Guest Houses in Shizuoka
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Stay at Wabi-Sabi Retreat at Kisami Ohama Beach - Shimoda
- Just a four-minute walk from picturesque Kisami Ohama Beach, on the southern coast of Shimoda, is Wabi-Sabi Retreat, a laid-back, warm, and welcoming guesthouse and one of Izu’s most idyllic accommodation options. Sitting about three hours south of Tokyo, Shimoda, with its pristine beaches and easily accessible location, is a popular place for locals and international guests year-round and especially in the sweltering summer months. Mixing modern attitudes with traditional design and a relaxed beachside atmosphere, it’s a multifaceted home away from home and the perfect place to unwind, disconnect from the world for a few days, and meet new friends along the way. The guesthouse features a number of different accommodation options; however, all of the rooms here adhere to traditional Japanese-style design, with tatami flooring and futon bedding. Wabi-Sabi currently has private, self-catering rental cottages and private rooms with shared facilities. The rooms are measured in tatami mats, with an eight-tatami room accommodating up to three guests, a 10-tatami room fitting four, and a five-mat room fitting one person. Although they look traditional in style, all the rooms have been recently renovated and upgraded with understated interiors, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning. Private rooms are not available for children under the age of 13, private rental cottages are available. ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
Kisami Ohama Beach and Neighborhood
- Located in Minami Izu, Kisami Ohama beach is one of the more popular, albeit slightly hidden, beaches in the south. Overlooked by the famous Shirahama beach, Kisami Ohama is more difficult to access by public transport but more secluded and less crowded. Visitors who stay in the nearby resorts and hotels are rewarded with clear waters and local venues. Kisami Ohama is flanked by mountains behind the beach with cliffs jutting out into the sea. The seaside cliffs are rocky and make for good snorkeling. The majority of the beach is sandy and soft, making it a family friendly spot. The beach lacks any sort of rocks or sharp objects and children can run around the large space aimlessly. The sand strip provides ample space for the busy season in the summer, however it rarely gets too crowded. The water is relatively tame which makes for a good swimming spots for beginners or children. The deeper sea offers larger swells and rougher water. Kisami Ohama is one of the most popular places to learn surfing in Shimoda. The water isn’t as rough as Shirahama so beginners can feel more comfortable in the water. ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan's largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.
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