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7 reviews
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Free coffe and tea.
All cooking facilities are in the room.
Washing machine. Washing powder provided.
10 minuetes walk to come here.
15 minuests walk to get this park.
Entrance of the apartment. 24/7 hours monitored.
7.4km Beach Cycling couse along the beach.(Onga-Munakata Cycling road)
Two Bikes are available at 2,000 yen per bike. Please let me know before you come.
Two surfboards are free to use.
Fresh fish market restaurant is just infront of the apartment.
We have local spot information in English.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ashiya-machi, Onga-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu-Okinawa

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Derby
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4 reviews
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“Peaceful, tranquilily, a true 'home away from home' with amazing views in every direction!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Taro's apartment is fantastic, I found it through Home Lettings, while searching for a coastal place to stay, anywhere in Japan, this place ticked all the boxes, affordable, great views, away from the tourist hustle and bustle, quiet rural area, with easy to access from Fukuoka Airport, just a one hour train journey and a bus ride..Even though, Taro himself lives in Australia, he is on hand to answer any questions by email or in my case we used Facebook, as I feel he is now a 'friend' after all the help he provided during my stay.

Walking into the apartment, we had an immediate sense of arriving 'home'! The place is so homely and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need for your stay, Taro as thought about just about everything! Even a massive TV (must be 50" or more!), never seen one so big, great for rainy movie nights in the apartment!

The area is beautiful! So quiet, with just the sounds of crashing waves to send you into a restful sleep. There is even a resident Eagle that swoops past daily, which I tried quite unsuccessfully to photograph! Taro provides Bicycles on request, which come in very handy for getting to the local 7-Eleven, restaurants, and simply exploring the local area, there is many miles of cycle routes in this area, which due to rainy season, I didn't explore as much as I would have liked. I believe Taro can also provide a car rental too, which would be great for exploring further afield! There is a Theme park close by 'Space Mountain' which unfortunately I didn't manage to visit, and in the summer months July - September, there is an outdoor swimming park with flumes, very close by, perhaps just 10 minutes on the bikes away. This was closed when we was there.

Directly across the street there is a local farmers market (closed Wednesdays), inside is a massive fish market, fresh green grocers (the best salad I have ever tasted!), German meats shop, and Herbal tea seller, coffee shop (fantastic cake in here!), BBQ rental to cook your own food, local craft shop, with lots of pretty, although quite expensive hand-made items, ice cream vending machine, plus much more! You never need go hungry when staying at Taro's apartment with the convenience of all this so close by!

One word of advice I would say, is try to learn some basic Japanese before you arrive here, as this is not a tourist area, most people don't know English, public transport, menus etc..all Japanese, of course this can add to the fun of the adventure, but also can lead to drastic mistakes, as in our case, waiting at the wrong platform for a train, causing us to miss our flight to Tokyo! (luckily for us the flight was delayed too!) We booked this trip to Japan, very last-minute, just one week before, but if I could do it all again, I would learn some of the language first, one to help the trip run smoother, and two, to just simply not feel so rude toward the local people.

I loved it here, and hope to return again sometime if I am ever lucky enough to visit this beautiful country again! I would highly recommend it for anyone who prefers a quiet holiday, a break from city life, walking, cycling, beach activities, bird watching etc, this place of for you! Thank you so much to Taro, and his mother Kumiko for a wonderful holiday!

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Liked best: The views!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
15 Jul 2014
Thank you very much writing for us your fantastic review.
That theme park is call "Space World"
It's not "Space Mountain"
We recommend for our guets to go there spescially if you have kids.
Thank you so much to choose our place to stay.
We are always very welcome you guys again.
Best Regards
Taro Ogata & All Ogata Family
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marjolain...
Paris, France
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Reviewed 23 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Liked best: la vue magnifique de la mer; le marché au poisson en face de l'appartement; le calme; la tranquilité
Liked least: les frais de réservations
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
24 Apr 2015
Thank you very much for your great review!
I do very appreciate it.
We are very welcome you and your husband in the future anytime.
Taro
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