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Ryokan

Kurokawa Onsen Shinmeikan

Minamioguni Town, Kumamoto
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A long-established ryokan in Kurokawa Onsen featuring five hot spring baths / Have a relaxing time in our famous cave bath that took nearly 10 years to dig out!

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  • Rooms & Plans
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Guest review score

Exceptional
Reviews: 39
4.7

Access

Miyaji Station
57 min drive
Namino Station
1 hr drive
Ikoinomura Station
1 hr 1 min drive

Property facilities

  • Parking lot
  • Open-air bath (hot spring)
  • Vending machine
  • Shop
  • Grand bath
  • Grand bath (hot spring)

Explore our rooms and plans

Price (low to high)
2 room types
Room
9.72m²
Max 3 adults / 2 children
Room facilities
  • Toilet available, no bath
  • Internet available in room
  • Hairbrushes
  • Yukata
  • Hand soap
  • Toothbrush sets
  • Example of dinner at the back of the hearth (2015)
    Meal
    Free privately reservable bath
    Famous local cuisine
    Dinner
    Breakfast
    Price for:  
    1 night
     | 
     | 
    $381.68
    Taxes & fees incl.
    Plan details

    [Popular] Full of emotion: Enjoy charcoal-grilled food and company around the hearth [Breakfast] [Dinner]

    ■...For those who are booking an accommodation plan...■ Our hotel is a registered facility of [Kumamoto Rediscovery Journey]. If you live in Kumamoto Prefecture, you will be eligible for the [Kumamoto Rediscovery Journey] discount. [Kumamoto Rediscovery Journey] Please note that the discount will not be applied once the campaign ends. ■・・・Plan explanation...■ Shinmeikan is known for its hearth and cave bath. We are pleased with our customers, young and old, men and women, from all over the world. Please come and enjoy Shinmeikan's specialties. Our recommended plan! A hearth that is rarely seen these days. It's like something out of an old story you read to me when I was little. Enjoy your meal in a nostalgic atmosphere. You can actually cook the food right in front of your eyes, so you can make it to your liking. Please enjoy it by grilling it. ■…Meal…■ Dinner will be served at a restaurant located at the edge of a rustic hearth. Warming river fish skewers over charcoal, Enjoy grilled Higo beef and vegetables. Please enjoy the simple taste that can only be found in a mountain inn. *The dining area by the hearth is a tatami room. *Please note that if you are a group of 4 or more people, you may be separated from the tables. ■Kurokawa Onsen■ Our hotel, which is a member of the Japan Secret Hot Springs Protection Association, has a cave bath and an open-air bath. There is an indoor bath and a family bath (free of charge). One of the most popular is the "cave bath" The former company president, Tetsuya, who is also known as Kurokawa's father, spent 10 years digging out the stone pile in his backyard with a knife and chisel. The inside of the cave is larger than expected and the steam is You can enjoy the sauna effect that gradually becomes soothing. If you want to enjoy it slowly, try early in the morning when there are fewer customers! ■・・・Accommodation score...■ After checking out, if you present your accommodation certificate, you can use the baths at our sister restaurants "Yama Mizuki" and "Miyama Sanso" for free. *A separate bathing tax of 150 yen will be charged on-site. *This plan is not eligible for Japan Secret Hot Springs Protection Association stamps. ・Due to freezing and snow in winter, studless tires and chains are required. It is very dangerous to come with normal tires. *Dinner time is 18:00 PM and breakfast time is 8:00 AM.  Last check-in is 17:30 PM. If your arrival time is after 18:00, it may be treated as a cancellation. Please be sure to arrive by 5:30 PM.

    $381.68
    Taxes & fees incl.
    1 room 2 guests 1 night
    Plan benefits
    • Free privately reservable bath
    • Famous local cuisine
    Meals
    • Dinner
    • Breakfast
  • Supper example (2015)
    Meal
    Free privately reservable bath
    Famous local cuisine
    Dinner
    Breakfast
    Price for:  
    1 night
     | 
     | 
    $392.28
    Taxes & fees incl.
    Plan details

    ◆Couples^^◆Families-Private bath guaranteed♪ Cherish your family time♪ [Breakfast] [Dinner]

