About the Homestay
My beautiful house is available for you. We have a spacious ,modern ,western style with 4 bedrooms inculding one large Japanese style tatami room in center of Tokyo. It's only few minutes walk from Nakano Fujimichou station or Honancho station on the convenient Marunouchi subway line.The house has a lovely garden at the front with parking and two toilets, one large bathroom and a new fully equipped kitchen .
We are both office workers but in the morning and night.like to talk and explain the best way to get around in Tokyo.
The nearest stations is 8 minutes walk from the house and in the same area there are Japanese ,Italian,Chinese ,Indian ,Korean BBQ restaurants and Drug store ,Postoffice and 24 hours supermarket with ATM.Every thing you need is walking distance from the house .
Is a residental area surrounded by many Japanese Temple ,very quite and beautiful in the center of this city.
You can use Marunouchi line to Shinjuku ,Marunouchi line is a easy and with many transfer to other lines like JR Ymanote/Oedo/Ginza/Hibiya/Fukuntoshi etc
You also can use buses to Shinjuku 10min. to Shibuya 20mins .
Also I can pick you up from the nearest stations or from the airport you use .
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm on each floor
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The nearest staions are 8 mins walk from the house and in the same location
there are Japanese ,Italian ,Chinese ,Indian restaurants ,Bar ,Druf stores ,Post office and 24 hours supermarket with ATM.Every thing you need is walking distance from the house .
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- 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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
Diet Type available on request
Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance.
Please smoke outside my house .
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Tl;dr at the bottom since it could be a long review.
I started by journey in Tokyo. Since this was the time I also started my Working Holiday I figured it would be really good to start doing this staying at a homestay family.
So why did I choose the family and what made it for me my best homestay experience I have ever had?
All the homestay families I visited during my short term stays in Japan felt a bit distanced. Previously I got placed into storeroom-like accomondations, never had the chance to talk to the family, etc. Not that I was bothered by it that much but that was the reason I wanted to try a new family instead of choosing one of the previous ones.
After arriving Yoko and Aki gave me a really warm welcome and we already started talking to each other. Yoko helped me to get my Sim card since I planned staying in Japan for a while and it would be necessary of course. After that I thought it would be again to be talkative too. Yoko is a very nice and friendly person and explains a lot of things if you ask her. Her english also is really good and easy to follow which is really important to know in my opinion if you don't know a single word in japanese but want to stay in a family to get used to japanese circumstances (which is the best thing you can do imho). But Aki clearly won this one. Since he's not that good in english and I'm a beginner in japanese language we were able to hold all our conversations in a mixture of both languages. Therefore Aki told me many things about Japan, japanese culture and many other things you should ask him yourself if you choose this to be your next homestay. Even with the language barrier we talked a long time to each other which I immensely appreciated! If I didn't know a word or something like this he never hesitated to explain around it to make this point clear.
Since it's also really important that you have easy access to vital city spots:
Their home is located very near to a 7/11 and a supermarket. It will be really easy to buy all the necessary things without having to take a long stroll. Furthermore you can find a ATM in the 7/11 to withdraw money from your credit card. Combinis are definitely not rare in Japan but sometimes I had to look out for an ATM so it is really assuring to have one nearby.
Additionally the train station to Shinjuku is within walking range. Since I was fine taking the bus (the fee is really cheap) I didn't need to walk at all since it is just at the opposite of the 7/11. At my previous homestay locations I had to take the train for a little while to get to the big locations which was sometimes really bothersome. Yoko's and Aki's home's location is really good. It's not that stressful like in the middle of Tokyo but you can travel to popular areas fast.
Ok, these are surely good points. But to be honest, why exactly staying there?
I have to admit that every person got his own preferences and aims why to choose a homestay. In my case I wanted to have a clean place where I could FEEL like I'm at home. My room was really cozy and I got my free time when I wanted to have. This is also one reason I liked it there, having private time.
Thank you not only for being kind and helpful, also thanks for helping me to get a smooth start into my year Working Holiday in Japan.
- convenient Shopping access
- 20 min by bus until Shinjuku
- clean and cozy rooms
Amazing. Yoko and Aki were such kind hosts and I loved their cats Yuki and Gin! Aki made delicious breakfast every morning. Yoko was so nice, always asking if I needed anything or help with directions. The bus stop is close by their house and takes you right into Shinjuku. Room was nice as well and very clean, bed was comfortable. I can't wait to go back and visit again!
Best experience throughout our stay in Japan. Walking distance to bus and metro, a lot of eateries nearby and Yoko really take hosting seriously, you will have a great time! I highly recommend staying with Yoko and meet her beautiful family!
it was pleasure staying with Yoko. She gave us many serious advices thanks to her we visited plenty areas which are not written in the guide book.I recommended her also for her delicious breakfast.She is really a perfect host alway caring for you what for it best for us to see or do.Her house is situated near a bus station and not far from the subway.
Yoko and Aki were great hosts I look forward to staying with them again in the future!
I had great trip in Nov. 2017.
Yoko and Aki are very kind and nice hosts -
I will choice Yoko and Aki's house again!
Thanks a lot Yoko and Aki!
Yoko and Aki are nice hosts - Yoko speaks very good English and she is willing to support you if needed, Aki prepares breakfast in a nice and different way everyday. All what you need about the host, you can find here. The house is a little bit difficult to find at the first time but then will be okay.
If you are new to the town, this is a convenience location to stay and go around. Convenience store and bus station are just right in front of the house, train station just 10 min by bus. Super convenience. Highly recommended to everyone.
Aki and Yoko are truly wonderful hosts. Great company, extremely helpful, generous with their time and very, very, kind. (Besides which they are both really good cooks.) If you are thinking of staying in Tokyo, I highly recommend staying with Aki and Yoko.
Thank you very much. You are a friendly and an excellent.
I recommend you to everyone.
L'accueil à notre arrivée très chaleureux de Yoko et Aki, petit déjeuner servi dans leur salle à manger avec un accueil toujours chaleureux sympathique et joyeux. L'énorme chat blanc Youki descendait tous les matins nous dire bonjour en miaulant. Tout était parfait.