About the Homestay
Konnichiwa! Welcome to Japan! Planning to visit or study Japanese language in Tokyo? We are looking forward to having you with us. You might be nervous as well as excited about living in Tokyo. Hope the below descriptions will give you some ideas about our place and family. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. We are always happy to answer all your questions
From our house you can reach a wholesale supermarket, 2 convenience stores which open 24 hours, discounted store where you can buy drinks, toiletries, instant food, etc. There is a second-hand book store, a clothing store and bento shop in just a matter of 1-3 minutes walking. Shabu-shabu restaurant, yakiniku restaurant, gyudon restaurant, western food restaurant are within 10-12 minutes away on foot. You can get almost everything you need. And yet, our place is quiet and in a tidy residential area.
There are 2 stations you can use. Both are very convenient. They bring you straight to Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi, Yokohama or all major stations.
In just 15 minutes walk, you can reach stations, shopping mall or park. Inside the park there are many public facilities, like library, public pool, bird sanctuary, etc. You can rent a bicycle and cycle around a huge park, too.
We have 3 children, at the moment we have our daughter staying with us. She is an office worker now and a very active girl. Besides Japanese, we speak fluent English and I speak Indonesian. We travel overseas every year and enjoy meeting people.
*We are happy to help you with your Japanese study for free whenever we can.
We have 1 single room, about 10.5m2, on the 2nd floor with a ceiling window and a big window. The room is so bright and warm. It has 1 big desk with chair, study lamp, stereo, computer, some spaces in the cupboard for your belongings, AC, side table and coat hanger. I am sure you can study or work comfortably in this room. The wallpaper has been changed 2 years ago.
We have another room located on the 1st floor about 10.5m2 with big windows. It is bright and nice and facing outside but not noisy. At night, you need to close the shutter, so it's completely safe. It has desk with desk lamp, drawer for clothes, a bookshelf, private TV, AC, coat hanger and heater.
We'll provide a new bed sheet, futon cover and pillow case and in-house sandals for those who stay for more than 2 months.
We have upright piano in the living room. You are free to practice it, just let us know beforehand.
You can use microwave and toaster. For breakfast, we usually have cereal/fruit/yoghurt. You are welcome join us for simple dinner for free, too.
Pick-up at Haneda airport by car.
1person 13,000yen (one-way), 23,000yen(Round trip)
Pick-up at Narita airport by car.
1person 22,000yen (one-way), 40,000yen (Round trip)
Let us know in advance.
Hope to see you soon!
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
From our home you can you can walk for 15 minutes to Hikarigaoka station. This subway (Toei Oedo line) will bring you anywhere to the central of Tokyo. Or you can go to Nerima station by bus which will bring you anywhere in Tokyo as well. 18 Mins to Shinjuku/ 28 mins to Shibuya. The bus stop is just 4 mins away from our place.
Stores and supermarket is just 1-3 minutes away on foot and all kind of restaurants are about 12 minutes away on foot from home.
There are a huge park at Hikarigaoka station, where you can find a huge shopping center, supermarkets, public library and public sport facilities.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- 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
1. Electricity goods is good for 110 volt only. You can use our hair dryer/iron.
2. Exchanging money is rather complicated in Tokyo. You need to go to certain places by train or at the airport. It's better to do it before you arrive.
3. Start a day with greetings will be nice.
4. In Japan, toilet paper dissolves in water. Please flush it after use. Maintain
the cleanliness after using.
5. You cannot flush a sanitary napkin in a toilet bowl. Just ask us how to throw
6. There are a lot of rules regarding how to dispose garbage in Japan. Please
follow your host family's instructions. Do not keep garbage in your room.
Have your meal in the dining room.
7. Please turn off electricity when they are not in use. NEVER leave water
running while brushing teeth.
8. Please be sure to clean up toilet, wash basin, bath, dining, kitchen, and living
room after use.
9. While staying in your host family, you will experience and may not
understand Japanese rules. It's fine, we'll inform you so you can fit quicker
in the Japanese society.
10. Japanese people welcome foreigners. You are your country ambassador
that's why always behave well and greet neighbors.
11. ALWAYS listen to music or watch a movie with earphones or headsets.
Keep your voice low while talking with friend after 22:00 to respect
12. We'll teach you how to use our washing machine, dryer and washing
powder with extra payment each time. We do not be responsible for any
damage after using.
13. Never enter other bedrooms without the consent of the owner.
14. For the safety reason, curfew (latest 11 pm) and reasonable rules will be
15. You may enjoy some drink in your room but NEVER get DRUNK inside the
house or come back home in drunk condition.
16. We are very reasonable people, just inform us anything in advance.
17. If you need us to send you to the nearest station, it'll cost 200 yen a time.
18. When you catch cough or fever, we require you to put on a mask which is a
common etiquette in Japan.
19. ONLY shower to reduce water shortage.
20. Don't bring friend to the room.
21. Keep the room open when you are out for safety reason. Ie: forget to close the window, turning off electricity goods, etc.
【When check out】
You need to clean the room and remove any dirts. If you damaged/break or make a permanent stain, you need to compensate.
There were few times increments in electricity, water, gas, etc in 2023, therefore there is an extra charge of 5,000 yen per month for AC/heater for months of Jul to Sep and Dec to Mar or just pay JPY 500/day.
Method of Payment
We request you to pay 30% of the total amount after the booking is confirmed by bank transfer and pay the rest 70% in cash within 2 days after your arrival.
*Please ensure that you cover for all the bank fees so that we receive the full amount stated in the booking price.
We'll charge 50% of deposit if the cancellation is made in less than a month prior to arrival.
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is not allowed.
Very nice family. The food is also delicious. Very kind and lovely. If you like a warm family feeling you should stay with them. I had a nice time. Thank you very much.^-^
Emi and her family have been wonderful hosts ! I stayed with them for 9 months and from beginning to end they have been incredibly kind and ready to offer a helping hand. Emi’s cooking is delicious and I was always welcomed to join dinner.
I really felt at home ! Would highly recommend this homestay !
Emi was a great host, I loved staying with her and her family. They helped me a lot and welcomed me into their home, not as a guest, but as a part of the family. I am very thankful and will miss them a lot!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
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.