    ■・・・For those reserving an accommodation plan・・・■ Our hotel is a registered facility of the [Kumamoto Rediscovery Trip]. Those who live in Kumamoto Prefecture will be eligible for the [Kumamoto Rediscovery Trip] discount. Please note that the discount will not be applied once the [Kumamoto Rediscovery Trip] campaign ends. ■・・・Plan explanation・・・■ For happy couples and married couples who have been together for many years♪ This is a special plan that allows you to reserve Shinmeikan's most popular private bath in advance. You've made the most of your time off to go on a hot spring trip. It would be a shame if the private bath was fully booked and you couldn't use it. That's why this is the only plan that allows you to reserve a private bath in advance. Recommended for those who want to use the private bath. ~Plan benefits~ ●Private baths can be reserved in advance When making a reservation, please fill in your first and second choice of time from the following times. 15:30~ / 16:20~ / 17:10~ 20:30~ / 21:20~ / 22:10~ *Please note that we may not be able to accommodate your request. ■Kurokawa Onsen■ As a member of the Japan Society for Preserving Secret Hot Springs, our inn has a cave bath, an open-air bath, an indoor bath, and a family bath (free of charge). The most popular of these is the "cave bath." The president, Tetsuya, who is also known as the father of Kurokawa, spent 10 years digging into the stone mountain in the backyard with a hammer and chisel to create it. The cave is larger than you would imagine, and the steam that rises from it is also effective for beautiful skin. If you want to enjoy it slowly, it's best to come early in the morning when there are few customers! ■Meals■ The course meal is made with plenty of mountain produce from Minamioguni, such as wild vegetables and river fish. Please enjoy the simple flavors that are unique to a mountain inn. ■・・・Accommodation Points・・・■ After checking out, if you present your accommodation certificate, you can use the baths at our sister establishments "Yamamizuki" and "Miyama Sanso" for free. *You cannot specify where you will eat. *An additional 150 yen will be charged as a local bath tax. *This plan is not eligible for the Japan Society for Preserving Secret Hot Springs stamp. ・In winter, studded tires and chains are required due to freezing and snow. It is very dangerous to come with normal tires. *Dinner is at 6:00 PM and breakfast is at 8:00 AM. Final check-in is at 5:30 PM. If you arrive after 6:00 PM, your reservation may be canceled, so please be sure to arrive by 5:30 PM.

    $392.28
    Taxes & fees incl.
    1 room 2 guests 1 night
    Plan benefits
    • Free privately reservable bath
    • Famous local cuisine
    Meals
    • Dinner
    • Breakfast
  • Kumamoto specialty, horse sashimi
    Meal
    Free privately reservable bath
    Famous local cuisine
    Dinner
    Breakfast
    Price for:  
    1 night
     | 
     | 
    $413.49
    Taxes & fees incl.
    Plan details

    [Cuisine pride] Luxury: Enjoy the Kumamoto specialty horse meat sashimi ☆ [Breakfast] [Dinner]

    ■・・・Plan Description・・・■ When you think of Kumamoto, you think of horse sashimi!! Recommended for customers who like horse sashimi♪ Normal meals do not include horse sashimi. This plan offers high-quality horse sashimi. Please enjoy a blissful moment while soaking in the hot spring and eating your fill of local delicacies. ■Meals■ We will provide horse sashimi in addition to the banquet dishes that use plenty of Kumamoto Wagyu beef, wild vegetables, river fish, and other mountain delicacies from Minamioguni. *You cannot specify the dinner venue. ■Kurokawa Onsen■ As a member of the Japan Society for Preserving Secret Hot Springs, our inn has a cave bath, an open-air bath, an indoor bath, and a family bath (free of charge). The most popular of these is the "cave bath." Tetsuya, the former president and also known as the father of Kurokawa, dug it out of a stone mountain in the backyard with a hammer and chisel over the course of 10 years. The inside of the cave is larger than you might imagine, and you can enjoy the sauna effect of the steam billowing up and gradually working its way through. If you want to enjoy it slowly, it's best to go early in the morning when there are fewer customers! ■・・・Accommodation Benefits・・・■ After checking out, if you present your accommodation certificate, you can use the baths at our sister hotels "Yamamizuki" and "Miyama Sanso" for free. *An additional 150 yen will be charged as a bathing tax on-site. *This plan is not eligible for the "Japan Secret Hot Springs Association" stamp. *Due to freezing and snowfall in winter, studded tires and chains are required. It is very dangerous to come with normal tires. *Dinner is at 6:00 PM and breakfast is at 8:00 AM. Final check-in is at 5:30 PM. If you arrive after 6:00 PM, your reservation may be canceled, so please be sure to arrive by 5:30 PM.

    $413.49
    Taxes & fees incl.
    1 room 2 guests 1 night
    Plan benefits
    • Free privately reservable bath
    • Famous local cuisine
    Meals
    • Dinner
    • Breakfast
    Dining locations
    • Dinner (Japanese restaurant)
    • Breakfast (Japanese restaurant)
Room details

(6 tatami mats) [Japanese room]

9.72m²
Max 3 adults / 2 children
Room facilities
  • Toilet available, no bath
  • Internet available in room
Amenities
  • Hairbrushes
  • Yukata
  • Hand soap
  • Toothbrush sets
  • Hair dryers
  • Ladies' amenities
  • Bath towels
  • Tissues
  • Face towels
  • Slippers
Room (8 tatami mats)
River view
12.96m²
Max 4 adults / 2 children
Room facilities
  • Toilet available, no bath
  • Hairbrushes
  • Yukata
  • Hand soap
  • Toothbrush sets
  • Hair dryers
  • Example of dinner at the back of the hearth (2015)
    Meal
    Free privately reservable bath
    Famous local cuisine
    Dinner
    Breakfast
    Price for:  
    1 night
     | 
     | 
    $402.88
    Taxes & fees incl.
    Plan details

    [Popular] Full of emotion: Enjoy charcoal-grilled food and company around the hearth [Breakfast] [Dinner]

