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Yunomine Onsen

Japan

Home to the worlds first UNESCO World Heritage Site

Yunomine Onsen is a charming old town set in a valley in the mountains on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. Traditionally, pilgrims would travel to Yunomine Onsen to bathe in the hot springs before making their way to the Hongu Grand Shrine. There are many hot spring baths in the town, but Tsubo-yu, was the first hot spring to be registered as a world heritage site.

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Highlights

Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Yunomine Onsen.

Yunomine Onsen, Japan

Toko-ji Temple

Visit this colourful and quaint temple in the heart of Yunomine Onsen.

Yunomine Onsen, Japan

Public Bathhouse

Relax in the healing waters at the public bathhouse.

A selection of tours to Yunomine Onsen

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    Japan Semi-Escorted Trekking

    Japan Self-Drive Holiday

    15 day tour from £3,499

    Hiring a car to get around Japan is a fantastic way to explore the country, especially as they drive on the left.

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