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This section introduces hotels and inns that make a great jumping-off point from which to explore the many sights of Kumano. Find one you like and enjoy a leisurely trip in this appealing region.

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Hotel Urashima

Information

  • Phone:0735-52-1011
  • Location:1165-2 Katsuura, Nachikatsuura-cho, Higashimuro-gun MAP C3
  • Getting there:Located about 8 minutes on foot from JR Kii-Katsuura Station and then about 3 minutes by launch from Katsuura Tourist Pier.
  • Cost:From ¥13,110 per night, including two meals

Day use of baths

  • Hours:9:00 am to 7:00 pm (doors close at 6:00 pm)
  • Closed:Irregularly as scheduled
  • Cost:Adults, ¥1,000; children, ¥500
Boki-do Cave, where you can enjoy a hot spring inside an enormous natural cavern that’s 50 meters deep
The hotel’s Japanese-style rooms face Katsuura Bay. There are also various other types of rooms.
The hotel operates a series of launches shaped like tortoises and other creatures to ferry guests to and from Katsuura Tourist Pier.

Sweets made painstakingly by hand by the proprietor of This enormous hot spring resort hotel occupies the entire peninsula that separates Katsuura Bay from the Kumano Sea. Its four shore-side buildings are linked to a building on a mountaintop* by underground corridors and house a total of 731 guest rooms. Guests enjoy visiting the hotel’s five baths, including Boki-do Cave, a hot spring in a large cavern facing the Kumano Sea. *Sanjokan, the building on the mountaintop, is currently closed. (The hotel plans to reopen it in April 2017.)

Hotel Nakanoshima

Information

  • Phone:0735-52-1111
  • Location:1179-9 Katsuura, Nachikatsuura-cho, Higashimuro-gun MAP C3
  • Getting there:Located about 8 minutes on foot from JR Kii-Katsuura Station and then about 3 minutes by launch from Katsuura Tourist Pier.
  • Cost:From ¥11,180 per night, including two meals

Day use of baths

  • Hours:2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Closed:Open year-round.
  • Cost:Adults, ¥1,000; elementary school students, ¥500
Kishu Cho’mon no Yu, an outdoor bath with spectacular views where you can relax as you listen to the sound of the ocean’s waves
The hotel consists of four buildings located on a small, wooded island.
Deluxe Chomontei room

This hotel is located on a small island in Katsuura Bay, accessible by a guest launch that leaves from Katsuura Tourist Pier. It has six high-volume hot springs, and all of its outdoor baths, including Kishu Cho’mon no Yu at the water’s edge, are fed by hot water from those springs. The hotel also prides itself on cuisine that features plenty of tuna and other seafood.

Hotel Nagisaya

Information

  • Phone:0735-52-0015
  • Location:955-1 Yukawa, Nachikatsuura-cho, Higashimuro-gun MAP C3
  • Getting there:Located about 5 minutes by shuttle bus from JR Kii-Katsuura Station.
  • Cost:From ¥13,110 per night, including two meals

Day use of baths

  • Hours:5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Closed:Irregularly as scheduled
  • Cost:Adults, ¥1,080; children, ¥540
Shiomi no Yu, an outdoor bath that lets you enjoy the beautiful seascape as if you were on your very own private beach
The hotel’s single building is situated in a wooded area that is surrounded by the beautiful ocean.
Guest rooms feature views of the tranquil inlet.

This hotel enjoys a quiet location deep in an inlet that is set a little bit apart from the town of Katsuura. Both its Shiomi no Yu outdoor bath and its large bath, which features a small aquarium, are fed by water from a hot spring located on the hotel’s grounds. The alkaline water of that spring feels smooth on the skin and is held to have beautifying effects.

Katsuura Kanko Hotel (Hiizurukurenai no Yado)

Information

  • Phone:0735-52-0750
  • Location:1530 Tenma, Nachikatsuura-cho, Higashimuro-gun MAP B2
  • Getting there:Located about 8 minutes on foot from JR Kii-Katsuura Station.
  • Cost:From ¥12,960 per night, including two meals

Day use of baths

  • Hours:3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Closed:Irregularly as scheduled
  • Cost:Adults, ¥1,000; children, ¥500
Some guest rooms have their own outdoor bath, combining Japanese taste with the feel of a resort.
At the hotel’s panoramic outdoor bath, guests can soak in hot water as they gaze out at the fantastic appearance of the rising sun.
One of the hotel’s restaurants has private booths where guests can dine in a relaxed atmosphere.

This hotel is located high on a hilltop overlooking the town of Katsuura. The panoramic bath on its top floor offers sweeping views of Nachi Bay, and on clear days, guests can watch the sun rise early in the morning. Dinners feature cuisine such as tuna and Kumano beef, and the hotel is famous for holding a rooftop event every night at which it grills a whole tuna. (Guests can participate for free, but the event is sometimes canceled due to inclement weather or a lack of tuna availability.)

Kushimoto Royal Hotel

Information

  • Phone:0735-62-7771
  • Location:1184-10 Sangodai, Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun MAP A3
  • Getting there:Located about 3 minutes by car from JR Kushimoto Station (shuttle bus service is available).
  • Cost:From ¥17,430 per night, including two meals
Guests can view the rising sun from the hotel’s open-feeling outdoor hot spring rock bath.
Relax in a spacious Western-style room.

This large resort hotel is located high on a hill. It offers 36-square-meter Western-style rooms and 10-tatami Japanese-style rooms as well as an extensive selection of restaurants serving Japanese, French, and other cuisine. Its outdoor hot spring rock bath offers panoramic views of Hashigui-iwa Rock and the Kumano Sea.

Hanairodori no Yado Kayu

Information

  • Phone:0735-59-3060
  • Location:2906 Taiji, Taiji-cho, Higashimuro-gun MAP C4
  • Getting there:Located about 5 minutes by Taiji Municipal Shuttle Bus from JR Taiji Station (get off at the Kujirakan bus stop).
  • Cost:From ¥16,200 per night, including two meals
Guests can enjoy the feel of the salt breeze off the ocean in the hotel’s outdoor rock bath, which is fed by a natural hot spring.
Relax in a spacious Western-style room.

This inn and hot spring are located in Taiji Kujirahama Beach Park. It offers a variety of room types, including Kayutei, a special floor featuring more elaborately designed rooms. All rooms have ocean views. The hotel’s large garden is filled with blooming flowers in every season.

Hotel New Palace

Information

  • Phone:0735-28-1500
  • Location:7683-18 Shingu, Shingu-shi MAP C1
  • Getting there:Located about 8 minutes on foot from JR Shingu Station.
  • Cost:From ¥5,500 per night (single room)
Guests love the hotel’s large bath.
The hotel’s guest rooms are functional and relaxing. Wi-Fi Internet is available in all rooms.

This hotel, the biggest in Shingu City, offers an extensive selection of room types, including single, single twin, and Japanese-style options. It also has a large bath where guests can ease the fatigue of their journey and a Japanese restaurant. A light buffet breakfast is included.

*Information in this website is accurate as of November 30, 2016. *Prices were verified as of the time of compilation and include consumption tax. *Travel times are approximate. *Costs per night including meals on website are per person, assuming double occupancy.

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