Hot Spring / Hot Spring Ryokan Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Osakaya Hiina no Yu
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    4.0
    58 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...

  • Yunomine Onsen Tsuboyu
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    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.

    30 minutes in the oldest hot spring in Japan, why not? Could not have chance to see how the water change coulor 7 times per day but really enjoyed to soaked my body in here, watch out for centipedes...

  • Katata no Yu
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    3.5
    79 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Shirahamacho 2498-1 Toretore Tei
    Katata no Yu is a hot spring resort for day use adjacent to Toretoretei restaurant near the edge of Shirahama Town. Visitors can reach it by taking the Shirahama Highway from the Tazuru Intersection on National Route 42 in Shinjo-cho, Tanabe City. The baths feature nano water, good for hot bath therapy, moisture retention, and permeation. Visitors can enjoy mixed bathing either indoors or outdoors. This spring is a, simple bicarbonate (mildly hypotonic high temperature) hot spring whose waters have a reputation for having a soft, moist feel like skin lotion and for not cooling off. They are effective against burns, wounds, chronic skin diseases, chronic gynecological conditions, rheumatism, nervous disorders, and nerve inflammation. Visitors can choose to use the facility only for bathing.

    I absolutely loved this place! We arrived after 1pm which was written on a stub placed on our table. The restaurant didnt appear too crowded even though it was the weekend (Saturday). If you...

  • 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。

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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。

  • 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...

  • 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。

  • Aridagawa Hot Springs Ayu Chaya
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    3.5
    17 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.

    となりにビジネスホテル サンシャインに宿泊して夕食、お風呂を利用。とても人気らしく平日17時過ぎで駐車場は一杯。浴室内は年配者、子供連れで混んでいる。洗い場、内風呂、露天風呂も広い。食事処は2階の個室でとても美味しい。

  • Spa Yunosato
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Hashimotoshi Konono 898
    "This hot spring bathhouse offers a free shuttle bus going from Hashimoto Station on the JR Nankai Main Line. The bathhouse is notable for its more than 10 different types of hot spring baths made by blending the ""Gold Water"" and ""Silver Water"" welling forth from the foot of Mt. Koya, a famous sacred mountain. Of particular note, the bathhouse' outdoor bath offers a sweeping view of the summit of Mt. Koya, and bathers can enjoy a tub luxuriously filled with ""Tsuki no Shizuku"" water, which is sold as a mineral water. Customers can also enjoy a sauna which uses the ""Gold Water,"" a mist area which uses a blend of the three waters, and a steam sauna which uses ""Tsuki no Shizuku"" water. Further, customers can fill and take home one plastic container of the bathhouse' ""Gold Water"" for free."

    地下水の成分が身体の健康維持にと増進に効能があると言う事です。 アトピー性皮膚炎その他の「疾患」に水の飲用と入浴が可能です。 日帰りスーパー銭湯的な入浴及び食事と、別館で宿泊が可能です。 高野山が世界遺産登録以前は、周辺には目ぼしい宿泊施設がありませんでした。それ以前から有る施設です。 温泉は地下水を加熱したものです。日帰り温泉は条例に従って塩素が使用されていますので、アトピー性皮膚炎にはいかがな...

  • Bathhouse Umi no Sato Michishio no Yu
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakacho Katakui 100
    A 15-minute drive from the Hirogawa Interchange and the Kawabe Interchange. This day-use hot spring bathhouse is also just a 15-minute taxi ride from JR Kii-Uchihara Station and Kii-Yura Station. Overlooking the sea, in addition to an indoor bathing area, the bathhouse also has an outdoor bath and a private reservable family bath. The waters of the bathhouse' sodium calcium-chloride spring are said to ease such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, and joint pain, as well as treating chronic skin diseases and strengthening children with weak constitutions. Additional facilities include a restaurant and relaxation room.

