facilities were also a plus.
Cons: The shower had a very annoying button that needed to be pressed every 5 seconds for the water to keep running. I understand that this is for saving water but 5 seconds is too short. It should be 30 seconds at least.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It's very clean and tidy. So close to JR station. Convenience store just on the opposite side. Very detailed information about recommendation of Aso event.
Cons: The dorm room doesn't have door but curtains. When everyone is quiet is fine, but on my second night stay home guests were laughing and talking which it's a bit noisy..
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Cozy feeling, comfortable place. Like a mountain lodge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is very ideal (really near to Aso station). The interiors were very pleasing and the bed was super comfortable. I recommend this place to anyone visiting Aso area. There's free coffee/tea etc and the kitchen is shared has all tools you need.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very close of the railway and bus station. Very clean and facilities are good.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location is great.
Cons: Unlike other dormitory, they have 4 person sharing a room. Which is lesser people and this less noise.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and the staff
Cons: Nothing
Pension Angelica - Aso - Building
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9.6 Excellent (45 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Pension Angelica is located in Minamiaso and takes about 5 minutes by car from Takamori Station, near Mt. Aso. The hotel possesses 7 guest rooms.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Owner was very friendly and provided great advice on our itinerary. Breakfast and dinner were great! Owner is a great chef! Room was clean and comfortable. Great place to stay!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location. Lovely onsen bath.
Ryokan Kono-Yu - Aso - Building
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9.1 Excellent (659 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The Ryokan Kono-Yu provides a great place for travelers to relax after a busy day. When guests have some time on their hands they can make use of the onsite facilities. According to our trusted guests, the facilities at this hotel are first-rate. The Ryokan Kono-Yu is one of the top accommodation choices in Minamioguni.
7.5 Good
Pros: Onsen
Cons: Food is really a lot.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, spacious room, really big private onsen in our room.
Cons: Our whole group doesn't like the Wagyu beef in dinner course. It had to much fat which made the meat taste a little bit disgusting.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: cozy and sweet place. a little bit far from center, I lived it though. deliciouse plates and well serviced staff. I really appreciate korean staff who cared us all the time.
Cons: I could feel facilites old. but it was clean.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Service from all staff are impressive. Always offer greeting. Hotel room was very comfortable and clean.
6.7 Good
Pros: Nice having Onsen in room. Excellent double Onsen, massage Maxine, towel service. Relax table could be nice addition
Cons: Price was much too high for what offered. Charging this high price and then: 1) Not premium meals - Wagyu beef was more like pure fat marbled w meat. Sushi was low quality and tough. No wine/sake was included w meal at charge of €600+ per night. 2) No drinks in room not even bottles of water offered on complimentary basis. veey pedantic to charge even for s bottle of water, a coke, a beer at these prices. 3) downstairs toilet not convenient This was a 5-star charge but so so much of a 5-star offering. Many more amenities and higher food quality and services should be offered to justify such a price
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything at this ryokan was amazing! The staff were extremely helpful, patient, attentive and kind. They were happy to help us with any request or question. The facilities were also incredible. The rooms, with their private onsens, massage chair and tatami-mat room made our stay so magical and relaxing. The private onsens really are magical and better than many onsens we visited, they are a great addition to help you escape reality and enter this magical mountainous place - In your own time and space. The breakfasts and dinners were also fantastic and mind-blowing! So much food, each course bursting with different flavours. Fantastic experience I highly highly highly recommend this ryokan to all.
