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Iriwa Guesthouse & Backpacker's Dormitory

599 Kabira, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture 907-0453, Japan
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
oza-hiro Inzai, Japan
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Inzai, Japan
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed two nights with my wife. This stay has the special meaning that she spend wonderful time here eight years ago and wants to be there again with me. I fully understand her idea, and enjoyed slow life. IRIWA provides good hospitality for everyone having open mind. Enjoy with special treasure map.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I booked through e-mail. Responses were so quick. The place was absolutely beautiful and the atmosphere was amazingly welcoming. Gon the owner is so helpful, he dropped us off at the bus stop, which was only 5 minutes walk. We were only two ladies but it felt so safe. Gon has created an environment that makes everyone feel a part... More

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Shanghai, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We mailed Iriwa guesthouse the day before coming. Gon, the owner came to pick us up at the airport and showed us around for the best spots to eat/see. Iriwa guesthouse is nicely located in Kabira. Really close to the beach. We had the private bedroom which was huge, the public area is really nice with a nice living room... More

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Biarritz, France
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255 reviews 255 reviews
40 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Stayed in many hostels on our recent trip to Japan and this was by far the best. A 7 minute walk from the centre of Kabira and a very pleasant walk. Bikes are available for free if you are using them for less than half an hour. If you want to hire them for the day then it is only... More

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Hamilton, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I had a good stay at Iriwa. The owners were very helpful and flexible with my travel plans changing. Great restaurant suggestions. There is a kitchen available though you really need to go to Ishigaki City in order to do proper shopping. I felt very safe. A little hard to find when taking the bus as the sign is quite... More

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Sakai-shi, Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I seriously recommend this hostel. I have only stayed at four hostels before this one, but comparing to those fours to this one, I just realize how fun it was staying there at Iriwa. The owner family knows how to give advises to the guests, including where to swim at, and what food to try at what restaurant in Kabira... More

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Sasebo, Japan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I stayed here for two nights after visiting Iriomote Island. Gon-san and his family/staff were wonderful! His English was excellent and they even have a map of the local area in English. I rented a private room (even though just me) and it was HUGE, especially by Japanese standards. I also used his rental car (3,000 yen I think). It's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Gon and Mayu are wonderful hosts. We spent 5 great days @ their guesthouse. Use the pickup service and don't hesitate to ask whatever you have to know. Gon knows all and helps with everything. THE place to be on Ishigaki.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We just spend one night in Iriwa but would prefer to stay longer. The owners invited us to eat a delicious dinner (korean kimchi) with the family and other customers. Later they play original okinawa music in the garden so we have a great night there! There is also a privat shuttle service to the new airport or to Ishigaki-city.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Gon and his wife are super friendly and welcoming. We stayed in the cottage, which was lovely and had so much more character than a boring hotel room. There is a fully equipped kitchen available for use along with other guests and a nice lounge area as well. Kabira, the village, has several good, well priced restaurants, a shop and... More

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Address: 599 Kabira, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture 907-0453, Japan
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Okinawa Prefecture > Ishigaki
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