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Minshuku Sawayakaso

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It’s not a particularly inspiring building, and the room (we went for a deluxe room) was nothing special, although the view from the balcony across the bay was panoramic. However, the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff really made our experience on Iriomote special. They went above and beyond our expectations, regularly using Google Translate on phones when we were having trouble communicating, dropping us off for activities and taking us to the ATM. We enjoyed the evening meals, which were typical Japanese/Okinawan fare.

While on the island we walked to a nearby beach (Hoshisuna) and went snorkelling – there were some colourful fish. We also went on a boat trip and kayaking near Mariudo falls.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

This minshuku, run by a kind young couple assisted by three additional generations of the same family, features excellent service, delicious Okinawan and Japanese food (tailored somewhat to guests' preferences), and very nice rooms. Although we were told in an initial e-mail that no one there speaks English, we managed quite well with the wife's (non)English, our tiny bit of Japanese, and body language. Everyone was extremely helpful --- to the extent of driving us to a few locations where we could not go by bus and helping to arrange activities when language difficulties stymied us. The husband often plays the sanshin and sings after supper; his mother sometimes joins in.

The place is located about five minutes on foot from a bus stop (Sumiyoshi), but the bus runs only five times daily in each direction. Hoshisuna Beach is about half an hour on foot and one stop by bus. A few other very beautiful beaches are closer.

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Address: 10-448 Uehara, Yaeyama-gun 907-1541, Okinawa Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Okinawa Prefecture > Yaeyama-gun > Taketomicho Iriomote-jima
Price Range: $49 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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