An inn for the sea, books and naps.
A members-only book hotel located on Hamahiga Island, one of Okinawa's most sacred islands. It is a special place where people who are usually working hard on the front lines can hide from the world and rest their wings surrounded by the sea and books.
On the summer solstice of 2021, a book hotel for members will be opened on Hamahiga Island, which is called the Island of God in Okinawa.
In the summer solstice of 2021, the members-only book hotel "Hamahiga Betsutei" opened on Hamahiga Island, known as God's Island in Okinawa.
Surrounded by a collection of 1,000 books by a best-selling author.
There is also a relaxing Japanese-style room, a study, and a veranda.
You can read a book or concentrate on your work wherever you like.
In the evening, with a can of beer in your hand,
you can take a three-minute walk to the
Hamahiga Beach, a 3-minute walk away.
In the evening, you can simply watch the sun set.
At night, the lights in the hotel are lit up romantically.
All you can hear is the sound of the wind and insects.
On the rooftop, you are surrounded by a starry sky and the Milky Way.
Lying on the daybed is a special moment
It's a special time to wash your soul.
Why Hamahiga Island, the Island of God, is called the greatest power spot in Okinawa
Hamahiga Island, where the hotel is located, is said to be the place where Amamikiyo, the god of creation who created this world, lived and died in the Ryukyu mythology that has been carefully passed down in Okinawa. On the island, there is a cave called "Silmichu," where Amamikiyo lived, and a tomb called "Amamichu," where many worshippers still visit every day to pray.
Once you pass through the torii gate of Silmichu, the dignified air will leave you speechless and humbled. Silmichu is the place where Amamikiyo and her partner, Shinerikiyo, lived, and is therefore known as the god of childbirth and marriage.
In addition, there are countless Utaki (places to worship with your hands) on the island, and it is no exaggeration to say that the entire island is a Utaki. Just by touching the trunk of the large tree, you will feel as if you are surrounded by the energy of the earth and the great tenderness of the tree.
The island of the gods can be reached by car across the scenic road!
How can you get to Hamahiga Island, such a secluded area and the biggest power spot in Okinawa? In fact, it became possible to easily cross the island by car in 1971, when the underwater road was built. What's more, it only takes an hour to drive from Naha Airport to the previously unexplored island of God.
There are two bridges that must be crossed to reach Hamahiga Island.
When crossing the second bridge, the Hamahiga Ohashi Bridge, many travelers feel as if they are crossing into another world.
"When crossing the second bridge, the Hamahiga Bridge, many travelers feel as if they are crossing into another world..."
It's a different world from here.
If you walk through the narrow alleys of the village, you will feel nostalgic, as if you have slipped back in time, and a sense of security, as if you are surrounded by something great.
Books change your life.
Travel changes your life.
Encounters change your life.
"Your stay at the Hamahiga Betsutei will enrich your life.
Your stay at Hamahiga Betsutei will enrich your life.
Why do people read books and travel?
It is to experience what we cannot experience on our own, through someone else's experience.
And by traveling, we experience the "life" and "values" of someone else.
Traveling always involves encounters with people.
As you walk around the village, go to the restaurant, go to the beach, and spend time at Hamahiga Betsutei "as if you were living there," you may meet grandparents who live on the island of God.
You will meet grandparents who live on the island of God. You will read, take a nap, play in the ocean, and chat with the islanders.
The realizations and impressions you gain during this "rich" time are the irreplaceable "souvenirs" that Hamahiga Betsy wants you to take home with you.
This souvenir will surely be opened many times in your life, and each time you open the package, it will remind you of the "wind of God's Island" and "something important".