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Relax in Luxury at a Resort Hotel in Shirahama


Feast like royalty and soak in the healing waters at this extravagant “museum hotel”


Situated on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, Hotel Kawakyu will make you feel like royalty, with its extravagant architecture and interior, lavish dining, and exquisite  seaside views from the luxurious in-house hot springs.

Built at the height of Japan’s bubble economy in 1989, Hotel Kawakyu is known as a “museum hotel” for its architecture. Technological expertise has been brought in from Japan, Europe, China, and the Muslim world, with no expense spared in the opulent design. The yellow roof tiles are made of the same yellow material as that of Beijing’s  Forbidden City; the interior features mosaic floors created by Italian craftsmen, and domed ceilings covered with gold leaf by French artisans. There are also Byzantine mosaic wall, and walls incorporating Japanese pottery techniques. The hotel also exhibits the owner’s international art collection.



Hotel Kawakyu’s multiple restaurants are as luxurious as the hotel design. The menus, which change with the seasons, offers a range of Japanese and international delicacies, all made with ingredients that are the peak of freshness.  Depending on your room type, choose between French fusion meals or Japanese cuisine prepared with ingredients locally grown in Wakayama. There is even an oceanfront King’s Buffet, with each item crafted with care.

Finally, don’t miss out on the numerous hot springs, located conveniently within the hotel complex. Soak in an indoor bath overlooking the neighboring sea, or feel the wind against your skin in the open-air bath. The rich mineral content in Shirahama hot spring water is said to help numerous ailments, such as arthritis, burns, and gynecological disorders.     
Access: From Tokyo Haneda Airport, fly to Nanki-Shirahama Airport (about one hour), then, take a bus or taxi to the hotel (about 10 minutes). 



Hotel Kawakyu


3745 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama-ken


1 night 2 days or more




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