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Cottage Morinokokage
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1 review
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“Amazing facilty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed at Cottage Morinokokage in May of 2013 and it was an amazing experience. The owner spoke great English and was really helpful with the arranging the car rental and informing us about the island. The cottage was extremely clean and had a great set up. I recommended the cottage to other travelers throughout our trip. Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank isaidhey
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コテージ 森のこかげ, オーナー at Cottage Morinokokage, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Isaidhey,

I would like to thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at Morinokokage and for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor:-)

It was a delight to read how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us. .
We are committed to providing a clean/well maintained facility.

Thank you again for your comments and for your recommendation.
And we look forward to welcoming you back to Cottage Morinokokage in the future!

Best regards,
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Singapore, null, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

We loved the Morinokokage cottages. The owner was great, very friendly and helpfull and speaks perfect english. The cottages are clean and have everything you need. Having a car here is pretty essential but the island is wonderful. cheers

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Nina P
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コテージ 森のこかげ, オーナー at Cottage Morinokokage, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Dear Ms.Nina P,

What a pleasure to read your review of your recent stay with us. Thank you for sharing this review and for all the kind words!

It’s nice to read that you like Yakushima and Cottage Morinokokage so much.
It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we look forward to welcome you back in the future!

best regards,
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed at Morinokokage in May 2013 near the start of our trip to Japan.

The very friendly owner speaks excellent English and assisted us in organising both the Jetfoil tickets in getting to Yakushima along with the rental car to travel around the island. He recommended an excellent spot to try flying fish (a Yakushima specialty) for dinner which was one of our culinary highlights of Japan. The prepared bento-breakfast in the very early morning provided to be quite filling for our day-long hike in the forest to Jomon Sugi.

Although it was raining heavily when we arrived and most of the day afterwards, the sunny day we checked out revealed beautiful mountain views surrounding the cottage. We definitely recommend doing the BBQ dinner during sundown. The cottage size for two people with luggage was adequate and clean and the wi-fi provided in a separate cottage was perfectly capable for making a FaceTime call on my iPad.

For those bound to Yakushima I would definitely recommend Morinokokage.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Adam M
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コテージ 森のこかげ, オーナー at Cottage Morinokokage, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Dear Adam M,

Thank you very much for your kind and enthusiastic words in your review!

It was a delight to read you enjoyed your stay so much!
I will share your comments with my entire staff!

Thank you for choosing our cottage and for recommending it to others!
It has been a pleasure welcoming you to our hotel, and it would be a pleasure to welcome you back next time!

With warm regards,
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Staying at Cottage Morinokokage was one of the highlights of our trip to Yakushima. The owners were very friendly, and very knowledgable of what to do and how to get around Yakushima. Our cottage was spacious and clean, and a great place to relax after a day of hiking. From our porch, we had a beautiful view of the mountains. Location wise, it's a convenient base between the two ports, and especially good for the early trip to Jomonsugi. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chloerew
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コテージ 森のこかげ, オーナー at Cottage Morinokokage, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Dear Ms. Chloerew,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for taking the time to write a review from your stay on TripAdvisor:-)

I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the beautiful view of the mountains from your room!
Also, It was a pleasure to read some wonderful comments about my place!

Regarding the early trip to "Jomonsugi" trekking, it takes about 20 minutes by car/public bus from here to "Yakusugi museum" where you can catch the "Arakawa shuttle bus".

I look forward to creating many more memories and experiences for you and certainly look forward to welcoming you again in the future!

Warm regards,
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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Comfortable and clean log cabin as a base to tour the island. Great location with impressive view of the mountains, only 5 minute walk to sea and easy access to the major hiking trails. Equally a cool place to hang out and relax and a nice surprise to use the in room or balcony hammock! The owner Nakushima-San speaks great English and he made us feel like we were at home, helping a lot in recommending places to visit, where to rent hiking boots, places to eat local food, and car hire options. Tasty bento box available from 4 a.m. Free Internet available but don't expect broadband speeds.

Wish that we could have stayed longer and hope to return some day!

