We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
1179-9 Katsuura, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 649-5334, Japan (Katsura Onsen)
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Save Saved
You added Nakanoshima to your Saves list
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014
Alberto C Montreal, Canada
Write a Review

91 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The hotel is located on a small island in the Kii-Katsuura bay: there is a (free) ferry that leads from the Kii-Katsuura harbour to the hotel, about every 15-20 minutes (depending on the time of the day), and it's a 5-minute trip. Architecturally speaking the hotel is not quite a success but its main attraction is the beautiful outside onsen,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Piacenza, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Our permanence of this hotel was nice, i haven t no more to say but I discoverd douring my 3 days at the hotel that the futon sheets arent wash but changed randomly. The last night i spend there my sheets smells like pork and have some weird dots of oil

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We chose this hotel mainly for its well-known outdoor onsen facing the sea. It is located in an island which is about 10-minute ferry ride from Kii-Katsuura. We arrived without making a reservation and were glad to have a room available as there were many guests. The hotel is quite old but very well maintained. The rooms were clean and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

I guess this has lot to do with the price I paid, 21000yen half board for 2 is rather good value,consider the quality of the amenities and services. The train ride to Katsuura was very scenic, wish I had stayed a few more days along the way, town like Kushimoto looks stunning, Kii Katsuura was also a revelation,it is a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I pick this hotel because of its location. Although the hotel is a little bit old , but I had a nice room with a beautifull view to the bay with Kumano mountains as a backdrop. There is also a view point from that can be access from the hotel roof. The food is delicious and the onsens have a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Spent just the one night at this hotel/ryokan. The hotel has 141 rooms and is located on a small island in the commercial harbour, about a three minute ferry ride. The hotel is designed to wrap around the point of the island, which is fine in theory but means you have to walk a marathon down long hallways to get... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Nakanoshima Hotel is built on a small island with a stunning view on the top of their observation area. Clean room and great dinner served. We also enjoyed very much in the onsens just next to the sea. The front staff can speaks good English.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
33 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

This hotel is, as its name says, inside a small island. In spite of the fact that the big building is agresive in such a place, being inside is very pleasant, surrounded by the sea. After our trip to Nachi Taisha (unforgettable place) we reached the Nakanoshima in a shuttle boat and had a beautiful bath in the onsen, just... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2010

We went to the hotel for the view and we got what we wanted. The onsen is directly facing the pacific ocean. The hotel ground is huge as well as the rooms. The front staff didn't speak much english, only the bellboy could, so knowing a few sentences in japanese can be useful. On the other side the hotel is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2009

We stayed at the Hotel Nakanshima during a 2 1/2 week vacation in Japan for 2 nights. To me, it was one of the highlights of the trip. The location is quite amazing - on a small island that is reached by a shuttle boat that leaves frequently from the Kii-Katsuura dock. The hotel consists of a few buildings that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Do you own or manage Nakanoshima?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Nakanoshima? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Nakanoshima

Address: 1179-9 Katsuura, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 649-5334, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Higashimuro-gun > Nachikatsura-cho > Katsura Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 139
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (Inbound), JAPANiCAN, Rakuten and Odigeo so you can book your Nakanoshima reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Nakanoshima Japan/Wakayama Prefecture

95 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (84)
Hotel & grounds (17)
Dining (17)
Room/suite (7)
Bathroom (8)
View from room (1)
Other (34)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (12)
Bathroom (5)
Pool/beach area (1)
Dining (1)
Room/suite (1)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near Nakanoshima

Enlarge Map
Top-rated Attractions Nearby
Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Kino Matsushima
Kino Matsushima
Bodies of Water