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Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Wakaba

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In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Wakaba

Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Wakaba

3.5 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
869-2402, Kumamoto-ken, Minamioguni, 6431 Manganji

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMeotodaki Fall5 min drive
  • Popular LocationHiranodai Kogen Observation Deck6 min drive
  • Popular LocationIkeyama Suigen13 min drive
  • AirportKumamoto (KMJ)55 min drive

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About this area


Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Wakaba is located in Kurokawa Onsen, a neighborhood in Minamioguni. Kusumi Plateau and Sakamoto Zenzo Museum of Art are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Kuju Highlands Observatory and Ikeyama Suigen. Kuju Flower Park and Kuju Natural Zoo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Meotodaki Fall - 5 min drive
  • Hiranodai Kogen Observation Deck - 6 min drive
  • Kuju Highlands Observatory - 10 min drive
  • Ikeyama Suigen - 13 min drive
  • Sujiyu Onsen - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Bungotaketa station - 26 min drive
  • Kumamoto Airport (KMJ) - 55 min drive


  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering Japanese cuisine. Serves dinner.

About this property

Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Wakaba

3.5-star Minamioguni ryokan in Kurokawa Onsen with spa services
A restaurant, massage/treatment rooms, and free newspapers are available at this smoke-free ryokan. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a garden and gift shops/newsstands. All 16 rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, plus free WiFi and TVs with digital channels. Refrigerators, room service, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Wakaba offers 16 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and bathrobes. Digital television is provided.

Bathrooms include slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Minamioguni ryokan provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include massages. Private bath/onsen services include an indoor private onsen (in communal space). Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Hot springs
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese


  • Garden


  • Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Indoor private onsen (mineral springs) in communal space
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Public bath open from 6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Kaiseki meal
  • Refrigerator


  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 3 PM - 5:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information
Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this property 7 days in advance of arrival. Requests for dietary accommodations are not accepted on site.


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A bathing tax, collected at the property, may be charged. The bathing tax applies to properties with hot springs and ranges from JPY 150-500 per person, per night based on local regulations. Please note that further exemptions may apply.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for private bath/onsen; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Ryokan Wakaba Minamioguni
Ryokan Wakaba
Wakaba Minamioguni
Ryokan Wakaba
Kurokawa Onsen Wakaba
Ryokan Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Wakaba Minamioguni
Minamioguni Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Wakaba Ryokan
Ryokan Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Wakaba
Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Wakaba Minamioguni
Kurokawa Onsen Wakaba
Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Wakaba Ryokan
Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Wakaba Minamioguni
Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Wakaba Ryokan Minamioguni

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 201 out of 291 reviews
5 - Excellent 69%
Rating 4 - Good. 82 out of 291 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 291 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 291 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 291 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very close to the bus station. Shuttle van available if needed. Nice indoor & outdoor onsen. Excellent dinner & breakfast.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

2/5 Poor

Traveled with group
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Nothing much to talk about, very simple Japanese style, average facility and service,food was very disappointed, processed food etc
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff here made my stay extremely wonderful - they just went out of their way to make me feel welcomed and attend to my every request. Really appreciate that they try to communicate in English as well. I stayed in Kiku room which had a private bath. The room was spotless, beautiful and bright with a view of a small garden, really roomy and well planned, and the private indoor bath was a nice little luxury. The kaiseki meals are a mix of western and traditional japanese touches, with hits and misses that give an overall satisfactory experience. The basashi was fantastic, and when I asked for it again the next dinner they gave me a larger portion! The onsen is shaded and above a tiny rapid, facing a large hotel across the bank. It’s a nice quick pre/post-meal soak but I’d recommend heading to the other more spectacular and secluded onsens on the outskirts. The free red bean soup served in reception area is super good. The common areas in this ryokan are a tad small and nothing to rave about though. Overall I had a very pleasing experience. Again, I felt truly touched by the staff who were so warm, sincere and helpful. They made me feel like I was the only guest there when the place was booked full. I feel this is a solid place to get an introduction to the ryokan/onsen experience. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime Ryokan Wakaba!
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019