6697 Manganji, Asogun Minamiogunimachi, Kumamoto Prefecture 〒869-2402

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FUMOTO RYOKAN Travel Journal


"Fumoto Ryokan" is located in the very center of Kurokawa Onsen. No need to tell how prosperous it was, but it was a very difficult time for the business at the time of its establishment.Originally ......

Private & Open-air Bath Reports
Private & Open-air Bath Reports

"Fumoto Ryokan" has 14 guest rooms and 14 hot spring baths. f these, a surprising 7 are private baths (family baths). All of them can be used free of charge at any time during your stay.....

Facilities & Hot Spring Reports
Facilities & Hot Spring Reports

Kurokawa Onsen is now well known not only in Kyushu but also throughout Japan. In recent years, the area has made a name for itself overseas, and many foreign visitors come to enjoy its atmosphere. There is a legend about the origin of this small spa town, which seems.....

Guest Room Reports
Guest Room Reports

There are 11 guest rooms in the main building and 3 rooms in the annex, Roku-an. The guest rooms in the main building are all Japanese-style rooms with a relaxing atmosphere. The rooms are available in.....

Cuisine Reports
Cuisine Reports

Meals can be served in guest rooms, but a large hall and private dining rooms are also available for those who prefer to focus on private time.....

Extra Reports
Extra Reports

Souvenirs are lined up in front of the reception.When people see Jersey milk and yogurt from Minami-Oguni, etc., chilled in the refrigerator, they tend to buy them......


Keywords for this ryokan
Hot spring baths with 100% source of water
A wide variety of private baths to enjoy in the ryokan
Located on the main street of Kurokawa's hot spring resort area
Reasonable room rates for everyone to enjoy their stay
Quality meat and refined cuisine favored by women
People like this are OK
Those who like elegant onsen ryokan
Those who are particular about the use of hot spring
People like this are NG
Those seeking luxurious facilities
Those who want to make a lot of noise.

FUMOTO RYOKAN Basic Information

Accommodation Information

Check-In 3:00PM
Check-Out 10:00AM
Card usage Allowed ※VISA/MASTER Only for direct reservations made by phone
Room Views River・Mountain
In-room Meal Some yes ※Depending on the plan
Dinner Local cuisine such as Japanese-style Higo beef teppan-yaki and wild vegetables
Breakfast Japanese-style meal

Room Rates ※Rates are for 1 person when 2 people stay in 1 room (tax included)

Official website's online reservation benefits The most economical rates are available for reservations through official website.
①Mini draft beers at dinner(Asahi beer)or Glass wine(Red・White)or Soft drink(Choose 1 from 6 types of oolong tea, orange juice, apple juice, coke, ginger ale, or hot coffee with freshly ground beans)
②Save up to 1,000 yen by comparing other reservation sites
Special Packages Plan with a bathing pass, Dinner upgrade plan, Family plans, etc.Check the Official Website for details★
Annex Japanese/Western style room with open-air bath <Popular with couples and friends traveling together>
Twin room+Japanese-style room 8 tatami mats
※Check-Out 11:00AM
Annex Twin room with open-air bath <Popular with couples>
Rooms with two beds and a relaxing Japanese-style atmosphere
※Check-Out 11:00AM
Main building Japanese style room <Recommended for families and groups>
Pure Japanese style space (futon) with an image of an old country house
Main building Japanese-style room 7.5 tatami mats <Recommended for those who focus on cuisine and baths>
Cozy 7.5 tatami mat Japanese-style room

Facility Information

Establishment / Reconstruction Established in 1955/Reconstructed in 2002 (Main building)/Reconstructed in 2013 (Annex building)
Number of Rooms All 14 rooms
Number of People Accommodated 50 persons
Private Bath Open-air bath・Stone bath・Hinoki wood bath・Indoor bath・Other bath(Tachiyu)
Public bath / Other Separate Open-air Baths for men and women(※There is a gender switching), Separate Outdoor Baths for men and women(※No gender switching)
Parking Area Available for 20 cars
Pets Not Allowed
Barrier Free Not supported
Esthetics / Massages ■Esthetics (women only)
Facial Course(60min.) ¥5,000
Full body course(90min.) ¥10,000
※Advance reservation required for both
Internet Wi-Fi Enabled
DVD None
TV Channels NHK: 2 stations, Private Broadcasting: 3 stations, NHKBS: 2 stations
Facilities Banquet halls and stores
Refrigerator System Empty refrigerators and freezers are not acceptable.
Vending Machine Allowed
Sales shop Ice cream, alcohol, sweets, souvenirs
Yukata Bath towels
Towels Soap
Body wash Shampoo
Conditioner Rinse in shampoo
Shower cap Toothbrush
Hair dryer Brush
Comb Razor blade
Cotton bud Toilet with washer

