Thank you for your interest in staying at Pelan Village.
Since camping is not allowed on Ogasawara, our accommodation fills that gap, giving guests the entire camping experience but with eco-luxuries ranging from solar-powered showers, a communal kitchen, composting toilets, and a wood-fired bath.
We encourage guests to partake in this eco-lifestyle during their stay and to use the special citrus shampoos provided, in order to protect the surrounding jungle ecosystem.
Living amongst nature does mean that nature can come quite close, so do be prepared to see the occasional frog, spider, cockroach, mosquito and mouse.
Guests are expected to prepare their own breakfast and lunch. There is a shared kitchen with pots, pans, eating utensils, a fridge, and a freezer. Be sure to pick up some groceries on your way over to Pelan! The grocery stores are only a 10 minute bus ride away (the bus comes hourly).
Dinner is a communal affair with everyone making a plate and it is often the highlight of the day!
Accommodation includes ferry pick up and drop off. Getting around Ogasawara is relatively easy with a bus service running regularly. Car and scooter hire is also available in town.
Several gorgeous sandy beaches are within close walking distance of Pelan Village. The closest beach is Ogiura Beach which is great for kayaking and snorkeling, with a surfing and stand-up paddle rental store, pub, restaurant, and small convenience store nearby. It is only 15 minutes away by foot, and only a few minutes by bus. There is a large shaded area with restroom facilities and tables- with an incredible view of the town across the sea channel. A 5 minute bus ride ride south, and you will read Kominato Beach. There are many hiking trails nearby, and a coffee shop where you can sip on locally-produced coffee and biscuits.
We also offer massage sessions, yoga classes, and several sea kayak tours around Ogasawara, which guests can book at any stage.