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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and me stayed one night at finishing Kumano Route and we loved it. The river close to Ryokan has hot water by sulfide gas. You can ask by a shovel to make your private rock pool. It has a confortable big room, separate WC - shower and nice sightseeing.

Excellent staff services, very pleasant. Grateful eating services, highly recommend how to show the dinner. It has a private spa with amazing views (separate by gender).

We loved this Ryokan and recommend to everybody who has to be nearly.

Arigato gozaimatsu

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Iñaki D
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. We landed at nanki shirahama airport and we took a taxi here. It took about an hour and it costed about ¥18000. The natural open air onsen in the river across the street is great! The river is nice and cool and they have a hot onsen dug up there also or you can borrow a shove and dig your own. The place also has two onsen too and those were great to use also. We stayed in a Japanese stay room and it was decent. Dinner and breakfast was included but the food was just horrible, we have stayed at many Ryokans previously and the food at this one has to be the worst!! Also be warned that there isn't any stores or restaurants nearby to get food if you're hungry , so get some food before hand. The open river onsen was an great experience but I wouldn't stay here again as there is not much to do around the hotel and it isn't worth the money to get there.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
Thank Gary Y
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

First of all, separate the concept of the ryokan from the basic idea of the onsen. From a number of perspectives, the Kawayu Onsen Fujiya might disappoint as a perfect ryokan. It's the bathing created by geothermal heated water rising up through the gravel banks of the river that is the unique quality here.

As can happen in Japan, the setting is perfect and the architecture is ugly, with lots of extended concrete. The property is too large. It almost sprawls long the river bank. Inside is much better. Each room faces onto the river and the view gives an air of timeless Japan. The meals served in the room are really excellent and filling, with lots of fish courses. This was some of the best Ryokan food I had on my trip.

The bathing experience is where this onsen excels. The communal bathing has both an indoor and outdoor area, allowing you to wallow up to your neck in hot water as the river runs past, very close by. For the really traditional minded there is the option of digging a hole in the gravel by the river and letting the hot spring water gurgle up, creating your own natural hot tub. I saw a few couples doing this and it looked like a tough task. If you want to do this you may need to put some effort in, to avoid ending up with a hot puddle rather than a bath. (Travelled in April 2016)

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here one night whilst we did a 3day kumano kodo trail
Most amazing dinner ever
Hospitable
Nice onsen in house -and river outdoor onsen -so cool!
Room was spacious .
The lady helped find me a comfortable pillow too
Highly recommend

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Silversparrow3427
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The Onsen near the river are dug straight into the rocks/sand, you can even dig one yourself if you wish which was really unique.

Stayed in a Japanese style room, which was nice and clean, the food felt very authentic Japanese, though very different from western food.

The open air Onsen provided at the hotel was also very nice.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Øyvind B
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