STAY

You can stay overnight at one of our HappyRaft guest houses! We have an old Japanese-style farm house quietly located on a mountain road surrounded by trees, just a 5-15 minute drive away from the HappyRaft base. There are no neighbors around making the house a kind of getaway.

If you've made the trip to Shikoku, rafting is not the only thing you should do! After exercising your body in the great outdoors, why not relax and enjoy the mountains of Shikoku? Otoyo Town, where we live, is located in the mountains, blessed by the Yoshino River and surrounded by beautiful mountains. There are no convenience stores, supermarkets, vending machines, or anything else around the inn. The beauty of the trees full of life, the chirping of the birds, the quiet and slow flowing time. Experience the nostalgic feeling of being transported back to a time long ago. Look below for our guest house list along with more information on what to bring, check/in check/out times etc.

Recommendations for Guest Houses

① BBQ

How to have fun with staying overnight

If you choose to stay at our guest house, we recommend barbecuing. You can BYO or order ahead through us! If you wish to order ahead, please let us know when you book with us.

② A star-filled sky

Enjoying nature

There are no stores around the guesthouse and no outside lights! At night, it is pitch black and the sky is filled with stars and the milky way.

③ Chatting with the staff

Everyone is friendly

Everyone is friendly and love to talk to people, so feel free to ask them for questions. You might even hear some local stories!

④Playing in the mountains

Take a stroll around the accommodation.

The beautiful terraced rice paddies and the spectacular view over the Yoshino River. Enjoy not only the river, but also the mountains.

Details of Price, etc.

Accommodation fee ◉Stay only◉
4,000 yen(tax included)/per person per night
※※3 years old -12yeas old(without bedding): 3,500 yen
※0-2 years old: No charge

◉For those who participate in the Happy Raft tour◉
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With tour at Happy Raft 500 yen discount!
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3,500 yen/per person per night
※3 years old-12years old (without bedding): 3,000 yen
※0 -2 years old: No charge
Location About 5-15 minutes drive from HappyRaft (1 minute walk from JR Tosa-iwahara station) on a mountain road.
It is difficult to find the place on the mountain road, so we will guide you from HappyRaft by car.
Please come to HappyRaft!
  • If you are using a car navigation system, please set your car's navigation system to ""JR Tosa-iwahara station"" (GPS: 33.822793, 133.788581) because it often does not give you the correct directions when you search for ""HappyRaft"" or the phone number. It is a one-minute walk from JR Tosa-iwahara station.
  • If you are coming by train, please go to JR Tosa-iwahara Station or JR Oboke Station on the Dosan Line.
※It is a one-minute walk from JR Tosa-iwahara station.Pick-up service from Oboke station is also available (please contact us in advance).
What to bring
  • Food (for dinner and breakfast)
  • Beverages
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush
  • Sleepwear
  • In summer, you may want to bring some insect repellent.
About Meals of the guesthouse. There is no meal service provided at the guesthouse. There is a shared kitchen and BBQ area, so you can bring your own meals there.
◉BBQ fee: 500 yen per person (for use of BBQ area, BBQ stove, charcoal)
There are some small stores and liquor stores around HappyRaft where you can buy groceries, but they don't stay open late at night! Only one restaurant that is open at night until 8:00 p.m. (about 30 minutes drive from the guesthouse along the mountain road.)
Dinner options are available below, be sure to try some of Kochi's delicious food.

Guesthouse List

①Happy Guest House TERUYA

This guesthouse is a Japanese-style farm house in the mountains of Shikoku that we call Teruya.
The location overlooking the Yoshino River gives it a great sense of freedom!
There are no houses around, so you can relax in the silence or make a big fuss with without worries

On a clear night, you can see shooting stars and the Milky Way under a star-filled sky, and in early April, you can see the beautiful rows of cherry blossoms!

Kitchen, Refrigerator, Living room, Bath, Hot shower, Separate toilet for men and women, BBQ space (covered), Hair dryer, Free Wifi 

Note: There is NO airconditioning. The temperature is much cooler in the mountains and we also have multiple fans set out around the guest house.

Cooking utensils: general, microwave, toaster oven, rice cooker, BBQ grill, tables and chairs, tongs, dishes in general, plastic wrap, aluminum foil
Seasonings: sugar, salt, salt and pepper, soy sauce, mirin, cooking sake, oil, etc.

Shampoo, conditioner, body soap

  
※Please bring your own towel, toothbrush, etc. If you don't have a towel, you can rent one at the guest house for¥500 each.

Check-in 17:00~20:00 (Please contact us if you are arriving out of this time zone)

Check-out time 10:00am(Please contact us if you would like to over the time)

②Takamotoya

At the top of the mountain, Takamotoya is owned by Grandpa Takamato and Grandma Tamiko, who talk about the history of this area and old stories. In the open landscape, there is a building of a private house with a great view of the steep misty stones and a sea of clouds in the morning. At night, the sky is full of stars, and shooting stars can be seen. A luxurious place surrounded by the green of the mountains, the blue of the sky, and the light of the sun. You'll feel as if you've come back to your own countryside. I hope it will become a spiritual home for many people.

