Free Breakfast! Oka-san(mom) cooks your breakfast with her whole heart.Free Breakfast! Oka-san(mom) cooks your breakfast with her whole heart.
Your Japanese Mom is here! Real Local Life in Kobe
Your Japanese Mom is here! Real Local Life in Kobe

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

You can experience the real Japanese local life in our guest house. Your Japanese mother "Oka-san" is waiting for your stay :-)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 1PM - 9PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $15 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $13 NZD


The space

- Just 1 min walk to 7-11 convenience store (24h)
- 10-15 min walk from the nearest station
- 50min to Osaka / 80min to Kyoto / 60min to Arima Onsen / 90min to Himeji
- Quiet Residential Area
- [FREE] Mom's Home-made Japanese Breakfast
- [FREE] Rental Bicycle
- [FREE] Rental Mobile Wifi

Guest access

Locates near city center of Kobe. You can go to following place without transfer of trains!

-from the house to the station-
10min to walk to Shinkaichi station (Hankyu or Hanshin line, Kobe dentetsu line and Sanyo line).
15min to walk to Hyogo station(JR line).

- from the station-
7 min to Kobe-Sannomiya
40min to Osaka,
50min to Himeji,
40min to Arima-onsen,
60min to Kyoto.

Interaction with guests

[Free High Speed Wi-fi & Free Mobile Wi-fi]
High speed wi-fi is available in your room, dining room, bath room, any where in the house. Also you can use high speed internet out of the house with Free Rental Mobile Wi-fi.

[Free Rental Bicycle]
You can save your time with bicycle. Easy to go to the station and shopping mall, etc.

[We have 2 rooms for guests in our guest house]
Please check the availability from following page. (Room1) (Room2)

[Bathroom & Toilet]
There are 1 shower room and 2 toilet in this house. The shower room is shared with the other guests. The toilet is shared with our family and the other guest. Of course there are keys inside, and it afford privacy.

The neighbourhood

There are 24hr convenience store and big supermarket, hundred-yen store in 5 min walk. Also, Japanese local market is there in neighborhood. You can find cheap and fresh vegetables, meat, fish and so on.

Getting around

[Train station]
Hanshin-line and Hankyu-line, Shinkaichi-station is 10 minutes walk.

JR line, Hyogo-station is 15 minutes walk.

Both of the station, it takes 7 minutes from Sannomiya-station, city center of Kobe, by train.
If you come from Osaka, it takes about 40 minutes to the station by train.

Other things to note

[Free Breakfast]
The host mother cooks yummy homemade breakfast for the guest with her whole heart. The breakfast is free. That's our treat for you.

[Long Term Stay Welcome]
Please send me a message.

[Discount Coupon]
If you don't have Airbnb account yet, you can get discount coupon when you sign up from this link.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 1PM - 9PM

- Check-in time : 13:00
- Check-out time : 10:30
- You can come to leave baggage before check-in time.
- Non-smorking in the house.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

236 Reviews

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Steven User Profile
April 2017
Great host! Oka-San is just a lovely host! The room was exactly as describe d great communication and breakfast in the morning was good! Will rebook again if I'm in Kobe again!

Sarah User Profile
April 2017
BEST AIR BNB EVER. Truly wonderful experience. Beautiful breakfasts, superb bed and a truly lovely woman. Book this air bnb now you will not be disappointed. Omari-san even does your laundry for you. What more could you ask for in a host? Everything listed is present and as described and the location is perfect for travelling to Himeji and Osaka as listed. Omari-san is a warm and friendly woman who makes great effort to accommodate despite only speaking Japanese; she will use an app to talk. A credit to air bnb. Recommend a 1000 times over.

Louise User Profile
April 2017
Kaori was very welcoming and her house was everything one needs. Kaori helped me out with a lift to the station. Her breakfast was excellent. I only wish I could have stayed longer! Many thanks to you, Kaori.

Finding this place was easy with the directions provided. It was close to train stops, and restaurants and food shops. Kaori provided towels, toothbrushes, and breakfast...a great deal!

Adrian User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful home to stay in! It's just like spending a night at your grandmothers. She is easy to communicate with, very nice, funny, and will make you relaxed and feeling like you are at home. The room 2 was comfy. Bed was GREAT! Good neighborhood for local eats too. Highly recommend!

Brian User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic room prepared by okasan

D. Dee User Profile
April 2017
Words can not express how much I enjoyed my stay with Oka-San. How can you not when Oka-San greets with warmest and biggest smile. I felt very welcome. Oka-San gave me a piece of home. As a solo traveler that meant a lot especially going out everyday exploring and coming back at the end of the tired. She prepares such yummy breakfasts, she even offered to wash my clothes (I say that's above & beyond the call of duty but I could not be more grateful). Finally: Oka-San & Ota-San do not speak English & I, much to my dismay do not speak Japanese, but because of the wonders of technology, we never lost a beat thanks to Translate - yipppiii. We talked like old friends. I encourage anyone and everyone to book with "Japanese Mother". It's worth it. Thank you sincerely Oka-San, Oto-San and of course Kaori for all your generosity. Sincerely, D. Dee ❤️

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Kobe, Japan · Joined in August 2013
Kaori User ProfileKaori is a superhost.

Hello! I'm Kaori. I like traveling and eating good food, spending time with family, friends. I enjoy meeting new people :-)

I've started Airbnb hosting with my family. The host-mother is my mother in law. She is called "Oka-san" that means "mother" in Japanese. She is a lovely lady and has real hospitality.

Actually I'm away from home for my husband's job. It is so sad that I cannot meet our guests actually. However I will do my best to make our guests happy.

We hope that all our guests have good experience in Japan through staying with the Japanese family.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour