Ryokan Tabanakan

  • Ryokan Tabanakan

    Ryokan Tabanakan

  • 4th generation owners

    4th generation owners

  • Hot spring bath

    Hot spring bath

  • Sample supper

    Sample supper

  • Sample guestroom

    Sample guestroom

  • Private hot spring bath

    Private hot spring bath

  • Interior


  • View from guestroom

    View from guestroom

  • View from guestroom

    View from guestroom

  • Toilet



Totsukawa Onsen Inn

Tabanakan is a family-run Ryokan inn located in the central settlement of Totsukawa Onsen.  It was the first accommodation in the area with a history of over 100 years, the currently owners being the 4th generation.  The facility has been rebuilt and modified over time but retains the atmosphere of a welcoming, well-managed, highly-respected establishment.  Meals highlight the regional culture and ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible; dishes such as mountain vegetables, river fish, wild boar, and deer reflect this culinary ethic—source local, eat local. The baths are 100% non-circulating high quality hot spring water, including one for private use open to the sky.

Tabanakan can only accept reservations 2 months or less in advance. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Full Name

Ryokan Tabanakan


Totsukawa Onsen




459 Hiratani, Totsukawa mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara Prefecture 637-1554
〒637-1554 奈良県吉野郡十津川村平谷459

Map Code 

478 677 407*04


Google Area


15:00 - 17:00


by 10:00

Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service


Western Style No
Japanese Style Yes
Mixed Style No
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 10
Maximum Guests 25
With ensuite toilet: 1 large room
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety box
  • 2 in 1 shampoo
  • Body-wash
  • Toothbrush set
  • Hair dryer
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Yukata Japanese bathrobe
  • Tea


Shared Indoor Onsen
Shared Outdoor Onsen
Shared Sauna No
Privately Reserved Onsen
Ensuite Indoor No
Ensuite Outdoor No
Bath hours: 15:00~24:00, 5:00~9:30
Private hot spring bath 


Meals served in dining room starting at 17:30 or 18:00 (Japanese style “Kaiseki” meal)
Meals served in dining room from 7:30 (Japanese style), earlier may be possible on request

Vegetarian Meals
There are many kinds of vegetarians and we want to make sure we make the proper meal request for you. 
Please choose your Vegetarian type from the chart and write it in the Request/Comment box, including what you cannot eat in detail.
※ Ryokan Tabanakan is not able to accommodate Type B, C, D and E vegetarian.  Also vegetarian meals may not be available during busy times. Thank you for your understanding.

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
  • Internet
  • Free Wi-Fi (Guestroom)
  • Free Wi-Fi (Lobby)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Japanese only
  • Luggage storage
  • Notes
    ● Non-smoking facility
    ● Free Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi is available in some rooms and in main area. Please let us know in advance if you would like a room with stronger Wi-Fi support. Please ask the password for Wi-Fi at the front desk.


    Access Information

    Busses run daily to Totsukawa from Shingu Station (via Kawayu Onsen, Yunomine Onsen, Hongu) and Gojo (Yamato-yagi).
    ● Nearest bus stop is “Totsukawa Onsen 十津川温泉”
    ● ~2 hours and 15 minutes by bus from JR Shingu Station (bus timetable 3)
    ● ~4 hours and 30 minutes by bus from Yamato-yagi station (bus timetable 4)
    ● 20 min walk to “Yanagimotobashi 柳本橋” of Hatenashi-toge Pass 果無峠越 of  Kumano Kodo, Kohechi route.

    Kumano Kodo Kohechi Maps>>

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    Shuttle Service
    Please inquire when making the reservation request, as this depends on the accommodations schedule. Available only in the morning.
    To the starting point of the Kumano Kodo Kohechi route near the Hatenashi-toge Pass 熊野古道小辺路果無峠登山口.
    Up to 7 vehicles (free)