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Kawakyu

HOTEL.INFOUS$68*
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Ryokan 
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This place is off the beaten track and run by fabulous people. I was picked up from the station (this can be pre-arranged with the owner) and taken to the sand bath and onsen. I was picked up from there and driven to the ryokan. I would suggest booking dinner and breakfast. Not only is the food fabulous but the...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Kawakyu is a great place to experience a traditional Japanese ryokan. It's about a 15-minute walk from Ibusuki station in a residential area next to a river. The rooms are small and comfy with tatami mats, and you sleep on a futon. The bathroom is shared, with one of those super-high-tech Japanese toilets. There are two onsen baths and shower...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I only spent one night at the ryokan with the sole reason to enjoy the famous sand bath at the beach. The host picked me up at the train station, drove me immediately to the sand bath and told me that he would later pick me up again - what perfect and friendly service! Yes, it's a little bit out...

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McLean, Virginia
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The sight of the moon hanging low (you could almost reach up and snatch it), like a blood red-orange ball over the bay facing this town the night I arrived will forever be in my memory. My package (for a single room) included breakfast on both mornings, which were quite good. In retrospect, I should have separately arranged and paid...

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

這次去日本指宿住這裡是一個很好的體驗, 日式的房間, 晚上 or 早上也可以浸溫泉, 寧靜及很舒適, 地方整潔及食物都很好, 由 JR 去酒店 just around 5mins, 很方便. 這天我們由機場到指宿, Oyama san is very nice, 他已在 JR 站等我們了. 到酒店又細心講解酒店的設施, 他還帶我們去附近的餐廳吃晚餐. 早餐由他太太準備, 2天早上都可以吃到不同款有愛心又細心的早餐, 為整個旅程派上色彩.

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We Had a nice relaxed and fulfilling experience in kawakyu and having to zone yourself from all the big citys in Japan, it's affordable than other hotels etc. Would love to come back again as the staff are humble and have great personalitys and are respectful also are nice to have a chat with. This is an amazing place to...

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hyde2015723, オーナー at Kawakyu, responded to this review

Dear Vaughan Thank you for the stay and your hearful comment. We also had a great time with you, drinking together and talking each other about mutual culture and way of thinking. Your son, Naoki is nice boy having Karate spirits, will be a polite man without fail. Now we become friends and it is very lucky for me. We...

Reviewed 31 May 2016

オーナーさん/店員さんがすごく親切でお勧めいただいレストランも 全部おいしかったし、朝ごはんも最高でした! 部屋はあまり大きくないですが、すごく綺麗でぐっすり眠れました。 またぜひお邪魔したいと思います。 Owner/Receptionist are so nice. Breakfast and restaurants they recommended were so nice. Room is not so big but clean and cozy. Will visit soon.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016

The best staff ever! Such charming and interesting people. I had a wonderful time there and will go again one day!!! The hotel was conveniently located with access to everywhere but they even lent me a bicycle free of charge to go to and from the sand onsen :-)

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hyde2015, オーナー at Kawakyu, responded to this review

Hi maybe...Joseph!! We had very good time together. I still remember you taught me many things about your culture, history and the way of thinking. You are my friend, so will visit your house in UK next time. I want to talk more with you. I wish you all the best and good luck for everything you wish. Hideaki Oyama

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We booked a Japanese style room which was exactly what we got and it was a delightful part of our experience of Japan. The Ryoken is just over a mile from the station, but our host picked us up from the station. The next day he drove us to town and helped us buy a one-day bus pass. On our...

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hyde2015, オーナー at Kawakyu, responded to this review

Hi Paul I am very glad to hear your feedback. We will keep going with this style and customized service. You are nice couple I want to be. Say hello your wife and hope everything go well. Best regards, Hideaki Oyama

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 17 February 2016

It was my final destination of my long trip in Kyushu region late Dec in 2015. Among ~10 ryokans I stayed then, it was by far the best. I would love to come back to Kawakyu next time I come to Ibusuki. They introduced me the best local food, sake, place to go and set up great interaction with the...

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hyde2015723, オーナー at Kawakyu, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for the stay at our inn and your good review. I never forget that we had a great time with you, my junior of university. Thank you for care my two daughters, they had a really fun. I am looking forward to seeing you again with your girl friend. お客様へこの度は当館でのご滞在に感謝申し上げます。また素晴らしい口コミのご投稿に重ねて御礼を申し上げます。 偶然ですが、私の大学の後輩でもあり楽しい時間を過ごしたことを忘れません。 うちの娘二人と遊んでくれて、二人も楽しい時間を過ごしました。ありがとうございました。 次は彼女さんを連れてお越しください。お待ちしております。

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about Kawakyu

Address: 4-10-12 Omure, Ibusuki 891-0401, Kagoshima Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kagoshima Prefecture > Ibusuki
Price Range: $83 - $383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kawakyu 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Make sure your rate includes breakfast, and consider paying for dinner. On the edge of town, nearby restaurants are limited.”
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