Accommodations / Hot Spring Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Osakaya Hiina no Yu
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Kada 142
    A hotel facing Kada Fishing Port at the westernmost point of Wakayama Prefecture. Guests entering the hotel are greeted by a display of traditional hina dolls from which the hotel derives its name. The hotel’s vaunted hot spring baths are also open to non-guests. The baths are fed by a sodium carbonate chloride spring whose viscous waters are said to beautify the skin. The hotel’s outdoor bath looks out over the Kitan Strait and the islands of Tomogashima floating in the bay, a view which resulted in the hotel’s inclusion in a list of 100 Japanese hotels with the best sunsets. After your bath, you can enjoy tasty strips of tokoroten jelly made from Kada red algae provided by the hotel. In the lobby, the hotel rents over 30 different colors of yukata robes for women free of charge. The hotel boasts a variety of other women-friendly services, as well, such as discount room prices for women on the third of every month.

    If you live or sty around Osaka and want to soak yourself in a hot spring, visiting Kata for a day trip can be more reasonable than visiting, say, Arima. If you drive, it takes only half and an...

  • Chikatsuyu Onsen, Hisui no Yu
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    4.5
    72 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Nakahechicho Chikatsuyu 401-12
    This is a hot spring facility for day use located a 60-minute drive from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway via National Routes 42 and 311. It is in the heart of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail country, in a corner of the former shrine site known as Chikatsuyu Oji. Deep in the mountains and surrounded by abundant natural beauty, it offers a view of the Hikigawa River from the window of the bath. The water in the baths is sourced from a gently alkaline spring with a slightly oily texture and is said to impart a healthy shine to black hair. There are only indoor baths for both men and women, but the water is piped in directly from the spring (although heated a bit, since the spring is lukewarm in its natural state). The water contains sodium, hydrogen carbonate, and chloride spring. Customers can dine at the adjoining minshuku (family-owned inn), Chikatsuyu.

    our second nights stay on the kumano kudo self guided hike. the address for this spot is listed as tanabe, although the settlement is chikatsuyu. as it had been a long 4 hour + hike we didnt...

  • Katsuragi Onsen Happuno-yu
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkatsuragichou Saya 702
    Katsuragi Onsen Happuno-yu is a hot spring resort in Sano, Katsuragi Town, Ito County. Visitors can bathe in the precious hot spring which has a high salt content as a result from its old seawater source known as fossil salt water. In the restaurant they serve Japanese style meals, rice bowls, noodles, individual dishes and desserts, etc. Banquet packages with hot spring bath included are also available. There are a wide range of facilities on offer including the Mongolian style sauna which visitors can use on arrival.

    We were not sure what to expect but were pleased to find top notch service and a high quality food and Onsen experience. The rooms were a bit drab, but sparkling clean and comfortable. There are no...

  • Watarase Onsen Dairotenburo large open-air bath
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Honguchouwataze 45-1
    The largest open-air bath in Western Japan, situated on the grounds of a large hot spring inn. Non-guests can also enjoy a day trip of bathing in the inn’s baths. This natural hot spring bath is continuously filled from a hot spring source famed for its beautifying properties. In addition to the open-air bath, the inn’s popular reservable private open-air bath for families is also usable by non-guests. In the dining hall adjoining the open-air bath, visitors can enjoy mehari-zushi, a Kumano specialty of rice balls wrapped in mustard leaves, as well as onsen rice porridge.

    Rather than choosing for shared baths for men and women, we chose to have our own private outddoor bath (rotembura). It is more expensive but then you have the outdoor bath to yourself. Very nice...

  • Spa Kishu Kuroshio
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    3.5
    38 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama prefecture Wakasan city Wakayama city size 1525
    This daytrip spa facility is on the manmade Wakayama Marina City island in Wakayama Bay, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture. Gaze at the Wakanoura seacoast sprawling out before you as you soak in natural spring water gushing from strata 100 million years old. The large bathing area has a very open feel and includes a spacious indoor bath with a great view of the sunset and an open-air bath with a pleasant breeze, not to mention a sauna. There’s also a stone sauna and restaurant for full-day relaxation. The restaurant offers popular kishimen-like “Kishumen” and Unshu orange ice cream.

    I felt very lucky that this was my first onsen experience. Friendly staff, good service and relaxed atmosphere. We had to wait 30 minutes to access the rather small car park, so its best to avoid...

