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Yunomine Onsen

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“onsen town”(6 reviews)
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Hongucho Yunomine, Tanabe 647-1732, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I lived and travelled in Japan for nearly 2 years and the onsen part of the culture never really won me over - sitting in a public bath naked with a load of other men and not doing anything isn't my ideal travel pastime. But...More

1  Thank RockMeAsmodeus
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We enjoyed the next door "pubic" wash area and hot spring which was diluted with natural spring water. It was still hot (40 C) but the minerals were not as intense. Because it is a public bath for locals, the operators expect visitors to bring...More

2  Thank Mathew C
Reviewed 8 June 2016

A very nice place to stop after a long day of hiking. Very peaceful, very small village. Lots of ryokan options, each one with their own onsen.

Thank Benjiro N
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Tiny bath was so nice and good to rest after trekking. Mehari-zushi the food nearby was so good!

Thank Ramen666
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Just a few steps from bus stop and car park. And only few steps to cover this area. Not crowded. I saw people put some eggs and ate them there, so cute.

Thank Wichuta R
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The public bath is small and very good quality and value (couldn't get in the World Heritage bathhouse due to limited time!!!!!!!). Nearby cook eggs in the open hot spring but have lunch in the Ryokan next door!

1  Thank Tony P
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

On our Kumano Kodo hike we stayed one night in Yunomine Onsen, but wish we could stay longer to visit more of the Onsens in this little town. The small private Tsuboyo Onsen was a gem. Buy tickets from the vending machine opposite the town...More

2  Thank peterkhjanssen
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

After visiting Koya-san, we stayed at Yunonine onsen. They claim it is the oldest onsen in Japan and have hosted the Japanese Royal family. This place feels very old. It is not fancy like a luxury hotel as its all about the beautiful old onsen...More

1  Thank TimeTraveller869
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The stand-out onsen is the world heritage listed one. Be warned, it would be cramped with two people, and with three of us in there it was cosy to say the least. The other onsen are so-so, nothing to write home about. If you find...More

2  Thank Sanjay D
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I visited this onsen after visiting Hongu Taisha and hiking for 3 hours and before heading back to Tanabe Station. The area is small, but relaxing. I am glad that I could make it to this onsen before heading back to Tanabe.

1  Thank Belinda C
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Chaudya F
29 December 2017|
Response from lolikia | Reviewed this property |
You have to take a bus to Hongu then take another bus to Yunomine Onsen
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