« Reply #15 on: May 16th, 2017, 07:07am »
After my boots gave put I basecamped in Takamatsu for the end of my henro and slackpacked every day, returning to base with the excellent public transportation system available. I loved my stay at Kinco Hostel and Cafe. It's labor of love; the owner has put her heart and soul and a lot of creativity into the place (bonus! support a woman-owned business!) The bunks are extra big with lots of headroom and elbow room. There is a great supermarket nearby and a little kitchen at the hostel and you're welcome to enjoy your own food in the beautiful downstairs common space. The bookshelves are filled with a multilingual selection of enticing books on art and design, cities and travel that your welcome to sit and read with the excellent house coffee. There are bikes for rent on site. And the owner and her staff are super kind and friendly. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
An AirBnB I loved in Shimanto near Temple 37
« Reply #16 on: Jun 21st, 2017, 5:42pm »
I stayed with Kazuko, super close to Temple 37 and very reasonable priced, including breakfast. It's not just a room, it's a whole private apartment. The henro michi goes right past her gate. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/9798172 Her place is beautiful, and she's delightful. She speaks English. She won't host solo men, but will take couples and single women. I would have loved to stay another night there and spent a day hanging out with her.