It doesn't get much better than this!
☺ We've had a fantastic 3-night stay at Komorian, a beautiful house located near the Kumano Kodo trail, which is owned and operated by the wonderful Miko.
Miko is a fantastic host who really went above and beyond to ensure our stay was comfortable and relaxing. Already before we arrived, Miko offered detailed advice on how to get to the accomodation that was specific to our needs. She also helped us to arrange a luggage transfer service.
From Komorian, hiking the Kumano Kodo trail couldn't be easier. Miko offered great advice on which sections of the trail to hike and when. She would also bring us to the starting point in the morning, and pick us up again in the afternoon after we finished hiking.
Miko is an incredible cook, serving us breakfast and dinner every day. We really enjoyed the delicious meals she prepared for us, showcasing the breadth and variation of Japanese cuisine, and which incorporated many products local to the area. Miko is also kind, good-humoured, and fluent in English. We had many memorable conversations with her, and could ask her anything about the local area, Japan, or Japanese culture.
The house itself is spacious and elegant, featuring traditional Japanese architecture (sliding doors, tatami mats) but with a modern touch. Large windows afford beautiful views of the river located right next to the house. At night, you drift into sleep listening to the tranquil sounds of the flowing river and chirping crickets.
The house is well-equiped with a large kitchen, bluetooth speaker, kettle, television, airconditioners, and plenty of plates, cups, and dishes. After a long walk, we really enjoyed having a relaxing bath in the wooden bathtub, and lounging in the living room under the kotatsu (a piece of traditional japanese furniture that combines a couch, table, and futon).
Hi Anne, thank you for the nice review! After we left, I felt thirsty and ate the umeboshi G gave me, and I went straight to a convenience store to buy a bottle of water, hahaha! Yeah, umeboshi doesn't work when thirsty... I wonder who started this stupid habit...
Umeboshi, Takoyaki and maccha bowl will always keep me remind of 4 of you in the future, like forever. Thank you for the beautiful memories!