Ultimate Mountain Retreat
The ultimate mountain retreat in Japan! Tenku-no-Satoyama is a private rental house in the ridge top settlement of Takahara along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. The house features a lofty ceiling with open, wood beams, and four bedrooms, kitchen, toilet, and bath. The views are spectacular: terraced rice paddies and mountain panoramas. Guests have been known to spend all day just watching the changing natural scenes, especially the mist as it flows amongst the peaks and in the valley below. No meals are served, but there is a grocery store a 10 minute ride away in a nearby village to which the managers shuttle guests. Tenku-no-Satoyama is geared towards those looking for an immersive, quiet stay in the mountains. Multiday stays are recommended.
Rating & Reviews
- Reception & Service
- Mountain Retreat, Takahara Rental House, No Meals
|Number of Rooms||4|
Japanese style rooms: 3
Twin bed room: 1
*Please lay out futons by yourself.
Plates and utensils
Bath & Toilet
Laundry, washing detergent (free)
“Shichirin” Japanese style BBQ set, including charcoal (500 yen per person. 7 or more people it is a flat rate of 3,000 yen. (Please pay directly to accommodation, cash only)).
※ Reservations needed in advance for the BBQ set. Please let us know when making your reservation request.
The water is 100 % natural and clear spring water comes from the mountain. Sometime it becomes cloudy with heavy rains. Thank you for your understanding.
No meals. Free use of kitchen.
※ The nearby Kiri-no-Sato Takahara Lodge has a restaurant available for lunch and supper. But if the guestrooms are fully occupied supper is not available to outside guests. It is best to make reservations in advance for supper to make sure this is possible.
Facilities & Services
- Free WIFI (Guestroom)
- Credit Card
- Not accepted
- Traveler's Cheques
- Not accepted
- Very basic English
- Luggage storage
- Access Information
Busses run daily to Kurisugawa from Kii-Tanabe Station and Hongu.
● ~40 minutes by bus from Kii-Tanabe Station to Kurisugawa (bus timetable 1).
● ~1 hour 10 minutes by bus from Hongu to Kurisugawa (bus timetable 2).
● ~30 minute walk from "Kurisugawa栗栖川" bus stop.
● ~2 hour walk from Takijiri-oji on the Kumano Kodo. Route guide >>
More bus timetables >>
- Shuttle Service
Available from Kurisugawa bus stop. (Depends on schedule of owner and may not be available in some situations)
Please write in the comments box if needed and exact time.
Up to 5 vehicles.