mission-icon Shimoda Guesthouse tabi-tabi walk to beachour mission

“We try to bridge the gap between guests and the local area.”

mission-icon Shimoda Guesthouse tabi-tabi walk to beachthe staff

Yasu and Angela met on the slopes in February 2004 and shortly thereafter snowboarding became a way of life. The following December they started welcoming guests to their winter lodge in Hakuba. 6 years later they opened their first summer beach location, Guesthouse tabi-tabi in Shimoda. 3 more great winters in the mountains, each followed by an awesome summer by the sea had passed when it obviously became time to expand once again, and Retreat wabi-sabi became yet another dream in the making.

Yasu and Angela are striving to find the perfect balance between life and business as they continue to develop new ways to meld work with travel, mix business with pleasure, combine facilities with service, merge function with decor, fuse comfort with style, and intermingle guests with locals and hosts.