Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan Hotels & Ryokan

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Kumamoto Prefecture Hotels & Ryokan

Ooedo-Onsen-Monogatari Amakusa Hotel Kameya
A stunning scenic view of Amakusa Fuji is the pride of this Kumamoto hotel. Among the beauty of the islands and the sea, in the romantic historical Amakusa area, enjoy hot spring baths and a breakfast/dinner buffet that boasts a total 130 dishes!
How to get there?
From Hakata Station (JR Sanyo Shinkansen): Take the JR Kyushu Shinkansen to Kumamoto Station, then take the JR Misumi Line to Misumi Station. It is about 20 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway from Matsubase IC and take Route 266 for about 40 km (about 60 min).
Fuji Hotel
This hotel is located in the center of Yamaga, a city of ancient tombs, garden lanterns, and hot springs. The panoramic marble bath offers magnificent views.
How to get there?
From Tamana Station (JR Kagoshima Line): Take a bus bound for Yamaga-Onsen and get off at the Yamaga-Keisatsusho-mae (about 60 min). It is about 3 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Kikusui IC and continue along Prefectural Route 16 for about 4 km (about 15 min).
Hotel Sun Hitoyoshi
Located in the center of Hitoyoshi, just a 5-minute walk from the station, Hotel Sun Hitoyoshi offers a convenient accommodation for both business travel and sightseeing at reasonable rates.
How to get there?
From Hitoyoshi Station (JR Hisatsu Line): About 5 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at the Hitoyoshi IC and continue on National Route 445 for about 5 min (3 km) towards the Hitoyoshi Post Office.
Yatsushiro Grand Hotel
Standing at the heart of Kyushu, this convenient hotel offers a pleasant accommodation for guests on business and sightseeing trips. Enjoy a view of the Yatsushiro Plains and Kuma River, one of Japan's three most rapid rivers.
How to get there?
From Yatsushiro Station (JR Kagoshima Main Line): About 10 min on foot or 3 min by taxi.
By car: About 7 min (4 km) from Kyushu Expressway Yatsushiro IC via Route 3. Landmark: Hokkahokkatei store.
The New Hotel Kumamoto
A high-class city hotel, conveniently facing JR Kumamoto Station, from which you can access easily the culture and information of Kumamoto. The banquet hall can be used for anything from International conferences to small parties.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Station (JR Kagoshima Line): About 1 min on foot.
By car: 40 min from Kyushu Expressway Kumamoto IC.
Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Ichinoi
Guests can look forward to a peaceful vacation at this ryokan located in a tranquil environment. 7 minutes on foot from the center of Kurokawa Onsen hot spring resort.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: About 90 min by car or 100 min by bus (as of Oct. 2008).
From Aso Station (JR Hohi Line): About 50 min by car (as of Oct. 2008).
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at the Kumamoto IC and continue along Route 57 and Route 11. Head for Miyaji Station on JR Hohi Line and the Senomoto Kogen Intersection.
Aso Villa Park Hotel & Spa Resort
This resort hotel was modeled around the themes of flowers, art, and health. Guests can look forward to a variety of facilities from the botanical garden to the hot spring spas, and much more.
How to get there?
From Aso Station (JR Hohi Line): About 20 minutes on foot or 3 minutes by taxi.
Nest Hotel Kumamoto
Kumamoto Castle and the business district are within walking distance from this hotel, and with the Kumamoto Kotsu Center bus terminal nearby, it's a great location for business and leisure travelers alike. All guestrooms are equipped with Wi-Fi!
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: Take an airport limousine bus to Kumamoto Kotsu Center (about 40 min). It is about 2 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Kumamoto IC, Mashiki Kumamoto Kuko IC or Mifune IC and continue along Route 3 for about 15 km (about 20 min).
Hotel & Ryokan Ayunosato
Guests can see the ruins of Hitoyoshi Castle on the opposite bank of this Japanese-style hotel located by the Kuma River. The hotel offers traditional, elegant Kyoto-style kaiseki course cuisine.
How to get there?
From Hitoyoshi Station (JR Hisatsu Line), Hitoyoshi Exit: About 13 min on foot; about 3 min by taxi.
By car: About 2 km (about 5 min) from Kyushu Expressway Hitoyoshi IC.
Arden Hotel Aso
Located on the outer rim of the Aso crater, this hotel offers great access to sightseeing spots. The hotel's onsen (hot spring) facility boasts an open-air bath in the garden, free for guests to use.
