About the Homestay

Urban Eco friendly
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

+Quiet neighborhood between Osaka and Kyoto (for a goodnight sleep)
+JR Station 6 mins on foot (travel free with JR PASS)
+Private Railway Station 5 mins on foot (cheaper tickets for Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe)
+Osaka downtown 18 mins on train (trains run every 5-10 mins)
+Kyoto downtown 23 mins on train (trains run every 5-10 mins)
+Kobe 50 mins on train / Nara 90 mins on train
+Tokyo 3 hours on train (Shin-osaka 15 mins on train)/ Hiroshima 2 hours

As a family we love meeting people from all over the world. We have had many guests from Europe and America in the past three years. Our kids are 5-10 years old. They really enjoy interacting with people from different cultures.

There is also a lovely temple nearby, with a pond with lots of beautiful carp and turtles. A quiet place to sit down and contemplate. Walking around our neighbourhood gives you the feeling of real local life in Japan, peaceful, friendly people, lots of old style houses and narrow streets.

I also teach foreigners how to make home-made sushi or sashimi and matcha, so let me know if you are interested. This will be for an extra charge.

House Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Western style room
From ¥6,333 per night
Family Room
Sleeps 4

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Single, 1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

+2 single beds & 1 double bed (perfect for a family of 4 or 3 friends) +balcony with table and 2 chairs (beautiful view of neighbourhood) +25 square metres (270 square feet) room size

  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
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Traditional Japanese Tatami (2 rooms)
From ¥13,666 per night
Family Room
Sleeps 7

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
7 Futon Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

+Two Japanese style tatami rooms with up to 7 futon beds. +Experience Japanese style bedroom. +Doubled futon for extra comfort.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
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About the Area

+A perfect location to explore cities like Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara and even Hiroshima (2 hrs), Hemiji (1 hr) and easy access to Tokyo (3 hrs by train).
+Attractions include 1000 temples and shrines in Kyoto, Osaka and Nara
+Universal Studios Japan (40 mins on train)
+Kansai International Airport (72 mins) and easy train access.
+Osaka Aquarium (world's largest) 1 hr away.
+Expo City & Park (20 mins away)
+Itami airport (40 mins)
+Shinkansen Station (Shin-Osaka) 15 mins on train.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Cinema
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


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
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

- Quite Hours from 11PM-7AM
- Take off your shoes inside the house
- We need to make photocopy of your passport or ID and register your details on a book (these are required by Japanese Law under our homestay registration with the local government). You can bring a photocopy of your
passport with you if you can. If not, we will photocopy here.

Registration Number: M270011937

Cancellation Policy:
Homestay.com collects 25% of the price of the stay on your behalf at time of booking. Homestay.com will transfer this deposit to you 2 business days after their scheduled arrival. (less a small service fee). If a guest cancels more than 7 days in advance they will be refunded this deposit. To avail of this option, you need to register your bank details with Payoneer.

Smoking is not allowed.

4 Reviews

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    July 2019

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    April 2019

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    We stayed 4 nights and enjoyed the local life (good restaurants not far from the house) ; Akiko and her family are very friendly and Matt could understand our "french-english" :-) What a good teacher for us !
    One of our best experience during our first travel in Japan !

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    + relaxed atmosphere (cook with akiko, play with the kids or have a beer with matt).
    + huge rooms (feels more like a hotel where you get to know the owners on a personal level)
    + excellent location if you have a JR-Pass (direct lines to Kyoto / Osaka takes about 30 min)
    + excellent communication (extensive tips on what is worth seeing/visiting. Akiko, Matt and also the kids speak fluent english)
    + adorable kids
    -+ more western-style (we took the western style room, but even if you take the traditional room, the house is rather modern/western)

    We really enjoyed or stay and would come again.

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How do I book?

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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.

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