The West Room at Retreat wabi-sabi's guesthouse in Kisami Shimoda






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 are not able to accommodate young children at the guesthouse. Kids 12 and up are welcome to stay at the guesthouse at the regular adult rate. Families with younger children are welcome to book Coya Cottage or our other Kisami location, Guesthouse tabi-tabi instead.

We hope you will join us at our quiet retreat, hidden in a lush green valley, walking distance from Kisami Ohama Beach in Shimoda, Izu.


Free Amenities

Communal Kitchen

Coffee & Tea

Towel & Yukata

Indoor & Outdoor Shower

Soap, Shampoo, & Conditioner

Custom made map




Rental Items


Beach towels



Surfboards & Bodyboards

Extra towels

Washing machine

payment & refund policy

To confirm your booking we require a deposit equal to 50% of your total accommodation fees. Please pay the remaining amount due in cash upon arrival.  50% of the deposit is refundable if cancelled more than 7 nights in advance. Deposits are non-transferable. If you wish to change your accommodation dates you must first cancel your original booking.  There are no refunds regardless of the circumstances for cancellations made less than a week in advance. Please don’t book until you are absolutely certain you will be able to join us on your selected dates.


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”. We ask guests to respect to local area and it’s people by keeping quiet in the neighborhood, especially at night.

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. There is a pet hotel not far from here where you can leave your furry friend.






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