What is a Ryokan? Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
Wakayama Prefecture is located in the southern part of the Kansai area, and it includes a number of wonderful natural and historical attractions for visitors. In Yoshino-Kumano National Park sit the rugged and picturesque "Three Mountain Shrines of Kumano" - Mount Hongu, Mount Nachi, and Mount Shingu. The belief in the mystic powers of these mountains has flourished throughout the years. The Nachi River runs through this area and it is comprised of 48 waterfalls including Nachi Falls which is regarded as one of the most beautiful in Japan. One of Japan's holiest mountains is also located in Wakayama Prefecture - Mount Koya. In 816AD the Buddhist monk Kobo Daishi established the first temple on Mount Koya and over the years the temple complex has grown to over 100 temples. Wakayama Prefecture is also full of hot springs both along the coast and inland. The two most popular hot spring areas are Shirahama which is along the western coast and further south, Katsuura.
Welcome to the Hotel Nakanoshima. This huge Ryokan Hotel is located on its own island (Nakanoshima Island), and it has 141 Japanese-style rooms and all guest rooms face the Pacific Ocean. There are 2 indoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only), and 2 women's outdoor hot spring bath and 1 men's outdoor hot spring bath. The Hotel Nakanoshima also has 2 "Family Baths" where a family can hang a sign outside of the bath and bathe privately. In addition, there is an outdoo...
Welcome to the Hotel Urashima. This huge Ryokan Hotel has 4 separate buildings and it is located on a peninsula. The Hotel Urashima has a total of 575 Japanese-style rooms and 5 Western-style rooms. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men (same gender only) at the Hotel Urashima, and there are also hot spring cave baths to experience. The women’s hot spring baths are located on the 3rd floor of the “Hinodete” building, and they can accommodate up to 150 ...
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
Part of the Rediscover Group of Travel Companies Rediscover Japan Co., Ltd. (Japanese Guest Houses)
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