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Hotel & Resorts Wakayama Kushimoto
Hotel & Resorts Wakayama Kushimoto
Excellent
4.3
(14 reviews)
This resort hotel is located in the southernmost town of Japan's main island, Honshu. The open-air baths offer splendid views of the bay and Pacific Ocean.
How to get there?
Shuttle Bus
JR Kushimoto Station ⇔ Hotel
*About a 3 min ride.
Station Departures: 11:10, 13:45, 14:30, 16:05, 16:40
Hotel Departures: 9:00, 10:00, 10:45, 13:15, 14:00
**No prior reservations required.
*About 15 min on foot to hotel from station. Taxis are also available (regular taxi fare applies).
Kawayu Midoriya
Kawayu Midoriya
Excellent
4.2
(20 reviews)
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.
Souji-in
Souji-in
Excellent
4.3
(18 reviews)
This facility is equipped with air-conditioning, elevators, and underground parking, and guests can enjoy a pleasant stay even in winter. Wheelchairs and simple beds are available, so elderly and disabled guests can also enjoy a pleasant stay. Bathrooms have body shampoo and other amenities that can be used by guests with atopic conditions or other allergies. In 2014, this was the first temple lodging to receive halal certification.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Buddhist Image Tracing: Copy Buddhist images.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.
- Goma Fire Ritual: Observe a prayer ritual conducted by a Buddhist priest in front of an open fire. (*Every month on the 28th only.)

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Kansai International Airport: Take the Nankai Kuko Line bound for Namba and get off at Namba Station (about 38 min). Then take the Nankai Koya Line bound for Koyasan and get off at Gokurakubashi Station (about 100 min). Finally, take Nankai Koya Line Cable Car bound for Koyasan and get off at Koyasan Station (about 5 min). It is about 7 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit Minami-Hanna Road at Habikino IC and continue along Route 170 for about 40 min, then Routes 371 and 370 for about 50 min.
Hongakuin
Hongakuin
Exceptional
4.6
(32 reviews)
Standing in the middle of a quiet forest, this temple lodging has 5 gardens. From the guestrooms, guests can gaze out at any of the gardens.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Namba Station (Midosuji Subway Line): Take the Nankai Koya Line bound for Koyasan and get off at Gokurakubashi Station (about 90 min). Then take the Nankai Koya Line cable car bound for Koyasan and get off at Koyasan Station (about 5 min). Finally take a bus bound for Okunoin-mae or Daimon and get off at the Koya Keisatsu-mae bus stop (about 10 min). It is about 3 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Mihara-kita IC and continue along Routes 309, 170, and 371 for about 50 km (about 90 min), then Routes 370 and 480 for about 30 km (about 60 min). Head into town and head towards Koyasan Iriguchi Daimon for about 8 min.
Hotel Granvia Wakayama
Hotel Granvia Wakayama
Excellent
4.3
(32 reviews)
Directly connected to JR Wakayama Station. A city hotel which also serves as a popular venue for weddings due to its large event hall. Perfectly located for either business or pleasure.
How to get there?
[To Wakayama Station]
From JR Osaka Station: 90 min. via train.
From JR Kyoto Station: 110 min. via limited express train.
Fujiya Ryokan
Fujiya Ryokan
Exceptional
4.6
(4 reviews)
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.
Ichijoin
Ichijoin
Exceptional
4.8
(74 reviews)
This inn is located in the center of Mt. Koya and convenient for visiting the nearby temple. Its shojin-ryori, or Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, is cordially prepared with seasonal ingredients and is very popular with guests. The inn's Japanese garden and pond create a tranquil atmosphere where Nishikigoi carp are always swimming. The latest check-in available at Ichijo-in is 17:00. Guests who are delayed and will not arrive by 17:00 are asked to contact the hotel by 16:00 on the day of their reservation.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Buddhist Image Tracing: Copy Buddhist images.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc. (*Every morning from 6:30.)