    日高郡の海岸線を走る県道24号線沿いの3町が参加、project24が「スタンプラリー」と「旅へのお年玉」の2つを企画・運営する。 みちしお亭は両方、温泉みちしおの湯はスタンプラリーのみで参加している。 何と言っても温泉成分表に「強塩味」と表示の湯はなかなか他所にはない貴重な温泉なので行くのが楽しみ。

  • Super Sento Yu Bath Wakayama
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Minato 20
    This day-use hot spring bathhouse is a 10-minute bus ride from Wakayamashi Station. Operating from early in the morning at 6:00 a.m. until late in the evening at 1:00 a.m., many people use it more like a neighborhood bathhouse. The bathhouse makes use of the waters of a salt-rich chloride spring which wells forth from rock on the grounds known as Sanbagawa crystalline schist. Rich in hot spring minerals, these waters prevent post-bath chills and also beautify the skin, giving it a smooth, silky quality. In addition to a large indoor bath and outdoor bath, the rock bath, lined with amethyst and other semiprecious stones, has a detoxifying effect and is also recommended for beautifying purposes. At this facility, customers can spend an entire fun-filled day enjoying the vaunted natural hot spring waters, rock bath, and other features.

    3のつく日でしたので、大浴場のみの利用でしたが、割引き価格の390円で入ることができました。岩盤浴も割引きになるようです。

  • 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。

  • 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.
  • Katsuragi Onsen Happuno-yu
    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.
  • Shirasuna
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 864
    An outdoor bath constantly filled from a natural hot spring located next to Shirarahama Beach, popular for its white sands and equatorial resort-like atmosphere. Spacious and pool-like in design, you can enjoy a dip while still in your bathing suit after a swim in the sea. In winter, the bath is kept at 43 degrees and benches are provided so visitors can use it as a foot bath.

    白良浜にあります。海水浴後に利用。夏季期間は有料です。砂を落として入りました。気軽に利用できるのでおすすめです。

  • Nishiki-no-Yu (Roadside Station Nachi, Nachi Station Koryu Center)
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Hamanomiya 361-2
    This day-use bathing facility is in the exchange center adjacent to JR Nachi Station. The town managed station building is modeled after a Shinto shrine, and it's a base for tourism in Nanki Kumano. The second-floor facility with its large public bath has a view of Nachi Bay and its beaches as well as the blue waters of Katsuura by day and its city lights by night. A simple thermal hot spring, its water is said to alleviate nerve pain, as well as muscle and joint pain. It offers convenient access to Mt. Nachi. There you'll find Nachi Falls, with the longest single uninterrupted drop in the country, Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine, and Seigantoji Temple, the first stop on the Saigoku Kannon Reijo Pilgrimage.

    「にしきのゆ」と読むようです。JR那智駅前に「道の駅」エリアとして存在しています。日帰り温泉+世界遺産センター。世界遺産センターのほうは那智勝浦町の予算でしっかり熊野古道を語っています。確か本宮大社では田辺市が同じようなハコ優先の施設を作っていました。それはさておき、那智駅で熊野交通のバスを乗換える発想があるか、もしくはクルマ移動で道の駅好きという、いずれかの条件が揃わないとここには人が集まりませ...

  • Rivage Spa Hikigawa Nagisanoyu
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    4.0
    1 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.

    季節季節で、昼、夜ともにハモ、牡蠣、クエなどの料理が頂けます。 もちろん、昼は一般的なうどん、定食類もあります。 全般的にあっさり目の味付けですが、いいお味です。 ちなみに、学校が春・夏・冬休み、大型連休時に ここのホテルを宿舎にして近くのテニスコートを利用の 合宿がある場合は、レストランの昼、夕方の一般向けの営業は してませんので、事前に電話で聞かれる方が良いと思います。 また、日置川インター方...

  • Shikinosato Onsen
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Nachikatsuuracho Yukawa Hashi no Kawa 287
    This day-use hot spring is located about a five-minute drive or about a 20-minute walk from JR Yukawa Station. Proceed north along the looping driveway from the intersection near the northwest part of Yukashi Lagoon. The alkaline simple hot springs flow freely from their source 430 meters below the ground. Suited for drinking as well as for bathing, the water has a high mineral content and a smooth taste. The water can be safely stored for over a year, making it well suited for use as an emergency water supply. The hot springs are conveniently equipped with their own parking lot.

    初訪でしたが入浴料500円の良温泉でした。朝10時オープンと同時に新鮮な湯をいただきました。Ph9.8のアルカリ性単純温泉でつるりとする湯で体に少し気泡が付着しました。わずかに加温した38度ほどの微温湯で気持ち良くてウトウトしてしまい40分ほど浸かりました。奥には温泉スタンドがあります。

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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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