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Center of Kyushu eats not to be missed!



Online suggestions of Kumamoto usually focus on Mt. Aso and the famed Kurokawa Onsen (Kurokawa Hot Spring). Digging a little deeper into this part of the Aso District - luxurious nature, dotted with traditional Onsen ryokans (Hot Spring Ryokan), and not forgetting amazing foods. 

10 minutes’ drive away from Kurokawa Onsen - Yakiniku Sansenan is nestled in the greens. Sansenan uses local premium wagyu and you can choose to have your yakiniku on the smokeless grill or the shichirin charcoal grill. Perfect dining spot for families with young children.



Sugi Bee Honey and Yama no Ibuki Milk- two of Kumamoto’s famed local brands is not to be missed in this area especially if you enjoy honey & dairy products. 

Try Japan’s top quality honey in-stores with soft serve and bring home a bottle or two of this exquisite honey as souvenirs.

Places of interest to visit nearby: 

  • Nabegataki - 25 minutes’ drive away from Kurokawa Onsen. A waterfall with a walkway path behind its water curtains! 
  • Tips: Be sure to bring gadget protective bags and wear flat, waterproof boots. 


Accommodation nearby: 

Oyado Hanabou - this onsen ryokan offers an entirely private setting for each room. Each villa is equipped with its own partial rotenburo (open-air bath) supplied with hot spring water, this private setting offers a more relaxing environment compared to other ryokans in Kurokawa Onsen.



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