Fodor's Expert Review Pension Angelica

1800 Shirakawa, Minami-aso-mura, Aso, Kumamoto-ken, 869-1502, Japan

The main appeal of this manor in the woods is the hospitality of the Tatsuji family. White lacy bedspreads decorate the bright guest rooms, which have tall windows overlooking flower bushes. The kitchen creates culinary wonders, from fresh bread to Mediterranean dishes. You can also learn to make clay figurines or washi (colorful Japanese paper). From Kumamoto, take the bus via Minami Aso and get off at Takamori. Call the pension, and they will have someone pick you up. The hosts ask that you arrive before dinner, which is served promptly at 6:30.

PROS

  • heartwarming hosts
  • homemade bread
  • fresh air and quiet

CONS

  • have to hustle to get there early
  • long way to go if your stay is short
  • no vegetarian meals
  • hard beds

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Countryside
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0967-62–2223
Website:

HOTEL DETAILS

7 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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