Please spend an extraordinary time healed by a hot spring at an elegant mansion in Higashiyoshino Village, Nara Prefecture.

【Official】guest Villa Hoo(guest Villa Hoo)

A ryokan where you can feel "history and taste" in the forestry mansion in Yoshino.                                              The total floor area of the building is over 1,000㎡, and there are 4 rooms in total.

There is a natural forest and a clear stream on the private land with a total area of 8,000 tsubo.
There are elegant waterfalls and ponds, and there are various flowers and wild grasses in each season.
There is a mansion of 300 tsubos in harmony with four different Japanese gardens.
Main building, villa, tea room, built from the early Meiji period to the early Showa period
There Taisho Roman, and an "outside / built-in / underground storehouse".
We would like you to feel the space that invites only 4 groups per day to the eternal history.
Please stay overnight when traveling to Mt Yoshino, Kinpusen-ji Temple, Mt. Koya, and more.
About 80 minutes by car from "Osaka City Hall" and about 115 minutes from "Kyoto City Hall".

Enjoy playing in the river in the clear stream on the premises!

  • There is an old-fashioned stream on the premises, and you can enjoy playing in the clear water!

    The "Washikagawa River" that flows through the premises is a tributary of Yoshino River, and the water quality is beautiful.
    The clear stream within our facility has a gentle water volume and is generally only about 30cm deep.
    Even some parts are only about 120cm deep, so even small children can enjoy it.

    ★River play equipment "free rental"★
         Floats, fishing nets, baskets, water guns

    Experience the nature of the countryside by catching fish and catching swamp crabs.

    *There are no users other than staying guests.
     Also, since there are no observers,
     For your safety, we ask that you play in the river accompanied by a guardian.

    【Barbecue in the garden】
    We also have a BBQ plan (only available in the Guest Room and Tatsujiro) featuring Uda Beef steak as the main dish.

Our features

  • In a building of about 300 tsubo"Limited to 4 groups of customers per day"

    Because it was a residence of a forestry family, it does not have a large public bath or a banquet hall like a hot spring inn.

     Each room has its own "exclusive Koya Maki bathroom".
     It is served in "room meals" and "private meal rooms".
    【Front desk】
     We ask for your cooperation in adjusting the time so that it will not be crowded.
    【Common areas:Reception room】
    During the cherry blossom season, Golden Golden Week, summer vacation, and when the owner is absent, Swiss Building (welcome drink) and Baihoan (matcha) will be closed.

About mobile phone radio wave condition and Wi-Fi environment

  • An inconvenient trip where "radio waves are not connected" now that "always connect with someone".

    Higashiyoshino Village is not as convenient as the city.
    There is no convenience store within walking distance, and the mobile phone and Wi-Fi environment are not good.
    We apologize for any inconvenience, but we hope you will forget the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a quiet time.

Inside this facility

  • Sukiya-style rooms and warehouse rooms

    In the garden of 3,000 tsubo surrounded by a 50m "Oya Stone,
    The 150-year-old main building was built as a private residence by the Oketatsu
    And the villa built as a guest house,
    From the early Showa era, carefully selected precious woods, mainly Yoshino Lumber,
    Also Kasuga cedar, Takano Maki and Akamatsu,
    Over the course of 13 years, we collected gem wood,
    After the end of the war, the palace was completed with the playfulness of a carpenter.
    And now as "guest Villa Hoo" of Reiwa,
    Miya carpenters, joiners, plasterers, etc.
    The skillful experience and skill of outstanding craftsmen gather,
    As an inn like a "wood museum"
    We have 5 rooms with a minimum guest room area of 40.09㎡ and a maximum guest room area of 143.60㎡.
  • Yoshino Forestry Industry History and Prosperity

    Yoshino region, leading to the Ise and Minami Ise Kaido (highway),
    Kumano is a transportation hub where the "Higashi Kumano Kaido (highway)
    It was the home of the Nancho (southern court) Court during the turbulent period of the Northern and Southern Dynasties
    And Yoshino Lumber has been useful since the time of Ashikaga
    Muromachi Time Period the end of the Muromachi Time Period (around 1500), the first afforestation was conducted in Japan.
    After that, Hideyoshi Toyotomi used Yoshino Lumber for the construction of Osaka Castle and Fushimi Castle
    It will be used for castles and shrines and temples in Kinai,
    It has been recorded that it has established itself as a precious tree.
  • Greetings from the 4th generation Tatsuji Ryo

    Washikagawa River, the barking of deer and insects, the sound of the wind, etc.
    I want you to enjoy the sound of nature,
    "guest Villa Hoo" is
    The inn has been renovated to accommodate only 4 groups per day.
    Not a luxury hotel or culinary inn,
    It is not an old house or a townhouse.
    It's not a sophisticated and smart service,
    We are committed to "simple countryside hospitality".
    With countryside home-cooked food that you can't taste in the city
    I hope you can enjoy various natures every season.
    Forget the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a relaxing time.

Hoo"Seasonal news"

  • Spring, summer, autumn and winter fun at Hoo

    ■Famous spot of cherry blossoms(Every year from 3 / bottom to 4 / middle)
      "Matabei Sakura" "1000 Weeping Cherry Trees Takami-no-sato""Mt Yoshino Senbonzakura"
       Please enjoy several kinds of cherry blossoms on the premises.
    ■Firefly dance appreciation party(About 3 weeks from early June to late June every year)
       Enjoy the dance of fireflies from our reception room.
    ■Playing in the river(7/up to 9/middle)
       Play in the calm clear stream that flows through the site.
       (river play equipment:Free rental of floats, nets, baskets and water guns)
    ■Autumn Foliage(About 4 weeks from the end of October to the beginning of December every year)
       Along with the autumn leaves of Mt Yoshino and Odaigahara, the autumn leaves from the tea room are also spectacular.
    ■BBQ(3 / bottom to 10 / top)
       A dinner plan only for guests staying in the reception room, Tatsujiro. (Reservation required)

Washikagawa River flows through the premises.Watching the small fish swim.....

  • I would like you to listen to the clear stream and feel the gentle flow of time.

    Washikagawa River that flows through the premises is a tributary of Yoshino River and has highly transparent water.
    Depending on the weather and time of day, you can also enjoy the reflections on the river (photo).

    In spring, enjoy several types of cherry blossoms and wildflowers.
    In the summer, we offer ``river play'' and ``small fish and mountain crabs'' in the clear stream.
    In autumn, enjoy the autumn leaves of the large maple leaves and the sounds of insects.
    In winter, the modest "winter cherry blossoms" and "the cries of the deer" bloom,
    Enjoy the different scenery of the countryside depending on the season.


Google Map

Hotel Name

guest Villa Hoo


888 Ogawa, Higashiyoshino Village, Yoshino County, Nara Prefecture

Telephone number

To traffic access page

A collection of traditional techniques"Miya carpenter"

  • Tradition of Japanese architecture:Okagawa Komuten Co., Ltd.

    Carpenter specializing in temple and shrine:FUKUHIRO OKAGAWA / YASUO OKAGAWA


-Renovation work for about 3 years-Thank you to all the "Takumi".

  • A gathering of traditional craftsmanship

    Joinery Artisan:TAKAMASA
    Stone Artisan:CHIGUSA FUSHIMI
    Furniture Craftsman:CHIHO MASADA
  • Gathering passion "technology" and "experience"

    Sheet metal craftsman:KIYOSHI SUGIOKA / YUTAKA YOSHIDA
    Water craftsman:TSUYOSHI SHIMOMURA
    Cross craftsman:KENJI TAKEMOTO
    Furniture Artisan:KIYO YOSHIOKA
    Fabric Proposer:EIJI KIGAWA

    Photographer:TAKANAO FUKUI
  • 【Compliance】

    Administrative Solicitor:KAZUMITSU UEDA
    Land and house inspector:NOBORU NAKANISHI

General supervision

  • 【Executive Directer】

    Japanese culture, life and food are delicate and detailed, simple and generous.
    It is something to be proud of in the world.
    It's dignified, but it's natural, unpretentious, friendly and deep.
    Japanese young people
    Recognizing the beautiful climate and spirit of Japan, the wonderful culture and customs of Japan,
    I hope that you will send it to the world with confidence.
                                               Kuniko Sakawa

Reservations and Inquiries

Please contact us if you have any questions.