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We are a spa hotel which was established over 50 years ago.
We are delighted to do our part in creating a memorable vacation by letting our guests spend their time relaxing at our spa, rich with warm calming water, and at our banquet hall, where they can taste delicious seasonal foods.
We are a spa hotel in Yamaga, a region in Kumamoto Prefecture particularly known for hot springs, and is located close to the famous Yamaga sightseeing spot, “Buzen Road Sōmon Region”.
Our hotel is used by many types of guests over the course of the year, such as families with children, young couples, married couples, friends, and family, who use this as a base for tourism, business trips, school reunions, family celebrations, memorial services, or as a sports lodging.
Please don’t hesitate to ask your hostess about Yamaga’s sightseeing spots so we can give a brief introduction to them.
Our hot spring, called an “Onsen” in Japanese, contains very gentle spring water that has charmed our guests coming from overseas to sightsee.
The source of this spring water is located at our hotel, and one quintessential aspect of this hotel is taking a long, relaxed soak in the lukewarm water while dozing off.
We have a traditional outdoor bath and a spacious large public bath.
|Large Public Bath||Men x 1 Women x 1|
|Outdoor Bath||Men x 1 Women x 1|
|Type of Spring||Simple hot spring with a low alkaline level|
for Overnight Guests
|4 pm to 11 pm 6:30 am to 9:30 am|
|Alleviates the following conditions||Rheumatism, nerve pain, mobility impairments, insomnia, and gastrointestinal diseases|
|Bath Hours||4 pm to 10 pm|
|Notice||※There are times when we regulate the temperature of hot spring, so you can confirm with staff when you arrive. TEL: 0968-43-5178|
●All rooms are Japanese-style (which includes a seat-style toilet with a bidet feature).
|Amenities||Table, chairs, hand towel, bath towel, body soap & shampoo & conditioner (located in the large public bath),
tooth brush, dryer, razor, yukata (light traditional Japanese summer bathrobe), TV, hair brush, Wi-fi, and room temperature controls.
We prepare a Japanese banquet, called “Kaiseki Ryōri” in Japanese, for our guests to try the local seasonal flavors of Kumamoto.
●Standard Banquet Course
●Deluxe Course which combines the Standard Banquet and Basashi (Horsemeat Sashimi)
●Superior Course which includes Crab and Freshwater Prawns
We’d like to share with you a few of our recommended sightseeing spots in Yamaga.
Charming traditional stores and houses are preserved along the Buzen Road in Yamaga and in the Sōmon region across the Kikuchi River. The Kikuchi River Basin is an area that has produced high-quality rice for many years and villagers have been carrying the harvested rice using boats. The storekeepers in the Sōmon region provide a tour exploring the town by foot, in which they show travelers the stores and temple around Buzen Road using the theme of “O-Kome” or rice.
You’ll tour a “koji” or malt rice shop that’s been around for 185 years, a sake brewery, a “senbei” or rice cracker shop, and temples with these cheerful tour guides. The tour is conducted and explained to travelers in a way that people with little historical knowledge and children can enjoy it. They don’t just tell travelers about the history and warehouses, but also let travelers experience baking traditional rice crackers during the tour, as well as let them sample different types of sake, such as the sweet Amazake and Nihon-shu.
|Route||From the sake brewery, miso warehouse, and rice warehouse to Kōsenji Temple around 200 m (about 1 hour)|
|Tour Fee||600 Yen (includes a gift)|
|Tour does not run on||Wednesdays
※Kiya Main Store (malt rice store), Chiyonosono Sake Brewery, and Senbei Kōbō (rice cracker store) have their own separate tours.
|Rendezvous Point||Chiyonosono Sake Brewery Parking Lot (a 5-minute walk from the hotel)|
|Sponsor||Shita-machi Sōmon Association|
|Apply||At the Yamaga Onsen Tourism Association 0968-43-2952 9：00 am to 5：00 pm (customer service is in Japanese)|
The Yamaga Lantern Festival (Yamaga Tōrō Matsuri) is a large summer festival in Yamaga that was inherited from our distant past. This festival encompassing two days involves all sorts of “Hōnō Tōrō” or lanterns as an offering, firework displays, and torchlit processions. Within this, the highlight is the Sennin Tōrō Odori, in which many women adorned with lanterns on their heads dance gracefully along with the traditional Kumamoto folk song “Yoheho Bushi”. These overlapping rings of fire invite onlookers into an entrancing world.
The sounds of a playful flute and taiko drums begin to reverberate. At last this soul-stirring sound and rhythm make Yachiyo Hall feel full of passion, and the audience become one with the sound of Yoheho Bushi. As they continue beating on the powerful Yamaga drums and the beautiful, entrancing Yamaga Lantern Dance begins, gasps from the audience are heard over and over… You can get your fill of the movement and stillness of Yamaga.
Location: Yachiyo Hall, a cultural asset of significant national importance.
These warm peaceful lights illuminating Yamaga in winter are packed into the old Yamaga streets as an object of art in the form of bamboo lamps and umbrellas. When these lamps are lit, they sway back and forth… They create a Yamaga filled with warmth. Once you get drawn in by the gentle light, there stands Yachiyo Hall. Yamaga drums and lantern dancing begin after 8:30 pm. Please enjoy the soul-stirring drumming and beautiful lantern dancing in this entrancing atmosphere.
|Traveling by Bus||Kumamoto Bus Terminal, Platform 14, Sanko Bus [Kyo 6] Towards Yamaga Bus Terminal Time required 1.5 hours, 15 minutes on foot, 1 meter stage by taxi ※Get off in front of the Yamaga police station and walk 5 minutes|
|Traveling by Car||15 minutes from Kyushu Expressway/Kikusui Interchange|
|From Fukuoka Airport||1.5 hours by high-speed bus/ 15 minutes by taxi from Ueki Interchange|
|From Aso-Kumamoto Airport||50 minutes by taxi|
|Traveling by Bullet Train||30 minutes by taxi and about 60minutes by bus from Shin Tamana Station|