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Moments from a quiet 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 space

842-9 Yamaga Ashiya Onga District Fukuoka Prefecture Japan (8F)
The room is equipped with a large tv and beautiful Japanese wooden table.
Traditional Japanese styling mixed with western tastes, this one room apartment offers tatami and wood flooring and both beds and futons.
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.
---Washing machine---
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 they get rusty very quickly near the sea.
Please let us know if you need any bicycles before you come.
(Including Lock,Helmet & Torch)

---Internet (Room Wifi) ---
Room Wifi is available in the room from 6th June 2017.
Mobile Wifi device will be not available from 31st July 2017.

---Surf board---
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 free or possibly at a small cost. (Baby cot, English Japanese dictionary e.t.c)

---About Us---
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 (Infront of the apartment) is a good place to have breakfast 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.
Dinner - pre-purchase at toto-ichiba or the local stores or head into town a bit for a variety of foods.
You must try this once, it is very traditional and exciting. For dinner time I recommend you try 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 lades welcome you immediately. Full course starts from 4,000 yen.
Dinner is great but my favourite 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. It is so close and well worth more than one visit just for the Japanese feeling. Make sure to bring your camera.

---Car Park---
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) as these are all allocated parking.

------ Access------
If you come from Fukuoka airport you can catch subway from airport to Hakata (Fukuoka)Station.(5min)
JR Hakata Station (Fukuoka) to Ongagawa staion (56 min)
You can catch a bus from JR Ongagawa Station to Natsuigahama (30min)
2 min walk to accommodation from Natsuigahama bus stop.)
Please note:
Only 4 bus are available a day.
Please check time table from here.

---Weekday---Infront of Ongagawa Sta to Natsuigahama Bus stop.

Ongagawa Sta 7:49 - Natsuigahama 8:17
Ongagawa Sta 10:46 - Natsuigahama 11:14
Ongagawa Sta 12:08 - Natsuigahama 12:36
Ongagawa Sta 19:09 - Natsuigahama 19:37

---Sat, Sun , Public holiday --- from Ongagawa Sta to Natsuigahama

Ongagawa Sta 9:50 - Natsuigahama 10:18
Ongagawa Sta 11:05 - Natsuigahama 11:33
Ongagawa Sta 19:09 - Natsuigahama 19:34

---Week day--- from Natsuigahama to Ongagawa Sta

Natsuigahama 6:18 - Ongagawa Sta 6:48
Natsuigahama 7:15 - Ongagawa Sta 7:47
Natsuigahama 9:29 - Ongagawa Sta 10:01
Natsuigahama 14:33- Ongagawa Sta 15:01
Natsuigahama 17:27 - Ongagawa Sta 17:59

---Sat,Sun, Public Holiday--- from Natsuigahama Bus stop to Ongagawa Sta

Natsuigahama 9:00 - Ongagawa Sta 9:32
Natsuigahama 12:13 -Ongagawa Sta 12:45
Natsuigahama 14:12 - 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.

Guest access

Full access to the apartment

Interaction with guests

---About Us---
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.

Other things to note

---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 favourite 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.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 30 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 41
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
2 single beds, 2 floor mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking allowed in the room.
No parties or excessive noise
No additional (not booked) guests
Please turn off all power as you leave
Be sure to lock up every time you leave the apartment



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

61 Reviews

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Andrea User Profile
July 2017
You will love to jog in the morning, to swim and relax on the beach and to eat at the market just beside. Perfect for calming down from busy travelling. Perfectly equiped, we loved this apartment! Thanks Taro!
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Response from Taro:
Hi Andrea Thank you so much for your great review. And we appreciated you left our room really nice and clean! We are always welcome you again in the future.
July 2017

Cris User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful, clean and comfortable place... I love it...

Sujin User Profile
November 2016
숙소는 사진과 일치합니다. 바다 앞이라서 파도 소리를 들으며 잠 잘 수 있었습니다. 또한 타로가 추천한 레스토랑과 온천은 최고 였습니다. 하나 단점은 시내와 50km정도 떨어져있어서 1시간 정도 고속도로를 달려야 합니다.(톨비 약 2만원) 좋은 시간이었습니다.

