Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu

  • Chikatsuyu Guesthouse Sora

    Chikatsuyu Guesthouse Sora

  • Outside view

    Outside view

  • Owners


  • Entrance


  • Sample room

    Sample room

  • Sample room

    Sample room

  • Sample room

    Sample room

  • Sample room

    Sample room

  • Bath


  • Toilet


  • Sink, Washer

    Sink, Washer

  • Sample room

    Sample room

  • Kitchen


  • Bath


  • Toilet


  • Entrance


  • Books section

    Books section

  • CDs section

    CDs section

  • Dining


  • Sample dinner (Normal menu)

    Sample dinner (Normal menu)

  • Sample dinner (No meat)

    Sample dinner (No meat)

  • Sample dinner (Vegetarian menu)

    Sample dinner (Vegetarian menu)

  • Sample dinner (Normal menu)

    Sample dinner (Normal menu)

  • Sample dinner scenery

    Sample dinner scenery

  • Sample lunch-box (Left:Normal menu , Right:Vegetarian menu)

    Sample lunch-box (Left:Normal menu , Right:Vegetarian menu)


Kumano Kodo Homestay in Chikatsuyu

Chikatsuyu Guesthouse Sora is a homestay in the waystop village of Chikatsuyu along the Kumano Kodo between Takijiri-oji and Kumano Hongu Taisha. It is a Japanese style home with three guestrooms. The bath and toilet are shared facilities among the guests. The owners are retired couple who moved there to enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountains and community comradery of this mountainside settlement.
Meals are homemade (with vegetables and herbs from their garden, and eggs from their chickens!) and conversations filled with smiles and laughs.
We welcome you as our family. Enjoy Japanese food around a big table!
The name of the guesthouse "Sora" means sky or heaven and is derived from a character in the families last name "Amano" and because they really love skywatching in Chikatsuyu.

Full Name

Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu
熊野古道の宿 近露そら


Chikatsuyu, Nakahechi




614 Chikatsuyu, Nakahechi-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture 〒646-1402
〒646-1402 和歌山県田辺市中辺路町近露614

Map Code 

615 822 533*25


15:00 - 18:30


by 10:00



Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu

  • Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
    14,500 yen~

Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu

  • Supper & Breakfast
    13,900 yen~

Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu

  • Breakfast
    11,700 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
3 Japanese style rooms. 
  • Air conditioning
Bath, toilet and washing bowl.
● Facilities are shared with owners and other guests.
● The hosy allocates the rooms.
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Body-wash
  • Toothbrush set
  • Hair dryer
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Yukata Japanese bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Tea
  • Coffee


Shared Indoor Yes
Shared Outdoor No
Shared Sauna No
Privately Reserved No
Bath hours: 5:00-10:00/15:00-23:00

● Typical bath in Japanese home.
● A shared bath, for private use take turns with other guests.
● With Bathroom Toilet Wash room (1 room)
How to take a Japanese bath
In a Japanese style bath, the bath water is used for soaking. 
Please wash outside of the bath and use the tub water only for soaking. 
Do not pull the plug from the bath tub.


Japanese style, served in dining room from 18:00-19:00
Western style, served in dining room from 6:00 (April to September), from 6:30 (October to March).
Japanese style Bento box, pick up in check-out

● 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.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi (Guestroom)
  • Free Wi-Fi (Lobby)
  • Credit Card
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • JCB
  • Diners
  • Discover
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    If you wish to use wired Internet, please ask the inn directly at the time of your stay.
  • Shuttle service
  • Shipping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Notes
    Entire Facility is NON-SMOKING.
    8 rental Bicycles, including 4 electric bicycles (Free)


    Access Information

    Busses run daily to Chikatsuyu from Kii-Tanabe Station, Shirahama and Hongu.
    ● ~1 hour by bus from Kii-Tanabe Station (bus timetable 1)
    ● ~1 hour by bus from Hongu (bus timetable 2)
    ● ~5 minute walk from "Chikatsuyu-oji 近露王子" bus stop
    ● ~5 minute walk from "Nakahechi Art Museum なかへち美術館" bus stop
    Up to 2 vehicles (free).