Arafune Resort

  • Arafune Resort

    Arafune Resort

  • Owner


  • Sample guestroom

    Sample guestroom

  • Sample dishes

    Sample dishes

  • Hot spring bath

    Hot spring bath

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Sample guestroom

    Sample guestroom

  • Lobby


  • Organic garden

    Organic garden

  • Beach in front of Arafune Resort

    Beach in front of Arafune Resort


Coastal Community Resort

Arafune resort is a rural, beach front accommodation between Kushimoto and Katsuura with hot spring baths.  The name derives from the rugged Arafune coastline near the inn which is part of the Yoshino Kumano National Park. 

The building used to be the local Town Hall and has changed ownership and usage over time.  In 2010 Ms Watanabe, who used to work at a local hotel, bought the facility transforming it into a focal point to revitalize her hometown.  Festivals and gatherings are held monthly for both locals and guests. 

They have their own organic garden and seafood is supplied by the neighbouring fishing port. 

Arafune Resort’s goal is make everyone that visits feel like family.

Full Name

Arafune Resort






2518 Tahara, Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, 649-4112
〒649‐4112 和歌山県東牟婁郡串本町田原2518

Map Code 

324 405 643*12




15:00 - 18:00


by 10:00



Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Arafune Resort

  • Oceanfront Community Resort|Set Dinner Supper & Breakfast
    6,200 yen~

Arafune Resort

  • Oceanfront Community Resort|Delux Dinner Bento-style Supper & Breakfast
    9,800 yen~

Arafune Resort

  • Oceanfront Community Resort|Breakfast
    5,000 yen~

Arafune Resort

  • Oceanfront Community Resort|No meals
    4,100 yen~

 Statement from the owner to the guests

■ This accommodation follows guidelines to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

For Guests
■ Please follow the advice for the public outlined by the World Health Organization when visiting the area.


Western Style Yes
Japanese Style Yes
Mixed Style Yes
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 34
Maximum Guests 138

● Japanese style room (14 tatami mats): 1 room
● Japanese style room (8 tatami mats): 19 rooms
● Japanese style room with ensuite bath (14 tatami mats): 6 rooms
● Japanese style room with ensuite bath (6 tatami mats): 2 rooms
● Western style room with ensuite bath: 4 rooms
● Barrier-free Mixed style room with ensuite bath: 2 rooms

● Western ensuite toilet: All rooms

Please lay out sleeping Futon by yourself in Japanese style rooms.

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioning
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Body-wash
  • Soap
  • Brush
  • Hair dryer
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Yukata Japanese bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Tea
● Yukata is available near the elevator.
● No tooth brush in guestrooms.  Available at front desk. (20 yen)


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

Bath hours: 13:00~23:00, 6:00~9:00


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


Meals served in restaurant from 18:00~20:00 (Set Dinner or Japanese style)
Meals served in restaurant from 7:00~8:30 (Buffet Style)

● Able to cater to vegetarians and/or guests with food allergies on request
Please let us know details of what you cannot eat in advance.

Vegetarian Meals

 : Included  : Not Included

  • : Meat
  • : Fish & Seafood
  • : Eggs
  • : Dairy Products
  • : Katsuo Dashi (fish stock)
Type A
Type B
Type C
Type D
Type E

Vegetarianism is not common in the Japanese countryside. Please double-check the Vegetarian Type which the service provider can accommodate to make sure that it meets your needs. Often being able to eat trace amounts of the ubiquitous Katsuo Dashi (fish stock) makes it easier to find options.

More Information

NOTE: It is difficult and not culturally sensitive to change meal requests, or make new meal demands, onsite when you arrive at accommodations. Vegetarian types must be confirmed during the reservation process and respected during your visit.

 Facilities & Services

  • Elevator
  • Gift shop
  • Karaoke
  • Banquet hall
  • Meeting room
  • Coin laundry
  • Massage chair
  • Vending machine
  • Alcohol vending machine
  • Table tennis
  • Internet
  • Unavailable
  • Credit Card
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Basic English
    ● Coin-washing machine, 300 yen, detergent 50 yen
    ● Massage machine
    ● Microwave
    ● Pot
    ● Billiard
    ● Ping Pong
  • Lunch box
  • Shuttle service
  • Luggage storage
  • Shipping
  • Notes

    Umi-giri Sea Fog

    The rocky Arafune coastline is famous for its Umi-giri sea fog drawing photographers from around the country.  This beautiful natural phenomenon is best seen at sunrise during the winter months.  There are many photos of this calm, and mysterious phenomenon displayed throughout the hotel.


    Access Information
    15 minutes walk from JR Kii-Tahara station. (Only local trains stop at this station)

    Busses run daily from Kushimoto.
    ● ~20 min from Kushimoto (bus timetable 14)
    ● Nearest bus stop is "Tahara Gyokyoukai-mae 田原漁業会前" (5 min walk)
    "Tahara Gyokyoukai-mae" bus stop is North-East of "Katsuura station". Please contact us for detail transportation.
    Shuttle Service

    Available from the JR Kushimoto station or Koza station to Arafune Resort. Please inform us in advance if you need a shuttle.


    Up to 30 vehicles (free)