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Kansai International Airport: Take the airport express train to Namba Station. Then take the Nankai Koya Line bound for Koyasan and get off at Koyasan Station (about 90 min). It is about 10 min by taxi from there.
Minshuku Matsubayashi
Minshuku Matsubayashi
Here, specialty kue (longtooth grouper) dishes can be savored all year round. Look forward to delectable dishes prepared with fresh catch. Swimming by the coast of a deserted island and having some delicious live pike conger and other seafood are simply the best things to do in summer.
How to get there?
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Nankai IC or Arida IC and continue along Route 42 for about 20 min (12 km).
From Hatsushima Station (JR Kisei Main Line): about 7 min on foot.

The lodging provides round trip shuttle service to JR Hatsushima Station or JR Minoshima Station.
Hotel & Resorts Wakayama Minabe
Hotel & Resorts Wakayama Minabe
Very good
3.9
(20 reviews)
Guests can warm up in the hot springs. The Kishu Minabe Royal Hotel can be used by families, couples and all generations, offering rooms and cuisine catering to a variety of tastes. Breakfast is buffet style. Shirahama white beaches and strawberry-picking in early Spring. Plum blossoms can be viewed from around February.
How to get there?
From Nanki-Shirahama Airport: Take the bus to JR Shirahama Station (10 min). Transfer to the JR Kisei Main Line train bound for Wakayama and get off at Minabe Station (20 min). 10 min by taxi from there.
From Kansai International Airport: Head to Hineno Station (JR Kisei Main Line). From there, take the train bound for Shirahama and get off at Minabe Station (80 min). 10 min by taxi from there.
From Minabe Station (JR Kisei Line): About 10 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Minabe IC and continue along Route 424, then Route 42 for about 10 min (6 km).
There is no longer a shuttle bus service running to / from JR Minabe Station. Please pre-book the free service provided by Minabe Taxis at least a day in advance. 6 times a day at regular intervals. For 25 persons, order of arrival. Minabe Taxis: 0739-72-2133. Until March 2016.
Nanki Shirahama Tore Tore Village
Nanki Shirahama Tore Tore Village
Excellent
4.0
(6 reviews)
Enjoy a unique experience at this attractive facility. There are various types of dome-shaped lodges where guests can relax and watch stars from at night.
How to get there?
From Shirahama Station (JR Kisei Main Line): Take the bus to Toretore Ichiba-mae (market) Bus Stop (approx. 10 min). About 20 min on foot from there.
By Car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Tanabe IC and continue along Route 42 for about 15 km (approx. 25 min). Head towards Toretore Market.
Pal's Inn Katsuura
Pal's Inn Katsuura
Very good
3.8
(2 reviews)
This small hotel is the accommodation for a great vacation getaway. With the soft, rolling waves of Nachi Bay melting into the coast and the abundant nature and greenery close by, it is recommended for guests looking for an excellent place to stay. The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast service.
How to get there?
From Kii-Katsuura Station (JR Kisei Main Line): 20 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Yuasa Gobo Road at Tanabe IC and continue along Route 42 for about 130 minutes (100 km).
Watarase Onsen Hotel Sasayuri
Watarase Onsen Hotel Sasayuri
Excellent
4.4
(5 reviews)
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.
Shirahama Key Terrace Hotel Seamore
Shirahama Key Terrace Hotel Seamore
Excellent
4.2
(231 reviews)
This hotel has natural onsen (hot spring), which feed their baths clean with new spring water. They have a beautiful view of the sunset from the open-air bath.
How to get there?
To JR Shirahama Station: About 2 hr from Kansai Airport; about 2.5 hr from Namba.
From JR Shirahama Station (JR Kinokuni Line): Take a bus bound for Shinyuzaki Onsen to the Shinyuzaki bus stop. It is on the other side of the road.
Hotel Bellevedere
Hotel Bellevedere
Excellent
4.0
(6 reviews)
Now that the Kisei Expressway is open, it is only 15 minutes from Nanki Shirahama. A tropical resort hotel especially well-known for its five types of Mediterranean-style open-air baths overlooking the coast.
How to get there?
From Susami Station (JR Kinokuni Line): About 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kisei Expressway at Hikigawa IC and continue along Route 42 for about 6 minutes (6 km).
Katsuura Gyoen
Katsuura Gyoen
Excellent
4.1
(43 reviews)
A seaside inn with views of the cobalt blue ocean, and refreshing sea breezes. Guests can look forward to observing the sea view at night, with fishing lights scattered across the ocean, and a rejuvenating soak in the open-air bath with a view of the Nachi falls in the distance.
How to get there?
From Kii-Katsuura Station (JR Kisei Line): About 12 minutes on foot, or 3 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kinki Expressway Kisei Expressway at Susami-minami IC and continue along Route 42 for about 80 minutes.
Strawberry Farm Shirasaki
Strawberry Farm Shirasaki
Stay in loghouse bungalows with spectacular views. Meals are offered. Guests here can stay with their pet! (Only 1 small-size pet such as a dog or rabbit is allowed; reservation required, charges apply.)
How to get there?
From Kii-Yura Station (JR Kinokuni Line): about 10 min by taxi at around JPY 1,000 (as of May 2012).
By car: about 20 min from Yuasa-Gobo Road Hirogawa IC heading south along Route 42. Landmarks: Shirasaki Kaiyo Park, Yura Chomin Undojo (Yura citizen's athletic grounds).
Hotel Urashima
Hotel Urashima
Excellent
4.1
(196 reviews)
From their Daidokutsu hot spring (cave-bath), you can enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean while soaking in the water.
How to get there?
From Kii-Katsuura Station (JR Kisei Line): About 7 min on foot, then about 5 min by boat.
By car: 120 km from Minabe IC.

