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This guest house provides excellent transportation accessibility from the front of Marugame JR station of which the north exit is a stone's throw away.
Pros: the host is super nice and good in english (she is a english teacher for elementary school). the guesthouse is 20 steps away from the JR station (yes, 20 steps). Room is very clean and locker is available.
Pros: I was in Shikoku for the pilgrimage and this guest house was not far from the pilgrimage route, so location wise it convenient for me. The landlady spoke good English and was very helpful to ensure I had a nice stay. The accommodation was very clean and the bed space was reasonably spacious. Good shower and other facilities. The landlady showed me several videos in English about house rules and the facilities, you just can’t get it wrong. Lastly the price, good value for money for a dormitory bed. Overall I had a nice stay.
Pros: BEST hostel on Shikoku island! Naomi and her husband are the sort of hosts that remind you of your parents. They will tend to your every need and go above and beyond to make your stay memorable. I will cherish the time I spent there and hope to come back very soon. I can't thank her enough for what she did for my girlfriend and I!
Cons: Nothing, location was laughingly close to the JR station. There's nothing to dislike about this place.
Pros: The guesthouse is literally just 10 seconds away by foot to Marugame station. The owner couple were so kind! They gave me a lot of sightseeing and local food speciality recommendation Everything is very clean.
Pros: The owners are a married couple. They welcome me to Marugame and provided very useful and in depth information about the area. Lady Naomi is fluent in English, and she was very friendly and nice towards all her guest. Highly recommended
Pros: Naomi-san is so chill to hang out with. She speaks really good English! Thank you for taking me to the super cool sento art cafe in Tadotsu - always a memory to cherish of my time in Marugame ... and everyone must try the Marugame grilled chicken at Honetsukidori Ikkaku just round the corner from the guesthouse. One tip - either go very early or past 9 pm, or be prepared to queue.
Pros: 1.Very nice, helpful staff! She just helped a lot to my destination when arrival. 2. Wonderful location and my first choice to stay in Marugame next time.
Pros: The hostel is located in front of the Marugame Station, so you can get anywhere from there. The owners are very kind, they told me everything about where I can go in the town and what I should buy for a dinner. Later we had a great chat in the evening and on the next day they helped me to buy tickets to the southern part of Shikoku. The rooms are clean and so are the bathrooms that can compare with ones in expensive hotels.
Cons: At the end of September there were almost no other guests. On the one hand, it was great because I shared the room with only two other people, but on the other hand, if you're searching for a lively place where you can chat with many people you may be disappointed. Although, it's rather because the town itslef isn't so popular.
Pros: The guest house is new and clean. Everything is spic and span. The hosts were very internationally minded Japanese couple who were graciuous and helpful for the guests. I definately want to come back.
Pros: The staff are phenomenal, possibly the friendliest people I have ever met and they love to get to know their customers. We shared dinner together and they even helped me plan the rest of my trip. Highly recommended.
Cons: No conditioner in the shower, no elevator to 2nd floor
Nestled in Sanagishima known as cats' island, it is a seaside accommodation housed in a remodelled abolished wooden school building.
Pros: I was was really nice. The vintage atmosphere of the old school really brings you back in time. The music they put also set a nice atmosphere.
Cons: There are no food shop, so the food at the hostel is expensive. But the food is delicious.
Pros: Everything. The amazing location on a relatively remote island of the inland sea, the authenticity of this former elementary school, the kindness of the owners, their great taste (they played Woody Allen soundtracks in the living room at night, cooked one of the best tako sashimi dinner I have had in Japan, served an incredible miso soup with homegrown cherry tomatoes... But the peak was the sunrise that you can catch from your bed and this feeling of being in real Japan. Excellence, great taste, this is by far the best place I have traveled to in Japan (and I traveled alone for 3 weeks...)
Pros: very charming atmosphere ; vintage style ; cats around and quiet place
Cons: nothing (just as a suggestion : it would be good to have tissues and a kettle in the room)
Pros: I stayed in one of the private rooms which was clean, comfortable and had a nice view of the ocean. I enjoyed reading on my bed and looking up at the view, but think a comfy chair or something that really takes advantage of the view would have been great. The staff kindly prepared a tasty vegetarian dinner for me. I didn't have lunch as it was a set meat curry. The cafe area is really attractive and I'd recommend dropping in for a drink or lunch if you are visiting the island for a day trip. The shared toilets and shower block were very clean. It was lovely and quiet at night. Bicycles are provided for guests. Unfortunately, I wasn't informed of this the first day, but copied the other guests the second day and enjoyed cycling up and down the island - much easier than walking! Be aware that not all of the locals enjoy the parade of visiting cyclists, however, and you'll get a few glares! Advice: I'd planned on stocking up before arriving but my previous hosts kindly took me to Sanagi by boat so I didn't have the chance to return to the mainland. There is only one small store on the island and it doesn't sell anything for tourists save beer, water, one or two soft drinks, cup ramen/kitsune udon. The store is often closed. There are no snacks for sale at all - no crisps/chocolate/rice balls. I was pretty hungry most of the time as the guesthouse breakfast is rather small and served at 09:00, I couldn't eat the set lunch and dinner was at 19:30! There are no coffee/tea facilities in the room.
Cons: Check-in wasn't until 17:00 which was a bit of a pain as I arrived on the island late morning and it was raining intermittently. I was told I might be able to check-in a bit earlier, but a time wasn't made clear, so I checked-in at 17:00. The following day, I was a bit miffed to see guests check-in at 15:30. Only two people run the place and operate a cafe at lunchtime so I understand needing time to get ready, but I think a 15:00 check-in would be more acceptable (especially as only four people were staying the night.) I'd advise taking a later ferry unless you want to be outside or sitting in the cafe most of the day as you can see the sights in a couple of hours. Also, a Japanese couple didn't seem to understand the concept of a shared bathroom and locked the entire bathroom block rather than just their shower rooms, so I had to wait until after they had finished, despite a shower being free. Perhaps the staff need to explain to older Japanese, who are not used to this kind of guesthouse, that they shouldn't do that and will encounter "strangers" in the shared spaces. From memory, towels weren't provided. Dinner and breakfast were a bit uncomfortable as the other Japanese guests kept themselves to themselves and, even though I speak Japanese, it was clear that they didn't want to interact further than "Hello".
Pros: What a chill, quiet place with history and story. It is truly an escape from the busy lights of the city and just sit facing the lighthouse or the sunrise. The guesthouse faces the sea, so I think all rooms should have a sea view. At the female dorm where I stayed has a sea view, and if you manage to snag the bed facing the huge windows, you can literally watch the sunrise from your bed. However, nothing beats waking up at 5 am and walking to the seaside in the morning breeze and complete silence (except for scurrying sea insects) to watch the first light of the day creep over the horizon. I am also very inspired by the hardworking and very friendly couple who run this place - Junichiro-san and Naoko-san. I later read in a blog post that they had returned to Sanagijima (the birthplace of Junichiro-san's father) from Osaka where they used to run a video and secondhand bookstore, to takeover Neconoshima.
Pros: Incredible can be the only word here. A place that puts a tick mark on all the boxes. Mindblowing location, tastefully decorated property, incredible hospitality and yummy food. Obviously, you make a lot of cat friends. You wake up with a sunrise view out of the window, that happens from the other side of the sea. In all, highly recommended place. Our hosts weren't fluent in English, but they made extra efforts to make sure they make up for it (not that it was required), but it was so cute of them! Don't miss a chance to visit this paradise!
Cons: In the morning, as sunlight directly falls over the dorm bed facing window, it might get hot pretty early. Though, it may have its advantages, but a having a curtain could fix the issue for the people who experience it. I personally liked it but my wife didn't, so it's a bit subjective. The island doesn't have any shops or convenience store, so better get stuff with you from Todotsu itself.
Located in Sakaide, Setouchiso is within a 15-minute drive of Washuzan Highland and Kojima Jeans Street. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
Cons: the hotel is directly next to a cemetery, which is a bit scary. Other than that, everything was fine.
Pros: the house is really pretty. well deco and HUGE. the host just stay next to the house so it's helpful.
