New Facility in the Goto Islands! HafH Goto The Pier to open in April 2020!
New Facility in the Goto Islands! HafH Goto The Pier to open in April 2020!

In this article: Find out all about our latest coliving/coworking facility in Goto and about adjoining Serendip Hotel Goto. Plus details on how to apply for our HafH Coliving Campaign, and for the HafH Community Manager role!


Start coliving in HafH Goto The Pier from April 1st, 2020. The facility is also a perfect place for those considering a move to Goto to come and trial island life first! Goto City is fast becoming a popular living destination for people escaping busy city life. Goto City is also concentrating its energy into the “workation” movement, so we’ve made sure to add meeting rooms and office space in our new island facility!

Also ahead of HafH Goto The Pier’s grand opening, we will also be running a Spring Coliving Campaign. The campaign runs between April and June with one month free rent included. During those 3 months, the cost of the coliving plan will only be ¥54,000/month for those on the campaign. Of course, this includes security deposits, utilities and wifi! → Not to mention, you get 10 nights worth of accommodation each month to use within our global network!!!
Read more about the campaign below!


1. HafH’s new flagship store HafH Goto The Pier to open from
April 1st, 2020


↑illustration of The Pier – Photos to come closer to completion


HafH’s 3rd directly owned and run facility, HafH Goto The Pier, is being constructed inside SERENDIP HOTEL GOTO in Goto City. The Pier will be HafH’s 3rd directly run facility in Nagasaki Prefecture and the first in the prefecture to be outside of Nagasaki City.

As the Goto Islands are renowned for their gorgeous beaches, the concept for the design of our latest facility is “A ‘Pier’, born from the awe-inspiring seas of the Goto archipelago, where those living a new lifestyle come together.

Besides white sand beaches stretching out into bright blue waters, The Goto Archipelago will now also be home to a community of people who have traveled around/come from different corners of the globe who bring with them a more open and diverse set of values.

About the facility

HafH Goto The Pier is located on the unused second floor of SERENDIP HOTEL GOTO. The coliving space consists of 6 private rooms, while the work area has a meeting room available for anyone to use and two small office spaces that be rented out from one month up. The café on the ground floor of SERENDIP HOTEL GOTO is available for use as a coworking space. People on the island are friendly, so on top of getting some work done, use the open café to chat with locals and join in local events! Soak up the laid-back island atmosphere, and experience and learn new things that you just wouldn’t be able to as a visitor!

Facility Details

Name: HafH Goto The Pier

Location: 12-7 BUKEYASHIKI 1-CHOME, GOTO-SHI, NAGASAKI PREFECTURE

Size: 152㎡

Rooms (beds/other): 6 one-person bedrooms, one meeting room, 2 office spaces

※HafH Goto The Pier is a coliving facility, so those staying at the facility will be doing so under Japan’s New Minpaku Law.



About SERENDIP HOTEL GOTO

The natural scenery, ultra-fresh seafood, bountiful selection of fresh food, and World Heritage listed historical features of Goto was what lead the Yamaga siblings to pack up and leave Tokyo, move to the island, and renovate an already existing hotel. Now many people come to stay at Serendip Hotel Goto to enjoy the amazing encounters one can have on the island: stunning scenic beauty, delicious food, deep culture and history, and most of all, warm and friendly people. It’s all these positive chance encounters one can have on the island that gave the Yamaga siblings inspiration for their hotel’s name – Serendip(ity).

Of course, HafH Neighbors (members) are able to use this facility as well! For short term stays, you’ll be in Serendip Hotel Goto, and for long-term coliving (1 month and up), you can stay in HafH Goto The Pier. Now, we can accommodate travelers, colivers and coworkers all within the one building!

