Camosiba Hostel & Bar is a charming hostel offering shared accommodation in an old “kura” (warehouse building) in the village of Jumonji, part of Yokote City. A stay here is not only about enjoying low cost accommodation in a picturesque setting, it’s also a chance to join the local community of creatives and farmers who are looking to put this region of Akita on the map.

  • Stay at Camosiba Hostel & Bar in Yokote

    Stay at Camosiba Hostel & Bar in Yokote

    Madoka-san, the owner and operator of Camoshiba, decided to get back to her roots after living in the big city and restored a historical warehouse a short distance away from Jumonji Station. The result is two beautiful and cozy areas; on one side a hostel area, and a bar on the other.

    Stay at Camosiba Hostel & Bar in Yokote

    Stay at Camosiba Hostel & Bar in Yokote

    The hostel accommodates up to 15 guests at a time in three shared rooms equipped with comfortable bunk beds. Guests share the a dining room and kitchen which lends easily to morning conversation and practical shower rooms. The bar area, which is without a doubt the best part of Camosiba is open to both staying guests and locals who come to wind down mainly at the end of the day while enjoying some of Akita’s best sakes and delicious food prepared with locally grown produce.

    Stay at Camosiba Hostel & Bar in Yokote

    Stay at Camosiba Hostel & Bar in Yokote

    It is in the bar were the connections are made. The local farmers and creatives who hang out at Camosiba have been promoting Yokote for some time now and trying both to bring tourists into the town and to take their products beyond the borders of Akita and Japan. Of course you can also mingle with other fellow travelers passing by through the area.

    Stay at Camosiba Hostel & Bar in Yokote

    Stay at Camosiba Hostel & Bar in Yokote

    One regular at Camosiba is Obara-san, a young farmer producing apples, peaches, and honey, and a new breed of cooking apples known as “Kurenai-no-Yume”. Besides his delicious produce, Obara-san opens up his farm to visitors providing tours of his apple orchard, including honey and fruit tasting. After enjoying a few drinks with the man, you can pay him a visit the following morning to learn more about his trade.

    Stay at Camosiba Hostel & Bar in Yokote

    Stay at Camosiba Hostel & Bar in Yokote

    After hanging out with Obara-san, you’ll want to stop by at Delicatessen & Cafeteria Kougyoku, a 10-min bike ride from Camosiba. You can reach Kougyoku easily by hopping on one of the hostel’s rental bicycles. Kougyoku is run by Takahashi family who take pride in their healthy meals prepared with local ingredients and their hospitable service. Kougyoku is famous in the region for its vegetable-packed bento boxes as well as the lunch meals served at their cozy cafeteria. If you are looking for omiyage to take back home, this is also a great place to pick up local dried fruits and sauces among other products.Takahashi-san is bilingual and besides running his delicatessen, he’s also actively involved in promoting Yokote and is a great point of contact if you want explore other farms beyond Obara-san’s.

    Stay at Camosiba Hostel & Bar in Yokote

    Stay at Camosiba Hostel & Bar in Yokote

    Back at Camosiba Hostel, the bar and its friendly staff are sure to be waiting your return. You can end the day by with a sake in hand, the tasty japanese snacks, and good conversation. New locals will come in and the a new adventure might be set up for the following day.

    Hostel&Bar CAMOSIBA
    place
    Akita Yokote Jumonjimachi Akebonocho 7-3
    phone
    0182235336
    Jumonji
    place
    Akita Pref
    デリカテッセン&カフェテリア 紅玉
    place
    秋田県横手市十文字町梨木沖野66-1
    phone
    0182-42-5770
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