Sansaro Cafe & Guesthouse

Koguchi Homestay

Sansaro Cafe & Guesthouse is a "mountain-side cool" home stay in Kumano-gawa village (15 minute bus ride from Koguchi).  It was opened in 2014 by Ms. Uzawa, who fell in love with the location in the natural surroundings. She is a dynamic soul with strong interest in yoga, music, food, healing, and the vitality of the Kumano region. Sansaro is a cafe with a house next door. There is one guestroom in the cafe itself, the others are in the house.  It overlooks the Akagi-gawa river and rice fields with mountains framing the horizon on all sides.  The Kanmaru bus stop is nearby.  Music is a mainstay with a DJ stand, piano, and other instruments.  An onsen ticket is given to guests on check-in to use the nearby Satsuki hot spring bath for free.

Sansaro Cafe & Guesthouse
Ms. Uzawa and her dog
Inside Cafe
Sample guestroom in house
Guestroom in Cafe
Simple snacks and food for sale
Communal sink
Communal toilet
Inside house
View from House guestroom

Price Plans

House guestroom: Supper & Breakfast (Includes Free pass to Satsuki Onsen)
 Cafe Sansaro is a central (yet rural) location to visit the sites of the southern portion of the Kii peninsula.  Busses are nearby at the Kanmaru bus stop (15 minute bus ride from Koguchi). If you have a rental car your options also increase.Please enjoy your stay and this friendly, simple, and fun guesthous...
Price per person 8,300 yen
House guestroom: No Meals (Includes Free pass to Satsuki Onsen)
 Cafe Sansaro is a central (yet rural) location to visit the sites of the southern portion of the Kii peninsula.  Busses are nearby at the Kanmaru bus stop (15 minute bus ride from Koguchi). If you have a rental car your options also increase.Please enjoy your stay and this friendly, simple, and fun guesthous...
Price per person 6,100 yen
Cafe guestroom: Supper & Breakfast (Includes Free pass to Satsuki Onsen)
 Cafe Sansaro is a central (yet rural) location to visit the sites of the southern portion of the Kii peninsula.  Busses are nearby at the Kanmaru bus stop (15 minute bus ride from Koguchi). If you have a rental car your options also increase.Please enjoy your stay and this friendly, simple, and fun guesthous...
Price per person 8,300 yen
Cafe guestroom: No Meals (Includes Free pass to Satsuki Onsen)
 Cafe Sansaro is a central (yet rural) location to visit the sites of the southern portion of the Kii peninsula.  Busses are nearby at the Kanmaru bus stop (15 minute bus ride from Koguchi). If you have a rental car your options also increase.Please enjoy your stay and this friendly, simple, and fun guesthous...
Price per person 6,100 yen

Description

KUMANO KODO

Koguchi is the middle section of the Kogumotori-goe and Ogumotori-goe sections of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes.

Sansaro Cafe & Guesthouse is near the Kanmaru bus stop.  Between Koguchi and Kanmaru it is 15 minutes, 470 yen.  

So this accommodation is an option for those walking on this trail.

OTHER SITES

Cafe Sansaro is also located near other sightseeing areas, like the traditional boat tour, jet boat tour, and waterfalls.

Speak with Ms. Uzawa (your personal Kumano conceirge!), and she can recommend some great sites.  

Access

Address 878-1 Hitari Kumanogawa-cho, Shingu-city, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1211
Access

● Near to Kanmaru bus stop.

● Busses run daily from Shingu (30 minutes) Timetable #3 >>

● Busses run from Hongu, Yunomine, Kawayu, Watarase daily (30~45 minutes) Timetable #4 >>

Busses run to/from Koguchi (15 minutes) Timetable #5 >>

Sansaro Cafe & Guesthouse

Map
Shuttle Service

Not available.

Parking

Free parking.

Guestrooms

Western Style Japanese Style Mixed Style Other Style Number of Rooms Maximum Guests
Yes Yes No No 3 7

Facilities Air conditioning, Desk
Amenities Hand towel, Face towel, Bath towel

Cafe Guestroom: Sofa beds

Homestay Guestroom: Futon mattresses

Shared, communal washing area.

NOTE: This is a family home so there are no locks on the bedroom doors.

Baths

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

NOTE: Guests are asked to use the public hot spring baths near the facility, Satsuki Onsen. 

An entrance ticket is supplied at check-in.

11:00~21:00 (Last entrance 20:30)
~5 minutes walk

Baths are gender segregated.  Outdoor and Indoor baths available.

 

 

SATSUKI ONSEN

 

Satsuki Onsen Satsuki Onsen

Meals

Supper Meals served in the cafe from 19:00~21:00. (western style, varies)
Breakfast Meals served in the cafe from 8:00~9:00. (western style)
Other

● For those walking the Kumano Kodo the next day, specifically the Ogumotori-goe, it is important to get an early start.

 

● Please take the 7:41 bus from Kanmaru to Koguchi bus stop.  Bus timetable >>

 

● Please make sure to specify your departure time when checking in.

 

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

NONOYESYESNO

D

NONONONOYES

E

NONONONONO

※ Vegetarian meals may not be available during busy times.

※ All guests in group may be served the same meal if vegetarian requests are made.

More information >>

Facilities & Services

Internet Wireless LAN (Guestroom), Wireless LAN (Lobby)
Credit Card Not accepted
Traveler's Cheques Not accepted
Language English
Others

Free Wifi.

Times

Check-in Check-out Curfew
From 15:00 By 9:00 22:00

Check-in for the Cafe guestroom is from 17:00.

Please specify check-in time, as the owner is sometimes away from the cafe.

If you are taking the bus from Koguchi, please call to let them know when and how you will be arriving.



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