Shimogoten Ryokan

Ryujin Onsen Ryokan

Shimogoten or "Lower Palace" is one of the original inns of Ryujin Onsen, having been constructed by the Feudal Lord of the Kishu Domain in 1639.  The present Ryokan is built around parts of the older facility, which can be viewed in the lobby.  Notice the low ceiling in these classic prevent the use of swords!  Guestrooms look out over the Hidaka-gawa River. There are multiple hot spring baths filled with Ryujin Onsen’s famous silky smooth, beautifying waters: Hinoki-wood bath, rare Tatami bath and a shared gender outdoor rock bath, perched on the river bank.  For those who prefer private bathing, rooms with an ensuite rotenburo outdoor bath are a good choice.  Meals are traditional, seasonal Kaiseki cuisine made with fresh local ingredients.

Co-ed outdoor hot spring bath
Sample meal
Original room in lobby
Horigotatsu guestroom
Ensuite rotenburo outdoor bath guestroom
Tatami bath
Hinoki bath

Price Plans

Standard, Supper & Breakfast
 The standard rooms are traditional Japanese style with tokonoma alcove and scroll.  A sitting area by the windows allows guests to relax while enjoying the views and sounds of the clear Hidaka-gawa River below.● Prices are per person and change according to the number of guests per room and the day of the we...
Price per person 17,280 yen
Horigotatsu, Supper & Breakfast
 The Horigotatsu guestrooms are spacious Japanese style rooms.  A horigotasu is a cavity in the floor with a table covering it, allowing guests to sit on the floor with their legs relaxed.  In winter there is a heater to keep your lower body warm, an excellent way to enjoy a peaceful evening.● Prices are...
Price per person 22,680 yen
Ensuite Rotenburo Outdoor Bath, Supper & Breakfast
Great for couples! Enjoy an outdoor rotenburo bath in the comfort of your guestroom.  Bath tubs look over the river, overflowing with soothing hot spring water.  Bathe as long as you want, when you want.  The relaxing freedom is yours!These guestrooms have lofty ceilings with large natural wooden beams, ...
Price per person 25,920 yen



Address 38 Ryujin, Ryujin-mura, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 645-0525

Busses run daily to Ryujin Onsen from Kii-Tanabe Station.
Busses run weekends and some other days from Koyasan April 1st to November 30th (please check the bus schedule carefully)
● ~1 hour 20 minutes by bus from Kii-Tanabe Station (bus timetable 7)
● ~2 hours by bus from Koyasan (bus timetable 7)
● The nearest bus stop is “Ryujin Onsen 龍神温泉”

More bus timetables >>


Ryujin Area Map                            Ryujin Onsen Map

Ryujin Area Map                                   Ryujin Onsen Map

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Shuttle Service

Not available


Up to 20 vehicles (free)


Western Style Japanese Style Mixed Style Other Style Number of Rooms Maximum Guests
No Yes No No 14 71

Facilities Television, Refrigerator, Air conditioning, Telephone, Kotatsu heated table, Safe
Amenities Shampoo, Hair conditioner, Body-wash, Toothbrush set, Brush, Comb, Shaver, Hair drier, Face towel, Bath towel, Yukata Japanese bathrobe, Slippers, Tea

Ensuite bath: All rooms
Western ensuite toilet: All rooms
Kotasu heater: Ensuite Rotenburo Outdoor Bath, and Horigotasu guestrooms


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

Bath hours: 12:00~23:00, 6:00~9:30
Shared gender rotenburo outdoor bath: 12:00~22:00, 6:00~9:30


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


Supper Meals served in guestroom or dining room from 18:00~20:00 (Japanese style)
Breakfast Meals served in guestroom or dining room from 7:00~8:00 (Japanese style)

Vegetarian meals available
(Please let us know in advance of what you can and cannot eat in detail)

Facilities & Services

Facilities Elevator, Gift shop, Banquet hall, Public telephone, Lounge/Bar, Vending machine
Internet Wireless LAN (Guestroom), Wireless LAN (Lobby)
Credit Card Not accepted
Traveler's Cheques Not accepted
Language Limited English

Free WIFI, lobby and all guestrooms.


Check-in Check-out Curfew
From 15:00 By 10:00 23:00

Rating & Reviews

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