ZEN Guesthouse Konichi-an

  • ZEN Guesthouse Konichi-an

    ZEN Guesthouse Konichi-an

  • Sample guestroom

    Sample guestroom

  • Owner


  • Commual sitting area

    Commual sitting area

  • Sample guestroom

    Sample guestroom

  • Yard


  • Communal sitting area

    Communal sitting area

  • Sink


  • Shower room

    Shower room

  • Toilet



Shirahama Station Guesthouse

"Rediscover Your Inner Peace" is the concept of ZEN Guesthouse Konichi-an.  This boutique lodging is a renovated Japanese home in a quiet residential area within walking distance of the JR Shirahama train station.  The owner, Noriko Furukubo, with passion and integrity transformed the building with the kind help of friends and supporters, doing as much as possible by hand, maintaining the nostalgic look and feel of Old Japan.  The house, originally her grandparents, has two guestrooms and a communal area, with convenient amenities such as free drinks, refrigerator, toaster and microwave.  In front of the house is small Japanese garden style green space.  Lovingly decorated with antiques, Noriko hopes that this authentic touch of Japanese culture will facilitate guests to rediscover their inner peace during their stay at ZEN Guesthouse Konichi-an.

◆ IMPORTANT NOTICE ◆ Only one booking per a day for the tme being.

ZEN Guesthouse Konichi-an can only accept reservations 3 months or less in advance.  Thank you for your understanding.

Full Name

ZEN Guesthouse Konichi-an


Shirahama Onsen




322 Katata, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, 649-2201
〒649-2201 和歌山県西牟婁郡白浜町堅田322

Map Code 

184 016 327*26




16:00 - 20:00


by 10:00



 Price Plan(s)

ZEN Guesthouse Konichi-an

  • Take-no-Ma Guestroom | No Meals
    3,900 yen~

ZEN Guesthouse Konichi-an

  • Maki-no-Ma Guestroom | No Meals
    4,000 yen~

ZEN Guesthouse Konichi-an

  • All Rooms (Private Rental) | No Meals
    3,300 yen~

 Sanitation and Hygienic Measures


Western Style No
Japanese Style Yes
Mixed Style No
Other Style No
Number of Rooms 2
Maximum Guests 7
There are two Japanese style guestrooms, Take-no-Ma and Maki-no-Ma.

● The house can also be privately booked.
● Please lay out futons by yourself.
● All rooms are Non-Smoking.
● Guestrooms lock from the inside.
● Please use wooden lockers for valuables.

NOTE: The guesthouse is located in an area surrounded by nature. The guesthouse spends great care on pest control, but the geographical factors (being in the countryside) combined with the guesthouse being an old house with gaps in the walls and so on, it is unavoidable that at least some insects will enter the property. Thank you in advance for understanding.
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Alarm clock
  • Desk
  • Shampoo
  • Hair conditioner
  • Body-wash
  • Tea
  • Coffee


Shared Indoor Yes
Shared Outdoor No
Shared Sauna No
Privately Reserved No
Ensuite Indoor No
Ensuite Outdoor No
Shower Room only.  No bath tub.
Times: 7:00~10:00, 16:00~22:30


No meals
No meals

No meals are served at this guesthouse.
But there is free use of refrigerator, microwave, electice kettle, and toaster in the communal sitting area.

 Facilities & Services

  • Free Wi-Fi (Guestroom)
  • Free Wi-Fi (Lobby)
  • Credit Card
  • Not accepted
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Not accepted
  • Language
    English & Chinese
    ● Coffee, Tea, etc in the communal living room.
    ● Alcholic beverages for sale. Please inquire at guesthouse.
    ● Communal living room open hours: 7:00-10:00, 16:00-22:00
    ● Toothbrush: 50 yen
    ● Face towel and bath towel rental: 100 yen for one towel.
    ● Washing machine 250 yen for one load. hours: 8:00-10:00, 16:00-19:00
  • Shipping
  • Notes

    Meaning of Guesthouse Name

    Zen guesthouse Konichi-anZen is a Japanese school of Buddhism which emphasizes the value of meditation and intuition rather than ritual worship or study of scriptures.

    "Zen" is a term that designates a simple, relaxed, and unattached state of being.

    "Konichi-an (好日庵)", has its origin in the Zen concept, "Nichi-nichi-kore-ko-nichi (日日是好日)" which refers to a state of enlightenment.

    These words remind us that each day is a precious and irreplaceable gift.   


    Access Information


    Zen guesthouse Konichi-an Access



    ①Depart from JR Shirahama Station.

    With JR Shirahama Station at your back, go straight through the intersection with Times Car Rental (タイムズレンタカー) on the right side.

    ②You will pass by the front of the SUZUKI (新田モータース) store. At the next intersection, turn left towards Route 42 (国道42号), rather than going straight towards Shirahama Onsen (白浜温泉).

    ③After turning left, please continue straight. You will encounter an overpass. Once you begin to cross the overpass.

    ④ Continue straight. Then, take the next second road after the bridge right (it is a sharp turn) and backtrack, you can reach ZEN Guesthouse Konichi-an.

    Shuttle Service
    Shuttle is sometimes available from Shirahama station and Nanki-Shirahama airport.
    Please specify if this is necessary when you make a reservation request. (write in the comments box).
    FREE parking up to 3 vehicles