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Joy Joy Village
Ranked #34 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Zamami-son
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“The highlight of our trip!”
Reviewed February 15, 2012

We visited Zamami for three days in April towards the end of our stay in Japan. We were greeted off the boat by a representative of Joy Joy who took us the short drive to the apartments. The complex itself comprises a main building with a reception and dining area, and two apartment blocks each with a few rooms and a sun terrace.

The facilities are quite basic, but everything you need is available. There is a kitchen area, shower rooms and a laundry machine (that uses some unusual, but surprisingly effective methods to wash your clothes!). The rooms themselves are of a traditional Japanese style in the sense that they are an empty floor space with a futon that folds out for sleeping.

Traditional Japanese breakfast is included (Miso soup, rice, cooked fish and pickles), and I have to say that it is some of the nicest that I ate during my time in Japan!

The thing that makes our time in Joy Joy so memorable for me was the staff, particularly the hostess, Nobu. She is one of the friendliest women I have ever met and made us feel unbelievably welcome. She always catered to our needs, and even surprised us one day with some homemade cake! Regretfully we left on her day off and never got a chance to say goodbye, but as we were setting off on the boat we could see that she had come to the harbour to wave us off. This kind-heartedness is what made our stay in Zamami one of the highlights of our visit to Japan.

If you are after a buzzing nightlife, then Zamami probably isn’t for you. If you are after 5-star accommodation, then Joy Joy probably isn’t for you either.

However if you are looking for a peaceful, beatutiful, friendly and relaxed place to visit, then this is definitely the place for you!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2010

We stayed for 4 nights at the Joy Joy on Zamami island, a 50 minute ferry ride from Naha, Okinawa (on the "fast ferry"). They picked us up at the ferry terminal, and took us to our lovely room at the Joy Joy, which has rooms on the 2nd floor above their diving school. Our room was quiet, clean, spacious and comfortable. Our host was so incredibly friendly and smiley, we will never forget her! Breakfast was included, and we had a choice between "Western" or "traditional" style. The beaches were exquisite and the landscape lush. One stunningly beautiful beach was a 15-minute walk from Joy Joy, and had snorkeling gear/beach chair/beach umbrella rentals. The town was pretty quiet, but we were there in the off-season. (If I were to go to Zamami again, I'd get an international driving license so that I could rent a scooter.) Their website doesn't have much information about the Joy Joy rooms, so is best to call them: 098/987-2445. http://www.cosmos.ne.jp/joyjoy/

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Joy Joy Village
Address: 434-2 Aza Zamami, Shimajiri-gun, Zamami-son 901-3402, Okinawa Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Okinawa Prefecture > Shimajiri-gun > Zamami-son
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Ranked #34 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Zamami-son
Number of rooms: 5
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