Kameya Ryokan is one of the oldest accommodations in Kawayu Onsen. The main building was built over 150 years ago and is registered as a National Cultural Asset. The rooms are older but all have views on to the crystal clear Oto River, which flows through the village. Kameya Ryokan is run by the Kobuchi family and are well known for their excellent meals. One of Kameya’s specialties is "Kumano Yakusen Ryori" or "Kumano Medicinal Cuisine", made with fresh, local ingredients, to keep the body, mind and spirit healthy.
Kameya Ryokan also has a special meal plan, "Vegetarian Kaiseki" .
This plan is a gentle plan for vegetarians and people with allergies.
The chef considers the menu from the ingredients that guests can eat.
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Rating & Reviews
- Reception & Service
Seasonal Kaiseki | Supper & Breakfast
Kumano Medicinal Cuisine | Supper & Breakfast
Vegetarian Kaiseki | Supper & Breakfast
Sanitation and Hygienic Measures
|Number of Rooms||10|
Ensuite toilet: No
Shared western style toilet: Yes
Shared Japanese style toilet: Yes
|Meals served in guestroom from 18:00~19:00. (Japanese style "Kaiseki" meal, or Kumano Medicinal Cuisine)|
|Meals served in guestroom from 7:00~8:30. (Japanese style)|
Vegetarian meals available
Bento lunch box available
- Vegetarian Meals
: Included : Not Included
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.
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
- Free Wi-Fi (Guestroom)
- Credit Card
- Traveler's Cheques
- Not accepted
- Japanese only
- Shuttle service
- Luggage storage
- Access Information
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)
● In front of "Kameya-mae 亀屋前" bus stop
- Shuttle Service
Every morning at 9:00 there is a free shuttle service to Kumano Hongu Taisha, Fushiogami-oji, and Hosshinmon-oji (along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route). The route from Hosshimon-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha is a popular half-day walk.
Free parking available for up to 10 vehicles.