This was a once in a life time experience. Rikako is a wonderful host. The location is beautiful as well as the accommodations. But what really made this stay special was getting to experience the local culture of the small fishing town. Getting the opportunity to see Rikako dive and have her share the history and unique culture of her community. She went above and beyond to make my family feel welcome and provided us with opportunities to try fresh sea food and local charm. We would highly recommend this stay and experience!
Great host indeed! Very helpful throughout our stay by showing us around the place.. She also provided with BBQ service and catered to all of our request! We definitely enjoyed our stay and hope to come back again if we have the chance to! Thank you so much Rikako!
This is a beautiful place. Great view & the stay is so homely. I would like to retire here. There also many great seafood place around, BBQ oyster is a must try. The Host is helpful & speak great English.
Quiet apartment with a great seaside view at a remote fisherman and Ama diver harbor town. The host Rikako is super friendly, helpful and quick in answering online questions and for this atrea important speaks perfect english, so it was fun to have lot of conversations and insights. I learned a lot about real life of fisherman, ama diver I got in contact and eat some local food. At the harbor I had my freshest sashimi of my whole travel and discovered some interesting good tasting local food. Don't expect a lot of action as it is a tiny village with few restaurants and mostly elder people, but very interesting for me as I try to avoid artificial tourist places. I will recommend this house very much. Many thanks for the pleasant stay and the tasty barbecue at night.
This place is highly recommended to everyone who traveling to Toba
Awesome experience to discover local lifestyle, I will come back
海を眺めながらBBQをするﾛｹｰｼｮﾝは抜群に最高でした! さらに海や山の近くなので､空気も新鮮でかなりﾘﾌﾚｯｼｭすることができる環境でした｡ 自然を間近に感じることのできる､素晴らしい場所でした!
絶景のお庭で､家族4人でゆったりと過ごしました(^^♪ 潮干狩りや釣りをして夜はﾊﾞｰﾍﾞｷｭｰをして､とても楽しい旅行でした｡ ｵｰﾅｰさんはとても親切で､お宿は滞在に必要なものはすべて揃えてくれています｡ 普段みることのできない満天の星空に感動いたしました｡ またぜひお邪魔したいです!
家族四人で利用しました｡GWでBBQをするために準備までしていただき､ｱﾜﾋﾞも準備いただきました｡本当に良い思い出になりました｡ 近くの漁港で子供たちと釣りをして､釣った魚を煮つけにして食べました｡ 部屋も広く､清潔で気持ちよく過ごせました｡ またRikakoさんと再会できることを楽しみにしています｡ ありがとうございました｡
My friends and I enjoyed our stay here. We were surprised by the extensive amenities and the little touches that she has put in. There are also some tourist info (Email hidden by Airbnb) munication with Rikako was perfect and we did not have any issues checking in. Most importantly, all of us felt like it was a cozy home stay!
Me and my family had a really good time at Rikako's guesthouse. She was really helpfull and she showed us her village and explained us her work with Ama. The guesthouse is really confortable, and the kitchen is great and well-equiped to cook. And there is a beautiful view !
Wonderfully unique experience amid the Ama diver culture. Our hostess, Rikako, is a amid diver herself. Rikako not only shared her personal experience but introduced us to many senior divers who warmly welcomed us. As three female travelers, we felt an immediate connection to their life. As it was off season, Rikako arranged restaurant and touring adventures for us. It was a truly memorable visit. Her guest house is in a perfect location overlooking the bay. Our group loves to look for sea glass and Rikako showed us a perfect spot.
Rikako is an amazing host!! You arrive as a guest but leave as friends. She immerses you into a tiny fishing village and makes you feel truly at home. She teaches you all about the lifestyle of fishermen and ama divers which is very interesting. The views from the guesthouse are spectacular! We loved every minute and only wished we could have stayed longer. The love and respect for nature in this village is beautiful. Thank you for your sincere hospitality!
Rikako and her husband were wonderful hosts. On the first day we arrived, they took us to a local festival and stayed up late in the evening chatting and answering our many questions about the ama lifestyle over cups of green tea. The next day, Rikako showed us her ama diving hut (which is right beside a fantastic beach) and introduced us to some members of the local community. Ijika is such a gorgeous village and we truly enjoyed our stay there! Thanks again!
Emplacement génial avec vue sur la mer. Rikako est probablement la meilleure hôte que j’aie pu avoir parmi tous mes logements Airbnb. Nous avons passé un très bon moment avec elle :)
Just unique and wonderful thanks to Rikako!! When we arrived at the village we were tired and felt a little bit at the end of the world. All changed when the whirlwind Rikako arrived. And when she started talking, we felt in heaven: finally someone who properly speaks English. Moreover, someone bright, interested, traveled and sincere. She made the two day trip a unique experience, took us along with her team to see Amas diving and gave us precious insights into the Japanese society. She is a wonderful person. Note of caution for guests - we have to respect the Ama culture. First, it is the Ama-Team that decides if Rikako can take guests along. Hence, even one guest who behaves badly can destroy the trust of the Ama divers. Second, she of course can only take guests along if the weather permits. And finally, the work as diver is unbelievably hard and she hence cannot be the nanny of guests. The whole region is, however, beautiful and there are plenty of things one can discover on one‘s own. To conclude: A unique experience thanks to a wonderful person.
Rikako san was a wonderful host. Although my trip did not coincide with the ama divers' diving schedule (be sure to check when booking if you want to observe diving), spending time with them gave me a rare and valuable insight into a part of Japan that many have not seen. It would help to have some Japanese language ability but Rikako can also translate between Japanese and English. The guest house was exceptionally clean. There are a couple of restaurants with walking distance, but you'll need to bring your own breakfast. I wish I could have stayed longer! Thank you, Rikako san!
Rikako is a great host and we have great experience in the house!!!
Best host ever! Rikako is a really nice and kind host. We wanted to learn about Ama and she was the best person to go with. Totally recommend her place, its nice, clean and has an incredible view to the ocean.
We very much appreciate Rikakosan, Tatsuyasan's great hospitality and their deep, professional knowledge about the oceanic way of living in Ijika. Thanks to their kind support, we could spend amazing time, communicating with fascinating local people, touching their delicate culture...Definitely, we're eager to visit Amarge once again, being looking forward to seeing those nice owners and their pretty cats in the near future!