Mitaki Sanso has the privilege of being the only accommodation on Nachisan, located just below the Kumano Nachi Taisha and Seiganto-ji Temple.
"Mitaki 美滝" means "beautiful waterfall", and "Sanso 山荘" can be translated as "mountain villa, mountain retreat, or mountain cottage", is an appropriate name for this lodging in the mountains with beautiful views of the Nachi waterfall, at 133 meters, the tallest in Japan and worshipped as a deity.
Meals feature local produce in dishes, highlighting the seafood from the nearby Pacific coast.
It is a convenient base for walkers on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route who are starting or finishing the Ogumotori-goe section.
Being located on Nachisan has lent a sort of austere feeling to this accommodation in regards to simplicity and rules, as it often hosts pilgrims to the area. Please familiar yourself with Japanese etiquette before you arrive. And also be sure to check-in by 18:00 at the latest.
Rating & Reviews
- Reception & Service
Nachisan Lodging: Supper & Breakfast
Nachisan Lodging: Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
Nachisan Lodging: Breakfast
Nachisan Lodging: No meals
|Number of Rooms||13|
(There is a smoking spot outside of the building.)
※Public lavatory on each floor
Free WIFI. Strongest signal is in lobby area.
Sample 6 tatami guestroom
Sample 8 tatami guestroom
Sample 10 tatami guestroom
Zoomed picture of Nachi falls from Guestroom
Bath hours: 16:30~ 22:00
Baths are not open in the morning. No shower available in the morning.
|Japanese-style, served in dining room from 18:00~ 20:00|
|Japanese-style, served in dining room from 7:00~ or 7:30~|
※Able to cater to vegetarians and/or guests with food allergies (EXCEPT gluten) on request.
Please let us know details of what you cannot eat in advance.
※ If you are planning to leave earlier than 7:00 they can prepare some rice balls instead of breakfast.
Please inform us if you would like this when making your reservation request.
※ Mitaki Sanso is not able to accommodate Type C, D and E vegetarian. Also vegetarian meals may not be available during busy times. Thank you for your understanding.
- 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.
Facilities & Services
- Free WIFI (Guestroom)
- Free WIFI (Lobby)
- Credit Card
- Not accepted
- Traveler's Cheques
- Not accepted
- Japanese only
- Access Information
Mitaki Sanso is located on the middle of the sacred Nachisan mountain.
● Closest bus stop is "Nachisan 那智山".
● ~25 minutes by bus to/from JR Kii-Katsuura station or JR Nachi station (bus timetable 8)
● ~4 hr by train from Kyoto to Kii-Katsuura station
● ~3 hr 30 min by train from Shin-Osaka to Kii-Katsuura station
● ~1hr 30 min by train from Kii-Tanabe to Kii-Katsuura station
● ~4 hr by train from Nagoya to Kii-Katsuura station
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- Shuttle Service
- Not available.
Up to 8 vehicles (Free)