Hotels of Shimabara Peninsula Vary Depending on the Area! Carefully Selected Recommended Hotels

If you’re looking to stay at Shimabara peninsula, decide on where you want to sightsee and then search for a hotel or ryokan. The main tourist areas are divided into four areas: "Shimabara", "Unzen Onsen", "Obama Onsen" and "Minami Shimabara". We will introduce the features of the hotels and ryokan of each area, as well as hotels selected from all areas.

Hotels,  Japanese Ryokan and inns in the Shimabara Area

Hotels of Shimabara Peninsula Vary Depending on the Area! Carefully Selected Recommended Hotels

Shimabara refers to an area centered on Shimabara city facing the Ariake Sea. There are a range of hotels, Japanese ryokan and inns, and guest houses along the coast. There are many economy hotels specializing in accommodation, and accommodation facilities in this area are around 10,000 yen.

In addition, Shimabara Onsen springs out of Shimabara, and there are several lodgings where you can enter the hot springs. The price range of a hot spring hotel is around 20,000 yen.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Shimabara (Shimabara Railway Line Shimabara Station)
  • Street address: 586-1 Katamachi, Shimabara-shi, Nagasaki-ken 855-0042
  • Access: Hakata Station → [JR Nagasaki Main Line Limited Express Kamome] about 1 hour 40 minutes → JR Isahaya Station → [Shimatetsu Bus] about 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Wi-Fi: Available (Shimabara Peninsula Free Wi-Fi)
  • Language: English
  • Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS, Diners Club International (Depending on accommodation facility)

Hotels, Japanese Ryokan and inns of the Unzen Onsen Area

Hotels of Shimabara Peninsula Vary Depending on the Area! Carefully Selected Recommended Hotels

Unzen Onsen is an area that spreads to the foot of southwest of Mount Unzen. It is also a popular tourist destination for foreigners since the late 1800's to the early 1900's. At present, the onsen area is divided into three areas: Furuyu, Shinyu, and Kojigoku, and there are hotels, ryokan, and guest houses.

In addition, because Unzen Onsen is located in nature, you can enjoy the superb view of Unzen from any hotel. The price ranges are very wide, with some hotels being less than 10,000 yen and some being luxury ryokan costing more than 100,000 yen.

Furthermore, in the area around Unzen Onsen, there is also a lodging called “Shukubo (宿坊)” for shrine visitors. At Shukubo, you can have rare experiences such as zazen and sermons.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Unzen Onsen (Shimabara Bus Unzen Business Office)
  • Street address: 321 Unzen, Obamacho, Unzen-shi, Nagasaki-ken 854-0621
  • Access: Hakata Station → [JR Nagasaki Main Line Limited Express Kamome] about 1 hour 40 minutes → JR Isahaya Station → [Shimatetsu Bus] about 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Wi-Fi: Available (Within the Unzen Onsen Tourist Association Office)
  • Language: English
  • Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS, Diners Club International (Depending on accommodation facility)

Hotels, Japanese Ryokan and inns of the Obama Onsen Area

Hotels of Shimabara Peninsula Vary Depending on the Area! Carefully Selected Recommended Hotels

Obama Onsen is located at the foot of the west of Mount Unzen and points to the area facing Tachibanawan. There is a hot spring area along the street parallel to Tachibanawan. Hotels and Japanese ryokan are mainly connected to the hot spring area.

Many hotels are specialized for accommodation, and the price range is reasonable at 10,000 yen or less. On the other hand, there are many lodgings with reserved baths, and the price range is higher at around 15,000 yen to 20,000 yen.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Obama Onsen (Shimabara Bus Obama Bus Terminal)
  • Street address: 862 Obamacho, Kitahonmachi, Unzen-shi, Nagasaki-ken 854-0514
  • Access: Hakata Station → [JR Nagasaki Main Line Limited Express Kamome] about 1 hour 40 minutes → JR Isahaya Station → [Shimatetsu Bus] about 50 minutes
  • Wi-Fi: Available (Depending on facility)
  • Language: English
  • Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS, Diners Club International (Depending on accommodation facility)

Hotels, Japanese Ryokan and inns of the Minamishimabara Area

Hotels of Shimabara Peninsula Vary Depending on the Area! Carefully Selected Recommended Hotels

Minamishimabara is an area centered on Minamishimabara City, south of Shimabara Peninsula. Accommodation facilities aren’t concentrated in one area, but rather dotted in each town in the city. Although there are a small number of hotels and ryokan compared to other areas, there are many small lodgings, and you can receive great personalized service.

The accommodation facilities at Minamishimabara are less than 10,000 yen on average, which is the most reasonably priced of Shimabara Peninsula.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Minamishimabara (Shimabara Railway Line Shimabara Station)
  • Street address: 586-1 Katamachi, Shimabara-shi, Nagasaki-ken 855-0042
  • Access: Hakata Station → [JR Nagasaki Main Line Limited Express Kamome] about 1 hour 40 minutes → JR Isahaya Station → [Shimatetsu Bus] about 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Wi-Fi: Available (Shimabara Peninsula Free Wi-Fi)
  • Language: English
  • Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS, Diners Club International (Depending on accommodation facility)

Selected Hotels to Stay At in Shimabara Peninsula

There are many hotels,  Japanese ryokan and inns in each area, but we will recommend one selected hotel from among them at this time.

Hotel with a Superb View Overlooking Tsukumojima: Toyo Tsukumo Bay Hotel

Hotels of Shimabara Peninsula Vary Depending on the Area! Carefully Selected Recommended Hotels

Toyo Tsukumo Bay Hotel is a resort hotel located on the highest point of Shimabara. It is characterized by its structure exposed to the sea, and you can overlook Ariake Sea and Kujuku Islands from all around the building such as the open-air bath, the coffee shop, the dining room, and the guest rooms.

Hotels of Shimabara Peninsula Vary Depending on the Area! Carefully Selected Recommended Hotels

There are various types of guest rooms from Western-style rooms to Japanese-style rooms. All rooms are bright and spacious, so you can take your time relaxing.

Hotels of Shimabara Peninsula Vary Depending on the Area! Carefully Selected Recommended Hotels

In addition, there are highly rated Kaiseki dishes. They use fresh seafood and mountain foods are abundantly used, and you can taste fine dishes using fine ingredients and specialties of Nagasaki and Shimabara.

Hotels of Shimabara Peninsula Vary Depending on the Area! Carefully Selected Recommended Hotels

In addition, there is also a superb hot spring straight from the source, with a large panoramic view of the sky and the sea. The large public bath, the open-air bath, the cypress bath, and the sauna all have ocean views, and you can watch the sun rising over the sea.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Toyo Tsukumo Bay Hotel 
  • Street address: 3552-53 Chichibugaura Town, Shimbara-shi, Nagasaki-ken, 855-0864
  • Access:
    • Shimabara Outer Port Station →15 minutes on foot  
    • Shimabara Outer Port Station → [free shuttle bus] 5 minutes 
  • Wi-Fi: Available (※ Excluding some guest rooms)
  • Language: English
  • Credit cards: VISA, JCB, Diners Club International

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