About the Homestay
Konnichiwa! Welcome to Japan! Planning to visit or study Japanese language in Tokyo? We are looking forward to have 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 wholesale supermarket, 2 convenience stores which open 24 hours, discounted store where you can buy drinks, toiletries, instant food, second-hand book store, clothing store and bento shop in just a matter of walk for 1 to 3 minutes away. 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 a university student and very active girl. Besides Japanese, we speak fluent English and I speak Indonesian. We travel overseas every year and enjoy meeting people. You are more than welcomed to join our weekends activities.
*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, 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.
*There is extra charge of 3000 yen per month for AC/heater for months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug, Sep, Dec
We have upright piano in the living room. You are free to practice it, just let us know beforehand.
I am not good at cooking. I cook simple and easy dinners. I cook Japanese, Asian, Chinese and Western food and you are welcome to join our dinner anytime at No Extra Fee. Helping hands is greatly appreciated. You can use microwave and toaster but no kitchen to avoid unnecessary accident. For breakfast, we usually have cereal and fruit/yoghurt.
Pick-up at Haneda airport by car.
1person 13,000yen (one-way), 22,000yen(Round trip)
Pick-up at Narita airport by car.
1person 22,000yen (one-way), 37,000yen (Round trip)
Let us know in advance.
Hope to see you soon!
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
From our home you can you can walk for less than 17 minutes to Hikarigaoka station. This subway (Toei Oedo line) also will bring you anywhere to the central of Tokyo. Or you can go to Nerima station which will bring you anywhere in Tokyo as well. 24 Mins to Shinjuku/ 31 mins to Shibuya.
Stores and supermarket is just 2-3 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.
2. Exchange money is rather complicated in Tokyo, whereas you need to go to
certain places by train. 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. Please put it in a sanitary
bag and dispose it in the proper place. Or just ask us how to throw away it.
6. There are a lot of rules how to put out 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 brush your teeth
with the water running.
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. Do not damage the facilities, ALWAYS listen to music or watch a movie with
earphones or headsets.
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. You can join us for a decent dinner for FREE. Helping hands is always appreciated.
19. When you catch cough or fever, we require you to put on a mask which is a common etiquette in Japan.
Method of Payment
We request you to pay 30% of the total amount after the booking is made by bank transfer and pay the rest 70% in cash within 2 days after your arrival.
We'll charge 50% of the total amount if the cancellation is made in less than a month prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
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.