Onsen 温泉 

Onsen 温泉  · 05/10/2019
After one of busiest high season Golden Week, Shirahama is back to normal and very calm, until the next high season in Summer. Today is my day off, and visited my favorite “Ashiyu”, hot spring foot bath spot in “Shirahama Key Terrace Hotel Seamore”. You can put your feet in the hot spring for free, while sitting in front of the Pacific Ocean, just treat yourself with a great view! From tomorrow, I will walk Kumano Kodo and will operate a Chinese tour group, ZEN Guesthouse Konichi-an...

Onsen 温泉  · 03/18/2019
The friend’s guests from Austria and Tokyo. Before their stay, they visited Kumano Kodo and Kumano Three Grand Shrine, because Tokyo guest said "It is the best part of Japan" to Austria guest. Wow! It was a sunny beautiful day today, so before I shuttled them, I recommended them to stop by Shirarahama beach. The guests were so surprised by the clear water, and one of the guest wrote a lovely message to his girlfriend in Austria on the beach! How romantic... There are not so many tourists on...

Onsen 温泉  · 12/13/2018
In Kawayu Onsen, hot spring water bubbles to the surface of the crystal clear Oto river, and you can dig your own hot spring bath in the river, or bathe in an prepared one. The first picture is a prepared outdoor Onsen in Kawayu Midoriya. Due to the typhoon "Cimaron"(#20), many accommodation in Kawayu Onsen were damaged by flood water, but now, almost all of them including Kawayu Midoriya are back to normal. And the giant Sennin-buro River Bath is scheduled to open from Dec.22th! And Saki-no-Yu...

Onsen 温泉  · 08/29/2018
Kumano Hongu Tourist Association updated the current situation for Kumano Hongu Onsen area. http://www.hongu.jp/ From today(Aug.29th) on, the public bath and medicine bath in “Yunomine Onsen” area are AVAILABLE! And “Yuzutsu” public onsen cooking basin, which you can cook eggs in the hot spring, will be AVAILABLE from Aug.30th! (The attached pictures are we took before the flood. “Tsuboyu”, the one of the only hot spring that you can bathe in that is registered as UNESCO World...

Onsen 温泉  · 08/05/2018
If you are not good with taking a public bath, don’t worry, there are some foot bathes in Shirahama Onsen area. Mifune foot bath Onsen, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset over Engetsuto-island while you are taking a foot bath. 🙂 白浜温泉に足湯は多々あれど…円月島と沈む夕陽を臨みつつ足湯に浸かれる、御船足湯。 暮れなずむ海を眺めながら…贅沢な時間が流れています♪

Onsen 温泉  · 01/28/2018
They are getting married, and the main purpose of their stay was to find a sweet home around Shirahama...how lovely!! 🙂 The another purpose for their trip was to visit Onsen, Japanese Hot Springs. There is a free "Chosei-no-Yu" Onsen bathing ticket for every guest who stay Konichi-an during January,2018, and of course, they enjoyed "Chosei-no-Yu" during their stay. "Chosei-no-Yu", is famous for its beautifying mineral waters, its clear spring waters contains sodium bicarbonate, the smooth...

Onsen 温泉  · 01/07/2018
It has been 1 week since New Year 2018! In Japan, there is an unique custom called "Otoshi-dama". During New Year's period, adults give a small amount of money to young children. Not just for your kids, also for your relatives kids or grandchildren, sometimes for your friend's kids too. I remember I was very excited to get "Otoshi-dama" in my childhood...but who said it was only for the kids? 😉 Nanki-Shirahama features various Onsen(hot spring) baths in dozens of accommodations as well as...