Albergue Kodo Guesthouse

  • Albergue Kodo

    Albergue Kodo

  • 1st floor guestroom

    1st floor guestroom

  • Washing area

    Washing area

  • Communal kitchen

    Communal kitchen

  • Goods for sale

    Goods for sale

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Check-in building

    Check-in building

  • Yard beside guesthouse

    Yard beside guesthouse

  • Bath


  • Toilet


  • 2nd floor guestroom

    2nd floor guestroom


Homestay Hostel Fusion

Albergue Kodo is a family run guesthouse in a rural residential area near the JR Nachi train station.  The owner has lived here for over 15 years and is originally from Tokyo.  He runs a printing shop onsite.  Recently he restored an older home on his property (all by himself!), transforming it into a lovely guesthouse with three rooms.  His dream is to make friends from around the world and expose his children to international people.  It is a very quaint atmosphere with shared facilities focused on communication and exchange—a cross between homestay and hostel (the word Albergue is Spanish from the facilities on the Way of St.James pilgrimage route in Northern Spain).  Often the family eats with the guests in the communal kitchen area.  The house itself is two stories surrounded by a large yard and forested mountain side. 

Go To Travel Campaign

The Go To Travel Campaign is an initiative of the federal government of Japan to support the tourism industry which has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.  When you book via the KUMANO TRAVEL Community Reservation System (managed by the The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism) we are receiving the financial support aid on behalf of you and relaying this funding onto the local service providers. 

This Campaign in only for Japanese citizens or foreign residence of Japan.

IMPORTANT: Cancellation fees are applied as to the terms and conditions of booking based on the original price plan before the discount.

More information about the Go To Travel Campaign Please read this first before making a reservation request >>

Full Name

Albergue Kodo Guesthouse


Central Katsuura




1-8 Iseki, Nachi-Katsuura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, 649-5303
〒649-5303 和歌山県東牟婁郡那智勝浦町井関1-8

Map Code 

324 861 217*23




16:00 - 21:00


by 10:00



Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Albergue Kodo Guesthouse

  • No Meals (1st floor guestroom)
    2,640 yen~

Albergue Kodo Guesthouse

  • No Meals (2nd floor guestroom, Japanese style) 
    2,860 yen~

Albergue Kodo Guesthouse

  • No Meals (2nd floor guestroom, Western style)
    3,740 yen~

Albergue Kodo Guesthouse

  • No Meals (rental house)
    2,560 yen~

 Sanitation and Hygienic Measures

■ This accommodation follows guidelines to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

For Guests
■ Please follow the advice for the public outlined by the World Health Organization when visiting the area.


Western Style No
Japanese Style Yes
Mixed Style No
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 3
Maximum Guests 8

There are three guests rooms:

● One on the second floor. (2 people capacity)

● Two on the first floor.  (3 people capacity)


NOTE: The guest rooms on the first floor are divided by sliding doors, and ranma.  (A ranma is a special decorative open carving above the sliding doors.  It is made of wood.)  Therefore these two guestsrooms are not very sound proof.


NOTE: There are no locks on the room doors as this is a normal Japanese home reformed into a guesthouse.


● The whole house is non-smoking.

  • Air conditioning
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Body-wash
  • Hair drier
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Slippers
  • Tea
  • Coffee
● No toothbrushes.


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

● A typical household bath.

● Can be used privately.  Please take turns with other guests.

 Facilities & Services

  • Wired LAN (Guestroom)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Basic English, the owner is trying hard to learn English. There are often English speaking volunteers at this guesthouse.

    ● Free WIFI

    ● Free use of washing machine. (free detergent)

    ● Free use of kitchen: refrigerator, microwave oven, pots, pans, utensils, seasonings.

    ● Free coffee and tea.

    ● Instant foods available to buy, such as cup noodles.

    ● Storage: Storage for big baggage, cars, motorcycles, bicycles etc is available.

    ● No pets allowed.

    ● Please no parties late into the night.  Please respect the right to silence for the neighbors.


    Access Information

    Albergue Kodo AccessThe guest house is located on the periphery of a rural residential area off the main road opposite the Makinono bus stop.  To get to the guest house, there is a local road through a residential area off the prefectural highway. There is a small sign along the local road, indicating the turning towards the guest house.

    Downloadable Access PDF >>

    NOTE: When it gets dark at night, the guest house may be difficult to find.






    ● The guesthouse is off of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route (~3 minute walk) between Nachi station and Kumano Nachi Taisha (nearer to the Nachi station end).  
    ● ~3 km (~25 minute walk) from Nachi Sta and Nachi beach.
    ● ~7 kms walk or ~10 minute bus Kumano Nachi Taisha.
    ● ~10 minute taxi ride from Kii-Katsuura station.
    ● The nearest bus stop is Makinono (牧野々).  ~15 minutes from Kii-Katsuura station, ~4 minutes from Nachi Station.


    NOTE: the last bus leaves Kii-Katsuura Station at 18:05 and Nachi Station at 18:13 each day.

    Albergue Kodo Access

    Shuttle Service
    Not available.
    Free parking for up to 5 vehicles.