Yunomine Onsen stay near Kumano Hongu Shrine
I stayed at Adumaya at Yunomine Onsen during my Kumano Kodo trip. Yunomine Onsen, one of the oldest hot spring resorts in Japan, retains a traditional Japanese atmosphere. It is said that Yunomine hot spring was discovered in the 4th century.
Tsubo-yu is a hot spring designated as World Heritage. I had a chance to take a bath at Tsubo-yu. I imagined it should have been very crowded, but it was on a weekday and out of season, so I could take a bath easily. Each group has 30 mins to take a bath, but I could stay in the bath-tub for only 5 mins because it was so hot. I started counting after 3 mins until 5 mins had passed and then got out.
Behind Tsubo-yu, you could find Yunemine Oji.
Adumaya is an old hot spa established in the late Edo period, which offers exclusive cuisine and extraordinary service provided by Nakai hotel staff.
Near the Kumano Hongu area, I visited Miruriina cafe for lunch twice. The scenery was unforgettable.