About the Homestay
We are retiree, sometimes do computer work at home. Since he retired and our two sons got independent, we started the home-stay.
We almost stay at home for work, you are easy to communicate with us and get the best way to go around Tokyo.
We love eating, drinking and cooking. We do not have animal pets except some fishes in the pond.
We have accepted many students and tourists as home-stay from 2016. Especially,we have supported language learners. They came back to their home to be able to speak Japanese well. You will be able to have fun speaking with us and immerse yourself in Japanese local life.
You can use 2 Stations (Nerima and Nogata) and 6 lines. There are many bus terminals to neighborhood. You can move to the major station in 30 minutes.
Despite of its convenience, our town is not crowded and peaceful local area.
There are many different type of restaurants, Supermarket, 24 hours convenient store with ATM in the walking distance.
You can see many shrines and temples at here, and it is an interesting town where Edo culture(Otori Festival,Omikoshi Festival,etc) such as remains.
1 Cooking Japanese dish together for dinner (Free)
2 Home made dinner 700 yen
3 Wearing traditional Japanese KIMONO / YUKATA (Free)
4 Tokyo hot spring tour (Free) ※Only for the stay a week or more
Pay onsen fee ￥500～2000
If you have tatoo or want to wear swimsuit, ask in detail.
5 Pick up Service
・Narita/Haneda air port, Tokyo/Nippori station (with Fee)
・The most nearest station Nerima.(Free).
Our house is the old Japanese style and all room are tatami floor.
The futon (Japanese bedding) is made to be fit for the size, height is under 190cm or weight is under 100kg.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house has very good access to the city center.
★You can use 2 stations and 6 lines.
◎Nerima station(Seibu ikebukuro line,Seibu Tosima line,Yurakucyo line,Fukutoshin line,Oedo line)
Just 8 min on foot from home to station.
・ 8 min to Ikebukuro(池袋）by Seibu ikebukuro line.
・18 min to Shinjuku(新宿）by Oedo line.
・22 min to Shibuya(渋谷）by Fukutoshin line.
・35 min to Akihabara (秋葉原）by Seibu Ikebukuro Line +JR.
・27 min to Roppongi(六本木）by Oedo line.
・16 min to Nishiwaseda(西早稲田) by Fukutoshin line.
・26 min to Tokyo(東京）by Seibu ikebukuro line + subway
◎Nogata station(Seibu sinjyuku line)
Just 15 min on foot from home to station.
・11 min to Takatanobaba(高田馬場）by train.
★From HANEDA airport 30 km
by taxi : ¥9,600/car (5:00-22:00), ¥11,530/car (22:00-5:00) 50min
by trains : ¥670/person 60min ＜＝ I recommend it.
★From NARITA airport 80 km
by taxi : ¥27,050 (5:00-22:00), ¥32,570 (22:00-5:00) 90min
by train : ¥2,820/person (keisei-SkyLiner) 90min
by train : ¥1.380/person (Local train) 110min ＜＝ I recommend it
by bus +train : ¥1.380/person (1,000 + 380) 120min
★Nerima is a sacred place of animation and many cartoonists (Tezuka Osamu, Matsumoto Reiji, Fujiko Fujio, Ishinomori Shotaro etc) grew up here. Doraemon's story is the setting of Nerima. About 40% of Japanese cartoonists live along the Seibu Line.
★Japan is a country with many earthquakes. If you plan to stay for a long time,we recommend that you choose a solid Nerima in the ground. (Please refer to Tokyo's hazard map published by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office. Refer to photos or website.）
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- 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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Half Board
1 We lend a house key, so that you can go and come at any time. But quiet hours after 10 pm.
2 Check in time after15:00、Check out time before10:00
Smoking is not allowed.
I stayed with Rieko and Kunio for 5 weeks in February and March and had an amazing time!! Rieko and Kunio are extremely helpful when it comes to settling in to Tokyo. They are also very helpful when it comes to helping with Japanese language!! I am very excited to see Rieko and Kunio again soon in Japan! PS: sorry for drinking so much
I learned more about Japanese way of living. Most outstandingly how they keep their home organized, everything in place. REIKO AND KUNIO were always available if we have questions or needed help. We had a very good dinner time together at a shabu shabu restaurant and taught us how it is properly done and eaten the Japanese way. The only regret was we did not have enough time to do with them some special events they offered to do with us. I hope we can do it in the future.
I arrived in November at Rieko and Kunios house and stayed there for three months.
They feel like my family now and helped me a lot with my projects.
I enjoyed my stay because of their kindness, active life and how funny both can be.
I am looking forward to see them again in my hometown and in Nerima.
We had a very pleasant stay thanks to Rieko and Kunio who are really nice persons. Every morning we had breakfast with them and we have appreciated talking with them. They gave us advice about visiting Tokyo and helped us several times when we needed.
We cooked with them one evening, that was a very good dinner. We also wore kimonos and made photos.
We loved their traditional house and sleeping on futon.
If we go to Japan another time, we would like to see them again.
We highly recommend staying at Rieko and Kunio's house.
Reiko and Kunio are so welcoming and very accommodating. They do everything they can to help you enjoy your time in Tokyo and they always had suggestions for me when I had a question. If I ever make it back to Tokyo I'd definitely love to stay with them again!
I had a very good stay at Rieko and Kunio's home. They were wery kind and welcoming. Lovely persons. I felt at home. It was the best choice to make to stay with them. They made delicious breakfast everyday and we enjoyed a takoyaki party one evening and a delicious dinner for my last night. I enjoyed talking and watching TV with them and the other guests. Thank you si much, and I hope to see you again some day.
Rieko and Kunio made our stay memorable. We felt warmly welcome in Japan. The room was clean, spacious and comfy, the meals were delicious, but the best thing was the time spending chatting together. They helped us with any question and were so fun talking with. When we left, we felt like we had a real home in Tokyo. Thank you so much!
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Had an absolutely wonderful time with Rieko San and Kunio San, my only regret was not staying for a longer time!
As someone who is learning Japanese it was great to have conversations in Japanese daily and find out all sorts of stuff about Japan from a local perspective. They're really friendly and great people to spend time with. Their English is also very good in case communication concerns you.
Would recommend spending a couple of weeks with them at least so you'll have time to cook meals together and go to the onsen. Can't wait to spend time with them again :)
Our Homestay experience was Great!
Our room had a traditional design, looked great and was clean just like the rest of the house. Rieko and Kunio were super friendly, they speak English very well and it was a lot of fun to talk to them. The breakfast was always very tasty and the Dinner was delicious as well! On the last day, they took us to an Onsen in Nermina which was a great experience. Overall the Homestay was awesome, we had a great time with Rieko and Kunio and can recommend them to everybody wanting to stay in the Area. We hope to meet them again sometime.
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