Guest House Hare in Shirahama (Wakayama)

guest house hare

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce Guest House Hare in Wakayama this time.

About Shirahama, please check this post.

Popular Places to Go in Shirahama City, Wakayama

Guest House Hare in Shirahama (Wakayama)

We have stayed at several guest houses in the past such as Guest House Hitotomaru in Takeno (Hyogo). One big reason we use guest houses is they offer great deals and we have more chance to encounter something new.


Rooms & Rates

Rooms are tidy with enough privacy (also with a small fridge in each room). A common room is comfy for chatting with other guests (like we did). Our room requires coins for using AC (100 yen for 120 min) but that’s fair enough in summer and winter. Considering location, the rates are reasonable, I have to say.



It’s just a 10-minute walk to Shirahama’s popular Shirarahama Beach.


There are plenty numbers of local restaurants in the neighborhood as well as a supermarket called V Shop which we found neat. FYI, a Chinese restaurant we walked in took more than 60 minutes to serve our food. You may want to avoid it if you are in a rush. This Sanbashi shokudo (below) is quite reasonable. The thing is you just need to bear smoking. Anyway you have options.



Access 1076-10 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

Contact 0739-20-4256


How do you find it? Hope it helps.

See you around!

Guesthouse & Bar Hitotomaru in Takeno, Toyooka Ciity

Guesthouse & Bar Hitotomaru in Takeno, Toyooka Ciity

Hola amigos! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce a Guesthouse & Bar Hitotomaru in Takeno, Toyooka Ciity (nearby Kinosaki Onsen) this time.

Guesthouse & Bar Hitotomaru in Takeno, Toyooka Ciity

Guest house Hitotomaru is located in Takeno which is a 15-minute drive or just one station to JR Kinosaki Onsen Station (a 20-minute walk from JR Takeno Station). The owner (a Japanese couple) are fairly friendly and helpful. They would also help for information like where to go or how to access, etc.




You could grab a beer either at the bar counter or at tables downstairs. It seems the locals come in and party sometime.

Where is my booze?


Common Room

Kitchen facility is available to guests. You could bring your own food or cook something as you like or even just chat at the table (like we did).

Common room



There are dormitory rooms and some private rooms. Ours (below) was a dormitory type. We had other two guys over the partition but it didn’t disturb us much.

A dormitory room (up to 5 guests)



It serves breakfast and dinner (it’s your choice to take or not). A good opportunity to taste the local but you need to inform the owner in advance.




Neighborhood is peaceful. Very relaxing.


Nostalgic street.


The beautiful Takeno beach is only a block away form the guest house. It is one of the most popular spots in summer. Well, it looks awesome in winter still, don’t you agree? (below)

The sky’s blue.


Upside and Downside

For reference, I would like to list up upside and downside that I found.


  • Easy access to Kinosaki Onsen town. (a 15-minute away by car)
  • Close to JR Takeno station.(a 20-minute walk). Kinosaki Onsen is only one stop away.
  • Ideal for budget travelers since rates of accommodations in Kinosaki Onsen town are quite high.
  • Very close to the beach. (best in summer)


  • There are very few options for eating out (though you can eat at the guest house as I mentioned). There is a lawson convenient store near by as well.
  • There is a free parking but it is a 5-minute walk away (a bit tough in winter).



Name Guesthouse & Bar Hitotomaru (ひととまる)

49 Takenochō Takeno, Toyooka-shi, Hyōgo-ken

Contact 080-4243-1400
Website (for reservation)



How do you find it? Ryokan, guest house, business hotel, etc. It is good to have alternatives for accommodation anyway huh? Hope it helps.

See you around!