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Inn Spotlight: Oku no Yado Chikatsuyu

Story by Oku Japan

Posted: April 25, 2017

We offer the opportunity for our guests to stay in our Kumano Kodo branch, which is a lovely traditional wooden building located along the Kumano Kodo Trail as it passes through the village of Chikatsuyu. We called this simple but atmospheric accommodation "Oku no Yado Chikatsuyu". ('Yado' meaning 'lodging')

Our two colleagues in the branch office, Noriko and Yae, are both local residents.

Yae and Noriko are there to support our guests if they need assistance on the trail or simply to answer their questions. They are always happy to say hello to clients when they stop by the office to share a special moment  – and a cup of tea.

A stay in Oku no Yado Chikatsuyu includes dinner, breakfast and a packed snack lunch for the next day on the trail.

The location is ideal for exploring the village of Chikatsuyu. You can wander down to the riverside inn Minshuku Chikatsuyu and use the wonderful, large hot-spring baths there. A lovely local restaurant named 'Cafe Bocu' is located nearby. In its very atmospheric surroundings, the restaurant offers organic lunches with brown rice as well as homemade bread baked with natural yeast.