Teepees at Tokinosumika, Gotemba, Shizuoka

2015 – 2016 THE TEEPEES ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE HIRE

Tokinosumika Teepees

Tokinosumika Teepees

Are you looking for unique accommodation in Japan? Ever thought of staying in a teepee (tipi / tepee / wigwam)? If you like the outdoors and want to try something different, the tepee site in Gotemba is a cheap, fun and alternative place to rest your head, in beautiful natural surroundings. The teepees even come with a view of Mt. Fuji.

Inside the teepee

Inside the teepee

You can rent a tipi (teepee) from (2014 figures) 1,000 yen per person per night at the Tokinosumika resort, also known as Gotemba Kogen, in Shizuoka. The tent costs (2014 figures) 6,000 to rent, but it sleeps upto 6 people. The teepees are very basic. There are no toilets or baths in them, but you can use the toilets and the “ringo no yu” onsen (hot spring) on site for free. You can avail of the other onsens on site for a price. Sleeping mats are provided in the teepee and you get sheets and one face towel at check in. You can buy towels or rent other necessities, including a lamp and insect repellant, from reception. There is parking right beside the tent / teepee area, but only one carspot is dedicated to each tent. The tepees are located beside a free playground and air trampoline. There is a “pet hotel” beside the onsen with facilities for dogs. There are plenty of other activities and services available within the Tominosumika resort. Most of them are listed in the post http://daysofourlivesjapan.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/shizuoka-gotemba-tokinosumika-family-resort/

The Ringo no yu onsen available for free to patrons of the Tepees

The Ringo no yu onsen available for free to patrons of the Tepees

Check in is from 3pm and check out is 11am. The address is 719 Koyama, Gotemba, Shizuoka. The telephone number for teepee reservations is 0550-87-3700. For more information you can visit the official website of Tokinosumika (Japanese only).

The Pet Hotel

The Pet Hotel

Do you know of any other different / unique type of accommodation in Japan? Please share in comments so I can add to my wishlist of places to go! Thank you.

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    1. Elle Post author

      We didn’t stay in the teepees themselves, (yet!!) but in the “Blueberry Lodges” nearby (all in the same complex). They loved the resort though, with all the different buildings and scenery and so much for them to do. 🙂

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    1. Elle Post author

      🙂 It’s so unusual isn’t it. I really hope to find more locations like this.

      Thank you for commenting. 🙂

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    1. Elle Post author

      Thank you for the comment and the follow. Your blog is really awesome. I look forward to reading more.

      We love this resort and all it has to offer. I love that Mt. Fuji is so close too. And Gotemba is a good base to travel to other areas of Shizuoka. 🙂

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