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"Just really wanted to say how absolutely thrilled we all were that Shiraishi was part of our trip, right up there in the most memorable dept. Personally I think your Island is a delight; an escape from the world.....what a trip!"

Kevin, USA

Shiraishi Reservations

Shiraishi Reservations is a liaison service set up by the Moooo! Bar to help facilitate communications between foreign visitors and island residents. As the only English speakers on the island, we provide the following free services:

* Booking into local accommodations (including the international villa)

* Transportation from the port to your accommodation (except for the international villa, which requires you to walk up a hill via a footpath to get to it).

* Weather updates for typhoons and inclement weather

* Language assistance should you need it anytime during your stay on Shiraishi Island. We speak English, Japanese, Spanish, Indonesian and Australian.

*Receiving minshuku deposits and booking fees where applicable.

We can be reached anytime at the following email:

Shiraishi Reservations

Shiraishi International Villa

The Shiraishi International Villa is where it all started for international tourism to Shiraishi Island. Originally built to give foreigners an affordable place to stay and a comfortable place from which they could observe the traditional Japanese lifestyle, the villa still delivers and has remained the most popular accommodation on the island. The villa offers rooms, communal cooking facilities and a shared bath at budget rates.There are five rooms in total: four western-style rooms with two single beds, and one Japanese-style room with tatami mat and four futons. Maximum occupancy of the villa is 10 people.
Rates are 3,500 yen per person for the first night, with each night after that 3,000 yen. (Add 500 yen extra per night for single occupancy). Children under 7 are 1,000 yen.
The international villa sits up on a hill and has excellent views of the Seto Inland Sea. There is a deck, a kitchen and a living room. There is no TV or international telephone. Free Wi-Fi available if you bring your own laptop/device.
Clean and cheap, this is the best deal on the island. It fills up fast in the summertime, so get your reservation in as soon as possible.
The villa is in a residential area, so you must keep noise down. If you are a loud group, we suggest you book into San-chan's instead. The villa is perfect for those wanting to cook their own food and is a great place to stay if you're traveling alone, as you're sure to meet other like-minded travelers here! Oh, and they have Western toilets. 

Payment method: cash only.


For reservations contact Shiraishi Reservations

Amagiso Ryokan and Minshuku

Amagiso Ryokan is the newest and cleanest on the island. Room rates are 4,500 yen per person per night (no meals). These are newly furnished rooms. There is one room with 3 beds in it, all other rooms have futons. They also have a room that can fit 5 or more people on futons. Japanese style bath and nice showers.. Western toilets down the hall. 
Amagiso is on the beach and the views are excellent. It is a quiet alternative. There are no cooking facilities and they only serve food with meals upon request during the high season. 
Amagiso also has an older 2-story "minshuku" (the building on the right side in the picture, ryokan on the left) for groups or those on a budget. This is Japanese style, with three 6-tatami mat rooms on the first floor and three 6-tatami mat rooms on the second floor. The rooms are separated by Japanese style sliding doors. We recommend two people per 6-mat room but up to four people can stay in a squeeze. Sheets, pillows and futons provided. The price is 4,000 yen per person per night.There is a small bath and shower and a Western style toilet. All rooms face the sea.
There is a BBQ area which guests at both the ryokan and the minshuku can use but you must purchase your own charcoal (available at the local store).

For reservations contact us at Shiraishi Reservations

Reserve Here

Read about the do's and dont's of staying at a Japanese-style ryokan/minshuku


A restaurant and bar which offers no-frills accommodations, San-chan's is the cheapest minshuku on the island and has five rooms (not all facing the beach). Rooms are 3,000 yen per person per night. Add 500 yen if you want breakfast. Food can also be bought separately from their menu, "izakaya" style.

San-chan's has two rooms with two single beds in them and flat screen TVs. The other three rooms have futons.

All rooms include shared Western toilet and Japanese style bath. No English spoken. Gestures okay! Fun, local atmosphere. Free internet and wireless for those who bring their own laptops.

Please note that San-chan's is a back-packer style, budget accommodation. If you like to drink and hobnob with the locals, this is the place for you. If you find yourself saying things like "I'm not as young as I used to be," this place is probably not for you. Emphasis on rustic, no frills. If you are one to complain about cleanliness, go ahead and spend the extra 500 yen to stay at the villa, or a more upscale place like Amagiso Ryokan (4,500 yen).

Payment method: cash only
If you speak any Japanese at all, or a mixture of Japanese and English, please book directly by calling them at: +81-86-568-3169 (int'l) or 086-568-3169 (local).

Otherwise we'll take your booking at: 

Shiraishi Reservations

Shiraishi Guest House

Facebook Page Here (photos and video)

Formerly Minshuku Harada, this accommodation has been converted into a guesthouse and is now run by Sanchan's next door. There are five rooms with futons, Western toilets down the hall, and a shared shower. Shared kitchen and refrigerator. Free WiFi. 3,000 yen per person per night. Cleaner than San-chan's minshuku next door. 
Payment method: cash only

If you speak any Japanese at all, or a mixture of Japanese and English, please book directly by calling them at: +81-86-568-3169 (int'l) or 086-568-3169 (local). You can also book directly through their Facebook page above. 

Otherwise we'll take your booking at:

Shiraishi Reservations

Moooo! House

The Moooo! Bar and Calfe is opening it's 150-year-old traditional Japanese house to guests or groups/families who book out the whole house. Now you can sleep in bovine paradise! There are 3 rooms with tatami mat and futons. Two 6-mat rooms face the Japanese garden in the back and one 4-mat room faces the beach. Sliding shoji doors between rooms. Basic, shared Western style toilet and shower (but no hot water). Refrigerator. No use of kitchen but you can get breakfast at the Moooo! Calfe in the morning if you wish. No WiFi but near public WiFi spot a few meters down the beach. 2,000 yen per person per night. This is your chance to experience the real traditional Japanese lifestyle! 
Payment method: cash only

Contact the Moooo! Bar cows at: 

Shiraishi Reservations

View of Seto Inland Sea from hiking trail

Shiraishi sunset from the beach

The preist blesses the sea

Shiraishi International Villa

Shiraishi Int'l Villa patio

Amagiso Ryokan

Amagiso Pond

The Moooo! Bar and Calfe

Shiraishi Beach

The Shiraishi Bon Dance is performed in August

View from room of Shiraishi Guest House


San-chan's offers BBQs on the beach

The Shiraishi Pilgrimage route

Moooo! Bar, Shiraishi Island, Japan