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Yunomine Onsen

Hommiyacho, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-42-0735
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Lovely and picturesque Onsen town

This is a beautiful little onsen town, full of ryokans and inns for the onsen enthusiast. It's a... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Manila, Philippines
1,800 year old onsen !

This hot spring is 1,800 years old and is UNESCO World Heritage listed ; why would you not want to... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Dirk W
Mermaid Beach, Australia
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Hommiyacho, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-42-0735
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is a beautiful little onsen town, full of ryokans and inns for the onsen enthusiast. It's a good place to spend the night if you are walking the Kumano Kodo or going through the sights of the Kii Peninsula.

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This hot spring is 1,800 years old and is UNESCO World Heritage listed ; why would you not want to experience this ?! Couples can book it for a few $ for 30 minutes ; the "tub" itself is actually very small (2 people only...More

2  Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 5 May 2017

You buy a ticket in the nearby kiosk. If necessary, you wait your turn. You can browse a few depictions of this ancient bathhouse on notice boards and then in you go. It's really a quaint bamboo shed erected over a tiny natural hot spring...More

3  Thank chrismcl
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful onsen in a small valley surronded by mountain. We stayed in a small minshukus, the food was fantastic and the bath so hot, but wonderful after walking the Kumono Kodo. Beautiful and relaxing.

4  Thank Pierre M
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A hot river runs through this little valley and the roadside is populated with small, family-run guest houses that offer a restful stay, hot tubs and delicious food; all at affordable prices. The Yunomine Onsen has a history lost in the misty murk of antiquity,...More

2  Thank RICHARD O
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A cute little Onsen town. If you are walking the Kumano Kodo take a two night break here in he middle and enjoy the local hot spring water and the serene surroundings. It's a short (steep) walk to Hongu to check out the Grand Temple...More

2  Thank killermagpie
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We walked part of the Kumano Kodo trail up the mountain from Yunomine Onsen resulting in a great view on the mountains. We had a nice kochi and kocha and bought eggs to cook in the hot spring (there is a separate ''cooking'' bath, where...More

2  Thank Johan17
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A must when you are in kumano area. There are two kumano kodo starting from here. One to kumano Hongu and the other one to Funatama-jinja 船玉神社. The onsen here is cute and famous. A popular place for Japanese tourists. There are 3 restaurants serving...More

2  Thank Helen C
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A pleasant place to spend the night after a sensational walk. There are many ryokans to stay in but. It much in the way of night life. The onsens are plentiful,and highly recommended.

1  Thank suem030
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Nice to visit for one or two hours. You can choose one the the many onsens that they have on their lodges.

Thank Susana C
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17 July 2016|
Response from peterkhjanssen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you go the small private one ... The one in the world heritage .... Pay though the machine 100yard away in the middle of town and wait for your turn ,30 minutes each time ... The guy next to the ticket machine is... More