Guesthouse ikkyu

  • Guesthouse ikkyu

    Guesthouse ikkyu

  • View from house

    View from house

  • Sign


  • Interior


  • Sleeping rooms

    Sleeping rooms

  • Counter area

    Counter area

  • Compost toilet

    Compost toilet

  • Indoor bath

    Indoor bath

  • Washing area

    Washing area

  • Outdoor bath on balcony

    Outdoor bath on balcony


Unconventional Off-grid Japanese Rental House

Guesthouse ikkyu is a unique project, an old Japanese farmhouse restored as an eco-home, where a lofty main room welcomes guests.  The house was reformed over an intense three-year period.  It features Japanese style architecture with tatami mats and sliding fusuma doors.  There is a cozy sitting area with wood burning stove and counter, behind which is a small kitchen area.  The toilet is composting and the pride of the owner, who even has a picture of it on his business cards!  There are two baths, one inside and one outside.  The outdoor one is on the balcony, a modified goemon-buro bath which is heating with a small fire under it.  The owner offers shuttle service after 16:00 from Koguchi and the Hongu area.  No shuttles are available in the morning, but the nearest bus stop is about a 10-minute walk.  No meals are supplied.

Full Name

Guesthouse ikkyu
Guesthouse ikkyu




Rental House


437 Miyai, Kumanogawa-cho, Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1235
〒647-1235 和歌山県新宮市熊野川町宮井437

Map Code 

478 297 882*47




16:00 - 20:00


by 10:00

 Price Plan(s)

Guesthouse ikkyu

  • Eco-Rental House: No meals
    19,800 yen~


Western Style No
Japanese Style Yes
Mixed Style No
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 2
Maximum Guests 8
● Private house rental.  Only one booking per day.
● All house is non-smoking.
● 3 Japanese style guestrooms.
● Toilet is compost.
● Please layout futon by yourself.
  • Alarm clock
  • Desk
In winter a heater is provided and in summer a fan.
  • Shampoo
  • Body-wash
  • Hair drier
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Tea
  • Coffee


Shared Indoor No
Shared Outdoor Yes
Shared Sauna No
Privately Reserved No
Ensuite Indoor Yes
Ensuite Outdoor No
There are two baths: indoor and outdoor.
The outdoor bath is exposed on the balcony and heated with a wood burning fire.


No Meals.
No Meals.

● No Meals. 
● Simple food stuff available for sale on site: such as curry, ramen, pasta, canned goods, snacks, etc.
● Owner can drive guests to nearby grocery store to buy food.

 Facilities & Services

  • Free WIFI (Guestroom)
  • Free WIFI (Lobby)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Basic English
    Use of kitchen:
    ● Refrigerator
    ● Stove
    ● Dishes and cutlery, and cooking utensils
    ● Essential seasonings
  • Shipping
  •  Access

    Access Information
    Located between Kumano-gawa and Hongu near the confluence of the Kumano-gawa River and Kitayama River.

    ● Nearest bus stop is "Miyai-Ohashi 宮井大橋". ~10 minutes walk from accommodation.
    ● This bus stop is about 15 minutes south of "Ukegawa 請川" bus stop.
    Kumano Kotsu website with bus timetables link is below.  Please refer to the Kawatake Line bus timetable to find the Miyai-Ohashi 宮井大橋 bus stop.
    Shuttle Service
    Shuttle from Koguchi and Hongu area to check-in.
    No shuttle on check-out.

    Please inform general request for shuttle during time of booking.
    Free parking.