HafH 「SERENDIP HOTEL GOTO」:https://hafh.com/properties/114



About Goto City

The Goto Islands are a group of 11 inhabited, and 52 uninhabited, islands located 100km west of Nagasaki City. It’s an incredible place for tourists to come and visit, packed with white sand beaches and dramatic natural beauty, but is largely unknown among foreign tourists. Many of the sites belonging to Japan’s most recent World Heritage listing “Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region” can be found in Goto, telling the story of how local Japanese Christians went underground in an attempt to escape harsh persecution and in order to keep their faith. ​

As of November 2019, the local population sits at 36, 728 inhabitants. Like most of rural Japan, those numbers continue to fall, however Goto has seen a recent spike in the number of new residents moving to the islands. The local government has been putting a lot of effort into the “Workation” movement which saw 50 people take part in a workation tour last year (2019).



2. Become a resident at our brand new coliving facility HafH Goto The Pier!

Our 1 month free rent included Spring Coliving Campaign at HafH’s 3 directly operated Coliving facilities: SAI, Garden, and The Pier

In conjunction with the upcoming grand opening of HafH Goto The Pier, we are going to be running a Spring Coliving Campaign!

From this coming April, try out the new style of living, “coliving” for yourself!

The campaign runs between April and June with one month free rent included. During those 3 months, the cost of the coliving plan will only be ¥54,000/month for those on the campaign (a HafH Coliving plan is usually ¥82,000)! . Of course, this price includes security deposits, utilities and wifi! → Not to mention, you get 10 nights worth of accommodation each month to use within our global network!!!
Picture it! During the week, live and work in Nagasaki. On your days off, explore Japan, or visit other countries using our network without having to worry about paying for accommodation!

Choose your own living/working style at the location you really want to be in!

【Application Criteria for the Spring Coliving Campaign】

  • Persons of any age, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, etc. are able to apply. Those under the age of 18 will need written consent from a parent or legal guardian.
  • Someone with communication skills who can live in a shared environment.
  • Group applications possible
  • If you wish to continue living at SAI, Garden, and The Pier from July onward, you can apply for the second round of our Coliving Campaign. (Please note that free rent only applies once – you are unable to take the free rent offer again, even if you are accepted on one of the consecutive campaigns)

【Application Period】

  • January 22nd to February 21st, 2020

【How to apply】

  • Send an email to info@kabuk.com addressed to Kawaguchi-san and include the following information:
  1. Name (for group applications, please include each person’s name)
  2. Which of the three spaces you wish to live (SAI, Garden, The Pier)
  3. Reason for application  
  4. Particular information you wish to include (if any)

【Flow of Selection Process】

  • Interviews start from mid-February (online is ok)
  • Communication between selected residents will begin from March
  • Start residing at HafH from April 1st




3. Staff wanted – Resident Community Manager for HafH Goto The Pier!

We are looking for a live-in Community Manager for HafH Goto The Pier. For 3 months, you’ll work with other Neighbors living at The Pier to build a community, and work to be a HafH Neighbors.

【Job Criteria for Community Manager】

  • Must be currently living outside of the Goto Islands
  • Persons of any age, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, etc. are able to apply. Those under the age of 18 will need written consent from a parent or legal guardian.

Hourly Wage・Type of Employment・Work Conditions

  • Hourly wage: ¥850, working approximately 20 to 25 hours/week
  • Casual
  • You can opt in for Social security, Employment Insurance

Work Description

  • Communication with both locals and hotel guests
  • Event planning, etc
  • Creating rules for inside the coliving space (relating to washing, cleaning etc.)
  • Taking care of inventory and necessary supplies
  • Act as a point of contact for those residing at The Pier

Employment Period

  • 3 months minimum. Can discuss further after 3 months regarding further employment.

Application Period

 From today January 22, 2020, until necessary

How to apply

Please address you application to Kawaguchi-san and email it to info@kabuk.com
Be sure to mention the following three points:

①Name ②Reason for Application ③Any particular information you want to include (if applicable)

Interview Schedule

・We will start scheduling for interviews once we begin receiving applications



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