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9.7
Superb
64 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse is situated in Hongu and is a 10 minutes drive away from Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine.(approx 70min walk on Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes)

For over 1000 years people from all levels of society, including retired emperors and aristocrats, have made the arduous pilgrimage to Kumano. These pilgrims used a network of routes, now called the Kumano Kodo.Walking the ancient Kumano Kodo is a fantastic way to experience the unique cultural landscape of Kumano's spiritual countryside. The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes were registered as UNESCO World Heritage as part of the 'Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range' property.

Yunomine Onsen Hot spring was discovered about 1,800 years ago, and it is thought to be one of the oldest hot springs in Japan. And it is an integral part of the over 1000 year old Kumano pilgrimage tradition. Pilgrims performed hot water purification rituals in these piping hot mineral waters after their long journey in preparation to worship at Kumano Hongu Taisha.


This guesthouse is adjoining Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes (World Heritage). There are 2 indoor hot springbaths and a open-air bath(open-air bath will be available form Oct. of 2017) in the guesthouse, and a public hot spring called 'Tsuboyu' (World Heritage) just minutes walk away. There is luggage storage space at the property. The guesthouse offers free rice. Rental bicycle is also available.

Please note that the guesthouse collects a bath tax(municipal tax) of 150JPY per person(over 12years old) per night, aside from room charge.


Kansai International Airport is 2 hours and 30 minutes drive away from the property.

Reviews & Ratings

9.7
Superb
64 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8
  • Location
    10
  • Staff
    10
  • Atmosphere
    10
  • Cleanliness
    10
  • Value for Money
    10
  • Facilities
    10

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10
Superb
Oct 18, 2021
This is one of those magical places leads us to travel. J-hoppers is the cozy hostel with more than you ever expected a hostel to provide (on site onsen?). Please note that this is not a party location but a stop on a pilgrims route. If you want to escape Tokyo to get out in nature and feel traditional japan, this is your place. The host were exceptional.
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Male, 31-40
10
Superb
Feb 23, 2020
Nicest hostel I've ever stayed in! Better than than the "fancy" hotel I booked in Wakayama City. Spotless. Fantastic hosts. Unbeatable location for exploring rural areas. Thanks J-Hoppers!!!!
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Female, 41+
10
Superb
Dec 27, 2019
Lovely simple hostel with fantastic onsen baths at the end of a beautiful hike.
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Female, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi