The SpaceAn old traditional Japanese house, on the idyllic Ishigaki island, far south of Japan in Okinawa Archipelago, well known for its scenic beaches and world class diving spots.
We rent rooms, as you can see on other listings, but you can also have the house (almost) all for your group, including kitchen. I write "almost" because we are still living in the house and we also use the kitchen. We can prepare your meals or let you use the kitchen, and there will be no other guests in the house, so you can use the free space to organise workshop, teachings, ..
The whole house is about 500 sq m, and we can welcome groups up to 25, when can you can share the 5 rooms.
We are located in the quiet Shiraho village, between the airport and the city center, 200 m from the Shiraho lagoon, famous for its blue coral reef. A bus stops just 5 minutes walk from the house.
Our basic offer is weekly rental, because we believe it is the time needed to discover Ishigaki and the surrounding Yaeyama islands, enjoy watersports, relax in our house, and discover the okinawan way of life.
We try to give a second life to that old traditional Japanese house, by living there, organizing events and welcome guests around our passions: nature, kids, water sports and cooking among others. check our website for more details. Guest AccessGuests can use all the house, except the private area (see floor map in the pictures) that is used as warehouse.
There is a fully equipped kitchen and dining room, a big tatami room where you can organise activities such as Yoga or lectures, 2 terrasses and garden where you can relax. Interaction with GuestsWe live in another house nextdoor, so we are here when you need information, but we don't interfere. We are always happy to exchange with guests and give tips about our preferred places and activities around the island. The NeighborhoodShiraho is a quiet, traditional village, with a few shops and restaurants, conveniently located between the airport and Ishigaki city. It is famous for its blue coral reef (one of the biggest in the world) and for some traditional festivals (matsuris). There is a beach nearby, but it is quite rocky, better for snorkeling than for lying on the beach. Ishigaki is a relatively small island, but public transportation are not very developed, so we recommend to rent a car or scooter to explore the island and find the best beaches. Getting AroundThere is a bus stop 5 min walk from the house, with direct bus to the airport and city center, but we recommend you to rent a car, it is much more convenient to visit the island. Other Things to NoteWe are at 10 minutes by car from the airport. The best way is to rent car at the airport and keep it during your stay. We have a free car park. You have also buses (one very 30 minutes between airport and city center, stopping 5 min walk from the house). A taxi from the airport would cost around 1200 yen.
To rent a car don't forget to bring adequate license (international license or traduction in Japanese of you license depending on your country)