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1-37 Higashimachi, Odaka-ku, Minamisoma 979-2121 Fukushima Prefecture
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#1 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Minamisoma
The house is situated in Odaka, 15km from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. It offers traditional Japanese rooms. Come and experience the town and the zone. I will take you on a tour into the evacuation zone(for an extra fee) and show you cultural venues, a nice sushi restaurant, we’ll meet friendly people who once were forced to evacuate. Feel the vibrant atmosphere for yourself!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Bicycles available
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Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Horseback riding
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Mosquito net
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Washing machine
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1-37 Higashimachi, Odaka-ku, Minamisoma 979-2121 Fukushima Prefecture
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Narita Airport129 miSee all flights
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highway163 wrote a review Mar 2019
Scotts Valley, California13 contributions3 helpful votes
Karin is the epitome of "above and beyond," offering lovely, elegant and entirely gracious lodging mere steps from Odaka Station. Check out photos posted by other guests and you'll get a sense of what to expect: traditional Japanese rooms with all the accoutrements that Western tourists will appreciate. Beds are inviting, bathrooms are pleasant, the robes are comfy, and the wifi is really good. Oh, and breakfast is scrumptious. Most importantly, though, Karin exceeds all expectations in her genuine desire to ensure that guests are well attended. Want some really good local sushi? She'll help you find the perfect place - and even help you order. Need help figuring out the train back to your destination? She'll coordinate with the stationmaster to ensure you get on the right track. Best of all, she enjoys conversation with her guests, sharing insights about culture, history, and even philosophy. Whether you're touring the region to better understand the Fukushima incident or just want a pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle of Japan's bigger cities, you can hardly hope for a better stay than Lantern House.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Don C wrote a review Dec 2018
98 contributions10 helpful votes
Walking distance from the train station, close to the few restaurants in town. A place where you can feel and experience the traditional Japanese culture (In the modern way). Karin the host is an amazing person who goes out of her way to help. This guest house is totally recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2018
robin_t_lewis wrote a review Jul 2018
Tokyo, Japan8 contributions
Karin is a wonderful host - extremely welcoming, kind, and knowledgable about the local area. The house is beautiful & the community members are awesome!! Highly recommended - Unforgettable experience
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Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
B. Zoupee wrote a review May 2018
Utrecht, The Netherlands73 contributions7 helpful votes
I visited the Lantern house because of the Real Fukushima tour. The lovely house immediately felt like home and was easy to get to (it’s on the other side of the local train station). Karin is a very friendly owner who spraks excellent English. She is always there to help and think along with anything you need. The beds were of very high Quality, making the Lantern house an excellent basis for the Real Fukushima tour or your own adventures in the region.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
Shaunmay8831 wrote a review Apr 2018
29 contributions29 helpful votes
Amazing host and excellent accommodation. Karin is fantastic and is very accommodating. She showed us a local restaurant and cooked an amazing breakfast for us. The sleeping accommodation is much better than the pictures show and I had an excellent night sleep. I fully recommend this location for a stay to visit the Fukushima nuclear plant. Karin will also arrange a value for money tour which is very comprehensive and the tour guide is excellent. I can not recommend this original Japanese experience with exceptional and educational tour enough. Don’t delay - book now!
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
JapanTohokuFukushima PrefectureMinamisoma
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lantern House
Which popular attractions are close to The Lantern House?
Nearby attractions include Soma Odaka Shrine (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lantern House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Lantern House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Lantern House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lantern House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lantern House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Futaba Shokudo, Urashima Sushi, and Asahiya.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lantern House?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Lantern House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.