Sunday, December 22, 2013

Kamakura Guest House

Kamakura is one of the most popular sightseeing locations in Japan, however, there are not so many accommodations around.  I would like to introduce one guesthouse if you wish to stay in Kamakura at a reasonable price.

Kamakura Guesthouse is located about 15 minutes away by bus from Kamakura station.  The house is originally Japanese style old house and you can enjoy old fashioned atmosphere.

In the public space, you can enjoy Kotastu (electric Japanese heater with a futon over it) and Irori (a hearth installed in the floor.) Irori is actually rare in modern Japanese houses and it was good opportunity for me to enjoy the warmth and cook over it.

Even though you have to bring fish by yourself since this is a guesthouse and no meal is served, the staff will help you to cook with Irori. They put charcoal so that your fish can be deliciously cooked. Irori is available in winter time, from Oct to Mar.

The guesthouse of course has a kitchen, tools and seasonings so that you can cook your meal any time.
The guesthouse has 2 dormitories for men and women, and one private room. Men's dormitory is on the first floor and women's dormitory is on the second floor. The room is Japanese style with Tamami (straw) mat and futon bedding.

I stayed there with my husband, so we chose a private room. The room has 4 beds and a desk and chairs. I liked its Japanese structure. The shower room is shared by all guests by turns. 

Kamakura Guesthouse
273-3, Tokiwa, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
Tel: 0467-67-6078 FAX: 0467-67-6078
3,000 JPY per night
Private Room
15,000 JPY per room per night (for 1~4 people)
Check in  14:00~20:00
Check out 10:00
There are a supermarket and a drag store near the house.
You can rent a bicycle with 500 JPY per day!
Experience Japan!

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