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Manpo万宝 Himono ひもの

When Japanese people travel to the sea they naturally want to eat fish. It makes sense, what’s local and in season, is tastiest! Overseas a great majority of Japanese restaurants serve sushi but within Japan, the percentage of sushi shops compared to other washoku (Japanese food) restaurants is actually quite low. Sushi shops tend to […]

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Published on: January 5, 2020  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes, ノーカテゴリー

Vegetarian in Shimoda (and travel advice for vegans in Japan)

When I first came to Japan 20 years ago, it was a real challenge to remain vegetarian. There were very few restaurants that catered to non-meat eaters and very few servers understood when I asked for something without meat, “niku nashi”. Some places would ask, “do you have an allergy”, other places thought I was […]

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Published on: January 3, 2020  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes, Travel Advice, ノーカテゴリー

Yumigahama Beach

Yumi means bow, as in “bow and arrow”, in Japanese and if you have been there you will know why. Yumigahama is a perfectly rounded shape bay and because it is a bay it is well protected from waves so on typhoon days or on any other days where the Kisami beaches have big swells […]

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Published on: May 12, 2019  -  Filed under: The beaches, ノーカテゴリー

Coya Cottage rental house Ohama Beach, Shimoda

                Retreat wabi-sabi is expanding! We have added Coya Cottage to our accommodation options in the very popular Kisami area of Shimoda. Coya means “small house” but it’s big enough for families and larger groups who prefer a bit more privacy. Coya Cottage is a Japanese style cottage that was built over 40 years ago. […]

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Published on: July 9, 2016  -  Filed under: ノーカテゴリー

Retreat wabi-sabi is open!!!

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 owners we are! Although our other 2 locations, Lodge tabi-tabi in Hakuba and Guesthouse tabi-tabi in Shimoda, bear the tabi-tabi name, we quickly realized that having 2 places […]

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Published on: August 3, 2014  -  Filed under: ノーカテゴリー