MMA Fighter Shinya Aoki becomes an ambassador for HafH's set price all-you-can-stay service!
Talk Session with Shinya Aoki and Breakthrough Company GO's Takahiro Miura to be held at HafH Nagasaki SAI on July 27 (Sat)
HafH (an acronym for Home away from Home) began offering its worldwide “all-you-can-stay for a flat rate” service from April this year (2019). HafH welcomes residents from all walks of life, and aims to bring diversity to, as well as encouraging travel to, regional areas throughout Japan with projects like its Diversity in Residence project.
Vol.1 of Diversity in Residence saw artists staying at HafH, while Vol.2 centered around a traveling chef staying at locations within the HafH Network across Japan. For Vol.3, called Martial Artist in Residence, professional fighter Shinya Aoki will stay/live at HafH Network locations around the world for one year! Furthermore, there will be a talk session with The Breakthrough Company GO’s representative director Takahiro Miura, held in July (2019).
Come along to the talk session & experience staying at HafH with our resident martial artist!
KabuK Style, Inc. (Co-CEOs KJ Sunada and Ryo Osera), with its mission “to create the infrastructure of a society tolerant of diverse values,” offers its diversity friendly guesthouse/co-living service HafH (Home away from Home), with co-living stays from 1 month up.＊ The HafH Network includes both directly run and partnered lodges, with 82 locations in Japan and overseas. HafH offers various plans to suit different needs, with plans starting from ¥16,000 per month (5 days, tax incl).
HafH aims to create a community tolerant of diversity, no matter the person’s nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion etc. As a part of this, HafH is running its Diversity in Residence project and irregular intervals, especially to bring diversity to areas where its harder to find. Vol 3. of Diversity in Residence is about co-living with MMA world level champ Shinya Aoki as he stays at HafH lodges around the world for a whole year!
- * HafH Resident (Neighbor) registration is necessary. For more information or to register: https://hafh.com/en/top/
About Shinya Aoki
Shinya Aoki was born on May 9th, 1983 in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. He started Judo classes in elementary school and in 2002, was selected for the national championships. While attending Waseda University, Shinya moved from Judo to MMA (mixed or combined martial arts), where he became a Shooto middleweight world champion. After graduating, he joined the Shizuoka Prefectural Police. However, after two months, Shinya left the force and decided to go back to MMA. He is now a world lightweight king with both DREAM and ONE FC MMA organizations.
Picture: Shinya Aoki (middle) with The Breakthrough Company GO representative director Takahiro Miura (right) and KabuK Style Co-CEO Ryo Osera (left)
A talk event featuring Shinya, Takahiro and Ryo is planned to take place at HafH Nagasaki SAI in Nagasaki City.
- Talk Session: Why MMA Fighter Shinya Aoki gave up his house
Event date: Sat, July 27, 2019 4pm~5:30pm
Event location: HafH Nagasaki SAI 5-21 Furukawa-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-ken
Tickets through peatix
- The Breakthrough Company GO Representative Director Takahiro Miura
The Breakthrough Company GO Representative Director. Struck out on his own after leaving Hakuhodo, a marketing solutions company, in 2017. The company creed literally translates to “Our job is not to create a statement, but to create a phenomenon!” Takahiro has won a host of awards, starting with PRSJ PR Award, Campaign ASIA Young Achiever of the Year, Good Design Award and the Cannes Lions Creativity Festival gold winner, to name a few. Beyond advertising and PR, he is creatively supporting change and reform in business and society. Not only working on HafH’s branding, Takahiro is also the leading person backing Shinya Aoki.
You can keep up to date on Shinya Aoki and his adventures in HafH either through Shinya’s personal social media accounts or via HafH’s social media accounts.
This is the perfect chance to experience diversity through HafH’s “all-you-can-stay” service! Why not experience it for yourself!
