Designed around the idea of "shibui" (subdued and simple) we are proud to offer the feeling of Japan in a private, comfortable whole house where I hope you can not only relax and unwind, but also experience the beauty of Japanese culture through tatami, earthen walls, sliding doors, tile and washi (Japanese paper). The Uno port ferry is 3 min by nearby train so we serve as an ideal gateway to the Inland Sea islands, including of course Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima.
I'd like to make it easier for families, so for young people 2-12 I'd like to offer 2000 yen per child instead of 3000 yen for regular guests, which I can send as a "special offer" when you send me a message.
Also written is that check in time is 3-6 pm, but we can discuss other times, 3-6 is just a basic idea.
We should be able to pick you up from Bizen Tai Station (3 min from Uno Port Station) and drop you off when you come and leave, notwithstanding unforeseen events. That station is around an 8 min walk or 4 min bike ride from our house and one stop from Uno Port Station which is next to the ferry. [NOTE: Please see "The Neighborhood" ==> "Getting Around" below for other options, or contact me close to when you come]
We also have two electric-assisted bikes that you can rent for 800 yen each per day which makes it super easy to bike straight ONTO the ferry (around 12 min) and then use on the islands themselves (you save money)!
We have a locked shed you can store bags if you need to pick them up after you check out, but before you are finished with Naoshima, etc.
Oh and just in case beds are as important to you as to me, the main bed is a new Sealy with Egyptian cotton high thread count sheets so you should enjoy that!
Accès des voyageurs
You can access all parts of the house, it's yours for the stay!
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Myself, my wife Sayako (she's Japanese) and my 3 year old son live around 30 meters from the BnB house. Originally from New Zealand I have lived in Japan for around 22 years and have studied Japanese culture extensively, including 6 years at 2 Japanese Universities. My wife has studied Ikebana (flower arranging) and shodo (Japanese calligraphy) as well as being a bread baker and we are thinking if guests want to try the former two we could arrange classes in the BnB. I really love much of the traditional Japanese aesthetic and have tried to incorporate things I love into the BnB. I spent around a year and a half restoring this house myself, choosing materials (wooden flooring, crushed paper walls, earthen walls, order printed Japanese paintings, and natural persimmon dye on washi for the sliding doors, etc.) to complement the existing wooden framework.
At the moment we don't offer breakfast, but are thinking if you would like something simple, we can supply free-range eggs (you can cook yourself) honey, peanut butter, home-made bread (my wife is a bread baker) etc., for a small additional fee. Of course coffee and tea are complimentary. Also there is a convenience store a 3 minutes walk from our BnB and a farmers market around 10 minutes by electric-assisted bike.
- No shoes in house (normal in Japan)
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 24 heures avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 24 heures précédant le voyage, la première nuit n'est pas remboursable.