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Ryokan Konoyu

6784 Manganji, Minamioguni, Aso-gun, Kumamoto 黒川温泉 旅館こうの湯


Enjoy extraordinary relaxation in spacious baths attached to guest rooms

This onsen lodge in the middle of rich nature is located a short distance from Kurokawa Onsen, a popular hot spring area that welcomes over 1 million visitors every year.

The lodge has its own spring source that flows at a high volume to the attached onsen baths of the 9 guest rooms. Lodging guests can enjoy the 100% free-flowing spring in a private atmosphere without any inhibitions.

The 3 types of guest room all have a comfortable, quiet atmosphere and are replete with amenities. Their attached onsen baths have distinct designs, so you can choose the room type depending on your preferred bath.

The one-story type guest room is designed with few height differences. Its attached semi-open-air bath with shower room has an overlooking view of the scenery outside. The spacious bath can accommodate 5 to 6 adults.

The two-story maisonette type room features an indoor bath and open-air stone bath on the ground floor. The second floor has a relaxing Japanese-style room where you can enjoy a view of the Aso mountains on clear days.

The separate maisonette type room called “Asebi” features a cypress wood reclining indoor bath and an open-air bath that resembles a stony cave. It also has a Japanese-style room on the second floor.

Besides the luxurious baths in the guest rooms, you can also enjoy a private open-air bath called “Ten-no-Yu”, and a public open-air bath called “Mori-no-Yu”.

The “Ten-no-Yu” private open-air bath is exclusive to lodging guests. It can be used for free for 50 minutes. Just reserve your preferred time slot at the front desk. This bath boasts the best view of all the baths in the lodge, making it popular with all visitors.

If you have small, palm-sized tattoos, you can use the gender-separate “Mori-no-Yu” public open-air bath. However, please avoid using it if you have conspicuous large size tattoos. Mori-no-Yu also accepts day trip visitors.

The hot spring here has a flow volume of 202 liters per minute, and is pumped to the baths without added heat, water, chlorination, filtration, or recirculation. You can enjoy the hot spring water fresh from the source.

The onsen is a slightly alkaline simple spring with a pH of 7.78. The water is colorless at the source, but after some time in the baths, its ferrous ions react with oxygen in the air, causing it to have a greenish tinge.

The slightly alkaline water is gentle on the skin, and has a soap-like action that removes oil and dead skin cells. It will leave your skin smooth and moisturized.

For breakfast and dinner, you can enjoy various dishes made with select ingredients, including a shabu-shabu of wagyu beef, Kumamoto specialty basashi (horse meat), and local vegetables and organic rice. They are served as an aesthetically pleasing Japanese-style course.

This onsen lets you relax and spend a luxurious, blissful time in a place where you can feel oneness with beautiful nature that changes across the seasons.


Guest rooms with attached onsen (all rooms)
Private open-air bath “Ten-no-Yu” (for lodging guests only, free 50-minute use)
◎Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, hair dryer, face towel (please bring the bath towel from your room)
Open-air bath “Mori-no-Yu” (includes standing bath and cascading stream)
◎Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryer, locker
Foot bath (free)
Beauty Salon/massage (reservations accepted)
Rental amenities: electric facial, face pack, games (othello, playing cards, etc)
Parking: 20 slots
[Accommodation Fees]
Standard plan 1 night 2 meals
・Maisonette type (with indoor and open-air bath) from 21,600 yen
・Separate maisonette type (with indoor and open-air bath) from 23,760 yen
・Separate one-story type (with semi-open-air bath) from 27,000 yen
[Day trip bathing Fees]
Open-air bath “Mori-no-Yu”
Adult 600 yen
Child 300 yen
※Onsen-hopping pass for Kurokawa Onsen can be used
6784 Manganji, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture
Check-in 15:00/Check-out 10:00
Private open-air bath “Ten-no-Yu” 15:00-22:00/7:00-9:00
Open-air bath “Mori-no-Yu” 7:00-22:00
■Day Trip Bathing Hours
Open all year round
Ryokan Konoyu
  • Address: 6784 Manganji, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun
  • City: Kumamoto
  • State/county: Kyushu
  • Zip/Postal Code: 869-2402
  • Country: Japan


Updated on January 6, 2020 at 9:42 am

  • Price: ¥21,600
  • Property Type: Hotel & Ryokan
  • Property Status: Special conditions*


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