About the Homestay
U.S. & Chinese couple living long-term in Japan.
I have been hosting visitors in the Osaka & Kyoto area for over 20yrs (Couchsurfing, Airbnb, and Homestay) and I use the services often when I travel.
My wife & I know everything you need to know! We're very happy to share our lovely conveniently located apartment with you. Our place is bright, clean & new with a large veranda, just a 5min walk from a main station.
We have a bar right downtown in Namba & also run Unbeaten Japan, a travel agency focused on camping (warm weather) and hot springs (anytime!). Let us take you swimming, hiking, relaxing in nature.
Japanese, English & Chinese are OK.
At our apartment you can sleep on futons on tatami, Japanese style.
The room is decorated for you & has a very traditional feeling.
Check us out!
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our apartment is conveniently located just a short walk from a main subway station (Daikokucho). Supermarkets & convenience stores nearby. Super safe (that's Japan!) any time, any day. There're other train lines within walking distance, including the Loop Line (Imamiya station).
Local Area Facilities
- 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
• Smoking outside only on the veranda (we prefer no smoking, however)
• Don't be afraid to ask us anything!
I've spent over half my life in Japan, especially Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe & Nara as well as the areas around, from up north at the Japan Sea, to down south at the Pacific, and from the west at the hot springs of Okayama, over to the east at the mountains of Nagano.
Smoking is not allowed.
Lawrence and his wife Lou were excellent hosts. I was very happy to be able to stay in a traditional japanese tatami room. The location is very practical due to it's closeness to Namba and many sightseeing spots. I can only very strongly recommend staying here.
Very helpful and sociable! Even invited us for cool trips!
Appartement bien placé, propre et confortable.
Lawrence vous accueille gentillement et donne un avis sur tout, mais pas toujours de façon constructive.
Lawrence is awesome beyond words. He is cool, knowledgeable, polite, and open-minded. His place was close to transit and he was extremely accommodating of our needs. I suggest you plan your trip well in advance and ask Lawrence for tips. He knows Japan like the back of his hands. Thank you for welcoming us into your home! Hope to see you again.
très bon moment, logement grand, belle chambre avec des futons confortables.
parking a 50m et métro à 150m.
très bien situé.
lawrence est très prévenant, il vous conseillera des coins pour sortir, etc.
Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour chez Lawrence ! L'accueil, le lieu, les hôtes, tout était parfait ! Lawrence et son épouse sont adorables et plein de bons conseils, toujours présents pour aider ! Je recommande vivement ! J'y retournerai sans hésiter !
Lawrence and Liu were fantastic hosts! Very outgoing, went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had what we needed. Very central location, and on top of it all they offer excursions to onsens and camping trips so you can experience japan like you’d never have thought. We did an onsen trip, was fantastic. Would stay again in a heartbeat!
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 199 $£€ 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.