mui

Tabi to Kaze no Utsuwa(Space for journey and wind to gather)

“Tabi”(journey),meaning the people who gather there,
led by curiosity
with that joy of finding something special

“Kaze”(wind),meaning the wind and soil
that blows across the land
expanding the earth with its touch

“Utsuwa”(space/vessel), meaning the space
provinding the place for Tabi to stay
where sensitivity can flourish

Where there is Tabi
there is Kase
and then Utsuwa

Each mingled and entangled together
to form “mui”

About us

Our lodging is located on the outskirts of the village of Hyakuna, where history and culture have been carefully preserved for hundreds of years by the local people.

Hyakuna is said to be the birthplace of rice cultivation in Okinawa, and in the neighboring village, the rice straws have been used in traditional events
such as tug-of-war that are still enjoyed today.

Although you cannot directly see the ocean from our lodging, a short walk through the local village will bring you straight to the untouched ocean.

As you return from the stroll, you are welcomed by the warm lights, coffee and drinks that await you at mui.

Each of the four accommodation buildings maintains a completely private space, yet as soon as you step outside, you can feel the breeze and the sounds of nature surround you.

In the center of the high-ceilinged space, created by weaving between these accommodation buildings, there is an Irori fireplace (a type of Japanese traditional sunken hearth). This space around the Irori is open and used as a common space for gathering as well as a lounge and café-bar.

This small lodging is run by a lovely local couple.

mui
Yuta and Misa

Stay

KOHU(光風)

・Double bed x 2
・Size: 43.88㎡
・Capacity: 2 adults , 2 children (7 to 12years old)
・Fee: From 28,000 JPY

RYOKUU(緑雨)

・Double bed x 2
・Size: 45.33㎡
・Capacity: 3 adults (Extra bed cannot be added)
・Fee: From 28,000 JPY

NAMITSUKI(波月)

・Double bed x 2
・Size: 43.88㎡
・Capacity: 2 adults
・Fee: From 28,000 JPY

AOBOSHI(青星)

Tatami room: Double sized Futon x 2 sets
・Size: 46.94㎡
・Capacity: Up to 5 adults (or 3 adults + 2 children under 12)*with additional single sized futon
・Fee: From 30,000 JPY

Guest Room Information

WiFi available in all guest rooms and in the common areas

Facilities

Air conditioning, Fridge, Stove, Electric kettle, Toaster, Washing machine, Drying machine, Hair dryer, Bluetooth speaker

Amenities

Shampoo, Conditioner, Body soap, Hand soap, Towel

※To be environmentally friendly, we do not provide disposable amenities such as toothbrushes. We appreciate your understanding.

Equipment

Set of cookware, Dishes, Cutlery

Check-In Time

15:00 – 22:00

Check-Out Time

11:00

Cancellation Policy

30 days prior to arrival: 10%
14 days prior to arrival: 50%
7 days prior to arrival: 80%
On the day or No show: 100%

FAQ

Our Services

〇What are the check-in and check-out times?

Check-in time is between 3pm and 10pm.
Please let us know if your arrival will be later than 10pm.

Check-out time is 11am. Please enjoy relaxing in the morning.

〇Can we leave early in the morning?

You can check out early in the morning.If you wish to check out before 7am, please let us know in advance.

〇Can you store our luggage before or after check-in?

We can keep your luggage at the reception.Please keep your valuables with you.

〇What are the cancellation fees?

30 days prior to arrival: 10%
14 days prior to arrival: 50%
7 days prior to arrival: 80%
On the day or No show: 100%

〇Can we stay with children?

Children are welcome to stay.
For guests staying in the Japanese style room, a set of single-sized futons is available. If you wish to use this additional futon set, please let us know at the time of your reservation.

〇Are pets allowed?

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

〇Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is not permitted inside our facilities.
Smoking areas are available outside, so please only smoke in the designated areas.
*We don’t provide ashtrays, so please bring your own portable ashtray.

Our Facilities

〇Is Wi-Fi available?

Free Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms and the common areas.
The connection password will be provided upon check-in.

◯Are robes provided?

Bathrobes are not provided. Please bring your own.

◯Are toothbrushes provided?

To be environmentally friendly, we do not provide disposable amenities. We appreciate your understanding.

*Towels, shampoo, conditioner, body soap and hand soap are provided.

Our Surroundings

〇We would like to drive there. Is there a parking lot?

One parking space per group is available.
*We recommend using Google Maps for directions since mui is not registered in the car navigation system.

〇How can I get there by bus?

Nearest bust stop:
Miibaru Iriguchi        5 mins walk (transfer required at Nanjo City Hall)
Tamagusuku Iriguchi       7 mins walk
Kachabaru                  9 mins walk

First, please take Yui Rail (monorail) from Naha Airport to Asahibashi Station (Naha Bus Terminal) and then take one of the buses shown below.