How to get there?
From Akamizu Station (JR Hohi Line): About 3 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Kumamoto IC and continue along Route 57 for about 25 km (about 40 min).
Hotel Alegria Gardens Amakusa
A large resort with a 50,000 square-meter area. Guests can enjoy the scenery as they relax in the reservable open-air baths at the Perula-no-Yubune, stroll through the chapel gardens and indulge themselves in the flavorsome cuisine.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Station (JR Kagoshima Line): Take the bus bound for Alegria Gardens and get off at Alegria Gardens (about 120 minutes). It takes about 3 minutes from there to the hotel on foot.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Matsubase IC and continue along Routes 266 and 324 for about 100 minutes (90 km).
From Kumamoto Station (JR Kagoshima Line): Take the bus bound for Sanko-shako-mae and get off at Hondo Bus Center (about 150 minutes). It takes about 7 minutes by taxi from there.
Hotel Hokke Club Kumamoto
Located in the center of Kumamoto city, this hotel is close to the Kumamoto Bus Terminal (5 minutes on foot) and serves as a convenient base for both business travel and sightseeing.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: Take a limousine bus bound for Kumamoto Station from the Kumamoto Airport bus terminal to the Kawaramachi bus stop (about 40 min). It is less than 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at the Kumamoto IC and continue along Route 57 towards Kumamoto Castle.
Hotel Route Inn Kumamotoekimae
Located just a 3-minute walk from JR Kumamoto Station. Relax in the gender-segregated radium hot-spring baths. This hotel is very convenient for both tourists and business travelers.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Station (JR Kyushu Line): About 3 minutes on foot.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Kumamoto IC and continue for about 35 minutes.
Senomoto Kogen Hotel(Formerly: San-ai Kogen Hotel )
This hotel is located on a plateau, commanding a spectacular view of Mt. Aso, and offers guests the opportunity to enjoy nature across the seasons. The hotel offers hot spring baths, with large baths with panoramic views, open-air baths and a private bath available for families.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: Take a Kyushu Odan Bus and get off at the Senomoto bus stop. It is about 10 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Oita Expressway at Hita IC and continue along Route 212 for about 45 km (about 70 min). Head towards San-ai Resthouse.
Yamamizuki Bettei Miyama Sansou
Opened on the 20th of October 2014. Here guests will find a warm and authentic Japanese scenery with 8 annex buildings and 16 guest rooms built like a village. Free shuttle bus services available from Kurokawa Onsen Bus Stop.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: About 90 min by taxi at around JPY 11,000 (as of Oct. 2014); about 150 min by bus at around JPY 1,750 (as of Oct. 2014); about 80 min by car.
By car: Exit the Oita Expressway at the Hita IC and continue along Prefectural Route 442 towards Kurokawa Onsen entrance and near a gas station. It takes about 1 hour from Hita IC to the hotel.
From Kurokawa Onsen Bus Stop: A hotel shuttle service is available.
Yunoko Umi to Yuyake
From the Panoramic Open-air Bath 5 meters above the ocean, guests can witness the sun setting into the islands of Amakusa.
How to get there?
From Shin-Minamata Station (JR Kyushu Shinkansen): About 15 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Ashikita IC and continue along Route 3.
Hotel Hana-no-Shou
This hotel stands on a hill overlooking the castle town of Hitoyoshi. Relax in an open-air bath or private bath, and savor authentic Japanese cuisine featuring fresh local ingredients.
How to get there?
From Hitoyoshi Station (JR Hisatsu Line), Central Exit: 7 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Hitoyoshi IC and continue along Prefectural Route 54 for about 5 km (about 10 min), then along Route 219 towards the Higashi Aida Shimomachi intersection.
Hotel Wing International Kumamoto Yatsushiro
This hotel features homemade breakfast, a large communal microbubble bath, and free parking for up to 70 vehicles. Guests are received with warm hospitality.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: Take the limousine bus bound for Yatsushiro and get off at Hotel Wing-mae (about 75 minutes). The hotel is about 1 minute on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Yatsushiro IC and continue along Route 3 for about 10 minutes (5 km).
From JR Yatsushiro Station: About 5 minutes by car.
From Shin-Yatsushiro Station (Kyushu Shinkansen): About 10 minutes by car.
Aso Plaza Hotel
There are 4 baths available, and the Asogogaku mountains can be see from every one.
How to get there?
