Anniversaries and birthdays are those days you want to make a bit special with your partner. You can rest at a resort hotel with an ocean view, or spend a relaxing time in a hotel with open-air natural hot springs. This time, we would like to introduce 4 hotels where you can enjoy a superb view in Wakayama prefecture, which is blessed with a warm climate and rich nature! How about spending a great time with someone important to you? In addition to the hotel list, we also prepared a few spots around the hotels, so you can enjoy Wakayama to the full! Contents 1. MANPA RESORT 2. Nanki Shirahama Onsen Hotel Kawakyu 3. Wakayama Marina City Hotel 4. THE HOTEL Shirahama Onsen 1. MANPA RESORT MANPA RESORT is a hotel located at the tip of a cape near Wakayama Port. This place has a fabulous ocean view from each room and great accessibility by car, it will take only 80 minutes from Osaka. Plus you can find plenty of sightseeing spots around Mount Koya, Bandoko Garden, Kishu Toshogu Shrine and so on. With a panoramic view of 270 degrees, you can enjoy the unique view from this hotel surrounded by the sea. Don't hesitate to spend a special time away from everyday life. Feel to the full the sea breeze on the lobby terrace or enjoy the best open-air bath. Moreover, you can experience an elegant mood in a fashionable private bath with a fantastic LED light. Among the variety of guest rooms, the designer room "Umi-no-za" on the 5th floor and the "MANPA Club" on the top floor are perfect for staying to convey anniversaries. Enjoy the feeling of a resort in a room with a luxurious open-air bath with a wonderful view of Wakaura Bay. It will warm you from the core of your body and the beautiful scenery will heal your daily fatigue. There is no doubt that you can enjoy a romantic time together! At Saikazaki and Wakaura fishing ports you can enjoy fresh seafood, such as Japanese Sevenband grouper, Longtooth grouper, pike conger, local Saikazaki Port specialty sea bream, cherry bream, autumn leaves bream, etc. We also recommend the brand new "Kishu Waka beef" from Wakayama prefecture. Just a 20-minute drive from the hotel you will find a recreation of the medieval European city - Porto Europe or Kuroshio Market, where you can buy fresh local seafood and have a BBQ right here. The nearest beach is about 10 minutes by car, Wakayama Castle and Kimiidera temple are about 15 minutes by car. Perfect location for convenient sightseeing in Wakayama. * Image source: MANPA RESORT Official Site MANPA RESORT 【Address】2-10 Shinwakaura, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture 【Access】 ・ By car About 20 minutes from Wakayama Minami Smart IC; about 30 minutes from Kainan IC; about 90 minutes from Nanki Shirahama Onsen ・ By train Approximately 50 minutes by Wakayama Bus or 20 minutes by taxi from JR Wakayama Station Approximately 40 minutes by Wakayama Bus or 15 minutes by taxi from Nankai Wakayamashi Station [WEB site]https://www.manpa.co.jp/access/ ▼ Click here for online reservation Yahoo!トラベル じゃらん JTB エクスペディア Agoda ■ \ MANPA RESORT | Recommended spots around / ■ Mt. Takatsuko (Takozushiyama) Observatory 2. Nanki Shirahama Onsen Hotel Kawakyu It is a "dream castle" built by top craftsmen from all over the world and the exterior has won an architectural award. Feel yourself as you are in Europe. It's the perfect space to spend a special time with a special person. Easy access to Nanki Shirahama Airport, Adventure World, and Shirahama Beach makes this hotel even more attractive. Once you step into the entrance, you will find yourself in another world. The dazzling dome ceiling is Covered with 22.5-karat gold leaf and each room has a luxurious and wonderful atmosphere. All guest rooms are suites with natural open-air hot springs and ocean views that make you feel connected to the sea. You will absolutaly have a wonderful time here. In addition to the finest suits with open terrace, you can choose calm Japanese-Western style rooms, maisonette type rooms, or pet-friendly rooms with a separate passage. You can spend your best time in the open-air rock bath with an ocean view or in the lush forest. Enjoy in a luxurious "ROYAL SPA" bath famous Shirahama Onsen, one of the three oldest hot springs in Japan. A silky bath with microbubbles, a sleeping bath, or a self-Löyly sauna, where water and aroma oils are added to the hot sauna rocks automatically, are the best to refresh yourself. The "King's Buffet," which is more like a banquet than just a dinner, a restaurant with creative Mediterranean cuisine, and two types of Japanese restaurants with private rooms and open table seats are incredible. You can enjoy carefully selected seasonal ingredients from local Kishu and luxurious ingredients from Hokkaido. * Image source: Nanki Shirahama Onsen Hotel Kawakyu Official Site Nanki Shirahama Onsen Hotel Kawakyu 【Address】3745 Shirahama