Kawayu Kinokuni

Kawayu Onsen (Hongu) Hotel

Kawayu Kinokuni is a Japanese style business-like hotel associated with Kawayu Midoriya Hotel.  The rooms are Japanese style featuring large comfortable futon beds.  There is a hot spring bath in the hotel as well as in the river. Guests can also use the bathing facilities at Kawayu Midoriya for no extra charge.  A continental breakfast service is available in the lobby and other meals are served at Kawayu Midoriya in the basement floor which features large windows looking onto the river.  Guests can also use the Kumano Kodo run by Kawayu Midoriya.

Sample guestroom (river view)
View from guestroom
Hot spring bath
Front desk
Midoriya dining room
Kumano Hongu Taisha
Sennin-buro river hot spring bath
Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route


ATTENTION: Kawayu Kinokuni is closed under maintenance.


Address 26 Kawayu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1717

Busses run daily to Kawayu Onsen from Kii-Tanabe Station, Shingu Station and Gojo.
● 1hr 40 min by bus from Kii-Tanabe Station (bus timetable 1)
● ~1 hour by bus from Shingu Station (bus timetable 3)
● ~4 hours by bus from Gojo (bus timetable 4)
● ~10 minutes by bus from Kumano Hongu Taisha (bus timetable 11)
● 1 minute walk from "Kawayu Onsen 川湯温泉" bus stop
More bus timetables >>


Hongu Area Map                  Kawayu Onsen Map

Hongu Area Map                                   Kawayu Onsen Map

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Shuttle Service

Shuttle buses bound for Kumano Hongu Taisha, Fushiogami-oji, Hosshinmon-oji run at 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00.


Up to 20 vehicles


Western Style Japanese Style Mixed Style Other Style Number of Rooms Maximum Guests
No Yes No No 24 55

Facilities Television, Refrigerator, Air conditioning, Safe
Amenities Shampoo, Hair conditioner, Body-wash, Toothbrush set, Shaver, Hair drier, Face towel, Bath towel, Yukata Japanese bathrobe, Tea


Shared Indoor Shared Outdoor Shared Sauna Privately Reserved Ensuite Indoor Ensuite Outdoor
Yes, Onsen Yes, Onsen No No No No

Bath hours: 15:00~24:00, 5:00~10:00


What is an Onsen? >>
How to take a Japanese bath >>


Supper Meals served in restaurant in Kawayu Midoriya from 18:00~19:30 (Buffet Style)
Breakfast Meals served in restaurant in Kawayu Midoriya from 7:00~9:00. (Buffet Style)

Vegetarian meals available (Buffet Style)
The continental breakfast is a free service for guests which includes rice balls, bread, salad, Miso soup, and coffee.

Facilities & Services

Facilities Vending machine, Alcohol vending machine
Services Luggage storage, Shipping
Internet Wired LAN (Lobby)
Credit Card Not accepted
Traveler's Cheques Not accepted
Language Very basic English

Wireless LAN (at lobby)
No ashtray in guestrooms (ask at front desk)
Rental cycle


Check-in Check-out Curfew
From 15:00 By 10:00 24:00

Rating & Reviews

Reviews (5)

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