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2518 Tahara, Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 649-4112, Japan
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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142 reviews 142 reviews
84 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I've now stayed here three times - most recently with 8 friends travelling from Australia. First, I love the coast in this region and found a great 3-4hr loop to walk along the coast and then through camellia and azalea forest. Secondly, the people here are so helpful and friendly and seem genuinely pleased to see and serve guests. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

My parents and husband and I stayed one night at Arafune Resort on our way from Yunomine Onsen to Tanabe via the coast road. In nicer weather (we were there on a rainy day in March) it would definitely be worth stopping for a couple of nights. The hotel is on the beachfront, near an old fishing village that we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

A converted town hall doesn't sound like much of a hotel, but this is a beauty! With rooms looking over a sandy beach, small harbour and fabulous rocky coast that is crawling with crayfish. Comfortable room on 3rd floor with ensuite Western style. This is called an Oceanfront Community Resort and apart from fishing, seems to be the main game... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2009

Good: Supremely quiet. Some of the freshest seafood I have ever had: e.g live ear-abalone served on a small clay stove at the table. The ryokan style room was small, but of fair quality. Sea-side: I could see and hear the ocean from my window. Lovely small(tiny)-town charm and friendliness. Bad: Boring: small number of visitors, fewer number of exciting... More

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Address: 2518 Tahara, Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 649-4112, Japan
Location: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Higashimuro-gun > Kushimoto-cho
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