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 we can reserve spots for you!
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.
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
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- 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.
Rob was a wonderful host and went above and beyond to help me engage in activities in the area. Higashiizu is a wonderful place.