Excellent 8.5
Based on 17 reviews

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About this property


Ideal for fun and relaxation, Family Ryokan Kawakyu is located in the Omure area of Ibusuki. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Satsuma Denshokan, Ibusuki Bridge Muregawa Remains, Road Station Iokaido.

Family Ryokan Kawakyu also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Ibusuki. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, meeting facilities, laundry service.

Step into one of 9 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating which can be found in some rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Family Ryokan Kawakyu is a smart choice for travelers to Ibusuki, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Car park

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Hot tub
  • Spa

Services and conveniences

  • Laundry service
  • Smoking area


  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • Japanese
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-6 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 3:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 9
Reception Open Until: 7:00 PM
Room Voltage: 100
Year Hotel Built: 1972
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2010
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Recent customer comments

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based on 17 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Facilities 9.3
  • Location 7.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.6
  • Service 9.2
  • Value for money 8.6
  • Food/Dining 8.0
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Naraporn from Thailand
Solo travelers
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Warmth & Feel at home
Friendliness, Comfortable, Cleanliness
Hide San, the owner and his friend, Madonna Suga, are very good host. We promised with them that we will go back to visit them at Ibusuki again for sure because of their hospitality and warm welcome. Kawakyu is a small local ryokan that you can touch in the Japapnese traditional. Location is not near JR station but you can take bus from JR station around 5-10 minutes. Sometime you can request Hide San to pick up from JR station, he is very kind person. He also drove us around Ibusuki to see a lot attraction places which are awsome. This time we did not try on meals but we will try for sure next time for Japanese traditional meals at the Ryokan. Highly recommend to stay here for your vacation, you will love everything here as we do. See you Hide San & Madonna Suka
Reviewed February 08, 2016

cho from Singapore
Solo travelers
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in November 2015
Great homely stay
Hospitable and attentive staff; delicious meals, clean and spacious room
It was a most memorable and great stay at Ryokan Kawakyu! The owner Mr Hideaki Oyama is a fantastic host who makes sure that all his guests are well taken care of right from the start when he picks you up from the train station.He is very dedicated to his profession and ensures that all his guests needs are met.He'll also make recommendations to places of interests and even helps to check up the ways and means of getting to those places. He even introduced a local eatery when I got to eat the best chawanmushi and satsumaage!!I'll definitely recommend this place for those who are visiting Ibusuki!
Reviewed December 01, 2015

Johann from Germany
Solo travelers
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015
Warming stay in most unique onsen city
Staff Comfortable Quiet
The train station is a 10 minute walk away but the hotel is perfectly located for a unique onsen experience, but still is in a nicly quiet spot of the town. The staff takes all time helping with questions and requests and the overall Ryokan experience was really good.
Reviewed November 16, 2015

SHENG from Singapore
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in September 2015
1 Night Stay at Ryokan Kawakyu
Meals and the very friendly staff.
Reviewed October 10, 2015

Gavin from Hong Kong
Holiday Home
Stayed 1 night in August 2015
Friendly service
Value for money and a good experience in home-stay Japan
Reviewed August 10, 2015

Ricky from Hong Kong
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2015
Overall ok, but a bit distant
Staff, Room comfort
Reviewed July 14, 2015

Tan from Singapore
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015
Excellent stay at Ryokan Kawakyu
- Clean and comfortable room
Reviewed March 24, 2015

JOUNGWOON from South Korea
Solo travelers
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
Beat hotel for the price in ibuski
Price, kindness, location
The owner of the Ryokan is very friendly and good english speaker! He introduced some sight seeing, tourist spots and restaurants that were very satisfying! Onsen in the Ryokan has two type- one is for 1 person, the other is for 2-3 people! Onsen is not the fancy one, however, it's clean and traditional japanese type with very hot water. You can enjoy your private onsen(allow to lock the door) with the water which you can adjust temperature! Breakfast was very nice enough to pay the price arleady included! It's away from the train station and port around 10 minutes by foot! It has smoking room for the smoker. If you are not the smoker, please make a reservation non-smoking room!
Reviewed February 23, 2015

KENG from Singapore
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in November 2014
Highly recommended. Like old friends
Friendly host who makes you feel at home. Clean and cosy environment. Relaxing atmosphere away from the crowd.
Very friendly and helpful host who treated us like old friends who meet after a long time. Glad to meet and have dinner with host Oyama's family at local eatery with authentic Japanese food which were different from the usual fare at big restaurants and fast food joints. The price was reasonable and we had a great evening together. We appreciate his gesture in driving us around Ibusuki during his free time in the afternoon, going to some places that regular tourists do not go. Memorable experience of Japanese hospitality. He recommended us and even drove us to Chiran Peace Museum as he was bringing his three year daughter and family for photo taking in Kagoshima. We also hop by to visit Samurai Houses in Chiran. To top it all, he drove our luggage to our hotel in Kagoshima so that we did not have to drag them around in Chiran. Although the ryokan is slightly off the central area, it is within walking distance and the warmth and graciousness of the host more than made up for it. Great to know and meet Oyama and his family and staff.
Reviewed December 25, 2014

Dorothee from Germany
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2014
good surprise
rooms owner location
Ryokan located on the edge of a canal, quiet and peaceful. Traditionnal rooms, really clean, the sleaping is prepared during our diner (restaurant outside). Good speed wifi. Onsen side, two private baths interiors available The whole thing is simple and pleasant. Grilled hot fish for breakfast. One of the best on for my occidental taste. The owner is friendly and very helpfull, speak a good english. Good advice. Really not a luxus Ryokan but pretty good choice in this category.
Reviewed December 23, 2014


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