Take a short stroll along the hills to find this Ryokan standing quietly among the rice fields and nature. Known for the 100 percent natural sulphur water that is soft and gentle on the skin, guests will instantly recognize the rich aroma of sulphur surrounding the Ryokan is an outdoor bath carved out of rocks from Kuju mountain and is available for guests to stop by and bathe in. The baths are separated for men and women. Before enjoying your bath in the simple and rustic atmosphere, don’t forget to take off your jewelry and other accessories, as hydrogen sulfide oxidizes iron, copper, and steel and may turn your jewelry black.
Located on Shimokawabata Street in KurokawaOnsen. A millwheel welcomes guests at the entrance. Besides regular Roten buro(open-air bath), we have three baths available for exclusive use to our guests without reservation and charge. Also we have indoor baths separately for men and women. There are three other specially recommended Roten buro(open-air bath) - Kajikanoyu with a beautiful river view, Okeburo with traditional Japanese bathtubs and Ajisainoyu surrounded by a bamboo grove. Our spa water comes directly from the spring. All twelve guest rooms and spa baths are facing the river. Just relax in silence and enjoy the sounds of the river. Creative Japanese dinners are prepared with seasonal delicacies including famous Higo beef, black pork, fresh yamame fish and various locally grown organic vegetables.