Cons: the check in time is late in the evening and check out time is 9am. so you don't really have time to enjoy the house. the host agree for us to stay till 10am but the cleaning lady arrived right at 9 start cleaning while you're getting ready or having breakfast. and the address they provide on the site can't be found on google map, it took us half and hour to find the house by driving around. but it works on apple map.
Pros: Clean and big kitchen, large sitting room
Cons: Toilet facilities did not work properly and less number of toilets and bathrooms for a large group like us.
Pros: The host was a fantastic support and very helpfull in every aspect. I enjoyed great hospitality. The place is a traditional house with a nice atmosphere. Three temples from the pilgrims route are nearby.
With a stay at Hotel Anesis Seto Ohashi in Ayauta District, you'll be a 1-minute walk from Setonaikai National Park and 14 minutes by foot from Ubushina Shrine. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage.
Pros: New carpets. Clean rooms, helpful and smiling staff, convenient location (next to the station).
Cons: Very small rooms (even for Japan)
Pros: Great location , breakfast....
Pros: Location to travel access
Cons: Other than it’s convenient location, for my purpose, there not much to do in this town.
Pros: breakfast was excellent with variety of dishes ranging from japanese to western. Very delicious.
Cons: room may be tad too small for our expectation and sometimes you can hear noises from next door
Pros: Location & services
With a stay at Setouchi Kojima Hotel Kurashiki in Kurashiki (Kojima), you'll be a 3-minute walk from Washuzan Highland and within a 5-minute drive of Kojima Jeans Street. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: the location is great, the view is excellent, hot spring is good too.
Cons: GPS could not locate the exact hotel location. it stopped after the tunnel as hotel is just above the tunnel.
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff, restaurant food excellent.
Cons: Far from town although having access to the shuttle helped
Pros: The view was amazing of the inland sea
Pros: Great location overlooking the bay and suspension bridges, with views from the large rooms. While the hotel has a classic late 50’s style, it is immaculate, clean and spacious. Dinning service was exceptional and the staff really do go out of their way to make the stay enjoyable. The regular free shuttle bus from the hotel to the train station was appreciated. We only stayed one night and would certainly return here if the opportunity arose again.
With a stay at Hotel Route-Inn Marugame in Marugame, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Kotohira-gu and Marugame Stadium. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, laundry facilities, and a vending machine. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Something of a business hotel. with a restaurant, and an onsen. The one downside is location unless you are driving. It is about 4 km from the city center. 3 km from any Henro temples. The front desk staff, however, are great. They kept our luggage for several hours after checkout, got us a taxi and did their best to answer our questions and check on our status.
Pros: Free parking is great and convenient. The public bath is good and I used it everyday during my stay. Really worth the money. If you are a gold lover, don’t miss the driving range nearby. The range is the pond !!!!
Cons: If they can extend the breakfast time to 9:30 or 10 am, that will be a bonus to those who wake up late like me.
Pros: big car park, easy to find
Cons: all the restaurants near this hotel were bad. we need to walk a bit to find convenient store
Pros: Excellent help provided by front desk personnel despite my limited Japanese speaking ability. A few staff members communicated well in English.
Cons: Beds were the hardest we slept on the entire trip. Beds were too hard for side sleepers. Air conditioner erratic and often very noisy in the middle of our sleeping period. Around 2-4 a.m. every night, the air conditioner started making sounds that woke us. Temperature was very erratic despite not changing settings.
Pros: price are cheap
Cons: room is a little small
With a stay at Kyukamura Sanuki-Goshikidai in Sakaide, you'll be in a national park, just a 1-minute walk from Setonaikai National Park and 11 minutes by foot from Goshikidai Visitor Center. Free self parking is available onsite.
With a stay at Chisun Inn Marugame Zentsuji in Marugame, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Kotohira-gu and Marugame Stadium. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Parking was free. The staff was very kind. The room was clean and comfortable.no
Pros: The hotel was in a good quiet location with a nice grungy restaurant across the road which served amazing ramen, soba and donburi. The walk from Zonzoji station to the hotel was interesting with residential houses and their amazing vege patches. The hotel is also next to a Super Centre (Bunnings, Target and Coles combo shopping store)
Cons: It was 20 minutes walk from the closest railway station, also train service to JR Marugame is not frequent.
