Shimogoten Ryokan

  • Shimogoten


  •  Co-ed outdoor hot spring bath

    Co-ed outdoor hot spring bath

  • Sample meal

    Sample meal

  •  Original room in lobby

    Original room in lobby

  • Horigotatsu guestroom

    Horigotatsu guestroom

  • Entrance


  • Ensuite rotenburo outdoor bath guestroom

    Ensuite rotenburo outdoor bath guestroom

  • Tatami bath

    Tatami bath

  • Hinoki bath

    Hinoki bath

  • Lobby



Ryujin Onsen Inn

Shimogoten or "Lower Palace" is one of the original inns of Ryujin Onsen, having been constructed by the Feudal Lord of the Kishu Domain in 1639.  The present Ryokan is built around parts of the older facility, which can be viewed in the lobby.  Notice the low ceiling in these classic prevent the use of swords!  Guestrooms look out over the Hidaka-gawa River. There are multiple hot spring baths filled with Ryujin Onsen’s famous silky smooth, beautifying waters: Hinoki-wood bath, rare Tatami bath and a shared gender outdoor rock bath, perched on the river bank.  For those who prefer private bathing, rooms with an ensuite rotenburo outdoor bath are a good choice.  Meals are traditional, seasonal Kaiseki cuisine made with fresh local ingredients.

Full Name

Shimogoten Ryokan


Ryujin Onsen




38 Ryujin, Ryujin-mura, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 645-0525
〒645-0525 和歌山県田辺市龍神村龍神38

Map Code 

527 142 353*25


Google Area


15:00 - 18:00


by 10:00



Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Shimogoten Ryokan

  • Standard | Supper & Breakfast
    19,300 yen~

Shimogoten Ryokan

  • Horigotatsu | Supper & Breakfast
    24,200 yen~

Shimogoten Ryokan

  • Ensuite Rotenburo Outdoor Bath | Supper & Breakfast
    26,600 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 14
Maximum Guests 71

Ensuite bath: All rooms
Western ensuite toilet: All rooms
Kotasu heater: Ensuite Rotenburo Outdoor Bath, and Horigotasu guestrooms

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Kotatsu heated table
  • Safety box
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Body-wash
  • Toothbrush set
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Shaver
  • Hair dryer
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Yukata Japanese bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Tea


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

Bath hours: 12:00~23:00, 6:00~9:30
Shared gender rotenburo outdoor bath: 12:00~22:00, 6:00~9:30


What is an Onsen? >>
How to take a Japanese bath >>


Meals served in guestroom or dining room from 18:00~20:00 (Japanese style)
Meals served in guestroom or dining room from 7:00~8:00 (Japanese style)

Vegetarian meals available
(Please let us know in advance of what you can and cannot eat in detail)

 Facilities & Services

  • Elevator
  • Gift shop
  • Banquet hall
  • Public telephone
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Vending machine
  • Internet
  • Free Wi-Fi (Guestroom)
  • Free Wi-Fi (Lobby)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Limited English


    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)
    ● The nearest bus stop is “Ryujin Onsen 龍神温泉”

    More bus timetables >>



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    Shuttle Service
    Not available

    Up to 20 vehicles (free)