About the Homestay
Comfortable,cozy,quiet,convenient......Home Sweet Home!
Ever thought of wanting to stay in a local home and immerse in the local lifestyle and culture during your visit to Tokyo?The best way to guarantee a great trip is to experience the culture rather than observing it as a tourist.
Conveniently located in a quiet safe residential area, train to Ikebukuro 8mins, Shinjuku 18mins,Shibuya 29mins,CBD Otemachi/Tokyo station 21mins.A very short distance to city center less than 30mins by local train or bus.Shops,convenience stores,restaurants,supermartkets..all near the station.Shakuji river is just 5mins away,a good place to jog and sakura viewing in the spring.If you like to try the hot spring ,there is a natural hot spring nearby,about 15mins walk.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
There are 2stations nearby within walking distance.
Nearest station is ITABASHIHONCHO...5mins walk for MITA Line.Exit A3.
NAKAITABASHI station for TOBU TOJO Line-10mins walk.
Want to try Japanese hot spring without going far away from the city?There is a natural hot spring/onsen spa nearby,10mins by bicycle that is worth a visit...Sayanoyudokoro Onsen(hot spring)
The Shakuji River is 6mins walk away. During sakura season,more than 10,000trees of sakura will be in full bloom.Excellent place to view sakura and a fun cycling/jogging course along the river.
Sunshine City/Pocket Monster shop/Namja Town/Animation stores and cafes,restaurants.....all can be found in Ikebukuro,only 8mins by train.
Tokyo Daibutsu,the 3rd biggest Buddha statue in Japan is just a few stations away.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- 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
Smoking is allowed outside the house at the garden.
Check-in is anytime after 2PM(Flexible)and check out by 11AM(Flexible).
No shoes in the house. No visitors or additional guests beyond those booked.
Lost of key,you will be charged...10,000Yen. Lost of bicycle...6000Yen
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Serina was a very helpful and generous hostess. I had a problem with delivery of an item and she offered to help. Her home is easily accessible by subway, she gave good, detailed directions, and the neighbourhood is quiet.
Room basic and comfortable.
I only had a short stay with Seryna in Tokyo, I was just planning to stop over in Tokyo for a bit before getting on my flight from Narita, but the typhoon Hagibis arrived while I was staying and made the experience much more memorable :)
I hope if you stay with her you don't get hit by a typhoon, but I can assure you that if it does happen you will be well taken care of. Seryna cooked meals for me, made sure I was safe during the typhoon and was a great person to chat to.
Her house is in a convenient location for reaching either Ikebukuro or Tokyo by train and underground, she has bikes available if you want to cycle around the city and the building didn't fall apart during the typhoon; would recommend.
I am so very thankful for the time I got to spend with you!
I stayed with Selina for 2 weeks, as I was waiting for a free room in a student dorm.
The location was very convenient and cozy as the house is located in a residential area with lots of cute little houses. Also there's plenty of grocery stores around. To the nearest station its only a 10 minutes walk.
Serinas house is very clean and tidy. During the homestay I felt that Serina has treated me like family and has taken care of me a lot. She is a very open minded and kind hearted person and fun to be around. I can definitely recommend a stay with her! It has been my best experience in Japan so far.
Cheers to Selina, I hope to see her again soon! :D
direct, helpful, kind
Loved landing and learning from Serina, she has so much energy to share and is very helpful. As I’ve been learning it’s not easy to find some accommodations initially including this one so prepln the route and get some visual cue’s. Little streets all look the same to my western eye and the address differs sometimes from the actual one. My bag was seated 2 days and thankfully Serina could talk to the deliverers to be sure it arrived to the correct door.
Time around the table with her and a lovely young German student was a wonderful way to head out into the big city and amazing country. Much Aloha to you for yours and accepting my energy at your Ohana.
The Homestay website was made for people like Serina. She is very welcoming and comforting, ensuring that her home is your home while there.
She knows a handful of languages that she is fluent in, and if she isn't fluent she is interested in learning more about it. Serina has traveled to many countries and knows what people will need and are looking for while away.
She opens up with wonderful conversation, teaches customs of the Japanese and has plenty of great spots to recommend. I spent plenty of mornings sipping a coffee letting the hours pass as we spoke.
The room is quite big with a bed, attached are drawers to the bed and a dresser across. Clothes can be hung in the closet and the best feature, the air conditioning.
Japan was exceptionally hot when I arrived and the air conditioning was a life saver.
I personally got lost a few times, away from her house and she didn't mind guiding me over a phone call. She even met me while I was lost to guide me back to her house.
I was here for a short while but felt like I lived there.
When I return to Japan in the future I will definitely be looking into staying with Serina again.
First time in Tokyo and from the moment I booked Serina was more than helpful and went above and beyond what I expected from a homestay.
Even before I got to Japan she was answering my questions and had detailed exactly how to get around. If I had not had her advice I would have wasted hours and money on trying to get around by myself.
The stay was amazing. Very Clean house and was very comfortable. 3-4min walk from the train station and the bike is also handy if you want to get around locally.
Suburban area which isn't too busy and not too far away from the main area via train.
Thanks for the awesome stay! :D
Serina was a really welcoming hostess and accommodating especially as we arrived so very late at night. She lent us bicycles which was great to explore the local area in the time we had. Only one night stay so not a lot of time to get to know Serina more but liked our experience with her and happy to recommend
The stay was amazing. When I booked the room Serina immediately contacted me and sent me all of the directions to her house, including options I have never thought of. The directions were spot on. I got to her house pretty quickly. The room was a very good size with your own bathroom on the third floor. Everything was provided, a towel shampoo and some body wash. Which is amazing for those traveling light. When I sat down with Serina we had some really good conversations, I felt like we have known each other and were separated for only a short time. I felt right at home. Serina gave me great instructions on how to get places that I wanted to visit and even pointed out a few that I haven't thought of which turned out to be really fun. I would highly recommend staying here as the house is super clean and has a nice home vibe in a residential neighborhood away from the noise of the city, yet still very conveniently located next to 2 subway lines. Serina, thank you so much for having me over and making me feel welcome in your home.
Le logement était proche du métro et Serina est juste géniale accueillante souriante très dispo dès qu’on lui demandait un renseignement on avait la réponse directement n’hésitez Pas foncez chez Serina !
How do I book?
Contact the host about your stay - tell them a little about yourself, why you are staying and ask any questions you have about their homestay. You will be able to book immediately after sending your message.
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.