Rental house in Tanabe

This beautifully renovated guesthouse is an exercise in Japanese modernist minimalism, all dark wood posts and beams, white plaster, a mini-kitchen, beautiful bath and even laundry machines and a little deck. There are two Japanese-style bedrooms. The only downside: it's a bit far, about a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute taxi ride from Kii-Tanabe Station.

PIck up the key and get directions at the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau.