Resumption of Onsen-hopping in Kurokawa Onsen from June 1st,2020

We are pleased to announce that from Monday June 1st onsen-hopping at  Kurokawa Onsen will resume as the temporary closure notice from late April is lifted. At the same time , the Kurokawa Onsen Visitor Center  (Kazenoya) will reopen for the sale of onsen-hopping passes.
Here at Kurokawa Onsen new measures have been implemented to help prevent any future spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus and we ask for your cooperation and understanding. Please also note that during this resumption period not all outdoor baths will be accessible to the public,and opening times may vary.
* At the Visitor Center and at the individual Ryokan measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus    will be in place.
* The usual onsen-hopping period of 8:30 to 21:00 may vary according to individual Ryokan.
* Certain additional  restrictions concerning the number of people entering may be in place at some
* You will be given a bag when you purchase an onsen-hopping pass,please use this for your clothes       when  getting changed before entering the bath.
A Request to Onsen-hoppers
* In addition,prior to Onsen-hopping you will be asked to fill out a form with your name and contact information ,(purely as a measure to help control any future outbreak of the coronavirus)
*Please inform staff if you have a fever,cold symptoms or are generally feeling unwell.
* Please wear a mask when you visit Kurokawa Onsen
* Shared items ,such as baskets, may not be provided in the changing rooms.Please use the bag       provided for  carrying your clothes and personal items or use your own bag.
Currently Suspended
Please note that bar-hopping , electric bicycle rental and yukata rental have NOT been resumed at this time.
We apologise for any inconvenience and ask for your cooperation during this period.
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Teacher at フレンズ英会話 "Friends"English Conversation School
Resident in Kyushu for over 20 years and fortunate to be living in this beautiful corner of Aso close to a number of onsens including Kurokawa, which I love to visit with friends or my guests from overseas. Keeping this semi-official blog in English for the Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Association now gives me the perfect excuse...I just HAVE to try all the (public outdoor) baths I possibly can!

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