Blue Sky Guesthouse

  • Blue Sky Guesthouse

    Blue Sky Guesthouse

  • Owner


  • Sample guestroom

    Sample guestroom

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Sample breakfast

    Sample breakfast

  • Entrance


  • Bath


  • Balcony


  • Computer


  • Sample deluxe bento supper

    Sample deluxe bento supper

  • Sample bento supper

    Sample bento supper


Five-star 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.

For guests with dietary restrictions
We cannot accept requests for meal restrictions for the "Standard Bento-style Supper & Breakfast" Plan.
Please select the "Deluxe Bento-style Supper & Breakfast" Plan if you would like to request meals with special dietary requests.

Please NOTE: Doors may be locked until 15:00 as sometimes the owner is away during the day shopping and doing errands. This applies even for guests staying multiple nights.

Full Name

Blue Sky Guesthouse
旅人の宿 蒼空げすとはうす






1526 Hongu, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1731
〒647-1731 和歌山県田辺市本宮町本宮1526

Map Code 

478 287 683*14


15:00 - 18:00


by 09:00



Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Blue Sky Guesthouse

  • Standard Bento-style Supper & Breakfast
    8,100 yen~

Blue Sky Guesthouse

  • Deluxe Bento-style Supper & Breakfast
    8,800 yen~

Blue Sky Guesthouse

  • Bed & Breakfast
    7,000 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 4
Maximum Guests 16

Ensuite bath: All rooms
Ensuite toilet: All rooms

  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety box
  • Alarm clock
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Body-wash
  • Toothbrush set
  • Shaver
  • Hair dryer
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Yukata Japanese bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Tea
  • Coffee


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


Bento-style meal available depending on the plan.
Western style, served in room from 6:30-8:00

● Able to cater to vegetarians and/or guests with food allergies on request
Please let us know details of what you cannot eat in advance.

● For guests with dietary restrictions
We cannot accept requests for meal restrictions for the "Standard Bento-style Supper & Breakfast" Plan.
Please select the "Kumano Taste Bento-style Supper & Breakfast" Plan if you would like to request meals with special dietary requests.

Supper: Plans with bento-style meal from nearby restaurant available. (Must be requested in advance.)
There are restaurants nearby but they close early.
Please feel free to bring your own groceries to cook using the guest kitchen.

Breakfast: Western style meal may change to Japanese style at accommodation convenience.

● Please be aware that meals may be the same for guests staying 2 nights or more.

Vegetarian Meals

 : Included  : Not Included

  • : Meat
  • : Fish & Seafood
  • : Eggs
  • : Dairy Products
  • : Katsuo Dashi (fish stock)
Type A
Type B
Type C
Type D
Type E

Vegetarianism is not common in the Japanese countryside. Please double-check the Vegetarian Type which the service provider can accommodate to make sure that it meets your needs. Often being able to eat trace amounts of the ubiquitous Katsuo Dashi (fish stock) makes it easier to find options.

More Information

NOTE: It is difficult and not culturally sensitive to change meal requests, or make new meal demands, onsite when you arrive at accommodations. Vegetarian types must be confirmed during the reservation process and respected during your visit.

 Facilities & Services

  • Ice machine
  • Vending machine
  • Alcohol vending machine
  • Internet
  • Free Wi-Fi (Guestroom)
  • Public computer
  • Credit Card
  • JCB
  • Diners
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
  • Shipping
  • Notes
    ● Full kitchen facilities (Microwave oven・refrigerator・kitchenware・condiments)※Kitchen opens 15:00-21:00
    ● Iron & Ironing board available
    ● Free use of washing machine & detergent / Coin-dryer 300 yen 
    ● Yukata Japanese bathrobe rental 250 yen
    ● Free coffee in the dining room


    Access Information

    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 "Dainichigoe Noboriguchi ”大日越登り口" 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

    More bus timetables.

    More area maps.

    Shuttle Service

    Not available.


    Free Parking for up to six vehicles.