Kawayu Onsen (Kawayu Midoriya Hotel) - Rental Bicycle Pick-up

Kawayu Midoriya Hotel Michi-no-Eki OkuKumano Kodo Hongu
Kawayu Midoriya Hotel
Michi-no-Eki OkuKumano Kodo Hongu
Kawayu Onsen Yunomine Onsen
Kawayu Onsen
Yunomine Onsen

Pick-up your pick at the Kawayu Midoriya Hotel in Kawayu Onsen.  This plan can be used to tour the area and return to Kawayu, or as a transportation option to the other nearby hot spring villages or Hongu, where you can drop-off the bicycle. 


Price per person
Adult 1,500 yen
Availability    Open year round

* Prices subject to change.
Infant = 6 and under, Child = 7 to 11, Adult = 12 and over


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)

Closest bus stop is "Kawayu Onsen 川湯温泉"


Rental Fee & Hours

Rental Fee: ¥1,500 / day (Flat fee for one day rental).
※Includes battery assisted bicycle, helmet, lock, map, and insurance.

Hours: 8:30~17:00, Open year round

Return Sites

Kumano Hongu Heritage Center
Kawayu Onsen (Kawayu Midoriya Hotel)
Yunomine Onsen (Adumaya Ryokan)
Wataze Onsen (Kurhaus Kumano Hongu)
※ Closed Thursdays
● Michi-no-Eki OkuKumano Kodo Hongu

Please return the bicycle to any of the above locations by 17:00.

Rental Age

13 years & older

Insurance Included

● Death payment ¥5,000,000
● Hospitalization ¥3,000 / day
● Hospital visit ¥1,500 / day
In the case of damage or theft of bicycle, the renter will be responsible for costs.
※ Please wear helmet. (Not wearing helmet voids insurance)

World Heritage Preservation

Please do not ride on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route mountain trail sections to help us preserve this World Heritage site.


Battery times: strong mode ~17km, auto mode ~32 km

Battery assisted bicycles pedal like a normal bike.  To make the battery last longer, shut off the battery when on flat or downhill sections.  Also try not to pedal too aggressively when the battery is on to let the assist function work efficiently.

Course Maps

2, 3 & 4 hour recommended routes
Courses visit hot springs, sites along the World Heritage Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route, waterfalls, etc.
※ Course times are estimates.
Course Map front PDF >>
Course Map back PDF >>


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