Wooden smell family room, typical Japanese style but with  modern facilities and well organized amenities.Dragon fruit flowers in our backgarden
Pension BLUE DROP, cozy family room


4 guests

1 room

4 beds

0 baths


4 guests

1 room

4 beds

0 baths

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About this listing

NOTICE! If you are a solo traveler, a room charge would be 5,500 yen.
Our room with scent of bare Yakushima cedar and handmade stained glass,
Vegetables and fruits from our garden. The owner catches fish himself for sashimi.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £18 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £9
Security Deposit: £146

Description

The space

Our room with scent of bare Yakushima cedar and my original handmade stained glasses.
Enjoy organic vegetables and fruits from our garden and off-site fruits gardens.
Toru, the owner, catches the fish himself; so our sashimi is very local and super fresh.

Guest access

We have three bedrooms includes a twin bedroom with a wooden terrace and two family rooms with a pair of two-story beds for four guests so would be able to accomodate up to 10 guests.
The twin room faces east, meaning lots of morning sunshine.
The shower room with a family size bath and two toilets with modern equipments would be shared by occupants and hosts.
There is free off road parking.

Interaction with guests

We used to work for travel agency in a city, so we're pretty good at organizing and happy to help or share with any information required.
Guests are welcome to talk with Yuki if they want to know more about not only Yakushima but Japan, Japanese cooking (that's my field) or even matcha tasting
when Yuki is available.

The neighbourhood

Rural charm, breathtaking views, closeness to nature, lots of trekking places or big waterfalls to visit, includes that popular Shiratani unsuikyo ravine from the Japanese catoon movie 'Princess Mononoke' or 'Mt. Miyanoura' the highest peak in a whole Kyusyu area, day hike. In summer, seaturtles are coming to lay eggs and babies are hatching at a beach, less than 30 minute drive away that are very impressive.
Also guests can't miss 4 natural hotsprings nearby, 2 are in buildings, others are open-air ocean hotsprings. Try them in the morning sunshine, sunsets or under the moon light with the Milky Way and shooting stars. It's so romantic and magical! Also very good for your body after long trek.
Enjoy our selective, local home made cookings.

Getting around

There is free off road parking. You need a car to explore the island. It looks tiny on a map but actually not. There are rather limited public transport services. I strongly recommend that all guests, especially from April to September, rent a car and pre-book a Jetfoil ferry from Kagoshima. Yuki is happy to give you their information and organize them for you.

Other things to note

There are some renting shops for trekking gears with good condition so no need to take heavy gears.
We rent swiming mask with snorkel here too.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Please do not smoke in the house ( outside or parking is ok ) and no pets and visitors.
In general checkin would be from 4:00pm and checkout before 10:00am.
However this could be modified with advance notice if necessary.
We regret that our home is not suitable for children under 11 except that your whole group is more than 6 and whole rooms are available.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews


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Jenny User Profile
December 2016
We stayed in Yuki's home for two days during wintertime. Yuki was so kind and welcoming to us, and helped us make the most of our short time there by showing us the bus schedule and explaining how to get around the island. It is clear that she knows Yakushima very well and has a lot of experience as a host. She was able to accommodate us for meals and obento, even on short notice, and makes delicious food! She also speaks great English (I speak some Japanese, but she was able to communicate easily with my friend who only speaks English, too). I would happily return to Yuki's home, especially if I had more time to explore Yakushima.
Yuki User ProfileYuki is a superhost.
Response from Yuki:
ジェニーさん、お元気ですか? 無事にご旅行を終えられて、安心しました。楽しかったですか? 私達のPensionをJennyさんが選んでくださったお陰で、お二人にお会いできてとても楽しい数日でした。次回は是非、免許を持って!!今回見られなかった美しい場所を探検にお越しくださいね。お仕事も、そこそこ、頑張ってください。日本語は完璧です! Thank you very much for sharing your experience and lots of great recommendations. I was really impressed with your fluent Japanese and you are still not satisfied! 私も、英語、フランス語をJennyさんのようにもっと頑張らなくちゃと思いました。 I had great time with you both, really hope you can come back again and you know you are always welcome. Do not work and study too hard, enjoy your life and stay in Japan. Good luck for your career, study and everything. Please send my big hugs to your friend who was also very adorable. Take care and hope to see you very soon! Happy new year by the way!! Yuki
December 2016

天一 User Profile
July 2016
Our host is very patient and reliable. She gave us every detailed information we might need, organized, and serve extremely(no kidding) delicious homemade food and bando(lunch box). To some degree, our trip in Yakushima will be much more difficult and less enjoyable without her because of the environment of the island. Thank you very much! 房主非常耐心可靠,给予了我们各种丰富多彩的我们可能需要的信息,非常有条不紊,而且自己做的饭超超超超超级好吃。推荐鸡的饭和海鲜餐,真的让人感动,去绳文那天的便当也非常丰富且好吃。因为岛上环境比较“质朴”,所以如果没有像她这样的当地人的帮助,旅行将会困难很多很多。谢谢您!

Etta User Profile
May 2016
Yuki is a great host and has good information about travelling around the island. Our room was very comfortable and clean and we liked being on the south side of the island. We would stay there again for sure.
Yuki User ProfileYuki is a superhost.
Response from Yuki:
Hi Etta and Grant, You two are such wonderful guests, not many people who travel by bus say they like the location. You two are such friendly and generous people, I was very comfortable with you from the very first begenning. You get used to being with Japanese after all, hahahaha. Thank you again for staying and it was a great pleasure to meet you. Hope you can come back with a car and more time. See you then and enjoy your vacation seeing your old friends. Biiiig hugs and love from Yakushima to you, Yuki
May 2016

Tom User Profile
March 2016
Yuki is the best host I have ever stayed with. She is a lovely woman, so kind, friendly and welcoming. The room is clean and has plenty of space. Yuki and her husband cooked us amazing dinners and breakfasts. When we arrived Yuki helped us plan our trip and made suggestions that really added to our time in Yakushima. I highly recommend Yuki's place to anyone visiting in Yakushima.
Yuki User ProfileYuki is a superhost.
Response from Yuki:
Wow, what a shining review and we were so happy to know that you enjoyed both Yakushima and our place. Your smiles and empty dishes always made me feel soooo good and happy. It was such a nice meeting you both, and can not wait to see you again in the NEAR future! I hope you will enjoy your vacation till the very last moment in Japan. Thank you very much for everything. Big hugs from Yakushima, Yuki
March 2016

Joshua User Profile
November 2015
Pension Blue Drop was the best place we stayed at in Japan. Yuki and her husband were so kind and hospitable. They made the most delicious food, and were so incredibly helpful with everything we asked about. Yuki was very responsive on email before we arrived and she arranged everything for us: car rental, food, and travel suggestions. When we got to their place she carefully explained all that we could do in Yakushima and gave excellent advice. They are truly very special people to meet and the house has a creative energy that is charming and inviting. There is beautiful stained glass all over the place that Yuki made and they make all their food from scratch (including the most yummy desserts). The place was very professional, clean and had booklets in each room that explained the island and the house rules. Yuki speaks clear English which was useful for us since our Japanese is not the best. We can't wait to come back to visit them again in Yakushima which is one of the most magical places on earth.
Yuki User ProfileYuki is a superhost.
Response from Yuki:
Hi Joshua, Thank you so much for posting such a shining review. Surprised we were highly praised! Actually we simply enjoyed to have you all here. Thank YOU!! As you know, you are always welcomed, we are really looking foward to seeing you again, so don't wait too long to come back. Thank you very much again and take care. Big hugs from Yakushima, Yuki
November 2015

Ophelia User Profile
November 2015
Yuki is very resourceful and willing to help. She gave me excellent suggestions on what to do, see and even eat at Yakushima in details and organized my toppy boat, bus tickets and rental car. All I need to do is show up and immediately begin my exploration on the island. And blue drop is everything you can hope for. Very homy, clean and well situated. By the way, Yuki is an excellent cook! Will come back to Blue Drop in my next trip.
Yuki User ProfileYuki is a superhost.
Response from Yuki:
Hi Ophelia-san, Thank you so much for your shining review. I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay here and Yakushima. Please do come back again and enjoy meals here too. Next time you must stand on the top of the Taiko Rock!!! I look forward to seeing you again. Take care and don't work too hard! Your Yakushima friend, Yuki
November 2015

Kyle User Profile
October 2015
Yuki is a very nice and welcoming host. The food they serve here is really good, and extremely fresh! She is very personable, and is always willing to chat or offer recommendations. The room was clean and the island is very nice for hiking. I would recommend renting a car if you are able to. I highly recommend staying here.
Yuki User ProfileYuki is a superhost.
Response from Yuki:
Hi Kyle, How's your work going there? Hope everything goes nicely. Thank you very much for your stay and I enjoyed your company. And I appreciate with your kindness and understanding to both other guests and us. We look forward to seeing you again some day. It was such a nice meeting you. Good luck, Yuki
October 2015

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Yuki User ProfileYuki is a superhost.

I love meeting new people and getting to know each other that is one of a big reason why we are running pension.
I've seen so many nice people who had been willing to help me when I traveled foreign countries and I hope I could do the same to the travelers coming to Yakushima and be their friend!

I also love cooking ( the most ), making stained glass,drawing, music, playing piano, walking, watching foreign movies and reading.
My favorite is 'The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
My guests are just like this story, they make their countries or the things they told very special to me after I got to know them, it is really fun. Many things remind me of each of them even years later that makes my heart warm.
My favorite movie is 'Amelie Poulain' French film, seen that more than 10 times!

I used to live some places in Aichi, Australia for a while, Kobe, and now live in Yakushima.
My husband loves farming, fishing and making crafts.

My motto is 'Ichigoichie' in Japanese, means ’treasure every encounter with others because you never know if you'll meet a person just once in your lifetime.' Thanks to airbnb, I've met lots of people I will never forget and always smiling cheerfully at me in my heart.

I am no good at insects, worms and bees which never fail to make me scream when I see them in vegetables from our gardens!
But organic fresh vegetables and fruits are very tasty, worth screaming for worms!

Now I am struggling with French & Italy.

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