Of all the onsen ryokans that we have stayed, this is the first one to be reached by boat from the mainland. Nakanojima literally means “in the middle of an island” and indeed the hotel was the only premise on the island.
Soaking in the rotenburo surrounded by sea was almost like soaking in the sea. It was quite an experience. Before checking out, we had a stroll around the island – good views of the coastline and also Nachisan on the mainland.