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“Lovely homely guesthouse with caring and lovable hosts”
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Chottoco-ma
Reviewed October 18, 2013

I've extended my stay at Chottoco-Ma twice - from 3 days initially to more than a week. I find it hard to leave as it has offered very good value for an exceptionally comfortable stay, coupled with great hosts with good sense of humour. The price of a bunk in a cosy 4-bedder room is comparable to hostel rates, but it feels a lot more like a home, with cheerily furnished living room and common areas and well-kept bathrooms and shower. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and I look forward to returning each evening.

Yutaka and Emi are extremely friendly and welcoming hosts. Yutaka is a seasoned backpacker and fluent in English and Emi is a great communicator, and they both go out of their way to make sure you're comfortable and also endeavour to answer your queries comprehensively (e.g labeling shops on a map, giving ideas for cheap and good local eats, suggesting nearby islands to check out, giving weather updates, etc). They had a bit of time one rainy afternoon so they accompanied me on bikes to the laundromat and then brought me to a local udon joint to savour Kagawa's special udon!

Location-wise, Chottoco-Ma is well-placed for people looking to island-hop on day trips as Takamatsu is well-connected by ferries and passenger boats to nearby Seto Inland Sea islands like Naoshima, Teshima, Shodoshima, Megijima, Ogijima, etc. The guesthouse is only 1 train stop away from JR Takamatsu station. More appealingly, the guesthouse is less than 10 mins away by bike to the ferry terminal, and Takamatsu City has a rental bike scheme for only 200 yen a day, so it's cheap and easy to pick up a bike from a rental station the moment you arrive and start coasting on the bike lanes in the city!

As the Setouchi Triennale autumn season is now on, I cycle each morning to catch a ferry out to the islands to get my daily fix of art, architecture, cycling, autumnal weather, landscapes and island communities... I'm having an awesome time and I highly recommend a visit here!

Chottoco-Ma will definitely be my first port of call when I return again in future :)

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Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 23, 2016
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Stayed: July 2016
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Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 12, 2015
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  • Stayed: August 2015, traveled solo
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  • Stayed: June 2015, traveled solo
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Address: 3-7-5 Ogimachi, Takamatsu 760-0013, Kagawa Prefecture
Location: Japan > Shikoku > Kagawa Prefecture > Takamatsu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Specialty lodging in Takamatsu
Price Range: $25 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CHOTTOCO-MA is a small guest house in Takamatsu of Kagawa, close to the center of Takamatsu. JPY2,500/person a night in shared room, JPY6,000/room(2 people), shared shower room and lavatory. Convenient for island hopping in Seto inland sea,traditional pilgrimage walk over Shikoku main island (We call it "O-henro"), or just visiting for special noodle of Kagawa,called "Sanuki-Udon". Please find "chottoco-ma"in search engine. ... more   less 
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