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Private room in bed and breakfast


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2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Akachichi Guesthouse B&B is located in Maeda Village, where you will find green sugar cane fields, small sandy coves, beautiful turquoise water, and Okinawa's most popular snorkeling and SCUBA diving site. Everything is within walking distance. And, the locals are friendly! Akachichi Guesthouse offers you the comfort and privacy of your own mini-cottage with the benefit of having us, your hosts, always nearby to provide you with assistance and the best advice for a "true" local experience.

About Akachichi Guesthouse

The dream of Akachichi Guesthouse began out of a love for Okinawa. We wanted to create a place where guests could feel “at home” while discovering the nature and culture of Okinawa. We chose Maeda in Onna-son because of its beautiful coastline and abundant greenery, but most importantly because it's the home and birthplace of my husband's ancestors. Here, you can enjoy walking through our peaceful village, swimming and snorkeling in the amazing sea, exploring the surrounding sites, or just simply relaxing. We look forward to meeting you!

We have two guestrooms that are small one-room cottages. The rooms and interior were designed by us with help from a local architect. We tried to incorporate traditional Okinawan designs, such as the traditional tiled roof and easy access to the garden. Some of the furniture was specially designed and constructed by a local Okinawan craftsman. There is no kitchen, but breakfast is served at your own private terrace each morning. Everything about Akachichi revolves around the concept of simplicity and relaxation.

We are located along a residential street in between local homes, which gives guests the feeling of “real” community life as opposed to being isolated at a resort hotel. We are also located only 5 minutes away from the most popular diving and snorkeling site, Cape Maeda, in Okinawa!

Akachichi Guesthouse serves both Okinawan-style food and western food, alternating every other day for breakfast. We do not serve lunch or dinner, but there are several nearby restaurants, including a few that provide free shuttle service.

We are a family with two small children, so please keep this in mind when thinking about staying at Akachichi Guesthouse. Although the cottages are separate from our home, you may hear children laughing and crying from time to time!

The cottages are separated from our house but just a few steps away, enabling guests to have privacy but also access to us, the owners, if they need assistance with anything.

Each cottage has its own terrace and shares the same garden with our home. Both rooms have air conditioning/heater, private shower and toilet, toiletries, a small refrigerator, a hot kettle, free tea and coffee, and there is free WiFi service. If needed, a washer (shared) is available.

We usually like to chat with our guests when we bring breakfast to their terrace in the mornings. In the afternoon and evenings we let guests enjoy their privacy but we try to be available for questions and assistance when necessary. My husband, Kenny, wrote a guidebook about Okinawa, and he loves to share his knowledge about the culture and places to visit.

Maeda is a quiet village, especially at night, so don’t expect any kind of nightlife. In the daytime, the Cape Maeda area can become a bit crowded with snorkelers and SCUBA divers, but during the off-season (November ~ February) it is much less crowded. There are many days when you might be the only one at the beach! *Please read more about the weather below.

Most of the residents in Maeda are part-time farmers and fishermen. It is not uncommon to see locals working in the fields or gathering things to eat from the sea. The community remains fairly traditional, celebrating important days according to the lunar calendar.

Please remember that when coming in the off-season that the weather is unpredictable. We always try to be honest and we do not wish to give the wrong impression that Okinawa is a “beach destination” during the winter months. It will NOT be beach weather and there will be cold and rainy days. However, we think that visiting Okinawa during this time of the year can be very rewarding. There are no typhoons in the winter! There will be days when the temperature will climb up to around 23 ~24 degrees Celsius and the sea temperature is usually around 20 degrees Celsius even in January and February, so depending on what you are used to, you can still go to the beach on days when the weather is nice. If you don’t mind a bit of chilly weather, the beaches are often empty in the off-season and the water is also crystal clear. You can still snorkel and SCUBA dive with a wetsuit. Most of all, we would like for our guests to realize that Okinawa has much more to offer than just beaches…It is also filled with historical and cultural treasures, including nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Don’t let the possibility of bad weather stop you from experiencing everything that Okinawa has to offer!

*From November to March, bring both light clothing and warm clothing. It is best to dress in layers as it can go from cold to hot and back again easily.

What you will find here…

Cape Maeda (5 minute walk): Okinawa’s most popular snorkeling and SCUBA diving site, where the sea is clear blue and filled with tropical fish and corals. There are several dive shops in the area that offer snorkeling and SCUBA diving “experience” tours. (All tours provide equipment and wetsuits.)

Maeda Beaches (10 minute walk): Small coves that are perfect for beachcombing, swimming, snorkeling, reef walking, surfing, SUP “ing,” sea kayaking, and fishing.

Nature walking: Visitors can walk on coastal paths above the cliffs of Maeda, where you will get amazing views of the sea below, or take a walk on farm roads in the green hills behind Maeda. There is also a nearby historical trail that leads to several ancient sites and up to an observatory tower with views of the East China Sea and Pacific Ocean.