Ferry Service
Pick-up location: Sightseeing Pier (5 min by foot from JR Kii-Katsuura Station)
Service time: Early morning-evening
Drop-off service from hotel: Scheduled departure times to Sightseeing Pier from early morning through evening.
(Current as of Aug. 2014)
Sansuikan Kawayu Matsuya
Sansuikan Kawayu Matsuya
Excellent
4.0
(6 reviews)
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).
Henjoson-in
Henjoson-in
Excellent
4.3
(8 reviews)
A Buddhist temple, where the interiors feature traditional folk crafts. There is also a cafe/pub corner. Guests can relax in one of Koyasan's largest ancient cypress communal baths.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.
- Sunafumi Experience: Set foot on the sand sent from each of the 88 temples in the Shikoku Region. By doing so, you can have an experience similar to taking a pilgrimage to each of the 88 temples.

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Namba Station (Midosuji Line): Take the Nankai Koya Line train bound for Koyasan and get off Gokurakubashi (approx. 100 min). Then take the Nankai-Koya Cable Car bound for Koyasan and get off at Koyasan (5 min). About 7 min by taxi from there.
By car: Take Route 24.
Yunominesou
Yunominesou
Excellent
4.5
(16 reviews)
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.
Infinito Hotel & Spa Nanki Shirahama
Infinito Hotel & Spa Nanki Shirahama
Review score
2.7
(1 reviews)
Reopened under a new branding on April 1, 2017. Located on a hill with a view of the Pacific Ocean.
How to get there?
From JR Shirahama Station (Kinokuni Line): Take a Meiko Bus towards Sandanbeki/Shin-Yuzaki to the Shin-Yuzaki bus stop (20 minutes). It is 5 minutes by taxi from there.
Hotel Route-Inn Hashimoto
Hotel Route-Inn Hashimoto
Very good
4.0
(3 reviews)
A new hotel that opened in 2014. Easy access to Mt. Koya. Welcomes guests that are here for business, as well as families and couples.
How to get there?
From Hashimoto Station (Nankai Koya Line): 10 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Mihara Kita IC and continue along Route 371 for about 60 minutes (33 km), then Route 24. Near the Ichiwaki Intersection.
Daiwa Roynet Hotels Wakayama
Daiwa Roynet Hotels Wakayama
Very good
4.0
(20 reviews)
Located in center city, this 20-story hotel offers great views of the city's marketplace, as well as Wakayama Castle, wrapped in lush greenery. Daiwa Roynet Hotel Wakayama has also prepared spacious rooms and new facilities to ensure that guests have an enjoyable and comfortable stay.
How to get there?
From Kansai International Airport: Take an airport limousine bus bound for Wakayama to the Koenmae bus stop (approx. 52 minutes). It is 2 minutes on foot from there.
Hotel Sunresort Shirahama
Hotel Sunresort Shirahama
Surrounded by lush greenery and a variety of trees, this hotel features a range of facilities guests will enjoy including a tennis court, garden pool and karaoke room.
How to get there?
From Nanki-Shirahama Airport: About 10 minutes by taxi.
From JR Shirahama Station: About 5 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Nanki-Tanabe IC.
Hotel shuttle service times: Pick-up 15:00-18:00, Drop-off: any time from 10:00.
Pick-up points: Shirahama Station, Nanki-Shirahama Airport.
*Please notify the hotel of your train or flight time one day in advance.
Hotel Kawakyu
Hotel Kawakyu
Excellent
4.3
(10 reviews)
Hotel Kawakyu casts its magnificent reflection on Tanabe Bay. Designed with the most refined taste, this hotel received the Murano Togo Prize for architecture. Each room has its own unique design, as well as a spacious interior to provide enough room for guests to relax and unwind.
How to get there?
From Shirahama Station (JR Kisei Line): About 12 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Nanki-Tanabe IC and continue along Route 42 for about 20 minutes (13 km).
Henjokoin
Henjokoin
Excellent
4.5
(87 reviews)
This temple used to be the Imperial Chamber for Emperor Shirakawa, now holding important Japanese national treasures for guests to view. Guests can enjoy rooms facing the bright new garden, with fusuma (Japanese-style sliding doors) covered with gold leaf.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Buddhist Image Tracing: Copy Buddhist images.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.
- Ajikan Meditation: Meditate while looking at the Sanskrit symbol for "A." (*Requires reservation in advance.)