From Aso Station (JR Hohi Line): Take a bus bound for Uchinomaki Onsen to the Onsen-Iriguchi bus stop. It is about 5 min on foot from there.
*Please note that while Uchinomaki Station is marked as the closest station on the map, access is actually more convenient from the neighboring Aso Station.
By car: 42 km from Kyushu Expressway Kumamoto IC.
Hotel Syouryuen Kaisei
Guests can relax in this resort hotel overlooking the beautiful ocean. Soak in superb hot spring baths and enjoy seasonal delicacies prepared with natural, fresh ingredients.
How to get there?
From Misumi Station (JR Misumi Line): Take a Kyushu-Sanko Bus bound for Hondo and get off at the Sun-Pearl bus stop (20 min). It is about 20 min on foot or about 5 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Matsubase IC and continue along Route 266 for about 60 min. Head towards Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall.
Satonoyu-Waraku
This Japanese-style inn sits in the peaceful Oku-Kurokawa area. Each room is equipped with a semi open-air bath which has natural hot water constantly flowing directly from the hot spring source. Guests can surely relax and enjoy their stay at this quiet retreat for grown-ups.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: Take a Kyushu-Odan Bus bound for Beppu and get off at the Kurokawa Onsen Iriguchi bus stop (about 100 min). It is about 30 min on foot or about 5 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Oita Expressway at Hita IC and continue along Route 212 for about 40 min, then Route 442 for about 20 min. It is about 10 min from the Kurokawa Onsen Iriguchi gas station.
Ark Hotel Kumamoto Jomae
This hotel is located near Kumamoto Castle. Every room is fitted with a washlet (bidet) and the 7th floor is reserved as a non-smoking floor. They also have a tea room and a lovely garden.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: Take a limousine bus to the Torichosuji bus stop (40 min) and it is 7 min on foot from there.
Boyokaku
A Portuguese-style hotel with a onsen (hot spring), facing the East China Sea. While taking in the beautiful sunset, why not enjoy the seafood and 800 year-old onsen!
How to get there?
From JR Kumamoto Station: Take a Sanko Bus bound for Amakusa/Hondo to Hondo Bus Center. Then take a bus bound for Shimoda Onsen. It is about 3 min on foot from the bus stop.
By car: 97 km from Kyushu Expressway Matsubase IC.
Aso Resort Grandvirio Hotel
Located at the foot of the magnificent Asogogaku mountains, visitors can enjoy nature around the beautiful Mt. Aso. The hotel is equipped with restaurants, a bar, and hot spring facilities, and is convenient for sightseeing in Aso, as well as access to sightseeing routes for all prefectures in Kyushu. The hot springs feature a sauna, aesthetic salon, stone spa, and more.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: Take a bus to Akamizu Station (about 40 min) and it is about 7 by taxi from there.
From Akamizu Station (JR Hohi Main Line): About 7 min by taxi.
Hotel Wing International Select Kumamoto
This lodging serves as a "station for travel" as it connects guests with the history of Kumamoto and the natural environment of Kyushu.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: Take a limousine bus to the Torichosuji bus stop. It is about 3 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway from Kumamoto IC and take Prefectural Route 36 for about 40 min.
Hotel Route-Inn Yatsushiro
5 minutes by taxi from JR Yatsushiro Station, this hotel offers a perfect base for business. Relax in the artificial communal hot spring and relieve all your stress and fatigue. Complimentary buffet breakfast is available for all the guests.
How to get there?
From Yatsushiro Station (JR Kagoshima Main Line): About 5 minutes by taxi.
Kinparo
Kinparo is a wooden three-story ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) that offers quiet and peaceful accommodation. Guests can relax in the open-air bath while enjoying the hotel garden, and soak in a citrus fruit bath in wintertime.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: Take the Limousine "Super-Banpeiyu" bus bound for Yatsushiro and get off at Yatsushiro Station (about 60 minutes). Then take the Hisatsu Orange Railway to Hinagu Onsen Station (about 10 minutes). The hotel is about 15 minutes on foot or 2 minutes by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Minami-Kyushu Expressway at Hinagu IC and continue along Route 3 for about 2 minutes (1 km).
Tsuetate Kanko Hotel Hizenya Daishizen
Located in a therapeutic spa area, the Sukiya-zukuri style building of our hotel stands next to the Tsuetate River. Enjoy staying at this ryokan which is in harmony with the surrounding environment throughout the seasons.
How to get there?
