An Extraordinary Resort Experience in a World Heritage Site, Sharpening the Five Senses.
16 Jan 2024
The Kumano Sanzan, consisting of Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha, and Ise Jingu, dedicated to Amaterasu-Omikami. The ancient pilgrimage route, known as the 'Kumano Kodo Iseji,' connecting these two sacred areas, has been a well-traveled path for centuries, preserving a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural landscapes. Nestled along the Kumano Sanzan side of this pilgrimage route is the 'World Heritage Resort Kumano Club.' Here, you can experience a resort stay with a gourmet all-inclusive service, covering not only meals but also snacks and drinks, almost entirely included in the travel package. Ideal for a staycation, where you can fully immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and culinary delights simply by staying, it comes highly recommended.
Indulge in luxurious moments on a vast, nature-filled estate.
The Kumano region, home to World Heritage sites, has been a central hub for Kumano pilgrimages, steeped in diverse history and culture, surrounded by untouched nature such as the sea and mountains. In Kumano City, located at the southern tip of Mie Prefecture, numerous scenic spots, including the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route and iconic sites like the demon-shaped caves and cliffs along the coast known as Onigajo, and the lion-shaped rock, Shishi-iwa, which roars towards the sea, have been recognized as World Heritage sites. Offering a taste of luxury in this rich environment is the 'World Heritage Resort Kumano Club.' Set within an expansive estate, the resort features a majestic natural landscape, four uniquely themed suites, a variety of dining options, hot spring facilities, and on-site attractions such as the Kihoku Koshin Shop offering local products from Wakayama, and the Takumi Workshop for craft experiences. The estate itself provides an abundance of enriching experiences, making it the perfect destination for a lavish retreat in Kumano City.
After completing the check-in, the eagerly awaited afternoon tea awaits.
A delightful afternoon relaxation time unfolds with an array of treats such as macarons, freshly baked muffins, and seasonal vegetable quiche, accompanied by a selection of tea or coffee. Enjoying afternoon tea in an open venue with a panoramic view of the beautiful mountains of Kumano, it's a moment to truly savor the elegant beginning of your journey.
In a luxurious setting, immerse yourself in the abundant nature of Kumano.
Designed for extended stays, all rooms are spacious suites, including the 'Open-Air Bath Separate Royal Suite - Mangetsuan,' 'Open-Air Bath Separate Suite - Shingetsuan,' 'Open-Air Bath Suite - Suzaku,' and 'Superior Suite - Seiryu,' each offering a unique ambiance. The expansive 'Mangetsuan' features a kitchen and an open-air bath made of Kumano cedar. Additionally, all rooms are equipped with amenities from L'Occitane, crafted using a unique method with precious plant-derived ingredients. Complimentary drinks such as beer, soft drinks, and mineral water are stocked in the refrigerator. With top-notch service, satisfaction is guaranteed!
Embark on a day of gastronomic delights from morning to dinner.
Dinner is served at 'Kokuu,' a traditional Japanese restaurant, offering a choice of four courses. Each course captivates guests with an abundance of Kumano's blessings. A variety of local sakes is also available, with a highlight being the premium aged sake 'Daiginjo Dai-Dai Koshu Kokuu' (additional charge). This rare sake, carefully matured since 1988, is exclusive to the World Heritage Resort Kumano Club, providing a unique and precious tasting experience. Indulge in the richness of Mie's ingredients and local sakes. For breakfast, savor Kumano's regional cuisine, including dried fish caught in Kumano, and for lunch, enjoy specialties like 'Mie Prefecture-produced Ise Ebi (lobster) and Squid Ink Curry.' Experience the gastronomic delights unique to Mie, once revered as the 'Land of Imperial Feasts.
Experience the rejuvenated Shin-Yunokuchi Onsen to the fullest extent.
With a history dating back approximately 700 years, Yunokuchi Onsen is said to have been discovered during the reign of Emperor Go-Daigo, earning the nickname 'Cane-forgetting Hot Springs' as it was believed that one would recover to the point of forgetting their cane after bathing. Unfortunately, Yunokuchi Onsen ran dry in the early Showa era, but a new source was found, and it now heals the hearts and bodies of modern-day visitors as 'Shin-Yunokuchi Onsen.' At the 'World Heritage Resort Kumano Club,' you can enjoy the exceptional sense of openness in the outdoor bath 'Yubumibokko' while soaking in the rejuvenating Shin-Yunokuchi Onsen. After your bath, indulge in a complimentary treat of locally sourced milk or cider. Why not take a break and unwind in this resort facility that encapsulates the charm of Kumano City in Mie Prefecture?
- Basic information;
- Facility name|World Heritage Resort Kumano Club
- Address|1430 Kuoyacho, Kumano City, Mie Prefecture 519-4326
- Open Hours|IN15:00/OUT11:00
- Access|J15 minutes by free shuttle bus from R Kisei Main Line Kumanoshi Station
- Official site|Official site
- Reservation-only site|Reservation-only site