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 grand shrine : one of the destinations of Kumano-kodo, only 15minutes 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.
Important notice for bus passenger - NAME CHANGE of our closest bus stop from October 2017
KUMANO KOTSU bus co., and NARA KOTSU bus co., changed the name of "KUMANO HONGU" bus stop, our nearest, on 1st October 2017.
Depends on the bus companies, the bus stop names are different as below after Oct.2017, we really appreciate your re-check on your bus journey.
For more detail, CLICK HERE.
*from Shingu, Gojo, Yamato-Yagi stns. and Totsukawa
(operated by KUMANO KOTSU and NARA KOTSU bus co.,) :
our nearest bus stop is "DAINICHIGOE NOBORIGUCHI"
*from Tanabe, Takijiri, Kurisugawa, Chikatsuyu, Kobiro-toge, Hosshimmon-oji and Koyasan
(operated by RYUJIN BUS co.,) :
our nearest bus stop is "KUMANO HONGU"
The position is SAME as before (2minutes walk from Blue Sky Guesthouse).
If you will get on the bus from Yunomine-onsen, Watarase-onsen, Kawayu-onsen and Ukegawa,
PLEASE CHECK the bus stop name and ask driver.
(KUMANO KOTSU and NARA KOTSU operation => DAINICHIGOE NOBORIGUCHI, RYUJIN BUS operation => KUMANO HONGU)
Additional change may be occured. Please check the newest information before on board.
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 would like to drop your luggage off before your check-in,
you can use FREE LUGAGGE STORAGE service at "TORII shop", near the KUMANO HONGU TAISHA grand shrine.
(1min walk from "HONGU TAISHA MAE" bus stop, 10mins walk from Blue Sky Guesthouse)
Reservation is required. Please send your order when you will make reservation.
For detail, please see this page. Thank you for your understanding!
2017.8.30 [Bus schedule change, SHINGU-HONGU on 01 October 2017] Kumano Kotsu bus co., will change their schedule between Shingu and Hongu on 01OCT2017.
The services via Yunomine onsen, Watarase onsen and Kawayu onsen will be reduced. Between Shingu and Kumano Hongu, our nearest bus stop, bus services will run as before with little schedule change.
We updated simplified schedule. Please check the newest information before on board.
2017.6.25 [Road REOPENED from/to SHINGU] Route168 between SHINGU and HONGU is REOPENED.
2017.2.23 The period of "SENNIN-BURO $Bh=Rf(I::$Br$(I($Biq!&(Bquot;, the huge open-air bath in KAWAYU ONSEN is over because it is washed away by flood. See you next December!
2017.1.26 We will change the regulation about cancellation and child fare from 1st February 2017. For detail, please check this page.
And we will keep your luggage at "TORII shop", near the KUMANO HONGU TAISHA grand shrine, before 3pm, check-in time. For checking how to drop your luggage at "TORII shop", please see this page.
We appreciate your understanding and co-operation!!
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.
2016.3.20 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!