About the Homestay
Welcome to my home in Sakai, Japan! I accept both short and long term guests.
My name is Yoko . I am a teacher of music and study. I work at my home only several hours in the afternoon and evening.
Sakai is between Kansai airport and Osaka. It is within 30 min. to Nanba . it is famous for the world's largest grave where the "Nintoku Emperor" is buried. It is also famous for Sennorikyu (Founder of the Tea Ceremony), Shimano bicycles and Kitchen knife.
At my home you can also experience calligraphy, kimono, tea ceremony and other exciting Japanese cultural activities(for example 'Zazen' at near temple each sunday morning.).I love travel and planning travel.So I would like to help you your travel is more exciting and interesting.Please ask me anything.
You can also learn about the Japanese language and culture every day!
If you do a long term stay (for example >1months) I can lend a room . It is very difficult for forigners to rent a room in Japan if you cannot understand Japanese.Please feel free to contact me.
Please contact me if you have any further questions. I am happy to help.
Let's enjoy Japanese life together.
About corona virus.
The world has become easier to move and connect.
So the whole world is now suffering from coronavirus.The information coming from guests (friends) of various countries is the same everywhere. We are forced to have inconvenient lives such as fear of infection, unable to buy many things like masks,toilet papers ,thermometer and so on.Restrictions on going out, travel abroad,etc also put stress on people.But the earth is only one.we can't live any other planet yet.That's why, though inconvenient, let each person take action not to make others infected and not infected themselves. And let's return to a free world quickly.
From now on, guests who come Jona's house may not be able to have the same experience and entertainment as before.But by meeting, we can connect to each other.Even in inconvenient life, if you observe what you should keep properly and do sightseeing, I will not refuse from me.After confirming the current situation, please come carefully at your own risk.
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Within 1h from Kansai airport and Shinosaka .
within 20min to namba by Nankai line.(From Airport:If you change from Nankai train to Hankai trum, you can get my house on 30sec by foot from Higashiminato station.The transfer is easy.)
13min on foot from the nearest Nankai station'Minato'
40min Tennouji and Tsutenkaku by Hankai tram.
30sec on foot from the nearest tram station 'Higashiminato.
A supermarket within 1min on foot .
There are many japanese public bath and many restaurants(conveyor belt sushi, Takoyaki, Ramen, Chainese , BBQ)
You can use a bicycle free. So You can go to many places easily.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- 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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
Please take off your shoes when entering.
Please keep quiet and don't make noise when staying in my house.
Please turn off the electricity when not needed.
Please don't forget to turn off the cooking heater.
Please keep your room and common space cleen, wash your cooking utencils and dishes.
If you are staying for a long time(more1month) in summer and winter you may be charged a little electric bill.Please shere daily necessities such as laundry detergent and shampoo,conditionor , body soap and so on.
Since medical expenses in Japan are expensive,I recommend that you have overseas travel insurance.
Cancellation Policy:I ask our guests to give us at least 7 days notice for any cancellation.Any cancellation later than this will not be refunded.
If the guest cancels the long-term stay before the start date, the first month's worth will be paid to the host in full and will not be refunded to the guest.
In case of cancellation in the middle of stay, guests must surely agree to change the date of withdrawal from the host with online reservation change tool. Regardless of the date of departure after the change, guests are required to pay the host for 30 nights after cancellation (if the original reservation is less than 30 nights remaining, until the last day of the original reservation).
Smoking is not allowed.
This is the second time that we have stayed with Yoko and as always we were greeted with a warm and friendly smile and were made to feel at home as soon as we walked in through the front door.
Yoko made breakfast for us everyday which was delicious, she also helped us plan some days out when we were undecided and didn't know what to do and gave us some ideas of where to go.
On the second to last full day that we spent in Japan, we went with Yoko to a restaurant with some friends. We went to a vegetarian restaurant as we are vegetarians. Yoko was really helpful with making a booking reservation for the restaurant and helping us to find the right place. The food was really nice.
We would definitely recommend staying with Yoko to anyone that wants to make a really great friend. We have made a lifelong friend with Yoko and when we come back to Japan, we will definitely be staying with Yoko again.
Thank you Yoko.
Just like the first time I stayed with Yoko, a really comfortable place, attentive and polite host.
The location is a bit far from Osaka center, but still accessible within 1 hour.
Also, the food is excellent! the best home-made food!
Yoko is a wonderful person. He made breakfast and dinner for me many times and she did the laundry so I had a lot of time to explore Osaka and Nara thanks to her, also her food tastes delicious. She helps a lot giving advice for your trips. I will always recommend her as host, she is so kind and talk with her is also very enjoyable. I wish we can meet again in the future. Thanks for everything.
I stayed at Yoko‘s house for 4 days and it has been a wonderful time. Yoko has been an amazing host, giving advices for my trip, providing a tea ceremony and calligraphy workshop and making breakfast every morning. In the evening we enjoyed having dinner together. She speaks good english, too.
The house is very clean and cozy, it really felt like home for these few days.
I totally recommend to stay at Yoko‘s house and would love to come back the next time I come to Ōsaka :)
We stayed for about a week at Yoko's place. Communication before arriving was fast and very accurate, she also picked us up from the station near her house. Her house was very clean and was equipped with everything we needed and laundry will also kindly be taken care of. When we told her about our plans for the day, she gave us extra information about the place and how to get there, she is very knowledgeable! At our last night, we had a nice meal together and she taught us calligraphy.
Yoko is a very wonderful, funny and helpful person and host! We will gladly stay again at her place. Thank you very much.
Yoko fue una excelente anfitriona!! Se contacto conmigo desde el primer momento y me trato como si fuera parte de su familia. Y hasta me preparo el desayuno !!! Todo excelente !! Se los recomiendo !!!
Yoko has been an amazing host, she is very welcoming and careful about our well-being. She taught use Calligraphy and tea ceremony. We had the opportunity to go cycling with her to various museums and shops. It was a short but amazing stay. Overall, I highly recommend this pleasant house.
Hello, I am the July Czech guest!
My stay was great, Yoko-san gave me reccomendations on where to go and when she had no work, she went with me. "The spiritual journey" in Japan I absolved alone and Yoko helped me with planning the way to get there.
She also cleaned the room and washed my laundry which I am very grateful for.
Also some types for guests-to-be:
You can borrow a bike. Do it. It's fun.
If you have a question or need/want something, don't be shy and just ask her! I am sure she will help you even with the question "How should I take a shower in Japan".
Truly thank you for the July 2019, the best month of my life.
This was our first time in Japan and the first time staying with Yoko.
When we met Yoko we were greeted with a friendly and helpful welcome and we felt like we were being welcomed home.
Yoko's house is in a very convenient place that is very easy to get to the main train stations in Osaka. Yoko was very helpful with planning some of our day trips, we went with Yoko to visit Osaka Castle. Yoko also helped us make a booking online as we wanted to go to the cinema to watch Detective Pikachu and we needed some help booking.
We would definitely recommend Yoko to anyone that wants somewhere to stay in Japan where they can call home.
When we come back to Japan, we will definitely stay with Yoko again.
Thank you Yoko very much for a wonderful and memorable stay.
Our stay at Yoko's house was great! She allowed us to have an unforgettable trip in Japan, too. She helped us whenever she could and answered every question we had. Our bike tour through Osaka was so fun and beautiful! Thank you so much for this wonderful time! Hope to see you again :)
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