A Taste of Traditional Japan, Surrounded by Forest, in an Extraordinary Natural Setting. The Separate 4-Bedroom Guesthouse at the Magical Inn Is Perfect for Families & Groups. Full Kitchen...Separate (email hidden)ivate Garden...and Panoramic Ocean Views.
Our hand-crafted Main Lodge and the adjacent Guesthouse offer the serene beauty of old Japan, with all the comforts of modern life.
Both lodgings were originally built for the director of a national hospital. In honor of his long service, the director was given permission to craft these two buildings 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 Guesthouse, a large Japanese-style home which offers four distinctive bedrooms on two floors. Here, you will also enjoy the use of a full kitchen, as well as a separate Japanese bath.
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Inside the Guesthouse, you will find a very large living and dining area, flooded with sunlight. 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 a second Western-style bedroom, all with plush futons.
The Japanese bath and shower room is augmented by two toilets, one downstairs, and one up.
With prior arrangements, the Guesthouse and its separate garden can be booked for exclusive use by your family, or a group. Ask about lower rates for long-term stays.
Next door at the Main Lodge, we have five sleeping rooms, each of which normally accommodates from two to six people with plush futons. You will also find a comfortable communal sitting area, and large dining table. On many Saturday and Sunday mornings, we serve a full Western breakfast -- including real drip-brewed coffee -- for 1,000 yen.
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 the garden.
Our expansive gardens regularly host parties, day and 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.
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 short 200-meter stroll.
If you need even more space than the Magical Inn Guesthouse offers, 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.
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 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."
This is the perfect place to stay if you want to isolate yourself from the city and enjoy the fresh air, the sea, and the coziness of a big spacious house.
Mike was not in Japan at the time, so Jude took care of everything, and she made the house just just spectacular.
The place is a bit far from the station, and is very recommended for people of a large group who want to spend some quality time near nature.
The sea is like 5 min walking, and can even be viewed a bit from the house.
It is recommended thought that you buy everything you want from the convenience store at the station (Kurihama Station) before hopping in the bus and coming to the house.
The place was awesome. Just what I was looking for in the way of a weekend escape from Tokyo!
Jude was an amazing host, and the breakfast was delicious. Highly recommended!
Nice inn, very peaceful area and quite secluded. Mike the owner is very quick to respond which was helpful when we were trying to book a last minute stay. The walk to the main beach is quite long especially in the heat, but overall a nice experience.
The house is a terrific blend of traditional Japanese housing and more modern western accommodations. Rooms are sized very nicely and can easily accommodate whatever your vacation requires. All the rooms are in good shape and well kept. The host(Jude) is very easily accessible to assist with anything and the owner (Mike) is also available to make your dream vacation a reality. The only downside is also it's upside. It's on the beach so it has great views but it's also in the middle of a good amount of nothing so getting back to the trains or city becomes a hassle depending on how much time you have to get from one place to another and the times you plan travel strictly vacationing though you'd be hard pressed to find a better place quality housing for a fraction of the cost And an experience that cannot be matched
An amazing spot with a really nice traditional Japanese taste combined with homely hospitality.
Mike was honest and helpful and Jude (the host) was beyond awesome. She helped me with everything: train schedule, taxi booking, hiking and dining tips and made the best breakfast I had in Japan, according to my vegetarian diet.
It really felt like being in the hands of a loving family member.
The inn is clean, quiet and provides a lot of space for any need.
The area is good for hiking in the woods, relaxing and watching the sea.
If you feel like you need a break from the Japanese intensity, this is the perfect place for you.
It was such a nice experience staying with Jude and Mr. G. It's calm, beautiful and the air smells wonderful! They were eager to recommend restaurants, and I had two good evenings out by myself enjoying the friendly atmosphere and the beach air! I had a great time, and many good conversations with Jude and Mr. G, and would recommend this to anyone wishing to take a short break from Tokyo, or like I did, to take a few days to ease into Japan at the beginning of a longer trip.
Thank you for the good time and the wonderful breakfast.
It's a wonderful house in a quiet town, perfect for a few days off after the Tokyo rush.
Jude was very helpful and everything was great.
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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。