About the Homestay

Urban Modern
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Where we live is located in center of Tokyo(Shinjuku-ku). The closest station is called Ochiai-Minaminagasaki station.( as you know Tokyo is train rail everywhere.)
From Ochiai-Minaminagasaki station to my place is takes about 5 minutes by foot and you
can visit almost everywhere places in Tokyo within an hour or so yes, very convenient place where husband and I live.
There is a bed, a desk and you can also you can have wi-fi internet access.

Let me introduce about my husband and myself.
My husband works at Japanese music industry. He is normally very busy at work in week days and it is not rare to I am not able to see him every night by work but, playing guitar is his hobby. We love music!! The music is the encounter of how we met and get married. We used to active the same amateur band.
About me: I am a master Japanese calligraphy teacher and sometime working as a voice actress.
I currently teach 3 days in a week and my students are approximately 65 people.
If you would like to try to Japanese calligraphy as an experience, I would you are welcome to teach you! Also if you are interested in Sado(Japanese tea ceremony) and Kimono fitting, I can teach you as well ( very basic things though).
My hobby is singing, cooking and nail art and Disneyland and Disneysea!!^^
If you want to go Disneyland or Disneysea with me,I can guide you discount price^^I know park's everything^^

Our house's check out time is 11a.m
If you want to use room until late time,
please ask me before you arrive^^

If there is the thing which wants to buy something, please tell me^^Your stay has a time limit. I can look for the thing which you want to buy on the Internet!
If your stay in Japan was useful to you, then I'm happy too.^^

I have the experience that studied abroad in Canada. Compare with that, my English skills no good as much as these days but, I will be happy to help you while staying in Japan!
If you have questions and concerns, please feel free to contact me.

We hope will be able to help you to staying in Japan is the great opportunity and open the way of your life!!

Isao and Kana

Our Option:
light breakfast :Please serve yourself^^
(toast and coffee or tea)

Full breakfast: 600yen/day
Lunch:       800 yen/day
Dinner:   1000 yen/day

Try calligraphy: 1000yen/1hour

☆We stopped pick up option now☆
If you can pay this cost,please ask me from message

I can't pick up and drop off you sometime.because I have work.I cannot drive the car. I will go to pick you up at the airport by train.

Pickup to Haneda airport:
Your train rate is include!^^

1person 8000yen 2person 11000yen (one-way)
1person 15000yen 2person 18000yen(Round trip)

Pickup to Narita airport:
Your train rate is include!^^
If you have JR pass,please tell me!
When you have JR pass,I can discount!
(Because you can ride on Narita express free!)

1person 12000yen 2person 18000yen (one-way)
1person 23000yen 2person 35000yen(Round trip)

(I can't pick up and drop off you sometime.because I have work.I cannot drive the car. I will go to pick you up at the airport by train.)



House Facilities
  • Bikes for use
  • Laundry
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 5 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

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.

Room of the first floor 2
From ¥3,500 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

There is a bed, a desk,TV and you can also you can have wi-fi internet access. Light breakfast incuded

  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
Nightly Price
Weekly Price
Monthly price
Room of the first floor 1
From ¥4,166 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

There is a bed, a desk and you can also you can have wi-fi internet access. Light breakfast included

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
Weekly Price
Monthly price
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About the Area

Where we live is located in center of Tokyo(Shinjuku-ku). The closest station is called Ochiai-Minaminagasaki station.( as you know Tokyo is train rail everywhere.)
From Ochiai-Minaminagasaki station to my place is takes about 5 minutes by foot and you
can visit almost everywhere places in Tokyo within an hour or so yes, very convenient place where husband and I live.

Local Area Facilities
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Sports arena
  • 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

Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house.

Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you.

Everyday after 10pm,please spend your time at your room.

Keep noise to a minimum after midnight and early morning please.
Be sure to turn off the light and air-conditioner when you leave the room.

When you try calligraphy 1time 1000yen^^
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!

Payment Method: Please note that we require our guests to pay 50% of the booking total to us in advance of the booking to hold your room (on top of the 15% deposit is paid to Homestay.com)
• Cancellation Policy: We ask our guests to give us at least 7 days' notice for any cancellation. Any cancellation later than this will not be refunded.”

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

72 Reviews

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2022

    Kana-san is the best person I could hope for my first week in Japan. She's really nice and always go out of her way to help her guest (as an example I got multiple small health problem such as runny nose, headache, sore muscles, itchy skin... and every time she was there to give me an adequate medicine) I enjoyed sharing my meals with her every night as she cooks really well and she is an interesting person to talk to.
    She's always ready to give advice about where to go and what to visit. Her husband, Isao-san is also a very nice person, even though he works a lot and I hadn't the opportunity to talk too much with him.
    The home is nice and clean, located in a nice neighbourhood, right next to an elementary school, so it was always heartwarming to hear and see the kids everyday. I enjoyed taking a hot bath every night in the pure Japanese fashion.
    The room itself has everything we can need, I was especially happy to find a power adapter as I brought an uncompatible one to Japan. The only bad thing I can think about is that the bad was maybe a bit too hard for me and slightly hurt my back in the beginning, but I got used to it after a few days.
    Kana-san also put a lot of cute post-it notes everywhere in the house to remind us of the rules, so we always know how to act appropriately.
    My only regret is that my Japanese isn't good enough and I couldn't tell Kana-san everything I wanted to tell her about.

