Watarase Onsen, Hotel Sasayuri

Wataze Onsen (Hongu) Ryokan

Watarase Onsen is a large onsen facility near Kumano Hongu Taisha featuring the largest outdoor hot spring baths in western Japan.  Hotel Sasayuri is the higher end building set on the winding Yomura-gawa river.  A suspension footbridge links Hotel Sasayuri to the other areas of the resort.  There are a diversity of private baths in Hotel Sasayuri and across the river in the main public onsen area. So guests can enjoy the Japanese bathing culture in a relaxed, personal atmosphere; perfect for couples and families!  The surrounding verdant mountains offer green vistas from every angle.  Meals are Japanese style made with fresh ingredients served in the lofty dining room.

Watarase Onsen, Hotel Sasayuri
Indoor bath
Sample supper
Hotel Sasayuri lobby
Deluxe Mixed style room
Private dining room
Dining room
Private outdoor bath entrance
Private outdoor bath
Souvenir shop

Price Plans

Mixed style room, Supper & Breakfast
 Hotel Sasayuri is famous across Japan for its multitude of large baths, both shared and private.  Meals are carefully prepared to bring out the best flavors of the ingredients. The location is beautiful and within easy access to the other onsen in the area, and the Kumano Hongu Taisha, and historic Kumano Ko...
Price per person 27,450 yen
Western style room, Supper & Breakfast
Hotel Sasayuri is famous across Japan for its multitude of large baths, both shared and private.  Meals are carefully prepared to bring out the best flavors of the ingredients. The location is beautiful and within easy access to the other onsen in the area, and the Kumano Hongu Taisha, and historic Kumano Kodo rou...
Price per person 22,650 yen

Description

Enjoy the biggest rotenburo (open air bath) in Western Japan, public baths, or any one of eight baths that can be reserved for private use.

 

Access

Address 45-1 Wataze, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1733
Access

Busses run daily to Watarase Onsen from Kii-Tanabe Station, Shingu Station and Gojo.
● 1hr 35 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)
● The nearest bus stop is "Watarase Onsen 渡瀬温泉"

More bus timetables >>


From Watarase Onsen bus stop you need to walk down a staircase and across the suspension bridge.   

The shuttle van can pick you up at the Watarase bus stop if you let them know which bus you will be taking in advance.

For those wanting pick-up and travelling from Kii-Tanabe, please get off at Wataze Onsen bus stop before the bus goes to Yunomine Onsen.  Once again advance notice is necessary.

Hongu Area Map                  Wataze Onsen Map

Hongu Area Map                                   Wataze Onsen Map

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Map
Shuttle Service

Shuttles available to/from Watarase Onsen bus stop and Wataze Onsen bus stop.

Kumano Kodo Shuttle to Kumano Hongu Taisha, Fushiogami-oji, Hosshinmon-oji;
Departure times: 8:30, 9:30, 10:30.

Please ask for shuttles at front desk, and meet in lobby.

Pick-up available from Kumano Hongu Heritage Center, Hosshinmon-oji, and Ukegawa bus stop if you call them.  Best to let them know ahead of time with a general time.

Shirahama train station shuttle. (~1 hr, 15 min travel time) Reservation necessary.
Depart Hotel (for Shirahama station): 10:30
Depart Shirahama station (for Hotel): 13:00

Parking

Up to 200 vehicles
Oversized vehicles OK
(free)

Guestrooms

Western Style Japanese Style Mixed Style Other Style Number of Rooms Maximum Guests
Yes No Yes No 30 156

Facilities Television, Refrigerator, Air conditioning, Safe
Amenities 2 in 1 shampoo, Body-wash, Toothbrush set, Brush, Shaver, Hair drier, Face towel, Bath towel, Yukata Japanese bathrobe, Slippers, Tea

Western style room (twin): 6
Mixed style room (Japanese and western): 24
    ● (Mixed style room, no ensuite bath): 16
    ● (Mixed style room barrier free, no ensuite bath): 2
    ● (Special Mixed style room, ensuite bath): 2
    ● (Deluxe Mixed style room, no ensuite bath): 4

Ensuite western toilet: All rooms

Hotel is smoke free.  All guestrooms smoke free.
(There is an enclosed smoking area near lobby)

Baths

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

There are a diversity of hot spring baths for guests of Hotel Sasayuri to use, both in the hotel and across the bridge at the public baths.

NOTE: bring towel and yukata from guest room.

IN HOTEL

Only Deluxe Mixed style room has ensuite baths.

● Indoor shared bath
Bath hours: 15:00~24:00, 6:00~10:00

 

 

 

 


● Outdoor private baths (4)
Bath hours: 6:00~11:00, 14:00~23:30

 

 

 

PUBLIC BATHS

● Outdoor shared baths (largest in Western Japan!)
Bath hours: 6:00~22:00
Free for guests.
For drop-in visitors: Adult 700 yen, Child 300 yen

 

 

● Outdoor private baths
Bath hours: 6:00~22:00
Free for guests.
For drop-in visitors: Person 1,500 yen (one hour)

 

 

 

 

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

Meals

Supper Meals served in dining room from 17:30~19:30 (Japanese style)
Breakfast Meals served in dining room from 7:30~8:30 (Japanese style)
Other

Vegetarian meals available

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

No smoking in dining room.

Facilities & Services

Facilities Barrier-free access, Elevator, Gift shop, Banquet hall, Meeting room, Restaurant, Alcohol vending machine, Game corner, Table tennis, Goh, Japanese chess
Services Wake-up call, Massage, Shuttle service, Luggage storage, Shipping, Bicycle rental
Internet Wireless LAN (Lobby), Public computer
Credit Card VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS, Diners, NICOS, Not accepted
Traveler's Cheques Not accepted
Language Very Basic English
Others

● Free Wifi in lobby
● Free public computer in lobby with internet
● Free rental cycle
● Humidifier, trouser press (available at front desk)
● Yukata will be brought to your room on check-in
● Restaurant at public outdoor bath entrance 8:00~, last order 19:30
● Pet house, 2,000 yen for one pet, for one night (reservations required)

Times

Check-in Check-out Curfew
From 14:00 By 11:00 24:00

Check-in by: 18:00



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