Translated by Sandy Lau
Enjoy Complete Privacy! Book a Workation at URASHIMA VILLAGE
Written by Mizzochi
Located in Kagawa, URASHIMA VILLAGE is a vacation rental with an ocean view that opened in January 2021. It’s the perfect place for work and relaxation, complete with a party venue and private beach nearby. Pay a visit to Chichibugahama Beach and Kotohira Shrine on your workcation, too!
The Best Vacation Rental for Work and Relaxation
URASHIMA VILLAGE (Japanese) is a vacation rental that opened here in January 2021. It’s the perfect place to recharge from the bustle of everyday life. Or, you can enjoy a work-ation—blending your leisure activities with business.
Is the Famed "Dragon Palace" Beyond These Gates?
URASHIMA VILLAGE is located along the coast of the peninsula. Its gated entrance is constructed with the yakisugi (*1) method often seen around Setouchi.
*1 Yakisugi: a traditional method that involves charring the surface of Japanese cedar panels to enhance the wood's durability.
Upon walking through the doors, you'll be greeted by the bright, blue sea! It feels as if we’ve stepped into another world.
Maruyama Island is a remote island in front of the rental property. Picture courtesy of URASHIMA VILLAGE
URASHIMA VILLAGE is located on the Shonai Peninsula: a land associated with the legend of Urashima Taro. The story recounts a young man who saved an injured turtle and was taken to the beautiful undersea Ryugujo (Palace of the Dragon King).
When staying at URASHIMA VILLAGE, it truly feels like you’ve stepped into the Dragon Palace!
Enjoy a Barbecue and the Rental's Sprawling Sea View
There are three vacation rentals available at URASHIMA VILLAGE. They are the Visionary (max. 6 people), Timeless (max. 11 people), and Silence (max. 6 people).
All rentals are furnished with a dining area and terrace with a sweeping view of the sea.
You can even have a barbeque on the terrace!
Aside from the rentals, there is another building guests can use for work meetings or large dinner parties.
There’s Even a Private Beach!
The vacation rentals have a walkway that leads down to the beach. You’ll encounter these hoops along the way. These circular rings are inspired by the chinowa-kuguri (cogon grass hoops), a purification rite commonly found at shrines in Japan to cleanse one’s mind and soul.
Of course, you can swim and fish on the private beach. During low tide, it's possible to head to the nearby remote isle, Maruyama Island.
100% Renewable Energy! Caring for the Community
URASHIMA VILLAGE was founded by 11 entrepreneurs involved in regional revitalization in Mitoyo. That's why the rental has several innovations made in consideration of the community's future.
Tesla Battery Storage Installation
At URASHIMA VILLAGE, 90% of the electricity is supplied by onsite solar panels, while the remaining 10% is certified renewable energy provided by a third-party. In other words, the entire rental is 100% powered by renewable energy.
Additionally, the furniture in the rentals is made from wood sourced in Kagawa Prefecture. They have even kept native species of plants on their premises. This attention to detail shines in every corner of the grounds.
There are a total of 11 paintings that decorate the vacation rentals and party venue. In fact, these works were painted by each entrepreneur involved in URASHIMA VILLAGE.
These paintings are rooted in the resolution to “change our mindsets and create a better community.”
URASHIMA VILLAGE highlights its local culture while having the spirit to build a unique culture for the next era. A work-ation booked in this environment will surely spark new inspiration!
Lodging Fees and Meals
Picture courtesy of URASHIMA VILLAGE
A stay at URASHIMA VILLAGE requires a minimum of two people. Lodging fees are around 9,000 – 27,000 yen per person, depending on the number of guests in your group.
There is no meal service, but you can enjoy cuisine unique to the area for an additional fee. Take a look at the official website (Japanese) for details.
Access to URASHIMA VILLAGE
URASHIMA VILLAGE is about a one-hour drive from Takamatsu Airport, the starting point of your Kagawa travels. If you decide to take the train instead, JR Takuma Station will be the nearest station to the rental.
Car rentals and taxi services are also available through URASHIMA VILLAGE. Please consult with an employee when making your reservation if you’d like to utilize these services.
Activities and Nearby Sightseeing Spots
Picture courtesy of URASHIMA VILLAGE
Guests can enjoy activities like fishing, sea kayaking, and bicycling while at URASHIMA VILLAGE.
If you travel slightly further from the vacation rental, there’ll be many spectacular sights to see. Kotohira Shrine is a famous spiritual spot in Japan. The islands in the Seto Inland Sea act as the stage for the Setouchi Triennale, Japan’s largest modern art festival. Take in the charms of Kagawa and Setouchi during your staying at URASHIMA VILLAGE.
In cooperation with Setouchi Village Co., Ltd.