About Hiroshima Fan Guest House
Hiroshima Fan Guest House is designed for people who fell in love with Hiroshima after their first visit
and for those fans who’ve visited Hiroshima numerous times.
Hiroshima Fan Guest House is, at a two-minute walk, the closest lodging to the Miyajimaguchi JR station.
Thank you for visiting our homepage. My name is Ryutaro Furukawa, owner of the Guest House.
The Hiroshima Fan Guest House represents three key concepts.
1. Help to counter vacant housing in the area
2. Revitalize the local region
3. Attract repeat visitors to Hiroshima
Vacant housing has become a serious issue nationwide. The rate of vacant housing in the cities of Hiroshima and Hatsukaichi, and on the island of Miyajima, continues to increase.
Vacant houses on the market are torn down, and if the development or property is sizeable enough, that space is diverted to use for condominium development.
Because my company is involved in real estate, we sometimes do the same thing. But, I question whether such methods are the best way to counter the epidemic of vacant housing.
I fully understand that rather than leaving a house vacant, it would be better for the property to become a new residence for people to live.
But, for commercial districts, specifically, such a situation can’t be considered a good fix for the problem.
Also true is that when condominiums and residences are built in a commercial district, that area loses energy and vitality.
Most measures to counter the problem of vacant housing consist of registering the properties in a “vacant housing bank,” which hints at an almost certain lack of development of concrete countermeasures.
The Hiroshima Fan Guest House is a real example of my own countermeasure to tackle the problem of vacant housing.
The Guest House is located right in front of the Miyajimaguchi Station. And with it being only about a 30-minute train trip to the Hiroshima Station, the location is ideal for long-term stays.
You can visit Miyajima, take in a Hiroshima Carp baseball game, and do some sightseeing in the city of Hiroshima or in the direction of Iwakuni.
Despite this favorable location, the original building was about to be torn down.
I took on the work of renovating the beautiful Japanese-style home built by the previous owner. During the course of about three months, I did everything I could on my own, including a field survey, demolition, repairs, earthquake reinforcement, plastering, carpentry, and wallpapering.
The Hiroshima Fan Guest House is the manifestation of my own “vacant housing countermeasure” from the perspective of someone who loves architecture. I invite everyone to spend some time here.
Ryutaro Furukawa, Owner, Hiroshima Fan Guest House
|Company name||Life Design Alc, Inc.|
|Address||7-25-22-12 Itsukaichi Chuo, Saeki-ku, Hiroshima 731-5128|
Special thanks (listed in no particular order)
- Maruzen House Co., Ltd.
- Hokuei, Inc.
- Endless, Inc.
- Zena, Inc.
- Eba Corporation, Inc.
- Saga Industries, Inc.
- Kawai Yakiniku
- Kawai Automotive, Inc.
- Hikari Sogo Legal Profession Organization
- Hiroshige Industries
- Housetec, Inc.
- Hiroshima Prefecture Credit Cooperative
- Music Securities, Inc.
- The Momiji Bank Co., Ltd.
- The Hiroshima Shinkin Bank
- Okamoto Parking
- Nakamoto Cleaning Co., Ltd.
- Hiroshima Anzen Vinyl Co., Ltd.
- Yutaka Chouko Co., Ltd.
- Hiroshima-noin Corporation, Inc.
- All those who supported us through crowdfunding
Special thanks for the support of everyone who has been associated with Life Design Alc, Inc.
The Guest House now exhibits memorabilia such as a baseball uniform worn by Ken Takahashi, originally with the Hiroshima Carp, during his career with the New York Mets (made possible by Mr. Kawai of the barbecue house “Kawai,” located in Fukushima-cho, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima).