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Katsuura Gyoen has joined the Kumano Travel Community!

Katsuura Gyoen has joined the Kumano Travel Community!


Katsuura Gyoen is a ryokan hotel in the coastal fishing village of Katsuura, famous for its expansive hot springs baths and fresh seafood. The facility overlooks Nachi Bay on the Pacific Ocean.  Katsuura village is the gateway to the Kumano Nachi Taisha and Nachi-no-Otaki, Japan’s tallest waterfall, around 25 minutes away by local bus.  In fact, the Nachi falls can be seen from some guestrooms and the outdoor bath, a small sliver of white hidden in the lush green forest of the surrounding mountains.  Katsuura Gyoen is one of the area’s principal accommodations and has been hosting visitors for decades.  There are a diversity of room types, including modern guestrooms featuring ensuite outdoor rotenburo hot spring baths.  The "Ten Designer Suite" on the top floor is one of the nicest guestrooms in the Kii-hanto Peninsula!

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NEW Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass

NEW Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass
This is an easy way to do a loop of the Kii Peninsula.

From July 15, 2016 (Friday)
PRICE Adult 11,000 yen Children 5,500 yen (Children 6 to 11 years old)
NOTE: This pass is not available for purchase in Japan.
VALIDITY PERIOD Five consecutive days
AREA ●JR conventional lines: Nagoya-Shingu-within Osaka City (via lse Tetsudo Line or Kameyama, via Kisei Main Line/Hanwa Line) ●Nagoya-Kameyama-Nara-within Osaka City (via Kansai Main Line) Taki Toba (Sangu Line) ●Kansai International Airport-Hineno (Kansai Airport Line) ●Bus routes for accessing Kumano Kodo, Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha (Only Kumano Kotsu Bus); and Select bus routes
TRAIN TYPES ●Unlimited use of non-reserved seats on ordinary cars on all JR conventional line trains in the subject section. ●Reserved seats can be used up to four times on ordinary cars of limited express and rapid trains. ●Only non-reserved seats can be used on the limited express "Haruka' between the Kansai Inte…