There is “Satoyama” (an undeveloped woodland area near a village), an archetypal scene of Japan.
Kafutei is a hidden inn in a woodland area. We are located at Kikuka Town, Yamaga City which is in the northern part of Kumatomo. You can see a panoramic landscape of a rural area and quiet woodland, which is an archetypal scene of Japan. There are natural hot springs that have been loved by people in the village for 1300 years. With its endlessly overflowing hot water, they heal you. Please feel time that passes by so slowly and the goodness of not having a thing during your trip.
Kikuka Onsen: smooth hot springs
Hot springs that have about 1300 years of history
Kafutei’s hot springs are natural hot springs that have smooth spring quality. It is said that they have about 1300 years of history and supply ample quantity of hot water. Hot springs whose medical benefits are neuralgia, joint pains, recovering from exhaustion and so on have been loved by people in the village for a long time. Quiet Kikuka Onsen surrounded by a rural area is still loved by many people. In the inn, we have big baths separated by gender, open-air baths and saunas. You can use them from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. and from 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Original Kaiseki cuisine that you can feel Kumamoto’s season
For dinner, please have an original Kaiseki cuisine for the season. We use seasonal vegetables and edible wild plants that are harvested in the woodland and river fishes as the main ingredients. There is any elaborate dish but you will simply think it’s delicious.
Simple Breakfast of the woodland.
We serve simple dishes such as a local tofu shop’s tofu, pickles, a side dish served in a small bowl, boiled fish, rolled omelette that use eggs from a local chickenyard, a grated yam, miso soup with deep-fried tofu that is made in Nankan Town and so on. The rice is taken at the rice paddy. We serve it freshly boiled. It matches very well with an egg whose yolk rises. Please eat them to your heart’s content.
Our first priority is making a relaxing atmosphere.
We want all the visitors of Kafutei to be relaxed.
Kafutei was renovated on October 2017. We repaired some parts of the guestrooms again on October 2019. We are trying hard so that the guests will feel more relaxed. There is a wide lobby when you enter the entrance. You will feel a sense of space when you walk on our lobby that is covered with tatami with your bare feet. You also feel comfortable that you can walk every space in the inn with your bare feet. You can feel the warmth of woods and enjoy the new and modern atmosphere that consists with the nostalgic atmosphere. We aim to make space that all the guest can enjoy to their heart’s content.
We would like all the guests to be relaxed.
All the rooms are based on Japanese style. We prepare your rooms to meet your demands such as a room with open-air bath, Japanese-modern style room, stylish room with countrified furnishings, wide Japanese-style room that is suitable for a family, simple room that is entirely in Japanese traditional style and so on. Please make yourself comfortable in your room after enjoying Kikuka Onsen and Kikuka’s dishes that are made of ingredients harvested in the woodland
Access to Kikuka Onsen
Satoyama hidden inn Kafutei
Have a good time at the nostalgic woodland We are waiting you to come.
Kikkaonnsen hidden inn in woodland Kafutei lies in the place that you can access by those means in below. From Kyushu Expressway Ueki I.C: Approximately 20 minutes by car From Kikusui I.C: Approximately 30 minutes by car From Aso Kumamoto Airport (also known as Kumamoto Airport): Approximately 40 minutes by car From Fukuoka: Approximately 90 minutes by car Please come to Kikuka Onsen that is surrounded by the woodland that has a rich natural environment.
Hidden inn in woodland Kafutei
177, Ikenaga, Kikuka Town, Yamaga City, Kumamoto, 861-0423, JAPAN