    ■...For those who are booking an accommodation plan...■ Our hotel is a registered facility of [Kumamoto Rediscovery Journey]. If you live in Kumamoto Prefecture, you will be eligible for the [Kumamoto Rediscovery Journey] discount. [Kumamoto Rediscovery Journey] Please note that the discount will not be applied once the campaign ends. ■・・・Plan explanation...■ Shinmeikan is known for its hearth and cave bath. We are pleased with our customers, young and old, men and women, from all over the world. Please come and enjoy Shinmeikan's specialties. Our recommended plan! A hearth that is rarely seen these days. It's like something out of an old story you read to me when I was little. Enjoy your meal in a nostalgic atmosphere. You can actually cook the food right in front of your eyes, so you can make it to your liking. Please enjoy it by grilling it. ■…Meal…■ Dinner will be served at a restaurant located at the edge of a rustic hearth. Warming river fish skewers over charcoal, Enjoy grilled Higo beef and vegetables. Please enjoy the simple taste that can only be found in a mountain inn. *The dining area by the hearth is a tatami room. *Please note that if you are a group of 4 or more people, you may be separated from the tables. ■Kurokawa Onsen■ Our hotel, which is a member of the Japan Secret Hot Springs Protection Association, has a cave bath and an open-air bath. There is an indoor bath and a family bath (free of charge). One of the most popular is the "cave bath" The former company president, Tetsuya, who is also known as Kurokawa's father, spent 10 years digging out the stone pile in his backyard with a knife and chisel. The inside of the cave is larger than expected and the steam is You can enjoy the sauna effect that gradually becomes soothing. If you want to enjoy it slowly, try early in the morning when there are fewer customers! ■・・・Accommodation score...■ After checking out, if you present your accommodation certificate, you can use the baths at our sister restaurants "Yama Mizuki" and "Miyama Sanso" for free. *A separate bathing tax of 150 yen will be charged on-site. *This plan is not eligible for Japan Secret Hot Springs Protection Association stamps. ・Due to freezing and snow in winter, studless tires and chains are required. It is very dangerous to come with normal tires. *Dinner time is 18:00 PM and breakfast time is 8:00 AM.  Last check-in is 17:30 PM. If your arrival time is after 18:00, it may be treated as a cancellation. Please be sure to arrive by 5:30 PM.

    $402.88
    Taxes & fees incl.
    1 room 2 guests 1 night
    Plan benefits
    • Free privately reservable bath
    • Famous local cuisine
    Meals
    • Dinner
    • Breakfast
  • Supper example (2015)
    Meal
    Free privately reservable bath
    Famous local cuisine
    Dinner
    Breakfast
    Price for:  
    1 night
     | 
     | 
    $402.88
    Taxes & fees incl.
    Plan details

    ◆Couples^^◆Families-Private bath guaranteed♪ Cherish your family time♪ [Breakfast] [Dinner]

    ■・・・For those reserving an accommodation plan・・・■ Our hotel is a registered facility of the [Kumamoto Rediscovery Trip]. Those who live in Kumamoto Prefecture will be eligible for the [Kumamoto Rediscovery Trip] discount. Please note that the discount will not be applied once the [Kumamoto Rediscovery Trip] campaign ends. ■・・・Plan explanation・・・■ For happy couples and married couples who have been together for many years♪ This is a special plan that allows you to reserve Shinmeikan's most popular private bath in advance. You've made the most of your time off to go on a hot spring trip. It would be a shame if the private bath was fully booked and you couldn't use it. That's why this is the only plan that allows you to reserve a private bath in advance. Recommended for those who want to use the private bath. ~Plan benefits~ ●Private baths can be reserved in advance When making a reservation, please fill in your first and second choice of time from the following times. 15:30~ / 16:20~ / 17:10~ 20:30~ / 21:20~ / 22:10~ *Please note that we may not be able to accommodate your request. ■Kurokawa Onsen■ As a member of the Japan Society for Preserving Secret Hot Springs, our inn has a cave bath, an open-air bath, an indoor bath, and a family bath (free of charge). The most popular of these is the "cave bath." The president, Tetsuya, who is also known as the father of Kurokawa, spent 10 years digging into the stone mountain in the backyard with a hammer and chisel to create it. The cave is larger than you would imagine, and the steam that rises from it is also effective for beautiful skin. If you want to enjoy it slowly, it's best to come early in the morning when there are few customers! ■Meals■ The course meal is made with plenty of mountain produce from Minamioguni, such as wild vegetables and river fish. Please enjoy the simple flavors that are unique to a mountain inn. ■・・・Accommodation Points・・・■ After checking out, if you present your accommodation certificate, you can use the baths at our sister establishments "Yamamizuki" and "Miyama Sanso" for free. *You cannot specify where you will eat. *An additional 150 yen will be charged as a local bath tax. *This plan is not eligible for the Japan Society for Preserving Secret Hot Springs stamp. ・In winter, studded tires and chains are required due to freezing and snow. It is very dangerous to come with normal tires. *Dinner is at 6:00 PM and breakfast is at 8:00 AM. Final check-in is at 5:30 PM. If you arrive after 6:00 PM, your reservation may be canceled, so please be sure to arrive by 5:30 PM.