Uni.House just recently opened its doors in October 2019 in the quaint and peaceful seaside area of Ushimado. Yuri is a young Japanese woman who, after spending a couple of years travelling abroad, has decided to create her own guest house to welcome travelers from all around the world and to further promote this beautiful and authentic small corner of Japan. She took up the challenge to renovate and refurbish an old Japanese house and to transform it into a warm and welcoming guest house while preserving its authenticity. 

The house is equipped with four traditional tatami bed rooms, including two with a Japanese “Engawa” which is a type of veranda next to the room, one mixed dorm hostel-style, one cosy open living room, a spacious kitchen, clean showers and toilets, as well as a garden area to relax and maybe even have a barbecue. You can also rent bikes as well as leave your luggage if ever you happen to arrive early or want to continue to explore Ushimado after checking out. 

In addition to the nice facilities, you will also be able to participate in the many annual local festivals as well as enjoy the regular events organised by Yuri which usually involve some delicious food and lovely locals. This is truly a great opportunity to experience Japan at a local level and to understand the true meaning behind the Japanese term omotenashi. Yuri can also speak English, so there is really no reason not to come!

Price Range

¥3,500-¥4,600 per person/night


Ushimado Area, Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture

2321-2 Ushimado Ushimado-cho Setouchi city,Okayama.


By public transport:

Board the train on the Ako line from Okayama station and get off at Oku station (25 min). Spot the bus stop located in front of the station and hop on the bus heading to Ushimado (20 min). Get off at the last stop and walk towards Ushimado shrine (around 13 min)

Another option is to simply grab a taxi at Oku station (around 20 min and 2500 to 3000 yen)

By car:

53 minutes by car from Okayama station.

Useful information

Check out the Uni.House website for more information about access and rooms (available in English and in Japanese):

Free parking available (book in advance)