Shingu City - 新宮市

Kumatori Onsen Takada Green Land

Japanese Name: 雲取温泉 高田グリーンランドPrefecture: WakayamaCity: ShinguAddress: 647-1101 和歌山県新宮市高田1810Access: Car (Community bus from Shingū Station may be possible)Category: Hot Spring Hotel w/ day useWebpage: 500Holiday: Check websiteHours: 14:00-20:30 (Weekends & Holidays 11:00-20:30) *Times are variable, see website
Review: We stayed overnight here, but they also offer day use. This is one of the most unpretentious fun places I have visited in Japan. The feeling was friendly from the start and everyone, staff and customers alike, seemed happy to have you be there. Thanks to the powerful waterfall filling the main bath, the bath was energetic, giving the room a constant rushing sound. Interesting remodeling was done here where the original indoor baths have been closed with newer indoor baths taking their place. However, the original outdoor baths are still in use. A long covered hallway has been constructed to connect the newer and older sections allowing access to the older outdoor baths. From the outdoor bath, enjoy the great view of the river during the day and the night sky after sunset.
Highly recommended!!!
Sign saying not to brush your teeth also, all left items will be thrown out the same day due to COVID-19.
Hard to access without a car or a long (and probably very sporadic) bus ride.
There's a faucet for taking the spring water home outside, plus another for drinking indoors near the ping-pong table.
Visit Date: January 2022
*Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Simple alkaline spring - アルカリ性単純温泉Well Temperature: 29°CTemperature Type: Hot spring - 温泉pH: 9.5pH Type: Alkaline - アルカリ性Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性Well Name: Kumotori Onsen - 雲取温泉

Nagi no Yu

Former Name: Chidori-yuJapanese Name: 新宮市公衆浴場 なぎの湯 (旧名:千鳥湯)Prefecture: WakayamaCity: ShinguAddress: 和歌山県新宮市阿須賀2丁目5Access: Shingu Station / 新宮駅Type: SentoWebpage: ¥400Holiday: SundayHours: 16:00-21:00
Update January 2020: It appears that the city has taken over management of this sento and changed the name.
ReviewOne of the two sento in Shingu that I know of. This one isn’t on google maps though. Nice small place with a very local vibe. The owner was not there when I came in but the one grandpa in the changing room told me to come in and pay when you leave. While I was changing the owner came back and I paid. Free small towel rental. Basic sento layout with a good big cold water bath. There is a giant picture of Mt. Fuji on the back wall printed on a vinyl like paper. Pretty cool looking really, but not as traditional as a tile mosaic. I chatted for a bit with the owner when I left. He asked if I was here for Aikido and I had to say I was there to ride busses. Shingu is the home of the founder of Aikido I guess. The owner was really nice and recommend me a decent izakaya for dinner. Really enjoyable rural sento. Please try it if you are in the area.