Yakushima Guesthouse Suginoko was opened in 1999 and have been run by Ms.Hanamure and Mr.Sakugawa. After it was enjoyed by many guests, Mr.Sakugawa passed away in 2015 and Ms.Hanamure became too old to continue operating it.
Suginoko was taken over by three people in their 20's or 30's and has undergone major renovation in Apr 2016.
The new owners are working to make sure that the new Suginoko will be enjoyed by many more guests in the future. They want Suginoko to be a place where guests meet, spend time here and share their experience with each other.
Check out Suginoko Blog...only in Japanese though.