Cons: Nothing - everything was spectacular.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The food was fantastic and service attentive. Cho-san was very friendly and helpful. It was great to have a private onsen in the room!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A truly magical place. The private onsen was great. We went for a stroll in the evening through Kurokawa, it was an awesome experience. I highly recommend to book this ryokan
9.2 Excellent
Pros: the small details you found in the room. The cute towel and hand bag you can take away as a souvenir. They cares a lot in general, offered a small drink for free since they are barely late to pick us from bus stop. The encourage you to savor every bite of your meal never rushed anything. Even the waitress in training showed her best. The always there friendly staff that actually try very hard to plan your trip tomorrow. Even my girlfriend speaks decent Japanese it’s actually better to consult the staff for trip and bus tips. The bathroom is great. The best thing is this ryokan is the version 2.0 of a traditional Japanese ryokan without all the small hassle that bugs you cuz of the age of the facility. The facility is actually on par with the new generation hotel you find else where. You know some Japanese ryokan built in late 80s can be a scary scene in the night.
Cons: They are the best onsen host winner of 2018 of Kurosawa area. I can’t say it’s the best value for money but it worth every penny A bit far from central street but they take you there by bus.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent staff, superb food, amazing onsen.
Cons: Bed and toilet on different floor
Ryokan Sanga - Aso - Building
5
9.0 Excellent (785 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Ryokan Sanga is located in a secluded forest along a mountain stream. Trees bud in the Spring, deep green surrounds us in the Summer, leaves change color in the Autumn, and silent snow falls in the Winter. Surround yourself in the beauty of Japan's nature. Relax in our soothing hot springs. Enjoy our warm hospitality. Be our guest at Ryokan Sanga.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Traditional ryokan with amazing kaiseki cuisine. Best culinary experience ever!! Staff was really warm and welcoming. A free shuttle takes you to the centre. Private and public onsens are amazing and the premises wonderful
Cons: Probably just two details could be improved.The interior of our room needed a bit of work as some elements looked shabby and it did not quite matched the expectations that we had. In addition to that, in a place like this they could invest a bit more in the amenities (creams, soap etc) offered to guests, too. Nevertheless, a fantastic experience!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: This is a treat for anyone wanting to have a great ryokan onsen experience. Very authentic, hot baths are wonderful, food is fantastic.
Cons: Nothing, we loved our stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Large room with outdoor onsen. Food was excellent, exquisite, delicious, and with marvelous presentation. Public onsen facilities are a must try.
Cons: Needed to drive to get into the town center.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location and many baths. It is a little secluded from the Main Street of Kurokawa, but this is a plus! Transport is easy as the ryokan has private car to ferry you into town center.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location, room, onsen and cuisine.
Cons: Having to leave.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Lovely onsen town, wish we had more time and will go back again in the future. This onsen is located down in a valley and it is quite dark and damp (this may be abnormal as they had been experiencing record rainfall). Despite this the stay was very enjoyable and we'll be back. We had a room with outlook over the river and during our stay a torrent of water.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning ryokan in the perfect location. Fantastic value for money. All the meals are delicious. The onsens are luxurious and plentiful. Stay here for as long as you can!
3.8 Mediocre
Cons: We stayed two nights in a standard room without bathroom in the main building. The neighbour room was extremely noisy and the situation didn’t calm down at any point so I asked the staff for a room change. We were given another room that had private bath but the room turned out to be full of spiders and there was ants’ nest in the bath. The room also smelled really bad. I informed the staff about it and they apologized but I didn’t get any compensation about it (return money/ discounts). The second night we stayed in the room we had booked because the neighbours left. When we checked out we received an apology and got charged both nights. The ryokan doesn’t have amenities and if you want to shower you have to go to the indoor bath. I would not recommend this ryokan for anyone because it is extremely pricey for what they offer and I think we got really bad service. The place is only worth for trying out the onsens. I fully encourage everyone to try out some other option in Kurokawa.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful onsen. Personalised service. Staff took care to see us on our bus. Beautiful meals.
Cons: A little uncomfortable but that is mostly the ryokan style of furniture so knew that upfront.
