Shikoku and friends. The host, a former community revitalization cooperation team member, will connect you with the town, making it your second home.【高知県四万十町】

Taisho, Shimanto-cho,Takaoka-gun, Kochi-ken

Local Characteristics

About 2 km in circumference. The place where the Shimanto River and the Yusuhara River meet, called "Taisho". This area once thrived with the forestry industry and was bustling with people, but now it is a quiet town with little foot traffic. Despite its small size, there are many attractions, such as the Kumano Shrine, founded in the Kamakura period, and the famous chestnut shochu distillery, Mutemuka. The town, surrounded by mountains and filled with the scent of cypress, offers a therapeutic experience just by walking through it. I, Yusuke Ono, was charmed by Taisho and moved here. Would you like to join me for a walk? Chat with the neighbors, gaze at the river, and enjoy the leisurely flow of time.


Just a 10-second walk from JR Tosa-Taisho Station. The rooms feature ample use of local cedar and cypress. Surrounded by many elements that let you fully experience Shimanto, it’s a place where you can enjoy your journey in the leisurely and rich flow of time. There are also plenty of books in the shared space. Why not become friends with Shimanto?

3 Key Points

1Host’s introduction

River fishermen, mountain hunters, community revitalization cooperation team members, local entrepreneurs, guesthouse owners, town council members, lumber industry workers, organizations that survey and protect the Shimanto River, farmers who run farm inns in the Shimanto River basin, sake brewers, Shinto priests, farmers, mobile zoo directors, and other individuals engaged in various jobs in the community.

2You can interact with people like this!

I organize seasonal events throughout the year. In spring, there's a market held in a vacant shop on the shopping street; in summer, a jazz concert is held on the shrine grounds; in winter, soba noodles are served on New Year's Eve.
Additionally, I involve the local government and high schools in community activities, so if you're interested, feel free to discuss with me, and you can experience a variety of activities.
If you wish, we can also organize a community event together during your stay.

3You can experience like this!

I organize various community events throughout the year: a market in a vacant shop on the shopping street in spring, a jazz concert on the shrine grounds in summer, and serving soba noodles on New Year's Eve in winter.
Additionally, I involve the local government and high schools in community activities, so if you're interested, feel free to discuss with me. I'm sure you can experience many different activities.
If you wish, we can also organize a community event together during your stay.

Typical One-Week Stay

Day 1: Walk around the neighborhood with the owner
Day 2: Observe and experience river fishing
Day 3: Relax
Day 4: DIY projects at the accommodation
Day 5: Drinking party
Day 6: Local sightseeing
Day 7: Drinking party

Typical Daily Schedule of a Host

Wake up around 7 AM
Morning cleaning of the premises after seeing off guests
Afternoon office work and welcoming new guests
※ I am usually available, so if I'm not busy with other tasks, we can always spend time together.

Time Spent with the Host

Morning Breakfast Late Morning Lunch Afternoon Evening Dinner Free Time
Weekdays × × × ×
Weekends × × × ×

Morning: 6:00-8:00 Late Morning: 10:00-12:00 Afternoon: 13:00-17:00 Evening: 17:00-19:00


Wondering what to do after waking up in the morning. I want you to have such a relaxing time.

Detailed Information


Taisho, Shimanto-cho,Takaoka-gun, Kochi-ken

Features of the Area

In the mountains, residential area, shopping street, Shikoku region, male owner, festivals/events, near mountains, near river, lively, quiet


Nearest airport:Kochi Ryoma Airport (KCZ)
The nearest train station is "Tosa-Taisho Station." It takes about 3 hours to get from JR "Kochi Station" to "Tosa-Taisho Station" by train. We can arrange to pick you up at "Tosa-Taisho Station.


Nature is abundant. There are 4 trains or buses a day. Otherwise, I can take you shopping or lend you my motorcycle (Cub) so you can get there on it. It takes 30 minutes to the city by car. There is also a small supermarket within walking distance.

Shuttle Service


Languages and Proficiency

English: Beginner

Fee (per person)
※One month is 30 days

~2 weeks: 3,700 yen/night
~3 weeks: 3,300 yen/night
~4 weeks: 2,910 yen/night
1 month: 79,200 yen

Extra Charge

Washing machine 100 yen per one time, Dryer 100 yen per one time

Possible Admission Time

November to April, June


We are generally available.
*However, the host may have urgent matters, so please feel free to request and confirm the dates.

Possible Admission Period


Food Expenses

Not included

Food Arrangements

Morning each person
Lunch each person
Dinner each person

Available Facilities


kitchen (together)








washing machine




bicycle parking




environment for remote work

Suitable Guests

average male

average famale

male student

female student

male highschooler

single mother

singler father

Rentable Transportations





Recommended Transportations

There are trains and buses, but they are not very frequent, so the car is a must.

House Rules


Having friends over, Outdoor Smoking


Accepting Pets, Indoor Smoking


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q

    What is the temperature like in winter?


    At the coldest times, it drops below freezing.


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