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“Clean but Tired”
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Hokaku
Ranked #26 of 29 Hotels / Ryokan in Aso
Reviewed 8 May 2012

We stayed here because most options in Aso were booked. This is an example of Japan's aging population, as it is run by a very old couple (and perhaps their daughter).

The ryokan has not been renovated in at least 20 years. The carpet is worn, the lights dim, etc...

That said, we were greeted on arrival by an enthusiastic owner (who speaks minimal English) and take to a CLEAN Japanese style room. Clean sheets, shower, toilet, etc...

The room included traditional Japanese breakfast with rice, miso, salmon, veggies, etc...

I did not try the public steam bath, and to be honest the water looked a bit stagnant.

Note that this place IS NOT walking distance from Aso Station. It is 4-5 km away (near Uchinomaki), which has ~8-10 public Onsens. These are a 15-20 minute walk.

So.... ultimately this place is about price. nothing particularly wrong, but very average at best.

Room Tip: ground floor facing away from the road
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hokaku

Address: 1066 Uchinomaki, Aso 869-2301, Kumamoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso > Asouchinomaki Onsen
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Ranked #26 of 29 Hotels / Ryokan in Aso
Number of rooms: 24
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