Luodong, Yilan

Little Time B&B

Spend a Little Time in the Style of Kyoto, Japan


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  • An encounter with Kyoto amid farmers’ fields
  • A space filled with books collected by Murakami fans
  • A wooden courtyard platform reminiscent of the setting from a Japanese drama
  • A breakfast consisting of silver needle noodles, a famous Yilan dish

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

Spend a Little Time in the Style of Kyoto, Japan

As your car crosses a small bridge, you hear a babbling brook down below. The mountainous scenery provides a rugged backdrop for bucolic farmers’ fields. Among the simple houses along the street, the verdant green bamboo, the clean gray cobblestone, and the indigo curtain in the doorway remind you of a small villa you might find in the old city of Kyoto. Amid gentle traces of the past and the quiet, unhurried movement of light and shadow, you come into a little bit of time that belongs to you.



3:15 in the afternoon in Kyoto, Japan

You draw aside the curtain and place your shoes into the cabinet before pushing open the main doors. You are greeted by a wall with square shelving filled with books, sake, and various small objects gently illuminated by large-bulbed, fish-gathering lamps hung above a richly textured, solid-wood table. The afternoon light massages the tatami mats beside floor-to-ceiling windows as bossa nova jazz plays on the stereo. Strolling onto the solid wood floors, you feel relaxed, even a bit tipsy.


A smile from your host, Scarlett, has the warm sincerity of water boiled over charcoal, with a subtle taste of the ocean thrown in. As she presses fresh fruit juice in the open kitchen, she asks about your recent travel experiences and offers local insight into life in Yilan. Standing beside the bar and sipping the mildly sweet apple and pineapple juice, the greater part of the summer heat suddenly seems to have disappeared.


In the mezzanine above the kitchen lies a secret study room where you can hide with a book drawn from the shelves. You curl up on the old wooden chair, put your feet up on the footstool, and read your book in the warm, orange light, totally undisturbed.



Listen! From a distance comes the rumbling bass of a drum

You walk up to the second floor and slide open the wooden door of the Great Rumbling Drum Room. Notice the solid-wood tea table on tatami mats between cotton cushions, and kimono-print cloth details on headboards above two double-beds. Even observing the dressing table beside a small stool, strong Japanese design elements are evident in this room. Management went through three master craftsmen to finally achieve the desired mottled texture of the smooth cement walls in the bathroom. Dainty potted plants, a little balcony, and many other minute details all reveal the meticulous care of the guesthouse owners.


Light enters the third-floor Distant Room through semi-closed window shades, warming the air inside and producing the faint scent of wood and books. Surveying the mountain ridges and farmers’ fields from the balcony, you see a stream that belongs in a rural Japanese story. Listening carefully, blessings seem to float downstream and into your ear.


Scarlett and Carol, owners of Little Time B&B, are admirers of Haruki Murakami’s work, especially the novel “A Distant Drum” and this fact that can be observed from their nicknames as well as the names they chose for the rooms. When the guesthouse first opened, each of them reserved a bedroom named after them, with the Scarlet Room on the second floor and the Carol Room on the third. Yet, they made these rooms available for rent in response to the increasing number of travelers. With a double-bed and two-person tea set exquisitely arranged on a tatami platform, the rooms surround you like a hug that you will remember with longing.



The good flavors of traditional rice dishes

In the morning, Yilan’s famous silver needle noodles cooked on a deep cast iron skillet, various sliced delicacies laid out on white porcelain platters with thin black stripes, and elegantly arranged fresh fruits, all harmonize perfectly with the room’s antique sideboard and cast iron tea kettle. The simple flavors of the traditional rice dishes require little seasoning as they maintain the pure sweetness of the chef’s full-bodied soup base. You savor the memories of former times come to awaken the sleeping spirits of tired travelers.


Open wide both panels of the glass doors and sit on the wooden platform before a tasteful front courtyard, both feet swinging in the air. Sip the icy cold beer in your hand, imbibe the cool summer night breeze, and savor a little bit of slow-travel time.


Room Type and Price

Room Type


Distant Room
2 guests

NTD 2,800 ~ 3,600/room


Breakfast included, On the 3rd floor, Farmland view, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, Up to 2 extra person (with extra bed) (more)

Price List

Scarlet Room
2 guests

NTD 2,200 ~ 2,800/room


Breakfast included, On the 2nd floor, In-room bathroom, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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Carol Room
2 guests

NTD 2,200 ~ 2,800/room


Breakfast included, On the 3rd floor, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)

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Great Rumbling Drum Room
2 ~ 4 guests

NTD 2,800 ~ 4,600/room


Breakfast included, On the 2nd floor, In-room bathroom, 2 double beds, Single-person bathtub, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List

Little Time B&B—Whole Building
2 ~ 10 guests

NTD 8,000 ~ 13,800/building


Breakfast included, 3-story building, 3 2-person room with ensuite bath, 1 4-person room with ensuite bath, 5 double beds, 4 bathroom(s), Single-person bathtub, Booking of entire building includes beds for 10 people while 2 extra person(s) can be added with maximum occupancy of 12 people (more)

Price List

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Booking Info

  • Breakfast included: Chinese style (adjusted with seasonal ingredients)
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Holidays: Saturday, National Holidays and Consecutive Holidays
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Cancellation and Postponement Policy

  • Refund for canceling your reservation due to personal reasons will be transferred according to the following rules:
    • 100% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 14 days prior to reservation date.
    • No refund will be made for canceling 13 day before or on reservation date, or no show.
  • Postponement should be informed 14 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).
  • In case of natural disasters (such as earthquake, typhoon, etc.) and other circumstances of force majeure, when the local government announcing office and school closures,the full refund will be transferred
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Lodging Info

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Public transportation

  • Distance between lodging and nearby transportation spots:
      • Taipei Songshan Airport: 64 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台北松山機場.
      • Luodong Train Station: 2.3 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Xinqun Community Center Bus Stop: 0.3 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 羅東鎮公所.
      • It is recommended to transfer from Luodong train station by taxi: about 6 minutes, NTD140 (time and fare are for reference only).

After booking is confirmed, please contact the host for transportation details.

No. 5, Ln. 191, 新群南路, 宜蘭縣羅東鎮, Taiwan

Facilities and Services


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House Rules

  • Check-in time: 16:30 ~ 18:30. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging 1 day(s) beforehand. please inform the lodging for late check-in time upon booking
  • Check-out time: before 12:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Breakfast time: please make reservation upon checking in
  • For ensuring the quality of stay for all guests, pets are not allowed in the lodging.
  • For the energy saving and eco-friendly purpose, please bring your own Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please step lightly and lower your voice.
  • Kitchen with gas range available. Please avoid producing strong odors, exercise caution when using the range, please help clean up after using.
  • Please keep your valuables safe as the lodging is not responsible for the loss of or damage to valuable items.
  • Please turn off the lights and appliancess when not in use.
  • Smoking is not allowed indoor; please go to outdoor areas for smoking.
  • The following activities are not allowed: chewing betel nuts.
  • The following behaviors are not allowed: Drug using, excessive drinking, gambling, making loud noises, causing disturbances, setting off firecrackers, and any illegal acts. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accommodations, charge for anything damaged or lost, and report to the police in the event of a violation.

Contact Info

No. 5, Ln. 191, 新群南路, 宜蘭縣羅東鎮, Taiwan

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Contact Hours
10:00 - 22:00