Shimoda Hot spring,Gosoku-no-Kutsu,Amakusa,Kumamoto,Japanese style inn with outdoor bath in each separate villa.

About Gosoku no kutsu
Travel Information
天草の旅館 温泉 五足のくつ 露天風呂
天草の旅館 温泉 五足のくつ 源泉
The philosophy of our service at Gosoku-no-Kutsu is based on the spirit of hospitality found in ordinary Amakusa homes. Because Amakusa is located in the far west corner of Kyushu, its people have always been kind to travelers who came to visit such an out-of-the-way place. In days past, when relatives from far-flung places were due for a visit, their family would begin preparing months ahead of time, replacing, for example, all the futons in the house with new ones. On the morning of the anticipated arrival, they would order fishermen to sail out so that fresh fish would be available for the evening feast. Even today, the islanders do not hesitate to extend their warmest hospitality to their relatives and to other travelers as well. We all try our best to welcome our visitors with smiles and enthusiasm. Because ours is a remote place, we tend to treat visitors like they were family. As most members of our staff are Amakusa-born, their welcoming smiles come quite naturally to them. Even so, it is with a certain pride that we offer this simple and natural hospitality to all our guests.

Our greatest wishes are for you to enjoy your journey, and for people from all over the world to come to Amakusa and visit us.

The people in Amakusa are a little shy as a rule, but also very kind. Because Amakusa is located in the far west corner of Kyushu, people here appreciate visitors and welcome them like they do their own family. The islands are a very peaceful and safe place, with an extremely low crime rate.
As in most of Japan, in Amakusa there are four seasons: spring (from March to May), summer (from June to August), autumn (from September to November), and winter (from December to February). Because we are located in the southern part of Japan, our winters are mild and the summers are very hot. Mid-June to mid-July is the rainy season with high humidity and frequent heavy rains. Summer temperatures regularly reach 35 degrees Celsius and the summer climate is no different from that of any of the tropical lands further south of us.

In winter, temperatures do dip into the single digits, but it rarely snows. During the months of December, January, and February, you will probably want to be wearing an overcoat. November and March, however, are distinctly milder; a windbreaker will typically be enough to keep you warm.

In summer you can enjoy the sea and its beaches. Sunny days prevail in the spring and fall, and the sunsets over the East China Sea are particularly breathtaking during these seasons.

If you are a fish gourmand, take note that the taste of Amakusa fish is at its best during the winter season.

The staff can speak Japanese and English.
Most places in Japan have their own distinct dialect, and Amakusa is no exception: the local people speak Amakusa-ben, as the local dialect is called.
Peculiar intonation, as well as the usage of words that are not in the common Japanese language, makes it difficult even for Japanese visitors to understand the speech of the local inhabitants.
You can only use the Japanese yen in Amakusa.
The notes come in ¥1,000, ¥5000, and ¥10,000 denominations.
The coins come in ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥50, ¥100, and ¥500 denominations.
Using credit cards is uncommon enough to be inconvenient, but at Gosoku-no-Kutsu, we do accept credit cards (JCB, AMEX, VISA/MASTER, DINNERS).