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Overview Reviews
A stay at Dyeing and Hostel NAKASHIMAYA - Caters to Women places you in the heart of Kumamoto, within a 5-minute drive of Kumamoto Castle and Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Motorcycle parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hostel was really nice! The host was very friendly and gave some advice for seightseeing. The hostel was clean,calm and had a kitchen and also a romantic roof top!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The most comfy hostel in my Kyushu trip and very big area for you to put luggage and walk around. Love all the details of the hostel! Everything is so cute ! And also love the heater in the shoes cabins! I wet my shoes because it was raining the day before, the host ask me to put my shoes in the cabinet. And the next day, they are dry! And I can wear them out again ! The bed is super comfy for me and I am find with the pillow too.
Cons: Need to bring your own shampoo and bath gel, they don’t provide free one but you do can buy with them if you didn’t bring it. Is not a big issue for me.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was so beautiful, the room, shower, toilet, the whole hostel was really nice!! And the people were so nice and kind. Love it there. When I will go to Kumamoto again I will definitely choose this hostel!
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The decoration, the design and the hostess of the house are really excellent.
Cons: The one who stayed in the same room snored really loud XD
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Thank you for a lovely stay. The most comfortable beds on my trip so far, lovely living room and decor and great advice and service. Really enjoyed my time here.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The personel was wonderful, they helped us plan our trip, were always there for whatever we needed. And the hostel was just magical. Love the place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was one of my favorite hostels to stay at! Staff was very friendly and spoke english very well. The kitchen was small but efficient, I very much appreciated the free coffee and tea. The shampoo, body soap, and laundry soap were cleverly stored in gatchapon machines and reasonably priced. The location is very convenient and close to downtown, Kumamoto castle, and transit. I especially LOVED the dyeing activity; my t-shirt turned out very lovely and I appreciate the personalized souvenir to take home.
Cons: No major complaints. Sometimes the motion sensor lights would turn off before I was done in the room, but this was a minor inconvenience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely beautifully furnished, they thought of everything and have great kitchen facilities, a place to relax, beautiful bathrooms, and lovely bedrooms. Doing the indigo dying is so much fun and creates a unique and incredible souvenir. The staff are so friendly and helpful and really work hard to make sure you enjoy your stay. This place was a joy to stay in and great value for being a hostel.
Cons: It was great, free towels provided would make it perfect, but understandable that it’s a way for them to save costs. It’s a fabulous place to stay regardless.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect! The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful. The hostel is beautiful and full of warmth. The tatami beds were comfortable and the rooms and toilets were clean. The decorations are full of interesting touches, such as Kumamon and Kiki's Delivery Service.
Cons: Nothing
Aso Base Backpackers - Aso - Building
2
9.2 Excellent (833 reviews)
C$ 34+
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
Kurokawa Onsen Yamabiko Ryokan - Aso - Building
3
9.0 Excellent (554 reviews)
C$ 389+
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.
Chikurakutei - Minamiaso - Building
4
8.9 Excellent (240 reviews)
C$ 465+
Overview Reviews
The Chikurakutei offers a pleasant stay in Minamiaso for those traveling for business or leisure. For those who require internet access, the property features Wi-Fi in designated areas. From the hotel, JR Tateno Station is just 7km away. Seeing the sights from this hotel is easy with Minamiaso's attractions including Spring Water in Myoken Shrine and Kaze No Oka Aso; Ono Katsuhiko Art Museum close by. When guests have some time on their hands they can make use of the onsite facilities. Guests of this Minamiaso hotel can make use of the free parking facilities.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome place. Food was amazing (we are both vegetrians).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The whole environment
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great place for family trip. Staff are very friendly. Hot spring is awesome. Child friendly.
Ryotei Matsuya Honkan Suizenji - Kumamoto - Building
5
8.9 Excellent (225 reviews)
C$ 297+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Ryotei Matsuya Honkan Suizenji in Kumamoto (Suizenji), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Kumamoto Castle and Aso Uchinomaki Onsen. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Good location clean and comfortable
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff were exceptionally polite and professional. When I asked the way to the nearby park, they even gave me the free entrance cards. Also for us (2 ADULT AND 1 2YO KID),we added a futon. Because the tatami area is connect with the bed area. So adding a futon simply give us huge space to sleep and I didn't need to worry my son falling down from the bed. They even have free spring (both public ones and family one).
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The beds and the bathroom facilities were excellent. The warm welcome and help with our taxi.
Cons: There was no restaurant in the hotel so even getting breakfast was a real problem. It is located right under the Kumamoto airport flight path so we had planes going over all the time.
Sozankyo - Aso - Building
6
8.8 Excellent (546 reviews)
C$ 271+
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 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.
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.
