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U.S. & Chinese couple living long-term in Japan.

We're very happy to share our lovely convenient modern condominium with you. Our place is bright, clean & very recently renewed from top to bottom. It is a large 4 room unit (2 rooms available for guests) with a 22sq meter yard.

At our apartment there's plenty of space to stretch out & relax. You can sleep on futons on tatami in the traditional Japanese style room, or in the super-spacious western style room with a semi-double bed, pull-out sofa, TV & more.

There is a very popular 1km-long park (Hamadera-koen) across the road that features a pine forest & dozens of cherry trees. It's great for jogging & exercising, cycling, or just relaxing on the grass & watching the people & cute dogs.

A convenient 1min walk from our front door gets you to a main station (Hagoromo) on the main Nankai train line that goes to & from KIX and to & from downtown Osaka (Namba — the most popular area).

We own The Sound Garden, a bar in downtown Namba near Dotonbori that is popular with both Japanese & nonJapanese, and which features amazing food by Meat Express (check them online) plus entertainment like DJs, live performances & shows.
Dance, drink, eat & meet the locals!

We also run Unbeaten Japan Nature Tours, a travel agency focused on camping (warm weather) and hot springs (anytime!). Let us take you to the mountains & the beaches for swimming, hiking, bbqing, or just relaxing in the amazing nature that surrounds Osaka & Kyoto cities.

We know everything you need & want to know!
We have been hosting visitors in the Osaka & Kyoto area for over 20yrs (Couchsurfing, Airbnb, and Homestay). Our experience & expertise is available to you.

Lawrence has spent over 30yrs (more than half his life) in Japan, especially Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe & Nara, as well as the areas around, from up north at the Japan Sea, to down south at the Pacific, and from the west at the hot springs of Okayama, over to the east at the mountains of Nagano.

When you stay with us you are not simply paying for a bed & room to stay — you get a whole history of exciting experiences, surreal stories, and interesting insights that you simply will not find anywhere else.

Welcome to our world!

English, Japanese & Chinese are OK.

  • Garten
  • Fahrräder
  • Computer
  • Waschmaschine
  • Innenhof
  • Grill
  • Parkplatz
  • TV
  • Internetzugang
  • Gym at home
  • Non Smoking
  • Klimaanlage

Verfügbare Zimmer

Mindestaufenthalt ist für 2 Nächte

Maximalaufenthalt beträgt 7 Nächte

Verfügbar für bestimmte Termine

Langer Aufenthalt? Wenn Sie einen wiederkehrenden Zeitplan haben, bei dem an Wochentagen keine Unterkunft erforderlich ist, können Sie diese Tage unten abwählen. Dies wird den Gastgeber informieren und den Preis Ihres Aufenthalts reduzieren.

Ab ¥2.857 pro Nacht
1 Personen

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1 Futon Bett

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A traditional Japanese style room with tatami mat flooring. Tastefully & traditionally decorated for you! Sleep on a very comfortable thick futon mattress. Window is south facing providing lots of natural light.

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Western Room
Ab ¥3.428 pro Nacht
4 Personen

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1 Doppelbett, 1 Schlafcouch, 1 Futon Bett

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A huge room that you won't find elsewhere in Japan with space enough for a large western bed, fold down sofa + 1 or 2 futons as well as a TV & chair. Lots of windows facing south provide tons of sunlight.

  • TV
  • Klimaanlage
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Über die Gegend

Our condominium is conveniently located just a short walk from a main train station (Hagoromo) on the main airport line (Nankai) on the way to & from downtown Osaka city (Namba main station).
Access to theTennoji area of downtown Osaka city is just as easy, via the JR station nearby.

Supermarket & convenience stores within walking distance. Awesome park across the road (Hamadera Park, 1.4kms long, see the map).
Super safe suburb (that's Japan!) any time, any day.

In der Nähe
  • Park
  • Schwimmen
  • Einkaufszentrum
  • Restaurant
  • Bahnhof


Gastfamilien können nach eigenem Ermessen ein kostenloses leichtes Frühstück anbieten. Für alle anderen Mahlzeiten, einschließlich eines kompletten Frühstücks, fallen möglicherweise zusätzliche Kosten an. Mahlzeiten und zusätzliche Zahlungen sollten direkt mit Ihrer Gastfamilie vereinbart werden.

Im Aufenthalt eingeschlossen
  • Kleines Frühstück
  • Selbstverpflegung


• Inside is completely non-smoking, of course, and we prefer no smoking, however smoking outside in the yard is permissible (keep in mind that throughout Japan it is illegal to smoke indoors in public places).

• Don't hesitate to ask us anything!

• Keep the place neat, tidy & clean.

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7 Bewertungen

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    Alter 65 - 74

    5 Herzen
    Dezember 2019

    Lawrence and his wife Lou were excellent hosts. I was very happy to be able to stay in a traditional japanese tatami room. The location is very practical due to it's closeness to Namba and many sightseeing spots. I can only very strongly recommend staying here.

    Homestay-Gastfamilie Lawrence in ,

    We're glad that you could enjoy your time with us here in Osaka & are very happy to have you stay anytime!

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    Alter 25 - 34

    5 Herzen
    Juli 2019

    Very helpful and sociable! Even invited us for cool trips!

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    Alter 25 - 34

    3 Herzen
    Mai 2019

    Appartement bien placé, propre et confortable.
    Lawrence vous accueille gentillement et donne un avis sur tout, mais pas toujours de façon constructive.

    Homestay-Gastfamilie Lawrence in ,

    interesting assessment. just trying to be helpful, as usual.
    but it's not easy with people who don't appreciate it. other reviews here express a different opinion than yours for some reason.

    however, you requesting help from me to get a rentacar before you even arrived at my place (you planned a driving trip without securing a vehicle!!??) but then showing up at my door and informing me that you already arranged one through your previous host — in another city, 1hr in the opposite direction of where you have to drive, and I had a vehicle ready for you here — without informing that you had done so, could be interpreted as pretty rude ungracious by some people. but I let it slide, right.
    I guess everyone just has their own ways.
    happy travels!

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    Alter 25 - 34

    5 Herzen
    Mai 2019

    Lawrence is awesome beyond words. He is cool, knowledgeable, polite, and open-minded. His place was close to transit and he was extremely accommodating of our needs. I suggest you plan your trip well in advance and ask Lawrence for tips. He knows Japan like the back of his hands. Thank you for welcoming us into your home! Hope to see you again.

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    Alter 35 - 44

    5 Herzen
    Mai 2019

    très bon moment, logement grand, belle chambre avec des futons confortables.
    parking a 50m et métro à 150m.
    très bien situé.
    lawrence est très prévenant, il vous conseillera des coins pour sortir, etc.

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    Alter 25 - 34

    5 Herzen
    April 2019

    Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour chez Lawrence ! L'accueil, le lieu, les hôtes, tout était parfait ! Lawrence et son épouse sont adorables et plein de bons conseils, toujours présents pour aider ! Je recommande vivement ! J'y retournerai sans hésiter !

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    Alter 25 - 34

    5 Herzen
    März 2019

    Lawrence and Liu were fantastic hosts! Very outgoing, went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had what we needed. Very central location, and on top of it all they offer excursions to onsens and camping trips so you can experience japan like you’d never have thought. We did an onsen trip, was fantastic. Would stay again in a heartbeat!

    Homestay-Gastfamilie Lawrence in ,

    Thanks for joining us on the hot spring trip & then taking part in our friend's drinking tour — come back again and we'll show you even more of what we do for guests!

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