We are in Takayama, the three biggest secret foreign village for summer in Japan. One is Karuizawa, the other is Lake Nosiri, they are both in Nagano Pref., but the other is here in Miyagi Pref.
This is not an exiting urban area. This is a place to stay relaxed, and a place to enjoy marine sports. I realy enjoy surfing life here along the coast line. As our accommodation is located in the cost line, someone may think that it may be dangerous when we have earthquake. But this accommodation is located at the top of a small hill along the very steap slope, so this place is authorised to be a temporary evacuation site by this town called Shichigahama.
We may pick you up at the nearest JR station when we have time so please ask us when it is avilable, if you are taking JR pass for your trip. Be very careful in the names of JR lines around this area.
You may see four or even more names of JR lines. JR Senseki Line.This line conects SENDAI, a little urban area, to the amazing city called Ishinomaki, which is famous for Manga. FOR OUR PICKING YOU UP, please take this line and come to JR Tagajyo station, or Geba station. There are starbucs coffee in JR Tagajyo station. Tagajyo station will be better on weekdays. I prefer JR Geba station on weekends on the other hand. You can also take this train to JR Matsushima kaigan station and Ishinomaki station. We have over 260 islands around this area, if you want to take sight seeing boat trip around these islands, you take JR Matsushima Kaigan station. If you want to visit cat island, take Ishinomaki station. And find someone there. USUALLY there are someone with big bags who visits the island Called Tashirojima. Take taxi together there. It works. JR Senzan Line. This line connects Sendai to Yamagata. If you want to enjoy hiking in Yamadera, its an old temple in Yamagata Pref., take this line from Sendai station to Yamadera station. JR THOHOKU LINE This line conects Shirakawa in FUKUSHIMA and Morioka in IWATE. I have never used this line, but it is faster than trains in JR SENSEKI LINE. There is a station called JR Shiogama station and KOKUFU Tagajyo in this line, which are sometimes confusing because we have HOSHIOGAMA STATION and TAGAJYO STATION in JR SENSEKI LINE.
As the Cheapest Way To Travel Japan, JR pass is the cheapest way maybe, but it is sometimes hard to travel all the way only in trains. I have several guests so far who took ferry from Sendai international port to Nagoya international port, or Sendai international port to Tomakomai port in Hokkaido. It is also cheap, and I usually take this when i go back to Hokkaido. You can also bring your rentaled car, so you can sleep during your trip. Be very careful in the season of typhoon, it sometimes cancels the cruse.
Here in this accommodation we have two separate guest rooms, one is for 4 guests(MAX), and another is for 5 guest(MAX). We can accommodate totally 9 adults. For kids please ask. At this time we do not adopt dormitory style because we regard it very important to meet and talk with each guests each time.
If your are thinking of staying here several days in a low, you have to buy something to eat, drink, etc before you leave JR Tagajyo station. We do not have grocery stores near by. There is a coffee shop which is open for 7am, you have to walk around 10minutes, but you can have breakfast in ocean front seats.
No party at night as this is a very quiet residencial area. no shout, no cry, no music at night.
This is a part of Matsushima. Do not litter.
Please take slippers in our shared space, and take them off in a room with tatami floors.
I know you keep it on in your country, but please turn it off when you go out. We depend on nuclear plant in Japan, and i do not like it.
Please use them one by one. If the electricity is turned off, just turn off all the facilities you are using, and wait three minutes. Power will be back automatically.
No smoking Inside. There is a smoking section outside.
Opens from 5 am until 10pm basically. We have two separate shower room and bath room. They are both for shared use. Even if you live in Japan and knows how to use gas facility, to put hot water in the bathtub is A host work. Usually hosts wash the room and put hot warter in it, One group take bath and then after they finish host wash it again and get prepared for next group for bathtub use.
We have safes in your rooms, but we are not responsible for any lost or stolen baggages. Please be noted that we have security camera at entrance outside for your safty.
Almost all facility here is for rental usage. Do not bring towels, yukatas, sheets and pillows to your home. We do serve disposable toothbrush. Do not put wet towels directly on Tatami, or on Futons. It will easily spoil Tatami, and you have a towel hanger out side of your room.
As for kitchen usage, some may think that it is usual or common that you can use it for your breakfast, or dinner. And others say that they want to have hot pot like nabe party in Japanese even though they do not bring hot pot itself. At least ASK BEFOREHAND please. I mean BEFORE YOU BOOK IT. Even if this accommodation is different from what you expect, I am very sorry but I do not understand exactly what you expect for. If you want to cook something with rice cooker or seasonings, please bring YOUR RICE COOKER, SEASONINGS, etc by yourself please. Extra 1000 JPY will be charged for a person a night for kitchen usage, extra 4000JPY for nabe party from Feb 2019. Seasonnings, oils, mils, who share them? Please buy and bring them yourself. This is not a listing ALL INCLUDED and AGAIN not a listing to have a party. This is for rest and sleep please. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please always ware slippers in our shared space, and the shared space is only open until 10pm. Please always be out until 11am to 2pm for our cleaning and maintainace purpose.
You can stay here with your small dog. But please bring a cage and a manner belt with you. Please let him or her wear manner belt in your room, and use the cage when you are not with him or her, or when you are both in our shared space. We love dogs, but some other guests do not. Pet charge 1000JPY a day.
Our license number is 宮城県(塩保)指令第296号.
Cheching in and out in this accommodation means our guests with their baggage arrive or leave here at the same time. We can not accept your sending or leaving only baggage before checking in or after your checking out for security and maintenance purpose. If you want to leave your baggage for a while for walking or swimming after your checking out you may do so in our shed out side, and it will cost 1000JPY for a baggage a day. Using rollers of your baggage on tatami or insideis not allowed.
Booking from third party is not allowed at any time.