- National Park Resort KYUKAMURA KISHU-KADA, Building appearance.
- National Park Resort KYUKAMURA KISHU-KADA, Restaurant.
- National Park Resort KYUKAMURA KISHU-KADA, Outdoor hotspring.
483 Miyama, Wakayama City
- From Kada Station, take the Kyukamura Kishu-kada Shuttle Bus
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- Standard Room 10,480JPY～/ night
Breakfast & Dinner included
Other types of rooms are also available (Prices may vary).
Renovated in 2016. You can enjoy leisure activities, such as hiking, camping, playing tennis and swimming. You can enjoy panoramic views from the floor to ceiling window at the lobby.
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The hotel where I stayed for two nights is the chain resort group name Kyukamura (休暇村), branch located in Kishu Kada. Kyukamura has locations in many of Japan’s secrets spots, such as Nyuto hot springs in Akita Prefecture, Shonai-Haguro in Yamagata Prefecture, and Nikko-Yumoto in Tochigi Prefecture. I choose Kyukamura is because my schedule in Wakayama this time mainly travels in the “Kada” area, and it has an excellent location. Living here for one person is about 14,000 yen, with breakfast and dinner. Even though the price is a bit high, but the price ratio is fine, which will be further described below.
After preparing your luggage and arranged accommodation. How to get to Wakayama?
The first day of the itinerary should not be too tight. I entered the Kansai International Airport at about 11 am, then took JR to Wakayama. After arriving at Wakayama and check-in at Kyukamura, I walk to the nearby Fort No. 1 fortress and follow the itinerary provided by the hotel for about an hour.
If you choose the same location as my accommodation, or other hotels also in the Kada region. You need to take the “Nankai-Kada Line(南海加太線)” from Wakayama Station to the last station for a total of eight stops. Therefore, it is recommended to take the Nankai Line to “Wakayama City” when traveling from Kansai Airport. If you choose the 阪和線, you will also arrive at “Wakayama” Station, but you need to take a bus or rail to Wakayama. city. After arriving at Kada Station, there is a shuttle bus to Kyukamura. If you are not living in Kyukamura, there are also taxis with irregular schedules in front of Kada Station that will pick up passengers when the tram arrives.
The location of 紀州加太休暇村 is close to 和歌山灣, and the scenery is first-class. It can be said that it is one of the best in the entire Kada. Because it is located on the mountain, the transportation is not very convenient. However, there is a free shuttle bus available from Kada Station every hour (by reservation). If there is no way to take it within time, take a taxi for around 1,000 ~ 1,200 yen, 6 ~ 8 minutes.
The schedule of the shuttle bus from Kada Station to 休暇村 is as follows: 9:00, 9:50, 10:20, 10:50, 11:55, 12:55, 13:55, 14:55, 15:55 , 16:55, 17:55. These times are matched with railway schedules, so in principle, the waiting time will not be too long.
I stayed in a basic twin room this time. 休暇村 also has Japanese and Western-style options. The space in the room is large, the single beds are King Size, the walkway between the beds is still spacious, and the distance from the end of the bed to the TV wall can be placed one more bed. There is no need to worry about taking up walking space when opening the suitcase. In addition, the room is also thoughtfully attached with an air purifier.
The focus of the 紀州加太休暇村 is on the scenery. There are a set of tables and chairs next to the window so that people can enjoy the scenery of the entire bay by the floor-to-ceiling window.
The TV is next to the bathroom, so it is not centered. If you sleep on the other side of the window, the angle of watching TV will be slightly off.
For the bathroom, the bathtub is right next to the window. In addition to wet and dry separation, there is a bathing area similar to a 共浴場. You can sit and wash your body before enjoying Kada Hot Spring. At the same time, even though Wakayama does not snow in winter, it still brovided non-cold waterproof leather seat.
Among them, I am very interested in its flushing equipment. Not only can you turn on the “water temperature measurement” flow, wait for the temperature to be moderate, and then turn on the water poured from the top or the water from the shower head. If you need to do laundry, some floor have also a laundry room.
There are also illuminated ceiling lights above the desk, but the tables and chairs are too short for long hours working. So, when you come to 休暇村, just relax!
There are also a lot of small things in the room. The “種なし梅” can often be seen in restaurants is provided in the room. This is the first time I have come to Wakayama to eat the real Kishu plum.
The bathrobe in the drawer displays various Sizes directly in it, you can directly choose your own size, and you don’t need to change it at the hall or corridor if that not fit you. Among them, what makes me feel thoughtful is the “telescope” on the table near the window, accompanied by a small map introducing the scenic location.
I have not used a telescope for about 10 years.
After introducing the room, leaving the lobby to start the day trip, I found the window view of the lobby is even more fascinating.
After finishing the day trip, it’s time to have dinner! Dinner is available from 5:30 to 7:30. You can decide the time when you check-in.
Meals used the ingredient in Wakayama, there are large parts of local seafood, such as snapper sashimi, braised sake bream and so on. If you live here for less than a week, the daily dinner meals will not be the same. In addition to the individual set, there are also food and drink bars that you can enjoy freely.
I particularly like this Kumano Wagyu with sukiyaki sauce. The half-cooked beef is slightly bloody. Kumano Wagyu has completely locked all the sweetness in my mouth, it was very delicious even without the sauce!
After eating, go back to the room and have a good rest. The light next to the crib makes the night longer.
The next day breakfast also has a set meal for each person, but because there are too many pickles, I mainly tasted other food at the bar. Among them, I like the rice balls most. In addition to Japanese food, there is also a lot of Western-style bacon and eggs!
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- Bino is a part-time wanderer and a Singapore travel blogger. In his website, he shares with all of you his top travel tips. Along the way, he also provides travel guides to compelling destinations, recommendations on awesome food to try and impressive hotels to stay.
He've been to Wakayama City, from 29 June to 1st July in 2018.
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Without a doubt the most scenic place to stay in Wakayama, Kyukamura Kishu Kada is a resort located within a national park in the far west of the prefecture. The resort boasts of an “infinity onsen pool” overlooking the sea and the Tomogashima islands. All rooms here come with a sea view and a balcony allowing for a unique resort vibe with tropical features – something visitors don’t usually associate with Japan.
The hotel is located around 4km from Kada, the nearest station. To get there, you’ll need to wait for the free shuttle bus that goes between the resort and train station at scheduled timings. Kyukamura Kishu Kada is not near the city center but is well worth at least one night or two for a different perspective of Japan. The resort also has a suggested walking trail that takes you through old military forts as well as gorgeous views of the sea.
- Emily Luxton
- She is a travel blogger and freelance writer.
In the beginning of December,2016,she took a trip to Wakayama City.
Her blog is “Emily Luxton Travels”. http://emilyluxton.co.uk/
I headed to the onsen at Kiyukamura Kishu -Kada hotel in the national park near Kada, and absolutely loved it. Outdoor baths with an ocean view, overlooking the Tomogashima Islands… it was heaven. The main attraction at this onsen is the Bihada Hot Spring, where the water is cloudy and slightly viscous because it’s packed full of natural minerals!
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