ABOUT

Our Features

We're world travelers!

We're world travelers!

We love traveling abroad like you. We speak English, un peu de français, and always try to communicate with our guests from anywhere of the world.

Convenient Location

Convenient Location

Just 5 min walking from the train station or 2min from the bus stop. Located in a quiet residential area but you can get to the downtown in 15 min on foot also.

Local Information

Local Information

I am a local host born in Takamatsu. I offer you useful travel information of Shikoku and Setouchi Islands. Let’s make your original precious journey here with us!

Japanese Architecture

Japanese Architecture

Our Japanese-style deigned wooden house will warmly welcome you. It was built newly in 2014 and the functional facilities are equipped.

Family Welcomed

Family Welcomed

Wakabaya will be a home for a family traveler too. A kitchen, washing machine, unbreakable cups, and stepstool are also prepared.

Free Car/Bike Parking

Free Car/Bike Parking

You do not need to worry about paring your car or bike. We have a free parking lot for four cars and a roofed one for bicycles in our land.

Owner

Takeshi WAKAMIYA 若宮 武(Mr.)

Takeshi WAKAMIYA profire

I was born in Takamatsu in 1983 and grew up in this lovely little city. After graduating from a local high school, I moved to Osaka to go to university. There I majored in the Mongolian language and development studies.

After working in Nagoya for three years, I went to Senegal in West Africa as a rural development volunteer. It was while living in a village in Senegal, getting to know the Senegalese approach to work, family life and community involvement, that I got the idea of opening a guest house in my hometown. That was the start of Wakabaya.

I have backpacked all over, visiting such places as Mongolia, Ghana, Bulgaria, Tibet, and Mexico. Along the way, I stayed in many guest houses. When I got married, my wife and I continued to travel together. Now we take our children with us and enjoy exploring Asia as a family of backpackers. 

In 2014, we opened Wakabaya with the desire to create the kind of guesthouse we love to stay in. Ever since, we’ve enjoyed welcoming many guests from all over the world. This is our home base for daily living, but for you, it will be your base for an unforgettable trip in Shikoku. Let us help you make the most of your visit to this fascinating part of Japan.

Takeshi WAKAMIYA profire
Takeshi WAKAMIYA profire
Takeshi WAKAMIYA profire
Takeshi WAKAMIYA profire