Youth Library Engawa

  • Youth Library Engawa

    Youth Library Engawa

  • Manager & Visionary

    Manager & Visionary

  • Engawa of guestroom

    Engawa of guestroom

  • Micro-library & Guestroom

    Micro-library & Guestroom

  • Study area

    Study area

  • Japanese garden

    Japanese garden

  • Micro-library

    Micro-library

  • Communal kitchen

    Communal kitchen

  • Bath

    Bath

  • Toilet

    Toilet

 Description

Micro-library Guesthouse

The Youth Library Engawa is an older traditional Japanese home near the base of the steep staircase to Kamikura-jinja Shrine and Gotobiki-iwa rock in Shingu city. 

It is a multi-concept initiative including a micro-library (with 900~1000 donated books), study area for students, coffee stand, and guesthouse.  The micro-library room serves as the sole guestroom at night. 

It is a semi-private stay with the study room and kitchen sometimes used by university intern students.  The whole focus of the facility is to re-envision an older home into a community exchange center. 

The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood surrounded by a small Japanese garden.  A elementary school is nearby.

Full Name

Youth Library Engawa
Youth Library えんがわ

Area

Shingu

Type

Guesthouse/B&B

Address

1-3-1 Chiho, Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-0015
〒647-0015 和歌山県新宮市千穂1-3-1

Map Code 

246 193 492*44

Maps

Google Area

Check-in

15:00 - 18:00

Check-out

by 10:00

Rating & Reviews

4.3

Guestroom
Baths
Meals
Location
Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Youth Library Engawa

  • No Meals
    5,500 yen~

 Guestrooms

Western Style No
Japanese Style Yes
Mixed Style No
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 1
Maximum Guests 3
6 tatami size mat room. 
All house non-smoking.
Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Kotatsu heated table
  • Desk
Amenities
  • Shampoo
  • Body-wash
  • Soap
  • Hair drier
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel

 Baths

Shared Indoor Yes
Shared Outdoor No
Shared Sauna No
Privately Reserved No
Ensuite Indoor No
Ensuite Outdoor No
Note
Typical, older household bath. 
Can be used privately.

 Facilities & Services

Internet
  • Free WIFI (Guestroom)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    English
    Notes
    ● Free WIFI
    ● Washing machine and detergent (free)
    ● No toothbrushes to buy.
    ● Free use of kitchen: refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster, rice cooker, pots, pans, utensils, etc.

    Micro-library is open from 10:00~18:00 (closed Tuesdays)

     Access

    Access Information
    ● ~15 minutes walk from JR Shingu station
    ● Nearest bus stop is Saibansho-mae.
    Shuttle Service
    Available from Shingu station, reservations required.
    Parking
    Free parking up to two vehicles