A fantastical inn whose bamboo lights illuminate the dark green of Minami Aso.

We wish to support the recovery after the Kumamoto earthquake and to help reestablish the beautiful image of Kumamoto and Aso by using our fantastic bamboo lights to appeal to their truly radiant nature.


We have six Japanese, four Western, and four combined-style rooms for a total of fourteen rooms available. All of our rooms are situated in private buildings with their own private outdoor baths, guaranteeing a high degree of privacy during your stay.

  • Sakura / Kunugi

    Sakura / Kunugi

    Japanese Style 16 tatami (2 to 4 people room)

  • Tsubaki / Kobushi

    Tsubaki / Kobushi

    Japanese Style 10/8 Tatami (4 to 8 Persons)

  • Matsu / Ume / Fuji / Kiri

    Matsu / Ume / Fuji / Kiri

    Bed Room 12 tatami (2 people)

  • Yanagi / Mizuki / Satsuki / Kaede

    Yanagi / Mizuki / Satsuki / Kaede

    Japanese Style Bed Room 12 tatami
    (Yanagi / Mizuki: 2 to 3 people, Satsuki / Kaede: 2 to 6 people)

  • Take / Momi

    Take / Momi

    Japanese Style 12 tatami (2 to 4 people)


  • TV
  • fridge
  • electric kettle
  • telephone
  • washlette toilet
  • washbasin
  • hairdryer
  • shower
  • air conditioning
  • floor heating
  • hot water pot
  • safe


  • Face towel
  • bath towel
  • hairbrush
  • toothbrush
  • razor
  • yukata
  • footwear
  • clogs
  • cleansing
  • cleansing foam
  • cotton set
  • shampoo
  • treatment
  • body soap


The water of Chikurakutei is pleasantly warm so that even
if you soak for a long time you won't get tired.

You can take a bath whenever you want at any of our three unique hot springs: the private outdoor baths equipped with each remote room, a special cave bath with a unique atmosphere, and the main public bath where you can feel a sense of release and relaxation.

Our hot springs' alkaline waters have low stimulation and a soothing effect that will leave you with soft, beautiful skin.

Chikurakutei's warm alkaline waters have low stimulation and a soothing effect that will leave you with soft, beautiful skin. Our spa is especially popular with women because it makes their skin feel wonderfully smooth.The spa is also effective in treating fatigue, joint pain, hemorrhoids, and stimulating blood circulation.


Free pick-up service

Free transportation service is provided for customers using public transportation. Customers wishing to make a free pick-up service must make a reservation in advance and contact the scheduled arrival time.

  • Depending on the reservation situation it is not possible to meet your request. Please note.
  • Aso Kumamoto Airport
  • Higo Otsu Station
  • Aso Station
  • Konokayu Onsen


Introducing activities that you can experience in Minamiaso.

  • Minamiaso Yaki Kamamoto Pottery Making

    Paint a pre-made piece or use a potter's wheel or your hands to craft one of your very own.

  • Wreath Making

    Create an original wreath using dried flowers! Enjoy the sights and smells of seasonal plants in the garden!

  • Trout Fishing

    Fun fishing that's easy for beginners—no gear needed! Take your catch home or let us cook it up for you!

  • Bamboo Lamp Making

    Use a drill to create patterns in the bamboo. You can take your finished lamp home as a souvenir!

  • Minamiaso Nighttime Mountain Walk

    Enjoy the clear air and gorgeous night sky of Aso during a walk around an exclusive grassland trail!

  • Cycling

    Experience the delights of Minamiaso through a fun bicycle ride!

  • Playing with Shiba Inu (Shiba Inu no Sato)

    Frolic with and walk these adorable dogs! These friendly dogs are great with kids and families!

  • Soba Making

    Make soba from scratch using authentic stone-milled buckwheat flour! Anyone can learn to make delicious noodles!

  • Horseback Riding (Blue Grass)

    Relax your mind and body in the great outdoors! Beginners or experienced riders, young or old—anyone can ride!

  • Men no Ishi Trekking

    Authentic trekking over the steep trails around Aso's southern outer mountains! Guided tours also available!

  • Mt. Tawarayama

    See the Kuju Mountains, Komezuka Hill, the five peaks of Aso, the Aso caldera, and Aso and Nango valleys—every sight from one perfect location!

  • Seas of Clouds (Unkai)

    Sometimes visible throughout Aso in early summer and fall mornings! Get out before breakfast for the best view!