    Anyway, I'd definitely enjoy coming back to Kana-san homestay as soon as possible !

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    September 2022

    I stayed at Kana-San and Isao-San's homestay for 4 weeks and it has been an amazing experience. The place is greatly located and well connected, being 20 min from Shinjuku station, in a cute neighbourhood that is walking distance from Higashi Nagazaki, Nakano and Higashi Nakano. The room itself is big and clean and the house is clean, nice and welcoming.
    Since I came for a language course and hoped for full immersion, I was very happy to be able to hang out and chat with Kana-San, who is a wonderful host, and cute doggy Riko-Chan. She showed me amazing places (ask for the Tantanmen spot and Afghan restaurant ;), allowed me to join her shodo class with Japanese students and we even went to DisneySea together, where she was a super knowledgeable guide. I think I found a great friend in Tokyo and would go back for sure if I had the occasion. どうもありがとうございました。

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    February 2020

    The place was nice and both Isao and Kana were friendly and very helpful! Would love to stay longer and come back if I get the chance :) 楽しかった。

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2020

    Kana-san and Isao-san provided a wonderful place to stay in! They keep their home very clean and they are very welcoming. Their home is a very short walk from the train station, from a few bars and from a few restaurants including a very good ramen shop! I stayed during New Years week and Kana-san prepared a delicious, tradition homemade New Years meal which was a great way to experience true Japanese culture. The two weeks I stayed at this HomeStay were terrific, and i plan on returning if the opportunity is available!

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    December 2019

    I was for 4.5 months. She was really helpful and gave me so many tips. You can ask her everything. Her house is only 20 minutes from Shinjuku station with the subway, so it's really near from the center.
    If both rooms are available, you can choose which one you like. One of them is a little bit bigger(the one with the bunk bed) But both are rooms are good.
    And her dog is so cute.
    I had a great time in her house and I earned a real friend. I'm really thankful for everything she did for me.
    I hope we see us again soon.

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2019

    Kana is an amazing host! Her home is lovely and very easy to get to. I highly recommend staying here and will be returning.

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2019

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    Kana is such a wonderful host, I felt very welcomed in her home and she was always helping me with my questions. I am very happy to have stayed at her home.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2019

    At the center of October 2018, I spent a couple of days and nights at the house of Kana and her husband. It wasn’t the first time I did home-staying, so I was pretty sure the experience would be great. Especially judging from the first contacts we had which were pretty nice. Booking and all the considerations beforehand were taken care of in a pretty smooth way and communication was great.
    But – as often when I am on the road, the start always gets a bit messy. I don’t know. I always get lost in translation. The same case here. Being lost in the mixture between metro and JR, and arrived at some place somewhere else. I don’t even know how I ended there.
    No problem – Kana was at home and even on the way to her house, we were in touch, and she guided me through all the chaos that normally surrounds my travels until I finally arrive. Phew. What a start.
    The house itself is cozy and sweet, having space and rooms for the guests as well as for the family, and at least for me, it felt very comfortable. On one hand, I had my free time and my space, where I could do what I wanted to do and how I wanted to do my stuff, on the other hand, I was always free to have a chat with Kana, her guests and her husband. I never had the feeling I would disturb anyone, and the open-minded aura, that Kana radiates, makes you just comfortable to be around her.
    The place itself is close to Ochiai-Minami-Nagasaki Station, as subway station that is served by the Toei Oedo Line. From there, you can take the train into the direction of Nerima or Shinjuku, which makes the station quite a convenient place to travel from.
    You will find small convenient stores and a street restaurant next to the station, which makes it quite easy for you to get stuff for your daily life or just enjoy a fast dinner in the evening.
    The house is located near an elementary school, which has no effect on the guests so far, but is quite interesting as even from the outside you can witness differences of the Japanese school system to – for example – the European school system.
    All in all the area around Kanas house reflects the wonderful atmosphere you experience at her home.
    I absolutely enjoyed my stay there and - assumed the dog doesn't vote against it - I will come back some day.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2019

    My Vacation to Tokyo was a life-changing experience. Such a Beautiful City, with so much to see. But what really made my stay in Tokyo to an experience, I will never Forget, was staying at Kana and her Family. During my stay I allways had the Feeling that I am a Part of the Family. I was and I still am totally overwhelmed, receiving so much kindness and love. I wish that I could have been at Kana for a much longer time. Thank you very very much for everything Kana, and I hope to see you as soon as possible.

    そのような人生を変える経験をありがとう。 たくさんの愛とおもてなしをありがとう。 私はあなたの家族での滞在を決して忘れません。 できるだけ早くお会いしましょう。素晴らしい時間をありがとうございました。私は本当にあなたがいなくて寂しいです、リコとイサオ。お会いできることを楽しみにしています。 世話をする!

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