• Tenku-no-Satoyama location

    Tenku-no-Satoyama location

  • Living room with Irori hearth

    Living room with Irori hearth

  • View from living room

    View from living room

  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom


  • Bedroom


  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Bath


  • Toilet


  • Yard with excellent view

    Yard with excellent view


Ultimate Mountain Retreat

The ultimate mountain retreat in Japan!  Tenku-no-Satoyama is a guesthouse 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.    

Tenku-no-Satoyama is geared towards those looking for an immersive, quiet stay in the mountains.  Multiday stays are recommended.

It is a homestay-type experience as the owner stays overnight in one of the rooms.

■ Closed every Sunday.

Full Name







911-6 Takahara, Nakahechi-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 646-1416
〒646-1416 和歌山県田辺市中辺路町高原911-6

Map Code 

615 754 092*27


15:30 - 17:00


by 10:30

Rating & Reviews


Reception & Service

 Price Plan(s)


  • No Meals
    6,000 yen~


  • Supper & Breakfast
    8,900 yen~


Western Style Yes
Japanese Style Yes
Mixed Style No
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 2
Maximum Guests 8
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Air conditioning
  • Kotatsu heated table
  • Microwave
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Body-wash
  • Hair drier
  • Face towel
  • Bath towel
  • Tea


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


Japanese style 17:00-20:00
Bacon and eggs are available for breakfast in the refrigerator. Please feel free to cook them yourself. Bread will also be prepared (breakfast toast, rolls, or the like).

● Able to cater to vegetarians and/or guests with food allergies on request. Please let us know details of what you cannot eat in advance.
● Kitchen available.
● Kitchen with Basic Utensils: Refrigerator, Micro wave, Toaster, Pot, Crock, Frying pan, Cutting board, Knife, Bowl, Chopsticks and Plates.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi (Guestroom)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    Very basic English
  • Luggage storage
  • Notes
    ● Free use of Laundry and washing detergent 
    ● 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.
    ● Wood-burning stoves and hearth are not available.


    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.