Arriving after a 2 hour bus journey, we were warmly welcomed. The bus stop is yards from the hotel. We quickly changed and flip-flopped our way across the river bridge to a natural steamy onsen which was most welcome.
Dinner was beautifully prepared and just the right amount of food, a delicious home-cooked Japanese meal.
Breakfast was also delicious and fortified us for our trek along the Kumano Kodo (via a short bus journey).