Welcome to Blue Sky Guesthouse's website!!
We are Japanese style B&B, built in July 2009, at Kumano Hongu, World Heritage site.
from Kumano Hongu Taisha shrine : one of the destinations of Kumano-kodo, only 10minutes walk.
Private bath and restroom, Wi-fi in your guestrooms, laundry and more...convenient facilities are available!
from JPY6,000 per person, per night, including breakfast.
One of the "BEST PLACES TO STAY" of "LONELY PLANET JAPAN" 2012 edition!
NARA KOTSU BUS between GOJO and HONGU is resumed (1 May 2016)
Regarding the road closure of Route168 between Gojo and Hongu, the detour is opened.
NARA KOTSU BUS restarts the operation between Gojo and Hongu.
The bus services run narrow detour. Since the coach is not able to run through it, You need transfer from / to small sized bus at "HOSHI-NO-KUNI bus stop".
Depends on traffic situation, minor delay may be occured. Please allow more time to the connection with JR train at Gojo station.
The alternative routes, via GOMADANZAN and KURISUGAWA(weekend only) or via WAKAYAMA and KII-TANABE are available.
For detail timetable, click here.
Regarding the earthquake in KUMAMOTO, Kyushu island occured on 14-16APR2016
We express the deepest condolences for the victims by the earthquake in Kumamoto, Kyushu Japan.
Our guesthouse is opened as usual. We don't have any damage.
But if you would like to change your schedule, please contact us by e-mail.
In Kyushu island, almost transportation are disrupted.
Please check the newest information. => facebook page "Kyushu Tourism Promotion Organization" in English
*JUST 1 ROOM AVAILABLE [as of 29APR2016 0pm] : 25-27MAY ･ 29MAY
:Please check the newest availability before you will make reservation. Thank you for your understanding!
For dear all guests
Our check-in time is from 3 p.m.
Before 3 p.m., we are out for buying foods and doing errands, and the entrance door is closed.
If you want to leave your luggage before your check-in at guesthouse, please contact us in advance and tell the time of your arrival, CERTAINLY!
Thank you for your understanding!
2016.4.15 [Regarding the earthquake in Kumamoto, Kyushu island, west Japan] We express the deepest condolences for the victims by the earthquake occured on 14th and 16th April 2016.
Our guesthouse is at 500km far from the epicenter and have no damage. We are opened as usual. But if you will come from Kyushu island, and it will be difficult to get to our guesthouse due to the disruption of transportation, we can talk about your schedule change or cancellation. Please contact us by e-mail if you can.
2016.3.22 The period of "SENNIN-BURO 仙人風呂", the huge open-air bath in KAWAYU ONSEN is over. See you next December!
2016.3.20 The bus timetables around KUMANO HONGU will be revised on 26th March, 2016. We updated the new timetable, please check here.
2016.1.22 The currency exchange machine is in operation in town (at KIYO BANK, 7mins.walk from our guesthouse) ! USD,EUR,KRW,RMB,NTD,HKD,THB and AUD are accepted. For detail, click here.
2015.9.18 The NARA KOTSU BUS between Gojo and Hongu, which have been suspended due to typhoon in mid July 2015, offers full operation from 18th September 2015.
2015.8.1 The KUMANO KODO KOGUMODORIGOE section (UKEGAWA-KOGUCHI) was reopened.
2014.10.11 The construction work is completed. We deeply appreciate our guests understanding and co-operation!!
2014.2.15 We are re-opened and construction works was finished!! Sorry again for inconveniences during our closure... And we are really looking forward to seeing our guests!!
2012.5.7 We are chosen as one hotel of "BEST PLACES TO STAY" of "Lonely Planet JAPAN"! Thanks a lot!
2012.2.11 We re-opened Blue Sky Guesthouse on 11st Feb.2012! We are looking forward to your visit!
2011.9.4 Due to the effects of Typhoon #12"Talas" and #15"Roke",Blue Sky Guesthouse is temporarily closed.
Thank you to those that have contacted us regarding our safety.The Blue Sky Guesthouse staff are all safe, although the guesthouse itself has received some flooding damage and it will take some time to repair.
Unfortunately, we suppose Blue Sky Guesthouse is closed during 2011 for repairing.We will try to re-open in early 2012!
We hope to see you here soon again in the near future!
2011.3.12 We express deeply condolences to victims of earthquake on Tohoku area.There is no damage on Kumano area and Blue Sky Guesthouse.
2010.12.21 The page about "how to get to us" is opened.
2010.12.14 English portal page is renewed.
2010.10.15 Downloadable Maps, Bus Timetables, Broucher are updated!
2009.7.17 Blue Sky Guesthouse is opened! All rooms have private bath and toilet. I'm looking forward to booking, from here!!
2009.4.18 English pages are opened!