Main Entrance and Lighthouse (left hand above), opened June 2016Building of TOUKA, standing on height, looking down Kanmon Straits, opened June 2016
TOUKA/ 灯台下のちいさい隠れ家「灯火」和Dorm1(7min walk fm Station)
Hosted by Yasu
Yasu is the host.Yasu is a superhost.
1 guest
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
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TOUKA is a Little Guesthouse under a Little Lighthouse, looking down Kanmon Straits and Ganryu-jima (the most famous One on One SAMURAI fighting island). TOUKA stands on a height, 7min walk from JR Komorie Station, surrounded by quiet residents and full of green nature. We have 2 separate Dorm rooms, This is for single use of "Japanese style Mixed Dorm". Kitchen is fully equipped and you can cook fresh local materials. Please enjoy staying with a fine straits view and fog horns from ships.


Amenities
Kitchen
Shampoo
Heating
Air Conditioning

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Huiseo User Profile
June 2017
The best airbnb ever, especially if you wanna communicate with the host/other guests. The host does care about the guests like family. You can chill, eat good Japanese food, relax, enjoy conversation with other guests, etc. 주인분이 은퇴하신 50대 일본 아저씨입니다! 아버지처럼 인자하시면서도 엄청 활발하시고 대화하는 걸 좋아하세요. 엄청 섬세한 인테리어와 장식들로 감탄 많이 했고 지금도 계속 더 꾸며나가고 계셔요. 기타큐슈 자체가 관광으로 일정을 꽉꽉 채울 곳이 아니기에 편하게 쉬는 Touka의 분위기가 너무나 좋았습니다. 느긋하게 일어나 맛있는 커피와 빵을 먹고, 돌아다니다 해질 때쯤 돌아와 언덕에서 노을 지는 걸 보았습니다. 딱 소도시 읍내 옆 작은 마을 분위기에요. 주인분이 영어도 잘 하시기 때문에 밤마다 맥주 한 캔씩 하면서 이런저런 이야기 나누었네요. 개인적으로 '나는 이미 한참을 돈을 벌다 은퇴했기 때문에 돈을 마구 버는 것보다 이렇게 손님들과 이야기할 수 있는 거에 의미를 둔다' 하셨을 때 감동받았어요.ㅋㅋㅋ 혼자 또는 둘 정도 가서 쉬다 오시면 딱 좋을 듯 합니다!
Yasu User ProfileYasu is a superhost.
Response from Yasu:
Thank you for staying TOUKA. Your stay is great memory for me too. As we locate between KOKURA, SHIMONOSEKI and MOJIKO, you utilize the location very cleaver and visit most of all sightseeing spots around here. Because each spot is enough to see in half day. So, I agree that our guesthouse is the best place to do sightseeing and relax in same time/place. You did short trip sightseeing this time. Please try one day trip to incredible scene and trekking to great nature from here next time. 当宿をご利用いただき、ありがとうございました。Chuさんの滞在は自分にとっても忘れられない思い出です。はい、当宿は小倉と門司港そして下関という観光地のちょうど中間に位置しています。そのどれもが半日ほどの観光で見れてしまうため、当宿のロケーションを賢く活用され、近場の観光スポットをほぼ全て回られたましたね。上手くまわれば、このゲストハウスで観光とリラックスとを同時に楽しむことができるという感覚には同感です。今回は近場を見られたので、次回は少し距離を伸ばして、信じられないような素敵な景色を見に行く日帰り観光や、大自然を満喫するトレッキングなどにチャレンジしてみて下さい。
June 2017

Justin User Profile
October 2016
This is sort of an undiscovered gem. Yasu is a very kind and gracious host and his recently opened guesthouse looks great, I stayed in a traditional room and everything was brand new. I came in on a very rainy day, in the dark, after a long day of traveling. Yasu made sure a hot bath was waiting for me and made sure I had everything I needed. His English is very good, so communication was very easy and it made for interesting conversation. The location on the hill gives you great views on the sea, the harbor, the lighthouse and the islands. I feel honored to have been Yasu's first European guest and I'm sure many will follow.
Yasu User ProfileYasu is a superhost.
Response from Yasu:
Thank you for staying at TOUKA, a little guesthouse under a little lighthouse. Please come back and tell me your new interesting episode of staying other Airbnbs, like one night in Shinjuku. Hope you rode safe during motorcycle touring around west part of Japan. Let's ride together someday! When you will be back again for shopping motorcycle gears on sale, please let me know. Yasu of TOUKA.
October 2016