Kurokawa Onsen Yamabiko Ryokan - Aso - Building
6
9.0 Excellent (561 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at KUROKAWA ONSEN YAMABIKO RYOKAN in Minamioguni (Kurokawa Onsen), you'll be steps from Yamakawa Onsen and a 4-minute drive from Meotodaki Fall. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic setting and I like the way you organize the meals in a separate building outside of the bedrooms and also the diversity of hot spring pools available. This improves both privacy and flexibility and diversity of experience. It was luxurious to have the outdoor pools mostly to myself both in the morning and evening during my stay, so that was a special treat. Of course the food was outstanding, so overall a wonderful relaxing stay in a wonderful place! Also I really appreciated the XXL yukata! Made a big difference for a big person! Domo Arigatou!
Cons: Air conditioner blows cold air on the futon. Easily adjusted but had to fool with the A/C settings and move the bed several times to keep that from getting difficult for sleeping. I would not call this a problem, just something to think about when you are setting up the rooms for guests to sleep. Also likely does not matter as much in the winter when people are trying to stay warm not cool :)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Good location, nice circumstances. That's topical image of Onsen & Ryokan!
Cons: Basically no dislike for me.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Kurokawa was a knockout destination. It was small and it was a really fun town to stay in. Lots to do in the surrounding area ie the crater and Takachiho gorge. Very beautiful driving around. At Yamabiko there were six different private baths for guests. Three of them overlooking the river. Good amenities ie ice machine. Would definitely stay there again.
Cons: Arrive early as there are very limited restaurant options. Book ahead or arrive with food. We didn’t eat at the restaurant but I believe it has a minor Michelin recommendation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Professional service and warm employees Hot springs are both comfortable Location is excellent Meals are delicious and attentive.
Cons: None
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very authentic Japanese Onsen. Staff was very friendly. Onsen nice and clean. Private Onsen a Dream, especially the Stone Onsen. Very recommendable! Food was outstanding and pure Japanese style, very good!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good onsen. Private onsen provides. Good view from the room. Nice dinner
Cons: Staffs can speak English well but seem not friendly as other.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We are lucky there is a staff from Hong Kong conducting working holiday. They schedule him to serve the meal, which is fantastic for us to distinguish the food.
Cons: I want to drink a coffee milk after the onsen at night.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The outdoor hot spring is awesome
Cons: Food is beautiful but taste so so
7.5 Good
Pros: The beds were super comfy. Nice food but not accommodating. Onsen was very enjoyable.
Cons: Dinner option was not given to us at the point of booking. Emailed staff but it was too last minute and was very pricey. Ended up having no dinner provided for us. Not adaptable to unforeseen circumstances such as last minute dinner arrangements. First time Travellers may not know how secluded the Ryokan is and where to find food.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location in the nature, much better than many Ryokan in the area. Great choice of hot springs inside the premises (6 hot baths). Food was amazing and served in an excellent manner in a private dinner room, pity not to understand the effort and the quality of the various dishes.
Cons: English language is not really available everywhere, but they tried to help as much as they could.
Shinwaen - Aso - Building
7
8.8 Excellent (383 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Aso, Shinwaen is within a 15-minute drive of Cuddly Dominion and Daikanbo. Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Had a nice stay at this traditional ryokan. Very friendly and helpful staff who gave good recommendations for dinner. It was great to have both outdoor onsen and private onsen. Great traditional breakfast spread featuring seasonal produce.
Cons: Rooms can be a little cold at night, staff kept chasing us for breakfast.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing food Wonderful friendly staff Traditional surroundings
Cons: Better signage would make it easier to find
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Food and private onsen bath in the roon
Cons: None
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the atmosphere, the food, the baths, the staff... Great place to stay.
Cons: Nothing, loved everything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The dinner and breakfast were exquisite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The food is very delicions, the staffs are kindly and nicely, I enjoy my stay there. Next time, I want to stay there at least 2 nights.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The Japanese room type is special to us. The room is cosy enough. The outdoor hot springs are excellent. They are large enough and with good outdoor view. The private hot springs are good too. The breakfast is nice Japanese style breakfast with numerous dishes. They are special . You can enjoy the free juice and coffee bar in the lobby as well. The outdoor decoration on our way to the outdoor hot springs is surprisingly great. There is also a mini-library. It is really a comfortable stay. The staff are really helpful and they manage to use google translate well to communicate with customers from different countries! We are delighted to have a stay here.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It’s a beautiful Japanese style hotel. Great outdoor onsen, both breakfast and dinner are great. Staff doesn’t speak English well but they are smart to use the app to translate.