- Shinya Aoki Twitter：https://twitter.com/a_ok_i
- Takahiro Miura Twitter：https://twitter.com/TAKAHIRO3IURA
- Ryo Osera Twitter：https://twitter.com/ryosera_jp
- HafH Twitter：https://twitter.com/HafhTheworld
- HafH Facebook：https://www.facebook.com/HafHWorld/
- HafH Instagram：https://www.instagram.com/hafhglobal/
- What is HafH？
In the current era, the necessity to live and work in only one place is decreasing, and working from home, nomadic working/digital nomads, or traveling while you work is on the rise! In Japan the term workation (work+vacation) is a current hot topic in the media. The time of a freer lifestyle, a combination of travel + live + work, is here. The new experiences and encounters you have, and new things you learn through the travel as you work lifestyle, are infinite. For a set monthly fee, you can stay at any HafH location around the world! HafH has made things simple by getting rid of those things that held you back from living the lifestyle you always wanted, like deposits, insurance, yearly contracts etc. Say goodbye to utility bills and having to purchase furniture. Travel, live anywhere and work. A brand new lodging/accommodation service.
- To all those wanting to make “travel” a part of their everyday life
The new era mobile work/lifestyle is here and is open to everyone. HafH has created its plans to suit different lifestyles. There are options for those wanting to live this lifestyle for a few days, those wanting to do it for a month, and for those wanting to live this lifestyle every day! We are completely diversity friendly; there is no discrimination against nationality, race, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, etc. We are open to all and aim to create a society that accepts diversity.
The first month you sign-up for a paid plan in is free*, so if you sign up at the beginning of the month, for the first two months you’re with HafH you only pay for one!
Easily choose the HafH Plan that’s right for you!
- Please see our terms of service: https://app.hafh.com/terms_of_service
As of June 2019, there are 82 locations in the HafH Network. Explore new places and find your own second home where people are waiting to welcome you with open arms!
（New added HafH Network Locations）
【New locations: JAPAN】（in Japanese syllabary -alphabetical- order）
（１）Asobigokoro Dazaifu (Fukuoka)
Located within a short walking distance, we are the closest guesthouse to the famous Dazaifu Shrine in Fukuoka! Of course, that means there are plenty of local restaurants, cafes, variety stores (from souvenirs to local products) and more in the neighborhood! We’ve created a homey feel at our guesthouse, and strive to offer the best local hospitality.
（２）Appi Rocky Inn（Appi, Iwate Prefecture)
Appi Rocky Inn is a “beer lodge” where you can enjoy craft beers and BBQs!
Occasionally holding live jazz performances, the beer hall style lounge also transforms into a co-working space. Feel free to kick back and chill around the firepit, bar counter, split-level floors or out in the garden. Sitting outside with a beer and BBQ while feeling the refreshing breeze up here on the plateau is incredible!
Skiing, snowboarding, tennis, golf, mountain biking and hot springs are some of the many activities available in the area!
（３）EMBLEM STAY Kanazawa (Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture)
The famous Omicho Markets are only 2 mins walk away! Why not buy some local produce and make use of EMBLEM Stay’s spacious kitchen?! Share an “Oishii” moment with other guests and experience a new way of traveling. Then, end the day with some local saké at SOCIAL BAR.
While you’re staying at EMBLEM, don’t forget to take a stroll through the old town area, with its fusion of samurai history, tradition, and modern art.
Find a new way to experience travel!
（４）EMBLEM Hostel Nishi-Arai (Nishi-Arai, Tokyo)
Located in a suburb of downtown Tokyo. You can meet various people from around the world in EMBLEM Hostel. Let each encounter make your travel unforgettable!
（５）Odaka Pioneer Village（Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture)
While still being located at a safe distance, Odaka Pioneer Village is the closest coliving space to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant!
See for yourself the reconstruction efforts still underway from the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake/tsunami affected area of Fukushima!
Odaka Pioneer Village is a beautiful space newly opened in 2019. There are plenty of activities in the area too, including surfing and horse riding.
（６）CALENDAR HOTEL (Ohtsu, Shiga Prefecture)
Calendar Hotel is located directly in front of Otsu Station in Shiga, and only two stations and 9 mins away from Kyoto Station. Great access to Kyoto, Shiga, and the Kansai area!