수근 User Profile
September 2017
위치는 산턱 즈음에 있어 걸어올라가는데 5분정도 걸립니다. 역에서 도보로 15분 정도려나요? 체크인시 야스씨에게 연락드리면 역 앞에서 차로 픽업해주십니다. 방은 남자방 여자방 따로 나뉘어 있으니 걱정하실 필요는 없을 것 같고, 자는데 불편한 점도 없어요. 조용하구 전망도 좋습니다. 야스씨가 바다(강 같아보이지만 바다)를 지나가는 배를 바라보는 모습은 드라마의 한 장면 같기도 했습니다. 야스씨가 바다와 배, 동네에 대한 설명을 해주시는데, 영어나 일본어가 된다면 정말 재미있게 들을 수 있습니다.
Yasu User ProfileYasu is a superhost.
Response from Yasu:
Oh, you didn’t walk to/from the station, did you? We are locating 7min walk from Komorie station. It takes 3min walk to go to 2 convenience stores (Seven-Eleven and Lawson). Please come and stay here more than two nights again. As you can speak polite Japanese, female Japanese guest, stayed same day, wanted to talk with you. Next time please try to talk other guests in different room. そういえば駅までは歩かれなかったですね。最寄りの小森江駅からココまでは歩いて7分です。2つあるコンビニへは歩いて3分です。是非また来てくださいね。次回は是非とも2泊以上滞在ください。さらに素敵な観光スポットご紹介しますよ。Jooさんはとても丁寧な日本語を話されるので、同時期に泊まっていた日本人女性のゲストがお話してみたかったなぁと言っていましたよ。次回はぜひルームメイトとだけでなく、他の部屋のゲストさんとも会話してみてくださいね。世界がまた広がると思います。Yasu of TOUKA
September 2017

대현 User Profile
August 2017
주인장 야스 상이 영어를 너무 잘해서 놀랐어요 덕분에 재밌게 대화하고. 경쟁에 지친 분들은 여기 다다미방에서 여름에 시원하게 쉴수 있을거에요. 부산에서도 시모노세키 통해서 올수있어요!! 정말 좋습니다 다시올거에요. 아 그리고 여자친구랑 올때 경치만 감상하세요 덕분에 푹쉬기 좋을거에요 !!
Yasu User ProfileYasu is a superhost.
Response from Yasu:
Thank you for your stay and thank you for your time to write comment for us. Please come again! You MUST tell me the next chapter of your story, “How the method/theory work for my life”. I am looking forward the day will come. Of course, you can SHOW me the result. (You see what I mean.) You have exciting, wonderful and happy life. Yasu of TOUKA
August 2017

Lee User Profile
July 2017
고쿠라나 모지에서 멀지 않아서 위치적으로도 괜찮고 시설도 깔끔하며 주인분의 응대도 훌륭합니다. 어두워질때의 야경도 좋아서 키타큐슈에 들린다면 추천하고 싶은 곳입니다.
Yasu User ProfileYasu is a superhost.
Response from Yasu:
Thank you for your stay and comment with recommendation. As we locate in the middle of three places (Kokura, Mojiko and Shimonoseki) and you can enjoy sightseeing with combination of half days for each spot, we believe it is convenient to stay in our guesthouse TOUKA in quiet and relax atmosphere. Please come again and stay longer to enjoy the convenience and unique relaxation.
July 2017

병윤 User Profile
July 2017
쨩조음...깨끗하고 친절하시고 냉방도 좋구 시설도 다 완비되어있어요! 약간의 흠이라면 위치가 쵸큼...고지대에 있어서 올라가기가 힘들었어요
Yasu User ProfileYasu is a superhost.
Response from Yasu:
Thank you for your stay and comment. If you followed our instruction to refer access information on our Home Page (not only with googke map) or accepted our offer, the route to come up here was much easier for you, we thought. Please try to come as our instructions next time. (smile) This information is not only to Byung Yun -san, but also to our precious future guests who will visit here for their comfort stay. (smile) Yasu of TOUKA
July 2017

배근형 User Profile
July 2017
호스트 분이 너무 친철하셔서 좋았고 창문을 내려다보면 보이는 항구의 풍경도 멋졌습니다
Yasu User ProfileYasu is a superhost.
Response from Yasu:
Thank you for your stay and comment. As you commented, view from guest room is the biggest sales point of this guesthouse. As we love this view and want to show it, we are happy to share the opportunity of staying here with the guests. Host was not so kind, but loves to talk with our guests. Please come again and tell us story of your life to updated it. Yasu of TOUKA
July 2017

Chofu, JapanJoined in December 2014
Yasu User ProfileYasu is a superhost.

I used to be just a traveler. Now I also be a host for travelers, because I opened "TOUKA", June 2016.
The Japanese word "TOUKA" means "Light from Lighthouse".

I was born in this town Moji, and have moved to Tokyo, U.S. and other places. After 30 years as a company business man, I decided to come back to my original place, led by the Light (TOUKA).

I've really wanted to be in this place for many years and got a great chance to open a Little Guesthouse under a little Lighthouse for tourists from all over the World.

Unfortunately, there is no guidebook explaining Komorie. Even internet does not have enough info about this hideaway. So, fortunately, it is very exciting for me to show guests, various fine spots and activities here.

Please call me "Yassan", as my friends call me.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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