  • Ryujin Onsen Motoyu
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Ryujinmuraryujin 37
    At this public facility, you can enjoy soaking in water from Ryujin Onsen, known as one of the three most beautiful hot springs in Japan. Located in Ryujin Village, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture. The free-flowing hot spring water is changed daily and has a nice cleansing feeling. The indoor baths include cypress baths and rock baths, and the open-air bath offers a great view of the mountain stream. It is open until 9 p.m., so you can enjoy stargazing as you bathe. There’s a lodging facility next door as well.

    源泉掛け流しだけかと思ったら、循環もありちょっと残念。露天はしっかり循環と書かれていた。内湯は循環では無いらしいが、加温しているらしい。しかし、湯は良かった。

  • Shirahama Onsen Tore Tore no Yu
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou Katata 2508
    A day trip hot spring bath facility located in front of Tore Tore Market in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture. Here visitors can enjoy the waters of the Shirahama Onsen hot spring, considered one of the three oldest in Japan. The facility offers an abundant variety of baths and other facilities, including an open air bath overlooking the Pacific Ocean, a rock bath, high grade ubame oak charcoal bath, and bath designed to accommodate a fully reclined position. The facility also has a spacious indoor bath, carbonated bath, and stone sauna, and customers can enjoy slowly trying out each one. The facility has a restaurant serving mainly Japanese food and a rest area with tatami mats as well.

    I have visited this onsen a few times because its such a great experience. It is well laid out and run. The changing rooms are big and there are plenty of washing areas inside the onsen. They have a...

  • Chosei no Yu
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou
    This daytrip hot spring facility is located in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture, and its charmingly plain appearance reflects the old wooden warehouse it was built in. There are two open-air baths as well as an indoor bath with a Showa-period ambience where you can stretch your legs and relax. The open-air baths are surrounded by trees that are beautiful in all seasons, with cherry blossoms in spring and rich foliage in autumn. They sell “hot spring eggs” at the front, and there’s a Wakayama ramen shop too.

    大変趣があり、地元民に愛されている温泉です。 道路沿いにあることが信じられないぐらい静かで、素晴らしいヒノキ造りの建物と、山に面した露天風呂がとても落ち着けます。

  • Shimogoten
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Ryujinmuraryujin 38
    This hot spring facility is near Mandala Falls in Ryujin-mura, Tanabe City. Legend says it was discovered by a prominent ascetic and put to use at the behest of the dragon god Nanda Ryuo in a dream. The carbonated alkaline spring is rich in radium and renowned as one of Japan's top three beauty enhancing hot springs. Their Ozashiki tatami mat bath is one of only a few in Japan. In addition to two indoor Hinoki baths where you can enjoy the aroma and texture of Japanese cypress, they have a mixed-gender open-air bath overlooking the pure flow of the Hidaka River. You wrap yourself in a towel when bathing in this one.

    The place is in the middle of mountain. classic old building but inside is clean and new. Food was great with Keiseki Set both Dinner and Morning. Outside onsen with wonderful view but pretty small...

  • Yunomine Onsen Tsuboyu
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    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Honguchouyunomine 110
    A public bathhouse located in the almost exact center of the Yunomine hot spring district through which passes the Kumano Highway. This unusual hot spring is also registered as part of the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes World Heritage Site as it is used by pilgrims to ritually purify them. The bathhouse’ bath is quite simple in construction, consisting of a natural stone bathing tub and wood board walls. Only around two to three people can enter at a time; there is no separate men’s or women’s bath. The rules for usage of the bath are as follows: Bathers get a numbered ticket at the entrance to the hot spring district and, when their number comes up, may bathe in the tub for 30 minutes before they must leave and the next group of bathers is allowed to enter. The nice thing about this system is that during their time, a group has the bath all to themselves. As the waters of the tub naturally change color several times throughout the day, the bath is known as a “seven colored bath.” The legend of Oguri Hangan is also connected to the bath.
  • Aridagawa Hot Springs Ayu Chaya
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Aridashi Hoshio 37
    This restaurant adjoins the Sunshine business hotel, notable for its up-close view of the vast natural beauty of the Arida River and Mt. Myojin. The restaurant is just a five-minute drive from JR Kii-Miyahara Station on the opposite side of the river. The restaurant’s name means “Ayu Tea House,” and as this implies, the establishment takes pride in its ayu cuisine and other dishes made with fish varieties like largehead hairtail (caught in larger quantities here than anywhere else in Japan), and wild longtooth grouper caught in the Kii Channel. Particularly notable is the restaurant’s largehead hairtail rice bowls and oju lacquered boxes, original recipe dishes only a few servings of which are offered each day. Other menu selections, like the wild longtooth grouper hot pot set and kaiseki course cuisine, give diners the chance to fully savor the flavors of the Kii Channel.

