How to go from Shingu to Osaka ?
Along the Pacific Ocean
There are two direct limited express trains operating from Shingu to Shin-Osaka : the Kuroshio, which is the most frequent, and the Ocean Arrow, which is faster and has the advantage of having large, scenic windows. Have a good trip !
TRAVEL WITH A LIMITED express
Recently a panda train was launched in August 2017 on the Kuroshio Line to to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JR West railway company and, in 2018, the 40th anniversary of Adventure World Park, an amusement park with a zoo.
0KM - SHINGU STATION
15 KM - 0H15 - KII-KATSURA stationAn onsen town where the most famous of them, the Bokido hot spring (part of Hotel Urashima) allows you to bathe in a cave while gazing at the Pacific Ocean.
95 KM -1H43 - SHIRAHAMA station A popular summer vacation destination, yet too crowded in high season to be really enjoyable.
145 KM - 3H - DOJO-JI stationOnly local trains stop here. To get to the Dojo-ji Templeand its three-storey pagoda from the station, turn left on to themain road and take a right at the first junction. The temple is atthe end of the street.
175 KM - 3H17- MINOSHIMA stationPart of Arida city, famous for its oranges and the cormorant fishing from June to September.
227 KM - 3H44 - HINENO stationTo reach Kansai International Airport, you can also change trains at this station.
262 KM - 3H50 - TENNOJI stationGet off at this station, which is part of the JR Osaka Loop Line, if you are going to Osaka Station.
277 KM - 4H07 - SHIN-OSAKA stationShin-Osaka is Osaka’s Shinkansen station.
Run by a friendly retired couple, a welcomingsmall guest house with 4 rooms. You can enjoy local vegetablesand fish prepared by the couple.
Access : 1 hour by bus from Shingu JRStation. 5-minute walk from Ogumotoiri-toge, 10-minute walkfrom Kogumotoiri-toge.
224-3 Nishi, Kumanogawa-cho, Shingu, Wakayama, 647-1206
Tel : 07-3545-2016 / Visit the Momofuku Minshuku page on Kumano Travel website
KOGUCHI SHIZEN NO IE 小口自然の家
An old school that wasrenovated into a lodge. Located between Nachi and Hongu, it’s agreat place for an overnight stay on the way along the Kumano Kodo (Pilgrimage route).
Access : 1 hour by bus from Shingu JR Station. 5-minute walk from Ogumotoiri-toge. 10-minute walk from Kogumotoiri-toge.398 Kaminagai, Kumanogawa-cho, Shingu, Wakayama, 647-1201
Tel : 07-3545-2434 / Visit the Koguchi Shizen No Ie page on Kumano Travel website
Elegant but simple Japanese food at a reasonable price. From the station, turn left, then right onto route 42. Follow the road and turn left at Kumanomachi Michi, take the fourth left, and it is a bright yellow house on the left.
Open 5 p.m. to midnight. Closed Sundays.
Tel : 07-3523-3090 / Visit the website.