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Hotel Kawakyu

Hotel Kawakyu / Wakayama Shirahama・Ryujin 76


Hotel Kawakyu is a building that towers over Nanki-Shirahama adrift in the exotic that will make one think of a medieval European castle. The thoughts of various architects, painters, and other experts of crafts and skills from other parts of the world have been set into this building.

View the ocean, surround yourself in art, and satisfy your palate with gourmet meals. It's the kind of luxury resort where you can fill both body and mind by spending time soothing yourself here at the hot springs.

In Shirahama fashion all guest rooms are ocean view suites that reverberate with the background sounds of the small waves in the sea. One may relax in the comfort of any of the spacious 74 rooms ranging from 60~247㎡. We hope you have an elegant time.

"Shirahama no Yu" is one of the three largest and oldest hot springs of Japan. The indoor spa and outdoor spa "Shifu", that uses Takano yellow plum pine, and "Yusai", that uses domestic granite, will also fill ours hearts.

The special element that fills the heart is also contained within the food. Local seasonal Wakayama bounties from the mountains and sea are used liberally to create masterpieces. We hope you enjoy the pride of our hotel's breakfast: the popular "King Buffet".

Please look forward to experiencing the extraordinary surrounded in art that seems as if it is stolen and forgetting the mundane.      
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Relux grade

Accommodations that represent their respective prefectures and that are worth visiting when you are in the area.

Overall Rating(48 reviews)


















Other Facilities4.1/5

Mr./Ms. A.M(29)

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Select Date:2019-06-30


The food is always delicious but I'm concerned about the dust in the room. Please clean up every corner.

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Mr./Ms. K.T(42)

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Select Date:2019-06-28

父の退職祝いを兼ねての旅行でしたので二部屋予約しました。コメント欄に退職祝いとの記入をした所、チェックインした際に写真撮影のサービスと父、母に記念品を頂きました。心遣いがとても嬉しかったです。お部屋もとても喜んで貰え(勿論私達も大満足)良か... Read more 父の退職祝いを兼ねての旅行でしたので二部屋予約しました。コメント欄に退職祝いとの記入をした所、チェックインした際に写真撮影のサービスと父、母に記念品を頂きました。心遣いがとても嬉しかったです。お部屋もとても喜んで貰え(勿論私達も大満足)良かったです。お食事も何を頂いても美味でしたので食べ過ぎてしまったくらいです。お風呂も子供連れでも洗い易くなっており綺麗で露天風呂にも満足でした。 機会があればまた伺わせて貰いたいです。

I booked two rooms as it was a trip for my father's retirement celebration. I filled in the comments with a retirement celebration, and when I checked in, I received a photo service and a memorial from my father and mother. I was very happy about my care. The room was very pleased and I was happy (of course we were also very happy). I ate too much because it was delicious no matter what the meal was given. It was easy for both the bath and children to wash and it was beautiful and I was satisfied with the open-air bath. I would like to see you again if there is an opportunity.

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Mr./Ms. F.Y(68)

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Select Date:2019-05-26

初めての利用ですが、全体的に行き届いたサービスで満足しています。特に、朝食ビュッフェに追加で和定食が提供されたので取りに行く手間が省けサプライズでした。その時の男性スタッフの方の心遣いに感謝します。 要望1. 妻が部屋に全身が映る鏡(姿見)... Read more 初めての利用ですが、全体的に行き届いたサービスで満足しています。特に、朝食ビュッフェに追加で和定食が提供されたので取りに行く手間が省けサプライズでした。その時の男性スタッフの方の心遣いに感謝します。 要望1. 妻が部屋に全身が映る鏡(姿見)が欲しいとの事。要望2. 1F大浴場の更衣室が非常に狭く10人程度いたのでぎゅうぎゅうだった。 質問 又利用を考えていますが、夕食(和定食)のメニューが変わる頻度を教えて下さい。(月、季節等) その頃今回と同じ宿泊プランを利用します。

It is the first time use, but I am satisfied with the thorough service. Especially, the Japanese set meal was provided additionally to the breakfast buffet, so it was a surprise to save time and effort. Thank you for the consideration of the male staff at that time. Demand 1. The wife wants a mirror (looking at) that the whole body is reflected in the room. Demand 2. The changing room of the 1F public bath was very narrow and there were about 10 people, so it was a surprise. Question I am considering using it, but please tell me how often the menu for dinner (Japanese set meal) changes. (Month, season, etc.) I will use the same accommodation plan as this time.

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Hotel Kawakyu


3745 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama-ken [View map]

check-in / check-out time

15:00 / 10:30

CI/CO time may be different depending on plan.

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Number of guest rooms

74 room(s)


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The spas of "Shirahama Onsen" is one of three oldest hot springs in Japan (Arima, Dogo, Shirahama). We hope you enjoy a rejuvenating time soaking in these spacious famous hot springs. The spa "Shifu" was made with Takano yew plum pine and "Yusai" is made of domestic granite. Besides these two thematically different indoor spas, there is also an outdoor spa.
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Other facility information

◆Library Lounge(Open 8:00am~8:00pm)
A library lounge with view of Tanabe Bay. In this space with an impressive Venetian glass chandelier, one may enjoy various soft drinks, alcohol, and original sweets.

◆Esthetics(Open 3:00pm~10:00pm/Last reception 9:30pm/year-round)
With origins from the king's palace in Java, starting with the traditional all-hand massage "Balinese" and the "First-Rate Aroma" that uses five kinds of essential oils blended to the wishes and the condition of the guest on that day, there is a full beauty and health menu prepared.

◆Pool Sauna(Open 9:00am~10:00pm)
An indoor pool that uses an easy-on-the-body purifying ozone cleanser. The sauna that you can enter in your swimsuit and the Jacuzzi with a good outlook are side-by-side.

 ◆Wine Cellar
A brick wine cellar created in the image of a medieval European library. Wine books and antique wine tools from 100 years ago are on exhibit. In the cellar the temperature is 12℃~14℃, humidity is kept at 60%, and over 5,000 bottles of precious vintage wines and original wines are regularly kept in storage.
※One may observe with a prior reservation.
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・This plan does not include the bath tax of 150 yen.
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  • Bath tax
  • Children allowed
  • Room service
  • Transportation service
  • Parking area
  • Hot spring
  • Fresh hot spring
  • Room with outdoor spa
  • Public spa
  • Private spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Esthe/Spa facility
  • Fitness facility
  • Barrier free
  • 5 min walk from station
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast in room
  • Dinner in room
  • Open air bath
  • Night view
  • Ocean view
  • Cottage
  • Coupon

The accommodation features are general descriptions of the facility. The amenities and breadth of service will differ between each accommodation. For details, please confirm directly with the accommodation.


Access by public transportation.

【Travel by train】
・Tokyo - Shin-Osaka -- Shin-Osaka -- Shirahama - Hotel Kawakyu
・Hakata -- Shin-Osaka -- Shirahama - Hotel Kawakyu
※From JR Shirahama Station, approx. 10 minutes by microbus or taxi.

【Travel by plane】
・Haneda airport - Nanki-Shirahama Airport

3745 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama-ken

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