Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Asariya Guest House has joined the Kumano Travel community!

Asariya Guest House is a lovely traditional Japanese home in a quiet residential area near the Ogigahama beach in Tanabe City.  The house was built in the mid-1930 by the progressive Asari family after returning from working in the United States.  The western influence can be seen in the sitting area near the entrance.  It was left vacant for a time until the visionary and passionate Ms. Kawafuji transformed the vintage home into a multi-purpose community development mini-venture.  During the day the house is a share-shop with different people using the space. In the evenings (after 16:00) it transforms into a guesthouse with private use for one booking a day.  Guests staying overnight therefore need to clear the main area of the house from 10:00 to 16:00, but there is a small room where guests staying multi-nights can store their things.  Note: the share shop staff use the main entrance to access the kitchen from 8:00 to prepare for their work day, but do not enter the living area of the house until later in the day.