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Interesting Hotel on the Ridge

I used this place as a retreat while hiking the Kumano Kodo. For a full itinerary, see "The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Wonderful hospitality

After a traumatic experience on the Kumano Kodo which involved an emergency evacuation by the most... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
Hui Yong T
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Nakahechicho Takahara, Tanabe 646-1416, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I used this place as a retreat while hiking the Kumano Kodo. For a full itinerary, see "The Nakahechi Trail; A Glimpse of Old Japan." After climbing the long steep trail, this is the right place to stay. Don't overexert yourself the first day on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

After a traumatic experience on the Kumano Kodo which involved an emergency evacuation by the most awesome rescue workers from the fire dept, we arrived by taxi at this hotel. Jian greeted us at the taxi with his calm and reassuring presence; carried our luggage...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A warm welcome, a great room with superb view, a refreshing hot tub, an excellent dinner and strengthening breakfast all add up for another day of hiking on the Kumano Kodo.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FamRDV
Reviewed 9 April 2018

When we arrived on foot (doing the Kumano Kodo) the manager came out to greet us with a warm welcome and a refreshing cool drink. Upon registration he escorted us down the hall to our room, a sort of hybrid tatami mat room but with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Saranger
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Really relaxing place to stay on the Kumano Kodo trail. The host/owner Jian was funny and very engaging with his guests. It did help that he spoke very good English also. The food was excellent and they had a good selection of drinks. Woke up...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

sadly we could not stay overnight (book in advance) but stopped here for a meal before driving to alternative accommodation...very atmospheric, stunning views and gardens...Eco !

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

For breathtaking views, lovely surroundings and exquisite food, the Takahara Kirinosato is unbeatable. It also helps that the owner is very hospitable and engaging, making guests feel completely at ease.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Walking the Kumamo with friends and we stayed here the first night. The accommodations are basic, but more than adequate. The service is great and the food was very good.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Floridagator
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Beautifully located ryokan with breath taking views from each of the 8 rooms. Some have beds as opposed to futons and thankfully western toilets (which is not so common in ryokans on the Kii Peninsula). The food was magnificent; Mori-San is a skilled Japanese chef....More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank boysx4
Reviewed 12 December 2015

We based ourselves here which seems to have put us in the minority; most stay on way past KK and then move on which is such a shame. This place really gives you a different way of seeing rural Japan. Our room has a great...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Naomi B
8 September 2018|
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This property is in Takahara. Very convenient to Kumano Kodo and excellent staff and service. You must contact the hotel directly to inquire about booking availability.