About this listing
Traditional Japanese tatami room in DIY renovated house 20-25min walk from Kamakura Station. Large kitchen/dining/living room and small garden. Big deck overlooking nearby forest.
Japanese/Danish couple with two kids (7 and 4 years old)
1-2 Adults + 1-2 Kids OK. - Kids under 6 free!
Large Tatami Room in an old house in Kamakura. Situated on top of a hill in the middle of a forest. (A little hike up the hill, but nothing good walking shoes cannot manage!) About 15-20 min walk from Kamakura Station.
The room easily fits two persons sleeping on traditional Japanese futons. Kids welcome! (2 adults + 1-2 kids OK!) Under 6 years: Free.
Kamakura is about 1 hour away from Tokyo and a lovely old Japanese city with lots of temples, great food and a very friendly vibe. The city center is best explored by feet but rental bikes (available around the city) is also a great way of getting around if you want to go to the nearby sea or visit some of the temples a little further from the station.
The house is a 40-year old Japanese house that we have been totally renovating with new bathroom, kitchen, flooring, etc.
You are free to use the kitchen and bathroom during your stay and wifi internet is also available.
We have to boys (Aged 7 and 4) so be prepared to be woken up early in the morning by them running around!
You can of course use the room but also feel free to relax in our living room, use our kitchen and bathroom. We have a large deck two looking out on a nearby forest perfect for morning coffee or afternoon drinks.
Please notice we don't have any WI-FI or TV in the house.
About 20min walk from Kamakura station
This is our private home and you will be staying with us (two adults, two kids) during your stay. Please keep noise to a minimum (in particular at night) but other than that feel free to use our lining room, kitchen, bathroom and garden to relax.
This house is lovely! And the hosts are even lovelier.
Jens, the host, is from Denmark who came to Japan 13 years ago. He did renovation for the house himself and you could easily find traces of his North European roots in this house. The guest room is traditional Japanese style but the decorations are contemporary modern.
There is a nice little terrace overlooking a small forrest and we had a great time chatting and having coffee with the hosts. We really enjoyed staying in this lovely house with the cheerful family. I would definitely recommend it. Look forward to our next stay.
Great host! It's my first time to rent an airbnb room. Jens picked up at the bus stop and drove me there. The house is on the hill with great view. you will find peace and relax there. I chat with Jens and his wife and their kids. They really make me feel home and give me an eye to see the world outside the busy downtown. The room is clean and comfortable. When you open the door, you can even see the cock they raise, it's really interesting. Jens could make anything he wants, like making a room in 2-3 days by hands, or making bamboo cups with a machine, btw, he gave me a cup as a gift when I left. Really appreciate the service he offered, and I wanna rent it next time!
Jens, Mariko and their two sons were great hosts. Their house on the hill was just as descibed in the airbnb-profile. The Tatami-Room was very comfortable and clean.
Jens gave us a lot of sightseeing-tips, what to visit in Kamakura and around. Unfortunately we didn't had enough time for all of them. At the end of our two days stay, Jens dropped us off at the station.
Thank you guys for your hospitality! We wish you all the best!
We came across Jen's listing as we needed a relaxing getaway after 4 days in busy Tokyo. We were more than happy to be received by Jens ans his wife Maruki at their beutifully decorated hilltop cottage in Kamakura. The view is spectacular, and the artisan craftsmanship of the cottage itself is amazing. The entire house is a fusion of both Danish carpentry and Japanese decor, reflective of Jen's and Maruchi's heritage.
The room itself was very comfortable and made for a great night's sleep on our first tatami floor.
The Jensen family went above and beyond, always available for a nice chat over one of Maruki's custom Japanese teas. The town is is walking distance, but Jens offered on several occasions to take us to the station/ sightseeing spots. Terrific!
Me and my fiancée thought our stay at Jen's was fantastic! Jens and Mariko are great hosts that would go the extra mile any given day to make your life easier. They offered to pick us up at the station, lent their bikes to ride around, gave us small sweet treats etc.
The room (and in general the house) looks gorgeous in the photographs, but it's even better in person. I would definitely come back if I found myself in Kamakura again. Our only regret was being so busy visiting the temples that we didn't spend much time with the hosts and their lovely kids!
This is a gorgeous house on the top of a hill, with nice wood furnitures, balcony with fantastic views and sunny garden(with two white chicken). The Tatami room is a sunny room in Japanese style, which is also warm and clean.
Jens and Mariko let me borrow their bicycle and gave me a lot advices about traveling around Kamakura, we had Mariko's handmade coffee dessert at "high-tea time", and watched movies together at night. One of the important thing is, they have two boys at their 4 and 7, which are really cute! The boys are shy at first, but very polite, friendly and brave!
Other than the excellent house, Jens and Mariko made me realize a natural and fresh lifestyle. I do recommended their room and I will absolutely come back!