River Fishermen's Guesthouse
Minshuku Nakano is a family run guesthouse located in the southern part of Chikatsuyu village. Originally it was frequented by fishermen looking to catch the delicious Ayu sweetfish that thrive in the nearby Hiki-gawa river (the owner is an avid fisherman himself), but they have opened their home and hearts to walkers and pilgrims on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. It is located 10 minutes on foot from the Chikatsuyu-oji.
Meals are prepared by a nearby cafe called Waraji-jaya. The evening meal is delivered to the minshuku in a bento box style. Breakfast is served at the cafe around a 5 minute walk. The lunch box is a set of local rice balls which is picked up at the cafe.
Rating & Reviews
- Reception & Service
- Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
- Supper & Breakfast
- No Meals
|Number of Rooms||5|
● Guests lay out their own futons in the evening.
● No air conditioning.
Fans available in summer and electric heaters in winter.
● Private bath taken in turns by guests up to 20:00.
● Showers only available from 7:00.
|Bento supper box prepared by Waraji-jaya cafe and delivered to minshuku.|
|Served at Waraji-jaya from 7:00, ~5 minute walk from Minshuku Nakano.|
|Bento box prepared by Waraji-jaya, ~5 minute walk from Minshuku Nakano|
● Meals prepared by Waraji-jaya cafe ~5 min walk from Minshuku Nakano.
● Free use of kitchen.
- 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.
Sample evening meal
Sample lunch bento box
Waraji-jaya cafe, who supplies meals
Facilities & Services
- Free WIFI (Guestroom)
- Free WIFI (Lobby)
- Credit Card
- Not accepted
- Traveler's Cheques
- Not accepted
- Only Japanese.
- Shuttle service
- Luggage storage
- ● Western style and Japanese style toilets.
● Free use of washer. Detergent not supplied. No dryer.
● Kitchen Facilities:
Plates and utensils
- Shuttle Service
Free parking for up to 6 vehicles.