Watarase Onsen, Hotel Himeyuri

  • Watarase Onsen, Hotel Himeyuri

    Watarase Onsen, Hotel Himeyuri

  • Sample guestroom

    Sample guestroom

  • Giant outdoor bath

    Giant outdoor bath

  • Shuttle van

    Shuttle van

  • Free rental bicycles

    Free rental bicycles

  • Private outdoor bath

    Private outdoor bath

  • Sample guestroom

    Sample guestroom

  • Washing facilities in guestroom

    Washing facilities in guestroom

  • Restaurant at public outdoor bath entrance

    Restaurant at public outdoor bath entrance

  • Giant outdoor onsen baths

    Giant outdoor onsen baths


Wonderful Outdoor Baths

Watarase Onsen is a onsen facility near Kumano Hongu Taisha featuring the largest outdoor hot spring baths in western Japan.  

Hotel Himeyuri is an annex building near Hotel Yamayuri. Please go to the front desk of Hotel Yamayuri for Check-in and Check-out.

Also meals are Japanese style made with fresh ingredients, served in the restaurant of Hotel Yamayuri.  

The first floor is a large meeting room, and on the second floor are four mixed western and Japanese style rooms. There are a diversity of communal and private baths next to Hotel Yamayuri, so guests can enjoy the Japanese bathing culture in a relaxed, personal atmosphere; perfect for couples and families!  The surrounding verdant mountains offer green vistas from every angle.

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Full Name

Watarase Onsen, Hotel Himeyuri
わたらせ温泉 ホテルひめゆり


Wataze Onsen (Hongu)




45-1 Wataze, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1733
〒647-1733 和歌山県田辺市本宮町渡瀬45-1

Map Code 

478 227 729*01


Google Area


14:00 - 18:00


by 11:00



Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service


Western Style No
Japanese Style No
Mixed Style Yes
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 5
Maximum Guests 25
Mixed style room (Japanese and western): 5

Ensuite western toilet: All rooms
Ensuite bath: All rooms

Entire Facility is NON-SMOKING.
All guestrooms are NON-SMOKING.
(There is an enclosed smoking area near lobby)
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety box
  • 2 in 1 shampoo
  • Body-wash
  • Toothbrush set
  • Brush
  • Shaver
  • Hair dryer
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Yukata Japanese bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Tea
● Yukata will be brought to your room on check-in


Shared Indoor No
Shared Outdoor Onsen
Shared Sauna No
Privately Reserved Onsen
Ensuite Indoor Yes
Ensuite Outdoor No
There are a diversity of hot spring baths for guests of Hotel Himeyuri to use, both in Hotel Sasayuri and at the public baths.
NOTE: bring towel and yukata from guest room.


● Indoor shared bath
Bath hours: 15:00~24:00, 6:00~10:00





● Outdoor private baths (4)
Bath hours: 6:00~11:00, 14:00~23:30





● Outdoor shared baths (largest in Western Japan!)
Bath hours: 6:00~22:00
Free for guests.
For drop-in visitors: Adult 900 yen, Child 450 yen



● Outdoor private baths 
Bath hours: 6:00~22:00
Free for guests (one hour)
For drop-in visitors: Person 1,600 yen (one hour)





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


Japanese style, served in restaurant of Hotel Yamayuri from 17:30-19:30
Japanese style, served in restaurant of Hotel Yamayuri from 7:30-8:30

●Able to cater to vegetarians and/or guests with food allergies on request 
Please let us know details of what you cannot eat in advance.

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

  • Meeting room
  • Internet
  • Unavailable
  • Credit Card
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • JCB
  • Diners
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Basic English
  • Wake-up call
  • Wheelchair
  • Shuttle service
  • Luggage storage
  • Shipping
  • Notes
    ● Free rental cycle (3 bicycles/ reception at Hotel Sasayuri)
    ● Restaurant at public outdoor bath 
      open 8:00~, last order 19:30
    ● Pet house, 2,200 yen for one pet, for one night (reservations required)


    Access Information

    Busses run daily to Watarase Onsen from Kii-Tanabe Station, Shingu Station and Gojo.
    ● 1hr 35 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)
    ● The nearest bus stop is "Watarase Onsen 渡瀬温泉"

    More bus timetables >>

    From Watarase Onsen bus stop you need to walk down a staircase and across the suspension bridge.   

    The shuttle van can pick you up at the Watarase bus stop if you let them know which bus you will be taking in advance.

    For those wanting pick-up and travelling from Kii-Tanabe, please get off at Wataze Onsen bus stop before the bus goes to Yunomine Onsen.  Once again advance notice is necessary. 


    More area maps >>

    Shuttle Service
    Shuttles available to/from Watarase Onsen bus stop and Wataze Onsen bus stop

    Kumano Kodo Shuttle
     to Kumano Hongu Taisha, Fushiogami-oji, Hosshinmon-oji;
    Departure times: 8:30, 9:30, 10:30. 
    Please ask for shuttles at front desk, and meet in lobby.

    Pick-up available
     from Kumano Hongu Heritage Center (Hongu-Taisha-mae bus stop 15:10, 16:10, 17:10) and Ukegawa bus stop along the way. Best to reserve in advance. 
    ※ Pick-up from Fushiogami-oji and Hosshinmon-oji is not available.
    Shirahama train station shuttle. (~1 hr, 15 min travel time) Reservation is necessary.
    Depart Hotel (for Shirahama station): 10:30 
    Depart Shirahama station (for Hotel): 12:30
    Up to 200 vehicles
    Oversized vehicles OK