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be canceled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Koyasan Station (Nankai Koya Line): Take a bus bound for either Okunoin or Ichinohashi and get off at the Rengedani bus stop. It is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Sennan IC and continue along Prefectural Route Kinokawa Koiki Nodo for about 30 km (about 40 min), then National Route 480 for about 20 km (about 40 min).
Shiraraso Grand Hotel
Shiraraso Grand Hotel
Excellent
4.4
(77 reviews)
All rooms offer guests scenic views of Shirahama Beach and the ocean. A kaiseki course meal prepared from ingredients in the local Kishu region, mainly fresh, delicious seafood, is prepared. The staff are ready to treat guests with excellent service.
How to get there?
From Shirahama Station (JR Kisei Line): about 10 min by car. Alternatively, take a bus to Myoko Bus Center and it is 1 min on foot from there.
By car: 60 min from Yuasa-Gobo Road Gobo IC.
Kumano-Bettei Nakanoshima
Kumano-Bettei Nakanoshima
Excellent
4.3
(103 reviews)
You can gaze at the sea from all the rooms of their onsen (hot spring) on an island. You can gaze at the view from the open-air bath whilst listening to the crashing waves. Take a walk on the promenade or go fishing in the shallows, as both are popular.
How to get there?
From Kii-Katsuura Station (JR Kisei Line): 7 min on foot, then 3 min by boat.
By car: 140 min from Minabe IC.
Ryokan Sakai
Ryokan Sakai
Excellent
4.3
(1 reviews)
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.
Shimogoten
Shimogoten
Excellent
4.1
(2 reviews)
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.
Saimonin
Saimonin
Excellent
4.4
(15 reviews)
This temple lodging is located in the town center of Koyasan. Their special handmade sesame tofu and Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is very popular among guests.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.
- Ajikan Meditation: Meditate while looking at the Sanskrit symbol for "A." (*Requires reservation in advance.)