    秋の時期に、クエを食べることができます。クエ懐石とクエ鍋のプランがあります。クエは鍋にするのが一番で、あっさり感の中に、皮に近い部分が濃厚な味わいのあるクエがとても美味しいですか。

  • Muronoyu
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou Yuzaki 1665
    Together with Arima Onsen and Dogo Onsen, Shirahama Onsen is considered one of the best hot spring areas in Japan, and, like the Saki-noyu Hot Spring, this hot spring bath facility’s outdoor bath has been considered one of the seven great hot spring baths in the area since ancient times. Boasting 1,350 years of history, Muronoyu even appears in the Nihon Shoki and the Man’yoshu, Japan’s two oldest collections of poetry, and it is recorded that it was frequented by emperors and the nobility. There are two baths in the bathing area, one filled from the Mabuyu hot spring and one from the Miyuki hot spring, giving bathers the chance to enjoy the unique properties of both.

    21時頃入湯。既に入っていたのは地元っぽいおじさんたちが4人くらいだったのでゆっくりつかることができた。 のれんをくぐったところに鍵なしのロッカー、お風呂の手前に鍵付きのロッカー。特別大きい湯船ではなく、ロッカーが埋まるほど人が来たら芋洗い状態になりそう。

  • Shirarayu
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou Shirahama 3313-1
    A hot spring which retains an old fashioned public bath house feel located along the popular Shirarahama Beach. An old fashioned attendant’s booth stands at the entrance. Bathers can look out over the white sands and blue ocean nearby from spacious windows, giving the baths an airy, open feel. In summer, the bath house bustles with swimmers from the beach cleaning up before heading home.

    ただ単純に温泉を堪能するだけの温泉でした。お湯は塩分強めですがベタつきはなく、体が温まりました。炭酸温泉とか、サウナが無いのは全然いいのですが、露天風呂はほしかったなーという個人的な感想です。

  • Kanaya Myoekyo Onsen
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Arida-gun Aridagawacho Surigawa 81-3
    This day-trip hot spring located on National Route 424 along the Arita River at an altitude of 100 meters, it features a dome-shaped building using plenty of Kishu wood. The outdoor bath looks down on the Myoue Valley of the Arita River, while the indoor bath is attractive for its windows that offer great views of the mountains' greenery. It is also possible to soak in the hot spring under a starry sky that stretches the entire night sky. There are many types of baths such as jet baths and rock baths, so you can enjoy both good scenery and baths. The admission fee is also reasonable, so it can be used as a hot spring to comfortably go with your family.

    高速有田ICから車で約15分ぐらい走った山間の高台にあります。お湯は少しトロリとしており、露天風呂から自然の景色を見ながらゆったりと入れて、久々の当たりの温泉でした。そのほか、風呂上がりに和室でくつろげるのも良かったです。

  • Saki-no-yu Hot Spring
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1668
    Together with Arima Onsen and Dogo Onsen, Shirahama Onsen is considered one of the best hot spring areas in Japan, and this particularly hot spring bathing facility boasts 1,350 years of history. Saki-noyu Hot Spring even appears in the Nihon Shoki and the Man’yoshu, Japan’s two oldest collections of poetry. It is recorded that the hot spring was frequented by emperors and the nobility. The open-air bath has been considered one of the seven great hot spring baths in the area since ancient times. Located so close to the sea you can get sprayed by the crashing waves, bathers can enjoy the hot waters while gazing out over the majestic Pacific Ocean.
  • Rivage Spa Hikigawa Nagisanoyu
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou Hiki 1013-25
    This hot spring inn is approximately 20 minutes by car from Nanki Shirahama Airport. It's near Bear's Rock on the Shihara Coast that's said to look like the face of a bear. Facing the ocean off Shirahama, staying over provides the chance to see the fantastic sight of the lights from squid boats floating on the pitch-black sea. It's Nagisanoyu is a strongly alkaline simple hot spring with a pH of 10.1. Available for day use as well as overnight stays, the water is known for beautifying effects on the skin like easing callus removal. You can enjoy this hot spring water in their open-air bath, their large public bath, and their foot bath.

