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870-95 Uehara Taketomicho, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun 907-1541 Okinawa Prefecture
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#2 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Iriomote-jima
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Ollie U wrote a review Apr 2021
London, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here a few nights back in April 2019 the host Kiyoko was incredibly helpful, and even sent me a postcard afterwards. I had a wonderful trip into the forest with them to see the glow worms. It might seem up a hill and further from the coast but this gives you a gorgeous view of the boats coming and going as you relax back in the hammocks in the wonderful peaceful garden. My favourite hostel in 6 weeks of travelling all over Japan, and that's from Hokkaido to Okinawa, to Tokyo and Kyoto etc. A wonderful place to relax and when I was there they sorted any transfers I needed. I was also able to hire a small car which they helped with which was great. My room was a private Japanese style room.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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travelerscal wrote a review Sep 2020
Sacramento, California1295 contributions85 helpful votes
I stayed at Irumoteso for six nights this past summer, and I cannot imagine staying in any other place on the island (unless, of course, you need to stay clear on the other side). The absolute highlight is the owner, Kiyoko. She knows the island like the back of her hand and can help you organize whatever you want. Almost my entire time in Ishigaki (3 nights alone and 3 nights with a friend) were planned by her. We simply told her what we wanted to do, or what kind of day we wanted to have (for example: ‘we want to take it easy on this day’, or ‘it might rain tomorrow, can you give us a plan B if it does?’) and she would outline everything for us. Her English is quite good, so don’t worry if you don’t speak Japanese. She’s very attentive and very easy to talk to. If you don’t have a car, she can help you plan your commute via the sparse Iriomote buses, and can even recommend places to eat. She can also arrange all your tours for you. Many of our tour runners knew her well and have even stayed in her guesthouse over the decades! It’s especially useful if you’ve been doing most of your research online. While the internet and reviews can give you a good idea of how to plan your day, there’s nothing like a local who can tell you the nitty-gritty details and intricacies, and give you an accurate idea of how long something will take. Plus, she has a near-encyclopedic knowledge of all the ferry and bus timetables. Kiyoko cooks all the meals; breakfasts are hearty and great for powering you in the morning, and the dinners (should you choose to purchase them) are all satisfying home cooking. Be sure to let her know if you have any food allergies or restrictions (I don’t eat fish, for example), and she will accommodate you. While the restaurants in the area are nice, I highly recommend taking the meal on long or busy days, so that you don’t have to worry about getting food or choosing a place to eat. I ended up staying in three different rooms (had to switch a couple of times for booking logistics reasons) and all three were clean, spacious, and comfortable. The larger suites are well-furnished, but you won’t find yourself wanting in the smaller suites, either. The default beds are futons on the floor, but there were fold-out beds in the rooms if you prefer a more western sleeping arrangement. The guesthouse has all the amenities you could need (though they do not give toothbrushes or paste if I remember correctly). You can even rent snorkeling gear or a bicycle to get around the island. We truly felt cared for; Kiyoko was like a guardian angel watching over our Iriomote trip. As a side note: if you are going to Iriomote without a car (or even with a car), be sure to get a lot of cash beforehand. As far as I know, there are only two ATMs on the island and are nearly impossible to get to without wasting a day if you don’t have a car. No combines here, so make sure that you’re well-prepared!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Frank wrote a review Mar 2020
Utrecht, The Netherlands6 contributions2 helpful votes
Kyoko is such a sweet lady! She and her son made us feel right at home. During our stay there was a typhoon, but even then they found something for us to do (riviercruise) and drove us there and picked us up. The homecooked meals were delicious! The oceanview from the room and garden is beautiful.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Clausilgo wrote a review Nov 2019
Paris, France16 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed for 5 nights in Irumoteso. - The host (Kiyoko) was the best we ever had. She was very friendly and profesional at the same time. She was very knowledgeable and helped us a lot (car rental, tours, bus and ferry timetables etc..). She even gave us a lift to the port when we left. She also speaks English - Dinners (cooked by Kiyoko) were amazing and absolutely delicious. Very well presented and with a variety of different dishes.We were always looking foward to eat there ! Breakfasts are also good. - The property is on a hill overlooking the sea with a nice garden. Perfect place to relax. The property is very clean and cosy. There is a lot of information displayed ( maps, timetables for buses and ferry etc..). There is a bus stop nearby and plenty of places explore nearby on a bike so car rental is not essential. It is also close to the port. - Our room (tatami) was super big and clean. There was a fridge also and A/C. Matress and pillows very comfortable. - We rented the bikes for a day and it was a very nice experience . In conclusion we loved this place!! Thanks for hosting us Kiyoko-san.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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kakalee wrote a review Oct 2018
Hong Kong, China2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice place to stay. Highly recommend for group of friends or couple. The room is clean and tidy with great view. Much bigger than other Japan hotel we stay. The host and staff are very helpful and caring. They offer pick up from pier and help us to book for the day tour with very good price. Also give great advice for planning our trip during stay. The dinner are delicious and recommend to book during stay. Nearby is also have great place for dinning. The location is about 20 mins walk to the pier event with no car. The starry sky is also unforgettable.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$90 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanOkinawa PrefectureYaeyama-gunTaketomi-choIriomote-jima
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Irumoteso
Which popular attractions are close to Irumoteso?
Nearby attractions include Pinaisara Falls (2.1 miles), Iriomote Island (1.5 miles), and Barasu Island (1.3 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Irumoteso?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kitchen inaba, Tohenboku, and Parlor Bibi.
Are there any historical sites close to Irumoteso?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Residence of Niimori (4.0 miles), Bushinuya Ato (4.7 miles), and Monomi-dai (4.3 miles).