• Coya Cottage Rental House in Kisami, Shimoda! By / 12th July, 2016

    Retreat wabi-sabi is expanding! We have added Coya Cottage to our expanding options of accommodation in the very popular Kisami area of Shimoda.

    A day bicycle ride south and around the coast! By / 24th July, 2015

    Dear guests and future guests, my name is Maddy, I am a thirty years old French girl traveling around the world for six months and the Izu

  • Bistro Domani By / 27th August, 2014

    Fancy something a little more fancy? A variety of French, Italian, and original dishes are beautifully presented at this cozy spot half way to town.

    Breakfast at Fontaine’s By / 4th August, 2014

    I think most foreigners living in Japan would agree that there are not enough breakfast places around.

  • Retreat wabi-sabi is open!!! By / 3rd August, 2014

    We would like to announce the birth of a new tabi-tabi! On July 19th, 2014 we opened our second location in Shimoda (third in Japan), and proud owner

    New Location!!! By / 13th June, 2014

    We are getting ready to expand! We are working hard to offer a second location for Guesthouse tabi-tabi in Shimoda.

  • How to get to Shimoda from Osaka or Kyoto By / 14th September, 2012

    To get to Shimoda from Osaka, or Kyoto, you should take the Shinkansen (bullet train) from Shin-Osaka or Kyoto Station to Atami (141 min).

    Hirizo: Underwater Wonderland By / 12th September, 2012

    Drive 20 minutes up and around the coast to Nakagi, pay a 1000 yen for a 5 minute boat ride and you’ll arrive at the underwater wonderland, Hirizo.

  • Izu cruise By / 5th September, 2012

    As I have mentioned in my blog about kayaking, the best way to see Izu’s rugged coastline is from the sea.

    Lotus Garden By / 20th August, 2012

    蓮(Hasu) is Japanese for lotus.