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Pension Ashitanomori

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing stay at Ashita No Mori and would recommend to anyone! Highlights were the lovely family running the business who made us feel right and home and digging our own hot spring bath in the river!

1Thank Sophie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Hongu for an hour to stay here, and it was worth every step. The father and son who run the place are so helpful. The location is beautiful, and, they provide spades so that you can dig your own onsen in the banks of the river. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

1Thank Trish W
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We stayed here for 2 nights in March 2017 and we couldn't recommend it enough! The owners of the hotel were exceptionally welcoming and helpful - they gave us lots of useful advice regarding walks in the area and even walked us to the bus stop to ensure we caught we right bus! The location is great - very easy...

2Thank Jennie R
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Extremely friendly and helpful hosts. The father (been in the area for 32 years) even drove us to the neighbouring town when we'd missed the bus outside. They gave us some good advice regarding the area and generally seemed like gentle souls. The place itself is of older decoration and slightly run down, however doesn't matter as you spend most...

4Thank Lee M
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a small hotel in Kawayu Onsen. The hotel is just next to the bus stop, and specially, next to the public onsen in the river. The location is so convenient if traveling by bus. The hotel also has a family indoor onsen bathroom. Each bedroom just faces the river. So, the scenic view is just spectacular. The food...

4Thank Saksatien
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Last year we stayed at Yunomine Onsen and have discovered this magic place. This chalet is ran by father and son. They both speak English which is a big plus for foreigners. Most important of all is the mix of Japanese and European style which is essential for us who haven't totally immersed into Japanese style. We appreciate the western...

4Thank Helen C
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Ashitinomori came as a lovely surprise. I had booked the hotel thinking it is in Kii Tanabe city, but it is in reality a two hour beautiful bus ride on a winding thickly forested valley road. The pension is by the river with multiple hot springs just across the road. The owners of the hotel could not have been more...

3Thank Ipoona
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Our stay here was fantastic! Loved, loved, loved it. First of all the location is beautiful. The rooms were surprisingly spacious. I thought from the pics they would be pretty small. There are 6 rooms in all. If you have not done the shared bathroom thing before, no worries. The idea of this was out of my comfort zone, but...

4Thank 2bookit
Ube, Japan
Reviewed 15 April 2016

We came to Hongu for the festival and where made really welcome here. The rooms are so clean and comfortable, onsen luxurious and food delicious. The hosts gave us everything we needed for river bathing, travel advice and were so welcoming. This is a very special place. It is also very good value.

2Thank tes108
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Beautiful family run hotel next to the river which has open air free hot springs. The owner are very attentive and kind. He advised us on our trip and made that extra effort to make our stay comfortable (my wife is vegetarian, so he went to buy food just for her!) In the morning, his mother had packed our breakfast...

3Thank Romalexis

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ashitanomori, our most distinctive guesthouse, is located along the Oto River in Kawayu, nationally famous for its unique hot springs. At Ashitanomori, you will enjoy a casual, informal stay in Kawayu in an atmosphere of beautiful and peaceful nature. Here in Kawayu spa, hot mineral waters come up from the riverbed. Right in front of our inn, by the river, you choose a likely spot and dig out a natural “hot tub” along the riverside and wait for it to fill with hot water and your own private outdoor bath. We have all the tools you need to get you started. In summer, you can enjoy both swimming in the river’s cold water and relaxing in open-air hot springs. In winter, a magnificent huge open-air hot spring, called SENNINBURO, is waiting for you. The name is a play on the word for ‘thousand’, a reference to the fact that you could squeeze about 1000 bathers into this open-air tub. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pension Ashitanomori

Address: 1440-2 Kawayu Hongucho, Tanabe 647-1717, Wakayama Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Wakayama Prefecture > Tanabe > Kawayu Onsen
Price Range: €96 - €222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All room faces the river.”
Saksatien, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room facing the river! I think most of them do.”
anniieliin, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Its pick of the draw but every room is fantastic.”
dtruslove, 17 Apr 2015 | Read review
“all the rooms are great with a river view”
Burpss, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“There are only 6 rooms in the Pension, and all are done up to a very cosy standard.”
esquire84, 4 Dec 2013 | Read review
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