2024/05/29 05:10

A new guesthouse has opened in Kobe! It's located in a quiet residential area just 4 minutes from the train station.

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A new guesthouse has opened in Kobe! It's located in a quiet residential area just 4 minutes from the train station.

 

I went to the grand opening of Oakhouse's first guesthouse in Kobe after receiving an invitation from Oakhouse, the industry leader in operating over 5000 guesthouses.

Oakhouse aims to make living alone enjoyable, and their guesthouse's standout feature is the large communal living space where residents can freely host parties.

Even though it's newly opened and has few residents, people from other guesthouses and nearby locals joined in for a fun get-together, featuring homemade tacos. Conversation flowed in Japanese, English, and Chinese, making it lively.

Additionally, Mr. Matsumoto from Oakhouse gave a presentation about Nada's sake, which even foreign participants enjoyed as their first experience with Japanese sake.

As someone who has experienced similar parties in guesthouses and shared flats in London and Melbourne, I found such experiences valuable for making friends and connections in societies where individualism is emphasized.

Though still uncommon in Japan, I hope the casual culture of guesthouses becomes more widespread.

This property is also recommended for women. It's conveniently close to the station and situated in a very peaceful residential area, offering a safe environment to live in.

--- Announcement from Grand Kobe ---

Grand Kobe, featuring 42 furnished rooms with amenities like a theater, gym, study room, and spacious kitchen, will open in March 2024! Located in the tranquil residential area of Uozaki Kitamachi, it's just a minute's walk from the Sumiyoshi River, originating from Mount Rokko, known for its pristine waters. Taking a stroll along its banks, you'll find your spirit refreshed by the gentle murmur of water and the presence of wild birds. We're currently recruiting opening members! Why not join us in creating a shared house while engaging in international and community exchanges?

 

Grand Kobe