Takahara Rental House

The ultimate mountain retreat in Japan!  Tenku-no-Satoyama is a private rental house in the ridge top settlement of Takahara along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route.  The house features a lofty ceiling with open, wood beams, and four bedrooms, kitchen, toilet, and bath.  The views are spectacular: terraced rice paddies and mountain panoramas. Guests have been known to spend all day just watching the changing natural scenes, especially the mist as it flows amongst the peaks and in the valley below.    No meals are served, but there is a grocery store a 10 minute ride away in a nearby village to which the managers shuttle guests. Tenku-no-Satoyama is geared towards those looking for an immersive, quiet stay in the mountains.  Multiday stays are recommended.

Tenku-no-Satoyama location
Living room with Irori hearth
View from living room
Twin bedroom
Yard with excellent view

Price Plans

Mountain Retreat, Takahara Rental House, No Meals
 Wow! What a view!This is a common reaction to the ideal location of this house.Staying at the Tenku-no-Satoyama is a unique way to experience the friendly mountain culture of Kumano.  Mr. Oku lives next door and is the manager of the house.  He is a gracious and kind man willing to help make your stay t...
Price per person 6,950 yen


Only one booking per day.  This is a private house rental.


Address 911-6 Takahara, Nakahechi-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 646-1416

Busses run daily to Kurisugawa from Kii-Tanabe Station and Hongu.
● ~40 minutes by bus from Kii-Tanabe Station to Kurisugawa (bus timetable 1).
● ~1 hour 10 minutes by bus from Hongu to Kurisugawa (bus timetable 2).
● ~30 minute walk from "Kurisugawa栗栖川" bus stop.
● ~2 hour walk from Takijiri-oji on the Kumano Kodo.   Route guide >>
More bus timetables >>


Nakahechi Map                  Takahara Map

Nakahechi West Area Maps                     Takahara Maps

More area maps >>

Shuttle Service

Available from Kurisugawa bus stop. (Depends on schedule of owner and may not be available in some situations)

Please write in the comments box if needed and exact time.


Up to 5 vehicles.


Western Style Japanese Style Mixed Style Other Style Number of Rooms Maximum Guests
Yes Yes No No 4 11

Facilities Television, Refrigerator, Air conditioning, Kotatsu heated table, Microwave
Amenities Shampoo, Hair conditioner, Body-wash, Hair drier, Face towel, Tea

Japanese style rooms: 3
Twin bed room: 1
*Please lay out futons by yourself.


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



No meals. Free use of kitchen.

※ The nearby Kiri-no-Sato Takahara Lodge has a restaurant available for lunch and supper.  But if the guestrooms are fully occupied supper is not available to outside guests.  It is best to make reservations in advance for supper to make sure this is possible.

Facilities & Services

Services Luggage storage
Internet Wireless LAN (Guestroom)
Credit Card Not accepted
Traveler's Cheques Not accepted
Language Very basic English

Kitchen Facilities:


Micro wave




Frying pan

Cutting board




Plates and utensils


House Facilities:
Bath & Toilet

Washing machine

Laundry, washing detergent (free)
“Shichirin” Japanese style BBQ set, including charcoal (500 yen per person.  7 or more people it is a flat rate of 3,000 yen. (Please pay directly to accommodation, cash only)).
※ Reservations needed in advance for the BBQ set.  Please let us know when making your reservation request.


The water is 100 % natural and clear spring water comes from the mountain. Sometime it becomes cloudy with heavy rains. Thank you for your understanding.


Check-in Check-out Curfew
From 15:30 By 10:30 None

Check in by 21:00
*Please let the manager (Mr. Oku) know when you check in. The manager’s house is located next door to Tenku-no-Satoyama.

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 >>


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