Guesthouse Inn By The Sea Kamakura
248-0016 Kanagawa, Kamakura, Hase 2-22-32, Japan – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.7/10! (score from 168 reviews)
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2,600 feet from property
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About Inn By The Sea Kamakura
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Helen, Hisashi, K and N
Our guesthouse is a small, cozy, simple inn right beside the ocean. We love to chat with guests, and are happy to share what we know about the Kamakura area and Japan in general. Helen's French and Spanish are a bit rusty (her Spanish is... very rusty), but if you're happy to be patient, she's more than happy to give them a go. She also speaks English and Japanese. Hisashi speaks Japanese and a bit of English. Our greatest desire is for our guests to enjoy their stay with us, which is only possible if guests are fully aware of what we offer and what we are not able to offer. Please have a very good look at photos and descriptions of the guesthouse to make sure our inn is what you're looking for.
Welcome to Inn By The Sea Kamakura! We relocated to Kamakura in early 2014 from Tokyo and opened up shop in December of 2014. Both Hisashi and Helen have been fans of Kamakura for years, though - in Hisashi's case, for over 40 years! He grew up surfing and swimming along the Shonan coast, and always dreamed of living ocean-side. Our favourite spots are a little off the main drag - Helen's a big fan of Sasuke Inari Shrine (about 20min on foot from us) and Myohonji (across town). Hisashi has a soft spot for Zeniarai Benten (just up the street from Sasuke Inari) and Komyoji (across town). We both love Hasedera. Kamakura is overflowing with temples and shrines, and it's impossible to see them all in a short visit, but after visiting Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, the Daibutsu and Hasedera (Kamakura's must-visit spots), we hope you have the time to check out a few of the less famous areas. Helen loves history, and has been thoroughly enjoying learning more about Kamakura's, which is, to put it briefly, tumultuous. She'd be happy to chat about what she's learned so far, and to look up anything else you'd like to know. We hope to see you soon!
The Hase neighbourhood of Kamakura is bustling during the day, and very quiet at night (as in, shops/restaurants close early!). There are souvenir shops galore, restaurants, cafes, and of course, plenty of temples and shrines to keep a person busy. Then there's the beach for ocean sports, and the hills for hiking. Most importantly, the Kamakura Daibutsu (Great Buddha) is just down the street, as is Hasedera (Hase Temple). For those on the Seven Gods of Luck walk, both Hasedera and nearby Goryo Jinja (Goryo Shrine) are part of the pilgrimage. A short walk down the coast will, on a clear day, provide stunning views of Mt. Fuji and Enoshima. But even if the elusive Fuji-san is being shy, there's a good chance the sea will be full of surfers and paddle boarders, providing a good amount of entertainment. During the summer, several fireworks shows are visible in the area, from Yuigahama's fireworks in July (deafeningly close on the beach) to neighbouring Zushi's and distant Hayama's (visible over the hills for Zushi, and the sea for Hayama). Enoshima also puts on a number of fireworks shows throughout the summer season which can be seen from nearby Inamuragasaki Seaside Park.
Languages spoken: English, French, Japanese
Hasedera Temple0.3 miles
Gokuraku-ji Temple0.4 miles
Great Buddha0.5 miles
Zeniarai Benzaiten1.1 miles
Riviera Zushi Marina1.4 miles
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine1.6 miles
Kencho-ji Temple1.7 miles
Tokeiji Temple1.8 miles
Restaurant Caro0.1 miles
Restaurant Shamoji0.2 miles
Cafe/Bar Venus Cafe0.5 miles
Yokohama Marine Tower11.3 miles
Ocean/Sea Sagami Bay, Pacific Ocean0 miles
Yuigahama Beach Golden sandSwimming, Food & Drink, Surfing, Watching the Sunset200 feet
Zaimokuza Beach Golden sandSwimming, Water Sports, Food & Drink, Surfing, Watching the Sunset, Seashell collecting2,600 feet
Train Kamakura Station1 miles
Train Kita Kamakura Station1.8 miles
Tokyo International Airport21.6 miles
Narita International Airport57.6 miles
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The staff speaks English
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Most popular amenities
- Toilet paper
- Shared toilet
- Shared bathroom
- Wardrobe or closet
- Ocean view
Pets are not allowed.
Media & Technology
- Flat-screen TV
Free! WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke alarms
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Smoke-free property
- Non-smoking rooms
- Air conditioning
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel
These are the steps this property has taken to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel:
- Option to opt out of daily room cleaning
- Option to reuse towels
3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
The entrance to the property is closed between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM
Children & Beds
Children not allowed.
Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
This property only accepts cash payments.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please note that bathrooms and toilets are shared.
Rooms at this property are not sound-proof.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.
Please inform Inn By The Sea Kamakura of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
License number: 020060
FAQs about Inn By The Sea Kamakura
From the nearest airport, you can get to Inn By The Sea Kamakura by:
- Train 1h 10min
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Check-in at Inn By The Sea Kamakura is from 3:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
Inn By The Sea Kamakura is 0.9 miles from the center of Kamakura.
The nearest beach is 150 feet from Inn By The Sea Kamakura.