Minpaku Akatsuki (5-minute drive from Takahara)

  • Minpaku Akatsuki

    Minpaku Akatsuki

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Futon on floor bedroom

    Futon on floor bedroom

  • Commual sitting area

    Commual sitting area

  • View from guestroom

    View from guestroom

  • Sample supper

    Sample supper

  • Bath and washing area

    Bath and washing area

  • Toilet


  • Entrance


  • Communal sitting area

    Communal sitting area

  • Decoration



Cozy stay with lovely owner

Akatsuki is a “Minpaku” or homestay run by the cheery Maeda couple, in a neighborhood of Kurisugawa, on a narrow mountain road to the ridgetop settlement of Takahara (a 5-minute drive by car). 

This accommodation is for private rental, only one booking per day.

It is a two-story home with guestrooms on the second floor.  One guestroom has twin beds and the other sleeps with futons on the floor.  The house itself is lovingly maintained and decorated with handmade crafts and flowers.  It is a comfortable and welcoming homestay environment.

The Maedas are thrilled to open their home to visitors and look forward to offering unique experiences to guests. Ms. Maeda playfully used the character 暁 “Akatsuki” for the name of the minpaku, which is a character in her husband's name (to make him work!).

They offer free pick-up and drop-off from Takahara, Takijiri-oji, and Kurisugawa bus stops.

Full Name

Minpaku Akatsuki (5-minute drive from Takahara)


Takahara, Greater Nakahechi




671-5 Kurisugawa, Nakahechi-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 646-1421

Map Code 

615 722 133*04


Google Area


15:00 - 18:00


by 09:30

Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Minpaku Akatsuki (5-minute drive from Takahara)

  • Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
    15,800 yen~

Minpaku Akatsuki (5-minute drive from Takahara)

  • Supper & Breakfast
    15,200 yen~


Western Style Yes
Japanese Style No
Mixed Style No
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 2
Maximum Guests 5
Western room with futon: 1
Twin bed room: 1

※ For reservations of 4 or 5 people, guests will be divided into two rooms. Thanks for your understanding.
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Body-wash
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Yukata Japanese bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Tea
  • Coffee


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


Japanese style, served in 2F common room from 18:00~20:00
Western style, served in 2F common room from 7:00~9:00
Lunchboxes are available onsite, but must be reserved in advance. 550 yen. Children's bento 500 yen.

●Able to cater to vegetarians, and some vegan and/or guests with food allergies on request in advance
Please let us know details of what you cannot eat.
※ Minpaku Akatsuki is not able to accommodate Type D and E vegetarian.
※ Also vegetarian or dietary request meals may not be available during busy times. Thank you for your understanding.
※ All guests in group may be served the same meal if vegetarian requests are made.

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
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
  • Luggage storage
  • Notes
    ● No toothbrush available. Please bring your own.
    ● Free use of washing machine, dryer and detergent.


    Access Information
    Busses run daily to Kodogaoka from Kii-Tanabe Station and Hongu.
    ● ~40 minutes by bus from Kii-Tanabe Station to Kodogaoka (bus timetable 1).
    ● ~1 hour 10 minutes by bus from Hongu to Kodogaoka (bus timetable 2).
    ● ~5 minute walk from "Kodogaoka 古道ヶ丘" bus stop.
    ● ~45 minutes walk from Takahara village.   Route guide >>
    More bus timetables >>


    Shuttle Service
    Pick-up/drop-off available from/to Takahara, Takijiri and Kurisugawa bus stop.

    Please make arrangements in advance.

    Please call the accommodation from the payphone at Takahara Kiri-no-Sato rest area.
    Free. Up to 3 vehicles.