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.
OGUNI GO LINER SPECIAL HOLIDAY BUS
You can buy ticket on the bus
Date : August 1st to September 11th
Route : Oguni → Minamioguni → Higo Oze station
Price (one way)
(from Oguni) ￥1500 Adults ￥750 children
(from Minamioguni)￥1390 Adults ￥700 children
Oguni Yu station : 7:50
Minamioguni Town Hall: 7:56
Higo Ozu Station : 9:05
Oguni Yu station : 16:40
Minamioguni Town Hall: 16:46
Higo Ozu Station : 17:55
Higo Ozu Station : 9:30
Minamioguni Town Hall: 10:38
Oguni Yu station : 10:45
Higo Ozu Station : 18:15
Minamioguni Town Hall: 19:23
Oguni Yu station : 19:30
Booking.com are running a special ‘Visit Kyusyu’campaign during the summer.
If you make a booking from overseas between 5 pm. July 19th and September 30th* FOR A STAY IN KYUSHU
you may be eligible for substantial discounts!
Bookings for Kumamoto and Oita may receive a discount between 4,000 yen and 20,000 yen.
Bookings for the rest of Kyushu may receive a discount between 3,000 yen and 15,000 yen.
*Your stay must be between July 19th and September 30th and depends on availability.
When you make your reservation on booking.com for Kyushu during this campaign any discount will be automatically deducted from the total cost that you will pay at the property.
PLEASE BE SURE TO BOOK EARLY ON IN THIS CAMPAIGN WHILE FUNDS FOR DISCOUNTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!!
Please check for a similar campaign on Expedia.co.jp starting July 22nd.
We have now added a small restaurant to Wakaba Ryokan.
Open daily from 11:00 am to 15:00 am. We offer delicious hot or cold handmade soba noodles, as well as a variety of snacks and meals.
Prices start from ￥650 for a serving of hot or cold soba noodles.
We also serve drinks, including coffee, and there is no minimum charge.
We apologize for the fact that on certain days the restaurant may be closed for staff holidays.
We have been conducting a firefly-viewing tour for this season.
If you are staying at a ryokan in Kurokawa Onsen between now and the end of July, you can join an evening firefly-viewing tour.
Just make a reservation before 4pm at the reception of the ryokan where you are staying, as seats of tour bus are limited.
Meet at the Visitor Center at 7:50pm for an 8pm departure, the tour is free and lasts about an hour.
If the weather is too wet or cold there may not be many fireflies, but you might have comfortable time.
The tour is cancelled in case of rain.
There are no ATMs or Banks in Kurokawa at the moment.
If you have a “VISA or MASTER” credit card you can use it to get a cash advance (in Japanese we say “cashing”) at Wakaba Ryokan.
Just ask at the reception desk.
There is a charge of 5%, and a limit of 50,000 yen.
There are two public restrooms in Kurokawa Onsen.
Of course you may also pop into any Ryokan and ask to use the restroom!
Setsubun is an early spring festival celebrated in Japan on February 3rd.
On that day we throw roasted soy beans out of the door or windows of the house, shouting “oniwasoto fukuwauchi”.
Oni means demons, so we want to chase away the evil demons and bring good luck into our house.
You may even see some masked characters lurking out side on this day!
Don’t worry, just throw some roasted soy beans (mame) at them.
We would like to introduce a new and useful English guide to food and shopping in Kurokawaonsen!
It includes a clear, fully illustrated map and details of 21 shops, restaurant and coffee shops in Kurokawa.
Opening times are also included. (But please note these will vary according to the season)
You can pick up a copy at Wakaba Inn, the Visitor Center and the Becchinkan office behind the Visitor Center.
Of course, it’s free!
Please help your self.
From Decmber 19th to February 15th,
you can see special displays of bamboo lanterns in and around Kurokawa.
These lanterns are hand carved in a variety of intricate designs by local people and create a gentle flickering light.
At weekends you can see a full display between 6pm and 9pm, but on weekdays there is a smaller display of lights.
Please view the video clip for a glimpse of these unique bamboo lanterns.