Tanabe, Japan Hotels & Ryokan

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Tanabe Hotels & Ryokan

Yunominesou
This inn is located in the center of World Heritage Kumano Kodo, and has some of the best hot springs in the Kansai area. The authentic food and onsen (hot spring baths) are very popular with guests, with many coming back to stay again.
How to get there?
From Kii-Tanabe Station (JR Kisei Line): Take the bus bound for Hosshinmon-oji Shrine from the Ryujin Jidosha Tanabe Bus Stop and get off at Shimoyunomine Station (about 90 minutes). It takes about 2 minutes on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Kamitonda IC and continue along Route 311 for about 60 minutes (50 km). Head towards Kumano Hongu Taisha.
Bijintei
Guests can fully enjoy seasonal scenery and nature around Ryujin at this inn located along a clear stream of the Hidaka River.
How to get there?
From Kii-Tanabe Station (JR Kisei Line): Take the Tanabe-Ryujin route bus bound for Ryujin Onsen and get off at Kaize (about 80 minutes). The hotel is about 1 minute on foot from there.
Kawayu Midoriya
This inn is located in a river valley in a naturally blessed area considered holy ground since ages past as the home of the gods. It features spacious, classical Japanese-style guest rooms, and the open-air bath located on the river bed is Kawayu Onsen's only truly outdoor bath. In the summer, guests can enjoy swimming and river-related activities and will find their minds and bodies refreshed by the soft murmuring of the river through the ravine. For those wishing to visit the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, the inn offers free shuttle service to Hasshinmonoji, Fushiogamioji, and Hongucho.
How to get there?
From Shingu Station (JR Kisei Main Line): Take a bus to the Kawayu Onsen bus stop (about 60 min). It is about 1 min on foot from there.

Shuttle Service
Hongucho ⇔ Hotel
Departure from Hongucho to hotel: Available 14:00 - 19:00 from any bus stop within Hongucho. Please contact hotel upon arriving at bus stop.
Departure from hotel to Hongucho: Available 7:00 - 12:00. Please reserve drop-off service when checking in to the hotel.
Fujiya Ryokan
One of the hotel's attractions is the natural hot spring in the river. Fujiya also features a natural open-air bath with plenty of hot water, and Japanese-style flower arrangements of wild flowers.
How to get there?
From Shingu Station (JR Kisei Line): Take a bus bound for Kawayu/Yunomine Onsen to the Fujiya-mae bus stop (about 60 minutes). Immediate access from there.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Nanki-Tanabe IC and continue along Route 42 for about 10 minutes (4 km), then Route 311 for another 60 minutes (60 km). Head towards Onsen Tunnel.
Watarase Onsen Hotel Sasayuri
This hotel takes pride in its open-air bath, which is the largest in West Japan. It also boasts of family baths in its 30,000-square meter premises. The 8 private open-air baths are surrounded by nature and wrapped in the fragrance of an onsen, perfect for relieving daily stress. There is also a pet house (reservation required).
The hotel has a total of 8 baths including the large open-air bath, and all may be used free of charge.
*Please use the baths whenever available as reservations are not accepted.

This is an ideal base to get to the World Heritage Site Kumano Kodo.
Guests can look forward to savoring a meal prepared with seasonal ingredients.
Warm dishes may be enjoyed while warm. The menu changes monthly.
The hot spring rice porridge served at breakfast is highly rated among guests, so be sure to try it!
*Menu is subject to change depending on seasonal or stock availability.
Thank you for your understanding.
How to get there?
From Nanki Shirahama Airport: Take the bus to Shingu Station. From there, take the bus to Watarase Onsen (80 min). About 5 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at the Nanki-Tanabe IC and continue along Route 42 for about 10 minutes, then on to Route 311 for about 60 minutes.
Sansuikan Kawayu Matsuya
Located at the upstream area of the Kawayu Onsen area, this reasonable hotel suits perfectly as a base for the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes.
How to get there?
From Shingu Station (JR Kisei Main Line): Board a bus bound for Kumana Hongu Taisha to the Kawayu Onsen bus stop (60 min). It is 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Nanki Tanabe IC and continue along Route 42 for about 10 km (about 10 min), then Route 311 for about 60 km (about 60 min).
Shimogoten
Located in a valley upstream from the River Hidakagawa, this lodge's onsen has a history of around 1,200 years and is famous for its great effect on the skin.
How to get there?
From JR Kii-Tanabe Station (Kinokuni Line): Take a Ryujin Bus to the Ryujin Onsen bus stop (80 min). It is about 5 minutes on foot from there.
Kanponoyado Kii-Tanabe
All rooms have beautiful ocean views to delight guests. Enjoy the natural hot spring baths with perspective views and seafood fresh from the sea. Suitable as a base for those looking to explore the Kishu area, including Shirahama.
How to get there?
From JR Kii-Tanabe Station: Board the Meiko Bus bound for Nanbu Station and get off at Kampo Center Mae Bus Stop (15 minutes).
Ryokan Sakai
This homey lodging is located in Ryujin Onsen, which is one of the so-called Top Three Beautifying Hot Springs of Japan. Guests can look forward to the quiet atmosphere and verdant surrounds of this peaceful mountain hot spring resort where they can take a load off and really relax.
How to get there?
By car: About 90 minutes from the Arita Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway.
Kirari Ryujin
Located in Ryujin Onsen Village, Kirari Ryujin is one of the top three hot springs in Japan renowned their beautifying effect on skin. This hotel was established in 2004, and was constructed using locally sourced cedar and cypress. Relax in the hot spring bath and enjoy the natural aroma of timber.
How to get there?
From Tennoji Station (JR Osaka Kanjo Line): Take a JR Kinokuni Line train bound for Shirahama/Shingu and get off at Kii-Tanabe Station (approx. 120 min). Then take a Ryujin Bus bound for Ryujin-Onsen and get off at the Kirari-mae bus stop (approx. 80 min). It is less than 1 min on foot from there.
By Car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at the Arita IC and continue along Route 424 for about 50 km (approx. 60 min), and then Route 371 for about 25 km (approx. 30 min). Head towards Ryujin Onsen.
Mirai Noen
Located at the entrance to the World Heritage Site Kumano Kodo, a series of pilgrimage routes, Mirai Noen is surrounded with the many blessings of nature. It offers guests not only a relaxing place to stay, but also a wide range of activities including farming experience and even boat fishing and cruising to the nearby Shirahama Onsen.
How to get there?
From Nanki-Shirahama Airport: about 20 min by taxi at around JPY 3,000 (as of April 2015)
From Kii-Tanabe Station (JR Kisei Line): about 40 min on foot or 10 min by taxi at around JPY 1,600 (as of April 2015). Last train is at around 23:25. If schedule permits, a pick-up service is also available at the station.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Tanabe IC and continue along the Tanabe Ryujin prefectural route. The hotel is 200m from Akizuno Garten on the left.
*Please make sure to contact the hotel no matter which transportation method you will use.
Adumaya (Yunomine Onsen)
This ryokan (traditional Japanese inn), made from wood, is situated at a countryside onsen (hot springs) resort in between the mountains. Guests can enjoy original onsen dishes using plenty of onsen water that has good effects on health.
How to get there?
From Kii-Tanabe Station (JR Kisei Line): Take the Ryujin Bus bound for Hongu-Taisha and get off at Yunomine Onsen (about 90 minutes). The hotel is less than 1 minute on foot from the bus stop.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Nanki-Tanabe IC and continue along Route 42 for about 10 minutes (10 km), then Route 311 for 70 minutes (50 km).

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