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Miami, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed 2 nights with my family at this incredibly well-maintained ryokan in November. From top to bottom, every experience was perfect. The services were meticulous and the scenery was spectacular. This is one of the few onsen ryokans that allows family bathing outdoor (you reserve your time slots for their outdoor onsen). I was surprised my 4 year-old had... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a typical classic Japanese ryokan adventure, Takefue is not. It's almost like a uber lux Balinese resort planted into a remote Kyushu countryside. Even that, the setting is serene and remote though it's just a 10 min drive from Kurokawa Onsen area. The overall design is to me excessive yet one can't fault the level... More 

1 Thank BorneoNomad
1 review
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed for a single night at Takefue as part of a driving tour around all of Kyushu in late September. We were a little worried about getting there, since there were still repairs being made to roads and infrastructure due to damage from the Kumamoto earthquake. But as we drove through the tiny mountain roads up to the ryokan,... More 

1 Thank Melissa S
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We went there for 2 days and it could not have been more wonderful. From the moment you arrive everything you could need is taken care of for you. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The rooms were beautiful, we stayed in a different room each night and they each were amazing. The food was fantastic and there was... More 

2 Thank Kelly P
Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I just left today, but already consider abt coming next time, in another season (or rather, would love to come in all seasons). Takefue is spotless, from the view, to the room, the food, the service, the onsen, everything is simply perfect. Ms. Mayo helps us on all what we need, our sincere gratitude to her and all staff in... More 

2 Thank Lynette0708
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

Takefue is truly a class above any other ryokan or hotel - everything from location, food, service to facilities was top-notch. It's a couple hours from Hakata by bus, but don't let that deter you, because Kurokawa Onsen is a beautiful and peaceful town with numerous nature walks and charming shops to explore. Our family took two rooms, both of... More 

3 Thank clairesU1339KE
Surin, Thailand
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We had a honeymoon trip at Takefue. Everything was awesome especially private huge outdoor onsen in the room.We could float a tray with a sake bottle on top in the bath. They also provided an enormous public rotemburo, which can be reserved for private bathing so we had a chance to take many pictures in the onsen. Takefue has exclusive... More 

2 Thank DrGibkanok
Tokyo, Japan
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

We stayed over night at 竹ふえ to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were originally wait listed but we got lucky to have an opening on the day we wanted to travel. The property had a beautiful garden and landscapes. We were so happy with the size of the beautiful outdoor bath. It also comes with a table and foot bath... More 

3 Thank Alamoanaqueen99
Queensland, Australia
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

The No. 1 Ryokan in Kyushu . I have been to here three times . Every time is like enjoying in the paradise ! It has different feels , tastes and zen in different seasons . If you haven't been to any ryokan ( with private hot spring baths) before , please don't stay in Takefue first or Takefue will... More 

6 Thank StephenSC26416
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

It is hard to put into words how special of a place Takefue is. Not only is it the most beautiful, relaxing and awe inspiring place we have ever stayed, the staff of this wonderful ryokan are some of the loveliest and most caring people we have ever met. We stayed at Takefue on April 15th/16th, the night of the... More 

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Address: 5725-1 Manganji, Aso-gun, Minamioguni-machi 869-2402, Kumamoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso-gun > Minamioguni-machi > Kurokawa Onsen
Price Range: ₹ 46,748 - ₹ 1,87,127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“The ones with the private outdoor baths are worth it if you want to go for a soak 24/7.”
 of 5 bubbles C5687CGmelissas, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Every room is amazing. If you stay in multiple rooms you will need to go off site for 3-4 hours. The city of Kurokawa is worth exploring”
 of 5 bubbles kellypQ1449EU, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any villa is fine, even though you choose the less expensive. They are still very big & of good food selection”
 of 5 bubbles Edmondliuhk, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“all are good !”
 of 5 bubbles topkapitan, 13 Nov 2015 | Read review
“They are all outstanding I suspect”
 of 5 bubbles Heidbummer, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
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