About the Homestay
The big two-family house I can offer my guests is my parents' house with 10 empty rooms. However, my father is deceased and my mother is in a special nursing home, so I use it as my office and homestay. It takes 7 minutes on foot from Sengendai Station at which the express train stop for you to go to the central Tokyo. It takes about 30 minutes by a train to Kitasenju in Tokyo. It is very convenient house nearby a post office, shopping stores, a hospital, schools and so on .
I have experience of homestaying in foreign countries such as the United States, Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom. There, I was received a warm homestay hospitality, and this time I started homestay as a host because I wanted to help foreigners who are interested in Japan. After retiring from retirement, I studied abroad in the UK for 2 years and returned back to Japan. Now I am a lecturer to teach Japanese online and at a university, so especially those guest who want to learn Japanese language and culture or international students who plan to study at the Japanese university are welcome.
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house is in the eastern part of Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo. You can reach the nearest station, Sengendai Station, in about 2 hours from Narita International Airport. It takes about 7 minutes on foot from the west exit of Sengendai Station to my house. It's very convenient because it takes about 1 hour from your home to Tokyo Station.
In Spring: The cherry blossoms bloom beautifully from late March to early April every year in a 5-minute walk from my house. Please come and visit us at this time.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Sports arena
- Health club
- 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
(01) Contact and communication each other between gust and host for comfortable homestay
The guest notifies the host the time and day of guest’ schedule of activities such as arrival date and time in advance by the schedule sheet or SNS sch as LINE and Messenger.
(02) Support to approach my house:
For pick-up requests, a separate fee (international airport 10,000 yen, Sengendai station 1000 yen) will be collected for the convenience of the host.
(03) Privacy for each bedroom with a key of the door
The 3rd floor attic has no passageway leading to the 4 rooms. So, Room301 and Room305 can be locked and privacy is protected, but Room302 is cheaper because Room301’s guest pass through it. Each room can be locked without rooms of Room302, Room303 and Room304. When going out, if you need the key to the front door and your room, a deposit fee of 5,000 yen will be collected and returned when you leave.
(04) Our house is protected by the security system for guests, such as emergency rescue, fire alarms, and security guards for house intrusions. Since it is guarded from 22:00 to 6:00 in the morning, we ask guests to self-report on the activity schedule when returning home after 22:00.
(05) Eco house with solar power generation and hot water supply
In accordance with the SDG's policy of saving energy resources, my house uses solar power to generate, consume, and sell electricity, and uses solar power to heat cold water without consuming gas. Customers are kindly requested to cooperate in energy-saving solar hot water and air conditioners that do not use gas and electricity.
(06) How to use facilities and equipment in my house:
Guest can use of shared the guest chatting room(Room101), a Japanese style bedroom(Room102) and the toilet on the first floor, 2 bedrooms(Room202, Room203), the toilet, bathroom, mini-kitchens on the second floor and 5 attic bedrooms(Room301～Room305) on the third floor. You will follow my homestay rules so as not to bother others. Do not touch the cupboards, goods, etc. other than the shared place unless host's consent.
(07) Japan protects each other's health by measuring the corona infection of not only its citizens but also foreign guests with a thermometer. Hosts have a moral responsibility to take appropriate measures to protect their health if a guest is infected with coronavirus and develops a fever. Don't come to Japan if your host arbitrarily accuses you of not trusting the guest's credit temperature measurement.
(08) Extra Fee: All special order costs are subject to 10% sales tax.
The bicycle usage fee is 100 yen / day, and the fee to go with you for area information is 1000 yen / hour. Japanese language instruction fee is 1000 yen / hour.
Guests can use the kitchenette on the second floor (refrigerator, microwave, cooking electric heater, electric kettle, etc.) so guest can prepare own breakfast by yourself. If you offer the host to cook meals for unit of one month, you will be charged an additional fee (breakfast 500 yen / time, lunch 1000 yen / time, dinner 1500 yen / time).
Do not hesitate to ask the host in advance if you have any questions so that you can spend your time comfortably at the host's home.
Smoking is not allowed.
We had a wonderful stay at Shige’s home. He welcomed us more thank we could ever hope, was so considerating and communicating for our arrival, came to pick us up at the station… Plus we arrived in full Sakura season so he showed us the nice places around the neighborhood
The room was also comfortable, we slept really well! The place is quiet.
Thank you so much Shige
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Je ne recommande pas cet hébergement en hiver, ni même du tout. Le seul avantage est le fait que le prix est très bas. Nous avons quitté 2 jours plus tôt que prévu.
L‘hôte, n‘habitant pas la maison, ne la chauffe aucunement, donc la température à l’intérieur est la même que celle à l‘extérieur dans les airs communes et la salle de bain. Heureusement il y a une unité de chauffage dans la chambre, mais l‘hôte propose de régler une horloge pour l‘éteindre pendant le sommeil.
Hôte paternel voir intrusif et contrôlant. Il faut inscrire sur une feuille notre heure de levé, notre heure de départ, lieux de visite et heure de retour à la maison et mentionner si on arrive après 22h. Il faut prendre sa température sous le bras à chaque matin. Il mentionne que c‘est pour nous aider, mais on se rend vite compte qu‘il ne nous fait pas confiance. En quittant, nous mettons notre literie dans la laveuse, tel que demandé, il me demande de regarder la chambre avant notre départ. Il m‘accuse d’avoir volé un drap contour. Je vais avec lui à la laveuse, le drap y était. Bref, il est très méfiant et n‘a sûrement pas la personnalité pour ce genre d’expérience.
Notes si vous louez :
Attention, il faut passer par la chambre 302 pour accéder à la 301.
Les chambre 301-302-305 sont dans le grenier. Je ne les recommande pas. Aussi, l’annonce laisse sous-entendre qu’elles ont une salle de bain privée, mais le bain et la toilette sont partagés et au premier étage.
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