|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Moments from a great swimming beach and famous fish market, this cozy fully equipped apartment sits amongst a view of Japan rarely seen by foreigners. Just outside Kitakyushu this area of Japan is quiet and beautiful, but convenient to public transport, local attractions and amenities.
The room is equipped with a large TV and beautiful Japanese wooden table.(In the Summer)
Traditional Japanese styling mixed with western tastes, this one room apartment offers tatami and wood flooring and both beds and futons.
In the winter time we have Kotatsu .
The room has two semi single beds that can be joined and 2 optional futons, comfortably sleeping four adults.
All common eating/cooking utensils and items are provided for use in the kitchen.
A washing machine (powder too) is provided.
Rental Bicycles are available at 2,000 yen per bike.
We don't keep Bicycle in this apartment because it gets rust very quickly near the sea.
Please let us know if you need bicycles before you come.
(Including Lock,Helmet, Torch)
---Mobile Wifi Devise---
We can provide a mobile WiFi device for a fee on request. (JPY 1,500)
You can take this outside of the room.
Two Surf boards are free to use.
---If you need something---
If you have further needs, please ask us as we may be able to provide these items easily for you or at a small cost. (Baby cot, English Japanese dictionary e.t.c)
I will happily answer any and all questions via email throughout your plans and stay. As this is a family venture, my mum Kumiko and brother Jiro will be on site to help with your arrival as well.
If just looking at the beautiful ocean view off your balcony isn't enough, the area has an amazing array of attractions to keep you entertained. Moments from your front door is a lovely swimming beach, round the corner is a great market with fresh produce and a great variety of fish. Local attractions include a big water park (summer only), horse riding club, SCUBA diving (summer only), many good fishing spots and a cycling course along with beach.
Toto Ichiba (in front of apartment ) is a good place to have break fast and lunch.They have cafes, restaurants, and a BBQ area.
You can not bring food into their BBQ area, but you can buy most anything for a Japanese BBQ on site. It is 300 yen to use the BBQ area per person.
You must try this once, it is very traditional and exciting. For dinner time, I recommend you to go the Japanese restaurant called "Senjyoujiki Gyoan"
It's 4.5km away from apartment so you would need to use a car or bicycle.
Once you get in the gate Kimono ladies welcome you immediately. Full course starts from 4,000 yen.
Dinner is great, but my favorite thing is their beautiful gardens and interior of the restaurant.
You won't be disappointed.
Taro's No 1 recommended Japanese restaurant around here.
You must go.
--- Ashiyagama no Sato "traditional tea pot museum"---
It is a small museum surrounded by a beautiful traditional Japanese garden including a large Koi pond and Japanese tea houses. Within your entry fee is included a cup of real Japanese green tea.
20min by walk. Entry fee 500 yen.
You must come here too.
Car parking is free and available if needed.
Please park anywhere on the sea side of the apartment building.
Please do not park in the formal front of the apartment (not sea side).
JR Hakata Station (Fukuoka) to Ongagawa station (56 min)
You can catch a bus from JR Ongagawa Station to Natsuigahama (30min)
2 min walk to accommodation from Natsuigahama bus stop.
Only 4 bus are available a day.
Please check time table from here.
---Weekday---In front of Ongagawa Sta to Natsuigahama Bus stop.
Ongagawa Sta 7:49 - Natsuigahama 8:19
Ongagawa Sta 11:00 - Natsuigahama 11:29
Ongagawa Sta 12:02 - Natsuigahama 12:32
Ongagawa Sta 19:08 - Natsuigahama 19:37
---Sat, Sun , Public holiday --- from Ongagawa Sta to Natsuigahama
Ongagawa Sta 9:50 - Natsuigahama 10:21
Ongagawa Sta 11:00 - Natsuigahama 11:31
Ongagawa Sta 18:58 - Natsuigahama 19:29
---Weekday--- from Natsuigahama to Ongagawa Sta
Natsuigahama 6:16 - Ongagawa Sta 6:50
Natsuigahama 7:11 - Ongagawa Sta 7:46
Natsuigahama 10:11 - Ongagawa Sta 10:45
Natsuigahama 14:32 - Ongagawa Sta 15:05
Natsuigahama 17:30 - Ongagawa Sta 18:04
---Sat, Sun, Public Holiday--- from Natsuigahama Bus stop to Ongagawa Sta
Natsuigahama 8:59 - Ongagawa Sta 9:32
Natsuigahama 12:12 -Ongagawa Sta 12:45
Natsuigahama 14:11 - Ongagawa Sta 14:44
---Pick Up Services--
We also offer a pick up service from Orio station for your convenience at One way 3,000 yen.
Return 5,000 yen.
---Extra local transport info---
Ongagawa Station to Kokura Station ( 33 min)
If you want to go to Pusan (Korea) you can catch a ferry from Fukuoka
If you would like to hire a car from Fukuoka or Orio, Please let me know i will send you more info.
---I can help you find things of special interest to you---
If you have a hobby or favorite things to do or are interested in attending any local classes or community activities please let me know and I may be able to find something for you .
For example; A local Judo or Kendo club, Horse riding, Sailing, Scuba diving, the Paragliding club or even the local stamp club.
I know it's hard to find that info in English especially here, off the beaten track.
House Rules: *No smoking allowed.
*Please keep the sea side window/door closed as much as possible.