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.
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
The customer notifies the owner of the arrival date and time in advance.
(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) Key of the room and door:
Each room can be locked. 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) How to use somethings in my house:
Use of shared living rooms, toilets, bathrooms, mini-kitchens will follow other rules so as not to bother others. Do not touch the cupboards, goods, etc. other than the shared place unless you consent.
(05) Extra Fee:
The bicycle usage fee is 100 yen / time, 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.
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How do I book?
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When do I pay?
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