Wakanoura Onsen

Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath
A hot spring hotel situated amidst picturesque scenery in the suburb of Wakayama City, here visitors can enjoy a relaxing hot spring soak and take in gorgeous views. The area came to be called Wakanoura based on a poem by Man'yoshu poet Yamabe no Akahito; the Man'yo no Komichi (Man'yo Lane), located in nearby Kataonami Park, is dotted with stone monuments inscribed with poems connected to the area. The waters of the hotel's chloride spring are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, women's diseases, sensitivity to cold, and skin diseases. The hotel's bathhouse facilities are open to non-guests, as well, and both those using the hotel as a base for area sightseeing and those merely passing through the area can enjoy the soothing hot spring waters. There are many famous sightseeing destinations in the area, including Kataonami Park, inside of which is a museum dedicated to the ancient Man'yoshu poetry anthology; the cape of Saikazaki, a specially designated region of Setonaikai National Park; and the Kuroshio Market, a working market which recreates the feel of a late 50s-early60s Japanese shopping arcade.

Spot details

Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Shinwakaura 2-10
Water type
calcium/sodium/chloride spring
Temperature of spring
nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, aid recovery from fatigue, sensitivity to cold, Bruises, chronic digestive diseases, cuts, burns, skin diseases, Hemorrhoids, chronic women's diseasesetc
Number of source springs
Amount of water flow
Number of day trip bathhouses

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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