Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu

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Japan (Male, age 40-49)
Date: Jul/2020
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Guestroom 5, Baths 5, Meals 5, Location 5, Reception & Service 5
Plan: Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu | Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
Review: Wonderful couple that runs this lovely guesthouse.

This was our first overnight on the Kumano Kodo. We were greeted warmly upon arrival, and they had a couple bikes for us to use to get some snacks from the only small grocer in this lovely little town. The three meals (dinner, breakfast and bento box lunch) provided by the couple were great. Highly recommended.
France (Male, age 50-59)
Date: Mar/2020
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Guestroom 4, Baths 4, Meals 5, Location 5, Reception & Service 5
Plan: Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu | Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
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a warm welcome on the way
Australia (Female, age 40-49)
Date: Mar/2020
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Guestroom 5, Baths 3, Meals 5, Location 5, Reception & Service 5
Plan: Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu | Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
Review: Wonderfull Guestroom Owners

Naomi and her husband were wonderfully welcoming. We turned up dripping wet after a full days walk in the rain, Naomi ran us a hot bath, fed us hot tea and Kit Kat’s which is just what we needed. They invited us into the main room when another guest bought treats and shared treats and tea with us. Dinner and breakfast were great as was the packed lunch Naomi made us.
Switzerland (Female, age 30-39)
Date: Mar/2020
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Guestroom 5, Baths 5, Meals 5, Location 5, Reception & Service 5
Plan: Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu | Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
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Australia (Female, age 50-59)
Date: Jan/2020
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Guestroom 5, Baths 4, Meals 5, Location 5, Reception & Service 5
Plan: Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu | Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
Review: Delightful friendly homestay in pretty river town

This was a wonderful stay with a couple who are great hosts who cook a five star dinner for you in their kitchen. There is no onsen but there is a public onsen very close by and Naomi also offers a Japanese bath which she runs for you. The room was a traditional tatami room very large and clean with jazz cds and books and there were bikes to ride around the village and by the pretty river. Naomi encouraged us to do the full 26 km walk over the mountain passes and was happy to get up and serve us a cooked breakfast at 6 am for an early start. We really enjoyed staying with Naomi and Yaz san. Highly recommended.
Australia (Male, age **)
Date: Jan/2020
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Guestroom 5, Baths -, Meals 5, Location 5, Reception & Service 5
Plan: Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu | Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
Review: Excellence in hospitality

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay at SORA guesthouse. The hosts were incredibly welcoming and generous. The room was excellent, and the meals delicious and prepared with care. It was a perfect place for our family of 4 to stop for the night on our 2 day walk along the Kumano Kodo from Tanabe to Hongu.
China (Male, age **)
Date: Jan/2020
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Guestroom 5, Baths 5, Meals 5, Location 4, Reception & Service 5
Plan: Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu | Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
Review: a guesthouse like home

The houseowner is very hospitable and welcoming, stay one night in this lovely cozy house is just like live in the travler's own home.
United States (Female, age 20-29)
Date: Jan/2020
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Guestroom 5, Baths 5, Meals 5, Location 5, Reception & Service 5
Plan: Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu | Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
Review: Best stay of our whole trip!

Naomi-San and her husband were wonderful hosts and our stay in their home was the best of our trip! They welcomed us with delicious tea and recommendations for the afternoon, and helped us coordinate transportation for the following day. Both dinner and breakfast were perfectly prepared, and the boxed lunch was a welcome rest during our hike. Naomi-San taught us about the holidays and traditions around New Year, and prepared special foods and explained their significance. It was a great honor to be welcomed into their home and we will remember our stay there for many years.
Germany (Male, age 40-49)
Date: Dec/2019
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Guestroom 5, Baths 5, Meals 5, Location 5, Reception & Service 5
Plan: Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu | Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
Review: top

one of the best accommodations on my trip ... very nice hosts :-)
United States (Female, age **)
Date: Dec/2019
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Guestroom 5, Baths 5, Meals 5, Location 5, Reception & Service 5
Plan: Guesthouse SORA Chikatsuyu | Supper, Breakfast & Lunch box
Review: Discover the meaning of "Omotenashi" at Guesthouse SORA

We spent two nights at Guesthouse SORA in the village of Chikatsuyu, a short walk from the bus stop and Kumano Kodo trail. Our Japanese-style room was spotlessly clean, with comfortable futons and yukatas. The toilet and separate Japanese bath are shared between two guestrooms, and there was never a problem getting time for an afternoon soak. Meals are sumptuous and enjoyed communally in the big kitchen/dining space. But the best feature of SORA: hosts Naomi & Yasuyuki! They go out of their way to accommodate every need, with green tea and sweets on arrival, and offers to drive me to and from the trail at Takahara and Kobiro. Yasuyuki even took us on a special drive to see the 800-year-old cedars. Naomi speaks excellent English, and both are unusually open and eager to share interests in art, Japanese literature, and the joys of seeing our children grow. I loved staying with Naomi & Yasuyuki and will wholeheartedly recommend SORA to those visitors seeking gracious, generous hospitality and a chance to get to know Japanese people.
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