Kitchen, Refrigerator, Living room, Bath, Hot shower, Separate toilet for men and women, BBQ space (covered), Hair dryer

Note: There is NO airconditioning. The temperature is much cooler in the mountains and we also have multiple fans set out around the guest house.

Cooking utensils: general, microwave, toaster, rice cooker, BBQ table, griddle, tongs, dishes in general, plastic wrap, aluminum foil
Seasonings: sugar, salt, salt and pepper, soy sauce, mirin, cooking sake, oil, etc.

Shampoo, conditioner, body soap
※Please bring your own towel, toothbrush, etc.

Check-in 16:00~19:00 (Please contact us if you are arriving out of this time zone)

Check-out time 10:00(Please contact us if you would like to over the time)

③Guest house ARUSE

Heading up the mountain from Happy Raft, you will find yourself in the village of Aruse, Tokushima. It is a peaceful place with tea fields.

It takes about 20 minutes by car from Happy Raft along a mountain road.

Kitchen, Refrigerator, Living room, Bath, Hot shower, Separate toilet for men and women, BBQ space (covered), Hair dryer

Note: There is NO airconditioning. The temperature is much cooler in the mountains and we also have multiple fans set out around the guest house.

Cooking
utensils: general, microwave, toaster, rice cooker, BBQ table, griddle,
tongs, dishes in general, plastic wrap, aluminum foil

Seasonings: sugar, salt, salt and pepper, soy sauce, mirin, cooking sake, oil, etc.

Shampoo, conditioner, body soap
※Please bring your own towel, toothbrush, etc.

Check-in 17:00~20:00 (Please contact us if you are arriving out of this time zone)

Check-out time 10:00(Please contact us if you would like to over the time)

Meal Options

Optional plans for overnight guests only.

Steak BBQ Set
2,500 yen/per person (tax included)
This is a steak BBQ set from the famous Ogasawara butcher store in Otoyo Town. The steak weighs in at a huge 200 grams, making it a satisfying meal for even the biggest of eaters. The set includes 100 grams of pork, 100 grams of chicken, vegetables, a Happy Handmade Bagel, and BBQ sauce. (The photo is for one person)
I want some Tataki in Kochi!
800 yen/per person(5-7 slices) (tax included)
The bonito Tataki sashimi that we get directly from a local fish store is very different from the ones you can get in other prefectures. If you've come all the way to Kochi, it would be a shame to leave without trying it! 【Only bonito tataki, no rice is included.】
Chicken curry from Nagabuchi Shokudo SHANTI
900 yen/per person (tax included) (order from 2 portions)
Authentic, genuine Indian curry prepared by the Indian owner, Mr. Bino, with his warm smile! You don't have to go to India to enjoy such delicious Indian curry! The water from the vegetables, such as onions, is enough to cook the curry. Non-added curry cooked with love, time and effort ★ This is such a special genuine Indian curry that will make your body, mind and soul full of happiness. The chicken is just the right amount of tenderness. A set of richly flavoured chicken curry and mild and gentle tasting dal (bean) curry. With handmade chatneys of home-grown herbs! Oh, I can't get enough of it! 【Closed, not available to order: Wednesdays & Thursdays & sometimes irregular holidays.】
Shanti curry
Chicken curry special set from Nagabuchi Shokudo SHANTI
1,200 yen/per person (tax included)(order from 2 portions)
Upgrade your lunchbox to a more luxurious version of our "Chicken Curry with No Water Added " All made by Mr. Bino, salad, and lots of subjets! Curry alone is not enough! This special set is perfect for those who want to experience the world of Mr. Bino! A full set of Indian cuisine using plenty of the same spices as in authentic India. Let's go! Let's Trip to India! 【Closed on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and sometimes irregular holidays】
Bento lunch box from Kitchen Nakatoyoya
1,300 yen/per person (tax included)
Three minutes' walk from Happy Raft! Even has fans from outside the prefecture! Delicious homemade Western-style bento from the delicious Western-style restaurant Kitchen Nakatoyoya☆ Hamburg steak, deep fried prawns, deep fried chicken... The home-made potato salad, which is secretly very popular, and whimsical side dishes with a great flavour. And don't forget the warm rice! It's made from rice grown by Nakatoyoya's family in the rice fields here in Iwahara Village! The side dishes are the choice of the day, and they are hearty and gorgeous! The dishes are all homemade, so they're full of nutrients too! Please take this opportunity to try the special bento menu, which you can't eat inside the restaurant! (Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

Other Accommodations

In addition to the Happy Guest House, there are several other accommodations available.