Our capsule-style beds are roomy and comfortable, and our restaurant and bar are open until 4 am. Calendar Hotel is perfect for both business and leisure travelers.
（７）Guesthouse LAMP (Iki Island, Nagasaki Prefecture)
A historical Japanese-style hotel that has been renovated into a stylish guesthouse.
Iki is a charming island surrounded by beautiful sea and a great place to enjoy clear starry skies. Said to be the birthplace of Shinto, there are more than 150 registered shrines on the island! Also a great place to enjoy various activities like swimming at our fantastic beaches, fishing, marine sports, and many spiritual power spots. A nearby restaurant offers delicious meals using fresh seafood and the best local ingredients!
（８）Guesthouse LAMP Lake Nojiriko （Nojiri, Shinanomachi, Nagano Prefecture)
Guesthouse LAMP Nojiriko is wonderful guesthouse in Nagano where you can enjoy delicious meals made from fresh local ingredients.
The surrounding area offers a range of activities all year round! From spring to autumn, head down to Lake Nojiriko for water activities like SUP and kayaking. In winter, head to the nearby ski resorts or enjoy our genuine Finnish sauna!
（９）Guest House LAMP Bungo Ohno (Bungo Ohno, Oita Prefecture)
A closed-down school that has been renovated and repurposed into a cosy mountain lodge.
Set in the pristine forests of a UNESCO Eco Park near Mt Sobo, it’s the perfect place for activities like mountain climbing and camping. After a day of taking in the fresh mountain air, why not try our delicious wild-game cuisine!
（１０）Guest Living Mu Nanki Shirahama (Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture)
Roomy living space, working space and natural hot spring!
The “workation” (work+vacation) boom is happening right now in Wakayama Prefecture powered by the local government, and if you didn’t know, Wakayama is famous its stunning beaches and hot springs! Workation here with fantastic Nanki-Shirahama Beach views!
（１１）Saikaan (Maizuru, Kyoto)
SAIKAAN is a guesthouse built from a refurbished 130-year-old traditional building and is located in the picturesque town of Nishi-Maizuru.We hope you enjoy the historic charm of our beautiful guesthouse.
（１２）the CUE – hoso back yard house – （Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture）
Private room-type guesthouse that has been renovated from an old-fashioned Japanese house. It is also fun to interact with other guests who are often climbing the Kumano-Kodo. We also have a bar inside the guesthouse where friendly locals love to gather. Our genuine game meat burger is highly recommended!
（１３）Island Inn GOEN （Ojika Island, Nagasaki Prefecture)
A Japanese inn-style guesthouse where you will be warmly greeted by the friendliest owner, his family, and travelers from all over the world. GOEN is located on Ojika Island; a magical paradise surrounded by picturesque blue waters and clear blue skies.
Here, the staff really value human connection and will show you true omotenashi (Japanese hospitality). There’s no doubt you’ll leave Ojika having made a bunch of new friends!
There are also tonnes of fun activities available on Ojika, from excursions to World Heritage listed sites, cultural exchange activities, cycling and, of course, beaches!!
（１４）GOBANCHI （Nanbu, Yamanashi Prefecture）
GOBANCHI is recommended for those who want to work while traveling. We have a great co-working space that includes a meeting room. When you need to take a break, you can exercise in a gym with forest and river views! It is a perfect place to work while traveling.
（１５）Hostel & Bar CAMOSIBA（Yokote, Akita Prefecture)
Yokote in Akita Prefecture is known as being a town full of old Japanese-style warehouses. We renovated an old style tea house with warehouse into a Bar and Guesthouse. The old warehouse part has been transformed into a bar where the owner, who continues a more than 100 year old koji or malted rice tradition, whips up delicious fermented food cuisine. There’s also a range of local saké and foreign beers to choose from! The main building, that has been renovated into clean and comfy guest rooms, still maintains its traditional old school Japanese charm. Our guesthouse is particularly popular with overseas visitors. We are conveniently located just 2 mins walk from Jumonji Station, and are a great place to use as a base for your travels in Akita Prefecture!
