He started by building a small wooden hut for a tea house where walkers on the Kumano Kodo section between Tanabe and Takijiri-oji could take a break. Then over a period of 1.5 years he built a small bath house with homemade goemon cauldron bath and a simple cabin for sleeping. The buildings are spread out over a large grassed area.
A simple breakfast is supplied but evening meals must be bought before arriving or eat at a rural Chinese restaurant nearby.
Shuttles are available from nearby train stations: Asso, Kii-Tanabe and Shirahama, plus Takijiri-oji and Takahara.
If you arrive early ask the owner to try blow darts, canoe or his other hobby!
Go To Travel Campaign
The Go To Travel Campaign is an initiative of the federal government of Japan to support the tourism industry which has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. When you book via the KUMANO TRAVEL Community Reservation System (managed by the The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism) we are receiving the financial support aid on behalf of you and relaying this funding onto the local service providers.
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Hackberry Heim Kuchikumano is a facility with three different room sizes, 2 large rooms (shared toilet and shower facilities), 2 rooms for 2 people (ensuite toilet and bath), and 2 rooms for 4 people (ensuite toilet and bath). It is located near the Kamitonda sports park and is popular with youth sports teams, as the players can stay in the larger rooms and teachers/coaches can stay in the smaller ones. It is easiest accessed by car and the owner offers shuttle services from nearby train stations (Kii-Tanabe, Asso, Shirahama) if booked in advance. Meals are bento style delivered to the accommodation.
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Okaasan-chi can be roughly translated as "Mom's House", reflecting her desire to make guests feel at ease, as part of the family: as in your mom's house. The guestrooms are on the 2nd floor, are named after her children who used them as bedrooms before moving out, such as her daughter "Kasumi" (who is bilingual in English and lives across the street with her young family). On the first floor is a communal living room (great to hangout in!), shared toilet and bath.
The house is located ~10 minutes walk from JR Asso station, in a rural neighborhood. There are shops nearby including a grocery store. From this location busses connect to Shirahama, Kii-Tanabe and the mountainous areas of the Kumano Kodo such as Takijiri-oji and Kumano Hongu Taisha.
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