Cons: Nothing really
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice Japanese atmosphere and deco. Simple and pleasant.
Cons: Breakfast time 8:30am too early for us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very welcoming, the surrounds and rooms were beautiful, the breakfast was delicious and outdoor onsen extremely relaxing. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it. We want to come back for another visit.
Cons: There was nothing I didn't like about Shinwaen.
Shukubou Aso - Aso - Pool
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8.8 Excellent (289 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Shukubo Aso is a traditional Japanese inn located a short 7-minute walk from Aso Station in Kumamoto. Set in the Aso mountains, the inn has a quiet environment where one can enjoy the peace and serenity of the surrounding nature. The inn also serves traditional Japanese cuisine, and the rooms are well-equipped with a range of amenities such as TV's and refrigerators.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The food is great, the Onsen is terrific, the staff is amazing and helpful, and the location right next to the main attractions.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The Onsen & dinner
Cons: We lost our way as the GPS could not locate the premises
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Food is superb! All fresh from local and included in the price. All staff are probably one family and they have been extremely welcoming. The house is actually all wood made, lovely house to stay in. If you want very local experience, definitely check this place out.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: If traveling to Aso, try to stay at this magnificent place. The building is impressive, an old samurai house in a very pretty area near Aso station. The food - especially dinner - was some of the best food we have in Japan so far (and I have spent quite a lot of time in this country). The portions were very big, so don’t eat anything at least 4 hours beforehand. But every course the hostess served was brilliant. The rooms were typical Japanese tatami rooms with futons and spotless clean. You could use the smaller onsen privately or the bigger common ones. We really had an amazing stay (Aso region is great for hiking too) and would always come back.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent experience staying in a great house. Spacious traditional Japanese Manor House. Free private onsen bath. Excellent meals dinner and breakfast with fresh organic growths and delicious meats. The owner travels round the world a lot and is very friendly. Great stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice house,jpn style,foods are great and interesting. Close to JR station,and they help to pass our family to the station by car.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: 1. We love the originality of the architecture and the rustic ambience 2. The owner was very hospitable and came around to make sure that we were comfortable 3. Food was excellent. The ingredients such as rice and vegetables were home-grown and the pickles / side dishes/ ume wine were homemade . Yummy. Owner was generous with the serving of food. 4. Not sure if other rooms has an attached bathroom but mine was without ( there is an attached toilet though) Private bath could be reserved for those who are not used to public bath .
Cons: None.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service and hospitality. Great food, great host and great stay.
Cons: Wifi not available in room area.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It is an old samurai house. We loved the tradition and the hot bath, food etc.
Cons: If you come too early the house is not heated yet. We went on to the vulcano. We got instructions how to get there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food and the location was amazing. The rooms are also very comfortable and clean. The cats are cute. It’s not luxury but very good value for the price.
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Luna Observatory Auberge Mori No Atelier in Minamiaso, you'll be in the mountains, just steps from Mt. Aso and a 4-minute drive from Shirakawa Springs. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The accommodation offered an observatory/star gazing tour. The guide didnt speak too much English but his enthusiasm was contagious. It was a little cloudy that night but I am so grateful that it cleared up later. I saw a shooting star! If you are travelling around the Mt Aso area would definitely recommend this place. P.S if you miss out on booking the dinner at the accommodation, ask reception to recommend a restaurant :)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The whole experience, very cozy set-up, local fresh food and observatory experience. The staff even went extra mile to provide little surprise gift for everyone during the breakfast.
Cons: Price slightly higher.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Like its name, this is the Observatory theme hotel. There is the Star Observation Tour after dinner and you should not miss it. The dinner and breakfast is great.
Cons: They accept cash only. Should notify guests in advance about this policy.
6.7 Good
Pros: Food and friendliness, helpfulness of staff. This hotel has a charm that is hard to put into words. We have stayed three years ago and came back. The telescope experience was limited as it was a cloudy night.
Cons: Uncomfortable beds. Bathroom very outdated. Perhaps a short explanatory sheet in English about the telescope experience. We have stayed st the hotel before and as we were the only ones booked for the telescope experience it was done in English.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Highly hospitality staff. The star tour was fascinating. My son was shocked by the huge telescope. Delicious local fresh food.
Cons: The car navigation failed to show us the correct location but had to rely on google map
7.5 Good
Pros: quaint and rustic place. pls try to check in on Sunday for a special treat of some classical music performances.
4.6 Okay
Pros: The only saving grace about this place is the western fine dining dinner and maybe the observatory if you are lucky to have a clear night.
Cons: The room is pathetically small. There is not even space to lay our luggage flat for packing. The toilet and bathroom were so tiny that you can hardly turn (so expect to walk in and then reverse back to get out). The bed mattress is as hard as cement. It is much worse than on a tatami in a traditional Ryokan. I have to use the blanket as extra bed lining to be able to get to sleep, else it is hurting my bones. There are water seepage marks at the wall paper and the room is not tidy or clean. They only have 2 private onsen (actually small room with a bathtub of hot water) and we are only given 30 mins per room. I have a family of 4, we have to take turns to shower and dip, as the kids are teenager. They should have given us 2 slots for 4 pax! Not considerate at all. The worst is that they only accept CASH. This was not stated in the booking information! So we run out of cash after paying a big sum for our stay and had to draw on our credit cards. So, fine yourself a better place and not risk trying this hotel. Looks/photos can be deceiving.
7.9 Good
Cons: No lift and Pay Cash only
7.9 Good
Pros: Really friendly staff and unique hotel experience. The food is delicious and fresh.
Cons: Room space is small.
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice western meal. Beautiful location. Staff try their best to communicate in English
Cons: A little write up in English on observatory star night would be very useful.
Ryukeien - Aso
10
8.8 Excellent (163 reviews)
Sozankyo - Aso - Building
11
8.7 Excellent (530 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Aso, Sozankyo is a 2-minute drive from Hanaasobi Garden and 8 minutes from Cuddly Dominion. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A very nice and cosy place with friendly receptionists. Enjoy the night and the dinner in this hotel.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location (in the town of Aso), the traditional style, the excellent food (breakfast and dinner), the public and private baths, the huge and comfortable room looking to the garden and the river, the very helpful staff, the cosy reading room.
Cons: Nothing except perhaps the outer looks of the building seen from the street, but that's irrelevant.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was very helpful and nice. Room is reasonable size. The private and public onsen are great. Dinner and breakfast are delicious and the set up was beautiful.
Cons: None
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are friendly and helpful. The dinner is delicious.
Cons: NA
7.1 Good
Pros: overall room was good, but a lot of unusable space. the balcony was nice with table and chairs but the view not so nice.
Cons: nothing particularly special especially for the price for the room. buffet breakfast was nothing spectacular again for the price we paid.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice meals and private bath with reservation
Cons: Small water basin in toilet. No bathroom inside the room. Lack of electric sockets.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Private onsen for booking
Cons: A bit of noise in the room at night
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Atmosphere, smell of wood in room, amazing dinner, good bar, good spa.
7.5 Good
Pros: Traditional Japanese style property. Hotel offers pick up and drop off to and from the bus stop for our group of 9 people.
Cons: Staff in the reception speak very little English except one Chinese girl who can communicate in English or Mandarin.
Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Ichinoi - Aso - Bedroom
12
8.7 Excellent (368 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Ichinoi in Minamioguni (Kurokawa Onsen), you'll be steps from Yamakawa Onsen and a 4-minute drive from Meotodaki Fall. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was HUGE with a lovely sitting area near the window where you can have drinks and enjoy the sounds of the little river bubbling underneath. The baths were nice and the dinner was lovely. My cousin is pesketarian and they catered to her very well! The onsen pass lets you use three other onsens of your choice, and it was so nice to walk around in the yukata and dip in the different onsens.
Cons: I wish the onsen pass was included in the price!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful onsen baths, and brilliant food!
Cons: Food is served in a dining room, not the guest rooms as in other ryokans
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It is slightly away from the centre (up a small slope). However it is away from the walking crowd. It is also along a 4km hiking trail. We have discovered an unmarked trail-path the leads us back to the Ryokan after Lover’s Hill (part of the hiking trail). There is 2 hiking trail around 4km each. The staff is very friendly. Especially the Oji-san who drove us to and fro the bus stop.
Cons: The outdoor onsen is a bit small next to the forest. However, it is all natural. The water temperature of the indoor onsen is slightly cold (need fixing)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The service is very friendly. And almost enjoy and feel like home.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff were really friendly and helpful. We were a bit lost and the driver led us by car all the way from the town's gas station. Lots of variety for on board dinner and breakfast. Dinner was delicious. Indoor and outdoor onsen were just next to each other split by a door, so was very convenient.
Cons: Bathrooms were located outside and at ground floor, so if you're in Level 1, you'd have to walk down the stairs. Just note its a chore in winter :)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Room was spacious and comfortable with a lovely relaxing ambiance. Very nice additional touches, such as nice toiletries. Meals were meticulously prepared and beautifully presented but somewhat challenging for those unfamiliar with Kaiseki cuisine.
Cons: While the meals were excellently presented, there was a lot of fish and meat sashimi, a definite challenge for people unused to eating raw meat, particularly horse meat! With Kaiseki meals there is a set menu and no choice of food for dinner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All staff was kind. There was staff who can speak Korean. It was very convenient. Dinner and breakfast were so nice that we felt like being treated well.
Cons: The floor of the open area spring bath was a little dirty.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The food: great Kaiseki dinner & breakfast served.
Cons: Location is bit far from Kurokawa Onsen Bus Station, but ryokan provides pick-up & drop-off service from/to the bus station.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We like everything! The gracious shuttle driver, location away from the main roads (a slight uphill walk but not difficult), the large tatami room with balcony, the totally awesome kaiseki meals (truly wonderful), the respectful privacy offered by all staff, the heavenly futon to cuddle under, the outstanding onsen - so clean and beautiful.
Cons: Nothing we didnt like. Everything was excellent!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great service, amazing onsen facilities and wonderfully prepared dinner!
Cons: The breakfast might not be to everybody's liking (typical ryokan breakfast including soup, fish etc.)
Minshuku Asogen - Aso - Building
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8.7 Excellent (329 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Aso, Minshuku Asogen is a 4-minute drive from Cuddly Dominion and 7 minutes from Hanaasobi Garden. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful, nice, clean, quiet place. Will come back soon with my bicycle to explore the surroundings.
Cons: For what I was expecting, nothing. Completely exceed my expectations.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff, some of them speak a little bit of English. Breakfast was delicious, but too expensive. We had the same meal in Kumamoto for half the price. We loved the family baths! They have four of them, we never had to wait to use one. The Onsen inside of each family bath is fantastic and the temperature is pleasant. Towels and Yukatas are provided. Daily room clean-up is offered.
Cons: The Minshuku is located next to the main road, so you could hear cars and trucks passing by - even when windows are kept closed. Bus connections to Aso Station are not that frequent and the last bus is around five.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Entire ryokan seemed very new (or updated), had very nice decor, spacious rooms, extremely clean, private family baths. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again!!
Cons: A little far from Aso Station (3.9 km) but we had bikes and so it was not an issue.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: hot spring included
Cons: extra charge of kids under 6 years old
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Gorgeous ryokan! Had such a wonderful experience here. Room was huge for the four of us, and futons were very comfy. Being able to use the private bathing facilities, plus private onsen was great! We had the whole dinner experience which was amazing and so much food! Worth every penny.
