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  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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With a stay at Unzen Kanko Hotel in Unzen, you’ll be in a national park and minutes from Unzen Jigoku Hell, and close to Unzen Ropeway. This spa hotel is within close proximity of Nita Pass Second Lookout and Unzen-Amakusa National Park.


Make yourself at home in one of the 39 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).

How to Get There

Unzen Kanko Hotel
Unzen 320
Unzen, 854-0621 Japan


Heaven in Unzen

The best hotel I ever stay. I have stayed many hotels in the world, Unzen Kanko hotel is the best in terms of the service, food, building, surroundings.
Because of historic rain, the train was cancelled, so we had to take a taxi from Nagasaki station. We arrived the hotel around the noon, as soon as the taxi open the door, the staff helped us to carry the bags, apologized for the bad weather, (you don't have to,it is not your fault!) Check-in was smooth and dinner time and breakfast were arranged at the time of check-in. The staff explained the hotels equipment, including the reading room, the movie room, and the game room. all the furniture, staircase, hall-room are well-maintained although the hotel is more than 100 year-old.
We just relaxed in the room, open the window, listened birds sound, wind blowing, water sound. it was such valuable time.
The hot spring was excellent. I think i took hot springs 4 times in my one-night stay.
i woke up early and decided to go to run. It was 5:30 in the morning and the staff was cleaning brass bar. i bet you need make that effort to maintain this old as beautiful as new.
I choose Japanese style dinner. With excellent hotel labeled Sake, every bit of dinner was tasty and high quality presentation. I don't know if you can get the same level of Japanese dinner somewhere else.
With excellent service from the staff, beautiful hotel, quiet surrounding, i spent happy two days. You don't have to go out, just stay in the hotel makes you really happy.

A 1935 classic
Hidenori A

Stayed here in Janaury and I enjoyed every minute of the stay. The original 1935 architecture has been well maintained and preserved. Once you step into the main lobby, you feel as if you are in a time machine spinning back to the pre-war days. The main dining room is grandeur and spacious, surrounded by Belgium tapestries. Chef's 6-course dinner was modern and delicious. The bar, library and billiard room look stately and classic, This hotel opened its doors in 1935, a few years before WWII, during the days when the expats from Shanghai's foreign territories were visiting Mr. Unzen for their summer retreat. Eighty years later, this is still a fabulous place to stay.

Just for afternoon tea ...

We didn't stay at Unzen Kanko Hotel (but we will, next time), we just went for afternoon tea ... The service was very polite and the staff didn't seem to mind we weren't staying. The menu was in English and Japanese and the staff were very helpful, in explaining everything. The baked gorgonzola cheesecake was their specialty and was excellent. It was unique with a thick, rich taste of grgonzola. The pudding in the cream caramel ala mode was rich and creamy and the fruit was fresh. The souffle took 15 minutes to make but, was absolutely sublime.
Unfortunately, the Golden Assam tea wasn't brewed for long enough so it was weak.
It would be lovely to sit out on the terrace in summer ...
Next time, we plan to stay ...