Other Service / Rental Information

Foreign Languages

Extra Information

Recommended Souvenirs Kurokawa Supamisto, Kurokawa Onsen Bijin Pack
Nearby Convenience Store 1 min. by foot
Cellular Antennas ◎docomo ◎au △softbank

FUMOTO RYOKAN Hot spring Information

Spring quality SodiumーChloride・Sulfate spring
Hypotonic, Neutral, Hyperthermal spring
Temperature of the source 95.8℃
Output rate 104 liters/per min
Hydrogen ions pH6.7
Total dissolved substances (excluding gases) 1,580mg/kg
Gushing of the source Hot spring water is drawn from the source managed by the Kurokawa Onsen Tourist Ryokan Cooperative Association. Power pumping hot spring.
Add water / Circulation Filtration No using ※All bathtubs are 100% spring source.
Water heating No using ※The temperature is lowered to a level suitable for bathing by heat exchanging from a private hot spring that gushes out on the property of the sister building "Ryokan Kounoyu".
Sterilization of bath None
Replacement of hot water in bathtub Once per day
Bath Additive No using
Indications by Spring Quality(Revised on July 1, 2014) Cuts, Peripheral circulatory failure, Cold sensitivity, Dry skin
General Indications for Bathing(Revised on July 1, 2014) Chronic pain or stiffness of muscles or joints (chronic phase of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, bruises, sprains, etc.), muscle stiffness in motor paralysis, excessive sensitivity to cold, peripheral nerve disorder, decline of gastrointestinal function (slow digestion, intestinal gas formation, etc.), mild high blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance (diabetes), mild hypercholesterolemia, mild asthma or emphysema, hemorrhoid pain, autonomic instability, various symptoms from stress (sleep disorders, depression, etc.),convalescence stage of illness, recovery from fatigue, promotion of health.
Color of hot water Weak yellow and colorless
For drinking Cannot ※Non-submission of application for drinking to the health department
Indications for drinking
Smell / Taste Hydrogen sulfide smell

FUMOTO RYOKAN Access & Nearby Information


By Train ○From Fukuoka area: Hakata Sta., Tenjin Sta., Fukuoka Airport: Highway buses available(Nishitetsu Highway Bus)
○From Kumamoto area: Kumamoto Sta., Aso Sta., Kumamoto Airport, : Highway buses available (Kyushu Crossing Bus)

※For Kyushu Crossing Bus, there are two types of buses: one includes sightseeing in Aso, and the other does not. Buses are also available from Beppu area.
※Sanko Bus is also available from Kumamoto area.
※Nishitetsu highway buses are available to Hita Sta. (many services, transfer at Hita Sta.) and to Tsuetate Onsen (few services).
Shuttle bus None
By Car Oita Expressway Hita Interchange, Yufuin Interchange, Kyushu Expressway Kumamoto Interchange

Nearby Information

Nearby Sightseeing Spots Mt. Aso, Kuju Flower Park, Kurokawa Hot Spring Area
Recreation (tourist farms, parks, etc.) Hot spring tour with bath passes
Staff messages Comment from young landlady Mrs. Kumiko Matsuzaki

There are a total of 15 baths of 12 different types. Among them, the Tachiyu (standing bath) is 150 cm deep, and visitors are required to hang from a pole to take a bath. You can feel the hot spring water with your whole body.
Date of Interview November 19, 2019

※When making a reservation, please mention that you saw "kashikiri-onsen.com"


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For more than 30 years, he has been visiting hot spring ryokans all over Japan, persuading innkeepers of the need for "private baths". He is still a traveler who spends half of the year at a hot spring.In addition to being a article creater, photographer, and drone pilot, he also designs websites and provides consulting services.

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