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Yunomine Onsen

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Address: Hommiyacho, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
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+81 90-2063-5110

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Like a old japanese movie

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Pierre M
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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, but it surely dates to the opening days of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimages more than... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and find some hot Soba for lunch. Recommend travel in December or January.... it's a... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 people cook eggs or edamame).

1 Thank Johan17
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 delicious food and coffee made of water from the spring.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Vimercate, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Cute little thermal village near Hongu. 10minutes bus from Hongu station. Pay attention to check buses as there are not so any running to and fro. Yunomine is mostly Ryokan's and minshukus. There are a couple of restaurants and the stream that runs in the centre is half boiling thermal water and half cold water. It's very nice to sit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nothing beats a soak in hot water after a 2 day hike in the mountains. The beer vending machine was across the street and we were lucky enough to be early into town and had a minimal wait for the private onsen. The water was hot and the beer was cold, the perfect reward after the hike. The town is... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 my girlfriend and I came here to walk the Kumano Kodo and figured we'd get... More 

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