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Hotel Himeyuri at Watarase Onsen


Local Train Station: Shirahama station
From Osaka: Take a JR express train from Tenno-ji station and get off at the Shirahama station. A free hotel shuttle are avairable at the station. Time schedule for shuttle are available thrught hotel website or make a reservation in advance.

Location/Contact Info

Address: Honguu-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama
Tel: 0735-42-1185°°
Web: www.watarase-onsen.j... Japanese only


Hotel Sasayuri has 30 rooms. Hotel Yamayuri has 17 rooms, and Hotel Himeyuri has 9 rooms. There is both Japanese or western style rooms.
Price: Starting from 11,000 yen (at Hotel Himeyuri) to 22,000 (Hotel Sasayuri).
Days Closed: No
Day Visit Option: Starting from 5,000 With meals.
Credit Cards: Yes

The Water

Onsen Specifics: Five outdoor bathing location for man, four outdoor bathing location for woman, and four outdoor bathing location for mix. Two indoor bathing rooms (one for man and one for woman).

This hot spring resort has the biggest outdoor hot spring in the Kansai area. There are three hotels are built next each other. One is called Hotel Sasayuri. This is the most up-scare hotel of three. The median rate hotel is Hotel Yamayuri. And the Hotel Himeyuri is the most inexpensive.

The Buzz

Great hot spring, but this is overly developed. If you are looking for quiet and traditional place in Japan you are disappointed.

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Onsen in Southern Kinki

Hyogo Prefecture

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Wakayama Prefecture

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Hotel Himeyuri  $$ 

$ = under Y8,000 per person
$$ = between Y8,000 and Y14,500
$$$ = above Y14,500
= mixed-bathing onsen
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