Guesthouse Okagesan

  • Guesthouse Okagesan

    Guesthouse Okagesan

  • Owner


  • Irori room

    Irori room

  • Sample guestroom

    Sample guestroom

  • Entrance area

    Entrance area

  • Kitchen with old rice cooker stove

    Kitchen with old rice cooker stove

  • Engawa veranda

    Engawa veranda

  • Washing area

    Washing area

  • Bath


  • Toilet



Historic Guesthouse

Guesthouse Okagesan is a historic house in the Wataze Onsen area of Hongu about 10 minutes walk from Watarase Onsen.  The house is the birthplace of Yamamoto Genpo, and important local figure. The building has all of the features of an authentic Japanese mountain home with an open, airy concept of pillar and beam construction.  The floors are covered with tatami mats, and rooms divided by sliding fusuma doors.  There is an irori hearth and in the kitchen is an old-fashioned kamado rice cooking stove built into the floor.  Okagesan is run by the charismatic Mr. Shirai who has a contagious, booming laugh.  He is originally from Tanabe, spent time in Tokyo and then moved to Hongu to open a Yakitori chicken skewer restaurant.  This popular restaurant is near the guesthouse and is the check-in/check-out reception site for the guesthouse.

Full Name

Guesthouse Okagesan
玄峰老師ゆかりの宿 古民家ゲストハウスおかげさん


Wataze Onsen (Hongu)


Rental House


346 Wataze, Hongu-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1733
〒647-1733 和歌山県田辺市本宮町渡瀬346

Map Code 

478 256 144*81


Google Area


14:00 - 17:00


by 10:00

Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Guesthouse Okagesan

  • Rental House, No Meals
    5,500 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 Yes
Mixed Style No
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 1
Maximum Guests 6
Please lay out futons on your own.
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Desk
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Body-wash
  • Hair dryer
  • Hand towel
  • Bath towel
  • Tea
  • Coffee


Shared Indoor Yes
Shared Outdoor No
Shared Sauna No
Privately Reserved No
Ensuite Indoor No
Ensuite Outdoor No
The bath can be used anytime.
But the owner highly recommends the nearby Watarase Onsen and their atmospheric outdoor hot spring baths. 
It is a 10 minute walk from the guesthouse to Watarase Onsen.


No Meals.
No Meals.

No Meals.
The owner also runs the nearby yakitori restaurant (where check-in takes place) and is a popular place to eat.
There is also a restaurant at Watarase Onsen with simple dishes.
The nearest grocery store is in Hongu near the Kumano Hongu Taisha. 

 Facilities & Services

  • Free Wi-Fi (Guestroom)
  • Credit Card
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Japanese, but brilliant with his iphone google translate App!
    No pets allowed.
    Building is non-smoking.
    Free use of washing machine.
    ● Rice Cooker
    ● Stove
    ● Microwave
    ● Refrigerator
    ● Toaster
    ● BBQ set
    ● Dishes & Cutlery


    Access Information

    Busses run daily to Watarase Onsen from Kii-Tanabe Station, Shingu Station and Gojo.
    ● 1hr 35 min by bus from Kii-Tanabe Station (bus timetable 1)
    ● ~1 hour by bus from Shingu Station (bus timetable 3)
    ● ~4 hours by bus from Gojo (bus timetable 4)
    ● ~10 minutes by bus from Kumano Hongu Taisha (bus timetable 11)
    ● The nearest bus stop is "Watarase Onsen 渡瀬温泉"

    More bus timetables >>


    From Watarase Onsen bus stop you need to walk down a staircase and across the suspension bridge. 


    Follow the road on the opposite side of the river and at the intersection is the Yakitori restaurant on the corner.


    It is about a 10 minute walk from Watarase Onsen to the guesthouse.

    Shuttle Service
    Not available.
    Free for up to 5 vehicles.