A spacious, beautiful room located in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is close to Hamamatsu station, so you have access to the Shinkansen bullet train, as well as various buses going to different parts of Hamamatsu and Shizuoka. Explore the ancient history in Hamamatsu Castle, or immerse yourself in music-Hamamatsu is also known as the town of music. Free portable WiFi is provided for your pleasure. Have a wonderful stay!
-- Entirely rented
-- 3 Bedrooms
Western Style Room: 1 Double Sized Bed
Japanese Style Room A: 3 Single Sized Futon Sets
Japanese Style Room B: 3 Single Sized Futon Sets
-- Dining Space
-- Kitchen Space
-- 1.5 Unit Bathroom (Shower and Toilet in different rooms)
1 Double Sized Bed (2 Guests)
6 Single Sized Futon Set (6 Guests)
MAXIMUM - 8 GUESTS
COMFORTABLY - 7 GUESTS
My listing is in Hamamatsu City, on the western side of Shizuoka Prefecture, called Totoumi, or Enshuu. The entire Totoumi region used to be called the Totouminokuni province in the old ages, and was briefly known as Hamamatsu Prefecture before being annexed to Shizuoka Prefecture. Hamamatsu City, and its neighboring regions are highly important areas in Japanese history, with Hamamatsu Castle being one of the most important castles from the Sengoku Era in the 15th to the 16th century, to the more recent Edo era in the 17th to the 19th century. In the Edo era, it also used to be known as the Shusse-jo (Promotion Castle), because many of its feudal lords were promoted to important seats in the Bakufu, the central government at the time.
Hamamatsu also has a history as the town of music, mainly due it being home to the beginnings of Yamaha Corporation (now the largest musical instrument manufacturer in Japan), as well as Kawai Musical Instruments. Roland Corporation and Boss Corporation also have their main offices in Hamamatsu. Thus, there is a Museum of Musical Instruments located close to Hamamatsu station, one of the few in Japan. It has an extremely large selection (about 1300 pieces) of musical instruments from all around the world, and even instruments that visitors are free to touch and play, as well as a reference section, where visitors have access to music dictionaries, listen to Japanese music, and even composing on the computer.
Act Tower -
A tower in front of Hamamatsu Station, houses many shops and restaurants, and is a popular spot for many visitors.
Hamamatsu Castle -
Built in the early part of the 14th century, this castle was a very important part of Japanese history, especially during the Sengoku Era. It is now part of Hamamatsu Castle Park.
Hamamatsu Zoo - (Dobutsuen Bus Stop)
A very popular place both among locals and visitors, this zoo is the only place in Japan that houses the "Golden Lion Tamarin," also known as the golden marmoset, a small monkey with brilliantly orange ("golden") fur. Accessible by bus.
Hamanako Music Box Museum - (Hamanako Pal Pal Bus Stop, Kanzanji Cable Car)
Built near Lake Hamana, you can view and listen to exhibitions, learn to create your own music box, and even buy from a large collection of music boxes. There are carillons, used in Europe, gramophones, to self-playing pianos. Accessed by bus and cable car across Lake Hamanko.
Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments -
Near Act Tower, this museum houses all kinds of instruments from around the world--something you can only see in Hamamatsu, the town of music. Seminars are sometimes held, mostly on classical music.
Air Park - (Izumi 4-Chome Bus Stop)
Located in the Hamamatsu Air Base of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, you can see various war planes, practice planes, helicopters, and other paraphernalia, as well as flight simulators. Accessed by bus.
Ryugashido - (Ryugashido Iriguchi Bus Stop)
A limestone cave located north of Lake Hamana. The limestone is dated to around 250 million years ago. Accessed by bus.
Enshuko Higashigama Kanzanji Atelier - (Kanzanji Onsen Bus Stop)
Awarded the Incentive Award from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, in this atelier, you can experience Japanese pottery. The works made in the atelier are highly popular among consumers. Accessed by bus.
Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japonia