    PH10.1以上の圧倒的「湯ジカラ」の「うたい文句」に引かれて、宿泊に伺いました。夕食の前に一風呂-と思い入浴。確かにお湯は「トロトロ」まるでアロエの薄めた液が肌にまとわり付く感じです。夜5時近くなのに結構な入浴客です。 後で知りましたが、此処のホテルは「日帰り入浴客」がam11-pm9迄入浴出来る普通の温泉ホテルでは考えられないシステム、日帰り客優先の様なシステム?になっていて、宿泊客はpm9時...

  • Kirari Ryujin
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Ryujinmuraryujin 189
    "This hot spring facility is in Ryujin-mura, Tanabe City. Ryujin Onsen is said to have been discovered about 1,200 years ago by Kobo Daishi through a dream of the dragon god Nanda Ryuo. Now thought of as one of Japan's top three beauty enhancing hot springs, the hydrogen carbonate water is so good for the skin it's known as “Keshosui Irazu,"" the “No Need for Skin Lotion Springs."" Located in the lush forests surrounding the World Heritage Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route and Koyasan, its open-air bath forms a partial ring around the indoor bath. The hot spring is also available for day-use, so it's a great spot to stop in for a rest."

    日本三大美人の湯というだけあって、トロトロの変わったお湯です。 ただし、市内からは一山越えなければならず拠点とすることはNGです。 連泊してゆっくりがおススメの宿ですね。

  • Kawabe Onsen Kisaku no Yu
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunhidakagawachou Hyugawa 894-1
    "This day-trip hot spring facility is located an approximately 10-minute drive from the Kawabe Interchange on the Yuasa-Gobo Road. The building has a quaint appearance using Kishu cedar. The hot spring is a sodium hydrogen carbonate spring and is characterized by its slippery and moisturizing water texture that leaves skin feeling smooth. In addition to the large indoor bath, you can relax in the elegant stone outdoor bath while experience the nature of each season. You can enjoy seasonal dishes and also stay at the adjacent ""Oyado Kisaku."""

    和歌山県って海のイメージですが、県名に山が付くだけあって山本当に多いです。 日高川沿いにある喜作さんへは温泉とお食事で参りました。 お昼でしたのでお客さんはそれなりでしたが、ゆっくりできて良かったです。 日帰りなので、帰りを気にせずゆっくりできたらよかったのに…。

  • Yunomine Onsen public bath
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Honguchouyunomine 110
    The Yunomine hot spring was discovered by the regional administrator of Kumano, Oato no Sukune, around the fourth century, and is known as Japan’s oldest onsen. The hot spring is also famous as having been used by emperors throughout history to purify themselves when they came to visit the temples of Kumano, and since ancient times the hot spring has flourished with worshipers coming to see Kumano’s temples. The public bathhouse is located in the center of the area. There is a general bath, medicinal bath, reservable private bath, and relaxation bath. The Tsuboyu, a rock bath registered as a World Heritage Site, is located nearby. This bath is a popular tourist attraction thanks to its color changing properties—depending on conditions, the bath’s waters may change colors several times in a day, leading to its nickname, the “Seven Color Bath.” Visitors can also purchase hot spring water to take home with them.

    This public bathhouse costs 250 yen. You need to bring your own soap. The water was very nice. In a central location.

  • Kawayu Hot Spring Sennin-buro River Bath
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Honguchoukawayu
    This large open-air bath is formed by the mixing of the waters of the Oto River, a tributary of the Kumano River, with an over 70-degree hot spring continuously welling forth from the riverbed. Only usable from December until the end of February, the bath is familiar to many Japanese as a poetic image of winter. Bathing is free but mixed sex; accordingly, unlike most hot spring baths in Japan, it is acceptable to wear a bathing suit. On clear days, visitors can enjoy the sun or a star-filled sky during their bath, giving you an unprecedented sense of freedom and openness. Note that the bath may not be available for use due to weather or water levels.

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Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.

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