Cons: The shared indoor slippers was a little concerning. Would have preferred to have a pair that I was sure had been cleaned since the last user...
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Value for money for the great room space.
Cons: Not much things to do around the accommodation.
7.5 Good
Pros: Bathroom onsen are great. ( But limited time to go)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Food was more than plentiful and absolutely delicious. Lovely private onsen.
Cons: Found sleeping on floor very hard & uncomfortable. Would have liked thicker futons
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Overall the minshuku is comfortable, u can hv yr private onsen outside yr room、room is spacious n clean. The dinner n breakfast we’re gorgeous n delicious . (in fact more than we can eat
Cons: The location is near bus stop but a bit inconvenient to catch bus to sightseeing due to the limited transportation、buses are not frequent.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Private bath. Staff was helpful in making last minute requests of having a ground floor room.
Cons: Rooms are near one another. Able to hear other guests’ mumbling sounds if they are talking loudly in their rooms.
Yunoyado Irifune - Aso - Bedroom
14
8.6 Excellent (315 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Asouchimaki Onsen Yunoyado Irifune is a 10 minute bus or car ride from Aso station, Kumamoto prefecture. There is free parking there for 25 cars. The volcanic activity in the region allows for a great hot spring experience; there are 3 separate sources for the hot springs, which are used for the variety of outdoor and indoor public baths. There are 7 Japanese-style guest rooms at this quaint inn. The locally sourced food is especially highly praised by previous guests.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff are friendly and helpful. Having a 24 hours coffee machine is a pleasant surprise
Cons: No shower in the room and the toilet a little small.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: good
Cons: nothing
Guest House Asora - Aso - Building
15
8.6 Excellent (237 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Guesthouse Asora is located in Aso and takes about 10 minutes walk from JR Aso Station, near Aso Shrine and Mo-Mo Farm Takehara Farm. It takes about 45 minutes to Kumamoto Airport by car. Free WiFi is available in the guest rooms. The hotel possesses 4 rooms.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: How it felt like home!
Cons: This is a homey, quaint guesthouse that is very clean, quiet and relaxing. We stayed in a Japanese style room. However, the futon was abit thin and the pillow was too hard. There were no blinds or curtains of any sort blocking out sunlight at the window so it affected our sleep.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: it was a peaceful and lovely place in Aso
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Really nice guesthouse, everything was so clean. Good location and very comfortable!!!!
Cons: All good!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff. Convenient location especially for trains and buses. Wonderful area to visit and great base.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very clean
6.7 Good
Pros: Nice welcome, nice japanese room
Cons: 1) When we came back from dinner, our room couldn‘t be opened due to a damaged door-lock. Nobody in GH, it took us 2 hours past midnight, to solve that. Those things may happen. But it is not acceptable, that the host knew about the lock-problem before and didn‘t repair it !!! 2) Even with Nav and map-code it was hard to find. No sign in the neighborhood.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It's a safe neighbourhood. The location are closer to main train station and many other attractions. I had a good time staying here and meet other travelers as well.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Close to station, restaurants, and coin laundry although it has a washing machine if you can wait to line dry.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It’s sooo clean not even one dust was seen in the room. The hostess was polite and friendly, even made her own props to help communication. A lot of free food in the fridge. Provides bikes for rent.
Cons: Street outside is really dark without street lamp, it’s hard to go out (by foot or bike) without proper lighting. The flashlight provide is too week.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Extremely nice staff, very clean and cozy. It is near the station and a lot of restaurants.
Cons: The beds were not very comfortable (a bit hard).
Minshuku Asobe - Aso
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8.7 Excellent (49 reviews)
7.9 Good
Pros: Private bath room
Cons: No private toliet
7.5 Good
Cons: Smoking area should not be inside the hotel as I can still smell it inside the hotel.