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be canceled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Namba Station (Midosuji Subway Line): Take the Nankai Koya Line bound for Koyasan and get off at Koyasan Station (about 120 min). Then take a bus bound for Okunoin/Ichinohashi and get off at the Odawara-dori bus stop (about 13 min). It is about 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Mihara IC and continue along Route 309 for about 10 min, then Routes 170, 371, 24, 370, and 480 for about 80 min. Head towards the Odawara-dori bus stop.
Comfort Hotel Wakayama
Comfort Hotel Wakayama
Excellent
4.3
(11 reviews)
Located 2 minutes on foot from JR Wakayama Station and roughly 45 minutes by train or bus from the Kansai International Airport, this hotel affords great transportation access. Free Wi-Fi connection and daily changing breakfast service available. Guests can look forward to free welcome coffee.
How to get there?
From Kansai International Airport: about 55 min by taxi at around JPY 12,970. Alternatively, about 55 min by bus at around JPY 1,150 (as of June 2015).
From Wakayama Station (JR Hanwa Line): About 2 min on foot (last train at around 12:32 AM). Go through the Central Exit. At the rotary in front, head to the right towards the Kintetsu Department Store for about 80 meters. Enter the first alley on the right and continue for 100 meters. The hotel entrance will be on the left.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Wakayama IC and continue along Route 24 towards Wakayama Station. Make a right turn at the Tanakacho intersection.
Mirai Noen
Mirai Noen
Excellent
4.2
(1 reviews)
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.
Kishu Shirahama Onsen Musashi
Kishu Shirahama Onsen Musashi
Excellent
4.1
(102 reviews)
After relaxing with the onsen (hot spring) full of cypress aroma and high quality spring water, a delicious menu of fresh seafood to choose from awaits you.
How to get there?
To JR Shirahama Station: About 2 hr from Kansai Airport; about 2.5 hr from Namba.
From JR Shirahama Station (JR Kinokuni Line): Take a bus bound for Shinyuzaki Onsen and alight at the Shirahama Bus Center (about 20 min). It is 1 min on foot from there.
Shirahama Key Terrace Seamore Residence
Shirahama Key Terrace Seamore Residence
"Welcome home," and relax like it's your own. This is the concept that embodies Residence Key 1 and Key 2. 
How to get there?
From Nanki-Shirahama Airport: About 10 min by taxi.
By car: About 20 min from Kisei Expressway Nanki-Shirahama IC. Located between Shirahama Beach and Senjojiki.
Sunrise Katsuura
Sunrise Katsuura
Very good
3.8
(5 reviews)
This hotel went through rebranding in June 2017. Their dinners which feature fresh maguro tuna sourced from Katsuura are very popular! Children are welcome and infants can share beds with adult guests free of charge! The hotel is equipped with a free parking lot, as well as large communal baths that feature an open-air bath.
How to get there?
By plane: Use Nanki Shirahama Airport.
From Kii-Katsuura Station (JR Kisei Line): About 10 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Kisei Expressway from Susami-minami IC and take Route 42.
Smile Hotel Wakayama
Smile Hotel Wakayama
Very good
3.5
(15 reviews)
Located in front of the Wakayama Castle, accessing the tourist spots such as Kimiidera Temple, Wakanoura, or the government or city offices is very easy.
How to get there?
From Wakayamashi Station (Nankai Railway): 10 min on foot.
From JR Wakayama Station: 10 min by bus.
By car: 15 min from Hanwa Expressway Wakayama IC.
Osakaya Hiina no Yu
Osakaya Hiina no Yu
Excellent
4.2
(4 reviews)
Reopened after renovation on July 7, 2003. Guests can enjoy natural hot springs with all 5 senses in the newly added large baths and open-air baths.
How to get there?
From JR Namba Station: Take the Nankai Main Line bound for Wakayama and get off at Wakayama Station (60 min). Transfer to the Nankai-Kada Line and take the train bound for Kada. Get off at Kada Station (24 min). The hotel is about 20 minutes on foot from the station.
By car: Exit the Hanshin Expressway at Izumisano-minami IC and continue on National Route 26 for about 40 min (25 km), then Prefectural Route 7 for another 15 min (5 km). Turn right at Fuke Chuo.
Oyado Hana
Oyado Hana
Exceptional
4.5
(2 reviews)
Situated near the Kii-Katsuura Station, a suitable base for guests on business trips and leisurely sightseeing. This guest house takes pride in its relaxing, natural hot spring bath. It is a popular choice of accommodation especially among female guests for its cozy, at-home atmosphere.
How to get there?
From Kii-Katsuura Station (JR Kisei Main Line): about 1 min on foot.
By car: Take the Hanshin Expressway and Hanwa Expressway, exit at Minabe IC and take Route 42 heading towards the Kushimoto and Katsuura areas (approx. 180 min).
Isaribi no Yado Seaside Kancho
Isaribi no Yado Seaside Kancho
Excellent
4.2
(4 reviews)
All the guestrooms offer ocean views, and the night view of the port below is especially beautiful. The hotel's specialty is fresh seafood brought directly from the nearby Saikazaki fishing port.
How to get there?
From Wakayamashi Station (Nankai Line): About 20 minutes by taxi.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Wakayama IC and continue along Routes 24 and 42 for about 30 minutes. The hotel is located along Prefectural Route 151 from Wakayama Port.
Minshuku Inn Shirahama Umi no Yado
Minshuku Inn Shirahama Umi no Yado
Excellent
4.2
(2 reviews)
Enjoy watching a dance performance. It takes just a minute on foot to a bustling hot spring district.
How to get there?
From Nanki Shirahama Airport: about 10 min by taxi.
From JR Shirahama Station: about 10 min by taxi or 15 min by route bus.
By car: Use the Kisei Expressway.
Hotel Nagisaya
Hotel Nagisaya
Excellent
4.1
(2 reviews)
This hotel's hot springs, gushing out from 500 meters underground and known for bringing beautiful skin complexion, are very popular among guests. Exceptional views of the deep blue sea and night sky can be seen from the open-air bath Shiomi-no-Yu.
How to get there?
From Kii-Katsuura Station (JR Kisei Line): About 18 min on foot or 5 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Tanabe IC and continue along Route 42 for about 115 km (about 130 min). It will be about 5 min from the Katsuura Onsen south entrance.
Zofukuin
Zofukuin
Exceptional
4.8
(1 reviews)
Conveniently located about a 5 minute walk away from Kongobu-ji Temple and about a minute away from Koyasan Reihokan Museum. This lodging allows guests to get away from the bustle of daily life and experience a traditional temple lodging.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras.
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Koyasan Station: At the neighboring bus terminal, take a Nankai Rinkan Bus bound for Daimon to Reihokan-mae, and it is about 1 min on foot from there. Alternatively, take a bus bound for Okunoin-mae to Senjuin-bashi, and it is about 10 min on foot from there.
Hana Irodori no Yado Kayuu
Hana Irodori no Yado Kayuu
Excellent
4.4
(8 reviews)
This area is the home for whales. This lodging takes pride in their local cuisine, open-air bath with plentiful water, and flower garden.
How to get there?
From Kii-Katsuura Station (JR Kisei Line): 15 min by pick-up bus.
By car: 110 km from Hanwa Expressway Minabe IC.
Dormy Inn Premium Wakayama
Dormy Inn Premium Wakayama
Excellent
4.3
(55 reviews)
This hotel opened at the end of March 2012. It offers large, natural hot spring spas and is conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from the Central Exit of Wakayama Station.
How to get there?
From Kansai Airport: About 45 min by bus.
From JR Wakayama Station: About 5 min on foot.
Jokiin
Jokiin
Exceptional
4.8
(43 reviews)
All who are interested in staying at a temple lodging are welcome here.

