Watarase Onsen, Hotel Himeyuri

Wataze Onsen (Hongu) Ryokan

Watarase Onsen is a onsen facility near Kumano Hongu Taisha featuring the largest outdoor hot spring baths in western Japan.  Hotel Himeyuri is an annex building near Hotel Yamayuri.  The first floor is a large meeting room, and on the second floor are four mixed western and Japanese style rooms.  There are a diversity of communal and private baths next to Hotel Yamayuri, 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 dining room with river views.

Watarase Onsen, Hotel Himeyuri
Sample guestroom
Giant outdoor bath
Shuttle van
Free rental bicycles
Private outdoor bath
Sample guestroom
Washing facilities in guestroom
Restaurant at public outdoor bath entrance
Giant outdoor onsen baths

Price Plans

Mixed style room, Breakfast
 Hotel Himeyuri, Watarase Onsen, 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 h...
Price per person 9,050 yen
Mixed style room, No Meals
 Hotel Himeyuri, Watarase Onsen, is famous across Japan for its multitude of large baths, both shared and private. The location is beautiful and within easy access to the other onsen in the area, and the Kumano Hongu Taisha, and historic Kumano Kodo route.This plan is for a mixed style Western and Japanese guestro...
Price per person 7,250 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
No No Yes No 5 25

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

Mixed style room (Japanese and western): 5

Ensuite western toilet: All rooms
Ensuite bath: All rooms

Hotel is smoke free.  All guestrooms smoke free.

Baths

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

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

NOTE: bring towel and yukata from guest room.

IN SASAYURI HOTEL

● 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 Meeting room
Services Wake-up call, Wheelchair , Shuttle service, Luggage storage, Shipping
Internet Unavailable
Credit Card VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMERICAN EXPRESS, Diners, NICOS
Traveler's Cheques Not accepted
Language Japanese only.
Others

● Softbank Wifi in guestrooms (not free)
● Free Wifi in lobby of Hotel Sasayuri
● Free public computer in lobby of Hotel Sasayuri with internet
● Free rental cycle
● Yukata will be brought to your room on check-in
● Free washer (detergent) and dryer
● 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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