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Sesoko Blue: The warmest Guest House in Okinawa Japan

In this article, I would like to present you with an accommodation, if not the best, where I had the opportunity to have had one of the most memorable experiences during my stay in Okinawa: the Guest House Sesoko Blue.

If you too want to discover Japan in a different way by going to places with very few tourists, and interact with the locals, then you have come to the right place.

How did I discover this accommodation? In fact, at that time, I decided to go to Okinawa for 1 week to see a very good Japanese friend who lives there again.

As I had planned to go back to Japan in December 2023 to see some of my friends again who I met in the country in 2022, I told myself that it was also an opportunity to visit the island of Okinawa for the first time.

This friend is called Tatsuki-san, and I met him in a Guest House in Fukuoka during my trip in 2022.

We became friends very quickly because we shared the same human values. Despite the difficulty in being able to communicate with each other, we still managed to understand each other a bit, even if we used our phone to translate our conversations.

It is also for this reason that I decided to start learning Japanese after this meeting. Even today, I try to be consistent in my learning, with a lot of ups and downs. The lack of motivation is mainly the cause.

All this to say that in December 2023, I decided to take my ticket to Okinawa to see it.

Once arrived on the island, my friend offered to stay together for our reunion in a Guest House whose owner he knew. Head to the Sesoko Blue Guest House!

A warm welcome from the owners

The welcome was done in such a way to make you feel at home with your parents. The owners are in fact a couple around 40 years old accompanied by their daughter. In addition to the owners, a staff member works for them.

The father is called Nobu-san and the mother is Yuki-san. Their daughter's name is Ai-chan. All 3 are really nice people, and will do their best to make your stay as good as possible.

Nobu-san and Yuki-san both decided to embark on the adventure by settling on Sesoko Island, located northeast of the main island of Okinawa.

It was during the year 2020-2021 that they started to build their own Guest House, giving it the name Sesoko Blue.

Their objective in opening their own Guest House is to be able to share under the same roof their own culture, their way of life, and to listen to the different stories of the travelers who stay there.

Above all, very enthusiastic people, they will know how to make your stay as memorable as possible.

Every evening, it is an opportunity to participate in Yuntaku, a moment of exchange between hosts and travelers around a table while dining together.

NB: It is advisable to bring your own food before arriving at the Guest House so that you can cook and share it with others.

The whole point of Yuntaku is to give you the opportunity to have a great time in a very friendly environment. Talk about anything and everything, play board games, watch a movie, etc. Everything is there to make you really feel at home!

Overview of the Sesoko Blue Guest House

In addition to having open-minded and really warm hosts, the Guest House Sesoko Blue also has nothing to envy in terms of comfort and cleanliness.

To give you a general overview of what it looks like, here is a diagram drawn by a staff member.

View of the exterior of the Sesoko Blue Guest House

The entrance to Sesoko Blue is from the parking lot. Also note that if you plan to rent a car or a scooter, parking is free!

Next to the car park is a barbecue area, and an area to do your laundry and hang up your clothes to dry.

The Guest House also has a rooftop where you can relax and admire the turquoise sea in the distance by day, or admire the stars under a clear sky at night.

Right in front, you have a terrace with a hammock to rest and simply enjoy the nice weather.

Also note that you will have the opportunity to meet the hosts' cats. A significant bonus point during your stay at Sesoko Blue!

Interior view of the Sesoko Blue Guest House

As soon as you enter, you will have the impression of being in a cocoon as the decoration and layout of the living room is so comfortable.

The kitchen is in the same room as the living space. There are all the utensils you need to make your own meal.

From this you will have a magnificent view on the terrace of the Guest House accompanied by the sunrise.

Regarding the rooms, you can choose between different types of rooms. Depending on your budget, you can either choose the dorm room or a private room.

As for the dormitory, there are a total of 2 in order to separate the dormitory for men and the dormitory for women. You will be sharing the room with 3 other travelers. The beds are very comfortable and curtains on each bed are provided to preserve your private space.

If you opt for the private room, know that there are 2 in total in the Guest House. Each bedroom has two separate double beds. Ideal for a family for example.

The toilets and showers are located right next to the rooms. Toilets and showers are separated so as not to mix men's and women's showers. On the left it is about men while on the right it is about women.

Finally, as for the sinks and where to wash, they are located at the level of the main corridor.

Overall, the level of cleanliness and hygiene is very clean. Whether it's the bedrooms, bathrooms or living space, the owners and the staff member ensure that everything is perfect so that you have nothing to do and simply enjoy your stay in the Guest House.

Why go to the Sesoko Blue Guest House?

I am going to tell you about my personal experience when I was welcomed by the hosts of the Sesoko Blue Guest House.

I was lucky to have a Japanese friend who knows the owners well and who took me directly there to spend an evening there.

He himself advised me to stay there to enjoy a real Okinawa experience. So far, I did not expect much, because I am used to Guest Houses, I thought that the experience would be as good there as elsewhere.

But what was my big surprise once I had spent a memorable evening with the hosts. Nobu-san, Yuki-san, Ai-chan are really humanly amazing people! In addition to being able to talk about various topics, both about the Japanese way of life and about travel, I learned a lot thanks to them.

Even though it is quite difficult to communicate with them in English, I was still able to make myself understood with my level of Japanese that is close to beginner. The language barrier was not at all an obstacle to really enjoying my stay with the hosts.

Since the Guest House is located on Sesoko Island, it is also a place that few tourists come to visit. And for good reason, access is quite difficult by public transport in the sense that there are very few buses in the area.

Having visited it a bit, the landscapes are breathtaking, the beaches are almost not crowded, and the local population is really friendly.

Above all, it is a place to get off the beaten track, take time for yourself and enjoy the good weather and nautical activities.

The icing on the cake, the hosts also offer you the equipment so you can snorkel for free! They can also take you there by car to help you get to more remote areas.

As far as the price of one night, count only 3800 yen (23€) ! It's really cheap considering the quality of service.

To find out more about the Sesoko Blue Guest House, I invite you to take a look at their Instagram page.

Conclusion

Finally, I wrote this article in order to offer you the best places I have had the opportunity to visit. And for me, the Sesoko Blue Guest House has been one of my favorites since I started traveling solo.

It is also an opportunity for me to thank my Japanese friend Tatsuki-san for showing me such a magnificent place to stay with so much conviviality. Without him, I think my experience in Okinawa would have been different.

I also owe this article to the hosts who welcomed me warmly and who were really kind to take me to visit the surroundings of the island by car and discover snorkeling when I did not ask them.

They took the initiative to offer me the best possible experiences so that I could really enjoy the beauty of Okinawa from a different perspective.

Nobu-san, Yuki-san, know that if you have read the article so far, then you know why was it important to me to share this incredible place!

I hope that all of you who read me can benefit from the same experience that I had.

Who is behind the Le Solo Backpacker blog?

Hello! My name is Toan, and I am the founder of the blog Le Solo Backpacker.
I started solo travel at the age of 19, and my aim through my articles is to offer you the best tips for getting off the beaten path, meeting open-minded travelers and discovering travel from a different perspective.