Stayed here August 7-9, 2010 with my husband and our three children ages 18, 14 and 10. Kagoshima is our ancestral "hometown" and the Nakahara Besso served as the base camp for our homecoming. This welcoming hotel with its gracious staff did not disappoint in any way. The Japanese-style rooms are spotlessly clean and the staff sets out your bedding while you eat dinner in the restaurant downstairs. The local style meals there are delicious and beautifully presented with meticulous attention to detail. Highly recommend the baked eggplant with miso and kibinago (silvery sardine sashimi). Service overall was outstanding. We got soaked during a rainstorm at a festival in Chuo Park, and when we entered the lobby the desk clerk immediately gave us all towels. My husband bought a lot of pottery in town, and the lady in the gift shop carefully wrapped and packaged all of his fragile items for our continued travel. My son commented on how the entire staff greeted and sent us off each day. And the onsen is an experience not to be missed. The outdoor pool is small but comfortable, and boiling hot. The indoor pool is a more manageable temperature. This hotel just perfectly complements the authentic Kagoshima experience. I was concerned about the cost for a family of five but with the accomodations, meals, onsen and high level of service it is absolutely worth it. Hotel is centrally located, about a 10-minute taxi ride from Kagoshima-Chuo station, cost Y880. Note: as with Kagoshima in general, it's advantageous to speak at least some Japanese. But a non-speaker could probably get by with a phrasebook and positive attitude.
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