Stay in a traditional Japanese house! 5 Recommended Guesthouses in Kamakura
Kamakura is a city full of things to see, such as the famous Buddha statue, as well as lush nature. There are various guesthouses in this area that are made in traditional Japanese houses. Here are 5 particularly recommended guesthouses to consider.
1. Kamakura Guesthouse
This guesthouse is about 10 minutes away from Shonan-Fukasawa Station on the monorail. The symbol of this guesthouse is the large irori (hearth set into the floor) in the free space. It has great reviews as being a space where lodgers can enjoy interacting with each other.
The rooms are either private rooms or unisex dormitories. Shared facilities include the kitchen, shower room, bar, laundry machines, and more. You can rent bicycles and there's free Wi-Fi in the shared areas.
Dormitory: 3,500 JPY a night per person
Private room: 15,000 JPY a night (1 room sleeps 4, so one person would be about 3,750 JPY)
The irori is embedded in the floor.
This guesthouse is in a traditional renovated Japanese house with about 90 years of history. There are 3 types of rooms: private rooms that sleep either 2 or 4 or a dormitory that sleeps 6. The shared space includes a lounge, shower room, and laundry space.
There's a free drink service that includes coffee and tea, rental services offering bicycles, body boards, and yukata, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the building. There are English speaking staff available.
Dormitory: starting at 3,200 JPY a night per person
Private room: 16,000 JPY a night (1 room sleeps 4, so one person would be about 4,000 JPY)
3. Villa Sacra
This guesthouse is just 3 minutes from JR Kamakura Station. The building is a renovated traditional home that's over 80 years old, and has 6 guestrooms that each have different designs. It's a unique space that has collaborated with various Japanese artists such as painters and photographers.
Breakfast is offered at a nearby cafe. The shared facilities include shower rooms/bathrooms, a lounge, and more. The entire facility includes free Wi-Fi. There are English, Serbian, Slovenian, and Hindi speaking staff available.
Private room: 8,000 JPY a night (incl. tax; 1 room sleeps 2, so one person would be about 4,000 JPY)
4. Guesthouse Kamakura Rakuan
This is another guesthouse in a renovated traditional home. It doesn't offer western-style rooms with beds, but rather traditional Japanese rooms with sliding doors, tatami flooring, and futon bedding. The shared facilities include the shower room, kitchen, lounge, laundry machines, and more. The shared spaces also have free Wi-Fi. English speaking staff available.
Dormitory: 3,000 JPY (incl. tax) a night per person
Private room: 6,000 JPY a night (1 room sleeps 2, so one person would be about 3,000 JPY)
5. Kamakura Central Guesthouse
This guesthouse is on Kamakura's main street, Wakamiya Oji. It's a ten minute walk away from Kamakura station, and just 3 minutes from the coast. The rooms include unisex dormitories and private rooms, as well as a veranda that gets great sunlight. The shared facilities include the shower room, a space with a sofa and computers, microwave, electric kettle, and more. The entire facility has free Wi-Fi.
Dormitory: 3,000 JPY a night per person
Private room: 9,000 JPY a night (1 room sleeps 2, so one person would be about 4,500 JPY)
These are guesthouses where you can enjoy reasonable prices and the space to meet other travelers. Please create some wonderful memories in Kamakura!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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