Kumano Kodo Homestay
Daimon-zaka Washoan Homestay is the expansive, traditional Japanese home of the lovely Ms. Tawara, situated beside terraced rice paddies lined with rocks covered in moss and lichen, the forested mountains rising above; a typical rural “Satoyama” landscape.
The first part of the name derives from its location near the base of the Daimon-zaka slope, a short but scenic section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, an ancient staircase lined with old-growth trees.
Washoan is composed of three characters which mean 和 Peace/Harmony, 笑 Laugh/Smile, 庵 Retreat.
A free pass to a nearby onsen hot spring bath is included, and meals are homecooked.
Private rental: only one group per day.
Rating & Reviews
- Reception & Service
Daimon-zaka Washoan Homestay
Supper & Breakfast (Includes Free pass to Kumano-no-Sato Onsen)
|Number of Rooms||1|
|Meals served in house from 18:30~20:00|
|Meals served in house from 7:00~8:00|
Meals are home-made with locally sourced ingredients.
- Vegetarian Meals
: Included : Not Included
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.
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 WIFI (Guestroom)
- Credit Card
- Not accepted
- Traveler's Cheques
- Not accepted
- Very basic English words
- There are lockers at the guesthouse to store luggage.
- Access Information
- ● This guesthouse is located at the base of the Daimon-zaka slope of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route.~5 minute walk from Daimon-zaka bus stop (timetable #8)
- Shuttle Service
- Free shuttle to/from Kumano-no-Sato Onsen facility for bathing in the evening.
- Up to 2 vehicles (Free)