A Taste of Traditional Japan, in a Truly Extraordinary Natural Setting. No Adjacent Homes...Surrounded by Trees...Ocean Views.
(Separate 4-Bedroom Guesthouse Available.)
The living and dining area of the main inn -- which overlooks garden, forest, and ocean -- is the perfect place to socialize with other guests and your hosts.
Our hand-crafted Main Lodge and adjacent Guesthouse offer the serene beauty of old Japan, with all the comforts of modern life.
The Magical Inn was originally built for the director of a national hospital. In honor of his long service, the director was given permission to craft these two landmarks in the national forest, overlooking a remarkably pristine coastline near the mouth of Tokyo Bay. There are no adjacent homes...just incredibly lush greenery and views of blue ocean.
A setting like this in Japan, just 20 km from Kamakura and an hour from the center of the world's largest city, is truly extraordinary.
This listing focuses on the Magical Inn's Main Lodge, which offers five sleeping rooms, each of which normally accommodates from two to six people with plush futons. You will share a comfortable sitting area, and a large dining table. On many Saturday and Sunday mornings, we serve a full Western breakfast -- including real drip-brewed coffee -- for 1,000 yen.
Note: All listings for "Magical Inn" are at the same location. AirBnB can't accommodate multiple offering at one lodging, so we must maintain several listings. If this calendar says "unavailable" for your preferred dates, please send us a note via "Contact Host," or see our alternate listings:
Main Lodge 2nd listing:
Separate Guesthouse listing:
The Main Lodge has three rooms suitable for singles or couples. On the first floor...
The Blue Room: eight-mat size, sleeps up to three, with a shared toilet.
The Green Room: six-mat size, sleeps two, with sink en suite and a shared toilet.
The Yellow Room: six-mat size, sleeps two, with sink and toilet en suite.
Upstairs, there are two spaces suitable for larger groups...
The Tatami Room: 10.5 mats, sleeps up to six, with shared toilets.
The Loft: 10-mat size, sleeps up to five, with shared toilets.
The Main Lodge is a Japanese-style inn, offering private sleeping rooms, a large shared bath and shower room with a panoramic view of the ocean, as well as the communal dining and socializing areas.
Around the inn, there are a few nice restaurants and bars within walking distance, and scores within easy taxi/bus range.
With prior arrangements, you can order a full BBQ set-up in one of our expansive gardens. We regularly host parties, day or evening, with guests enjoying clear skies and stars while sitting on hand-made wooden benches around a 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.
If you require more room than the Main Lodge provides, we have the separate four-bedroom Guesthouse, a large and modern Japanese-style home.
Inside the Guesthouse, you will find a very large living and dining area, flooded with sunlight, overlooking a private garden with relaxing views of forest and sea.
There's also a full kitchen available for your use.
The master bedroom features a large Western bed, with enough additional space to set up a futon for young kids. There are two large tatami rooms available for sleeping, plus another Western-style bedroom, all with plush futons.
The Japanese bathroom is augmented by two toilets, one downstairs, and one up.
With prior arrangements, the Guesthouse can be booked for exclusive use by your family, or a group. Ask about lower rates for long-term stays.
Most guests travel to the inn 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 short 200-meter stroll.
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.
The Magical Inn attracts 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."
So lucky to find this place during a three day weekends in November when almost no hotels to stay in hot springs. But I wold go back next trip back to Japan. This place made me feel I was on vacation. You can take a morning bath with view of sunrise over Tokyo Bay.
Inn keeper(?) Jude was so nice, fun, and so generously repeated all the information she already explained in here. Also she made us tasty breakfast with beautiful salad. A little bonfire in the garden was memorable. Where else?
There are cute bars and restaurants in town we enjoyed also, but really, ordering pizza and eat around the fire would've been also perfect.
If you want to be relaxed in quiet beach town, go here for at least two nights or more.
It was very pleasant stay Jude was an excellent host and told us all the tips of the local area although sadly as we were there for work we were unable to see them all. Would recommend to anyone looking to get away for a bit of peace and quiet.