Forest Adventure (15 minute walk): For a fee, visitors can get a taste of adventure in and above the forests of Okinawa via a course of ladders, bridges, and zip lines.

Ryukyu Mura: (30 minute walk): A cultural village “park,” where visitors pay an entrance fee to observe many facets of Okinawan culture and village life from the past.

Onna Eki (30 minute walk): This is the perfect place to get some local food or buy a locally made gift. Frequented by both tourists and locals, there are several food stalls, a tiny farmer’s market, and even a bakery / café where you can buy freshly baked bread.

Onna Museum (30 minute walk): A small museum where visitors can view a variety of displays and artifacts depicting the history of Okinawa for a small fee.

By car or bus…

Zakimi Castle Ruins (15 minutes by car): The ruins of Zakimi Castle have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The remains of Zakimi’s ancient castle walls command a perfect view of Yomitan. There is also a small museum located on the grounds.

Cape Zanpa Park (15 minutes by car): This coastal park has walking courses, lookout points, a beach, a restaurant, and more. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse for a small fee and get a fantastic view of the coastline.

Yachimun no Sato (15 minutes by car): A community of artisans who carry on the tradition of making Okinawan pottery. The village is a nice place to walk around and view or buy pottery. There is also a coffee shop.

Mihama, Chatan (20 minutes by car): This is the “gathering spot” for both locals and tourists with a variety of shops, restaurants, and bars. Mihama is also known for its 7-Plex movie theatre, giant Ferris wheel, and many free events held on weekends.

Okinawa Expo Park (90 minutes by car): This is a beautiful park where you can spend the whole day. The most famous attraction is the Chura Umi Aquarium, which is one of the largest aquariums in the world. There are also many things to see and do for free or for a small fee. The park is also nearby to Bise Village, which is known for its quiet pedestrian paths lined with tall “Fukugi” trees.

Naha (1 hour by car): Naha is the pulse of Okinawa with shopping on Kokusai Street, traditional markets, cultural and historical sites such as Shuri Castle, and many bars and restaurants.


Unfortunately, Okinawa’s public transportation system is not that efficient outside of Naha. Buses are infrequent in this part of the island and they can be expensive when traveling long distances. We strongly recommend that you rent a car for all or at least a portion of your trip if you are planning on touring the island or if you wish to have access to more activities, shopping areas, and restaurants. However, if you wish to use the bus system, we can advise you on the best routes and help you with the timetables.

License or registration number
Hotels and Inns Business Act | 沖縄県中部保健所 | 第H21ー21号


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM


13 Reviews

Jessica User Profile
June 2015
Wow this listing is truly amazing. The guest house feels like the perfect tropical getaway. It has a very charming and welcoming feel with great details and a relaxing patio. There is a binder of great local restaurants and activities definitely worth checking out. It is a 5 minu…
Victoria&Larry User Profile
March 2015
Kenny and Komaki are gracious hosts. They both speak in English which was very helpful. They gave us grate recommendations for places to visit and to eat. Their Okinawa style breakfast is prepared from finest local ingredients is out of this world. Their kids are are charming an…
Steven User Profile
April 2017
You will likely not find a better informed host about the treasures that Okinawa holds in terms of restaurants, beaches and snorkelling spots. Our stay with Komaki & Kenny was completely magical, the breakfasts are divine and they were by a country mile the best hosts I've experi…
Komaki User Profile
Response from Komaki:
Thank you Steven! Meeting both you and Jules was a true pleasure. Hoping that our paths cross again one day in the future! Good luck to you both!
April 2017
Robyn User Profile
July 2016
From the moment we made contact with this friendly family we were made welcome. We especially loved the relaxed style and personal service tailored to our requests. Thank you for going the extra mile , especially escorting us to the rental car shop to adjust our contract for anot…
Andrei User Profile
April 2016
Friendly & amazing hosts, thanks to Komaki and Kenny we felt like in a tropical paradise! Awesome breakfast and cozy house with all the utilities we were just like home. Close to amazing beaches, scuba diving spot where you can see also large whales and very good restaurants a…
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Response from Komaki:
Thank you very much Andrei and Marta...We really enjoyed having you stay with us and the nice conversations...We hope to meet you again one day!
April 2016
Charlie User Profile
June 2015
Wow. What a magical introduction to Okinawa. Thanks to Komaki, Kenny and Megumi, a little piece of our heart has been left in Okinawa. We will no doubt return as soon as possible. The house is wonderful, safe, clean and a short walk to the best beaches and scuba diving spots on t…
Steffi User Profile
May 2015
Komaki and Kenny have been exceptional hosts. Their guesthouse is amazing. Rooms are spacious, well equipped and clean. The garden is really nice, too. We really enjoyed breakfast on the sunny terrace every morning. Kenny and Komaki know Okinawa so well; they have a lot of great …

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We are a family of four who enjoy the outdoors, traveling, and running our small B&B. My husband is a writer and I am a licensed yoga instructor. We often spend our time at the beautiful beaches on Okinawa with our kids and are very involved with family gatherings and community a…
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