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Hot Spring / Hot Spring Ryokan Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Ryujin Onsen Motoyu
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    5.0
    1 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.

    車かバスで来ることになります。熊野本宮大社から2時間半くらい、紀伊田辺駅から1時間半弱。7-21時まで、大人700円、小人350円。小さな休憩所は飲料とマッサージチェアのみ、食事はありません。女性は3階、男性は1階に分かれてて、男性の露天風呂は角度(位置)によって歩道から見えてしまいます。露天ですが、囲いが高く、川は見えません。 リンスインシャンプー、ボディソープ、ドライヤー有り。綿棒やティッシュ...

  • 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.
  • Watarase Onsen Dairotenburo large open-air bath
    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.
  • Yunomine Onsen public bath
    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.
  • 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.
  • Shirarayu
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    4.0
    16 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.

    少し狭い感じ。海沿いの温泉なので少し塩分が強い感じ。ただ個人的にはそれだけであまり特徴は感じられない。今回の白浜旅行で唯一入った外湯でした。

  • Muronoyu
    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.
  • Shirasuna
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    4.5
    3 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.

    白良浜にある無料の露天風呂です。 水着のまま入れる温泉のようで、この日は足湯をさせてもらいました。 海を見ながらの足湯がとても気持ちが良かったです。 海のあとはどうしてもベタつくのでとってもありがたい施設です!

  • Tsuna-no-Yu
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 3354-1
    This public bath in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama, is built overlooking Tsunashirazu Bay, with waves said to be so gentle that you don’t even need to tie down your boat. The bath house was just remodeled in 2008. It is a simple design with just one style of bath and draws water from Shirahama spring, one of Japan’s three oldest hot springs. With plenty of lodgings and hotels in the area the baths draw many tourists as well as locals.

    入り口前の券売機でチケットを買います。 入り口から男女別です。 シャンプーも石鹸もありません。 湯船がひとつと、洗い場にシャワーが、三箇所だけのこじんまりとした公衆浴場です。 とても、いいお湯で、穴場?かもしれません

  • Shirahama Onsen Tore Tore no Yu
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    4.0
    14 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.

    My wife and I have been to about 10 different onsens in the last two weeks in Japan. We found this is the best so far. Many different kinds of onsen pools which are not found in other onsens, like...

  • Chosei no Yu
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    5.0
    18 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.

    行きたい温泉が多くてただでさえ悩むのに、ここは初めて入ってみてハマりました。露天風呂は森の中って感じがさそて趣きあるし、何より湯が掛け流しで泉質もいい。子どもが大きくなったら一緒に入りたい

  • Spa Kishu Kuroshio
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    4.0
    33 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 it's best to avoid...

  • Tsukumoto Ashi-yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 3079-20
    You’ll find this foot bath facility in “Yuzaki Tsukumoto Hot Spring Park” in Shirahama Town of Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture. It is near the southern tip of “Shirarahama Beach,” which is famous for its white sand. Anyone can enter free of charge. The “Mabuyu” bath is the source of the water, and it is widely appreciated as a spot where you can casually experience a famous bath that has been loved for centuries. Warm your feet and body while enjoying the sea breeze.
  • Yanagibashi Ashi-yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 3306-17
    This footbath facility is located in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture and is operated by the town. In the center is a monument to the serpent’s-head cowry, from whose mouth water flows in a unique design. As there’s a roof, the facility can be used on rainy days as well. There are stones at the bottom so visitors can stimulate the soles of their feet. Both locals and tourists often visit this free spot to relax.
  • Kawayu Onsen Public Bathhouse
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Honguchoukawayu 1423
    This is a public bath along Prefectural Route 241 in Kawayu, Hongu Town, Tanabe City. It is a retro style bath with water pulled in from the riverbed allowing bathers to be submerged in pure alkaline water from source. It is beneficial for conditions such as nerve pain and diabetes.
  • Kurhaus Kumano Hongu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Honguchouwataze 45-1
    This multipurpose recuperation hot spring facility is located in Wataze, Hongu cho, Tanabe City. Also known as the “Beauty’s Spring,” in addition to the famous sodium bicarbonate Wataze Hot Spring, there are also facilities such as an outdoor pool which is open in the summer, a rest house and training rooms. There are also conveniently located bungalows and a nearby campsite across from the facility, where visitors can stay.
  • Onsen & Seafood Buffet Restaurant Toretore Tei
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou Katata 2498-1
    Toretore Tei is a hot spring and restaurant complex on Prefectural Route 33 in Katata, Shirahama Town. The hot spring, Katata no Yu, has both indoor and outdoor baths, and the restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. It’s the perfect place to relax in the bath and enjoy a seafood smorgasbord with fresh seafood straight from the fishery cooperative. Guests can use the hot spring baths or just eat at the restaurant. As well as being open in the day and in the evening the restaurant serves a breakfast buffet during the peak season.
  • Katsuragi Onsen Happuno-yu
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    4.5
    8 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.

    日帰り入浴でよく利用しています。所謂スーパー銭湯のような感覚です。旅館に泊まった事はありません。入浴料は1,000円(休日は1,200円でしたかね?)ですが、午後8時以降は700円になるようなので、時間の許す方は平日の午後8時以降がお薦めです。 内風呂は源泉掛け流し、サウナもあり露天風呂も完備。また岩盤浴もあり、しかも館内着やタオル類は全てレンタル可能なので手ぶらで行けます。清潔感もすばらしく、リ...

  • Bokido Cave and Genbudo Cave
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Katsura 1165-2
    Bokido and Genbudo Caves are hot springs located in Hotel Urashima in Katsuura in the town of Nachi Katsuura. Both are on hotel property, and the baths are in natural caves created by wave and wind erosion. Guests can soak in the hot spring, viewing the scenery and sending the closeness of nature in the rock surface and the sea.
  • Nishiki-no-Yu (Roadside Station Nachi, Nachi Station Koryu Center)
    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.

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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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