Hotel Nikko Kumamoto - Kumamoto - Building
8
8.7 Excellent (3,863 reviews)
C$ 222+
Overview Reviews
A stay at Hotel Nikko Kumamoto places you in the heart of Kumamoto, within a 15-minute walk of Kumamoto Castle and Catholic Tetori Church. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: very good staff and service
10.0 Excellent
Pros: In the middle of the shopping street.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location close to mall and castle and parks etc, with tram station
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was great, the rooms are very comfy and the Nespresso machines are great
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location in downtown Kumamoto, short walk to the castle, nightlife and restaurants. It’s a big hotel so you expect a good standard of service and cleanliness and it has all that. Parking in the basement. Friendly and welcoming staff. Provided a cot for baby.
Cons: Rooms were very tight with 3 single beds and a baby cot but it’s what we booked and was fine for one night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean hotel and Super rich breakfast! Very nice and helpful staff who made us check-in early. Right in front of the Airport bus stop. Close to everything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel is in a great location, across the street from Tsuruya, the largest department store in Kumamoto. We had a rental car and the hotel has a very large underground garage. The concierge was very helpful getting us dinner reservations for Kumamoto's famous basashi and karashi renkon. Also, close to many fine Kumamoto ramen shops.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: High level facilities Large room with 2 beds. Ok for a comfortable stay with one or 2 children even big ones Smiling staff
Cons: Still expensive for a non touristic town and no breakfast included Would have appreciated a map of town center in English
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Luxurious spacious hotel right in the center of Kumamoto. Large comfortable beds. Spacious bathroom. All the sights are nearby: Kumamoto Castle, shops, restaurants. Delicious breakfast buffet.
Vessel Hotel Kumamoto Airport - Ōzu - Building
9
8.7 Excellent (1,123 reviews)
C$ 116+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Vessel Hotel Kumamoto Airport in Ozu, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Kumamoto Airport Golf Course and Musashizuka Park. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The room and bed was large by Japanese standards for a business hotel. The breakfast was very good.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: large bed and room size for a family
Cons: there aren’t many choices for dinner arround
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Our stay in this hotel was excellent. The room was comfortable and very reasonably prices. A nice breakfast was included in the price. Location is also convenient: along the road between Kumamoto and the national parc Aso.
Cons: Nothing that we didn't like. It was one of the better value for money that we had in Japan.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Room was big and clean, staff friendly, breakfast good, even with toast and jam.
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and comfort
KKR Hotel Kumamoto - Kumamoto - Bedroom
10
8.7 Excellent (780 reviews)
C$ 156+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at KKR Hotel Kumamoto in Kumamoto, you'll be in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Kumamoto Castle and Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Centre. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The location was great and we had a room with castle view despite the castle is under maintenance.
Cons: Just the price was slightly pricey but it was fine for the good location.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Comfy and value for money.
Cons: No coin laundry. Need to pay for parking.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, near tram line and the castle. Good for a morning run. Breakfast is good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, you can see the castle lying in your bed. FOOD is also great, hotel offers traditional Japanese breakfast. People are nice here.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good location in the center, relatively budget for solo traveler who look for a private room. FANTASTIC breakfast. Oh also friendly staff who help me to look for bike rental closed by.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent breakfast, staff extremely friendly and helpful.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Just near to the castle.
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: its a comterble hotel nice breakfast the room is big clean and wonderful castel view from windows . thee is parking
Cons: its big hotel with evevnts halls very busy , they charge for parking !! if you want to go to the live center to eat or drink its 10 min. walk .
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A gorgeous hotel in an excellent location. The view of Kumamoto Castle is stunning, even though our room did not have the view. You can see it from the elevators. Comfortable and spacious rooms, good AC and close to museums, shops and restaurants. Parking was affordable, secure and convenient.
Cons: It is quite far from the train station, but it is much closer to the 'action' in terms of the castle, shopping and museums etc. I'd recommend staying in this area rather than the station.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good varied breakfast, great location next to the castle and walking distance to the city center. Very comfortable bed. Hotel staff were very nice.
Cons: No coin laundry in the hotel. From reception they gave us info where to go, so no problem at all!
Hotel Yumeshizuku - Minamiaso - Building
11
8.7 Excellent (413 reviews)
C$ 386+
Overview Reviews
Located in Minamiaso, Hotel Yumeshizuku is in the mountains, a 3-minute drive from Minamiaso Tourist Information Center and 7 minutes from Aso Hakusuigo Museum. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice service, dinner and breakfast
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Everything was good! We enjoyed the bath facilities very much.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good food,and huge room
9.2 Excellent
Pros: View was great to see all Mt. Also from everywhere. From room, from hot springs, from relaxation space on the third floor. Staff were very kind.
Cons: Locker keys of hot spring changing room were too old and mostly broken. Except that, good value for money. Reasonable for money.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Japanese breakfast is good and decent. Room is Japanese type. This is the first time I had this. Awesome!
