"We ended up being VERY pleased with Yamabiko, who offered us..."
June 4, 2018
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Hot spring bath
|Value for money||8.6|
"The staff is super nice and helpful!"
April 5, 2018
"Staff is here are very Kind and provided a excellent service."
February 17, 2018
"The staff was patient, attentive and seemed to genuinely care that we have a perfect stay."
June 4, 2018
"Overall, the stay was pleasant and awesome with friendly sta..."
November 22, 2018
Ideal for fun and relaxation, Yamabiko Ryokan is located in the Minamioguni area of Kumamoto. Only from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Kumamoto hotel. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.
The ambiance of Yamabiko Ryokan is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, linens, sofa, towels, closet are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as hot spring bath, children's playground, table tennis. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Yamabiko Ryokan.
"Nice experience in here."
February 17, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Variety onsen, hospitality local senior service staffs, superb massage chair!”
Yamabiko has so many types of onsen and some of them open all night. Local senior staffs are very friendly. I forgot my jacket when I check out so I contacted to the hotel for picking up. The hotel sent my jacket to my 2nd day hotel this is made me so shocked for their support. Yamabiko is traditional and look simple but it's real and I'll stay here for sure if I visit Kurokawa again. Thank you for your kind services :)
Our family enjoyed a lovely stay here. The surroundings, staff and food were all great, especially the massage chair! We would recommend this place if you want to explore Kurokawa as it is also very central.
Fantastic 2-night stay in this beautiful traditional Japanese style hot spring inn”
We stayed here 2 nights, warmly welcomed and served by the staffs all the time from the pickup at bus stop, check in, meals arrangement till check out. This inn locates along the downstream of the river and about 7 mins to info center or 10 mins to bus stop by walk, very quiet and beautiful place. We can enjoy hot spring bath any time as 2 public outdoor pools (switched for men/women at every mid night), 2 public indoor pools, 6 individual indoor pools. 24 hours hot/cold coffee/tea inside room or at lounge. Dinner and breakfast are also amazing and yummy. Inn arrange different menu with fresh, seasonal and special local ingredients for us.
Very nice environment and highly available hot spring”
With 6 different private hot spring, 2 indoor public hot spring and 2 outdoor public hot spring, it was more than enough to take a hot bath at anytime in a day. The dinner was very good, but the breakfast was a bit disappointing. Overall, the stay was pleasant and awesome with friendly staff and timely pick-up service from the bus station
Love the onsen so much and you will be spoilt for choices with this Ryokan with 6 private onsen (at no additional charges) and 2 public onsen (1 outdoor and another indoor)
Luxury and relax”
Dodd’s are delicious, great location
First and only stay in a ryokan but I cannot imagine something being much better than this. The staff: They were amazingly friendly and so helpful. From being greeted in the parking lot, having our bags brought in on a cart with our name on a plank! To the helpful and patient explanations and service in our room and finally the assistance in taking our bags back to the car and the wave and bow goodbye. The room: This has got to be one of the larger rooms I have ever stayed in. Very nice Japanese style with tatami mats, super comfy futon and even a balcony to watch the river and see the fall colors. The Onsen: There are two public Onsen right next to each other, one side for men the other for women. There are many various sized private onsen that you can use anytime you wish. The food: We only had breakfast included but we were amazed with the variety/presentation and taste. Summary - One of my fondest memories of Japan.
Nice ryokan at Kurakawa Onsen”
Great hotel with a gigantic black dog at the lobby to welcome you. Love the 6 private baths opening 24 hours and no bookings were required for hotel guests. The large public bath is very traditional that no shower were there, you have to wash yourself with a shared tub of onsen and a bucket. The staff English were surprising good compared to other ryokans. One drawback though, we arrived at the hotel at 1720, we were told it is too late that we couldn’t enjoy dinner at the hotel( I have double checked beforehand the hotel description to make sure the cutoff is 6pm). Noted the check in time starts not until 3pm. Luckily there is some restaurants opening at night and we enjoyed a nice BBQ at UFUFU( which is the restaurant at another hotel). Better specify the check in cutoff time to receive dinner in the description. Overall it was a pleasant stay and I would recommend to friends for sure.
Fantastic Ryokan. Genuine Japanese hospitality.”
This was our first trip to Kurokawa onsen and we chose our accommodation online very carefully. We ended up being VERY pleased with Yamabiko, who offered us an authentic welcome and genuine hospitality, and made our stay at their ryokan unforgettable. We were traveling with a 5 month old baby and they took great care of us, provided us with a chair for our child to accompany us in the private onsen, and even prepared a small "baby pillow" which was placed on our futon setup. The staff was patient, attentive and seemed to genuinely care that we have a perfect stay. We would gladly return at Yamabiko, and should we return to Kurokawa (which we probably will), will definitely stay there again. The ryokan's large public bath was fantastic, and the numerous private baths allowed us to enjoy the onsen as a family. The facilities were very clean and well organized. We loved our stay! Thank you Yamabiko!
Nice staff, varies in style of private onsen
Hidden gem. We drove from Kumamoto to this place. Along the way is a very scenic road through Aso Mt. range.
I Stayed with my parents and we all so much satisfied all services.
Nice and beautiful.”
Nice staff. Best onsen ever.
once is enough”
covenient location. close to the center of a tiny village and the bus station to and from Fukuoka. meaning you dont have to be in the center. its a tiny village anyway. breakfast was great not so sure about the pricey dinner. female staff are all kind not so sure about some male counterparts. hot spring is okay but i recommend venturing out other hot springs in the village. i dont regret but once is enough...
The hot spring there is so good ! Recommend for sure!”
The staff is super nice and helpful! The room and hot spring is so good! Must try the Japanese style dinner and breakfast! I would like to stay one more time there for sure!
Nice experience in here. The view in there is wonderful like a picture. Staff is here are very Kind and provided a excellent service. Room is very clean and tidy. I will come again.
It is comfortable to stay here. People are kind and helpful. The seperate spring rooms can be locked and, thus, we can take our time to enjoy the spring.
The most impressed hotel of our trips”
We love your Ryokan and many private onsen to relax. We also love Ume jang. She is such a Lovely greeter.
Charming with great private onsens”
We were traveling with our 1yo and we are tattooed Americans so the private onsens were great. They have 6 that are available 24 hrs per day and they're almost always empty and they're all a little different. We stayed in a tatami room and our futons were very comfortable. We had breakfast included in the price and it was a sight to see--so many different dishes of traditional foods. Walkable to get around the charming Kurokawa area. The price seemed a little steep but all the ryokan onsens seem to be outrageously expensive. This place was on the more affordable side. They have parking.