Backpackers’ Hotel: Momotaro International House in Shizuoka City!

All pictures taken by Robert-Gilles Martineau with the authorization of Momotaro International House.

Service: Smiling & very friendly. English spoken
Equipment & Facilities: Overall great cleanliness. Non-smoking. All basic equipment and more than usual. Excellent modern washroom
Prices: Very reasonable
Strong points: Short and long stays OK. Practical location in Shizuoka City. Close access to all shops. Personalized service


Yes, you can find cheap backpackers hotels of a higher level than usual in Shizuoka City!
One such place is “Momotaro International House”
It is located about 20 minutes walk straight away from Shizuoka JR Station at the entrance of Sengen Shrine Street.
Once you reach the big red torii/sacred gate at the entrance of the main street look for the entrance of the backpackers hotel on the left hand side!


It is a thin tall building whose entrance is clearly marked!


That’s the place!
Walk upstairs or use the elevator if your luggage is a bit too heavy!


You will find the reception office on the second floor where English-speaking Mrs. Shizuka Nishibata/西畑静佳さん will be waiting for you!
Check the many free pamphlets there for an enjoyable stay in Shizuoka City and Prefecture!
Don’t hesitate to ask question about the current events and attractions of our region!


Small common office space on the third floor.
Floors are separated by genders. The third floor is for gentlemen, the fourth floor for ladies.

All in all, there 9 rooms to cater for 13 persons.


The third floor for gentlemen.
Note that guests are requested to take off their shoes beforehand. Easy shoes are provided for quick outings for shopping, etc.


Hot shower room!


Computerized toilets with washlet and others!


Full laundry room!


Fully equipped kitchen!


Single room on the men’s floor!


Each room has a small desk and refrigerator!


And a TV set!


Bear in mind that due to the strict hotel fire safety rules in Japan rooms in such hotels cannot be completely separated, hence the narrow, but fenced, opening between the partitions and the ceiling! Guests are kindly asked to limit noise to the lowest possible level.


Each floor is equipped with a space for drying clothes.


A double-bunk bedroom on the Ladies floor!


Now, the ladies floor laundry room has been better equipped to satisfy basic ladies’ needs!


Actually, the ladies’ common room is more comfortable than the Men’s!


The kitchen is also of a different design!


A little finishing touch for the ladies’ floor!


Air conditioning. Bicycle parking & rental. Common rooms. Elevator. Free city maps. Free internet access. Free WiFi. Hair dryers. Hair dryers for hire. Hot showers. Housekeeping. Internet access. Self-catering facilities. Linen included. Luggage storage. Reading light and desk. Tea & Coffee making facilities. Towels for hire. Washing machine.


Breakfast not included. Pets and children are not allowed. Credit cards not accepted. Payment all in cash. Non smoking. Taxes included. No parking available.

Boarding availability: 9 rooms for a maximum of 13 guests.


By e-mail:


By phone (only in emergencies): 054-266-6654


Small single private: 3,150 yen per day, 18,900 yen per week, 40,000 yen per month
Standard single private: 3,360 yen per day, 20,160 yen per week, 47,670 yen per month
Double-bunk room (per person): 2,625 yen per day, 15,750 yen per week, 38,600 yen per month
All guests must provide ID (passport or driver’s license) on arrival.
Monthly guest will be requested to pay a 30,000 yen deposit.


117-1, Baban Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, Japan 420-0867
Reception open from 08:00 to nightfall
From Shizuoka Station (north exit)
-Only 5 minutes by bus (100 yen). No 9 bus stop (Buses No 109~119, 124, 125, & 127). Get off at “nakacho” bus stop and 2 minutes walk.
-15~20 minutes on foot. Just keep walking along Miyuki Street


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Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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