Blue Sky Guesthouse

Hongu Guesthouse

Blue Sky Guesthouse is a guesthouse tucked into a small valley in the town of Hongu, close to the World Heritage Grand Shrine, Kumano Hongu Taisha.  The young owner, Naoya Yamamoto, always dreamed of owning his own guesthouse.  When he travelled to other countries he received gracious hospitality from many people.  He now wants to give back into the karmic travellers’ cycle and create a place that welcomes visitors to fully experience the area.  Each room has its own bath and toilet.  Visitors also have free access to the kitchen and internet.  For those walking the Kumano Kodo or looking for somewhere to stay for multiple nights, this accommodation is a popular choice.  Families also find the Blue Sky Guesthouse convenient.

Blue Sky Guesthouse
Sample guestroom
Dining room
Sample breakfast

Price Plans

Bed & Breakfast
 Blue Sky Guest House is a quiet Japanese style B&B perfect for those looking for some downtime and freedom to use the internet, kitchen, and laundry facility. It is your home away from home. Hongu is a convenient base to explore the surrounding area. There are many day trips available, including walking on th...
Price per person 6,600 yen




Address 1526 Hongu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1731

Busses run daily to Hongu from JR Kii-Tanabe Station, Shirahama, Shingu and Gojo.
● ~2 hours by bus from Kii-Tanabe Station (bus timetable 1)
● ~1 hour 10 minutes by bus from Shirahama (bus timetable 4)
● ~1 hour 20 minutes by bus from Shingu Station (bus timetable 5)
● ~4 hours by bus from Gojo (bus timetable 6)
● 1 minute walk from "Kumano-Hongu 熊野本宮" bus stop
● 7 minutes walk from "Hongu-Taisha-mae 本宮大社前" bus stop
● 10 minutes walk from Kumano Hongu Taisha
● 3 minutes walk from Oyunohara (former site of Kumano Hongu Taisha)
● 1 minute walk from entrance of the Dainichi-goe section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route

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Hongu Area Map                  Hongu Map

Hongu Area Map                                   Hongu Map

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Shuttle Service

Not available.


Free Parking for up to six vehicles.


Western Style Japanese Style Mixed Style Other Style Number of Rooms Maximum Guests
No Yes No No 4 16

Facilities Television, Refrigerator, Air conditioning, Safe, Alarm clock
Amenities Shampoo, Hair conditioner, Body-wash, Toothbrush set, Shaver, Hair drier, Face towel, Bath towel, Yukata Japanese bathrobe, Slippers, Tea, Coffee

Ensuite bath: All rooms

Ensuite toilet: All rooms
Non-smoking room: All rooms


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


Supper ●Not available. Free use of kitchen.
Breakfast ●Breakfast is served from 6:30~9:00. Western style meal (sometimes Japanese dishes are served)

●Onigiri riceballs, 1 piece 100yen.
●If you need a simple supper we can prepare something on request (for example a rice bowl topped with various ingredients) 650 yen.
●There are restaurants nearby but they close early.  Please feel free to bring your own groceries to cook using the guest kitchen.

Vegetarian Meals

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



Fish & Seafood


 Dairy Products

Katsuo Dashi (Fish broth)











※ Vegetarian meals may not be available during busy times. Thank you for your understanding.


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Facilities & Services

Facilities Ice machine, Vending machine, Alcohol vending machine
Services Shipping
Internet Wireless LAN (Guestroom), Public computer
Traveler's Cheques Not accepted
Language English spoken.

Free use of microwave oven.
Iron & Ironing board available.
Free use of washing machine.
Coin-dryer 300 yen.
Guest-use refrigerator.
Free internet use.
Yukata Japanese bathrobe 250 yen.
Free coffee in the dining room.


Check-in Check-out Curfew
From 15:00 By 10:00 23:00

Check-in by: 20:00


Doors may be locked until 15:00 as sometimes the owner is away during the day shopping and doing errands.


※ Please let us know if you would like to drop off your luggage before check-in when making the reservation, so we can inform the owner.

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