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."
Jude was an amazing host. I was running a bit late and she was able to accomodate my late arrival. Once settled in, she kept up with me to ensure I was very well taken care of. The accomodations were very clean and inviting, and location was perfect.
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.
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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.
Kiyoe (Kay) is a Japanese national. For fun, she likes running, hiking, tennis, and clogging. 日本の”おもてなし”をモットーにしています。どうぞ日本語でお気軽にお問い合わせください。お待ちしています。