Road closure: National Hwy 371 Koya-Ryujin Skyline
National Route 371 (Koya-Ryujin Skyline) has been closed indefinitely due to landslide as of May 3, 2023 between Ryujin Village and Koyasan.
Koyasan Kumano Access Bus operation will be affected with possible cancelations of service.
Some alternate driving routes are possible.
Please see below for details.
■ Detour information (Japanese only, no English) → Click here
■ Koyasan Kumano Access Bus operation information → Click here
DETOUR NOTICE on the Kohechi Route
The main trail on the north side of the Obako-toge pass on the Kumano Kodo Kohechi route has experienced a landslide, so please follow the detour over the peak. (from May 2, 2023)
KUMANO TRAVEL System Maintenance Notice
The online KUMANO TRAVEL Community Reservation Systemis undergoing regular maintenance therefore new requests are being suspended from Friday April 28, 2023, 17:00 ~Monday, May 8, 2023, 12:00. Payment to confirm bookings, cancel/change requests, MyChat are still available in the MyPage accounts.
Temporary Interruption Time: April 28, 2023 (Friday) 17:00 to May 8, 2023 (Monday), 12:00 Japan Standard Time.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Local Wakayama Refresh travel discount program continues through March 2023.
For more information on how to participate in the most recent version of the Wakayama Refresh Plan S Wide (2nd) through KUMANO TRAVEL.
Re-booking Cancelled Reservations
For guests who had to cancel their accommodation and services because of Covid-19, please understand that making new requests is necessary.
Canceled reservations were released in the system, and there is no automated re-request function.
Re-booking Cancelled Reservations information
New Japan Travel Regulations from Oct 11, 2022
From October 11, 2022, Japan is re-opening with visa-free (for designated countries) unlimited number of international tourist. It is very important that you review the most current information before your travels, both your country of departure and that of Japan. We are not responsible for cancellations that are caused by guests that did not (or do not qualify) for entry into Japan in regards to Covid-19 boarder restrictions.
JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization):
COVID-19- Practical Information for Traveling to Japan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan:
Information about entering to Japan
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare:
COVID-19: Current Japanese Border Measures
Yunomine Onsen Public Bath Re-opens April 2022
Yunomine Onsen Public Bath will reopen Saturday, April 23, 2022, after two years of renovation work.
The ticket machine for the UNESCO World Heritage onsen bath "Tsuboyu" will be relocated to the Public Bath ticket booth in the center of town near Toko-ji Temple.
Yunomine Onsen Public Bath information.
Notice of Temporary Closure
Due to temporary closure of the KUMANO TRAVEL Travel Support Center as of Friday, April 1, 2022,last minute travel arrangements such as accommodation, luggage transport, will now be available at the TANABE Tourist Information Center next to JR Kii-Tanabe Station.
For more information about this: