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Gokanosho

Izumimachi, Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 965-67-2111
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Highlight of our Japan trip

We spent 32 nights in Japan following the cherry blossoms from south to north and 2 nights in... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
SandJ2014
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Brisbane, Australia
A wonderful, authentic japanese countryside

We have been there, because we got the hint from some other travelers on the internet. And we also... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
hauro-no
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Berlin, Germany
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  • Average11%
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Izumimachi, Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture
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+81 965-67-2111
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

We spent 32 nights in Japan following the cherry blossoms from south to north and 2 nights in Gokanosho were the highlight. We would like to come back for a week and do more treks & just take in the atmosphere of the village. We...More

1  Thank SandJ2014
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We have been there, because we got the hint from some other travelers on the internet. And we also got the hint to meet Shingo Hashizaki. He became our guide there and picked us up at the ryokan in Hitiyoshi. We contacted him before we...More

Thank hauro-no
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We stayed only one night at Gokanosho. We visited the Umenoki waterfall and suspension bridge and twin bridges, also the Heike Jinja Museum; which provided the background and history of the Gokanosho. The scenery is incredibly beautiful and quiet. We did not see any tourists...More

3  Thank Ultraimj
Reviewed 19 August 2014

五家の荘, Gokanosho, is a group of 5 villages located deep in the mountains of the Kyushu Sanchi Highlands Quasi National Park. Roads didn't reach the area until 1959 and electricity just a few years later, so it's possibly the most remote region of Japan. Fugitives...More

9  Thank kitsuko
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Gokanosho is such a contrast from the busy streets and malls of Osaka, where we started our trip. A 2-3 hour drive up the scenic road from Kumamoto, the mountainous region has so much to offer. There are hiking paths, waterfalls, suspension bridges, and a...More

Thank ki-travla
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I traveled to Gokanosho with a group and stayed in Yameme-so Minshuku (which has Wifi, and hosts to have a drink with!), Sakura-so Minshuku (stunning rooms, and rich history), and Heike-so Minshuku (secluded and breathtakingly beautiful) . All three accommodation was suburb! You get to...More

4  Thank Courtney O
Reviewed 16 July 2010

Gokanosho, it means "five-families' shires" if you translate it literally. In 1185, the Heian era, Heike's forces were defeated by Genji at Dannoura. A general named Kiyotsune Taira was thought to be dead but the tradition says he was not. He kept running away from...More

7  Thank Zackkie
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Stephen N
27 October 2016|
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Response from hauro-no | Reviewed this property |
The official guide from the tourist office at Gokanosho, Mr. Hashizaki Schingo told us, when we have been there in August, that it is sometimes impossible to reach Gokanosho for days because the roads are closed because of... More
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Stephen N
27 October 2016|
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Response from hauro-no | Reviewed this property |
There are several Menshuku´s in Gokanosho. We stayed in one that was called Sakura-so Minshuku and that is Mr Ogata's inn. His family belongs to the Heike Clan. Samurais that were hiding at Gokanosho centuries ago. The... More
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