Kamigoten Ryokan

  • Kamigoten Ryokan

    Kamigoten Ryokan

  • Sample supper

    Sample supper

  • Onari-no-Ma guestroom

    Onari-no-Ma guestroom

  • Staff


  • Bath


  • Entrance


  • Private outdoor bath

    Private outdoor bath

  • Sample breakfast

    Sample breakfast

  • Cheers!


  • Dining room

    Dining room


Historic Inn

Kamigoten Ryokan is a traditional Japanese Inn with 100s of years of history located in the isolated Ryujin Onsen hot spring village.  It was built in 1657 for Yorinobu Tokugawa, the feudal lord of Kinokuni as a site for bathing and relaxing.  The main structure was designated in 1999 as a tangible cultural asset and precious cultural heritage. 

The Onarino-ma (the room built for the ruler) is where the feudal lord used to stay, and is decorated with beautiful antique art. There is a private outdoor bath overlooking the Hiki-gawa River. 

The silky smooth hot spring water is famous for its beautifying properties. 

The Ryujin family has been running this inn for 29 generations, and they pride themselves on serving delicious meals made with the best ingredients from the surrounding mountains.

Full Name

Kamigoten Ryokan


Ryujin Onsen




42 Ryujin, Ryujin-mura, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 645-0525
〒645-0525 和歌山県田辺市龍神村龍神42

Map Code 

527 142 412*04


Google Area


14:30 - 17:00


by 10:00

Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Kamigoten Ryokan

  • Heritage Building | Supper & Breakfast
    18,100 yen~

Kamigoten Ryokan

  • Annex Building | Supper & Breakfast
    19,300 yen~

Kamigoten Ryokan

  • Heritage Building, Onari-no-ma Feudal Lord Room | Supper & Breakfast
    20,500 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 No
Japanese Style Yes
Mixed Style No
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 7
Maximum Guests 26

●Heritage Building: 4 rooms (no toilets in guestrooms)
●Heritage Building Annex: 2 rooms (all rooms have western toilets)
●Onari-no-ma Feudal Lord Room: 1rooms 

NOTE: Rooms in the Heritage building are sliding fusuma doors with no locks.

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Kotatsu heated table
  • Safety box
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • 2 in 1 shampoo
  • Body-wash
  • Toothbrush set
  • Shaver
  • Hair dryer
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Yukata Japanese bathrobe
  • Pajamas
  • Tea


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

Bath Hours: 15:00~23:00, 6:00~9:30

What is an Onsen?

How to take a Japanese bath
Complete Japanese bath guide.


Meals served in guestroom or dining room from 17:30~18:30 (Japanese style)
Meals served in guestroom or dining room from 7:00~8:00 (Japanese style or western style, if you prefer western style breakfast, please inform us in advance during the reservation process)

If you prefer the Western style meals for breakfast, please let us know in advance.
For food allergies, please ask whether we can cater for your request.
Please let us know details of what you cannot eat in advance.

All guests in group may be served the same meal if vegetarian requests are made.

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

  • Vending machine
  • Alcohol vending machine
  • Goh
  • Japanese chess
  • Internet
  • Free Wi-Fi (Lobby)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Very basic English spoken, commmunication sheets used
  • Shipping
  • International calling
  •  Access

    Access Information

    Busses run daily to Ryujin Onsen from Kii-Tanabe Station.
    Busses run weekends and some other days from Koyasan April 1st to November 30th (please check the bus schedule carefully)
    ● ~1 hour 20 minutes by bus from Kii-Tanabe Station (bus timetable 7)
    ● ~2 hours by bus from Koyasan (bus timetable 7)
    ● In front of “Ryujin Onsen 龍神温泉“ bus stop

    More bus timetables.

    More area maps.

    Shuttle Service

    Not available.


    Free parking for 10 vehicles.

    Bus parking available.