NOW is the time to visit if you can,in order to catch some autumn colours! (Photos below are taken by Helen of Explore Kumamoto)
Helen from :Explore Kumamoto visited Kurokawa recently and wrote:
“Autumn is in full swing at Kurokawa Onsen, the maple trees are turning red and the golden ginkgo leaves are already falling. This is one of the most beautiful seasons to visit Kurokawa and this year is the best chance you’ll get to enjoy the colours of autumn without the usual hordes of visitors and bathers. Yesterday afternoon (Nov 9th) it was blissfully quiet and just beautiful.”
Helen also noted that most of the shops were open despite few visitors,so you can still do a spot of shopping for souvenirs and snacks as well as enjoying a dip.