Pros: The view of beautiful mountains in the distant. Good sized bed.
Cons: Stench of urine in toilet
Pros: Very tidy and new, the rooms are well-equipped with everything that you need. The views of our room is also pleasant.
Cons: Room is a bit small, cannot open luggage fully.
Pros: No issues at all with the room, and all the essentials needed for a short stay.
Cons: Quite a walk from the nearest station, and a taxi/car probably needed for a group/family.
Pros: The bed was comfortable
Cons: The location was terrible if travelling by train. Be prepared for a pretty long walk along roads not all that suited to wheeled luggage
Pros: Helpful staff, room size reasonable, after all value for money.
Located in Marugame, Hotel Reoma No Mori is within a 15-minute drive of New Reoma World and Kotohira-gu. This hotel is 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from Kotohira Town Hall and 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from New Reoma World. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 241 guestrooms.
With a stay at Okura Hotel Marugame in Marugame, you'll be steps from Setonaikai National Park and a 2-minute drive from Takamijima Island. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
Pros: Breakfast choice good. bit out of town.
With a stay at Hotel Route-Inn Sakaidekita Inter in Sakaide, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Washuzan Highland and Kojima Jeans Street. Featured amenities include a computer station, laundry facilities, and a vending machine. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Front Desk made a special effort to find an XL size so I could go to the public bath...very relaxing for me and other henro.
Cons: Bed was very hard.
Located in Sakaide, Kagawa region, Tongariboshi (Adult Only) is set 13 km from Great Seto Bridge. Guest rooms at the love hotel include air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, DVD Player, and a private bathroom with a bath, a hairdryer and free toiletries. The units will provide guests with a microwave. Tongariboshi (Adult Only) can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area. The nearest airport is Takamatsu Airport, 17 km from the accommodation.
Pros: Good size of room. High privacy.
Cons: I found a used condom under my, this was really discussing!
Pros: A huge spa and sound proofing
Cons: The staff were very helpful regardless of the language barrier, they were both polite and helpful.
Pros: The room is big, nice jacuzzi
Cons: It is an old fashioned love hotel. Lacks of privacy. You can not keep the room keys Very old furniture.
Cons: No reception, you have to figure out by yourself that you have to pickup a room by yourself. After entering the room you have to call the reception to tell them you booked on booking.com. An automatic email explaining everything would be appreciated!
Pros: Cheap on Saturday night, in compared with other love hotels. View was nice, in front of the river. Space is quite enough, separate bathroom and toilet. TV screen is very good, 60”.
Cons: The route to get to the hotel is not easy. No WiFi, breakfast has to pay extra fee, bed mat size was very small, so they made a wide frame to enlarge it. But since it costs cheap, you get what you paid for. Fare enough.
Pros: It was a shock to me that I had booked a room at a love hotel. I thought Booking.com just had ordinary hotels. I was tired and in a hurry when I did my reservation, and therefore I did not pay attention to the ”adult only” thing. Anyway, the staff was friendly. We laughed together about my mistake. I stayed the night, but will never go back.
Cons: That it was a love hotel.
With a stay at Utazu Grand Hotel in Ayauta District, you'll be steps from Setonaikai National Park and a 2-minute drive from Ubushina Shrine. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.
Pros: The size of the room is large in Japanese standard. The breakfast is excellent. Though it is not the buffet style, it does give reasonable quantity and quality such as thick toast, boiled egg, yogurt, and hot coffee.
Cons: The bathroom is the old-fashioned fibreglass moulded. It is very small and not brightly lit. The carpet and the furniture is a bit worn out. However the bed is comfortable.
Cons: everything is aged, very very old hotel.
Pros: great value for money beautiful place nice gym and onsen helpful staff
Cons: room smelled like smoke
When you stay at Ile d’or Café & Guest house in Kasaoka, you'll be steps from Setonaikai National Park. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, and microwave in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.