MAGICAL INN--TOKYO BEACH & FOREST 3

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.
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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:

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/692445
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/721177

Feel free to send a general inquiry at any time.
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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
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • 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

    December 2013
    Mike & Kiyoe
    Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

    Ha! Yes, when you're surrounded by national forest, with a panorama of the ocean, our place feels like it's a million miles away. You'd never guess that a 50-minute train ride puts you in the middle of the biggest, busiest city on the planet!

  • 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.

    September 2013
    Mike & Kiyoe
    Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

    You are welcome at the Magical Inn any time, Roi --whenever you need to escape the Japanese intensity (love that)!

  • 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.

    August 2013
    Mike & Kiyoe
    Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

    Jude and G loved you! Welcome back any time.

  • 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.

    July 2013
    Mike & Kiyoe
    Response from Mike & Kiyoe:

    So glad you enjoyed your stay at our Magical Inn. ;) Hope the rest of your trip is full of discovery. Welcome back any time.

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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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