Kurokawa Onsen

Located in Kyushu and near Mt Aso - one of Japan's active volcanoes, Kurokawa Onsen offers some dramatic landscapes and is a great destination for outdoor activities. Thanks to the volcanic activity there are also plenty of hot springs around to soak in and relax after a long day out.

Kurokawa Onsen Map

Kurokawa is a small hot spring village nestled in the countryside near Mount Aso. A day trip to the mountain from here will mean that you have plenty of time to get some fantastic views of this, the world's largest caldera. There is some great hiking and walking to enjoy both at Aso and from Kurokawa Onsen itself - including the Suzume Jigoku (Sparrow's Hell) which is a bubbling valley of sulphur pools - the source of all that hot spring water. After hiking and exploration there are a number of hot spring bath houses to enjoy for which you can get a special pass from the tourist information centre or you can relax in the baths at your ryokan.

Recommended Accommodation in Kurokawa Onsen

The following are our favourites from among the western-style hotels and Japanese-style inns of Kurokawa Onsen.

Weather in Kurokawa Onsen

The Climate Guide for Kurokawa Onsen, Japan is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 5 6 10 16 20 23 27 28 24 19 14 8
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) -3 -2 1 6 11 15 20 20 16 10 5 0
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 3 4 5 5 6 4 5 6 5 5 4 4
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Heat and Humidity Discomfort None None None None None None Moderate Moderate None None None None
Days with some Rainfall 19 18 18 16 16 19 21 18 18 13 13 17
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 79 102 173 198 218 460 450 286 227 120 79 46
UV Index (Maximum) 3 5 7 9 10 11 11 11 9 6 4 3