About the Homestay
Hi there! We are two young professionals sharing this beautiful house near Tokyo SkyTree.
We started hosting from 2015 in Osaka and had an unforgettable memories with guests. Now we moved to Tokyo and look forward to meeting new people!
Both of us speak English, Chinese and Japanese. Please feel free to contact us anytime :-)
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Sumida is north part of Tokyo city. There are many iconic places such as Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa and Ryogoku(Where the Sumo stadium is). It is also convenient with Airport express and multiple train lines.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Both inside and outside of our house are strictly non smoking.Non smokers are welcome!
No loud noise after 11pm.
Smoking is not allowed.
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I stayed with Chihiro and Yuri for about three weeks. They are both kind and easy to talk with. My arrival was made easy as I was met at the station and taken to the house.
I was invited out to do things during my stay with them which added fun experiences and memories to my time in Japan which I wouldn't have had otherwise. Even though they were busy with work they still gave up some of their free time to chat with me which I appreciated. I'm happy they let me stay in their home for the final three weeks of my trip to Japan.
The house is very modern and clean. They have a very nice kitchen which I was permitted to use freely. The bed was amazingly comfortable and the room also has a good sized desk.
The location is an outstanding aspect of this homestay. It's a short walk to the Skytree which has marvellous food stores and all other kinds. I still wasn't bored of going there by my final day.
The station is also close-by and it was always a relatively short journey to the places I wanted to visit in Tokyo. There was also no need to transfer when going to Haneda airport.
There is a 'pay per visit' gym which is about a 20-30 minute walk from the house.
Wunderbarer Aufenthalt im Schatten des Skytree. Chihiro und Yuri haben sind hervorragende Gastgeber und wir hatten eine Menge Spaß zusammen. Empfehle ich sehr gerne weiter!
Yuri and Chihiro were both lovely and really made me feel part of the home. They speak excellent English, and were very clear up front about the (few, simple) rules of the homestay, e.g. Not smoking, and being quiet after a certain time of night. I had the freedom to come and go, doing what I wanted with my trip, but also the comfort of casually chatting with Yuri and Chihiro when we were all around, which was perfect for me!
There are plenty of food places nearby in the direction of either station which are about 10 minutes walk away. The home is exactly as shown in the images - modern, clean and reasonably spacious by Tokyo standards. Usually I always try to go to new places even if I travel back to the same city, but in a 6 week trip travelling Japan, this was my favourite place I stayed and I'd definitely go back there.
I've been to Japan several times, but staying at Chihiro and Yuri's place was by far the most pleasant experience I've ever had so far.
The logistics are superb, you have everything you might possibly need nearby, and you can reach most of the popular tourist spots of Tokyo just within an hour by train. The place is easy to find coming from Narita airport, but Chihiro and Yuri even offered to pick me up at the train station.
Chihiro and Yuri are not only funny and cheerful hosts, they are also very attentive, paying attention to you even though they are busy with their lives. They are also great cooks, so if you ever get the chance to eat together with them, definitely do it!
The whole place was tidy and clean, and I never had any other problem related to the host family during a month. The guest room and the bed are rather large compared to Japanese sizes, so that's also a plus. As you can see on the images, the place is decorated in a fashionable manner, and some of the decorations are actually handmade by the hosts.
You won't get the traditional homestay experience with a big family and kids, but you get to see how young people live in Japan. If you are interested in that, or if you are just looking for a place in a good location, I can recommend Chihiro and Yuri's place.
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.