Your 2nd home in Tokyo ,Shinjuku

Homestay in Minamidai - Nakanoku, Japan

About the Homestay

Urban Cosy

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 .

Pets

Cat

House Facilities
  • Bikes for use
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm on each floor
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Bedrooms available for booking

   

room with semi-double bed
¥4,800
Single Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

a semi-double room for 1 or 2 persons,it is on the 1st floor with TV,Refrig,desk,wifi

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
¥4,800
¥7,700
Weekly Price
¥31,500
¥52,500
Single bed room (Female only)
¥4,500
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
¥4,500
a double room
¥5,500
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

A big Japanese style room with plenty of store space and private TV ,refrig etc. Maximum 3 Japanese futons are available.The price is for 2 persons maximum, for the third person should be charged extra JPY3500 per night .

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
¥5,500
¥8,600
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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
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Bowling
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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
  • Vegetarian

House Rules

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.

116 Reviews

  • 5 hearts
    June 2018

    I really loved staying one and a half week at Yoko's and Aki's appartment. They were such nice people. Yoko was very attentionate and gave a lot of tips for travelling in Tokyo and Aki was very funny. We had a good time. Their breakfast was always delicious and the cats would also join :)
    I also could practice a bit of my japanese :) Their place is 2 minutes walk from the bus stop and 5-7 minutes walk from the Honancho Station (Marunochi Line). I even had the chance to come back for one night before flying back to Germany! Mata kondo aimashio! Arigatoo gozaimashita!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Yoko in ,

    Marion San,
    Thank you so much for choosing staying with us.
    All though it was such a short stay, you Japanese improved a lot.LOL
    You are very smart and always do things with effiency!
    Hope next time will stay longer with us,let us go to Karaoke together!
    いいレビューを書いてくれてありがとうございました。
    是非、また今度お会いしましょう!
    ヨコ& アキ

  • 5 hearts
    June 2018

    Yoko and Aki are wonderful hosts, we felt very welcome from the moment of our arrival. We were very tired after a 20 hour journey. Yoko invited us to have noodles, miso soup and fruit which was a lovely gesture and much needed after so much airline food.
    I can wholeheartedly recommend Yoko and Aki's Homestay, we didn't want to leave! My daughter and I had a spacious bedroom each which is such a luxury in Japan, If we had stayed in a hotel in Tokyo we would have spent a lot even on a shared room.
    Breakfast was my favourite time of day as Aki served us a range of items including tasty yoghurts, great coffee, juice, iced tea, sweet buns filled with crème patisserie, egg and toast and luscious fruit; kiwi, melon, grapefruit. It was also nice to spent time with the cats Gin and Yuki and chat with Aki about everything from food, sport and his hometown. Aki also gave us some great tips on how to spend our last day; we visited Ueno Zoo, saw the new baby panda and visited Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, a great day out.
    On our last day we had breakfast and a fascinating chat with Yoko. She gave us advice on how to get the most from our last morning in Japan before taking us directly to our taxi and speaking to the taxi driver on our behalf.
    I hope we visit Japan again one day and we would definitely stay with Yoko and Aki. I would be happy for my daughter (15) to stay with them if she decides to travel to Japan with her friends in the near future. I would know she would be safe and looked after. Thank you Yoko and Aki x

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Yoko in ,

    Dear Katherine,
    Thank you so much for staying with us.
    Thank you so much for your review.
    I did want to communicate more with you, but I was always so busy .
    We do welcome Eliza come back at any time if she want to.
    I can go to airport to pick them up and take good care of them.
    Katherine, please think about the topic that we talked on the last day’s breakfast.
    Hope we can meet again in near future.
    All the best
    Yoko & Aki

  • 5 hearts
    June 2018

    For three months that I have lived in this place, I have nothing but wonderful memories with Yoko and Aki and their lovely cats, Yuki and Gin. I highly recommend this place; great location, nice neighborhood and most of all, wonderful hosts.
    Big hugs to Yoko and Aki. Yoko san, we should practice new songs on our next karaoke session...

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Yoko in ,

    Dear Win San,
    For the three you stayed with us, we could not stop laughing from the beginning to the last. You do have sense of humor, your Japanese is perfect and most of all , a fabulous singer !
    Aki and me are looking forward to singing with you in near future .
    Please don’t forget the dream we talked.
    Take care and stay in touch.
    Yoko & Aki

  • 5 hearts
    June 2018

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  • 5 hearts
    April 2018

    Staying at Yoko's was amazing! They are caring, friendly and loving hosts. The location of the house is perfect to travel around Tokyo. The home is clean, nice and the room is confortable and has everything you may need. I recommend it without any doubt.

  • 5 hearts
    April 2018

    Un accueil très chaleureux, de l’aide au quotidien sur les moyens de transports et autres visites. Des explications sur le mode de vie et la façon d’etre des japonais. Un très bel échange sur nos cultures !
    Yoko parle un très bon anglais et Aki par Son sourire et ses rires apporte une fraîcheur. Les stars de cette maison restent leurs chats Yuki et Gin !
    J ai passé un excellent séjour et y reviendrai avec grand bonheur !

  • 5 hearts
    March 2018

    My son and I spent a week with Yoko and Arki, in February. They were absolutely amazing hosts, very friendly and caring . Our room was comfortable and private and our meals were delicious. They showed us how to get around and gave us advice on places we should visit. The location is fantastic, and very easy to get to Shinjuku Station. Lovely lovely people and would stay with them again next time we are in Tokyo.

  • 5 hearts
    February 2018

    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.

    Tl;dr:
    - Friendly/helpful/talkative
    - convenient Shopping access
    - 20 min by bus until Shinjuku
    - clean and cozy rooms

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Yoko in ,

    Tim San,
    Thank you so much for giving 5 stars review to Yoko house.
    It was our great pleasure to have chance to host you.
    You are such a nice ,knowledgeable and full of energy young guy.
    We really had a good time staying together.
    Yoko house will continue doing our bests to host all the guests like our family members.
    The root of the world is your country and the root of your country is your family.
    So a happy family brings prosperity.
    We really hope that “Your 2nd home in Tokyo” is veritable!!
    At last “love us, love our cats” LOL!!
    You are very welcomed again and again!

    Yoko & Aki & Gin & Yuki(our lovely cats)

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  • 5 hearts
    February 2018

    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!

  • 5 hearts
    January 2018

    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!

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