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 Kawayu Fujiya. This Ryokan Hotel has been operated by the same family for 13 generations. This ryokan has 31 Japanese-style guest rooms and a Japanese-style deluxe guest room. There are shared indoor and outdoor hot spring baths at Kawayu Fujiya for both women and men (same gender only). In the Oto River the hot springs bubble up through the rocks in the river bed. In the winter, the Kawayu Fujiya expands this bath so it can accommodate up to 1,000 bathers. Fresh, local vegetab...
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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