Standing quietly in the historic Shinmachi-Dori street of Gojo, Yanaseya offers two privates spaces in two beautiful and elegant traditional townhouses. Relic of the Edo Era, testimony of the past, Yanaseya is a stunning place where time seems to stand still.
Recently renovated to ensure maximum comfort, the houses have nevertheless kept the charm of old-time Japan, offering visitors to travel back in time for a unique lifestyle experience.
Discover Yanaseya’s Kura House:
Kura House owes its character and charm to its large entrance door and roof framework so specific to the architecture of ancient townhouses. The lovely compact home has a generous ceiling height of 3m in the living room, which creates a pleasant open space where guests can relax in peace and quiet.
The 1st floor features a cosy living room and a kitchen, whereas the 2nd floor features a comfortable bedroom, a bathroom and a toilet.
Equipment and amenities:
・Floor heating (1st floor only)
・Coffee and tea
・Bottled mineral water
・Tableware and cutlery
・Yukata and toothbrushes
Guests are invited to use the kitchen appliances freely but are kindly asked to refrain from cooking meals to prevent accidents. However, there are several restaurants near the house where it is possible to enjoy a delicious meal:
GIROCCO, a Sake Cellar restaurant with a unique atmosphere
Gojo Genbei, a refined Japanese gourmet restaurant (vegetarian options available)
L'ami D'enfance ala maison, a French gourmet restaurant established in a beautiful traditional Japanese house
Beautiful traditional wooden houses are lined up all along Shinmachi-Dori, the historic merchant street where Yanaseya is located. Scrolling along the street, you can admire and even visit the authentic houses, some of which have been designated as Important Cultural Properties like the former residence of the Kuriyama Family.
An hour car-ride will take you to Koyasan, designated World Heritage in 2014 and famous for its religious history, temples, and Mount Koya.
The incredible Yoshino Mountain known as Japan's best Cherry Blossom spot can be reach in only 30min by car. The site that has also been designated as World Heritage offers a breathtaking view of thousands of cherry trees, that turn a delicate pink at the beginning of spring.
There are many activities to do and places to visit during your stay, since Gojo is ideally located between several towns and villages each more beautiful than the other.
Going to Gojo city:
From Osaka: 1h20 train-ride from Tennoji station
From Kyoto: 2h train-ride from Kintetsu Kyoto station
From Nagoya: 3h train-ride from Kintetsu Nagoya station
From Wakayama: 1h20 train-ride from Wakayama station
From Osaka: 1 hour ride from Matsubara JCT
From Kyoto: 1h30 ride from Suita JCT
From Nagoya: 3h ride from Kameyama JCT
From Wakayama: 1h20 ride from Wakayama IC
Getting to Yanaseya:
15min walk from Gojo station on the Wakayama JR line
15min walk from Yamato-Futami station on the Wakayama JR line
5min car-ride from Gojo IC on the Keinawa Expressway
Discover Yanaseya's Hanare House here: https://stayjapan.com/rooms/1219
Please come directly to Yanaseya where a member of the staff will hand you the keys and show you around the house.
You will be explained when and how to check out during the check-in.
This is a traditional wooden house, thank you to use it with care during your stay and respect the following rules:
・The use of fire (naked light, open fire etc) is strictly prohibited inside and outside the house. Please refrain from smoking anywhere near the house as well.
・Please refrain from using the kitchen to cook meals.
・Unfortunately pets are not allowed. Thank you for your understanding.