Isshiki Retreat

  • Location: Beach / Coast
    The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama: 0.5km (10 minutes walk)
    Hayama Shiosai Garden: 0.2km (2 minutes walk)
    Hayama Isshiki Beach: 0.1km (2 minutes walk)
    Shows and restaurants: In walking distance
  • Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND): 50km (45 mins by car)
    Narita International Airport (NRT): 130km (1h 40 mins by car)
    Good public transport
    Paid parking
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An introduction to Isshiki Retreat

How would you describe Isshiki Retreat in a nutshell?

In the calm seaside town just outside Tokyo city, Isshiki Retreat quietly sits a few steps away from the ocean. We designed and built the beach house in 2011 as a getaway from the bustle of city life. Being in an intimate beach town, the design emphasizes the relationship between humans and nature and maximizes the opportunities to enjoy outdoor living.

What was your inspiration to create Isshiki Retreat?

The inspiration came from the nearby ocean (water), the beach (sand), and the green landscape (trees). The forms of the house were derived from the expression of the Japanese locality and an American north-eastern beach house. Its abundant exterior wood decks throughout were inspired by the experience aboard a boat. Since the start of the project, the most predominant inspiration is that the design should cultivate the experience between people and the natural context. As a result, we created a beach retreat whose tranquility embraces people who come to experience it.

How would you describe the interior design and the atmosphere at Isshiki Retreat?

The interior utilizes materials and colors that are natural, warm and casual to provide a relaxing/soft touch and appearance. The furnishings are carefully selected to enhance the experience of beachside living of simplicity and comfort. Thus, it creates an environment graced with a casual elegance atmosphere.

To you personally, what is so special about Isshiki Retreat?

The house has created many memorable moments for us and our visitors. Before we found the land (and had the idea of building our beach house there), our family had loved driving for one hour from Tokyo to Hayama-Isshiki Beach for our summer getaways. Much to our delight, we walked by the street one day and saw this nice piece of a vacant lot with a large pine tree and a large cherry tree and fell in love with the place. We are able to stroll on the beach, swim in the ocean, and come back to the house within one minute to wash off and just relax. During July and August, cafes and bars are set up on the beach providing another perk for spending some summer fun days.

Is the property best suited for couples, families, groups? What’s your policy on kids?

The house is suitable for couples and families with kids. The large sand court has been a favorite for some of our friends and guest families. We welcome kids!

Open kitchen
Exterior and kids pool
Tatami room
Open kitchen
Living area
Living area
Tatami room
Dining area
Twin bedroom
Master bedroom
House at night
Plunge pool
Plunge pool
Upstairs lounge and terrace
Beach a short walk away

Isshiki Retreat rooms & rates

The building consists of two main volumes connected by wooden decks. The barn-shaped form contains public spaces such as living, dining, kitchen and a study loft. The Japanese flat-roofed structure houses private spaces. A large family room/multi-purpose room and a large bathroom with a shower and a wooden tub occupy the lower level. There are two bedrooms on the upper level. One is furnished with a queen-size bed as master bedroom. The adjacent room is furnished with two twin beds. Each upstairs bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a shower.

  • Isshiki Retreat for 4-6 people / 140 m²
    420 / night
    • 2 Twin bedrooms
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 2 Shower rooms (ensuite)
    • 1 Bathroom
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Other rooms
    • Terrace
    • Air conditioning
Included in the rates
Rates are on a self-catering basis.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. This is a great place for kids – there is a shallow kid's pool and a large sand court. And you’re only 2 minutes from the beach. There is no space for extra beds.
Minimum stay
2 nights
Check in time
after 14:00
Check out time
before 13:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Courtyard
  • Iron & Board
  • Playground
  • Hair dryer

Outside the house there is a shallow kid’s pool and a large sand court.

Things to do in Kanagawa & Hayama

  • Art / Culture
  • Hiking
  • Sailing / Kayaking

While the town is quiet in the winter, it is very lively in the warmer seasons. In the summer, the beach is dotted with cafes, vendors, and water sports rental shops. Stand-up paddling, kayaking, yoga, hiking are popular activities people enjoy. Our house is only about 100 meters from the beach and all the fun.

The location of Isshiki Retreat

Isshiki Retreat is perfectly located for a weekend getaway from Tokyo. It is about one hour drive (or by train) from central Tokyo; about 30 minutes from Yokohama city, or 45 minutes from Haneda Airport. The near-by cities are Kamakura, Yokosuka, and Zushi.   The house sits next to the Hayama Imperial Villa and is adjacent to Shiosai Japanese Garden and Kanagawa Museum of Modern Art. There are also a variety of restaurants and a supermarket/drug store nearby (within a 5-minute walk).

When is the best time to visit Kanagawa?

While Hayama-Isshiki is very popular and lively in the summer, we particularly like it in the fall/winter when the town is serene and the weather is crisp and the sky is clear. Often, Mount Fuji can be seen across the beach on a clear day in the winter. It creates a stunning moment when the picturesque Mt. Fuji view comes to sight.