Nokishita Toshokan is a yoga retreat center in the middle of Nishiawakura (Okayama) mountains. It is the perfect place to enjoy the Japanese countryside.

Reviews (4)

Erika Nakazawa

from Japan, May 2019

"All is good and recommended"

Olivier's yin yoga was very effective and had profound effects on internal organs. A sound healing session followed the yoga session, bringing about extra relaxation. Food was healthy and delicious. The other participants were very nice. Room was very clean and comfortable. This retreat center is located in Japan's countryside. While not convenient, it was very calming. I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat.

Asha Mistry

from United States, October 2018

"Absolutely uplifting stay!"

Our hosts Olivier and Hiromi were both incredibly warm, friendly and welcoming. From the time we arrived we were treated to the sights, sounds and beauty of their village. From visiting a local harvest festival to appreciating local carpentry and pottery, we were instantly immersed!

A trip to the local onsen was a perfect way to relax after sunset yoga on the deck!

The food experience was incredible! My husband and I are vegetarian and absolutely love learning about new food ideas and flavours! We were fortunate to be so graciously welcomed in their home and treated to such a tasty and healthy family dinner!

As for breakfast, I could have sat for hours indulging in freshly baked bread, jams, fruit and Olivier’s and Hiromi’s unique creations!

The yoga classes themselves were appropriately tailored to our experience. My husband commented on it being the best yoga instruction he’s ever received! We were impressed by the concise yet informative explanations given prior to the meditations and briefings on styles of yoga. We appreciated the right amount of challenge and tips provided with the classes to help us improve beyond the retreat.

Overall, we loved our stay and honour the time given by Olivier and Hiromi to share their space, positive enegrgy, active family life, engage in great conversation and be inspired by their hard work and lifestyle.

Nadja Reissland

from United States, May 2018

"unique experience"

the house the people I met the area.a unique experience. highly recommend for some one who looks for a different experience. you will be woken up at 6 am by the village loudspeaker!!

Emilie Huguon

from New Caledonia, June 2018


Excellents cours de Hatha et Yin Yoga.

Emplacement exceptionnel.

Accueil familial, convivial, bienveillant.

Un onsen public à proximité pour parfaire les journées de détente.

Repas sublimes.

Olivier et sa famille sont extraordinaires !

Bref tout était parfait !!

Merci 🙏🏻