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Ashitanomori, our most distinctive guesthouse, is located along the Oto River in Kawayu, nationally famous for its unique hot springs. At Ashitanomori, you will enjoy a casual, informal stay in Kawayu in an atmosphere of beautiful and peaceful nature. Here in Kawayu spa, hot mineral waters come up from the riverbed. Right in front of our inn, by the river, you choose a likely spot and dig out a natural “hot tub” along the riverside and wait for it to fill with hot water and your own private outdoor bath. We have all the tools you need to get you started. In summer, you can enjoy both swimming in the river’s cold water and relaxing in open-air hot springs. In winter, a magnificent huge open-air hot spring, called SENNINBURO, is waiting for you. The name is a play on the word for ‘thousand’, a reference to the fact that you could squeeze about 1000 bathers into this open-air tub.
We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely guesthouse thanks to the beautiful scenic location and the wonderful hospitality of the father and son who run this place. We booked this accommodation a few hours before our arrival and I had secretly requested a matcha...More
Arriving after a 2 hour bus journey, we were warmly welcomed. The bus stop is yards from the hotel. We quickly changed and flip-flopped our way across the river bridge to a natural steamy onsen which was most welcome.
Dinner was beautifully prepared and just...More
Kawayu Onsen is a beautiful village in the Kii Mountains of Wakayama, right on the sacred walking trails of the Kumanokodo – long known as a place of pilgrimage for Japanese and now very popular hiking for tourists from around the world. Situated on the...More
This family-run guesthouse was the perfect choice for a one-night stop in the Hongu area. It is located outside the village of Hongu (5km, better reached by car), right in front of the Kawayu river and its natural onsen, providing easy access to it. The...More
We stayed in room 201 for 1 night. Everything about this place is perfect. Location, wooden architecture, delicious meals and lovely hosts. It was raining when we reached and our shoes were drenched after Kumano kodo. Our host quickly provided us with shoe dryer and...More