Discover Kawayu Onsen

Kawayu Onsen, located right next to the Kumano River, is the ideal place those who enjoy hot springs, for Kawayu Onsen has them in abundance. Not only that, the village also features several pristine historical temples, that are just waiting for you to explore!

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Getting around in Kawayu Onsen

The easiest way around Kawayu Onsen is on foot, since the major sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other. 

Getting to Kawayu Onsen

Public transportation:

Travelers who come by train will have to transfer at Shingu station. From there, it is approximately 1 hour by bus to Kawayu Onsen. Be advised that buses run infrequent in this area. For up-to-date bus schedules, we recommend syncing Google Maps with our customized map above (to do this: click the top right icon on the map to expand to full screen, and select a route between your destination and your current destination). 

 

Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Nanki-Shirahama Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes

 

Car rentals:

How long to stay in Kawayu Onsen

We recommend staying here between half a day and one day. 
 

Hotels in Kawayu Onsen

Flights to Kawayu Onsen

The nearest and most convenient airport is Nanki-Shirahama Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes

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Distance, km: 21.23

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