Mitaki Sanso

  • Mitaki Sanso

    Mitaki Sanso

  • Sample guestroom 10 tatami

    Sample guestroom 10 tatami

  • Sample Guestroom 7.5 tatami

    Sample Guestroom 7.5 tatami

  • Communal Bath

    Communal Bath

  • View from guestroom

    View from guestroom

  • Sample breakfast

    Sample breakfast

  • Sample lunch box style supper

    Sample lunch box style supper

  • Sample Sample lunch box style supper for children

    Sample Sample lunch box style supper for children

  • Sample bento box style supper for toddler

    Sample bento box style supper for toddler

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Mitaki Sanso front

    Mitaki Sanso front

  • Washing facilities

    Washing facilities

  • Entrance


  • Check-in counter

    Check-in counter

  • Toilet


  • Washing machines

    Washing machines

  • Sample amenities

    Sample amenities

  • Staff


  • Helpful staff

    Helpful staff

  • Nachi Falls

    Nachi Falls

  • Kumano Kodo Daimon-zaka

    Kumano Kodo Daimon-zaka

  • Nachi Falls

    Nachi Falls

  • Kumano Nachi Taisha

    Kumano Nachi Taisha

  • Seiganto-ji temple sunrise

    Seiganto-ji temple sunrise

  • Seiganto-ji temple

    Seiganto-ji temple


Nachisan Lodging

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 familiarize yourself with Japanese etiquette before you arrive. Also, be sure to check in by 18:00 at the latest.

Meal Information: from December 26, 2022 , dinner will be served as a bento box meal.
Please understand the meal situation may be subject to change.

Please be advised that there is no place to buy lunch around Nashisan. Customers without a lunch bento plan are advised to make other plans.

Full Name

Mitaki Sanso






545-1 Nachisan, Nachi-Katsuura cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, 649-5301
〒649-5301 和歌山県東牟婁郡 那智勝浦町那智山545-1

Map Code 

246 002 072*67


Google Area


15:00 - 17:00


by 10:00

Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)

Mitaki Sanso

  • Nachisan Lodging: Supper & Breakfast
    15,900 yen~

Mitaki Sanso

  • Nachisan Lodging: Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
    16,600 yen~

Mitaki Sanso

  • Nachisan Lodging: Supper
    14,300 yen~

Mitaki Sanso

  • Nachisan Lodging: Breakfast
    12,300 yen~

Mitaki Sanso

  • Nachisan Lodging: No Meals
    10,600 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 13
Maximum Guests 60
※Non-smoking rooms
(There is a smoking area outside the building.)
※All rooms have air purifiers.

※Public lavatory on each floor
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioning
  • Kotatsu heated table
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush set
  • Shaver
  • Hair dryer
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Yukata Japanese bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Tea

Sample 6 tatami guestroom

Sample 7.5 tatami guestroom

Sample 10 tatami guestroom

Zoomed picture of Nachi falls from Guestroom


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

Bath hours: 15:30~22:00

Baths are not open in the morning.  No shower available in the morning.


Japanese-style, served in dining room from 17:30~19:00
Japanese-style, served in dining room from 7:00~ or 7:40~

Guests should arrive no later than 18:00 at the accommodation for supper. 

◆ Important Meal Information: after December 26 (Mon), 2022, supper will be a served bento box meal.

※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.

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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.

Sample Supper

Sample Child Supper

Sample Breakfast

Sample Lunchbox

 Facilities & Services

  • Coin laundry
  • Vending machine
  • Alcohol vending machine
  • Internet
  • Free Wi-Fi (Guestroom)
  • Free Wi-Fi (Lobby)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Japanese only
    Coin laundry・Laundry dryer ( 300yen / Free detergent )
    Laundry dryer ( 500yen )
    Coin laundry・Laundry dryer ( 800yen / Free detergent )


    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

    More bus timetables >>

    More area maps >>

    Shuttle Service
    Not available.

    Up to 8 vehicles (Free)