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interview Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa / May 2019

Meet Hama-chan, a friendly “mother” of Ida House, currently learning Spanish!

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Hama-chan with her dog Nico

If you love dogs, and want to go sightseeing around Kamakura, Enoshima, and Yokohama, make sure you come and stay here!

Walking through a park rich with greenery and gazing at Shirahata Shrine, which is said to have a history of 800 years, you will reach Ida House, owned by Hama-chan, the so-called “Mother of Fujisawa”.

(“Ida” is the Spanish name of Hama-chan, who is learning Spanish)


12-minute walk from Fujisawa-Honmachi station, Odakyu Enoshima Line (Station Numbering: OE 12)

About 20-30 minutes to Kamakura, Enoshima, Yokohama by train

Close to the ocean in Kanagawa Prefecture, this is a 12-minute walk from Fujisawa-Honmachi station (Station Numbering: OE 12) on the Odakyu Enoshima line.

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Shirahata Shrine sitting quietly in the town of Fujisawa

At Ida House, you will meet friendly Hama-chan, her husband, and their Labrador retriever, Niko.

It has a shared kitchen, living area, and bath for guests/hosts on the first floor, and two guest rooms on the second floor.

We talked to Hama-chan, who plans to invite more guests from now on.

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Bright living room shared by guests and hosts

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There are two guest rooms on the second floor

More lively is more fun, right?

Even when you meet Hama-chan for the first time, you can chat casually together, and it almost feels like you are speaking to your own mother.

Enjoy staying at Ida House as a base to enjoy the charms of Kanagawa!

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Looking forward to meeting you!

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