From Hita Station (JR Kyudai Main Line): Head to the Hita bus stop and take a bus bound for Tsuetate to the Tsuetate bus stop (45 min). It is about 2 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Oita Expressway at Hita IC and continue on Route 212 for about 25 km. Turn left at the Matsubara Dam traffic light.
Yoshino Ryokan (Hitoyoshi Onsen)
This ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) lies amidst the remains of the feudal Sagara domain. The remarkable meals served at this inn contain only the freshest seasonal ingredients, and are sure to satisfy. Separate men's and women's open-air baths are available, with water drawn directly from the local hot spring.
How to get there?
From Hitoyoshi Station (JR Hisatsu Line): About 7 min on foot; about 3 min by taxi.
By car: About 2 km (about 15 min) Kyushu Expressway Hitoyoshi IC.
Kumamoto Hotel Castle
Located in the heart of Kumamoto across from Kumamoto Castle, this hotel is nearby the city's shopping, entertainment, and government office districts. Hotel Castel offers guests a peaceful environment in which to stay and welcomes all guests with refined service.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Station (JR Kagoshima Main Line): Take the private (not JR) Kagoshima Main Line bound for Kengun and get off at Shiyakusho-mae Station (about 20 min). It is about 3 min on foot from the station.
Shinmeikan
This ryokan, or traditional Japanese inn, is famous for its cave bath. The old main building gives off a countryside atmosphere, so you can feel right at home. Enjoy this opportunity for a relaxing, peaceful time!
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: Take the Kyushu-Odan Bus to Kurokawa-Onsen. The hotel is about 10 minutes on foot or about 3 minutes by taxi from the bus stop.
By car: Exit the Oita Expressway at Hita IC, and continue along Route 212 for about 60 minutes (40 km), then on to Route 442 for about 20 minutes (15 km) towards the Cosmo Oil service station.
Sozankyo
This ryokan is related to the Meiji-era poets Hiroshi and Akiko Yosano, and a small alcove on the premises contains an inscription of one of Hiroshi's famous poems. Sozankyo's baths are fed by 100% natural hot springs, and are open all night long.
How to get there?
From Aso Station (JR Hohi Main Line): Take a bus bound for Uchinomaki Onsen to the Shokokai-mae bus stop (about 15 min). It is about 2 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at the Kumamoto IC and continue on National Route 57 for about 50 min (35 km). Then take Prefectural Route 175 and drive for 7 min (4 km) towards the Aso Post Office.
Nabeya Honkan
You can see the Kumagawa River and the ruins of Oritsuki Castle from all the rooms. Over 170 years of tradition, excellent service and lovingly prepared food can be enjoyed here.
How to get there?
From Hitoyoshi Station (JR Hisatsu Line): 15 min on foot; 5 min by car.
By car: 5 min from Kyushu Expressway Hitoyoshi IC.
Hotel Greenpia Minamiaso
This fine resort hotel is located in Aso where guests can enjoy the great nature. Admire the magnificent panoramic views of Aso mountains and savor delectable meals prepared with homegrown ingredients.
How to get there?
From Aso Kumamoto Airport: Take the Sanko Bus Takamori-go bound for Takamori and get off at the Gion-bashi bus stop (about 60 min). It is about 10 min by taxi from there.
From Tateno Station (JR Hohi Line): Take the Minamiaso Railway bound for Takamori and get off at Asoshimoda Station (about 20 min). It is about 10 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Mashiki-Kumamotokuko IC and continue along Prefectural Routes 36 and 206 for about 13 km (about 25 min), then along Green Road for about 30 km (about 45 min). Head towards Aso Milk Bokujo.
Chisun Inn Kumamoto Miyuki Fueda
Located near three major highways, Routes 57, 3, and 266, this hotel has a great location for business or leisure travelers with access to a car. A local hospital and the Kumamoto Distribution Center are also nearby.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: About 30 min by taxi.
Kurokawaso
Guests will surely have a comfortable stay at this Japanese-style inn surrounded by lush green forest and mountain streams. Enjoy a soak in the renowned Kurokawa hot spring and sample seasonal delicacies prepared with local ingredients.
How to get there?
From JR Hakata Station: Take a bus bound for Kurokawa Onsen to the Kurokawa Onsen bus stop (about 150 min). It is about 20 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Oita Expressway at Hita IC and continue along Route 210 and 212 for about 40 km (about 60 min), then Route 442 for about 15 km (about 15 min). Look out for the sign for the hotel (Kurokawaso) located along Route 442.
Shiki no Sato Hanamura
This ryokan (Japanese-style hotel) offers a quiet countryside atmosphere. Guests can unwind in the open-air bath and enjoy delicious cuisine in the private dining rooms.
How to get there?
From Fukuoka Airport: Take the Highway Bus bound for Kurokawa Onsen and get off at Kurokawa Onsen (about 150 minutes). The hotel is about 5 minutes from the bus stop by taxi.
By car: Exit the Oita Expressway at Hita IC and continue along Route 212, then 442 for about 60 minutes (60 km). Head towards Kurokawa Onsen.
Yutorelo Yamaga
Located by the clear stream of the Kikuchi River, this Japanese-style inn welcomes guests with its relaxed atmosphere and warm hospitality. The alkaline hot spring with a history of 1,000 years is also popular among guests.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Station (JR Kyushu Shinkansen), Shirakawa-guchi Exit: Head to the Kumamoto-Ekimae bus stop and take a Kyushu-Sanko Bus bound for Yamaga to the Yamaga-Ohashiguchi bus stop (60 min). It is about 5 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Kikusui IC and continue along Prefectural Route 16 for about 10 km (about 10 min).
Hotel Vista Kumamoto Airport
This hotel promises a restful sleep with its Simmons beds and down comforters. The bath, toilet, and sink are all separate, adding a little luxury to getting ready in the morning.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: About 10 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Kumamoto IC and continue along Route 57 for about 10 km (about 15 min) towards Kumamoto Central Hospital. It is right in front of the hospital.
Komatsuya Nagisakan
Relax at this ocean-front hotel with various types of bath and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Amakusa. This hotel serves local seafood fresh from Yanagi-ko Port.
How to get there?
From Kumamoto Airport: Take a highway bus bound for Hondo/Amakusa to the Noboritate bus stop (120 min). It is about 15 min by taxi from there.
Yamaga Onsen Seiryuso
This hotel is located near Kikuchi River. The hotel offers two types of rooms to choose from: "Rokumon-tei" has authentic Japanese-style rooms in which guests can also take their meals, and "Suikyo-an", on the river-side, which offers Japanese-Western style guest rooms with an open-air bath.
How to get there?
From Fukuoka Airport: Take the express bus to Ueki IC. Then take a Yamaga Route Bus bound for Yamaga to the Plaza Five-mae bus stop (about 20 min). It is about 8 min on foot or 4 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Kikusui IC and continue along Prefectural Route 16 for about 15 min (10 km), then Route 3 for about 1 min (1 km).
Wafuryokan Hanamomiji
A ryokan (Japanese-style hotel) surrounded by the beautiful natural scenery, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, with a gorgeous view of glorious Mt. Aso. The ever changing scenery of the greenery surrounding the outdoor baths are also superb.
How to get there?
From Tateno Station (JR Hohi Line): Take the Minamiaso Railway bound for Takamori Station to Choyo Station (about 7 min). It is about 10 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Mashiki-Kumamotokuko IC and continue along National Route 36 for about 10 min (10 km), then Prefectural Route 28 for about 30 min (20 km) towards Minami Aso Country Club.
Suiranro
Established in 1910, this historic hotel is situated on the banks of the Kuma River, and offers three types of natural hot spring baths and a range of leisure facilities to ensure you have the most comfortable and relaxing stay.
How to get there?
From Hitoyoshi Station (JR Hisatsu Line): 30 minutes on foot or about 7 minutes by taxi.
Hitoyoshi Ryokan
Guests who admire wooden architecture are also sure to enjoy a unique stay at this traditional Japanese inn.
How to get there?
From Hitoyoshi Station (JR Hisatsu Line): About 7 minutes on foot, or 2 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Hitoyoshi IC and continue for about 10 minutes. Head towards Aoi Aso Shrine.
Airport Hotel Kumamoto
Located near Aso Kumamoto Airport and Kumamoto IC, this hotel offers convenient access to the Kumamoto city center and the Kikuchi area. Relax in the panoramic bath with carbonated hot spring water, and enjoy the Japanese/Western breakfast buffet.
How to get there?
From Aso Kumamoto Airport: About 15 min by taxi.
By Car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Kumamoto IC and continue along Route 57 for about 13 min, and then Route 325 for about 2 min. Turn left at Kumamoto Central Hospital and head for Kikuchi.

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