Featuring a large Japanese garden and natural hot-spring baths, Nanten-En Ryokan offers traditional luxury in a beautiful natural setting. The air-conditioned rooms have tatami flooring and Japanese-style futon beds. Guests at Ryokan Nanten-En can try on the yukata robe and relax in the gentle atmosphere created by the shoji paper screens, woven-straw floor and views of greenery. All rooms have traditional shared bathing facilities; Superior rooms include a private toilet. The hotel’s outdoor pool open seasonally in summer offers an opportunity for refreshment, or request relaxing massage services. Multi-course meals with seasonal specialities are served for breakfast and dinner at Nanten-En. The hotel is only a 2-minute walk from Amami Train Station on the Nankai Koya Line, a 40-minute ride from Namba Train Station in Osaka. Mount Koya is a 1-hour train ride away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Breakfast info


Free private parking available on-site

Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Kawachinagano
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  • Julia
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We had a wonderful stay at Nanten. We really wanted to experience a traditional ryokan, and we were lucky that this was the perfect choice. The staff were lovely, very welcoming and informative. The dinner (11 courses) was exceptional, and...
  • Joadie
    Nanten-En is not just accommodation it is an experience. From the moment you arrive the service and attention is impeccable. The meals were amazing and catered for the fussy eater’s, served by the most caring and lovely staff We were lucky...
  • Catherina
    Our stay at Nanten-En was one of our highlights on our trip to Japan. The Ryokan is beautiful, within 2 minutes to the trainstation and a lot of nature around it. The staff was always nice and helpful. The dinner was just amazing and the Onsen...

Managed by Amami Onsen Nanten-en

Company review score: 9.7Based on 168 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Nanten-en is a family owned traditional inn that has been run by the Yamasaki family for 70 years. The owner, Yamasaki Kazuhiro is a master of traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and Ikebana flower arranging and often holds classes with our guests. Several of the front desk staff speak English and are always happy to teach our guests about the ryokan way of life and answer any questions you might have, especially about traditional culture. Dinner is served by our O-Hakobi-san, ladies in Kimono who have a specialist knowledge of the dishes we serve and the way they are supposed to be presented.

Property information

The main building of Nanten-en is a registered cultural asset of Japan, designed by the famous architect, Tatsuno Kingo. The 13 guest rooms are all in a traditional style, featuring tatami (woven straw) floors, Shoji paper screens and little details that will transport you back in time to 1920s Japan. The natural public hot springs are rich in radium which helps to reduce blood pressure, ease muscle and joint pain and boost the metabolism. And being open 24 hours makes them the perfect place to relax and soak away the fatigue of a long journey. Nanten-en is surrounded by its own large private garden which guests are welcome to explore. With cherry blossoms in the spring, bright maples in autumn and lush greens in summer, it truly is a place to experience all four seasons.

Neighbourhood information

Nanten-en is located deep in the countryside of southern Osaka, surrounded by wooded hills and quaint farming villages. Such a rustic setting makes it a perfect place to escape the noise of the city and soak yourself in nature. The surroundings are great for taking a stroll and feature many old style houses dotted among terraced fields. While there are no shops or restaurants nearby, we have instead mysterious shrines and unusual local legends which we are happy to share. Despite our very rural location, we are actually conveniently located for Kansai Airport, Namba and Koyasan making Nanten-en popular among people wishing to recover from a long flight in our onsen or for taking a short break before heading off into the sacred mountains of Wakayama Prefecture. The nearby town of Kawachinagano also boasts some interesting places to visit including historical temples, nice parks and plenty of hiking trails. In fact, Kongo-san, the highest mountain in Osaka Prefecture, is easily accessed from Kawachinagano and Nanten-en. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Kobe and Shikoku.

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Property surroundings

Facilities of Nanten-En
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Luggage storage
    • Wake-up service
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • Safety deposit box
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Seasonal
    • Pool with view
    • Shallow end
    • Pool/beach towels
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Sun umbrellas
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Public Bath
    • Hot spring bath
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Japanese

    House rules

    Nanten-En takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 22:00


    From 08:00 to 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.


    Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 22:00 and 08:00

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 6 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Mastercard Visa Cash Nanten-En accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 07:00.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Please note that front desk operation hours are from 08:00-22:00.

    Please note there are no convenience stores or restaurants around the property.

    Guests without meal plans who want breakfast and/or dinner are required to reserve in advance.

    Breakfast is served at either 8:00 or 8:30. Please inform the property your preferred time. Breakfast from 7:30 is also available upon request.

    Early check-in and late check-out are available for a fee.

    Please inform the property in advance if guests have any food allergies or dietary needs.

    Seasonal outdoor swimming pool is open from late July until August.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    An accommodation tax per person per night is not included in the price and needs to be paid at the property.

    In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

    When booking half board, please note that drinks are not included.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    Swimming pool #1 is closed from Thu 31 Aug 2023 until Fri 12 Jul 2024

    FAQs about Nanten-En

    • The prices at Nanten-En may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Nanten-En offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Massage
      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Hot spring bath
      • Public Bath
      • Bicycle rental
      • Bike tours
      • Swimming Pool
      • Walking tours
      • Tour or class about local culture

    • Check-in at Nanten-En is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • Guests staying at Nanten-En can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.6).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Asian

    • Yes, Nanten-En is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Room options at Nanten-En include:

      • Twin
      • Quadruple
      • Family
      • Triple

    • Nanten-En is 50 yards from the centre of Kawachinagano. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.