Located near Negoro-ji Temple, this ryokan (Japanese-style inn) first opened in 1868. Kokubuya still retains its original look and feel, and has on display many historically significant documents and antiques. For dinner, try the house specialty Zohei-nabe, a hot pot chock-full of game and 16 kinds of wild vegetables. Then end your day with a soothing soak in the large Japanese bath.
1446 Negoro, Iwade-shi, Wakayama Prefecture
20 min. drive from Wakayama IC on Hanwa Expressway
Lodging starts at 12,500 yen per night (includes dinner and breakfast)
Check-in: 15:00 (negotiable); check-out: 10:00