Minshuku 3rd Place Kumano Kodo

  • 3rd Place Kumano Kodo 1

    3rd Place Kumano Kodo 1

  • 3rd Place Kumano Kodo 2

    3rd Place Kumano Kodo 2

  • Owner


  • Entrance


  • Sample Japanese style guestroom

    Sample Japanese style guestroom

  • Sample Japanese style guestroom

    Sample Japanese style guestroom

  • Sample Japanese style guestroom

    Sample Japanese style guestroom

  • Sample Japanese style guestroom

    Sample Japanese style guestroom

  • Sample Japanese style guestroom

    Sample Japanese style guestroom

  • Sample Japanese style guestroom

    Sample Japanese style guestroom

  • Sample Japanese style guestroom

    Sample Japanese style guestroom

  • sink


  • Sumple toilet

    Sumple toilet

  • Sumple bath

    Sumple bath

  • View from accommodation

    View from accommodation

  • mountain season

    mountain season


Mountain Farmhouse

3rd Place Kumano Kodo is an old farmhouse in the Nonaka area near Tsugizakura-oji on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. Mr. Tetsuyama has reformed the building while maintaining the authentic charm of the countryside, rich deep browns of aged wood, tatami mats, fusuma sliding doors, and veranda - decorated with antiques.

There are 2 buildings, Main building and Annex. Each of them are for private rental, only two booking per a day.

There is a full kitchen, small bath, toilet, bicycles, and free Wi-Fi;  making for a convenient stay.
The congenial Mr. Tetsuyama is passionate about sharing the local mountain culture. He is an organic farmer with the diversity of crops. He would like guests to feel at home -- your personal third place on the Kumano Kodo!

※Sorry, NO SINGLE OCCUPANCY accepted from March to May and November.
※Reservation request can be made by single accupancy only during the periods of June, July, August, December, January, and February.

*In 2020, single accupancy can make a reservation for the entire period.

Go To Travel Campaign

The Go To Travel Campaign is an initiative of the federal government of Japan to support the tourism industry which has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.  When you book via the KUMANO TRAVEL Community Reservation System (managed by the The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism) we are receiving the financial support aid on behalf of you and relaying this funding onto the local service providers. 

This Campaign in only for Japanese citizens or foreign residence of Japan.

IMPORTANT: Cancellation fees are applied as to the terms and conditions of booking based on the original price plan before the discount.

More information about the Go To Travel Campaign Please read this first before making a reservation request >>

Full Name

Minshuku 3rd Place Kumano Kodo


Nakahechi, Nonaka


Rental House


2045 Nonaka, Nakahechi-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 646-1401

Map Code 

615 854 176*56


15:00 - 17:30


by 09:00

Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Minshuku 3rd Place Kumano Kodo

  • Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
    11,800 yen~

Minshuku 3rd Place Kumano Kodo

  • Supper & Breakfast
    11,200 yen~

Minshuku 3rd Place Kumano Kodo

  • Breakfast
    8,800 yen~

Minshuku 3rd Place Kumano Kodo

  • No Meals
    7,900 yen~

 Sanitation and Hygienic Measures

■ 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.


Japanese Style Yes
Number of Rooms 6
Maximum Guests 12
Main building
Japanese style rooms: 3
Western style toilet: 1

Japanese style rooms:3
Western style toilet: 1
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  • Kotatsu heated table
  • Desk
  • 2 in 1 shampoo
  • Body-wash
  • Hair drier
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Slippers
  • Tea
  • Coffee


Shared Indoor Yes
Shared Outdoor No
Can be used anytime.


Japanese style, start from 18:00
Western style, served at nearby cafe from 6:30-8:00

● Able to cater to vegetarians on request
● For food allergies, please ask whether we can cater for your request.

※ Meal requests or changes regarding dietary restrictions cannot be accepted at check-in. Please provide dietary requests in advance.

Breakfast is generally at a local cafe in Chikatsuyu village.
The owner arranges transportation to and from the cafe.
※ Guests who would like breakfast earlier than 6:30 should make their request in advance in the NOTE section below. Approval is not guaranteed. Thank you for your understanding.

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
  • Language
    Conversational English
  • Shuttle service
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rental
  • Notes
    ● Washing machine (Free)
    ● Rental Bicycle: Free for 3rd Place guests. 
     (500 yen half day,  1000 yen for one day)
    ● Full kitchen (Free to cook own meals)(Refrigerator, rice cooker, toaster, etc.)
    ● Free drinks (Japanese Tea・Black Tea・Coffee)
    ● Possible to stay two or more nights in a row


    Access Information

    3rd Place is located along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route between Chikatsuyu village and Tsugizakura-oji.
    ● ~40 min walk from Chikatsuyu village
    ● ~20 min walk from Tsugizakura-oji


    The minshuku is located just west of Irorian Minshuku past number 30 signpost.

    Busses run daily to Chikatsuyu village and Nonaka Ipposugi bus stop.
    ● ~1 hr by bus from Kii-Tanabe to Chikatsuyu-oji (bus timetable 1)
    ● ~1 hr 10 min by bus from Kii-Tanabe to Nonaka Ipposugi (bus timetable 1)

    ● ~50 min walk from "Nonaka Ipposugi 野中一方杉" bus stop

    More bus timetables >>


    Minshuku 3rd Place Kumano Kodo



    Shuttle Service
    Shuttle service is available.
    Please make arrangements in advance.
    Free parking available for up to 3 vehicles.