- This facility is a temple lodging.
*Temple lodgings were originally accommodation facilities for Buddhist priests and practitioners, but they now also accept regular tourists.
A Buddhist temple is also located on site, so both staff and priests will offer hospitality to guests.

- Guests that reserve a plan that includes meals at this temple lodging can enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
*Buddhist vegetarian cuisine follows Buddhist precepts and is prepared with vegetables, beans, and other plant derived ingredients.

- When staying at this temple lodging, guests can experience the following.
- Sutra Transcription: Transcribe Buddhist sutras. (*Requires inquiry in advance.)
- Religious Service: Observe a ritual where a Buddhist priest chants sutras, etc.

[Notes]
The above experiences are current as of Aug. 17, 2017.
Provision of the experiences may be cancelled or experiences may not be available depending on the day.
And depending on the type of experience, advance notice or a fee may be required, so for those interested in the experiences, please make sure to contact the temple lodging in advance for details.
How to get there?
From Nankai Namba Station: Take the Nankai Koya Line bound for Gokurakubashi and get off at Gokurakubashi Station (about 110 min). Transfer to the cable car bound for Koyasan and get off at Koyasan Station (about 5 min). Then take a Nankai Bus bound for Okunoin and get off at the Senjuinbashi bus stop. It is about 5 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Hanwa Expressway at Mihara-kita IC and continue along Routes 309, 170, 371, and 370 for about 60 km (about 120 min).