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Yunomine Onsen

Hommiyacho, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-42-0735
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Incredible experience

It is great to be by the river soaking in natural thermal water and in your own hut. It is worth it... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Sergio B
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Small onsen town

We came to Yunomine pronounced as You-know-me-meh mainly because of the UNSECO Onsen bath. Be... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
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Hommiyacho, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-42-0735
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

It is great to be by the river soaking in natural thermal water and in your own hut. It is worth it to pay for it. Don't forget to bring your own towel

Thank Sergio B
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We came to Yunomine pronounced as You-know-me-meh mainly because of the UNSECO Onsen bath. Be prepared to wait 1.5 to 2hrs if you want use the bath. We decided against it and cooked some eggs instead. You can buy the eggs, sweet potato or corn...More

Thank lolikia
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Hidden away in the mountains like a bit of Japanese history that resisted time, the place is romantic and a bit magical. The odd smelling vapor that comes up the little stream that crosses the village gives the place a mystical aura. Do like the...More

Thank Nicolas G
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
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Chaudya F
30 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