About this listing
Stay in our comfortable historic teahouse, beautifully renovated and furnished with Japanese antiques. A unique experience of traditional Japan!
- whole house for up to 6 people (private use)
- free unlimited, fast PORTABLE WIFI
- 5 min walk to BEST KOBE BEEF (ranked No. 1 on Japanese gourmet websites)
- 5 min walk to traditional HOT SPRING
- 24/7 supermarket
- close to 2 TRAIN LINES with easy access to Kobe, Osaka & Kyoto
- EARLY CHECK-IN/LATE CHECK-OUT possible
My historic teahouse, which was used for traditional tea ceremony until 2015, is arguably one of Kobe's most fascinating places to stay!
Furnished predominantly with antiques, it gives you the feeling of going back in time -- and you can even try your own tea ceremony as all utensils are still exhibited.
There are 2 rooms: one big living room (to be converted into the main bedroom when putting out the futons), and a smaller room close to the entrance. From both rooms you can independently enter the kitchen and bathroom/toilet (however, there are only sliding doors between the 2 rooms).
The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, microwave with toaster function, gas stove for cooking, and kettle, and there are heaps of plates and cutlery.
The toilet and bathroom (shower) are separate.
Within 2 minutes walk, you have heaps of cheap shops (traditional Japanese streets with small shops), restaurants, bars, bakeries etc. There is even a 24h supermarket only 3 min away!
In under 5 min, you reach Kobe's cute Nada Onsen to relax (open 5 am to midnight!) and Kobe's most famous Kobe Beef restaurant, 大栄 (if you want, I can make a reservation for you!)
Enjoy the real Japanese lifestyle in my favourite area to explore in Kobe, and imagine yourself how the old Japan must have been =)
You will have 2 bedrooms (one is the living room), a nice kitchen, a toilet, and a shower (on the patio).
Even when booking only for 1-2 people, you will use the whole house for yourself and can enjoy typical Japanese life.
Interaction with guests
I am always there to help, and I'm very happy to share my personal secrets on where to get the best Kobe beef, buy the cheapest (and cutest) souvenirs, and have a fun time in Kobe!
I love the quirky atmosphere of the neighbourhood. It's full of interesting, cheap shops (many of them antiques, second-hand and food) and a stroll around is one of the most existing things to do in Kobe, I think. People are very friendly and you can get a great idea of how ordinary Japanese people live.
The neighbourhood is safe, green and convenient, and the house itself is in a very quiet area with no cars. A nice river to relax is 3 min from the house, you will have loads of traditional shopping streets within 2 min walk, Kobe's nicest (and cheap!) onsen (hot spa) is 5 min away, and to the train station, you just walk straight for 8 min. Super easy, super nice!
Oji-koen station on the Hankyu line (East exit) and JR Maya station are only a 8-10 min walk. To the very centre of Kobe, Sannomiya, it takes 4 min by train, so you're basically in the middle of town!
I put a lot of love in this property, and some of the furniture and tea ceremony goods are very valuable. I'd love you to explore the house, open all drawers and touch the objects, but please handle them with care.
All, don't forget that your neighbours are not in their 20s and 30s anymore, so noise at night might not be too much appreciated. Thanks!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I am a globetrotter who has settled down in Japan. I love Japan and its people and I want to give travellers from all over the world a chance to experience the traditional Japan and all its beauty (and delicious food!).
I love nature and hiking as well as exciting cities and great food, and in Kobe I have found the perfect place to live.
I look very much forward you the the welcoming and exciting, but also relaxing and soothing city of Kobe with sea, mountains and sake breweries.