Daniel User Profile
October 2016
Tarosan was great in dealing with my questions and a delayed request for a train station pickup and bicycle rental. I would recommend a stay here to anyone.
Taro User Profile
Response from Taro:
Thank you so much for staying our place. Sounds like Kumiko enjoyed to talk to you. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Many thanks to visiting Ashiya town! Taro
October 2016

제영 User Profile
September 2016
The room was really clean. And Taro was really kind! I felt his thoughtful mind and attention to guests at around the house. My Mom and Dad loved the house. If I go to Fukuoka again, I will choose this room again. But I think you would better rent a car becuase it is far from the Fukuoka city( an hour and thirty minutes) Thanks Taro! -Ah reum-
Taro User Profile
Response from Taro:
Miss Shin Thank you very much for choose to stay our place. I am very glad to hear your families are enjoying to stay. We are always welcome your family again in the future. Many thanks Taro
September 2016

Amie User Profile
September 2016
Had a great stay at Taro's home, he even let us check in early. The view from your balcony of the ocean is beautiful! Accommodations were fantastic, he provided a surfboard and stand up paddle board. Games, movies everything was in the house that you needed. I highly suggest to take a stroll across the street to the Fish Market, purchase fresh food, pay a small fee and have a yakiniku style BBQ there. Also recommend Art home, it's right next to the home open 11-1600 for a gorgeous view while having a cup of coffee and a cake! It's a little ways out of the area from the major city, but a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle the city life brings. A must stay!
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Response from Taro:
Hi Amie Thank you very much for your great feedback. Many thanks for come to stay our place and use our room very nice and clean. We are always welcome you and your families in the future. Taro
September 2016

Kim User Profile
August 2016
Our stay at Taro's place was amazing! Extremely comfortable and the information provided by Taro was helpful and prompt. The ocean view was breathtaking and the fish market right across the street was fun to explore and the food was so yummy. Our kids absolutely loved the water park and beach about 2 miles away. It definitely helps to know the bus schedule of you don't have your own vehicle which Taro provided. We definitely want to go back to visit and would highly recommend this place to anyone wishing to experience Japanese culture and hospitality at its best. The apartment was clean and spacious for the four of us and the amenities provided made it easy to stay there.
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Response from Taro:
Hi Kim thank you so much for your great review. I do very appreciate it. Many thanks for using our room very nice and clean. We are always welcome you and your family in the future . Taro
August 2016

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--About Taro ---
Kitakyushu is my home town and I have always loved Ashiya beach.
I moved to Australia in 2007 when i was 25.
I married Catherine in 2009 and we have two kids (6 year old boy and 2 year old girl) now.

I am woking for my online business at home,
So I can respond to all your inquiries and questions within a hour over the internet from Australia but my mum Kumiko and brother Jiro are there to look after you.

I love reading lots of books and think about business, also i have huge curiosity for the spiritual world.

My next aim is to open Airbnb accommodation in Australia.

I have open mind to people who has different culture, religion , same-sex marriage

My hobby: Piano ,BJJ , Judo, fishing, skin diving
My respected musicians: Micheal Jackson , Beatles, Chopin, Mozart.
Favorite food: Vietnam noodle Pho, Udon, Pig trotters ,Ox tongue , Steamed Zuccini with rock salt, Cod roe pasta, fresh sea urchins e.t.c
Favorite Beer : Asahi Beer and Victorian better,
Favorite Authors : Robert Kiyosaki ,
My future dream: Sailing around Australia in a 45f Catamaran Yacht with my family.
Favorite Words: "Practice makes perfect"

---About Cat ---
I am from Ballarat Australia, near Melbourne.
I keep myself busy working as a child carer, playing in a brass band and serving my local community in the Volunteer rescue service (SES).
I love Japanese curry and my husband's slow cooked pork belly.
Our children keep us on our toes.

Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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