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A storied onsen frequented by Kumano Kodo pilgrims for centuries

On the other side of a ridge from Hongu and the Kumano Hongu Taisha, Yunomine Onsen has long been... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Jeffrey D
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Starkville, Mississippi
Beautiful village - but remote

We stayed at the JP Hoppers hostel in Yunomine for one night. Be warned: this village is very small... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
_chinadweller
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Beijing, China
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Hongucho Yunomine, Tanabe 647-1732, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

On the other side of a ridge from Hongu and the Kumano Hongu Taisha, Yunomine Onsen has long been an important spot for rest and relaxation and the Kumano Kodo. While the inns here have their own private onsens, there is a small public bath...More

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We stayed at the JP Hoppers hostel in Yunomine for one night. Be warned: this village is very small and incredibly remote. There are limited buses per day to Hongu, and only one taxi driver for the entire area. It is possible to walk to...More

1  Thank _chinadweller
Reviewed 13 April 2018

So this is a long hike whether by road or walking but well worth it... a natural hot spring world heritage site.. there is not much there to be honest, some lodging houses, shrines and simple temples and that's it, but its a very spiritual...More

Thank DAVID V
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We stayed at Yunomine Onsen for 3 days and would have loved to stay longer! It's paradise. Beautiful rooms, excellent service, magnificent meals, and wonderful onsens. Each day we made use of the private onsen. The staff was very helpful in helping us to sort...More

1  Thank LaLouise13
Reviewed 9 April 2018

As a treat to myself and spouse while walking the Kumano Kodo, we spent 30 minutes in Tsuboyu Onsen in Yunomine. We were lucky at 3:30pm on a weekday afternoon there was no line so we bought our tickets (770 yen/adult) and went to soak...More

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

It is great to be by the river soaking in natural thermal water and in your own hut. It is worth it to pay for it. Don't forget to bring your own towel

Thank Sergio B
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We came to Yunomine pronounced as You-know-me-meh mainly because of the UNSECO Onsen bath. Be prepared to wait 1.5 to 2hrs if you want use the bath. We decided against it and cooked some eggs instead. You can buy the eggs, sweet potato or corn...More

1  Thank lolikia
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Hidden away in the mountains like a bit of Japanese history that resisted time, the place is romantic and a bit magical. The odd smelling vapor that comes up the little stream that crosses the village gives the place a mystical aura. Do like the...More

1  Thank Nicolas G
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is a beautiful little onsen town, full of ryokans and inns for the onsen enthusiast. It's a good place to spend the night if you are walking the Kumano Kodo or going through the sights of the Kii Peninsula.

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This hot spring is 1,800 years old and is UNESCO World Heritage listed ; why would you not want to experience this ?! Couples can book it for a few $ for 30 minutes ; the "tub" itself is actually very small (2 people only...More

3  Thank Dirk W
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Chaudya F
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You have to take a bus to Hongu then take another bus to Yunomine Onsen
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Yes, if you go the small private one ... The one in the world heritage .... Pay though the machine 100yard away in the middle of town and wait for your turn ,30 minutes each time ... The guy next to the ticket machine is... More
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