This Charming Guest House in Fukuoka Is Perfect for Solo Travelers

It's homey and affordable!


Guest House Nakaima
6-26 Reisen-machi Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Contact: +81-92-261-5070
Check in from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., check out at 11 a.m.

One of the downsides of traveling solo is that you usually don't have anyone to share the accommodation expenses with, which sometimes leaves you with very few options. Luckily, Japan has no shortage of charming dormitory-type setups for those who are traveling on a budget. If your Japan itinerary includes Fukuoka, Guesthouse Nakaima might be just what you need. Nakaima is a Shinto word that expresses the philosophy that positively captures the idea of "ima" (now) in the past, present, and future.

Built in the Reisen-machi, a town where old city streets remain, the charming guest house is just 15 minutes away by foot from JR Hakata Station and a five-minute walk away from Gion Station. The area is also pretty quiet at night, which is a bonus!


Sakura is a shared room can accommodate 12 people. 


There are four types of rooms in Guesthouse Nakaima: Kaede, Hasu, Ume, and Sakura. Sakura is a Western-style room with bunk beds that can accommodate 12 people (¥2,900 per person per night), Kaede is a private room you can rent for two people 

(¥7,560 for two people per night), Hasu and Ume are both all-female dormitories. (¥2,900 per person per night).

Hasu is all-female only, but you can also rent out the Hasu room for a six-people group. (*inquiry needed).

There is also a shared kitchen space where you can borrow some of the cooking tools.


In the shared kitchen space, the tatami floors with the old-fashioned color of the
chabudai (Japanese low table) creates a feeling of nostalgia. It is a place for friends and for new people to meet.

Coin laundry machines are very helpful for those with longer stays.


For those who are staying long-term, there are coin laundry machines, air conditioners, lockers with keys, free Wi-Fi, separate shower rooms, toilets, and a balcony with a place to hang your laundry, and other amenities.


Provided by Japan Walker ™, Walkerplus ™, and Kyushu Walker ™ (23 April 2018)

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