This year Kurokawa onsen festival will be held as usual on October 7th and 8th
It’s the biggest event on the calendar so please come and join the fun!
The main stage is located in the Visitor Center car park.
Day 1 October 7th(sat)
15:00 bazar opens
16:00 children’s lucky draw
17:00 Rock’n Roll Band
18:00 Official opening
18:15 Brass band
19:00 live music by K-ON
19:45 Festival events for everyone!
20:30 Kagura Dacing
21:30 Yamanami Taiko Drams
21:50 Free mochi rice cakes (if you catch them)
22:00 Lucky prize drow
22:50 Fire works
Please park at the overflow car park on route 442 just after that tunnel.
A shuttle bus is available from 15:00 to late at night.
Day 2 October 8th (sun)
11:40 Children’s parade start
12:00 Main parade start
12:20 children’s parade arrives
13:20 Main parade arrives
The parade follows a route across from the COSMOS gas station along Kawabatadori to the police station
This is Mayumi Shiga. she is the Manager at Wakaba Ryokan.
She is always friendly and helpful so please ask her if you need anything.
Before coming to Wakaba Ryokan she used to work as a nurse.
My name is Nozomu Shiga.
I’ve been General Manager here for 16 years.
I am always busy making soba noodles in the soba “Tatsu” restaurant next to the the entrance to Wakaba Ryokan.
Please come and try my tasty hand made noodles!
I speak a little English.
Today I’d like to introduce Miss Eto joined us in April last year from Miyazaki pref.
She works on Reception and as a room maid and she is good with children.
She also enjoy chatting with guests.
Choi Hyun Young is from Korea and joined us almost three years ago.
He works on Reception and as a room attendant and speaks Korean, English and Japanese.
He is good at photography, so you can ask him to take your photo.
Today I’d like to introduce a new member of staff who joined us in April.
Miss. Saiki is from Yamanashi prefecture and she can speak English quite well.
She is happy to chat with our overseas guests in English.
Also,in October last year Mr. Zaizen joined us after graduating from college in Tokyo.
He serves dinner and helps you select a drink.
He likes alcohol too (but of course not when he is working)!
And finally for today Miss. Uemura joined us in April last year from Kumamoto city.
She works on Reception and as a room maid and she speaks a little English.
She knows quite a lot sightseeing spots in Kumamoto prefacture.
Once a year, on June 26th, you can bathe in the public outdoor hot spring bath at any of the 25 ryokan belonging to the Kurokawaonsen Ryokan Association for free!
Schedule is as follows:
Date: June 26th(Monday)
Time: 10:00 am ~ 3:00 pm
Don’t forget to pop into the reception of the ryokan first before heading off to use the baths!
I’d like to introduce some of the members of staff at Wakaba Ryokan!
This is Hitomi!
You will probably meet her after you check in, and she will explain everything you need to know about your room and the inn.
She’s pretty good at English, and very friendly and helpful.
By the way she’s also an expert at Japanese calligraphy!
This is Mr.Tanabe, he’s a manager.
You meet him when you check in and he deals with online and telephone enquiries.
He understands some English (of course).
You may also see him serving dinner in the restaurant.
We like to keep him busy!
Why not enjoy a drink and small snack while viewing the bamboo illuminations from our riverside ‘POP-UP’ BAR?
PLACE:Riverside (opposite OKYAKUYA Ryokan)
TIME: 7:30pm~9:30pm every evening
DATE: 2/25 until 3/20
We offer hot drinks, sake and light snacks.
Happy new year!
Please check this link when you come to Kurokawa driving a car.
You can check weather if it is snowing.
It is raining now.
Please drive carefully.
Have a nice trip.
They are from Belgium.
Thank you for staying with us.
Enjoy the rest of your trip!