Kawayu Onsen Tabi-no-Yado Shiba

  • Kawayu Onsen Tabi-no-Yado Shiba

    Kawayu Onsen Tabi-no-Yado Shiba

  • supper BBQ outside-1

    supper BBQ outside-1

  • supper BBQ outside-2

    supper BBQ outside-2

  • supper BBQ outside-3

    supper BBQ outside-3

  • Counter area

    Counter area

  • Bedroom


  • House sitting area

    House sitting area

  • Bedroom


  • Sample supper

    Sample supper

  • Kitchen and dining room

    Kitchen and dining room

  • House sitting area

    House sitting area

  • Entrance


  • Bath and changing area

    Bath and changing area

  • Washing area

    Washing area

  • Bath


  • Toilet


  • Building



Riverside Onsen Rental House

Kawayu Onsen Tabi-no-Yado Shiba is a laidback rental house in central Kawayu Onsen featuring 2 guestrooms, sitting room, full kitchen, and bath with hot spring water. 

Over the decades the building was used as a tiny pachinko parlor, cafe, and karaoke bar until it was recently renovated into a guesthouse by Mr. Shiba, a retired fireman.  There is still the counter area which is a great place to sit and have a drink.  The interior is lined with cedar siding and the sitting area showcases the original beams of the house. 

Meals are bento box style from the nearby Minshuku Omuraya. 

The river is in front of the house, perfect for swimming in the warmer months.

This is a private rental for one group per day.

■ Regarding guests staying consecutive nights
For guests staying 2 nights or more, be advised the owners will enter the room to clean. Staff will also turn off any air conditioning or lights left on.

Full Name

Kawayu Onsen Tabi-no-Yado Shiba
川湯温泉 旅の宿 しば


Kawayu Onsen (Hongu)


Rental House


1425-2 Kawayu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1717
〒647-1717 和歌山県田辺市本宮町川湯1425-2

Map Code 

478 228 151*12


15:00 - 18:30


by 10:00

 Price Plan(s)

Kawayu Onsen Tabi-no-Yado Shiba

  • Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
    18,100 yen~

Kawayu Onsen Tabi-no-Yado Shiba

  • Supper & Breakfast
    17,000 yen~

Kawayu Onsen Tabi-no-Yado Shiba

  • Breakfast
    15,900 yen~

Kawayu Onsen Tabi-no-Yado Shiba

  • No Meals
    14,800 yen~

 Sanitation and Hygienic Measures

■ 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 3
Maximum Guests 8
● Non-smoking inside building
● Please lay out your own futon bedding.
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Safety box
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Body-wash
  • Toothbrush set
  • Comb
  • Shaver
  • Hair drier
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Slippers
  • Tea
  • Coffee


Shared Indoor No
Shared Outdoor No
Shared Sauna No
Privately Reserved No
Ensuite Indoor Onsen
Ensuite Outdoor No
Hot spring water in bath.


Meals served at Minshuku Omuraya from 17:30~19:30.
Meals served at Minshuku Omuraya from 6:30~8:00.
Japanese style bento box from Minshuku Omuraya when breakfast.

Free use of full kitchen.
BBQ set.

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

  • Coin laundry
  • Internet
  • Free Wi-Fi (Guestroom)
  • Free Wi-Fi (Lobby)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Japanese only. But friendly communicator.
    Full Kitchen
    ● IH
    ● Microwave oven
    ● Refrigerator
    ● Dishes
    ● Cutlery
    ● Basic condiments
    ● BBQ set

    Uncooked rice available for sale.
  • Shuttle service
  • Shipping
  • Notes
    ●Washing machine free (free detergent)
    ●Drier 100 yen per 20 minutes.


    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

    More bus timetables >>

    Shuttle Service
    ● Only shuttle to Koguchi on the morning of the check out day available.
    ● Shuttle reservations needed in advance.
    NOTE: No shuttle service for the staying day.
    Free parking available for up to 4 vehicles.