Kawayu Onsen Fujiya Ryokan
At a Glance
- Natural hot spring bathing in the Oto River
Outdoor and indoor hot spring bathing
Remote rural location
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The Kumano Kodo trails are open year-round and each season provides a different trekking experience. Pleasant daytime temperatures and seasonal colors make spring and autumn popular times to go; the changing shades of the forest in autumn are particularly striking. May and September are also lovely with warm, long days. The summer is predictably humid and there is more rain, but the luxuriant green of the trees provides a canopy. Winter (December to February) is cold and daylight hours are less but the scenery is sometimes more dramatic.
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Located in the Japanese countryside, close to Kumano Kodo along the banks of the Oto River in the village of Kawayu Onsen, Fujiya Ryokan offers indoor and outdoor hot spring baths and the chance to enjoy natural open-air hot spring bathing in the river.
All the rooms are generously-sized but some are showing their age, so we would recommend booking a Kumano Modern Room which has the advantage of Western-style beds and a private open-air onsen overlooking the Oto River. For those who don’t mind sleeping on a futon, the Japanese-style rooms sleep up to four guests.
Children are welcome at the hotel although there are no specific childcare facilities available.
Hike Gyubado-ji Guchi to Tsugizakura-oji
The hiking trail from Gyuba-doji to Tsugizakura-oji covers 4.2 kilometers and typically takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
Hike Hosshinmon-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha
The hiking trail from Hosshinmon-Oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine covers 7.5 kilometers and typically takes approximately 3 hours to complete.
Hike Takijiri-oji to Takahara
The hiking trail from Takijiri-oji to Takahara covers 4 kilometers and typically takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
Active Kumano Kodo
Mount Koya, Kawayu, Nachikatsuura & Ise Peninsula
from $5500 pp 6 nights
- Quaint selection of temple stay, boutique ryokan before concluding at the luxurious Amanemu
- Carefully-selected route of the ancient Kumano Kodo to ensure you experience the very best of this pilgrimage trail
- Unravel the mysterious shrines between the cedar forests, primeval green forests and seasonal autumn colors
Location & directions
The property is a 60-minute bus ride from Shingu Station or a one-hour drive from Shirahama Airport. Kyoto is 2.5-hours by train or five-hours by car and Osaka is a four-hour drive. The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes are a 25-minute drive away.
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