Koguchi Shizen-no-Ie

Koguchi Minshuku

Shizen-no-Ie is an old junior high school that was beautifully renovated as a lodge.  It is located in the tiny community of Koguchi, half-way between Nachi and Hongu, thus making it an important overnight stop on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. To the south is the Ogumotori-goe trail and to the north is the Kogumotori-goe trail. It is also popular with fisherman, students, and families as a summer vacation spot.  There is a small river and shrine next to the lodge.  This is a great area to enjoy the peacefulness of an isolated mountain village.

Koguchi Shizen-no-Ie
Hallway
Sample guestroom
Friendly manager
Dining room
Reception
Bath
Irori sitting area
Washing machines
Toilet

Price Plans

Supper & Breakfast
 Shizen-no-Ie can be translated as "Nature’s house" and is surrounded by mountains.  This countryside school was first transformed into a lodging facility in 1982 to accommodate and facilitate summer camps for students, and offer a place to stay for pilgrims and walkers on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage rou...
Price per person 8,600 yen
Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
 Shizen-no-Ie can be translated as "Nature’s house" and is surrounded by mountains.  This countryside school was first transformed into a lodging facility in 1982 to accommodate and facilitate summer camps for students, and offer a place to stay for pilgrims and walkers on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage rou...
Price per person 9,300 yen

Description

 

Access

Address 398 Kaminagai, Kumanogawa-cho, Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1201
Access

Busses run daily to Koguchi from Shingu Station. To and from Hongu by bus you must transfer at Kanmaru.
● ~ 1 hour by bus from Shingu Station (bus timetable 5)
● ~ to and from Hongu by bus (bus timetable 5)

More bus timetables >>

One day walk on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. Ogumotori-goe from Nachi.  Kogumotori-goe from Hongu.
● 5 min walk to Ogumotori-goe trail head
● 15 min walk to Kogumotori-goe trail head

※ If you are making a traverse walk from Hongu to Nachi along the Kumano Kodo, please take a copy of the above bus timetable with you just in case you are unable to complete the journey.

Map
Shuttle Service

Not available.

Parking

Free parking available for up to 20 vehicles.  No oversized vehicle parking.

Guestrooms

Western Style Japanese Style Mixed Style Other Style Number of Rooms Maximum Guests
No Yes No No 11 41

Facilities Television, Coin air conditioning
Amenities 2 in 1 shampoo, Body-wash, Soap, Toothbrush set, Hair drier, Face towel, Bath towel, Yukata Japanese bathrobe, Slippers, Tea

Ensuite toilet: No
Shared Japanese and western style toilet: Yes

Baths

Shared Indoor Shared Outdoor Shared Sauna Privately Reserved Ensuite Indoor Ensuite Outdoor
Yes No No No No No

● Bath is open in evenings. Mornings, only shower is available.
Please adjust temperature of the bath yourself.

NOTE: If there a small number of people staying at the accommodation, then only one bath will be prepared, and specific times will be set for Men and Women.


How to take a Japanese bath >>

Meals

Supper Meals served in dining room from 18:00 (Japanese style)
Breakfast Meals served in dining room from 6:00 (Japanese style)
Other

LUNCHES: Are most often Japanese style, but can sometimes be Western style.

● Please let us know if you are leaving early in the morning so we can organize breakfast.
● Free hot tea, cold tea, and hot water service in the morning.  If you have a water bottle or thermos please drop it off at the reception in the evening and we can fill it for you.

Vegetarian Meals

There are many kinds of vegetarians and we want to make sure we make the proper meal request for you.

Please choose your Vegetarian type from the chart and write it in the Request/Comment box, including what you cannot eat in detail.

 Type

Meat

Fish & Seafood

Eggs

 Diary Products

Katsuo Dashi (Fish broth)

A

NOYESYESYESYES

B

NONOYESYESYES

C (not available)

NONOYESYESNO

D (not available)

NONONONOYES

E (not available)

NONONONONO

※ Koguchi Shizen-no-Ie is not able to accommodate Type C, Type D and Type E vegetarian.  Also vegetarian meals may not be available during busy times. Thank you for your understanding.

 

※ NOTE: If vegetarian meals are requested, all members of the group will most likely receive the same meal. 

 

More information >>

Facilities & Services

Facilities Coin laundry, Vending machine, Goh, Japanese chess
Services Lunch box, Luggage storage
Internet Wired LAN (Lobby), Wireless LAN (Lobby)
Credit Card Not accepted
Traveler's Cheques Not accepted
Language Japanese only.
Others

Irori sitting room open until 23:00.
Hairdryer in bath change room.
Free washing machine and detergent.  Dryer 100 yen/ 60 min

Prepaid air-conditioning 100 yen/ 2 hours

Free WIFI in lobby

Times

Check-in Check-out Curfew
From 15:00 By 9:00 None

● If you are walking please plan to arrive before dark.  It is best to leave early in the morning and arrive early in the afternoon to safely walk over these mountain passes.  Please be prepared.

Daylight and weather data >>

Luggage Shuttle Service

Let us take a load off your back!

 

Luggage shuttle service available to/from this accommodation so that you can enjoy your time in Kumano, without the burden of worrying about your baggage.  Have your luggage picked up and transported to your next accommodation, so you can freely experience the region.  Perfect for Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route walkers!

 

More information about luggage shuttle >>

 

 

Kimono Evening Experience

Looking for something fun, unique and interesting to do in the evening at Koguchi Shizen-no-Ie?

 

Why not try a timeslip to 1000 years ago by trying on a traditional kimono based on the time of the Golden Heian era of the Kumano pilgrimage route.

 

The pictures are great to show friends and family!

 

More information about Kimono experience at Koguchi Shizen-no-Ie >>

 



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