Japan’s travel industry got damaged due to the Covid-19 in the first half of the Year 2020.
However, Mie Prefecture has reported zero infections since April 25.
※Latest Covid-19 info in Mie is available on the official website owned by the Prefecture：Mie Prefecture Covid-19 Special Website (Japanese)
You may be planning to travel in Mie in and after summer.
When you make a travel plan, an important question is “Where do you stay?”
There are so many tourist spots in Mie, variety of accommodations are available.
However, we will focus on guest house this time.
Let us explain why guest house is so attractive and introduce you the five best guest houses in Mie.
Why Guest House?
The number of guest house in Japan has been increasing last few years, and it’s becoming popular. But why?
Guest house is basically a self-catering accommodation with common toilet and shower room. You can stay there from one night. Long stay is also available if you want.
Therefore, accommodation rate is normally very reasonable like 2,000 JPY ~ 3,500 JPY per night.
Especially, guest houses in Japan are clean and safe. Since some guest house owners used to be back packers, they know what travelers really need.
You can socialize with local and foreign tourists
Guest house is originally popular with foreigners, you can meet travelers from many different countries.
Guest house users are not only foreigners but also local Japanese back packers. So useful travel info might be shared each other. And you may make new friends to look around some touristic places together.
Boundless opportunities are there.
So, let us introduce you the five best guest houses in Mie.
1. ISE GUEST HOUSE KAZAMI
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Ise City is the biggest tourist spot in Mie. And Kazami is the first guest house in Ise.
They rebuilt and opened a brand new house in 2018. The facilities are updated.
It’s a two minute walk from Ise City Station, a five minute walk from Ise-Jingu (Outer Shrine). The location is best for sight seeing.
There are three room types such as a male dormitory, a female dormitory, and a private room. Non regular music events are held on the ground floor sometimes.
ISE GUEST HOUSE KAZAMI
1-6-36 Fukiage, Ise, Mie, 516-0073 Japan
TEL +81 596-63-9170
2. TSUMUGIYA（ISE CITY）
Tsumugiya is a historical house built in Taisho Period.
It’s a eight minute walk from both Ise City Station and Ujiyamada Station. Kawasaki Area where Tsumugiya located has remains of old houses along the street. There are nice cozy cafes or shops along the canal. You can enjoy street walk as well.
A six seat mix dormitory, a female dormitory, a three seat Japanese style room, and a four seat Western style room are available.
ISE GUEST HOUSE TSUMUGIYA
2-4-11Kawasaki, Ise City, Mie, 516-0009 Japan
TEL +81 80-8977-8410
One of the post station of Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido, Sekijuku in Kameyama City, Ishigakiya is located there renovating a 120 year old traditional house into a guest house.
It’s registered as a National Traditional Building and partially open to the public as a museum.
Sekijuku Area has remains of 200 traditional buildings built between Edo to Meiji Period. Its historic street is popular even with foreign tourists.
Ishigakiya has a dormitory (with own sleeping bag), a dormitory (with futon), and a private room.
445 Sekimachi Nakamachi, Kameyama Chity, Mie, 519-1112 Japan
TEL +81 595-96-3680
Guest house Wagaranchi is the first guest house in Kumano. It’s a hundred year old traditional house.
It’s good base point for Kumano Kodo sightseeing, and also close to the World Heritage Site, Shichiri-Mihama Beach.
Three Japanese style private rooms are available.
GUEST HOUSE WAGARANCHI
437 Kimoto-Cho, Kumano City, Mie, 519-4323 Japan
TEL +81 90-1471-4889
5. KAMOME nb.（Toba City）
Kamome nb is located in Toba City where is famous for Toba Aquarium and Mikimoto Pearl Island.
The guest room is dormitory type.
Therefore, its accommodation rate is reasonable. And most guests are students and foreigners. It’s popular with cyclists and riders as well.
You can get useful tourist info from here.
１-５-８ A Toba, Toba City, Mie, 517-0011 Japan
We introduced these guest houses in Mie this time.
Guest house offers you a good environment for meeting local and foreign travelers.
Especially, guest house owners love traveling. They know much about local info and kindly share it with you.
If you have an opportunity to travel in Mie, guest house will enrich your travel experiences.
The host of our program “Exploring Deep Mie”, Rika will also try to stay at guest houses when we visit Mie to cover travel spots.
So you may find her in one of those guest houses.
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