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Highly Rated on Online Reservation Sites! Five Recommended Hotels in Wakayama

Wakayama, located to the south of the Kansai Region, is full of nature-rich tourist destinations, including Kumano Kodo. Below are five hotels that are highly rated on online reservation sites.

1. Shirahama Key Terrace Hotel Seamore

This is a popular resort in the Nanki-Shirahama area, which is one of the Kansai Region's foremost beach resorts. The pride of this hotel is the open-air baths from which you can enjoy a bath with a view of the sun setting over the beautiful ocean. The baths are filled with natural onsen (hot spring) water that is said to have beauty benefits. The guest rooms are spacious, combining Japanese and Western elements. Rooms with private open-air baths are especially popular. Their fantastic meals are made with an abundance of Wakayama ingredients, including the longtooth grouper, which is considered to be a high-grade fish. They are prepared in a variety of different styles, ranging from traditional Japanese to creative Chinese. There are staff on-site who speak English and Chinese.

1. Shirahama Key Terrace Hotel Seamore

1821 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

2. Nanki-Shirahama Marriott Hotel

This is another popular hotel in the Nanki-Shirahama area. There are 182 guest rooms decorated with ocean and sky motifs, some with ocean views and others with private baths that have water from the famous and historic Shirahama Onsen. The top floor of this hotel has open-air baths and a lounge from which you can enjoy a fantastic view of the sun setting over the ocean. There are also restaurants where you can enjoy fresh seafood, a private pool, fitness center, and spa, so you are guaranteed a comfortable stay. There is free Wi-Fi in all the guest rooms, as well as staff who can speak English and Chinese.

2. Nanki-Shirahama Marriott Hotel

2428 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

3. Wakayama Marina City Hotel

This is a popular resort hotel facing Wakanoura, which has fantastic sunsets that are counted among the top 100 sunsets in Japan. All 99 guest rooms are ocean-view rooms, with those from the third floor and up having views of the ocean from balconies or bathrooms. As a hotel on the coast, it serves a large selection of fabulous dishes made with seasonal ingredients, including plenty of fresh seafood. Guests receive free tickets to the popular onsen facility, SPA KISHU KUROSHIO, which is just three minutes on foot from the hotel. It is popular among those who like to enjoy natural onsen, in addition to the ocean-view baths at the hotel. There is free Wi-Fi access in all of the guest rooms.

3. Wakayama Marina City Hotel

1517 Kemi, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama

4. Hotel Granvia Wakayama

This is a hotel in a convenient location that’s just two minutes on foot from JR Wakayama Station. It has a variety of guest rooms, ranging from simple single and twin rooms, to triple rooms in which three or more guests can stay, as well as luxurious suites and comfortable Japanese-style rooms. Each room is designed to ensure a good night's sleep, with special mattresses and duvets, as well as a choice of pillows. The hotel has a variety of eateries, including a Japanese restaurant, a buffet-style restaurant, a cafe, and a summertime-only beer garden, so you can choose in accordance with your needs. There is free Wi-Fi in all the guestrooms and staff on-site who speak English.

4. Hotel Granvia Wakayama

5-18 Tomoda-cho, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama

5. Daiwa Roynet Hotel Wakayama

This is a popular hotel that’s located 10 minutes by taxi from JR Wakayama Station. It has a wide selection of rooms, ranging from those with views of Wakayama Castle, to spacious suites and barrier-free rooms. The restaurant in the hotel serves a variety of cuisine, ranging from creative French courses and a la carte dishes made with local ingredients produced for local consumption, to Japanese courses. At the restaurant, you can thoroughly enjoy each dish prepared by veteran chefs in an open setting with views of Wakayama Castle. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel.

5. Daiwa Roynet Hotel Wakayama

26-1, Shichiban-cho, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama

Wakayama is an area with many popular tourist destinations and lots of great food. Why not visit?

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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