Why I stayed at a Japanese guesthouse in Yangon for so many nights


Well, today I would like to introduce you to the first guesthouse I stayed at after arriving in Yangon.


The name of the house is “Traveler’s House”. It had a good reputation on the Internet, and I had made a reservation on anyway, since I had unnoticedly planted a good impression while zapping around on the Internet.


Location and Map of Travelers House

The location is about 15 minutes west of Sule Pagoda. The hotel is located near Bojo Aung San Market, Junction City, the water bus station, and various bus stops, making it a great place to explore the southern part of Yangon. The hotel is located along 21st Street in downtown.


Lodging space

Traveler's House Dormitory

The accommodation space is a capsule type, just as they say. It was longer and narrower than I expected, and there were two capsules with 20 capsules per room. I thought it would be on a larger scale, but it’s unexpectedly small.



There is also a smoking veranda at the back of this Japanese area, which was probably consciously assigned to the rooms, and since it faces Mahabandula Road, you can look down on the hustle and bustle of Yangon from above.


Drying the mattress in the sun is also very effective because of the strong sunlight. This scene, which I had never seen in the Philippines, is proof that Myanmarese people have similar lifestyles to Japanese people.


There is also a balcony on the part facing 21st Street, where you can hang your laundry in the bathroom. Of course, you can also ask the inn to provide laundry service.


Traveller’s House Water Circulation

Shower and washroom

The washroom and shower room are back to back, and the space is a bit small. I caught another glimpse of the phenomenon common to study abroad in the Philippines, where when you try to wash your face, the water falls on the floor because there is no space.


Thankfully, the showers are hot showers, and there are four of them, so you don’t have to wait even when they are crowded.



The toilet space is small but not too small to worry about. Occasionally, there are travelers who flush paper into the water without knowing anything about it, so it was sometimes clogged.



They are separate for men and women, but the distance is so close that it doesn’t make much sense. There are five toilets for both men and women.


Exterior of Traveler’s House

Exterior of Traveler's House

The exterior is a bit confusing, so you need to look carefully.



Climb the stairs to the third floor. I whip my old body into shape.


Entrance to Traveler's House

I took off my shoes at the entrance. The floor was clean, so I didn’t need to bring my another own shoes.


The stone floors in Vietnam and Myanmar are very tasteful.


Most accommodations in Yangon include breakfast.

Perhaps it’s the culture of Myanmar, but when you stay at a hotel in Yangon, breakfast is always included.



The first time, I thought it would be dull with just coffee and steamed bread, but there were times when toast changed daily. The breakfast hours are also impressive, from 7:00 to 12:00. However, if I went too late, I was usually told that it was gone.


The People of Traveler’s House

As there is a Japanese area, the majority of the guests were Japanese when I was there. I had been told that there were not many Japanese people in the area, so I was surprised to be greeted with a “hello” just as I arrived.


It seems that Japanese people go out for dinner or sightseeing together. I did not go.


Also, the staff, which consisted of one woman and one young man, was very friendly and hardworking. In hindsight, I thought it was amazing that two people were running the operation here in Myanmar.


Traveler’s House Summary

The location is good and the internet speed is fine for updating blogs and opening Google maps. There was not a single power outage (my Mac has no battery, so if the power goes out, I’m done).


Also, there was a counter on the other side of the capsule, so I had no problem updating my blog for a long time. The number of chairs was a little low, though.


Also, the rate was less than 10000 kyat per night, so the inn was easy on the wallet.


I don’t settle down very often, but I think it’s unusual for me to stay for three nights (I extended my stay by one night and one night), so I look at it objectively that I must have been very comfortable.


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