Hotel Urashima

Enjoy the breathtaking view from the cave bath

the breathtaking view from the cave bath ・kaiseki cuisine (traditional multi-course meal)

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Hotel Urashima

Hotel Urashima is a famous hotel in Nachi-Katsuura town. The best hot spring inn in the town can be reached by a dedicated ferry or shuttle bus. Built on the vast, scenic grounds of the Noroshi peninsula, the hotel comprises of four buildings, the Mountaintop Building (Yamagamikan), the Sunrise Building (Nisshokan), the Water’s Edge Building (Nagisakan) and the Main Building, each with views of the sun setting behind the mountains of Kumano. One of its attractions is that guests can enjoy a spa tour of various, top-quality hot springs right within the hotel’s domain, starting with the Boki-do cave bath which literally translates to “the cave that makes you forget about home” and was named so by Lord Yorimichi Tokugawa who found the hot spring so comforting that it made him not want to return home. After enjoying a tour of the hot springs to their hearts’ content, guests can indulge in a variety of buffet meals using Nachi-Katsuura’s local ingredients such as raw tuna or kaiseki cuisine (traditional multi-course meal) prepared by the head chef. Hotel Urashima has a long history with Nachi-Katsuura and is an inn that every visitor to the area should stay at at least once.

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1165-2 Katsuura, Nachikatsuura Cho, Higashimuro Gun, Wakayama
649-5334
6-minute walk from JR Kii-Katsuura Station to pier, and 6 minutes from the pier by ship. Around 10 minutes from parking lot to the hotel by minibus.
TEL: 0735-52-1011

Check-in: 3pm
Check-out: 10am

There is a parking lot (free).
*Means of transport other than car / 6-minute walk from JR Kii-Katsuura Station, 5 minutes by ship or shuttle bus from Katsuura pier
*Car / parking lot exclusive for guests

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Minshuku Wakatake

A Guest House where the senses of extraordinary and familiarity meet

the many dishes that showcase the food culture of Nachi-Katsuura・sake sommeliers

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Minshuku Wakatake

A port town Minshuku (guest house) run by the third-generation couple from Nachi-Katsuura. The couple are passionate about having visitors experience the delicious foods of their hometown and the many dishes that showcase the food culture of Nachi-Katsuura are the biggest attraction of this Minshuku. Indulge yourself in dishes that make the most of the local ingredients that bless Nachi-Katsuura, be it from land or sea, including tuna dishes such as raw tuna sashimi and grilled kama (fish collar). The selection of local Wakayama sake, chosen by the innkeepers who are also qualified sake sommeliers, is another attraction. Should you have an interest in sake, you will definitely enjoy tasting sake aged at ice temperature and listening to the introductions of the breweries by the innkeepers who are well versed in Wakayama’s local sake. Cherishing the Minshuku culture that has been an integral part to the history of Nachi-Katsuura while also continuously considering its future, the husband-and-wife team presents a new form of hospitality to its guests. Inimitable by larger hotels or guest houses, enjoy an experience that can only be had in a small, historic Minshuku.

stay without meals/stay with meals/onsen/minshuku

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3-34 Asahi, Nachikatsuura Cho, Higashimuro Gun, Wakayama
649-5332
1-minute walk from the west exit of Kii-Katsuura Station, going over the footbridge.
TEL: 0735-52-0155

Check-in: 3pm
Check-out: 9:30am
*If the stay plan has its own time settings for check-in / check-out, they will be prioritized.

There is a parking lot (free).

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Guesthouse WhyKumano

Where Nachi-Katsuura comes together/meet each other?

Adjoining Cafe Bar/ Virtual Accomodation

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Guesthouse WhyKumano

A base for travelers to gather, meet and talk. There is just such a place in Nachi-Katsuura too - the WhyKumano, an accommodation facility located just opposite Kii-Katsuura Station. The lounge/café bar on the second floor offers a wide selection of specialty coffees and local Wakayama sake, and is always crowded with travelers from Japan and abroad as well as locals. There are two types of accommodation available; individual rooms and dormitories designed in the image of Kumano Kodo. The tasteful furniture and beddings will help guests rest up in anticipation of the adventure that awaits them the following day. The dormitories are especially popular for the amount of comfort they provide despite the shared space. The owner is also worthy of attention, having gained great recognition for setting up an virtual accommodation service during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Why have you come to Kumano?” and “What is Kumano to you?” You are bound to find your answers here at WhyKumano.

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2F 5-1-3 Tsukiji, Nachikatsuura Cho, Higashimuro Gun, Wakayama
649-5335
10-second walk from JR Kii-Katsuura Station
TEL: 0735-30-0921

Check-in: 4pm (Last check-in: 10pm)
Check-out: 10am

There is a free parking lot near the building.

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