About us
Guest House Kanoko is a friendly family run establishment. Kanoko offers a Japanese style family house with comfortable and spacious accommodation. 

We offer Yakushima's seasonal ingredients and serves quality traditional Japanese/Yakushima dishes to our customers with a passion. To avoid disappointment, please book dinner before arrival. 

Breakfast is served in the large open dining room. Guest can chose from either Japanese style (Rise & Miso Soup) breakfast or European style (Homemade fresh bread and tea/coffee) breakfast. Guest can enjoy a freshly baked bread, homemade jam, Japanese Macha green tea or English tea or coffee from beans! 


Kanoko is located on top of small hill surrounding by lovely nature

 The Guest House is in a peaceful hidden place surrounded by beautiful nature.
You will see and hear birds singing, wild animals passing by, 

Located in an ideal location near to Anbo town and within minute to the local amenities. It is a perfect base for sight seeing, great access to ancient mountains and beautiful beaches, river activities and many more!

All bedrooms are clean, comfortable and individually furnished. They make your stay from home as relaxing as possible. Choose from a Japanese Tatami room with Futon set for up to 4 people or a twin bed room.  Children of all age are very welcome.

Who we are

Guest House Kanoko is  a small family run B&B.

Kiyomi(dad) has incredible  local knowledge about Yakushima's nature with a passion. He was born in Yakushima and he spent most of his younger age in the island. He will help you uncover a unique holiday experience.

Setsuko (Mum) is an amazing cook. She is also an expert of creating unique textile using natural product to dye materials, woven with a machine, and creating unique clothing. 

Their two daughters are also supporting their business from distance.

Mariko from Nagano for PR and Marketing, and Emi from London for Branding and Design.

Their aim is to ensure that every guest enjoys their stay and has a memorable time in Yakushima. 
  1. "
    We stayed 3 nights at Kanoko. A friendly owner and great food. We had a great time in Yakushima and will come back again!
    George King
  2. "
    Amazing place!
    Steve Parks, London UK
  3. "
    Chieko Suga, Fukuoka JP