A Taste of Traditional Japan, in a Truly Extraordinary Natural Setting. No Adjacent Homes...Surrounded by Trees...Ocean Views.
Western-style breakfast available for 700 yen a person.
(Separate 4-Bedroom Guesthouse Available.)
Our hand-crafted Main Lodge and adjacent Guesthouse offer the serene beauty of old Japan, with all the comforts of modern life.
The Magical Inn was originally built for the director of a national hospital. In honor of his long service, the director was given permission to craft these two landmarks 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's Main Lodge, which offers four sleeping rooms, each of which normally accommodates from two to six people with plush futons. You will share a comfortable sitting area, kitchen facilities, bath, and a garden surrounded by lush forest.
* All "Magical Inn" listings are the same location. Airbnb can't list multiple rooms (and a home) in one listing, so we maintain three. We have more than three rooms, however, so if a calendar says "unavailable," just send a note via "Contact Host" and we'll take care of you.
* There are more pricing options as well. Rates shown here are for one or two adults sharing the same futon. If you have more adults, kids, or need more beds, just let us know, and we will create a custom quote.
* The Navy base is eight miles away, and there's easy public transport.
Main Lodge 2nd listing:
Separate Guesthouse listing:
The Main Lodge has four rooms....
The Grey Room: eight-mat size (one mat = 1.7 square meters / 18 square feet). Sleeps up to three, with a shared toilet.
The Blue Room: six-mat size, sleeps two, with sink en suite and a shared toilet.
The Green Room: six-mat size, sleeps two, with sink and toilet en suite.
The Tatami Room: 12 mats, sleeps up to six, with bathroom and toilets on a separate floor.
The Main Lodge is a Japanese-style inn, offering private sleeping rooms, shared bathroom facilities, as well as communal dining and socializing areas.
Around the inn, 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 one of our expansive gardens (5,000 yen). We regularly host parties, day or evening, with guests enjoying clear skies and stars while sitting on hand-made wooden benches around a fire.
One of the nicer beaches in the Kanto region lies 300 meters below the inn. This is not a Caribbean beach, but as the photos show, it's lovely in its own right. There's a paved path which runs for miles along both rocky and sandy shore. A legendary windsurfing spot -- home to Japan's national champions -- is 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.
If you require more room or added privacy, we have a separate four-bedroom Guesthouse next door to the inn. This is an unusually large home, in the modern Japanese style.
Inside the Guesthouse, you will find a very large living and dining area, flooded with sunlight, overlooking a private garden with relaxing views of forest and sea.
The Guesthouse kitchen is spacious and fully equipped.
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 another Western-style bedroom, all with plush futons.
The Japanese bathroom is augmented by two toilets, one downstairs, and one up.
With prior arrangements, you can book all rooms of the Guesthouse for exclusive use by your family, or a large group. Ask about lower rates for long-term stays.
Most guests travel to the inn from Tokyo -- wither from via Shinagawa Station (one train) or from Shibuya Station, with a transfer at Yokohama. By either route, it takes roughly 55 minutes to arrive at the local train 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.
There's a small market within a five-minute walk. There are major supermarkets and drugstores about one kilometer from the inn, along the bus route, and also adjacent to the train station.
Your on-site host is Kiyoe, who speaks English as well as Japanese.
We request that you reserve at least two three days in advance, so we have time to chat and prepare for a great holiday.
The Magical Inn attracts 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."
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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。