Great communication from owner Mike and host Jude. Guesthouse is convenient to public transportation which is quite efficient. As an American, I found that quite impressive. The home itself was lovely and comfortable. Everything we needed was supplied in the home. Loved the big soaking tub! Jude was super helpful with transportation help, information and shopping info.
The bed in the traditional bedroom was quite hard, however, we put a futon on it (supplied by the host) which improved it dramatically! (Thanks Jude!) The area is super quiet and we slept wonderfully. Last thing I'll mention is the common house centipedes... They come in from the surrounding jungle and scare you!
If given the opportunity to visit this area again, I'd certainly return to the inn!
Warm, inviting home in a secluded area! Beach access is a short walk away. Several private rooms available, which provided great flexibility for a large family like mine. Jude was a phenomenal breakfast hostess, and the western-style meal was delicious, well thought out, and made with the best ingredients (highly recommended). Futon mattresses were clean and surprisingly comfortable. Bathrooms were also clean and stocked with everything we needed. If you have small children with destructive tendencies (like I do), keep an eye on them in certain areas of the house; there are some nice accouterments that kids get curious about. Overall very family friendly, and a great stay in the Yokosuka area.
We had a great time here- close to the ocean and far from most of civilazatuon. Jude is very helpful and makes a wonderful breakfast also. Very acccomodating. We want to come back do sure.
We had a nice stay at the magical inn.
Finding the house was easy if you follow the description.
Future bookers should be awere that actually two places are rented
via the same listing. One is the amazing looking wooden house, with the magical bath tub sitting by the window
the other one is a Japanese house. So make sure you look through all the pictures.
We stayed in th Japanese guest houses, which is basically a Japanese house,
the way you would expect it to be. With two tatami rooms and a western room.
Jude was there to welcome us and instructed us on the rules and surroundings of the accomodation.
Cleanliness of the place was alright if you are not too picky.
We unfortunately left a small damage to one of the closets and were immidiately charged for repair.
A quiet sad ending for our trip, even though Mike was quiet nice about in general.
Also be aware that one of the nicest beaches in the Kanto region is supposed to be just 300m near the property.
That beach, if we found the right one, is swimming in waste washed ashore from cargo ships passing outside.
Also for guest not coming with a car, supermarkets are in the city about 10 mins by bus, and the other convinience stores are easily a
half an hour walk away.
I hope this doesnt come of too negative. We really enjoyed our stay, mostly because of the peace and quiet this place has to offer and
because of the giant Godzilla statue u can find after walking a rather interesting walkway through the forest.
Glad you enjoyed the stay overall. Notes: Regarding the beach, there were some pretty massive typhoons and tropical storms sweeping through Japan at the time, which tends to deposit a lot of debris in the ocean. We don't have much control over that, but we can confirm that 98% of the year, the beach looks exactly as it does in our photos. Regarding the hole in the wooden shelf that we discovered after the stay, we had thought the $25 charge was pretty reasonable, considering that replacing the shelf would cost at least $250. Regarding local shopping, there is a family-owned market that's just a 5 to 10-minute walk, but it's not a chain store.
We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing weekend away at the 'magical inn.' The location is very quiet and secluded, a good escape from the bustle of Tokyo.
Transit from Kurihama Station was easy, despite looking somewhat far on the map.
The beaches might be a bit of a walk for some, but we knew that going in and they were good for a swim and a stroll. Our bad luck that there was a typhoon coming through, but we still managed to get a nice dip in.
The on-site host was very friendly and helpful, made delicious breakfasts and shared some good local knowledge about nice places to eat. The 'secret' path up the hill through the woods to the Godzilla playground was an experience. Lots of spiders across the trail, but it made for an exciting trek.
The room itself was quite large and comfortable, as we are perfectly happy sleeping on futon beds. The living room/common area had a nice view and comfortable couches for resting after our sun-soaked walk down to the beach, and overall the ambience was very relaxing.
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Mike is an American who has lived in Europe and Japan. A graduate of UCLA, he also works in L.A. as an international marketing consultant. For fun, he likes basketball, tennis, volleyball, hiking, skiing, cycling, and motorcycling.
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