Fujiya Ryokan, Kawayu Onsen

Kumano Kodo | Ryokan

The Fujiya Ryokan, sheltered by forested hillside, is a peaceful hotel where you can relax in warm onsen baths and enjoy the stillness of your natural surroundings. The mineral-rich waters of Kawayu Onsen bubble up through the ground creating warm pools, one of which is made into a giant hot-spring bath opposite the hotel every winter. This mega-onsen, bordered by the natural shingle of the riverbed, allows over 1000 people to bathe at once!

Most of the guestrooms are in the traditional ryokan style, with tatami mat flooring, short-legged chabudai tables and zaisu chairs. Caramel-coloured woods and cream walls contrast against the sharp, monochrome lines on the floors and railings creating a modern minimalist look. Wide windows allow the clear mountain light to flood the space. The handful of Western-style suites also follow this simple style, splitting the long spaces with accent walls which partition off the sleeping and living areas for a cosy effect. All Western suites have a balcony too, complete with a private open-air bath, where you can soak to your heart's content.

A tempting selection of Japanese dishes can be served in your room, allowing you to enjoy your meals in private surroundings, and there is an onsite tearoom for when you fancy a coffee or a quick bite. Other than the mid-winter mega-onsen at the river, there are several shared baths within the hotel which you can use all year round, including those constructed from wood and metal, and some which are open to the elements. Put on the complementary yukata robes and make yourself at home.

We Say
A simple, stylish ryokan with a few contemporary twists.


1452 Kawayu, Hongu-cho

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 31 rooms & suites
    • Ryokan room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Dining room
    • Lounge bar
    • Tearoom Ohtohgawa
    • In-room dining
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Shared onsen pools
    • Private onsen pool
    • Sennin-buro riverside bath (Winter only)

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