4.6 Okay
Pros: Nice setting with friendly staff
Cons: Japanese style so it was sleeping on a paper thin mattress with little to no other room interior.
7.5 Good
Pros: They do not provide food in hotel but their staff was helpful to show us the map and advise us on where to eat. There is a convenience store beside the hotel. The hotel has several hotspring, not big but free of charge. Two of the hotspring are private and need to reserve. The staff show us the room and help us to reserve the hotspring when we check-in.
Cons: The hotel is a bit too far away from the city centre, need to drive 10 minutes for restaurants. We reserved the private hotspring for family, however the hotspring was occupied by other guests. Theyshould use the hotspring next door, they use the wrong one. It turned out that we (4 people) need to use their hotspring, which is supposed to be used by 2-3 people. It was too small for 4 of us. The staff should lead the guest to their hotsping in order to prevent the use of wrong hotspring.
6.7 Good
Pros: Good breakfast
Cons: Shower room is away from d building we stayed. No lift- a problem with heavy luagge. We need to set up futon ourself. Place is presently under renovation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean hotel, nice staffs, good location.
Sen-No-Mori - Aso - Bedroom
17
9.1 Excellent (18 reviews)
Overview
Located in Aso, HANARENOYADO SENNOMORI is a 4-minute drive from Aso Farm Land and 5 minutes from Aso Sarumawashi Theater. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
San-Ai Kogen Hotel - Aso - Lobby
18
8.3 Excellent (395 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at San-ai Kogen Hotel in Minamioguni (Kurokawa Onsen), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Yamakawa Onsen and Sky Park Azamidai Observatory. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
El Patio Ranch - Aso - Building
19
8.4 Excellent (83 reviews)
Overview
Located in Aso, EL PATIO RANCH is in the mountains, within a 15-minute drive of Ubuyama Farm and Ikeyama Suigen. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
Tsuruya - Aso - Building
20
8.2 Excellent (277 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Aso, tsuruya is a 2-minute drive from Aso Shrine and 8 minutes from Cuddly Dominion. Featured amenities include luggage storage and an elevator. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Traditional atmosphere Cocooning room So many attentions (lighting a candle in he room after dinner for example) Excellent food
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Rustic and charming and the room was warm and cozy. Very nice staff. Comfortable bed. Outside bath and shower was great and beat enjoyed when not raining but offered private bath by the staff which was great!
Cons: A bit higher end for the level of rustic japanese ryokan but overall very good
7.5 Good
Pros: Great staff, excellent food- catered for vegans.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a beautiful haven of peaceful relaxation and everything was just such a wonderful experience. The outdoor bath was so amazing as was the room and traditional breakfast. Thank you.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Delicious meal, excellent service, good and tidy environment!!!
Cons: A bit far away from JR. it will be better if driving yourself. Nearby shops close early. Please better plan your meal earlier or eat in the hostel:) (good meal by the way;))
7.9 Good
Pros: Good experience in a really traditional setting.
Cons: Wi-Fi only available in the lounge, and lounge is closed after 11.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast and dinner were absolutely fabulous. Rooms were Japanese style and were good.
Cons: Nothing
5.8 Okay
Pros: The breakfast was very elaborate and delicious.
Cons: The place is a little old and it doesn’t come with onsen bath, only a tiny family bathroom.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Well we certainly had a unique experience at this fine Ryokan. Our room was very nice with comfortable double bed (western style) but with a tub / shower outdoors on our private porch. Tub supplied by local hot water (but no too hot). We were prepared delicious and gracious vegetarian meals. (Eating Japanese style). Very welcoming staff and with decent English. Free WIFI in bar. Free parking. Very special.
7.1 Good
Pros: It’s the right place for one to experience traditional Japanese ryokan. Great atmosphere and attentive friendly staffs.
Cons: Everything is a bit worn. Sound of heater fan is very loud and disturbing in my room. Dressing area of indoor bath too cold.