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Traditional Japanese style room. If you prefer it even more traditional, we'll prepare you a futon. living room with comfy sofa that can also be used as 3rd bed
Traditional room w/ stunning view
Traditional room w/ stunning view
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Stay in a cosy Japanese-style room with spacious balcony.
This apartment is perfect for nature-loving people who want to eschew the noise of the city while only being a 9 min train ride from Kobe Sannomiya (from Hankyu Mikage).
It's close to the supermarket & bus stop.
Great also for students at Kobe University (only 20 min walk!)

The space

You'll have your own room with comfy bed, plus a shared kitchen & dining area, bathroom, toilet and shower. You'll have access to a huge balcony, too, as well as to the communal garden downstairs

Guest access

The apartment is close to a bus stop and supermarket and 15 min walk from Kobe University. Kobe centre (Sannomiya) is a 9 min train ride (after walking down the hill for 12 min) and Osaka Umeda is reachable in 25 min by train.

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly

Extra people $13 AUD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $56 AUD
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House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 2PM

As it is a typical Japanese apartment, the walls are not soundproof :-) (to put it mildly...). It would be great if we could all make sure we sleep well. I can promise that you won't hear any car or other noise from ourside during the night.


30 nights minimum stay

79 Reviews

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Lu User Profile
September 2015
Anna is very nice and helpful. After I made a booking, she sent me a detailed guildline to access to her apartment and travel tips in Kobe. The view from her balcony is wonderful, and the fresh air as well. I just felt it like my home.

Yuri User Profile
May 2015
We had an amazing time staying at Anna's place. There was a slight hiccup with the place we booked but Anna made sure that we were taken care of by arranging for us to stay at one of her other apartments. Other than this small change of plans, we had a great time exploring the Kobe region. Anna's Co-host Ly was very helpful and welcoming [even with an energetic 18 month old!!]; She greeted us every morning, gave us helpful tips and even welcomed us back home - which made our adventure that much more special. Thank you Anna and Ly! Highly recommend and would love to stay with them again :D

Janet User Profile
March 2015
Anna was a good host although I only got to see her once in my 2 nights of stay. The room was as advertised and her room mate -Shingo was very helpful in all forms. To get the property was not simple and the hill is steep but we had rented a car with english GPS which made it easy. It took ~15-20mins to drive to downtown.

Jeannie User Profile
January 2015
Anna wasn't home for most of my stay but in the short time I met her, we got along very well. Shogi was very helpful, pointing out specific things to see and how to get there. And the view from the room, of Kobe at night is to die for! In terms of location, it is fairly easy to get to all the popular areas.

Roya User Profile
October 2014
Anna and Keith were lovely to stay with! They were both so hospitable it felt like we were staying with friends. The room was comfortable and we had no issues travelling to and from Osaka.

Jay And Suff User Profile
October 2014
We stayed in Anna is the hostess with the mostest! Nothing was too much trouble, and we certainly felt very warmly welcomed into her home. It is obvious that Anna is overflowing with compassion and warmth, as so many other people (friends, neighbours, colleagues, etc) dropped by while we were staying to catch up for a bite to eat, a coffee, or a sake. We felt entirely welcome into any impromptu gathering that came about. Anna was very helpful with directions to different places, train and bus connections, where to go, what to eat, etc. Not to mention teaching me how to eat and apple without offending Japanese sensibilities. To me, this is the experience that AirBnB is all about. Meeting a host who lives in the country and can give you the inside information and what to see, public transport, local customs, etc. Most other places we stayed at in Japan were not like this. While we were staying at Anna's place, we visited Osaka and Nara, which are both easy connections. It would be very easy to explore a range of places in Kansai from Anna's place, which is in a nice suburb of Kobe. While the trains that run through this area are regular, the only downside is that the local buses within the suburb do not run very late, which can make getting from the station to Anna's place a little complicated. This is not a problem if you are aiming to be home fairly early, or stay out in Osaka for a night of partying until the buses and trains start running again. Otherwise, there are plenty of taxis around the nearby train station that would take you back to Anna's place fairly late at night without too much hassle or expense. The upside of being in the suburbs is that if you are hiring a car, there will be places to park it nearby, unlike being in the centre of the big cities. We would have loved to stay a week or more with Anna, enjoying the constantly festive aura of her place, exploring more of Kansai, and revelling in the Jidai Matsuri festival that we missed by a few days.

Shreya User Profile
August 2016
I stayed here for 2 months. The place is expensive considering there was no breakfast or air conditioner, but the weather was mostly pleasant. Anna no longer stays here but she was very helpful. She often invited me over for dinner and introduced me to some amazing people, also providing suggestions on how to go around. The nearest railway station (hankyu mikage) is about 25 mins from the house, but coming back home is tiring if you choose to walk as it is an uphill climb. Bus services are also available, and there is a bus stop very near by. A food market is also round the corner. The neighborhood is very peaceful with some old Japanese ladies and foreign students who instantly made me feel at home.

Kobe, JapanJoined in December 2014
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I am a European globetrotter who has settled down in Japan. I love Japan and its people and I want to give travellers from all over the world a chance to experience the traditional Japan and all its beauty (and delicious food!).

I look very much forward you the the welcoming and exciting, but also relaxing and soothing city of Kobe with sea, mountains and sake breweries.

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