Shimoda

wabi-sabi Cafe and Chill Space

We have come to accept and even embrace the idea that we will never ever finish renovating, growing, developing, designing, and creating. We have grown yet again and still have lots of ideas and plans in the works. Please come and check out our latest project, the new wabi-sabi cafe and chill space. We hope you  […]

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Published on: April 1, 2017  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

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

Cafe Mellow

For those of you who have been visiting the Kisami area for sometime, you may have noticed that Paradise has been lost and in it’s place Cafe Mellow has set up shop. Although some of the changes will take some getting used to, we were impressed with the food, service, and reasonable prices. Despite the […]

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Published on: June 10, 2012  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Shimoda Geisha

Many people don’t realize that there are geisha alive and working in Japan. Other people assume that the only place to spot a geisha is in the Gion district of Kyoto. However, although the number of practicing geisha have dwindled, there continue to be a number of women studying the geisha arts and going on […]

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Published on: March 5, 2012  -  Filed under: Events

Shimoda Burger

At the Ra-Maru Diner in Michi-no-Eki they serve a fish burger made with Shimoda’s most popular fish, kin-me-dai (aka splendid alfonsino). ¥1000 may seem a little pricey for a fish burger and some chips, but it’s a tasty change from its beef and bun cousin. Open:10:00 – 17:00 Save

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Published on: September 18, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Kaiten Zushi

Kaitenzushi is a sushi shop where nigirizushi rolls up to you on a conveyer belt and you get to take your pick of Japan’s most celebrated culinary tradition. Sakanadonya is on the 2nd floor of Shimoda’s Michi-no-eki (road station), right next to the ocean. It doesn’t get any fresher than this! The cuts of fish […]

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Published on: August 28, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

South Cafe

I have been meaning to write about South Cafe for a long time. And so I bring my camera with me every time I go but then as soon as the food arrives, my mouth waters and I dig in without capturing any of the deliciousness. This place is a favorite among tourists and locals […]

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Published on: June 8, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Open Cave

Right next to the Sand Ski Hill, down a steep set of stairs, you will come to another one of Shimoda’s natural wonders. It is a massive cave naturally carved out by blowing wind, sand, and water. It is open on the top and has a passage out to the sea.  You can also walk […]

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Published on: May 31, 2011  -  Filed under: Sightseeing

Sand Ski Hill

Sand Ski Hill is a massive sand dune you can sled down with a toboggan. It takes about 10 minutes to ride a bike from tabi-tabi to Sand Ski Hill. You can swim there as well but the beach is rocky. There is also a massive cave next to the Sand Ski Hill, I will […]

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Published on: May 14, 2011  -  Filed under: Sightseeing

Kanaya Ryokan Onsen

Kanaya Ryokan has been welcoming guests since 1866, but is most famous for its 15 meter long “sen-nin buro” (1000-man bath) built in 1915. This beautiful wooden bath is not only long but also very deep. In fact, it’s big enough to swim in. The women’s bath (pictured above) is much newer but probably just […]

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Published on: May 10, 2011  -  Filed under: Hotspring