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.
Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Yunomine Onsen.
Visit this colourful and quaint temple in the heart of Yunomine Onsen.
Relax in the healing waters at the public bathhouse.
A selection of tours to Yunomine Onsen
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.