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Watarase Onsen

45-1 Watase, Honmiya Machi, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture


One of the largest outdoor hot springs in West Japan and one of Japan’s best private open-air baths

It is a large-scale hot spring resort facility boasting of the pure natural hot springs, which is also ideal for Kumano Miyamasan.

There are many hot springs in the hotel, such as three hotels “Sasayuri” “Himeyuri” “Yamayuri”, a large outdoor bath, private family open-air bath, charter open-air bath, and large public bath.  Only small tattoos are ok.

The famous West Japan’s largest “big open-air bath” has the capacity to accommodate 500 people at a time, and visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of opening that they have never experienced before.  Because there is a bath with different temperature, please spend a relaxing time finding the favorite place while trying the different hot springs.

Boasting one of the most famous in Japan, “Family Private Outdoor Bath” is an open-air bath of 10 or more in size that is too spacious to use on a private basis.  In the case of guests, reservation is unnecessary at all four places, and if they are vacant, it is free to enter.  Of course it is OK not only for families but also for couples and friends.

“Big open-air bath” and “Family private outdoor bath” can be also taken on a day-time bathing.  It is very convenient because it is open early in the morning!

In addition, “Hotel Sasayuri” has 4 rooms, “Grand Baths” exclusively for guests and “reserved outdoor baths” for 2-3 people.  Reservation is unnecessary on outdoor bath, and visitors can receive key at the front, and they can use the vacant bath for free.

In addition, if visitors pay additional 5,400yen for private charter outdoor bath, they can also use 1 room during the stay until check out. There are no worries for waiting even when it is crowded, they can fully enjoy a completely private bathing that is not disturbed by anyone.

Because each business hours are different for each bath, please confirm time in advance.  Each group can have 60 minutes for the private bath. Also, because the site is wide, it takes some time to move to various places, so please be careful.

All natural hot springs with plenty of hot water are luxuriously drained from all sources.  Spring quality contains abundant sodium – bicarbonate springs and metasilicic acid, so it gets warm well and it is popular that the skin moistens smoothly.

With a large bathtub and good hot springs, if visitors relax in nature, tiredness of the trip will be gone firmly.

In addition to free transfer from JR Shirahama station, there is also a convenient free transfer service to the World Heritage “Kumano Kodo”. According to the members and budget, the purpose of the trip and the season, how to enjoy is free.  It is a popular spot with many repeaters.


A large outdoor bath by gender
4 Family private open air baths
Charged outdoor bath (for guests only) 4 locations
Sasayuri large public bath by gender (guest only)
All shampoo, rinse, body soap, hair dryer, various cosmetics, brush etc.
Hotel “Sayuri” “Yamayuri” “Himeyuri”
Pet house (air-conditioned)
Conference room (1 room · 120 people capacity)
Restaurant, open-air bath eatery
Parking available : 200 cars
Standard with 2 meals per night
“Sayuri” from 17,280yen –
“Yamayuri” 12,960yen ~
“Himeyuri” 11,880yen ~
■ Pet House (Air-conditioned)
1 night per night 2,000yen
※ Please contact us for details
[One-day Bathing Fees]
Great open-air bath
Adult 700yen
Child 300yen
Family private exclusive private outdoor bath
Adult 1,500yen
Child 600yen
45-1 Watase, Honmiya Machi, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture
Check in time 14:00 · Check out time 11:00
· Great open-air bath ■ 6:00 ~ 22:00
· Family private exclusive open-air bath ■ 6:00 ~ 23:30
· Residential outdoor bath ■ 14:00 ~ 23:30/6:00 ~ 11:00
· Sayayori Great Bath ■ 15:00 ~ 24:00/6:00 ~ 10:00
[One-Day Bathing Hours]
· Great open-air bath ■ 6:00 ~ 22:00
· Family private exclusive outdoor bath ■ 8:00 ~ 19:00
■ Open-air bath dining hall
9:00 ~ 19:00 (last order)
Watarase Onsen
  • Address: 45-1 Watase, Honmiya Machi, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture
  • City: Wakayama
  • State/county: Kansai / Kinki
  • Zip/Postal Code: 647-1733
  • Country: Japan


Updated on November 20, 2018 at 12:33 am

  • Price: ¥11,880
  • Property Type: Hotel & Ryokan
  • Property Status: One point only

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