Koguchi Shizen-no-Ie

  • Koguchi Shizen-no-Ie

    Koguchi Shizen-no-Ie

  • Sample guestroom

    Sample guestroom

  • Sitting area in guestroom

    Sitting area in guestroom

  • Sample supper

    Sample supper

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Bath


  • Toilet


  • Irori sitting area

    Irori sitting area

  • Reception


  • Friendly manager

    Friendly manager

  • Hallway


  • Washing machines

    Washing machines


Renovated School House

Shizen-no-Ie is an old junior high school that was beautifully renovated as a lodge. 
It is located in the tiny community of Koguchi, halfway between Nachi and Hongu, thus making it an important overnight stop on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. To the south is the Ogumotori-goe trail and to the north is the Kogumotori-goe trail.

It is also popular with fishermen, students, and families as a summer vacation spot.  There is a small river and shrine next to the lodge.  This is a great area to enjoy the peacefulness of an isolated mountain village.

Full Name

Koguchi Shizen-no-Ie






398 Kaminagai, Kumanogawa-cho, Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture, 647-1201
〒647-1201 和歌山県新宮市熊野川町上長井398

Map Code 

478 026 606*83


15:00 - 17:30


by 09:00

Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Koguchi Shizen-no-Ie

  • Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
    10,500 yen~


Western Style No
Japanese Style Yes
Mixed Style No
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 11
Maximum Guests 41

  • Television
  • Coin air conditioning
● Prepaid air-conditioning (100 yen, 2 hours)


  • 2 in 1 shampoo
  • Body-wash
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush set
  • Hair dryer
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Yukata Japanese bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Tea


Shared Indoor Yes
Shared Outdoor No
Shared Sauna No
Privately Reserved No
Ensuite Indoor No
Ensuite Outdoor No

● Bath hours: 15:00 to 21:00.
● Only shower is available in the morning 5:30 to 7:30.
Please adjust temperature of the bath yourself.
Only taking a bath is available for 500yen.

NOTE: If there a small number of people staying at the accommodation, then only one bath will be prepared, and specific times will be set for Men and Women.

How to take a Japanese bath >>


Japanese style, served in dining room from 17:15 to 19:30
Mixed style, served in dining room from 6:00 to 8:00
Japanese style Bento box, pick up at check-out

● Able to cater to vegetarians and/or guests with food allergies on request
Please let us know details of what you cannot eat in advance.

LUNCHES: Are most often Japanese style, but can sometimes be Western style.
● Please let us know if you are leaving early in the morning so we can organize breakfast.
● Free hot tea, cold tea, and hot water service in the morning.  If you have a water bottle or thermos please drop it off at the reception in the evening and we can fill it for you.

● Bento lunches are available after 6:00 and cannot be prepared any earlier. 

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

  • Coin laundry
  • Vending machine
  • Goh
  • Japanese chess
  • Internet
  • Free Wi-Fi (Lobby)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Japanese only
  • Lunch box
  • Luggage storage
  • Notes
    ● No smoking in rooms.The smoking area is outside.
    ● Free use of washer and detergent
    ● Drier 60 min /100 yen
    ● Irori sitting room open until 22:00.


    Access Information

    Busses run daily to Koguchi from Shingu Station. To and from Hongu by bus you must transfer at Kanmaru.
    ● ~ 1 hour by bus from Shingu Station (bus timetable 5)
    ● ~ to and from Hongu by bus (bus timetable 5)

    More bus timetables >>

    One day walk on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. Ogumotori-goe from Nachi.  Kogumotori-goe from Hongu.
    ● 5 min walk to Ogumotori-goe trail head
    ● 15 min walk to Kogumotori-goe trail head

    ※ If you are making a traverse walk from Hongu to Nachi along the Kumano Kodo, please take a copy of the above bus timetable with you just in case you are unable to complete the journey.

    Shuttle Service

    Not available.


    Free parking available for up to 20 vehicles.  No oversized vehicle parking.