For me, Guesthouse Rico, was an absolutely great place to stay and be introduced to the city and prefecture of Wakayama. With their thoughtfulness, generosity, and good sense of design, Takashi-san and Mari-san have created a guesthouse that made my time in the city truly enjoyable. Raw cement interior and warm lighting provide a welcoming environment that I would love to spend more time in. Takashi and Mari were wonderful hosts. They always took time to patiently answer all my questions, ensuring I had directions and recommendations to some really special experiences that made my time in Wakayama feel most authentic. Further, they even allowed me to leave my luggage with them for 2 days after checking out while traveling elsewhere. They were a pleasure to interact with and I hope to stay with them again in the future. Highly recommended!