Kii Peninsula drinking and nightlife

Teahouse in Hongū

Fushiogami-chaya

Along the Nakahechi trail halfway between Hosshinmon-ōji and Kumano Hongū Taisha – about an hour's walk from each – is this inviting pit stop run by a gang of local ladies. It serves homemade shiso (perilla-leaf) ju…
Cafe in Hongū

Cafe Alma

Get coffee (¥300), castella (Nagasaki-style sponge cake; ¥250) and a seat on the terrace, across the street from the Kumano Hongū Heritage Centre.