About the Homestay
The house is in Izu Peninusla, of Shizuoka Japan. It is about a 3 hour train ride from Tokyo. Once a volcanic island on the pacific that collided with main land Honshu, the Izu Peninsula geo park has many wonders for travelers to enjoy and see. The local cultures are also well preserved, with many traditional arts and cultural activities to do as well as occasional festivities. (i.e. seasonal festivals at different villages, morning market on weekends, etc.)
As the house is language school/share office for travellers. Modern style refurbishment done on a Japanese style architecture, and there will be occasional guest coming in for English tutoring and other business meetings (Don't worry! not a whole lot) Wifi is available throughout the building with air conditioners in each room.
[Perks and optional activties]
1) Free of charge! We occasionally have in-house English classes for the locals, and I also plan to facilitate more in nearby facilities. You are free to come observe, or even join the lessons for some culture exchange experience.
2) I teach Japanese Online, and as originally been born in the U.S., I am good at assisting people from latin language countries to learn essential phrases, and especially basic manners. If you're interested I can help you pick up some essential phrases (and some mannerisms.)
The house is also home to an organization project called "The Other House" which it's main objective is to explore/excavate/develop new local activities in the area. We can give you information about interesting activities most foreign travellers have not done in the area.
[Rules, guidelines, atmospheres]
Kitchens are free for you to use, but you are welcomed to join me for dinner when I am cooking at home. We also have occasional gyoza cooking parties with the residents.
- bikes are not in the best condition
- Laundry is temporary broken (as of March 2018)
- By Japanese regulations, I can not serve you breakfast. Thank you for understanding.
Hope to see you soon!
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
House is in a quite area in rural Japan. At night time, some of the only things you will be able to hear would be sounds of the creeks and small animals. The house is located 1 min away from a station. Convenient stores is 7 minutes away, an organic egg vending machine 2min, "un-manned" vegetable stand is 1 min away.
Local Area Facilities
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Use of Kitchen
Due to the quietness of the neighborhood, suggested lights out is around 10pm.
We ask that recyclables (cans and PET bottles) be separated.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
I had an amazing time in Izu. The area around the house is very quiet and peaceful. Nearby hot-spots are easily accessible with the train.
Rob was a great host,who made me feel very comfortable. Always giving me tips on where to go and what to see. Inviting me when locals where coming to the house and letting me take part in the gyoza and other cooking sessions. I had tons of fun meeting other guest's, locals or other people coming to the house. Rob is a very nice guy and I enjoyed my stay in Izu so much. Thanks for having me, I loved every moment of my homestay experience in Izu
Rob is the lovely guy he will help everyone in every way. I am really enjoyed his company and feel very comfortable stay at his place. The time is fly for 6 days I stay there and will come back again if I come to Japan.
Rob was a wonderful host and went above and beyond to help me engage in activities in the area. Higashiizu is a wonderful place.
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) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
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.