（１６）Yukinoura Guesthouse Moritaya (Saikai City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
A guesthouse loved by travelers and frequented by the Yukinoura locals as well! Staying at tranquil Moritaya will allow you to take a moment to relax and unwind.
Formerly a traditional Japanese house and transformed into a warm and welcoming guesthouse, Moritaya harmonizes with the surrounding natural beauty of Yukinoura. Mountains, beaches, rivers, waterfalls and more make this area a nature lover’s paradise. Guesthouse Moritaya is perfect for cyclists or those looking for scenic drives, as the roads that run along the coast here have incredible sunset views.
（１７）LODGE TANDEM (Hachimantai, Iwate Prefecture)
LODGE TANDEM is a cottage surrounded by the natural beauty of the Appi Plateau, in Iwate Prefecture. A river flows right outside of the lounge area, and the calming sound is perfect for relaxing or to concentrate on some work. LODGE TANDEM also offers outdoor activities through TANDEM ADVENTURE FIELD. There’s a lot of fun things to do here throughout the year, like snowshoeing in winter or, from summer 2019, 4-wheeling adventures in our new buggies!
Come and enjoy outdoor activities in the beautiful wilds of the Appi Plateau with us!
（１８）Why Kumano Hostel & Cafe Bar（Nachikatsuura, Wakayama)
Newly opened dorm-style guesthouse! Great entry point for those taking the Kumano-Kodo Trail.
The owner, Gorochan, has a deep knowledge of the area. Try his specialty coffee and feel free to ask him for local tips, pointers or just have a friendly conversation with him.
Experience the real charm of Wakayama!
【New locations: OVERSEAS】
（１９）台28 SHU XIANG HOTEL (Taiching, Taiwan)
Located in a quiet and convenient suburban area of Taichung, you can still get to the famous Fengjia night markets in 5 mins by taxi! Whether you are in the hotel lounge, outside in the garden or in the nearby park, there is plenty of greenery around, providing a relaxing environment. You can even eat breakfast in your room here! 28 SHU XIANG HOTEL is highly recommended for those looking to escape their busy lifestyle and unwind!
（２０）trica Hostel, Cafe & Bar (Bangkok, Thailand)
Away from the hustle and bustle of central Bangkok. A place where local and global guests mix.
Miso & pork soup, and kara-age (Japanese fried chicken) will heal your travel fatigue!
（２１）The Brownstone Hostel and Space (IPOH, Malaysia)
Stunning interior and design, and very friendly staff. The hostel is super clean, well maintained and in a great location; just a short walk to the old town city of IPOH.
Complimentary breakfast, like toast with butter and jam, and bananas, is prepared by the hostel.
（２２）Paper Plane Hostel (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
At Paper Plane Hostel, you’ll be greeted by some of the friendliest staff and their adorable house cat!
We’ve created an “at home” feel here, and it helps people get to know each other better. Visitors tend to make friends here, and often end up traveling together after they’ve stayed with us!
Only 5 mins walk away from Paper Plane Hostel are famous night markets Jalan Alor in Bukit Bintang.
- Click here for information on all locations in the HafH Network: https://hafh.com/jp/network/
Enjoy your Life Journey!
2019.07.03MMA Fighter Shinya Aoki becomes an ambassador for HafH's set price all-you-can-stay service!
Talk Session with Shinya Aoki and Breakthrough Company GO's Takahiro Miura to be held at HafH Nagasaki SAI on July 27 (Sat)
2019.06.27The HafH Network, offering an “all-you-can-stay for a flat rate” service, now has an added 22 new locations in Japan and overseas!
Why not try the “travel as you work” lifestyle with HafH on your next holiday!
2019.06.04【Report】HafH Diversity in Residence Project Vol.2
This month’s report is on address hopper & freelance chef Naoko Hayashi as she travels around Japan staying at, and creating fun events at, locations within the HafH Network!TO ALL