Retreat wabi-sabi is a traditional style get-a-away with a number of accommodation options. Currently we have a 5 room guesthouse with private rooms and shared facilities, 1 self-catering rental cottage, and a cafe/reception area providing light meals, rental gear, and knowledgeable staff. All of our guest rooms are Japanese style with tatami flooring, futons, center table, and zabuton (cushions). The traditional rooms have been newly renovated and upgraded with understated interiors, wifi, and air conditioning. We hope you will join us in our quiet retreat is hidden in a lush green valley walking distance from Kisami Ohama Beach in Shimoda, Izu.
There are several communal washrooms with western toilets, and the showers (indoor and outdoor) come complete with natural shampoos, conditioners, and liquid body soaps that are earth and people friendly.
Our fully stocked kitchen is free for all to use. Coffee and tea is on the house and available ’round the clock.
• Clean Towels and Crisp linen
• Toiletries (natural and organic shampoo, conditioner, and body soaps)
• Use of the fully equipped kitchen
• Complimentary coffee and tea
• Free wifi
payment & refund policy:
To confirm your booking we require a deposit equal to 2 nights of accommodation. Please pay the remaining amount due in cash upon arrival. (Major credit cards are accepted but will incur a 3.75% service fee). The deposit is non-transferable and booking dates can not be changed once confirmed. Please don’t book until you are absolutely certain you will be able to join us on your selected dates. Cancellations made more than 7 nights in advance (and by the 3 pm) will be receive a 50% refund of the deposit minus service fees. There are no refunds regardless of the circumstances for cancellations made less than a week in advance.
Guests who wish to depart earlier than the previously arranged booking confirmation, are subject to our refund policy:
2 days notice: 100%*
24 hour notice: 50%*
On the day: 0%*
The not-so fine print: *refunds do not include the deposit or nights of accommodated. Please keep in mind the deposit is not refunded so if you choose to depart 1 or 2 days earlier than the original booking confirmation there will be no refund. If you choose to depart 3 days earlier than the booking confirmation and give at least 2 days prior notice than the total of 1 night would be refunded.
Please understand the building is a simple Japanese style building with shared facilities. We expect our guests to be considerate of all other staying guests. Kisami has a very local vibe. It’s very safe and the people are extremely friendly so don’t hesitate to say “konichiwa” to everyone you pass on the street. We ask guests to respect the local area and it’s people by keeping quiet in the neighborhood at night and always taking your garbage with you after spending your day at the beach.
Kids & Pets:
We are not able to accommodate children or pets at the Guesthouse. Children 12 and up are welcome to stay at the regular adult rate. Families with kids under 12 are welcome to stay at our other location, Guesthouse tabi-tabi. or at Coya Cottage, the self-catering rental cottage on the Retreat wabi-sabi grounds.