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Kurokawa Onsen is one of Japan's finest hot spring resorts and time here should be spent slowly and without a thought to the outside world.

The select ryokan accommodations in Kurokawa all pipe mineral rich onsen spring water into their properties and many feature wonderful outdoor rotenburo baths — there are few simpler pleasures than soaking in a natural hot bath after a day's exploration.

Kurokawa Onsen, Yamanouchi ShinmeikanA preservation order has been issued by the local authority to keep the traditional character of the town in place.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Kurokawa

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Kurokawa, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Kurokawa, and which use the best local guides.

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      Kurokawa river and bridge

      Kurokawa Visit

      Kurokawa Visit

      The main reason to come to Kurokawa is to unwind and enjoy the geothermal hot springs that spill from the surrounding volcanoes. The village is only small, but Kurokawa offers some of the top onsen in Japan and is well known throughout the country.

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