Located on the northwestern coast of the island of Kyushu, Nagasaki is famous for its crystal clear waters of the harbor, ease of access to the National Park and, of course, its unique role in World War Two. There is a plethora of natural and historical sites to visit in the area. We know that some of our readers won’t have cars and so we scoured high and low for you to find the best ryokans in Nagasaki, Japan. We were looking for ones that are the best in terms of quality but also ease of access. There is so much to explore on this special island we want you to see as much as possible. So read on to discover our ryokan recommendations in Nagaski, Japan and remember to book early.
This ryokan is especially popular because of the pretty views of the surrounding Nagasaki area. There is extensive parking available and it is just a short five-minute walk to the JR Nagasaki Train Station. The bedrooms are spacious, even for western standards, and are beautifully decorated with traditional painted doors, low tables, and tatami floors. There is both air-conditioning and heating in each of the rooms alongside an en-suite. Both Japanese and vegetarian cuisine can be enjoyed as room service.
With a pretty garden and lots of extra-curricular features, we’re sure that you’ll have both a relaxing and fun-filled stay at this ryokan. Guests can enjoy the shared lounge, restaurant, karaoke amenities, fishing trips, and even bike hire. Of course, there is also a fantastic hot-spring bath which is just waiting for your arrival. The bedrooms are all traditional Japanese, so expect tatami mats and futon beds. There is also a flat screen television in each of the rooms.
This stylish property is an absolute must-stay if you are searching for a traditional ryokan with a bit more added luxury. It is just 5km (3 miles) from Unzen Hot Spring, 7km (4 miles) from Unzen National Park and a 10-minute walk to Nagasaki City. The rooms are very traditional with tatami mat flooring, waxed wooden low tables, and paper sliding doors. There is only one type of room available at this ryokan and it can comfortably host up to five people on sleeping futons. There is free WiFi and parking available onsite.
This quiet and welcoming ryokan is perfect for those of you looking for a few days of rest. It is in a convenient location with a convenience store, eateries and local tourist attractions all within walking distance. This site has been welcoming and caring for guests since it first opened its doors in 1695 and is known as the oldest hot-spring in the area. The rooms are traditional Japanese, whereas the bathrooms are modern and western in style. Alongside the hot-spring baths which can be reserved for an additional cost, there are also open-air baths. The perfect place to relax and unwind under the stars.
Just an easy ten-minute walk from the JR Nagasaki Train Station, this is a fantastic option for those of you who don’t have a car. Guests can relax in the simple but comfortable Japanese-style rooms and take full advantage of the shared baths. The bedrooms are equipped with an air-conditioning unit, a fridge, en-suite bathroom, and a television. The flooring is traditional tatami mat and the hosts kindly provide a Yukata for use during your stay. There is a coin-launderette onsite and a dining room where you can enjoy a meal made with seasonal ingredients.
With excellent WiFi this is an ideal option if you are on a business trip, need to stay connected or simply want to watch your favorite drama online. The property is 5km (3 miles) from the popular Unzen Hot Spring. Ryokan Yamadaya boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. We love that the onsen on this property is actually on the rooftop; it’s a perfectly romantic setting! Also, each of the rooms boast fantastic views and you can choose between a mountain or a sea view room.
Nestled an equal distance between the stunning and unique Unzen National Park and the crystal clear Kuchinotsu Harbor lies this ryokan. There are two types of rooms available at the inn; a family-style room that can sleep up to five guests and a room for couples. The ryokan is traditional in style so expect to be sleeping on futons. However, in the morning you can enjoy a continental breakfast. The onsite baths are smaller than some others on the list but they are very relaxing and comfortable.
If you have a larger party joining you on holiday you might be interested in this ryokan which has a room that can sleep up to eight guests comfortably. The property is family-run so it feels very special and welcoming. We think that you’ll be well looked after here! With traditional steaming ovens in the shared kitchen, you can even try to cook food in a traditional way - just don’t burn yourself on the steam. It’s a fun experience. The onsen area itself is very calm and we love the design of the massage rooms. The rooms are equipped with a flat screen television and kettle. It is worth noting that the bathrooms are shared.
Another site with an excellent WiFi connection, the Kunisaki ryokan is just 15km (9.3 miles) from the Unzen National Park. We would definitely recommend exploring the area. There is only one type of room on-site and it sleeps two people on futon beds on the traditional tatami flooring. All of the rooms at this ryokan are also fitted with a kettle, flat screen television, and hairdryer. This is a very traditional ryokan with many small decorations and intricate artworks so it might not be suitable for young children.
Something a bit more modern for our last entry. This ryokan styled hotel is great for those of you who would still like some additional western comforts. The hotel itself is just a short five-minute walk from Gonoura Port and, if you have a car, beaches can be reached within 30 minutes. We love that alongside the traditional public bath, guests can also take full advantage of the onsite sauna. You can also enjoy a Japanese-style set menu for breakfast and dinner. WiFi is available throughout the property.
Last, but not least... book early to avoid disappointment
That’s it, our list has come to an end, all you need to do now is book your favorite option from these best ryokans in Nagaski, Japan and start preparing for your perfect Japanese-style holiday. Remember to tag us in your photos on Instagram.
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