About the Homestay

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Hello Hello

Are you looking for a place near Shinjuku? Then look no further!!

*** SEVEN reasons why my place is the best choice ***

[1] Shinjuku is only 2 stops away on the Yamanote Line or 5 stops away by bus. The bus stop is just a 3-minute walk from my home. Shinjuku Station is the center of Tokyo, where you can enjoy shopping and nightlife.

[2] Ikebukuro is only 2 stops away on the Yamanote Line.

[3] Takadanobaba Station on the JR Yamanote Line is just a 15-minute walk . This station has many cultural facilities such as Waseda University.

[4] Ochiai/落合 Station is a convenient location : just 8-minute walk from my home. Ochiai Station also has easy access to popular spots like the Imperial Palace , GInza , and Tokyo Tower.

[5] Shin-Okubo Station, one stations away from Takadanobaba, is known as Koreatown, where you can enjoy Korean food and cosmetics.

[6] A bus that goes directly to Ueno and Shinbashi is just a 3-minute walk from my home

[7] Higashi Nakano/ 東中野 station : 15-minute walk for SOBU-line

[8] Nakai/中井 station 13-minute walk for ROPPONGI station directly via “Oedo line” (personally, I can't recommend for using Oedo-line)

■ About me
I am a Korean who has lived in Tokyo for more than 20 years. I work for an International company. My goal is to support you in having a safe and happy stay. I go to office twice a week. I usually stay at home on the other days.

* Japanese YEN CASH ONLY

The reason my score isn't full of five hearts
Due to the COVID-19 emergency situation in Tokyo, guests were able to receive refunds for cancellations initiated by the host. However, this resulted in my cancellation score decreasing

House Facilities
  • Bikes for use
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 5 nights

Maximum stay is for 180 nights

Check-in date must be before 19 Dec 2024

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

Private guest room
From ¥4,000 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Semi-double bad. Private cozy room. Southern window. ① Preferred one person more than two people. ➁ Two people should stay less 7 days.  ➂ Preferred single female guest. ④ please discuss via the message.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
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About the Area

*** 2 stations down to Shinjuku, 2 stations up to Ikebukuro ***

This area is famous as student-s-street in Tokyo. Known as ‘Takadanobaba’ . busy station for young people. 15 minutes on foot from Tadadanobaba JR Yamanote LINE

*** Please look over ALL PICTURES I uploaded ***

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


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

House Rules

* CHECK-IN : 16:00 - 21:00.
* CHECK-OUT : before 11:00
* Stay quiet after 22:00
* No laundry after 21:00
* Light-meal : You can drink/eat milk, cereals, eggs, breads and instant noodles that I prepare in advance.

*** No alcohol at home & Keep quite in the room

Smoking Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is not allowed.

18 Reviews

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    April 2024

    Jihye was a lovely host, and made me feel at home in Japan. It was my first time travelling by myself, and it was wonderful to have someone as friendly as Jihye to help me. Her place was very cosy. I would highly recommend staying with Jihye!

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    February 2024

    Jihye was so helpful during my stay, and I loved getting to know her!! I definitely have a new friend in Tokyo^^
    Jihye has some amazing recommendations for the best places to eat. I'm staying in Japan for a bit longer after my stay and I'll definitely be meeting Jihye again! I really recommend this homestay if you want a host who is really fun to be around:) Thank you, Jihye!! <3

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    United Kingdom
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    October 2023

    I had a great experience staying in Jihye’s house.
    The room is spacious and perfect for solo travellers. It is situated in a quiet area with couple of bus stop are literally 5min away! I’d totally recommend this place! *****

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2023

    Jihye was very kind and helpful.
    I stayed a bit less than 3 weeks, she gave advice on places to visit and made me discover some really tasty food.
    The room is really nice and practical. I recommend you stay at her home if you get the opportunity.

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    Lovely host! And has everything you need for your stay!
    I had a really fun time staying at Jihye’s place and enjoyed every chat and story we got to talk about! I would highly recommend staying with Jihye!
    Thank you, and wish you the best until next time!^^

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2023

    I really enjoyed my stay at Jihye's place.
    Normally, it takes me some time to open up to a person I don't know, but with Jihye, I felt comfortable right from the very beginning.
    I felt she went out of her way to make me feel welcome and make my stay at her place as comfortable as possible.
    I also very much enjoyed our dinners together and talks we had for hours. 
    I think this was a good balance of doing things on your own and spending time with your host(s) .
    This was by far the most comfortable place I've stayed while travelling to Japan. - Up until now I stayed - including Jihye's place - at seven different places.
    If I come back to Tokyo, I'll definitely be staying at Jihye's place again.
    Thank you so much, Jihye.

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2023

    Jihye is so kind and accommodating. I stayed with her for an entire month and she was not only a gracious host but a good friend. I'm so grateful for her care for me, and for her efforts to make sure my time in Japan was great. I hope to visit her again next time I go to Tokyo <3

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    May 2023

    Jihye-san is an absolutely perfect host. She provided a high quality, immaculately clean homestay. Her apartment is in the heart of the city close to places I wanted to see in Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Harajuku. She truly thought of everything I needed to enjoy my stay in Tokyo. I enjoyed my time learning from her about Japanese and Korean culture and food. She is one of the most lovely people I have ever met. Thank you so much Jihye for welcoming me to Japan and making my first homestay experience the best! I wish you abundant success.

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    April 2023

    This was my first experience with Homestay and it couldn't have been any better. Jihye went over and beyond to make my experience in Tokyo wonderful from meeting me at the train station and escorting me back to the unit on the bus through to joining me for dinner twice. She was always bringing new foods home for me to try which was very welcome. The home itself was very quiet and immaculately clean and the shower and toilet worked well. The unit has a lift which was useful and is in a lovely location alongside a river with trees. I learnt much about Japan from our many conversations and I really enjoyed Jihye's cheerful morning and evening greetings! I hope to return one day. Thank you Jihye!

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    April 2023

    I had a very good week with Jihye!
    She is very friendly and helpful. We had great conversations together, I learned a lot about the life in Japan thanks to her. She even took the time to make me and some other people walk around her area. Moreover, the room feels really comfortable, and the location is convenient, as it is close to public transportation. I definitely recommend staying with her !

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