Watarase Onsen, Hotel Sasayuri

  • Watarase Onsen, Hotel Sasayuri

    Watarase Onsen, Hotel Sasayuri

  • Indoor bath

    Indoor bath

  • Sample supper

    Sample supper

  • Hotel Sasayuri lobby

    Hotel Sasayuri lobby

  • Deluxe Mixed style room

    Deluxe Mixed style room

  • Private dining room

    Private dining room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Private outdoor bath entrance

    Private outdoor bath entrance

  • Private outdoor bath

    Private outdoor bath

  • Souvenir shop

    Souvenir shop


Wonderful Outdoor Baths

Watarase Onsen is a large onsen facility near Kumano Hongu Taisha featuring the largest outdoor hot spring baths in western Japan.  Hotel Sasayuri is the higher end building set on the winding Yomura-gawa river.  A suspension footbridge links Hotel Sasayuri to the other areas of the resort.  There are a diversity of private baths in Hotel Sasayuri and across the river in the main public onsen area. 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.  Meals are Japanese style made with fresh ingredients served in the lofty dining room.

Three of the five men's public open-air onsen baths of Watarase Onsen will be closed for renovation from July 1, 2024, until about the end of 2025. Hotel Sasayuri onsen baths will not be affected, only the public baths.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Full Name

Watarase Onsen, Hotel Sasayuri
わたらせ温泉 ホテルささゆり


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

 Price Plan(s)

Watarase Onsen, Hotel Sasayuri

  • Mixed style room | Supper & Breakfast
    25,500 yen~

Watarase Onsen, Hotel Sasayuri

  • Western style room | Supper & Breakfast
    26,700 yen~

Watarase Onsen, Hotel Sasayuri

  • Special Mixed style room | Supper & Breakfast
    31,600 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 Yes
Japanese Style No
Mixed Style Yes
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 30
Maximum Guests 156
Western style room (twin): 6
Mixed style room (Japanese and western): 24
● (Mixed style room, no ensuite bath): 16
● (Mixed style room barrier free, no ensuite bath): 2
● (Special Mixed style room, ensuite bath): 2
● (Deluxe Mixed style room, no ensuite bath): 4

Ensuite western toilet: 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
● Humidifier
● Trouser press (available at front desk)

● Yukata will be brought to your room on check-in


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

There are a diversity of hot spring baths for guests of Hotel Sasayuri to use, both in the hotel and across the bridge at the public baths.

NOTE: bring towel and yukata from guest room.


Only Deluxe Mixed style room has ensuite baths.

● 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 from 17:30-19:30
Japanese style, served in restaurant 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

  • Barrier-free access
  • Elevator
  • Gift shop
  • Banquet hall
  • Meeting room
  • Restaurant
  • Alcohol vending machine
  • Game corner
  • Table tennis
  • Goh
  • Japanese chess
  • Internet
  • Free Wi-Fi (Guestroom)
  • Free Wi-Fi (Lobby)
  • Credit Card
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • JCB
  • Diners
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Basic English
  • Wake-up call
  • Massage
  • Wheelchair
  • Shuttle service
  • Luggage storage
  • Shipping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Notes
    ● Free rental cycle (3 bicycles)
    ● 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