Minshuku Tateishi

  • Minshuku Tateishi

    Minshuku Tateishi

  • Sample guestroom

    Sample guestroom

  • Sample supper

    Sample supper

  • Hot spring bath

    Hot spring bath

  • Hot spring river bath

    Hot spring river bath

  • Entrance


  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Washing area

    Washing area

  • Toilet



Family-run Minshuku

Minshuku Tateishi is a friendly, relaxed family-run guesthouse in Kawayu Onsen. 

There are two buildings which are both two story wooden structures: main building and annex.  The main building has Japanese style guestrooms on the second floor.  On the first floor is the communal dining room and onsen bath, which can be used privately. 

The public onsen next door is also available with complimentary tickets, and of course the river hot spring bath is free to use.  

Meals feature fresh local ingredients such as ayu sweetfish. 

Minshuku Tateishi makes a great base to explore the Hongu area and surrounding Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes.

Full Name

Minshuku Tateishi


Kawayu Onsen (Hongu)




1402-1 Kawayu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1717
〒647-1717 和歌山県田辺市本宮町川湯1402-1

Map Code 

478 227 179*33


Google Area


15:00 - 18:00


by 09:30

Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Minshuku Tateishi

  • Supper & Breakfast
    14,600 yen~

Minshuku Tateishi

  • No Meals
    8,300 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 10
Maximum Guests 25
Main building: 7 rooms Annex: 3 rooms

● Entire Facility is NON-SMOKING.
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Body-wash
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush set
  • Shaver
  • Hair dryer
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Yukata Japanese bathrobe
  • Slippers
Free Japanese style swimming suits for river hot spring bath.


Shared Indoor No
Shared Outdoor No
Shared Sauna No
Privately Reserved Onsen
Ensuite Indoor No
Ensuite Outdoor No
Bath Hours:6:00-23:00

What is an Onsen?

How to take a Japanese bath

Complete Japanese bath guide.


Meals served in dining room from 17:30~20:00 (Japanese style)
Meals served in dining room from 6:30~8:00 (Japanese style)
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

  • Free Wi-Fi (Guestroom)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Basic English
    ● Free WIFI
    ● Free washing clothes on request


    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)
    ● 1 minute walk from "Kawayu Onsen 川湯温泉" bus stop 
    Shuttle Service
    Owner can drive guests to sites in the Hongu area including Yunomine Onsen, Kumano Hongu Heritage Center, Hosshimon-oji, Ukegawa and Koguchi.


    Depart Arrival
    7:30 AM  8:00AM

    PLEASE NOTE: Koguchi is only for drop-off in the morning.  There is no pick-up in the evening at Koguchi available.

    Please make request for shuttle at time of booking in the comments form.
    Free Parking for 20 vehicles.