Hongu to Ryujin Onsen (12:40 departure, Weekends & Holidays Only)
Koyasan & Kumano Access Bus
Ryujin Onsen is an isolated hot spring settlement in the lush heart of the Kii peninsula a great place to overnight. Hongu is the heart of the Kumano Kodo and blessed with wonderful hot springs such as Yunomine Onsen, Kawayu Onsen, and Watarase Onsen.
This bus ticket connects these two sites: beautifying onsen and pilgrimage mecca.
The service in 2020 has ended.
The schedule of operation for 2021 will be posted as soon as it is decided. (November 30th, 2020 updated)
NOTE: NOT RUNNING in 2020
|Hongu to Ryujin Onsen|
PM Departure (Weekends & National Holidays)
|Hongu Taisha-mae||12:40||Boarding||Ryujin Bus|
|Transfer||Transfer to Ryujin Bus bound for Gomadanzan.|
Pass not available for use on June 7th 2020.
Transfers are easy and straightforward. Please ask the bus driver if you have any concerns onsite.
● Tickets are one way (single) leg.
● Seats are not assigned. Please sit in an empty seat.
● Depending on weather and road conditions, the time schedule may vary.
● Due to the limited availability of seats, early reservation is recommended to secure your seats.
Discounts for Ticket Holders
1.Admission fee for Gomasan Sky Tower will be reduced from 300 to JPY 200. Gomasan Sky Tower is a lookout tower at Gomadanzan rest area. There is a short break here when you can visit for a panoramic view.
2.If you order “Donburi (Rice Bowl), Udon, Soba wheat noodles” at Kirari Ryujin Ryokan, Ryujin Soap will be given as a gift.
3.Admission fee for Ryujin Onsen bath will be reduced from JPY 700 to JPY 550.
● Please NOTE that you may have to REPURCHASE the ticket in cash if you do not present the ticket when asked.
NOTE: This route is a combination of local bus routes.
The only sections that are seasonal are from Koyasan to Ryujin Onsen, and Ryujin Onsen to Kurisugawa.
The other sections Ryujin Onsen to Kii-Tanabe and Kii-Tanabe to the Hongu area run year-round.