Hoshizora-no-Yado is a homestay in the west-end of the Takahara settlement along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. Surrounding the house is an ume orchard and just above the house is a clearing with beautiful views. 

This beautiful log house was custom made for Mr. Nishiyama who personally spent 1.5 years searching for the best timber.  He wants to share his personal retreat with visitors from around the world; meeting new people is his motivation for starting this homestay business.  The open-style architecture showcases the giant rafters.  There is a sitting area, elevated tatami room, and kitchen. The toilet and wooden bath are in an attached building. 

Meals are made and served in the house.  2 rooms, 4 people maximum.  Guestrooms are smaller partitions in the main living room with sliding paper doors with no locks.


1154-7 Takahara, Nakahechi-cho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, 646-1416

Actual rooms booked and meals served may vary from those shown above, as properties often have a range of rooms available and meals vary with seasons and by operator. Similarly, furnishings may vary and subtle property changes over time.

If you'd like to enquire about this property and walking the Kumano Kodo, please complete our Enquiry Form at the bottom of our Kumano Kodo page.