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.

Yunomine Onsen

Yunomine Onsen

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Monument of discovering hot spring

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.

Ticket place for Tsubo-yu

Ticket place for Tsubo-yu

Tsubo-yu

Tsubo-yu

Tsubo-yu’s bath-tub

Tsubo-yu’s bath-tub

Behind Tsubo-yu, you could find Yunemine Oji.

Yunomine Oji

Yunomine 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.

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Adumaya

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Dinner at Adumaya

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Breakfast at Adumaya

Near the Kumano Hongu area, I visited Miruriina cafe for lunch twice. The scenery was unforgettable.

View from Miruriina cafe

View from Miruriina cafe

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Lunch at Miruriina cafe