Minshuku Nonaka Sanso

  • Minshuku Nonaka Sanso

    Minshuku Nonaka Sanso

  • Minshuku Nonaka Sanso

    Minshuku Nonaka Sanso

  • Sample guestroom

    Sample guestroom

  • Bathroom


  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Washing area

    Washing area

  • Sitting area

    Sitting area

  • Sample breakfast

    Sample breakfast

  • Annex


  • Inside annex

    Inside annex


Family-run Inn

Minshuku Nonaka Sanso is a family run guesthouse in the Nonaka area of Nakahechi village next to route 311. 
An annex cottage with an Irori hearth is the focus of the minshuku, where meals are sometimes taken. 
There is a river running behind the property. In the spring, fireflies dance with the sparks from the fire. 
This friendly inn is a popular place to stay for pilgrims and walkers on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, as it is located approximately half-way between Takijiri-oji and Kumano Hongu Taisha.
It is about a 25 minute walk downhill from Tsugizakura-oji to Minshuku Nonaka Sanso.

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route Guide >>

Walking options from Tsugizakura-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha >>

This accommodation also offers luggage shuttle services.

◆ Please Note ◆
Now only accepting reservations of 4 or more people at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

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 Nonaka Sanso


Nakahechi, Nonaka




894 Nonaka, Nakahechi-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 646-1401
〒646-1401 和歌山県田辺市中辺路町野中894

Map Code 

478 241 334*38


Google Area


15:00 - 17:30


by 09:00

Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Minshuku Nonaka Sanso

  • Supper & Breakfast
    9,600 yen~

Minshuku Nonaka Sanso

  • Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
    10,200 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.


Western Style No
Japanese Style Yes
Mixed Style No
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 6
Maximum Guests 27
Main building Japanese style room: 5
Annex Japanese style room: 1
※ Meals are served at the main builing.
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  • 2 in 1 shampoo
  • Body-wash
  • Toothbrush set
  • Brush
  • Shaver
  • Hair drier
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Yukata Japanese bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Pajamas
  • Tea


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

● Two shared baths, one for men and one for women.
● Baths are prepared according to guests check-in times.
● Please familiarize yourself with Japanese bathing manners.

How to take a Japanese bath

Complete Japanese bath guide.


Japanese style, served in dining room from 18:00-20:00
Japanese style, served in dining room from 5:00-8:00

● Able to cater to vegetarians on request
Please let us know details of what you cannot eat in advance.

● Unable to cater to guests with food allergies.

More Information for Vegetarian Meal>>

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
  • Internet
  • Free Wi-Fi (Lobby)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    No English spoken.
  • Lunch box
  • Shuttle service
  • Luggage storage
  • Shipping
  • Notes
    ● Free use of washing machine.
    ● Washing detergent (50 yen for single use package)
    ● Non-smoking
    ● Luggage shipping available only on a cash on delivery basis.


    Access Information

    Minshuku Nonaka Sanso is located along highway 311 below Tsugizakura-oji.
    ● ~90 min walk from Chikatsuyu village
    ● ~20 min walk from Tsugizakura-oji

    Busses run daily to Chikatsuyu village and Nonaka-no-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-no-Ipposugi (bus timetable 1)
    ●1 min walk from "Nonaka-no-Ipposugi 野中の一方杉" bus stop

    More bus timetables >>


    More area maps >>

    Shuttle Service

    Pick-up/drop off available from/to Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Michi-no-Eki, Chikatsuyu-oji, Tsugizakura-oji, and Kobiro-oji.  Please make arrangements in advance.


    Free parking available for up to 30 vehicles.