Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

A Taste of Traditional Japan. Truly Extraordinary Setting Surrounded by Trees...Ocean Views...No Adjacent Homes.

The Space

Our hand-crafted lodge offers the serene beauty of old Japan, with all the comforts of modern life.

Originally custom-built for the chief physician of a national hospital, the inn at Nobi Beach is nestled in thick forest, overlooking a remarkably pristine coastline near the mouth of Tokyo Bay. There are no adjacent buildings...just lush greenery and views of blue ocean. A setting like this in Japan, just 15km from Zushi and one hour via train or car from the center of the world's largest city, is simply extraordinary.

The main building offers five sleeping rooms, each of which accommodates from one to six people with luxurious futons. On weekends, we offer a Western B&B plan, with full breakfasts -- including real drip-brewed coffee -- served on Saturday and Sunday mornings. With prior arrangements, you can order a BBQ in the garden and/or other meals. Lower rates are available to weekday and long-term guests.

The main building is augmented by a separate four-bedroom guesthouse with an additional kitchen and bath, making our lodge especially popular for large group retreats.

Please note: All three listings for "Magical Tokyo Inn -- Beach & Forest" -- are for the same property. The AirBnB site cannot yet accommodate multiple rooms, so we have to create multiple listings. Therefore, if the calendar for this listing says "unavailable" for your preferred dates, please see these alternate listings to book open rooms:

Feel free to send a general inquiry at any time.

The inn's expansive garden regularly hosts parties, day and evening, with guests enjoying clear skies and stars while sitting on hand-made wooden benches around the fire.

One of the nicest beaches in the Kanto region lies 300 meters below the inn. Miles of both rocky and sandy shoreline lead to a legendary windsurfing spot -- home to Japan's national champions -- just a few minutes down the road. This area is also great for paddleboards and kayaks.

Truly Tolkien forest hiking trails surround us, and will take you to the famous Kurihama botanical garden at the top of the mountain.

Most guests travel here from Tokyo, via Shinagawa Station (or Shibuya Station, transferring at Yokohama). It takes roughly 55 minutes to arrive at the local stop, Keikyu-Kurihama Station. From there it's 5 minutes to our place via taxi, or 15 minutes via bus and a 200-meter stroll.

Please note that this is a Japanese-style inn, offering private sleeping rooms, a large shared bathroom with a panoramic view of the ocean, and communal dining and sitting areas.

The main building of the inn has three rooms suitable for singles or couples. On the first floor...

The Yellow Room: six-mat size, toilet and sink en suite.
The Green Room: six-mat size, with sink, shared toilet.
The Blue Room: eight-mat size, shared toilet.

Upstairs, there are two spaces suitable for larger groups...

The Tatami Room: 10.5 mats, shared toilet.
The Loft: 10-mat size, shared toilet.

The two-story guesthouse is separate from the main building, and is ideal for families or guests who prefer more privacy. It offers two large tatami rooms, plus two Western-style rooms, along with a kitchen, a large Japanese bathroom, and two toilets. The guesthouse also features relaxing views of garden, forest, and sea.

Your on-site hosts are the well-traveled Jude Brand, originally from Oz, and "Mr. G," a bilingual Japanese gent. Please reserve three or more days in advance, so we have time to talk with you and prepare for a perfect stay.

Our lodge tends to attract creative personalities from around the globe, and folks with many decades of travel experience tell us that there is no better retreat in Japan. You may not want to return to "civilization."

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 7
Beds: 16
Extra people: $60 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 2:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Spent a lovely couple of nights here on my recent visit to Japan, and I think I slept better here than anywhere else on the trip. Quiet, peaceful, and lovely traditional tatami mat rooms, and only an hour from central Tokyo.

    A small but excellent crop of local bars, plus the beach and forest access make this a great spot for the traveler to check out, especially if you're looking to get off the beaten path a bit. Many thanks to Jude, the on-site host, who knows more about Tokyo than you can shake a stick at, and cooks up a mean breakfast to boot. Highly recommended!

    April 2014
  • The house was wonderful! Loved the wood interior and the view to the ocean. There is a great Karaoke bar in walking distance, but you will have to walk by an old eerie hospital.

    April 2014
  • I had a very nice stay. Even it was just one day. I had one relaxed and peaceful time. Walking by the water was beautiful experience. I had a great sleep, too. I definitely wanna come back again, maybe with my family next time. :-)

    Thank you, Michael and Kiyoe san...


    October 2013
    Mike & Kiyoe
    Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

    Thank you, Masae! Wish you could have stayed longer at the Magical Inn. Next time!

  • An excellent calm and quiet change of pace from the cacophony of Tokyo. I had an incredibly fulfilling and relaxing stay, made possible by Jude & Mr. G's hospitality and warmth. A quick and easy trip, and one definitely worth making.

    September 2013
    Mike & Kiyoe
    Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

    Glad you enjoyed our Magical Inn, Nick. ;-) The natural forest and ocean setting is truly rare in the Tokyo area, and we are always happy to share it with travelers like you.

  • Fantastic detailed directions and great suggestions from host Jude for places to eat and visit during our stay. We are a family with three kids so having a house to ourselves for two of our four nights was great.
    A bit of a walk to the swimmable beaches but convenient bus to town.
    Great meeting hosts Jude and Mr G.

    August 2013
    Mike & Kiyoe
    Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

    Enjoyed hosting you and the family at the Magical Inn....

  • Mike and Kiyoe's inn in Kurihama was an enchanting escape from the city. Just one hour away from Tokyo, in a perfect silence, surrounded by wild nature and calm.
    Jude welcomed us to this enchanting wooden house and offered us an amazing breakfast!

    July 2013
    Mike & Kiyoe
    Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

    We enjoyed hosting you at the Magical Inn, Midori. We know how nice it is to discover such a peaceful retreat so close to the world's megalopolis. ;)

  • we were looking for a place like heaven for our last nights in Japan. Our wish was fulfilled. Jude and Mr. G, our hosts greeted us like family and our room was like a haven. The view of the sea in the morning dazzled me every time. Thank you for everything and I hope to come back soon.

    October 2012
    Mike & Kiyoe
    Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

    This response is just to let you know that Julie's nice review is for "Magical Tokyo Inn--Beach/Forest." On AirBnB, it can be tough to tell which reviews go with which property! ;)

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Mike is an American who has lived in Europe and Japan. A graduate of UCLA, he currently owns an advertising agency in Los Angeles. For fun, he likes basketball, tennis, volleyball, hiking, skiing, cycling, and motorcycling. Kiyoe (Kay) is a Japanese national, an accountant, and proud mother of three. For fun, she likes running, hiking, tennis, snowshoeing, clogging, quilting and cooking. 日本語でどうぞお気軽にお問い合わせください。お待ちしています。
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