Kumamoto Prefecture is famous for hot springs. Kurokawa Onsen is one of the most popular hot spring resorts with a variety of ryokan (a Japanese-style hotel with onsen) to choose from. Here are some of our recommendations.
Photo：http://pds.exblog.jp/How about renting a yukata (casual kimono made of cotton) and relax in a cozy room? You can enjoy Nonohana's highly-reputed original Japanese cuisine in a private dining room. The tasty Kumamoto beef BBQ is a must-try!
Website (in English): http://www.oyado-nonohana.com/english/
Website (in English): http://www.kurokawaso.com/english/english.html
Website (in English): http://www.kurokawaonsen.or.jp/english/details/okyakuya.html
Photo：http://pds.exblog.jp/This ryokan has 12 stand-alone guest rooms in the quiet forest. Facilities include an observation deck and a library in the approximately 5,000 square meters property.
Website (in English): http://gtl.jp/labs/rakukan/yamashinobu/site/page.php?PAGE_NO=140
5. Ikoi Ryokan
Website (in English): http://www.ikoi-ryokan.com/english/
Photo：http://stat.ameba.jp/Takino-yu and Bijin-yu.
Photo：http://blogs.c.yimg.jp/Yamamizuki is located on a mountain and beautiful seasonal views can be seen from anywhere on the property. The view of autumn leaves from guest rooms is stunning.
Website (in English): http://www.yamamizuki.com/english/english.html
7. San-ai Kougen Hotel
Photo：http://onpara.jp/The outstanding view from the outdoor hot spring Zekkei no Yu is a must-see. The ryokan is surrounded by the nature of Aso area and you can enjoy relaxing activities such as star viewing and taking a walk in the morning fog.
Website (in English): http://www.kurokawaonsen.or.jp/english/details/san-ai.html
Website (in English): http://www.kurokawaonsen.or.jp/english/details/oyado_noshiyu.html
9. Shikinosato Hanamura
Website (in English): http://kumanago.jp/en/spots/detail/hotspring/430000004675.html
Website (in English): http://www.kurokawaonsen.or.jp/english/details/fujiya.html
Too many attractive ryokan to choose from? Just pick one, and enjoy your hot spring experience at Kurokawa Onsen!