Bus route 1

No transfer, 9 mins walk to lodging after getting off
*infrequent buses

Please take bus No. 50 or 51 Hyakuna Line from Naha Bus Terminal, Bus Top No. 9 and get off at Kachabaru (approx. 56 mins for the No. 50 bus and 47 mins for the No. 51 bus) then walk to our lodging.

Bus route 2

Transfer required at Nanjo City Hall, 5 mins walk to lodging after getting off
*frequent buses

Please take bus No. 37, 39, 40 or 41 from Naha Bus Terminal, Bus Stop No. 6 or 7 and get off at Nanjo City Hall (approx. 51 mins), then take bus A2 Hyakuna/Chinen/Sashiki Line (which goes around the city counter clockwise) and get off at Miibaru Iriguchi (approx. 10 mins) then walk to our lodging.

*You can also take bus No. 339 from Bus Stop C in front of Naha Bus Terminal to get to Nanjo City Hall.
*Some of the buses No. 41 and 339 stop at Tamagusuku Iriguchi bus stop (no transfer required).

We also recommend using Google Maps to search for buses.

If you have any questions, please contact the reception.

〇We want to cook in the room. Is there a supermarket or convenience store nearby to get some groceries?

There is a supermarket and convenience store within a 5-6 minute drive.Also, within a 10-minute drive, there is the Ou Island Imaiyu Market (fresh fish market) and Kogen no Eki Nanjo (farmer’s market), where you can buy local products.
Please enjoy cooking using Okinawan local ingredients.

〇Are there any restaurants nearby?

Yes, we will provide you with our recommendations at the reception when you check in.

Access

Address: 1201-3 Tamagusuku Hyakuna, Nanjo-shi, Okinawa-ken 901-0603 Japan

One parking space per group available. We recommend using Google Maps for directions since mui is not registered in the car navigation system.

By Bus

Nearest bust stop:
 Miibaru Iriguchi 5 mins walk
(transfer required at Nanjo City Hall)
 Tamagusuku Iriguchi    7 mins walk 
 Kachabaru         9 mins walk

First, please take Yui Rail (monorail) from Naha Airport to Asahibashi Station (Naha Bus Terminal) and then take one of the buses shown below.

Bus route 1

No transfer, 9 mins walk to lodging after getting off
*infrequent buses

Please take bus No. 50 or 51 Hyakuna Line from Naha Bus Terminal, Bus Top No. 9 and get off at Kachabaru (approx. 56 mins for the No. 50 bus and 47 mins for the No. 51 bus) then walk to our lodging.

Bus route 2

Transfer required at Nanjo City Hall, 5 mins walk to lodging after getting off.
*frequent buses

Please take bus No. 37, 39, 40 or 41 from Naha Bus Terminal, Bus Stop No. 6 or 7 and get off at Nanjo City Hall (approx. 51 mins), then take bus A2 Hyakuna/Chinen/Sashiki Line (which goes around the city counter clockwise) and get off at Miibaru Iriguchi (approx. 10 mins) then walk to our lodging.

*You can also take bus No. 339 from Bus Stop C in front of Naha Bus Terminal to get to Nanjo City Hall.
*Some of the buses No. 41 and 339 stop at Tamagusuku Iriguchi bus stop (no transfer required).

We also recommend using Google Maps to search for buses.

Cafe , Bar

Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00

A breakfast plate (including beverage) using ingredients produced in Okinawa will be served to your room.

*Breakfast is only available to staying guests.
*Please select the breakfast option when you make your reservation, or call or e-mail us by 3:00 pm the day before your stay.
*Once you make your reservation, cancellation will not be accepted.
*The fee is 1,800 JPY (tax included) per person.

Cafe Hours
14:00 – 17:00 (L.O.16:30)

Only Tues to Fri
※Closed on public holidays

The Irori space is open to the public during café hours and so can also be enjoyed by non-staying guests.

Coffee by YAMADA COFFEE OKINAWA
Baked sweets by Botchi andante andante
Homemade drinks, desserts and more
*Take-out is also available.
*Cafe menus are available to guests at any time during their stay when our staff are available.

Bar Hours
20:00 – 22:00

(L.O.22:00)

※Currently, bar menu only available to staying guests.

Craft beers from Cliff Beer and Ukishima Brewing
Awamori (Okinawan distilled liquor made from rice), Craft gin

Sausages by TESIO
Cheese by The Cheese Guy
and much more…

Around mui

mui is surrounded by generous
and borderless space, people,
nature, local villages, sacred places,
life and history

Everything is connected
by the softly blowing breeze

Miibaru Beach
(新原ビーチ)

A long white sandy beach with large mushroom-shaped rocks eroded by the waves. This untouched natural beach, which has escaped development, is shallow off the shore, giving gentle waves.
Being on this beach enables you to truly slow down your internal clock and relax. Enjoy curry and beer at Shokudo Kalika, and see the fantastic ‘moon carpet’ and enjoy the sound of the waves when there is a full moon. Glass boats are also recommended for those with children.

