Minshuku Ikumi surf lodge was exactly what I needed. Clean, simple, quiet and right near multiple waves to surf! The owner "Ten" was awesome, super helpful and friendly. He speaks good English and was very gracious to show me around the area. I was traveling solo on a round the world business trip and Ten's lodge and hospitality were very welcoming, great respite from the fast pace of business. Ten gave me specific guidance on good waves to surf and even invited me to dinner with some of his friends. Wow! What a treat to go to a super delicious Japanese restaurant in a small fishing village in the area. I've never had so many different types of sushi, a real treat. I highly recommend Minshuku Ikumi if you're looking for a simple, relaxing place to stay while surfing. Thank you Ten!…
My father and I stayed at Minshuku for three nights in the early August. The rooms are big and comfy and it is located about one minute from the beach and three minutes from the bus station/town centre. The best thing about Minshuku was the owner "Ten". He's a really generous guy with a great sense of humour. He goes above and beyond to make sure his guests are well looked after. He took us out for food and even gave us all the local knowledge about the surf breaks. I can definitely recommend this guest house!
After two days in Ikumi we decided to spend one more night during our 3 weeks travel as we loved both the guesthouse and the area. We just left and it feels like we could already come back. The rooms are clean and really big. The owner Ten is a great host and a very helpful guy. Ten - thank you once more for everything! We had a blast. If you are coming outside of the season, Ikumi might seem a bit empty. But just do a bit of research of which places are open when (that can be a challenge sometimes) and you will have a good relaxing time. The surf is good there and the whole area just simply beautiful.
Minshuku Ikumi is a great place. The rooms are big and comfortable, decoration is awesome and I felt like home in that place. The owner, Ten, is really adorable and makes everything to help you with ... everything. You can also have a drink with him and the other people living in the Minshuku in the little lounge in front of the house. When I came to Ikumi, the waves were awesome too.
The owner is very friendly, helpful and speaks good English. He usually caters to surfers and "henro" pilgrims. The rooms are mattresses on tatami and everything is spotless, if a little worn. There are newer places on offer for similar prices. Ten took me to the station the following morning. My room had television channels in English