From Tokyo/Osaka/Kyoto/Kanasai Airport to Kumano Hongu/Yunomine Onsen

(as of December 2018)

From Tokyo/Kanto District

  • Airplane
  • JAL (Japan Airlines) is the only one airline company which operates flights from Haneda (Tokyo) to Nanki-Shirahama airport three round trips a day. 75 minutes, reference price 17,190JPY. The official site of JAL
    You should take a bus to Yunomine Onsen at Kii-Tanabe station because there is only a few buses depart from Shirahama station.

  • Shinkansen
  • It takes about 1 hour 40 minutes from Tokyo station to Nagoya station, costs 10,360JPY. Wide View Nanki is the best way to go to Shingu station from Nagoya station. It takes about 3 hours 30 minutes, 6,870JPY. Nanki/Kumano Kodo Free Ticket mentioned as below is the cheapest way if you plan to spend in Yunomine for 3 days.

  • Bus
  • Night buses are available between Omiya, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Yokohama to Shingu station. It takes about 9 hours 30 minutes, costs 10,000JPY from Shinjuku to Shingu station. There are also buses to Tanabe station available. How to access Shingu station to Yunomine Onsen by bus. It takes 1 hour 10 minnutes, costs 1,540JPY. Here is the details of the nigtht bus from Tokyo to Shingu station. .

From Kyoto/osaka/Kansai Airport

Map Around Kumano Hongu and Yunomine Onsen

List of Timetable&Fare for Local Bus

Good Deal Tourist Tickets Information

  • Kumano Kotsu Yuyu Free 3-Days

    It's a bargain bus ticket if you come to Yunomine Onsen, Hongu Shrine from Shingu station.
    Adult: 3,000JPY, Child: 1,500JPY / Validity: 3 days includinig issuing date
    e.g.) Shigu sta.Yunomine Onsen, Yunomine OnsenHongu Shrine, Yunomine OnsenSingu sta. costs 3,680JPY.
    Avilable at Shingu station (8:30-16:00), Katsuura station (8:00-17:00)

  • Nanki/Kumano Kodo Free Ticket

    It's a great deal train and bus ticket if you come to Yunomine Onsen, Hongu Shrine from Nagoya station. The fare is different according to the boarding section.
    From Nagoya station, Adult: 9,780JPY, Child: 4,890JPY / Validity: 3 days (except for 27 April to 6th May, 11 to 20 August, 28 December to 6 January)
    e.g.) Nagoya sta.Shingu sta.=Wide View Nanki 6,780JPY, Shingu sta.Yunomine Onsen, Hongu Shrine=3,680JPY, Shingu sta.Nagoya sta.=6,780JPY, total 17,240JPY.

  • Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Tourist Pass

    *You must be a foreign tourist visiting Japan from abroad for sightseeing, with an entry status of "Short-term Stay". This pass is not available for purchase in Japan. Please purchase an MCO (Exchange Order) before leaving for Japan.
    Non-reserved seating on JR, Ise Tetsudo limited express, express, rapid, and local trains between Nagoya station – within Osaka City (Kansai line: Kisei line: Hanwa line), Hineno station – Kansai-airport station (Kansai Airport line), Taki station - Toba station (Sangu line), Kameyama station - within Osaka City (Kansai line), Kizu station - within Osaka City (Katamachi line), Kyuhoji station - within Osaka City (Osaka Higashi line), Otori station - Higashi-Hagoromo station (Hanwa line), Wakayama station - Wakayamashi station (Kisei line), Kawarada station - Tsu station (Ise Railway) and Kumano Kotsu Buses: Katsuura station - Nachisan, Shingu station - Hongu Taisha-front, Shingu station - Koguchi are available.
    Adult: 11,000JPY, Child: 5,500JPY / Validity: 5 consecutive days

Access to Yunomine Onsen by Walking

Map of Yunomine Onsen

Yunomine Onsen is located in between Akagi-goe and Dainichi-goe on Nakahechi route "The Imperial Route to Kumano" of Kumano Kodo pilgrimage network. The Dainichi-goe route is a short (3.5 km/2.17 miles) but relatively steep trail over Mt. Dainichi that links Kumano Hongu Taisha with Yunomine Onsen. It takes about 90~120 minutes including breaks.

J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Latitude: 33.829662; Longitude: 135.758196

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