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
.

KUMANO KOTSU bus co., and NARA KOTSU bus co., changed the name of "KUMANO HONGU" bus stop, our nearest, on 1st October 2017.
Depends on the bus companies, the bus stop name is different 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.,) :
our nearest bus stop is "DAINICHIGOE NOBORIGUCHI"

*from Tanabe, Takijiri, Kurisugawa, Chikatsuyu, Kobiro-toge, Hosshimmon-oji and Koyasan
(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.
(KUMANO KOTSU and NARA KOTSU operation => DAINICHIGOE NOBORIGUCHI, RYUJIN BUS operation => KUMANO HONGU)
Additional change may be occured. Please check the newest information before on board.

The easier way between KOYASAN and KUMANO-HONGU is in operation.

KOYASAN & KUMANO access bus

From 1st April 2017, "KOYA KUMANO access bus" is started!
By using this route, connection between HONGU and KOYASAN becomes easier and faster. (Journey hours 4h10m - 4h50m, with 2 transfers)
Please notice that this route is seasonal operation, from April to November, and reservation is required (on-line booking is available).

  everydaySat.Sun. and
National Holidays
ONLY
   everydaySat.Sun.and
National Holidays
ONLY
KOYASAN stationdep.9:5514:20 Hongu Taisha maedep.8:1012:40
KOYASAN Senjuinbashidep.10:0414:29 Kumano Hongudep.8:12
Ryujin bus
12:42
Ryujin bus
KOYASAN Okunoin-maedep.10:09
Nankai rinkan bus
14:34
Nankai rinkan bus
 Kurisugawa
(transfer)
arr.9:2613:56
Gomadanzan
(transfer)
arr.11:0015:25 dep.9:30
Ryujin bus
14:00
Ryujin bus
dep.11:20
Ryujin bus
15:50
Ryujin bus
 Gomadanzan
(transfer)
arr.10:5515:25
Kurisugawa
(transfer)
arr.13:2517:25 dep.11:15
Nankai rinkan bus
15:45
Nankai rinkan bus
dep.13:27
Ryujin bus
17:37
Ryujin bus
 KOYASAN Okunoin-maearr.11:5916:29
Kumano Honguarr.14:4318:52 KOYASAN Senjuinbashiarr.12:0416:34
 KOYASAN stationarr.12:2016:50

Operation day in 2017 : April 1 - November 30 (everyday service)
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.
Map from bus stops   Communication tool with bus driver
map from busstopscommunication tool for drivers

"Tanabe tourist information centre" is opened!! English information is available!!"

At the next of "Kii-Tanabe" station, "Tanabe tourist information centre" is opened everyday from 9am to 6pm.
You can get lots of English information about Hongu, Kumano-kodo and near area. And there is English speaker.
Will you get on bus from Tanabe to Hongu? You can buy the bus ticket there and you need not to confuse when you will pay the bus fare!!
Wi-fi is available. Before starting your travel at Kumano, visit there!!Tanabe 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 : JPY8,500 - 9,000.

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 on the map. 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.[photo]
or
Tennoji stn.

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

Kumano-Hongu 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

Kumano-Hongu bus stop

from Kyoto

Train and bus Highway bus
Kyoto stn.
JR line Express train)
KiiTanabe stn.
↓(Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
Kumano-Hongu bus stop
Kyoto station Hachijo-guchi exit
(Kintetsu bus・Meiko bus
Tanabe-ekimae(station) bus stop
Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
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
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
Kumano-Hongu bus stop

from Wakayama city

Train and bus
Wakayama stn.
 ↓(JR line Express train)
KiiTanabe stn.
↓(Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
Kumano-Hongu bus stop

from Nara

Train and bus Train and bus
JR Nara stn.
JR line)
Gojo stn.
Nara kotsu bus
Dainichigoe-noboriguchi bus stop
JR Nara stn.
JR line)
Tennoji stn.
JR line)
Kii-Tanabe stn.
Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
Kumano-Hongu bus stop

from Koyasan

for more detail, see this page.

Bus
Operated
only between
Apr. and Nov.
NO OPERATION
between Dec. and Mar.
Train and bus
[how to transfer]
Train and bus
Koyasan stn.
(Nankai rinkan bus
reservation required)

Goma danzan
(Ryujin bus
reservation required)

Kurisugawa
↓(Ryujin bus)
Kumano-Hongu bus stop

Online reservation
Train between
Koyasan and Hashimoto
is suspended.
Replacement bus
is available (Oct.2017)

Koyasan stn.
↓(Nankai Cablecar)
Gokurakubashi stn.
↓(Nankai rail)
Hashimoto stn.
↓(JR line)
Gojo stn.
↓(Nara kotsu bus)
Dainichigoe-noboriguchi bus stop
Train between
Koyasan and Hashimoto
is suspended.
Replacement bus
is available (Oct.2017)

Koyasan stn.
↓(Nankai Cablecar)
Gokurakubashi stn.
↓(Nankai rail)
Hashimoto stn.
↓(JR line)
Wakayama stn.
↓(JR line Express train)
KiiTanabe stn.
↓(Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
Kumano-Hongu
bus stop

from Nachi waterfall, Kumano Nachi Taisha shrine

for more detail, see this page.

Bus
Nachisan bus stop or Nachinotaki-mae bus stop
↓(Kumano kotsu bus)
Nachi-ekimae bus stop
↓(Kumano kotsu bus)
Gongen-mae bus stop or Shingu-eki(station) bus stop
↓(Kumano kotsu, Nara kotsu, Meiko bus)
Dainichigoe-noboriguchi bus stoporHongu-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
Dainichigoe-noboriguchi bus stoporHongu-taisha-mae bus stop
Nagoya, Meitetsu bus centre
↓(Mie kotsu bus)
Sanko-Shingu-station bus stop =
Shingu-eki(station) bus stop

↓(Kumano kotsu bus
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
Dainichigoe-noboriguchi bus stoporHongu-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
Hongu-taisha-mae
bus stop
Tokyo Haneda
airport
(domestic)

↓(Japan Air Lines
Nanki-Shirahama
airport

↓(Meiko bus
=Japanese text page

Shirahama-eki
(station)

↓(Meiko bus
=Japanese text page

Tanabe-eki
(station)

↓(Ryujin bus・Meiko bus
Kumano-Hongu
bus stop
Tokyo stn.
or
Shinagawa stn.
↓(JR Shinkansen)
Nagoya stn.
[photo]
↓(JR line Express train)
Shingu stn.
↓(Kumano kotsu, Nara kotsu,Meiko bus
Dainichigoe-noboriguchi
bus stop

or
Hongu-taisha-mae
bus stop
Saitama,
Omiya stn.
west exit

or
Tokyo,
Ikebukuro stn.
east exit

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

or
Yokohama
city air terminal
bus depot

↓(Mie kotsu bus (in English)
Seibu bus(in Japanese)

Sanko-Shingu-station bus stop =
Shingu-eki(station) bus stop

↓(Kumano kotsu, Nara kotsu, Meiko bus
Dainichigoe-noboriguchi
bus stop
Saitama,
Omiya stn.
west exit

or
Tokyo,
Ikebukuro stn.
east exit

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

or
Yokohama
city air terminal
bus depot

↓(Meiko busSeibu bus
=Japanese text pages

Tanabe-ekimae(station)
bus stop

↓(Meiko bus
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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