Hyakuna Beach
(百名ビーチ)

After passing through the wooden tunnel, you can see the ocean stretched out before you. There is nothing but sand and sea, where you can enjoy a pleasant stroll along the seemingly endless sandy beach while listening to the sound of the sea, feeling the sand beneath your feet and the breeze carried across the sea.

Yaharazukasa
(ヤハラヅカサ)

This is a sacred beach where Amamikiyo, the creator goddess of the land of Ryukyu (the kingdom which once flourished on Okinawa Island), is said to have set her first step on the island of Okinawa after she descended on the island of Kudaka.
Climbing the stone steps at the back of the beach, you will find a small shrine (Hamagawa Utaki) with a translunary atmosphere in a quiet forest with the sound of bubbling spring water and the air of gentle Ryukyuan prayer.

Kakinohana Hiijaa(垣花樋川)
Nakandakari Hiijaa
(仲村渠樋川)

This was a local water fetching place, used in the days when there was no man-made water supply.With its abundant water source, rice cultivation flourished here in the past.
The village nearby is said to be the birthplace of rice cultivation in Okinawa, and the rice straws have been used in traditional events such as tug-of-war games that are still enjoyed today.Even today, one of Okinawa’s most famous waters still gush forth and the sound of the water provides a tranquil background. This oasis, situated between the quiet, stone-paved forest and the spectacular view of Kudaka Island, remains a favorite spot for local residents.

The Ruins of Tamagusuku
(玉城城跡)

This place has been an important place of worship since the days of the Ryukyu Kingdom. It is located on a hill with a spectacular view from an elevation of about 180 meters above sea level. After going along the stairway of the promenade, you will see an impressive circular gateway made of hollowed-out limestone, from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of Kudaka Island and the central and southern parts of the main island of Okinawa.

Ou Island
(奥武島)

A small island about two kilometers in circumference, connected to the main island by a short bridge. It is famous for the Haarii (Dragon Boat Racing) held on May 4 of the lunar calendar during the Sea God Festival to pray for good catches and safe voyages.The island is a popular spot for fresh fish and tempura. You can see the unique sights of this island of fishermen, such as the sun-dried squid in the summer, children enjoying fishing and diving, and cats seeking out the fish scraps.

Neighborhood Recommendations

Food

Hamabe no Chaya
(浜辺の茶屋)

This seaside café has been called a local legend and has attracted many people over the years.
From the terrace windows, you can enjoy watching the constantly changing ocean, feel the gentle breeze and listen to the sound of the crashing waves.

Yama no Chaya Rakusui
(山の茶屋)

Sister restaurant of Hamabe no Chaya (above).
Here you can enjoy homemade pizza and bread baked in a stone oven.A stroll through the adjoining “Sachibaru no Niwa” (garden of Sachibaru) offers a panoramic view of the ocean from the mountains.

Shokudo Kalika
(食堂かりか)

An authentic Nepalese curry restaurant run by a chef from Nepal.
You can enjoy your meal while looking out at the ocean on the natural white sand beach.The restaurant also offers a wide variety of drinks such as Orion Beer and lassi and side dishes such as samosas. The owner highly recommends coming in on the night of a full moon.

BE NATURAL

A hideaway restaurant nestled on a small hill.
It offers simple yet authentic Italian course meals prepared with respect for each ingredient including local produce, fresh fish from the local fishing port and organic ingredients.

Ibukuro
(胃袋)

One of the best restaurants in the south where reservations are hard to come by.
Enjoy dishes that are based on seasonal Okinawan ingredients that can only be tasted here. Each carefully selected ingredient is vibrant and each dish beautifully detailed, promising a memorable evening.

Cafe Beans

Café designed by three sisters. In front of the shop, there is a garden with a large banyan tree, which casts a lovely shade.You can enjoy mugwort pasta and cakes decorated with edible flowers they have grown in their garden.

Okinawa Soba Mine
(沖縄そば峰)

A soba restaurant with a red-tiled roof located on a hill overlooking the ocean.
This restaurant’s Okinawa soba is made with homemade noodles made from 100% domestic wheat and other ingredients and is so delicious that even locals rave about their excellent soba noodles.

Kappo Tsune
(割烹常)

A Kappo (Japanese-style) restaurant where locals gather.
You can enjoy authentic Kappo cuisine using fresh seafood as well as Okinawan dishes such as Chanpuru (a traditional stir fry dish).

Ou Island Seafood Diner
(奥武島海産物食堂)

A diner located in front of a fishing port on a small island.You can enjoy dishes using freshly caught fish as well as classic Okinawan cuisine.

Ou Island Imaiyu Market
(奥武島いまいゆ市場)

Here you can buy Imaiyu (fresh fish) caught by the island’s fishermen as well as other produce. You can also buy seafood bowls and eat them along the shoreline just in front of the market.

Siam
(シャム)

A famous Thai restaurant beloved by locals for many years.You can enjoy authentic Thai cuisine tucked away in a residential area. Enjoy a night in Okinawa with an ethnic dinner.

Craft

Doucatty

The studio for hand-printed products such as hand towels and T-shirts.