About the Homestay
Hello there! We are a couple with a young child. My husband is British and I’m Japanese. We fell in love with this little town near the beach and built a house in the area this year! We have a spare room for the parents from England. But the room is only used for a month a year!
So we are glad to share the room and wonderful time with you from all over the world!
We are English and Japanese speakers. Please let us know if you have any questions. Looking forward to see you!
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located the South side of Fujisawa station. Fujisawa is one of the terminal station on JR line. It’s very convenient to access to Tokyo area and Yokohama area, and Kamakura is very close! The access is easy from Haneda and Narita airports by limousine bus. The beach is beautiful and fun for surfers and kids. You can go by train for only 2 stops or cycle for 15 minuets! We have a spare bicycle which you can use.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
Please note that we only accept requests from guests who are certain of their travel dates. We will prepare the room for you.
Please respect the neighbors as noise travels quickly through Japanese walls.
No smoking inside or near the house.
If anyone asks, you are friends of ours.
The kitchen is not open to use by the guests.
If you are happy to join the family dinner, please let us know a night before. We are cooking dinner every nights anyway, so
You are the most welcome to join!
Dinner is 1,500yen.
“Cleaning and Landry”
We will do our best to clean the guest room before your check-in. We hope you will enjoy a cosy sunny little room.
During your stay, please note that we don’t clean your room or wash your bed sheets. You can use the laundry machine and vacuum cleaner. We are happy to help you use them.
Smoking is not allowed.
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time staying with Miyabi and Neil in their new home--we were their first guests, and it was our first homestay, so we were all trying to figure out the experience together. We felt welcomed into their clean, stylish home and even cooked a few meals together. I was especially interested in expanding my relatively basic understanding of Japanese language and culture, and Neil (as a UK expat) and Miyabi (as a Japan native who'd studied abroad in the US) provided some really interesting insights. They're in a small-feeling, quiet suburb, where schoolchildren in uniform fill the streets on their walks to and from nearby schools on weekdays. Most adults living there take the trains to Tokyo for work, and the area was quiet, near the beach, and had a nice grocery down the street. The immediate area had no tourist attractions and no tourist presence, but some fun places like Enoshima Island and Kamakura were just a pleasant, 15-min rail ride away.
Overall, I’d highly recommend staying with Miyabi and Neil if you’re looking for a lovely host family that you can really get to know, and you'd like to experience real daily life in Japan. On the other hand, if you’re just looking for an inexpensive place to stay, and would prefer not to interact much with your hosts, it’s probably best to look elsewhere, especially since the house is compact and you will be sharing the same bathroom. For us, our 4 night stay was a wonderful experience and just what we were looking for. Thanks Miyabi and Neil :)
Had a great time with Miyabi for the week and it's been such a pleasure to have stayed with her family. Really good and nice people! Location is superb and close to Enoshima where our sailing championship is held! Will definitely stay with them when we come here again next year!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.