Blue Sky Guesthouse, KUMANO HONGU


Getting to Blue Sky Guesthouse, KUMANO-HONGU

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Though Kumano Hongu is quite far from big city, you can spend memorable time in Kumano area.
There are some train and bus services, but you need some transfers.
Check your way to Kumano Hongu. And have a good adventure!
We are looking forward to seeing you!!

Important notice for bus passenger - NAME CHANGE of our closest bus stop from October 2017
.

As of February 2018, the names of closest bus stop from our guesthouse, are different depends on the bus companies as below.
We really appreciate your re-check on your bus journey.

*from Shingu, Gojo, Yamato-Yagi stns. and Totsukawa   (operated by KUMANO KOTSU and NARA KOTSU bus co.,)
and from Koyasan ("KOYA & KUMANO access bus operated by Ryujin bus) :
our nearest bus stop is "DAINICHIGOE NOBORIGUCHI"

*from Tanabe, Takijiri, Kurisugawa, Chikatsuyu, Kobiro-toge, and Hosshimmon-oji   (operated by RYUJIN BUS co.,) :
our nearest bus stop is "KUMANO HONGU"

The position is SAME as before (2minutes walk from Blue Sky Guesthouse).

If you will get on the bus from Yunomine-onsen, Watarase-onsen, Kawayu-onsen and Ukegawa,
PLEASE CHECK the bus stop name and ask driver. [CLICK for "Communication tool with bus driver"]

(KUMANO KOTSU and NARA KOTSU operation 51 53 302 => DAINICHIGOE NOBORIGUCHI,
RYUJIN BUS operation 81 85 => KUMANO HONGU)

Additional change may be occured. Please check the newest information before on board.

The easier way between KOYASAN and KUMANO-HONGU runs from April to November 2018!!

KOYASAN & KUMANO access bus

From April to November 2018, "KOYA KUMANO access bus" is in operation!
By using this route, connection between HONGU and KOYASAN becomes easier and faster. (Journey hours 4h - 4h30m, with only 1 transfer from Koyasan, 2 transfers from Hongu)
Please notice this bus route is seasonal operation, from April to November, and reservation is required (on-line booking is available).

for HONGU
  everydaySat.Sun. and
National Holidays
ONLY
Koyasan
station
dep.9:4514:00
Senjuinbashi
(KOYASAN)
dep.9:5514:10
Okunoin-mae
(KOYASAN)
dep.10:01
Nankai rinkan bus
14:16
Nankai rinkan bus
Gomadanzan
(transfer)
arr.10:5015:05
dep.11:05
Ryujin bus
15:15
Ryujin bus
Dainichigoe-
Noboriguchi
(HONGU)
arr.14:1517:50
for KOYASAN
  everydaySat.Sun.and
National Holidays
ONLY
Hongu Taisha
mae
dep.8:0512:40
Kumano Hongudep.8:07
Ryujin bus
12:42
Ryujin bus
Kurisugawa
(transfer)
arr.9:2514:00
dep.9:25
Ryujin bus
14:00
Ryujin bus
Gomadanzan
(transfer)
arr.10:5015:25
dep.11:05
Nankai rinkan bus
15:35
Nankai rinkan bus
Okunoin-mae
(KOYASAN)
arr.11:4916:19
Senjuinbashi
(KOYASAN)
arr.11:5516:25
Koyasan
station
arr.12:1016:40

Operation day in 2018 : April 1 - November 30 (everyday service, except 10June 2018)
Afternoon services are running only Sat. Sun. and National Holidays. The buses running in morning are in everyday operation.
*Reservation is required. => ONLINE BOOKING (JAPAN BUS ONLINE)

The bus stops where you should get off are...

Our nearest bus stop is "DAINICHIGOE-NOBORIGUCHI " or "KUMANO-HONGU ". 2-minutes walk to Blue Sky Guesthouse.

Some express and rapid buses arrive to/depart from "HONGU-TAISHA-MAE " bus stop. about 10mins. walk to ours.

from Shingu sta.51 53 302get off at "Dainichigoe-Noboriguchi"
71 90get off at "Hongu-Taisha-mae"
from Kii-Tanabe sta.81 85get off at "Kumano Hongu"
91get off at "Hongu-Taisha-mae"
from Yamato-Yagi sta.301get off at "Dainichigoe-Noboriguchi"
from Gojo sta.
Route number system in KUMANO area

For easy finding the correct bus going to your destination, "Route number system" helps you!!
You never get on wrong bus by checking number displayed front of bus. Major bus numbers are shown as below.
And For more detail, please visit the website of "Wakayama tourism association".

sectionroute number (as of Feb.2018)
Kii-Tanabe stn. => Hongu81 85 91
Shingu stn. => Hongu51 53 71 90 302
Gojo stn. => Hongu301
"Tourist information centre" in Tanabe and Shingu are opened!! English information is available!!"

"Kii-Tanabe" and "Shingu" JR (Japan rail) stations are the hubs for journey of Kumano area.
You can get useful information at "Tourist information centre" near of both stations before starting your trip!   Of course you can ask to staff in English.

At "Kii-Tanabe", "Tanabe tourist information centre" is opened everyday from 9am to 6pm next of the station,.
You can get lots of English information about Hongu, Kumano Kodo and near area. English speakers are standing by.
Bus ticket vending machine is available (for Takijiri, Chikatsuyu, Yunomine-onsen, Hongu). It's the easiest and safest way for paying bus fare!
And if you need help for arrangement of booking accommodation or luggage shuttle service, "KUMANO travel support center" is available between 9am and 6pm.
"KUMANO travel support center" is located 1 minute walking from "Kii-Tanabe" station. Of course English is available. For more detail, click here.

And at "Shingu", the Shingu city tourist association opens information center in front of JR station between 9am and 5pm everyday.
They have the discount ticket of restaurants in Shingu city, hotel list, of course much information about Kumano Kodo, too.
There is office of KUMANO KOTSU bus co., You can get the "3days bus free bus pass", valid for KUMANO KOTSU bus running Hongu, Shingu, Nachi waterfall and Katsuura.
If you will travel around "Kumano Sanzan", 3 major shrines in Kumano area, it's must buy item!

Wi-fi is available. Before starting your travel at Kumano, visit there!!

Tanabe tourist information centre
Shingu tourist information centre
How to Ride a Public Bus: Kumano Kodo How-to Series by Tanabe city Kumano Tourism Bureau

Below movie, made by "Tanabe city Kumano Tourism Bureau", shows useful instruction how to use public bus around Kumano area.
They have more helpful movies for your trip in Kumano and walking Kumano Kodo! Watch them!!
youtube : Tanabe city Kumano Tourism Bureau "Kumano Kodo How-to Series"

JR(Japan Rail) "KANSAI Wide area PASS",
The free to ride pass valid for KANSAI area(around Osaka, Wakayama, Kyoto, Nara,Okayama)!

"KANSAI Wide area PASS" is valid for the JR-train travel around Wakayama, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Uno(for Naoshima island) including Express fee using non-reserved seat.
If you intend to travel for only Kumano and Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, it's more reasonable than the Japan Rail Pass!
Price...5days pass : JPY9,000 - 9,500.

Please get "KANSAI Wide area PASS" at Kansai-airport station or major station in Kansai-area.(Sorry, this is not sold at Blue Sky Guesthouse.)
And please note that "KANSAI Wide area PASS" is for "Temporary visitor" visa holder only.
For more detail, please check the website of JR-WEST.

Do you need timetables? click the below links!
* West Japan Railway Timetable and Fare finder(JR WEST)
* Hyperdia (JR trains, Air)
* Bus timetables around Kumano Hongu
* Tanabe city Kumano Tourism Bureau

Click the city name of your origin. The outlines are displayed.

Osaka Kyoto Kobe Nara Kansai Int'l Airport Wakayama Koyasan Yamato-Yagi Gojo Tanabe Shirahama Shingu Nachi waterfall Nagoya Ise Tokyo

from Osaka

Train and bus Highway bus
ShinOsaka stn. or
Tennoji stn.

JR line Express train
KiiTanabe stn.
↓(Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
81 85 91

Kumano-Hongu
bus stop
or
Hongu Taisha mae
bus stop
Osaka stn.
Highway-bus terminal
(North gate G/F)
or
Namba OCAT bus terminal
↓(Nishinihon JR bus・Meiko bus

Tanabe-ekimae(station)
bus stop

↓(Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
81 85 91

Kumano-Hongu bus
stop
or
Hongu Taisha mae
bus stop

from Kyoto

Train and bus Highway bus
Kyoto stn.
JR Kyoto line)
Shin-Osaka stn.
JR line Express train)
KiiTanabe stn.
↓(Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
81 85 91

Kumano-Hongu
bus stop
Kyoto station
Hachijo-guchi exit

(Kintetsu bus・Meiko bus
Tanabe-ekimae(station)
bus stop

Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
81 85 91

Kumano-Hongu
bus stop

from Kansai international Airport

Train and bus
Kansai airport stn.
 ↓(JR line
Hineno stn.
 ↓(JR line Express train
KiiTanabe stn.
 ↓(Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
81 85 91

Kumano-Hongu
bus stop

from Kobe

Train and bus
Sannomiya stn.
 ↓JR line)
ShinOsaka stn.
 ↓JR line Express train)
KiiTanabe stn.
 ↓Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
81 85 91

Kumano-Hongu
bus stop

from Wakayama city

Train and bus
Wakayama stn.
 ↓(JR line Express train)
KiiTanabe stn.
↓(Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
81 85 91

Kumano-Hongu
bus stop

from Nara

Train and bus Train and bus
JR Nara stn.
JR line)
Gojo stn.
Nara kotsu bus
301

Dainichigoe-noboriguchi
bus stop
JR Nara stn.
JR line)
Tennoji stn.
JR line)
Kii-Tanabe stn.
Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
81 85 91

Kumano-Hongu
bus stop

from Koyasan

for more detail, see this page.

