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

Overall Rating(46 reviews)


















Other Facilities4.1/5

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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Mr./Ms. T.K(54)

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Select Date:2019-05-14

初日は雨で観光をあきらめホテルでゆっくり出来ました。 連れが泊まった部屋を大変気に入ってテンションあがって喜んでました。 食事も好きなものが取れるビュッフェなので好き嫌いが多い連れにはありがたく 種類も多くどれも美味しく頂きました。 ... Read more 初日は雨で観光をあきらめホテルでゆっくり出来ました。 連れが泊まった部屋を大変気に入ってテンションあがって喜んでました。 食事も好きなものが取れるビュッフェなので好き嫌いが多い連れにはありがたく 種類も多くどれも美味しく頂きました。 また、今度は違うお部屋にも泊まってみたいです。 素晴らしい時間を過ごせました。ありがとうございました。

On the first day, I gave up sightseeing in the rain and was able to relax at the hotel. I really liked the room I stayed with and I was happy to see the tension. Because it is a buffet where you can take something you like, you can appreciate it There were many varieties and all delicious. Also, I would like to stay in another room this time. I had a great time. Thank you very much.

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Mr./Ms. E.O(59)

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Select Date:2019-03-24

お部屋はアップグレードしていただきました。あまりにも広すぎるお部屋、景色も良く、贅沢感を満喫できました。お部屋が広ずぎるため、空調が思うようにならず、少し寒かったです。ベットルームの空調が別だったので、助かりました。ただ、お風呂の壁の汚れが... Read more お部屋はアップグレードしていただきました。あまりにも広すぎるお部屋、景色も良く、贅沢感を満喫できました。お部屋が広ずぎるため、空調が思うようにならず、少し寒かったです。ベットルームの空調が別だったので、助かりました。ただ、お風呂の壁の汚れが気になりました。大浴場には、お部屋のタオルを持って行かなくてもよいが、便利です。女湯は夜が二階、朝が一階でした。一階のお風呂にも寝湯があればと思います。こんな豪華なホテルは、ほかにはないと思います。ウエルカムドリンクのサービスがあればと思いました。

The room was upgraded. The room was too large, the view was good, and I could enjoy the feeling of luxury. As room became large, as air conditioning did not think, it was a little cold. It was saved because the air conditioning in the bedroom was different. However, I was worried about the dirt on the bath wall. You don't have to bring your room towel to the public bath, but it is convenient. In the women's bath, the night was upstairs and the morning was upstairs. I think if there is a sleeping bath in the bath on the first floor. I think that such a luxurious hotel is nothing else. I thought there was a welcome drink service.

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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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