Guest House Noko Noko (~15 minute drive from Takahara)

  • Guest House Noko Noko

    Guest House Noko Noko

  • Owner


  • Entrance


  • entrance


  • Sample guest room

    Sample guest room

  • Sample guest room

    Sample guest room

  • Dining and kitchen

    Dining and kitchen

  • Sample dinner

    Sample dinner

  • Sample breakfast

    Sample breakfast

  • Sample lunch box

    Sample lunch box

  • Sink


  • Washer


  • Toilet


  • Bath


  • Kitchen


  • Seasonings


  • Maki stove

    Maki stove

  • Children's toys

    Children's toys

  • Makihari wood-heated bath

    Makihari wood-heated bath

  • Makihari wood-heated bath

    Makihari wood-heated bath

  • Various alcohol

    Various alcohol

  • View from guest room

    View from guest room

  • Mascot cat "Nokota"

    Mascot cat "Nokota"

  • Outdoor view near the inn

    Outdoor view near the inn

  • Outdoor view near the inn

    Outdoor view near the inn


Private Pastoral River-Valley Guest House

Noko Noko is a quiet, country private guest house in Nakahechi about 10 minutes drive north of the Takahara settlement. It is a renovated 80-year-old home tastefully designed with both Japanese and western elements. The one-floor structure is fully furnished, spacious, comfortable, with a kitchen. The owner lives in a separate attachment to the home.
Guests can feel at peace with the pastoral satoyama surroundings of the Nurumi-gawa river valley. The owner moved here from Tokyo about 20 years ago to live in the country and grow vegetables. She created Noko Noko as a place where visitors could rest as if in their own home without worrying about the world.

"Noko Noko" translates to mean "taking life easy."

While meal plans are available, the kitchen is free-use for visitors without meals.
This is a private house rental for only one group per night.

■ Visitors can enjoy an old-style "makihari" wood-heated bath after check-in. 
The owner also offers a "makihari bath experience" where guests can make their own bath!

■ Watch for "Nokota," the owner's tuxedo cat, who roams the premises.

■ While the inn is located in the Nurumi-gawa satoyama river valley, the accommodation is alongside a national road that gets occasional traffic noise from passing cars. The owner asks for your understanding when making a reservation request.

■ The owner offers to drive guests to nearby spots such as the closest supermarket.  Pick-up and Drop-off is available from Takahara settlement along the Kumano Kodo.

Full Name

Guest House Noko Noko (~15 minute drive from Takahara)
里山暮らしを遊ぶ宿 のこのこ


Takahara, Greater Nakahechi


Rental House


802-1 Nurumigawa, Nakahechi-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture 646-1434
〒646-1434 和歌山県田辺市中辺路町温川802-1

Map Code 

615 843 399*55


Google Area


15:00 - 17:00


by 10:00

Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Guest House Noko Noko (~15 minute drive from Takahara)

  • Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
    14,600 yen~

Guest House Noko Noko (~15 minute drive from Takahara)

  • Supper & Breakfast
    13,200 yen~

Guest House Noko Noko (~15 minute drive from Takahara)

  • No Meals
    9,300 yen~

 Statement from the owner to the guests

■ 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 No
Mixed Style Yes
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 2
Maximum Guests 6
Rooms can be separated by sliding fusuma doors.

Guests sleep on futons on the tatami floor.
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Desk
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Body-wash
  • Hair dryer
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Tea
  • Coffee


Shared Indoor Yes
Shared Outdoor No
Shared Sauna No
Privately Reserved No
Ensuite Indoor No
Ensuite Outdoor No
Bath is in a separate building onsite.


Dinner box delivered by owner around 17:00
Prepared by owner around 17:00 for following day
Delivered between 7:00~9:00

Breakfast will be prepared by the owner at the accommodation around 17:00 on the day guest's stay.

Sample breakfast menu includes organic bread, soup, fruit, etc. Menu will vary.

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
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Barbecue facilities
    (free, but guests must supply their own charcoal)
  • Shuttle service
  • Notes
    ● Non-smoking facility


    Access Information
    ● ~15-minute drive from Takahara
    ● ~60-minute drive from Kii-Tanabe
    ● Shuttle service available, see below.
    Shuttle Service
    ● Free shuttle from/to Kurisugawa bus stop or Takahara rest area, along Kumano Kodo.
    ● Please call from pick-up location and the manager will drive to get you.
    ● Shuttle requests and pick-up times need to be made in advance when booking.
    Free parking for up to 6 vehicles.