Bus
"KOYASAN & KUMANO access bus"
Operated
from 01APR2018
to 30NOV2018
Train and bus
Major cablecar
maintainance works
from 26NOV2018
is planned.
Train and bus
Major cablecar
maintainance works
from 26NOV2018
is planned.
Koyasan stn.
("KOYASAN & KUMANO access bus
operated by
Nankai rinkan bus
reservation required)

Goma danzan
("KOYASAN & KUMANO access bus
operated by
Ryujin bus
reservation required)

Dainichigoe-noboriguchi
bus stop


Online reservation
KOYASAN downtown
(Nankai rinkan bus)
Nankai Koyasan station
(Nankai Cablecar)
Gokurakubashi stn.
(Nankai Koya line)
Hashimoto stn.
↓(JR line)
Gojo stn.
↓(Nara kotsu bus
301
)

Dainichigoe-noboriguchi
bus stop
KOYASAN downtown
(Nankai rinkan bus)
Nankai Koyasan station
(Nankai Cablecar)
Gokurakubashi stn.
(Nankai Koya line)
Hashimoto stn.
↓(JR line)
Wakayama stn.
↓(JR line Express train)
KiiTanabe stn.
↓(Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
81 85 91

Kumano-Hongu
bus stop

from Nachi waterfall, Kumano Nachi Taisha grand shrine

for more detail, see this page.

Bus
Nachisan
bus stop
or Nachinotaki-mae
bus stop

↓(Kumano kotsu bus
31)

Nachi-ekimae
bus stop

↓(Kumano kotsu bus
11 15 17 71)

Gongen-mae
bus stop
or Shingu-eki(station)
bus stop

↓(Kumano kotsu, Nara kotsu, Meiko bus
51 53 71 90 302

Dainichigoe-noboriguchi
bus stop
or Hongu-taisha-mae
bus stop

from Nagoya

Train and busHighway bus
Nagoya stn. [photo]
↓(JR line Express train)
Shingu stn.
↓(Kumano kotsu, Nara kotsu, Meiko bus
51 53 71 90 302

Dainichigoe-noboriguchi
bus stop

or
Hongu-taisha-mae
bus stop
Nagoya,
Meitetsu bus centre

↓(Mie kotsu bus)
Sanko-Shingu-station bus stop =
Shingu-eki(station) bus stop

↓(Kumano kotsu bus
51 53 71 90 302

Dainichigoe-Noboriguchi
bus stop
*"Sanko-Shingu-ekimae"and "Shingu-eki(station)"bus stops are near location(1min walk).

from Ise

Train and bus
JR Iseshi stn.
↓(JR line)
Taki stn.
↓(JR line Express train)
Shingu stn.
↓(Kumano kotsu, Nara kotsu, Meiko bus
51 53 71 90 302

Dainichigoe-noboriguchi
bus stop
orHongu-taisha-mae
bus stop

from Tokyo

Air and busAir and busTrain and busNight busNight bus
Tokyo Haneda
airport
(domestic)

↓(Japan Air Lines
Nanki-shirahama
airport

↓(Meiko bus
91

Hongu-taisha-mae
bus stop
Tokyo Haneda
airport
(domestic)

↓(Japan Air Lines
Nanki-Shirahama
airport

↓(Meiko bus
11 101 102

Shirahama-eki
(station)

↓(Meiko bus
11 31

Tanabe-eki
(station)

↓(Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
81 85 91

Kumano-Hongu
bus stop
Tokyo stn.
Shinagawa stn.
↓(JR Shinkansen)
Nagoya stn.
[photo]
↓(JR line Express train)
Shingu stn.
↓(Kumano kotsu, Nara kotsu,Meiko bus
51 53 71 90 302

Dainichigoe-
noboriguchi
bus stop

or
Hongu-taisha-mae
bus stop
Saitama,
Omiya stn.
west exit
Tokyo,
Ikebukuro stn.
east exit
Tokyo,
Shinjuku stn.
"BUSTA SHINJUKU"
(new south gate)

Yokohama
city air terminal
bus depot

↓(Mie kotsu bus ・Seibu bus
Sanko-Shingu-station
bus stop
=
Shingu-eki(station)
bus stop

↓(Kumano kotsu, Nara kotsu, Meiko bus
51 53 71 90 302

Dainichigoe-noboriguchi
bus stop
Saitama,
Omiya stn.
west exit
Tokyo,
Ikebukuro stn.
east exit

Tokyo,
Shinjuku stn.
"BUSTA SHINJUKU"
(new south gate)

Yokohama
city air terminal
bus depot

↓(Meiko bus・Seibu bus
Tanabe-ekimae(station)
bus stop

↓(Meiko bus・Ryujin bus
81 85 91

Hongu-taisha-mae
bus stop
*"Sanko-Shingu-station" and "Shingu-eki" bus stops are on same location.
Osaka Kyoto Kobe Nara Kansai Int'l Airport Wakayama Koyasan Yamato-Yagi Gojo Tanabe Shirahama Shingu Nachi waterfall Nagoya Ise Tokyo

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