The first thing we noticed was its great location for those who take public transportation. The bus stops are right outside of the guesthouse and across the narrow road for the opposite direction. Only the following day then we realised the biggest gassho house (so it claims) is just across the road. Next to it is the Gyōtoku-ji Temple.
Although the hosts were extremely busy (short of staff) and spoke very little English, they did try their best to make our stay as comfortable as they could. Understandably, quite a few things weren't explained clear enough, e.g. the dinner and breakfast arrangements. Anyway, that's all part of the fun of travelling and experiencing different cultures.
The guesthouse provided shuttle service to the nearby gassho villages in Gokayama. We utilised that to visit 2 villages. This alone was worth staying here.
Although we had stayed in a few Japanese style rooms by then, this was the only en-suite one. It was as clean and comfortable as expected.
In addition to the en-suite bathroom, there were two onsens for different genders on ground floor. Non-staying-guests can pay to use the onsens.
Despite the confusion nearing dinner and breakfast time, food was delicious. We even had a room to ourselves for dinner!
All in all, it was a very pleasant stay. Would love to stay there again.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking