“Soan” is located in an outstanding location with a panoramic view of Mt. Aso. It is a completely private inn with a special semi-open-air bath in all rooms.
You can enjoy the different atmosphere of the 8 buildings with 16 rooms such as the traditional Japanese house style, the sukiya style, the Japanese modern style and the Taisho modern western style building. From the second floor of the maisonette-type room, you can see the magnificent view of Mt. Aso on a large scale. Let’s enjoy the beauty of the scenery that shows various expressions in a day to your heart’s content.
The sukiya style guest rooms use a technique developed from the teahouse style to recreate the atmosphere of Kyoto. The guest rooms are reminiscent of a time slip to the Edo period inn town filled with the atmosphere of an old private house. All of the private semi-open-air baths in the guest rooms are slightly alkaline with 100% spring water. The spring quality is a little slimy and the texture is mild. It is known as a hot spring for beautiful skin with a reputation as “My skin feels smooth.”.
Inside the guest rooms you can enjoy the cypress “Noh stage style” bath, the rock bath inspired from the Aso volcano, the octagonal open-air bath and the European lion bath. Soak in a high quality hot spring and be healed to your heart’s content.
The food is carefully selected everywhere. The fluffy and glossy rice that is cooked with delicious water from Aso is made with the rice carefully made by local farmers. Enjoy with local ingredients from Aso. You can enjoy fresh sashimi directly delivered from Amakusa and horse sashimi that is famous as a local dish in Kumamoto for dinner even if it is in the mountains of Aso. The Suan original sukiyaki that is highly recommended by the inn is made with fresh Kuroge Wagyu ‘Prince Wa’ that melts in your mouth.
An inn where you can relax with the superb view of Minamiaso and the high quality hot spring, and nourish your energy with creative food. You will be healed to your heart’s content in a relaxing private space. ※ The picture of the dish is an image. The menu changes according to the season. ”