Koyasan is a remote mountain top village north of the Wakayama Prefecture in Japan. As if getting there through its winding roads didn’t already make for a remarkable experience, being able to choose among an array of unique lodging options enhances that feeling.
Koyasan Guest House was built to accommodate the adventurous, curious traveler. Kyoto-based architects Kentaro Takeguchi and Asako Yamamoto of Alphaville Architects designed the hotel with the idea to offer two types of accommodation for travellers.
One can choose to stay in either a traditional bedroom or a capsule-style dormitory. Rooms were built above and below one another and share a communal hallway, where rooms face one another. While guests can choose to properly distance themselves from one another, the hotel’s design encourages active communication by keeping people’s personal space to a minimum.