Guest Houses in Yamaguchi
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A Stay at Shimonoseki's Trendiest Guest House
- If you made it this far down Honshu island then chances are you are interested in taking a look at the rushing waters of the Kanmon Straits, the stretch of water separating Kyushu and Honshu and the stage of several historical battles in Japan. One of the best ways to enjoy the scenic views of the straits while in town is by spending the night at Uzu House guest house. A Stay at Shimonoseki's Trendiest Guest House Uzu House is Shimonoseki’s contribution to the guest house trend that has been expanding across Japan. Housed within a five-story building on the edge of the Kanmon Straits, this marine-style guest house offers an interesting fusion of cafe/bar, shared office, and comfortable accommodation. Within its bright walls, a mix of locals using the work and event space mix with a diverse crowd of foreigners keen on getting a taste of the local lifestyle. Thanks to this it is not uncommon for interesting interactions to evolve during a couple night stays here. A Stay at Shimonoseki's Trendiest Guest House In keeping with the dormitory theme found in many guest houses across the country, Uzu House offers the affordable bunk bed sleeping arrangement. But the options don’t end there; travelers can also choose from private (bunk bed) rooms for up to two people, a tatami room for up to five people, or for those willing to splurge a little, a deluxe room with the appearance of a one bedroom apartment complete with your own private view of the Kanmon Straits. Thanks to its central location along the water, all guests can enjoy the views of both the straits and some of the most popular sightseeing spots in the city. A Stay at Shimonoseki's Trendiest Guest House ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
The San’in Route Guesthouses
- The San’in Route is a stretch of road and train lines connecting Yamaguchi, Shimane, and Tottori Prefectures, in the Chugoku Region and along the Sea of Japan. This route is full of history, abundant scenic nature, and endless hospitality. While exploring this traditional route, also labeled as Route Romantique Sanin, an excellent way to get the locals’ perspective of the area is to stay at the charming guesthouses that have been welcoming guests each with its unique character and interesting staff. Our recommendations will take you to Hagi City in Yamaguchi, Yunotsu Onsen in Shimane, and Tottori Harbour in Tottori Prefecture. Guesthouse Ruco - Hagi, Yamaguchi Guesthouse Ruco - Hagi, Yamaguchi Guesthouse Ruco is located right in the heart of Hagi City about a 10-minute walk away from the old castle town and an even shorter walk from several of the best restaurants in the city. But convenience is only the beginning. Guesthouse Ruco - Hagi, Yamaguchi Ruco’s interior is a piece of art that includes wall mosaics, vintage denim furniture, and a clay mural which acts as the centerpiece of the place. The local designers and craftsmen really thought about every detail of the design to make Ruco both cozy to stay in and beautiful to admire. Guests can choose between the dormitory room accommodation or the tatami room for more privacy. Both options are very comfortable and bright, and both allow you to enjoy the caring service of the ever-so-helpful staff. The first and second floors are a cafe/lounge and are the perfect setting to start the day with a warm cup of coffee or finish it with a local craft beer and a good chat. Meguruya Guesthouse - Yunotsu, Shimane Meguruya Guesthouse - Yunotsu, Shimane Meguruya Guesthouse is located in Yunotsu Onsen, a historical port town in central Shimane and primary shipping point for the silver mined at Iwami Ginzan during the 17th Century. The owners have done a great job in maintaining this old Japanese house and giving guests the chance to experience life in Yunotsu the old-fashioned way. Guests can sleep comfortably in one of the two tatami rooms, up a wooden staircase that also serves as a storage shelf, or in the open-concept room with a view of the outdoor patio. Meguruya Guesthouse - Yunotsu, Shimane In keeping with the traditional theme here, there is no shower inside the guest house, so one must bathe in the onsen bath just up the road, just like the locals did back in the day. On Saturdays guests can catch the rare Kagura Dance performance at the local shrine just a short walk away on the way back to Meguruya. In the morning, take it easy and enjoy the delicious sandwich and coffee set prepped by the charming Chika-san, one of the owners. Guesthouse Shanti - Tottori, Tottori Guesthouse Shanti - Tottori, Tottori The last stop on the San’in Route is Tottori’s Guesthouse Shanti. Located along the Tottori Harbour and run by Reika-san, a well-traveled and easy going host who is happy to share her knowledge of the best sights in the city and equally happy to have a drink in the living room with her guests. The atmosphere at Shanti is pretty laid back and it feels more like a home away from home than a guesthouse. It is also a short walk away from the Karoichi Seafood Market and the port where every other morning a seafood auction is held. During the winter and with Reika-san’s help, a visit to the crab auction might be possible to arrange. If you are in Tottori to get a taste of the Matsuba crab, then Guesthouse Shanti is without a doubt your best accommodation choice. Guesthouse Shanti - Tottori, Tottori ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
Heading west along Japan's largest island, Honshu, the very last prefecture you'll reach is Yamaguchi, separated from Kyushu by a small strip of water known as the Kanmon Straits, which the far-reaching harbor city Shimonoseki looks over. With water at every turn, the seafood of Yamaguchi is an indisputable highlight, and we're not talking just the usual fish dishes - the notorious fugu, or puffer fish, is a Japanese delicacy that was discovered in Yamaguchi prefecture, making it the best place to try it out.
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