Town, Nishimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture 【Access】 ・ By car Approximately 19 km from Nanki-Tanabe IC (about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Osaka) * For guests staying at the hotel, the parking lot at the Toyama International Conference Center, which is directly connected to the hotel, is available for 1,500 yen (tax included) per car per night (open for 24 hours). ・ By train Approximately 10 minutes by free minibus or taxi from JR Shirahama Station (about 2 hours and 30 minutes by limited express Kuroshio from JR Shin-Osaka Station) ・ By bus Approximately 150 minutes from JR Osaka Namba OCAT (complete reservation system, first-come-first-served basis, guest only) [WEB site]http://www.hotel-kawakyu.jp/access/ ▼ Click here for online reservation Yahoo!トラベル じゃらん JTB エクスペディア Agoda ■ \ Nanki Shirahama Onsen Hotel Kawakyu | Recommended spots around / ■ Engetsu Island Sandanbeki Rock Cliff 3. Wakayama Marina City Hotel Starting with "Porto Europe", a theme park where you can enjoy the medieval Mediterranean cityscape and attractions, the "Kuroshio Market" where you can eat fresh seafood right at the place you bought it, the "Kishu Kuroshio Hot Spring", a natural onsen, and "Sea Fishing Park" are the perfect date spots for guests of "Wakayama Marina City Hotel". Wakayama Marina City Hotel is a luxuriously built resort hotel with ocean views in each room. The scenery of the blue sky and sea changes every season, and the sea at dusk will make you feel special, you can watch it from your room privately. If you are on the 3rd floor or above, you can see the ocean of Wakaura from the bath as well as from the room. Every guest room is equipped with spacious indoor and outdoor baths, and some rooms have cypress baths and open-air baths made by hollowing out megaliths. It is the best location with the air and scent of the forest, thanks to the location in untouched nature. This hotel will give you a relaxing time to your heart's content! For dinner, you can choose Italian or Japanese food. Italian dishes are specially made by Mr. Minoru Saito, a vice-chairman of the "Italian Cuisine Association of Japan" and a major figure in the Italian cooking world. For Japanese food, you can enjoy specialties, such as spiny lobster, abalone, and Nanko plum, with seasonal ingredients from the rich sea of Kishu Wakayama. Kishu Kuroshio Hot Spring is a 3-minute walk from the hotel. Here you can relax in the open-air bath of a natural hot spring while looking out at the yacht harbor and Wakaura Bay. Guests staying at the hotel can take a bath free of charge. In the summer, you can use it after playing at the beach or after swimming in the pool, which is a 10-minute walk from Marina City. * Image source: Wakayama Marina City Hotel Official Site Wakayama Marina City Hotel 【Address】1517 Kemi, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture 【Access】 ・ By car Approximately 5 km from Kainan IC ・ By train J10 minutes by Wakayama Bus from JR Kainan Station, 40 minutes by Wakayama Bus from JR Wakayama Station, 50 minutes by Wakayama Bus from Nankai Wakayamashi Station [WEB site]https://www.marinacity.com/hotel/ ▼ Click here for online reservation Yahoo!トラベル じゃらん JTB エクスペディア Agoda ■ \ Wakayama Marina City Hotel | Recommended spots around / ■ Mount Koya 4. THE HOTEL Shirahama Onsen A reasonably priced designer stay-only hotel, located on the hills of Shirahama Onsen. The luxury of having an open-air hot spring bath with a view of the sea in every room! Why don't you spend a great time with your partner privately? The open-air bath with a spectacular sea view is 100% flowing natural hot spring. You can enjoy it as much as you like, whenever you want, 24 hours a day. There is also a large communal bath, which can be reserved! The view of the sea from the hill is especially precious! Plus, the open-air living room is equipped with a stylish outdoor living set, an original design hammock, and deck chairs. Great spot for Instagram photos. You can bring your own meals to the colorful and stylish guest room and spend your private time without disturbing. Enjoy the calm feelings in the large relaxing bath and Japanese-style room. * Image source: THE HOTEL Shirahama Onsen Official Site THE HOTEL Shirahama Onsen 【Address】2998-65 Shirahama Town, Nishimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture 【Access】 ・ By car Approximately 10 km from Kamitomita IC ・ By train About 20 minutes by bus or taxi from Shirahama Station [WEB site]https://www.sirahama.net/access/ ▼ Click here for online reservation Yahoo!トラベル じゃらん JTB エクスペディア Agoda ■ \ THE HOTEL Shirahama Onsen | Recommended spots around / ■ Nanki Shirahama Onsen Senjojiki Rock Plateau What do you think? The hotels we introduced here are perfect to spend your time with someone special and enjoy a superb open-air bath with an ocean view. Treat yourself and your partner as you deserve it.