Lovely Log House
Hoshizora-no-Yado is a homestay in the west-end of the Takahara settlement along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route.
This beautiful log house was custom made for Mr. Nishiyama who personally spent 1.5 years searching for the best timber. He wants to share his personal retreat with visitors from around the world; meeting new people is his motivation for starting this homestay business. The open-style architecture showcases the giant rafters. There is a sitting area, elevated tatami room, and kitchen. The toilet and wooden bath are in an attached building.
Surrounding the house is an ume orchard and just above the house is a clearing with beautiful views.
Meals are made and served in the house. 2 rooms, 4 people maximum. Guestrooms are smaller partitions in the main living room with sliding paper doors with no locks.
◆ IMPORTANT NOTICE ◆ Sorry, closed until June 30, 2020.
Rating & Reviews
- Reception & Service
Supper, Breakfast and Lunch box
Supper & Breakfast
|Number of Rooms||2|
Limited privacy as this is a homestay style accommodation.
Building is non-smoking. Please smoke outside.
Guestrooms in main room
4.5 tatami room
3 tatami mat room
- Wooden bath tub with view of mountains.
Shared with other guests but can be used privately.
|How to take a Japanese bath|
|Please take turns with other guests.|
|Meals prepared and served in house from 18:30~20:30 (Japanese style)|
|Meals prepared and served in house from 7:00~9:00 (Japanese style)|
● If you arrive by 17:00 the owner can drive guests to a nearby grocery store to buy food.
● Meals are prepared and served in the house.
※ Yoshizora-no-Yado is not able to accommodate Type B, C, D, and E vegetarian.
※ Also vegetarian meals may not be available during busy times.
※ All guests in group may be served the same meal if vegetarian requests are made.
- 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
- Wired LAN (Guestroom)
- Credit Card
- Not accepted
- Traveler's Cheques
- Not accepted
- Japanese only.
- ● Free WIFI
● Washing & drying machine: free detergent
● Irori hearth on balcony.
Full Kitchen Facilities:
Stove not available for use.
Refrigerator Microwave Toaster Dishes and utensils Etc.
- Access Information
- The accommodation is in Takahara settlement. There is no bus service directly to the settlement.
The nearest bus stop is in Kurisugawa.Busses run daily to Kurisugawa from Kii-Tanabe Station and Hongu.● ~40 minutes by bus from Kii-Tanabe Station to Kurisugawa (bus timetable 1).● ~1 hour 10 minutes by bus from Hongu to Kurisugawa (bus timetable 2).● ~30 minute walk from "Kurisugawa 栗栖川" bus stop.● ~2 hour walk from Takijiri-oji on the Kumano Kodo.
- Shuttle Service
- Not available.
- Up to 3 vehicles, free parking.