Can a non-Japanese speaker communicate with the Wakabaya's owner?

We speak English, un peu français, and some 中文單詞.
We also love traveling abroad, so understand the difficulties of language well.

I rarely stay in a guest house. What kind of accommodation Wakabaya is?

  • Guest House Wakabaya is an accommodation run with the Hotel Business Permit [picture] issued by Takamatsu City. Our fire preventive facilities are inspected and reported to the Takamatsu North Fire Station every year.
  • All facilities and spaces except inside of the private group room, Japanese-style twin room, and single room are shared with other guests.
  • The bathroom and shower booth can be locked. Please use them when they are vacant.
  • The entrance has an automatic lock, and each private room has an inside and outside lock for security. [picture], however, the guests are responsible for their belongings. Wakabaya cannot be responsible for any troubles during your stay.
  • Even at night, we always stay in our private house back the guest house zone. Whenever you need, you can call us with a door bell in the living room.
  • Our facilities are not soundproof. Even in a private room, you may hear the voices and footsteps of other guests. In addition, our children's voices may be heard from our private house zone.
  • Please keep quiet at midnight and early in the morning.
  • The group room, mixed dormitory, Japanese-style single room, and 2/F twin room are on the second floor but there is no elevator. We help the guests carrying heavy luggage up and down.
  • Meals are not served. You can get to the downtown nearby Kawaramachi 瓦町 Station for 15 minutes on foot. An "udon" noodle shop which opens from 6:00 a.m. stands just a 5-minute walk away from Wakabaya, enjoy the local udon breakfast! Besides, there is a supermarket, convenience store, and a bakery also 5-minutes away.
  • Nightware is not provided.
  • We sell a travel toothbrush set for 150 JPY and a razor for 100 JPY.
  • Guests can use towels, two-in-one shampoo, body soap, hair dryer for free.
  • For the guests staying for consecutive nights, if you would like us to clean your room and change your sheets, please let us know by 10:00 a.m. the next morning.

Can we stay in Wakabaya with children?

  • Yes, the guests can stay even with babies as we don't limit the age of guests in the private rooms. However, please pay attention when children use ladders in the group room.
  • Children under the age of 12 can not be accommodated in the dormitory. If G:OK is displayed on our calendar, you can reserve the room as a private group room so that families with children can stay.
  • We have no age-based children's rate. A child who use his/her individual bedding will be charged the same rate as an adult. A 500 yen fee will be charged per night for each child who shares a bedding with an adult. The size of futon bedding: width 100cm, length 200cm, thickness 5cm.
  • Even if the number of guests including children is more than our capacity of the room, guests can stay. Instead, we can prepare beddings only for the number of capacity. Children need to share bedding with their parents.
  • Our bathroom has a bathtub.
  • The guests can use our kitchenette to cook or prepare milk for children.

Does Wakabaya limit the time of check-in, check-out, and curfew?

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Luggage storage and
car parking before check-in
Please ask us in advance.
Check-in 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Please inform us in advance of your expected arrival time. If your check-in time changes much, please update us.
Automatically Locked Time 9:00 pm - 7:00 am
When we wait check-in after 9:00 pm, we will lock after all guests arrive. The guests can go out and come back freely even in the midnight and early in the morning. We will provide you with the PIN code at check-in.
check-out before 10:00
luggage storage and
car parking after check-out
Please ask us in advance.

From when does the guest have to pay the cancellation penalty?

  • Wakabaya is a guest house for a traveler. We set the following "minimum" cancellation policy not to disturb free travel. Please understand it, and when you decide to cancel, let us know as soon as possible for another traveler who needs your vacant room.
  • Cancellation fee should be paid by VISA, MasterCard, AMERICAN EXPRESS through the internet or bank transfer.
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before intended check-in date 20:59 free
after intended check-in date 21:00 100% of the first day room charge
no show 100% of the first day room charge
  • Reservation made through the online tourist agency such as Booking.com, is subject to more severe cancellation policies of each agency.

Can I park a car or bike?

  • Cars, bicycles and motorcycles can be parked at free in the order of required reservation. See the details.

Up to how many people can be accommodated?

Beddings can be provided for a total of 16 guests: 3 in the twin room 1/F, 3 in the twin room 2/F, 2 in the single room, and 8 in the group room or dormitory. But please be noted that one of futons has to be folded in the Japanese-style rooms, and guests may feel it tight.

Can I bring a futon or sleeping bag?

Yes, it is possible. However, the room charge will be calculated depending on the total number of Wakabaya's prepared beddings and the beddings the guest brings. Therefore, the guests can bring their own beddings, but it will not reduce the expence.

When do I pay? Is cashless available?

The full amount of the room charge must be paid upon check-in. However, if you make a reservation through the online booking website and choose to pay online or use points, this does not apply.

In addition to Japanese yen cash, payment can be made by credit card (VISA, JCB, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Discover), QR code payment (PayPay, LINE Pay, Ali Pay, Kakao Pay), prepaid IC card (Suica, PASMO, Kitaca, toica, manaca, ICOCA, SUGOCA, nimoca, Hayakaken).

Is Wakabaya non-smoking accommodation?

Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere inside. An ash stand at the outdoors roofed bicycle parking is prepared.

Which way is the best to book a Wakabaya’s room?

You can make a reservation through the OTA, Online Tourist Agency, such as Booking.com also, however, we recommend a direct booking from the booking request form on Wakabaya’s official website.

  1. Flexible!
  2. More available rooms!
  3. Easy!
  4. Certain!
  5. Reliable price!

See the details.

Can I put myself on the waiting list?

Yes, you can do it by informing us it on comment field in our reservation form. However, if the chances of cancelation is quite low, we might reject your request.

Can I stay for a long?

  • The guests are allowed to stay consecutively up to 7 nights in principle. However, this does not apply to those who have stayed at Wakabaya before or who have been introduced by our guests. At first, please ask us.
  • Long stay discount is not offered.