Update #3 on Kurokawa Onsen after Recent Earthquakes


Helpful staff at Kurokawa Visitor Center

My contact at Wakaba Inn in central Kurokawa and the staff at the Visitor Center are happy to report that most inns and baths are OPEN AS NORMAL . Please see below for latest information on those that will be opening soon for Golden Week .

(Information correct as of 9am on 4/27)


Ryokan Yamanoyu :  open from 4/28

Ryokan Ichinoi :   expecting to open from 4/29

Yumerindo :  open from 4/29 (for entry to baths only)

Hanadomari :  open from 4/29

Ryokan Okunoyu :  open from 4/29

Wafuryokan Misato :  open from 4/30  (baths cannot be used)

Nonohana :   open from 5/1

San-Ai Kogen Hotel :  open from 8/1

(However,the following inns do not yet know when they will be able to reopen:

Kurokawaso,Ryokan Konoyu,Ryokan Nanjoen,Ryokan Nishimura )


Shops,cafes and restaurants are also mostly open , but please note that they may be closed on days other than their scheduled days off.

The situation may change at short notice,so please check with Kurokawa Vistor Center (+81-967-44-0076) who will have the updated information on a daily basis, or with the individual establishments before your trip.


A rainy morning in Kurokawa…..but Golden Week will be brighter!!


















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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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