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.…
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.
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
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.
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!