Welcome to Oyado Kuraya!

Experience olden-day Japan at this historic hot spring inn in the Yunomine hot spring village.
Relax in a traditional cypress bath with natural hot spring water in an ancient Japanese inn.
Nearby you’ll find Tsubo-yu Hot Springs, the only hot spring in the world to be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After a relaxing bath, tuck in to delicious handmade Japanese cuisine.
The beautiful baths and mouthwatering dishes at this inn are the perfect way to end a day strolling along the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes.

About Yunomine Hot Springs

Discovered around 1800 years ago, Yunomine Hot Springs is said to be Japan’s oldest hot spring.
It is said to have been discovered around the 4th century by O-ato no Sukune, the lord of what was once the Kumano province on the southern part of the Kii Peninsula, and later gained renown as a result of visits from numerous generations of retired emperors.
People making pilgrimages to Kumano would stop here to cleanse themselves before visiting the holy sites and ease their exhaustion after their long journey.
Stroll through the modest streets, watching the steam rise from hot springs along the river, and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into olden-day Japan.
There is a famous legend about Yunomine Hot Springs, in which Oguri Hangan, the son of a provincial lord, almost died from leprosy but was brought back from the brink of death by the Yunomine’s healing waters. The legend is still told in sekkyo-bushi folk tales and kabuki plays to this day.


Enjoy a homestyle dinner that will remind every Japanese person of bygone days.
These hugely popular meals keep Japanese guests coming back again and again.

Hot Spring Baths


Bathe in traditional cypress baths with Yunomine’s natural hot spring water.
The two baths are open 24 hours a day, and can be reserved for extra-relaxing private bathing if nobody else is using them.
Take care, as the water is quite hot.

Properties and effects of Yunomine hot spring water
Temperature of hot spring source 92℃
※Be sure to check the temperature before entering the bath.

Contains sulfur, sodium and hydrogen carbonate.

Effects Eases ailments such as rheumatism, nerve pains, dermatitis and diabetes.


The four rooms in the inn have an old-fashioned Japanese style with traditional rice-paper doors. See what Japanese spas and hot spring inns used to be like in the olden days.

Access Map

★From Osaka

JR Kinokuni Line to Kii-Tanabe Station
Ryujin Bus from Kii-Tanabe Station to Yunomine Onsen
JR West timetables and fares・・・http://www.jr-odekake.net/
Ryujin Bus website・・・http://ryujinbus.com/

★From Nagoya

JR Kisei Main Line to Shingu Station
Kumano Kotsu Bus from Shingu Station to Yunomine Onsen
JR Tokai timetables and fares・・・http://jr-central.co.jp/
Kumano Kotsu Bus website・・・http://www.kumakou.co.jp/

Room Rates

Below are the basic room rates (for 1 guest, including consumption tax. An additional \150 is required for bathing.)
Accommodation + dinner and breakfast From ¥8,500 per night
Accommodation + dinner From ¥7,500 per night
Accommodation + breakfast From ¥5,500 per night
Accommodation only From ¥4,500 per night

※Please inquire directly about children’s rates.
※Special rates apply during Japanese holiday seasons such as the New Year, Obon (Festival of Souls, mid-August) and Golden Week (late April-early May).
※ Credit card can not be used for payment.

Basic Information

Name Oyado Kuraya
Address 〒647-1732 99 Yunomine, Hongu Town, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture 647-1732, Japan
Phone 0735-42-0418
Fax 0735-42-1628
Check In From 3:00pm
Check Out By 9:30am
Facilities 2 baths. Can be rented for private use.
Rooms 4 in total
Facilities in Air conditioning (cooler/heating), bidet with warm water, TV
Amenities Yukata robe, hand towel, toothpaste and toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, body soap