Cons: I have no negetive comments. Everything is fine. Especially the staffs there is very friendly.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location is perfect near to a lot of places to see. The onsen is nice. Food is amazing, very traditional. Staff is super friendly and helpful and they speak good English. Noriko has been very helpful since the beginning and always reply to email. View is amazing - mountain view. The hotel is super clean and quiet. We will stay here again!!! Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.
Cons: None
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and dedicated staff. Breakfasts and dinners are provided daily. Served really nice food. Room is clean and spacious. Kids love the hotel stay. One of the best hotels we have stayed in. Thumbs up.
Cons: Requires a car for accessibility.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location, surrounded by mountains, garden and mountain view from room! Surroundings are dotted with small country-cafes, serene and peaceful forest yet does not feel like you are by yourself as there are other beautiful low-rise vacation lodging nearby that does not block the view. Staff are earnest and some of the serving staff speaks Chinese, making it easy for Asian-based visitors. It is most convenient to drive as it is not quite in town. The hotel and rooms are very clean, actually tastefully furnished and great onsen bath! Love their outdoor bath! It is conveniently located to reach Mount Aso, Kurokawa Onsen, Kumamoto and etc.
Cons: Nothing! I would love to come back and stay for a month!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: I booked a room with private onsen inside the room, It’s wonderful. Dinner is great!
Cons: It’s a bit far from Aso volcano but it doesn’t matter at all because of the view and the environment in the hotel.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lovely onsen
Cons: A bit isolated, far from shops. Need to self drive to assess.
Shinwaen - Aso - Building
12
8.7 Excellent (389 reviews)
C$ 360+
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.
Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Ichinoi - Aso - Bedroom
13
8.7 Excellent (375 reviews)
C$ 249+
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.)
Tamaki Ryokan - Kumamoto - Building
14
8.8 Excellent (111 reviews)
C$ 69+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at TAMAKI RYOKAN in Kumamoto, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Kumamoto Castle and Aso Uchinomaki Onsen. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby and luggage storage. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It is a very convenient ryokan. Really nothing to complain about, ultra clean, very nice hosts always available. And the japanese breakfast was really good.
Cons: Climbing the steep stairs with a heavy luggage was quite tough. It is also a little bit far from the city center by walking
9.6 Excellent
Pros: breakfast is really worth the 700 yen, if I could’ve added dinner I would do that too. Owner is very welcoming, speaks English well and everything is clean. It is accessable by car but harder if you are taking public transit. There’s not many stores around either as its in a local residencial area.
Cons: no shower cap and comb
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The ryokan is well situated at 5 minutes from Shin-Suizenji station. The room is clean, very light and quiet. The breakfast was so delicious ans the owners so kind!
Cons: Nothing to dislike!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: We were allocated a larger room than originally booked as the large room was free so we appreciated the additional space. The en-suite facilities were accessed off our entry corridor. The Japanese breakfast was exceptionally tasty and beautifully presented.
Cons: The location is a little way out of the central town area but easily reached by the efficient tram system.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Simple but confortable ryokan, the owner was very king and the breakfast very good. Only negative point, the wifi was not working.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Osen was nice, the food was delicious and staffs were nice . We enjoyed ourselves during the stay !:)
Cons: Nil
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Hosts speak English and are friendly. Breakfast was tasty. Parking albeit not free is conveniently round the corner.
Cons: I wrongly assumed that ryokan certainly is equipped with onsen bath so was a tad disappointed to find out that it was not available.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room is very clean and well maintained. Small but compact. Tatami is comfortable and i sleep really well in the room. Breakfast was also prepared with a lot of thought by the owner in the morning. Japanese style breakfast which i absolutely love!
Cons: No, value for money
7.9 Good
Pros: Nice breakfast.
Cons: a bit small
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Excellent breakfast and dinner available at the ryokan. We tried the traditional Kumamoto set which had horse sashimi, stuffed lotus root and rice dumpling soup. The 3rd generation owner of this ryokan speaks English and is very friendly.
Cons: Traditionally pillows were not quite to my liking
Minshuku Asogen - Aso - Building
15
8.7 Excellent (332 reviews)
C$ 116+
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.
Shougen Sansou - Kumamoto
16
8.7 Excellent (215 reviews)
C$ 209+
Overview
Located in Tamana, Shougen Sansou is just steps from Tamana Onsen and a 3-minute drive from Jagatani Park. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
Guest House Asora - Aso - Building
17
8.6 Excellent (238 reviews)
C$ 71+
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).
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Guesthouse Asobi-Gokoro Kumamoto-City - Hostel in Kumamoto, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Kumamoto Castle and Kumamoto Station Tourist Information Center.
7.9 Good
Pros: Nice host that can help you out with bookings and recommendations for restaurants. Close to the main station (10-15 minutes walk or 800 yen with taxi). Bathrooms and showers where nice and clean, also a big kitchen with good equipment.
Cons: A bit far from the city center, but not a problem if you’re in Kumamoto to see the surroundings as we did (Mount Aso). There are still many restaurants to choose from and a large super market close by. The Japanese sleeping mattresses was a little bit thin compared to other places we’ve been to, I thought it was a bit uncomfortable but my boyfriend had no trouble sleeping so it depends on how picky you are :)
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The guy at the reception was super-helpul and saved us with the bus schedule for the kumowara onsen. Also, we had some nice chats in the common room. The location is good and only 15 mins walk to train station.
Cons: The check in only after 3pm surprised us (we didn't read the rules carefully) but it was great that we were able to leave our bags and go explore town! The position of the female shower is a bit awkward, but not too bad.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The host is super nice and gave us big welcome. Old style japanese room is clean and comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were great and had great recommendations For local restaurants
Cons: It was a little hard to find
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff is lovely House is so Japanese
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The attention to detail of the owner, who gave us lots of local information we could use for eating, travel, places to visit
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner of the property made sure to sit down with every guest when they arrived and explained the area around the hostel. This level of service was truly fantastic. The living experience is also very traditional, yet without the normal price tag of similar traditional lodgings.
Cons: There was nothing I wasn't pleased with. This is a great property
6.7 Good
Pros: You can enjoy a stay at traditional Japanese tatami house. A good garden view in front of out room door.
Cons: Location is bit far, about 1.5km from JR Kumamoto Station. It's traditional tatami-matted house, hence, sound proof is bad. After 11pm, all doors & windows ate lock-up. Common area lights all switched off, you can only stay in your room. Check in only 3-9pm.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It is really local home and you spent your night on tatami. Also the staff organize dinner gathering in the hostel once in a while in which you can enjoy local family food with other guests.
Cons: The guesthouse is a bit far from the Kumamoto station.
7.5 Good
Pros: the location is good & and the staff is friendly & helpful.
Cons: the soundproofing is bad
Dormy Inn Kumamoto Natural Hot Spring - Kumamoto - Building
19
8.5 Excellent (5,508 reviews)
C$ 167+
Overview Reviews
A stay at Dormy Inn Kumamoto Natural Hot Spring places you in the heart of Kumamoto, within a 15-minute walk of Kumamoto Castle and Shinshigai Shotengai. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff are well-friendly. Room is clean and service is good.
Cons: Wifi is not so good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hot spring and single room in this hotel. Breakfast has various choices of food. Great lobby with drink supply and plugs that is good for work.
Cons: The opening hour of hot spring is a bit limited for me, from 3 pm to 9 am the next day.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location with free coffee, late night ramen, station shuttle and amazing onsen. Would return!
Cons: Small rooms
7.5 Good
Pros: Location good
Cons: Small rooms
6.3 Good
Pros: staff at first could not speak English and not able to inform correctly how to get to rugby match??
Cons: small room
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location if visiting Kumamoto for leisure, close to parks, castle, etc tram runs past, close station
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic hotel. The onsen was great and the complimentary ramen and beers in the evening was a nice touch. Location was excellent a short walk from the tram from the station and across the road from a fantastic new shopping centre and restaurant complex. 5 minutes walk from the castle as well.
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Kumamoto Bus Station is directly opposite the hotel. Sakura Machi Shopping Centre is just 2 mi utes across the road. 3 minutes walk away is the Shimotori shopping arcade.
7.5 Good
Pros: Very convenience location, it's close to a new mall or old walking street with many restaurants
Cons: The reception. It's worse than the Dormy Inn in Fukuoka.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hot spring and sauna facilities where perfect. Just what you need to finish a sightseeing day off
Airport Hotel Kumamoto - Kikuchi - Building
20
8.5 Excellent (468 reviews)
C$ 112+
Overview Reviews
Located in Ozu, Airport Hotel Kumamoto is within a 15-minute drive of Kumamoto Airport Golf Course and Kikuchi Onsen. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, and an elevator. This hotel has 2 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Modern decorated rooms with two very good single beds. good shower. The room also features a kettle and small refrigerator. Good and helpful staff even though English is not spoken so much. Free Laundry on the ground floor. The room will be good for couples or bussiness travelers. Since the hotel does not have rooms with conecting doors, they made sure our two rooms are right next to the other.
Cons: As a family it would have been nice to have two rooms with a connecting door between them, but the hotel doesn't have such rooms. Wifi signal is OK but sometimes had problems with viewing photos of regular normal sites or google maps.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Brand new, clean and comfortable
Cons: Staff can smile more make the guest feel being welcome to the hotel, especially airport hotel will mostly accommodate tourists
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Mobile search TripAdvisor
Cons: A little further from town
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Price
Cons: Quite far away from down town