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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No show: 100 %
Accommodation Day: 100 %
1 day prior to accommodation day: 50 %
2 days prior to accommodation day: 40 %
3 days prior to accommodation day: 30 %
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[Female exclusive use]Dyeing and Hostel Nakashimay

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

[Hostel NAKASHIMAYA is female exclusive use.A male can't stay overnight.]
NAKASHIMAYA is a traditional Japanese hostel located in downtown Kumamoto. We provide Japanese-style tatami rooms with futons starting at 2800 yen per night. You can enjoy taking a stroll by Kumamoto castle, one of the three best castles in Japan.

We are located very near Kumamoto Kotsu Center bus centre wihich offers easy access to, Aso (the famous caldera), Amakusa, Kurokawa onsen, Beppu in Oita prefecture, Takachiho in Miyazaki prefecture, Fukuokak, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, and Saga etc. We are a guest house, a youth hostel, and an inn for backpackers.
We can teach you how to dye items. Enjoy dyeing your own handkerchief, T-shirt and/or sneakers by Roketsuzome or Shiborizome.

Check in: 4:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

We don’t accept any late check-in after21:00
Also, please note that luggage storage is available between 8am-12pm.

A copy of your ID (such as a passport or driving license) is required for security when you check in. Your stay may not be accepted without your ID.
Check out : 10:00 A.M.
No curfew
The entrance is password security locked at night.

Free Internet Access
Free LAN service
2 free shower rooms
Free bathrooms
Free guest kitchen
Free TV room
Free observatory deck
Security cameras installed
Washing machine: 200 yen including laundry soap.
Shampoo, body soap, etc. are on sale.
Meals are not served. A guest kitchen is available to cook for yourself.
All rooms are non-smoking.
Accommodation charges:
Dormitories for women: 2,800 yen/ night.

Rooms are not sound-proofed.

Accommodation charges for children are the same as for adults.
Children aged under 12 are not able to stay with us.

Cancellation charges
No show: 100 %
Accommodation Day: 100 %
1 day prior to accommodation day: 50 %
2 days prior to accommodation day: 40 %
3 days prior to accommodation day: 30 %
Payment: pay in cash. Credit cards are not accepted.

Dyeing: roketsuzome, shiborizome
handkerchief : 1,000 yen/each
T-shirt : 3,000 yen/each
It takes about 2 hours. You need to make a reservation. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2019
    One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. Super nice owners/staff and awesome interior. Clean and tidy rooms with a pleasant scent filling the property. Walking distance to the bus terminal and to the major tourist sites, and two convenient stores for every needs in 1 minute walk. Definitely worth the money; highly recommended.
    Hong Kong China, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2019
    Perfect stay for me. Nice house nice decoration, tatami room is tiny for trolley luggage travelers but small backpacker like me no problem. Walking distance to both KUMAMOTO station and business district.
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    26 Apr 2019
    This place is awesome!!!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    Awesome place! Very beautiful and well maintained, the staff are very nice, and the most important part- lots of manga!!
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Mar 2019
    What a wonderful place to stay! I think it was one of the coolest places I have stayed in and I have been travelling for over 40 years. The young man who seemed to be the one running the hostel was so kind, thoughtful, and cared about the little touches to make the hostel different from anything I've seen before. I absolutely loved it. He also gave me advice about a special festival that only happened once a year. The young woman staff member with whom I spoke was also very good.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    20 Aug 2019
    The place is a little hard to find, but it’s got great stuff and also a very lovely set up. Plus the rules are reasonable, and my night there was very restful. Also, if any of you speak English and are going to be in this area, the staff member speak a little English so it does help quite a bit .
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Aug 2019
    Absolutely lovely, traditional Japanese hostel! I spent my first 2 nights in Japan here and it was the most authentically Japanese place I stayed on my whole trip! Really glad I got that experience! The people that work there are so lovely and more than happy to help you out and give you tips. The decor is very traditional, including the tatami rooms! The hostel is very quiet & peaceful so do not book it if you're looking for a wild, social place-its literally the opposite of that! So relaxing!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Jul 2019
    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Super clean and friendly. I was a solo traveller and they had amazing knowledge about what to do and great suggestions right off the bat. They help me figure out how to get to Takachiho Gorge which was amazing! Rooftop is awesome! Great place to chill out and have a few drinks. Would love to return again x
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Apr 2019
    Great hostel! Close to a tram and 20 minute walk to the castle. Beds were traditional japanese, but with an extra matress (matress + tatami mat) and super comfy. Facilities are great, decoration is traditional and amazing. Roof is awesome with place to dry your clothes. Washing machine for 200 yen but no dryer. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Everything was pretty clean. Common room was great but I was nearly alone in the hostel during my stay (no atmosphere). Huge storage chest with lock!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Sep 2019
    Nice place, owner put a lot of efforts in decoration. Can see Kumamoto castle from observatory deck. Feels safe as its for female only.
    Malaysia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi