Sansaro Cafe & Guesthouse is a "mountain-side cool" home stay in Kumano-gawa village (15 minute bus ride from Koguchi). It was opened in 2014 by Ms. Uzawa, who fell in love with the location in the natural surroundings. She is a dynamic soul with strong interest in yoga, music, food, healing, and the vitality of the Kumano region. Sansaro is a cafe with a house next door. There is one guestroom in the cafe itself, the others are in the house. It overlooks the Akagi-gawa river and rice fields with mountains framing the horizon on all sides. The Kanmaru bus stop is nearby. Music is a mainstay with a DJ stand, piano, and other instruments. An onsen ticket is given to guests on check-in to use the nearby Satsuki hot spring bath for free.