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J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse

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#1 of 24 Specialty lodging in Tanabe
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Situated in Yunomine Onsen Hot spring known as Japan's Spiritual Hot Spring.It is an integral part of the over 1000 year old Kumano pilgrimage tradition. Guesthouse offers both indoor and open-air baths. Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes is right beside of the guesthouse, which is road to Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine (approx 3.2km) There is also a public hot spring called "Tsuboyu" close by.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot spring bath
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Free internet
Public wifi
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
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English, Japanese
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More a backpackers dorm stay rather than family accommodation. Shared facilities, no meals provided other than for plain rice and porridge. Well kept, clean and relatively new (compared to surrounding alternatives) nonetheless with laundry facilities. No towels supplied either, but are available for rental. Helpful friendly staff, shared dining area make great conversation.
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We stayed her for 4 nights while walking different routes of the Kumano Kodo. We wanted to base ourselves out of one place and travelled by bus to the start points of the trails which was really simple to do. This was by far the BEST place we stayed in Japan in our 5 weeks travelling here. The staff are all super friendly and very informative about buses/trails/local area etc. The hostel was clean and very comfortable. Definitely the most comfortable tatami mats and thick duvets. The common room was great and spent a lot of time in there relaxing and chatting to fellow travellers. There is free porridge made with Onsen water (delicious) for breakfast and free rice for dinner. There are few shops around so we did a big shop in Tanabe and brought with us. The absolute highlight are the THREE private onsens in the hostel. One is outdoors. Perfect after a long days walking. We didn’t need to visit any other onsens in the village apart from the cooking onsen where we cooked boiled eggs and sweet potatoes. We could’ve stayed here even longer and would definitely recommend. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!
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This hostel has lots of good features. It’s affordable, the Japanese bedrooms are spacious, the private onsens are terrific, and the staff are very helpful with information and suggestions. Would stay here again!
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Lovely clean hostel, only stayed for one night although would have been great for longer. On arrival, staff spoke English and were keen to ensure a warm welcome and show us around the place and help us to understand the expected etiquette. Stayed in a private room (Japanese style, so minimalistic and on a futon). Facilities such as toilets (thankfully) western style, but shared. Very much an international clientele, but some Japanese visitors also staying. Spacious living area and shared kitchen available, but we just used the (only) local restaurant and used the vending machines in the village to buy a few beers rather than the ones on sale in the hostel. Complimentary private onsen are great and available first come first serve. Didn't have any problem getting in one. Parking is available (behind and just above the hostel), but it is a little tight for space and limited availability, although I think most just public transport or arrive by foot so perhaps not too much of an issue. You may need to be good at maneuvering!
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Response from jhoppers, マネージャー at J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse
Responded Jan 7, 2019
Thank you very much for your feedback!! We really appreciate it.
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I spent four nights here, I just booked more and more considering how much fun I had there. The staff were amazing, the hostel's onsens were great and seems to be a place that attracts fun tourists too because it was very easy and fun to connect to other people there (if that's what you're looking for). The location itself is obviously great if you're planning to do parts of the Kumano Kodo or any other day hikes and see some nature. The highlight of my trip to Japan. Would recommend this hostel to anyone.
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Response from jhoppers, マネージャー at J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse
Responded Oct 29, 2018
Thank you very much for long staying with us. We hoep you had a wonderful time in our place. Hope you have a good trip and enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan!! Arigatogozaimashita
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$36 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiWakayama PrefectureTanabe
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