Room Tip: All the cabins are great. Room type 'C' offers the most space with private bathroom. Type A...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Kevin K
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コテージ 森のこかげ, オーナー at Cottage Morinokokage, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear Mr.Kevin and Ms.T,

I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us, and for taking the time to write a review from your stay on TripAdvisor.

Also, thank for extending your stay here!

I appreciate your wonderful comments and for sharing your experience.
All of us at the Cottage Morinokokage are committed to providing our guests with friendly, smile, clean and well maintained facility.

The location of our Cottage is certainly ideal for moving around Yakushima with ease and for visiting the major places such as Jyomon-sugi, Shiratani area.

Regarding internet access, free Wi-Fi is available in the KOKAGE STORE.
However, it is a bit slow...
I will keep trying to find a better provider/service or device to improve access speed.

In the mean time, I will introduce the internet cafe where is located 5 min by car, If customers need a high speed connection.

Once again, thank you for staying with us and for posting your feedback.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the near future!

Yours sincerely
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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our stay at Morinokokage was a happy, relaxing and memorable one. The Owner Nakushima is just a wonderful man, assisting us in organising a rental car (which is the best thing we did) and also booked our jetfoil ticket to Kagoshima. We met his wife and two year daughter who is very cute and friendly. I would highly recommend anyone visiting Yakushima to stay at Morinokokage. The breakfast was value for money, plenty enough to eat. Number One!!!

Room Tip: Cottage with own bathroom and toilet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank VioletT778
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コテージ 森のこかげ, オーナー at Cottage Morinokokage, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Ms. VioletT778,

I would like to thank you very much for choosing to stay at Cottage Morinokokage.
I also appreciate you taking the time to write such review with great comments and for sharing your experience:-)

From beginning to end it was an absolute pleasure to read your review.
I am so very happy that you enjoyed staying with us.
It's so nice to know that you had a nice, relaxing time here!

While you had been here, it was not stable weather, but you visited many places with your family and with big smile:-)

Thanking you once again for having taken the time, to share your opinion, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

With warm regards,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Our stay was without a doubt what made yakushima a memorable experience. prior to our arrival the owner Nakushima assisted us by booking our jetfoil tickets to the island and arranged car rental. the cottage is conveniently located next to Anbo and easily accessible by car. Owner speaks great English and goes above and beyond to ensure our stay was enjoyable. He took the time to give us local guide maps, give hiking track recommendations and suggest places to eat.

Cottage was cosy, modern and very clean. Facilities included a wifi hotspot, snack vending machine and option to order bento boxes for breakfast and lunch for those days you go hiking.

Overall 10 out of 10 rating.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joey_j1983
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コテージ 森のこかげ, オーナー at Cottage Morinokokage, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear Mr.Joey_i1983,

Thank you for your great feedback.
We are so happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us.
Especially, you felt like Cottage Morinokokage as a "home away from home"!

We are pleased that you were happy with our service!
And we appreciate your comments regarding the rooms and how comfortable everything was!

I very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you both back to Cottage Morinokokage in the near future.

Warmest regards,
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Property: Cottage Morinokokage
Address: 292-9 Funayuki, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho 891-4312, Kagoshima Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kagoshima Prefecture > Yakushima > Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty lodging in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cottage Morinokokage is little cottages in Funayuki. There are 10 individual cottages, and 4 different types of room are available. Amenities are TV, air-conditioner, refrigerator, electric pot, dryer, Japanese Tea Set, bath & shower (inc. shampoo, hair conditioner, body soap, and hand wash soap), toilet, hammock, garden table, low rebound mattress & pillow, free parking space, laundromat in property, and smoke free in the room. It is located between Anbo and Miyanoura, where easy access to main sightseeing spot such as Jomonsugi and Shiratani Unsuikyo. Only 5 mins drive from Anbo port, 8 mins drive from Yakushima air port, and 20mins drive from Miyanoura port. There is excellent mountain(Myoujou-dake & Funayuki-maedake) view from each rooms, and shining star can be seen at night. Walking distance to seashore to see beautiful sunrise and Tanegashima island. Breakfast, BBQ, early Bento delivery, local restaurant, taxi, rental car can be arranged. ... more   less 
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