About the Homestay
I enjoy meeting people from all around the globe and sharing good times with them.
I'd be very happy if I could be of any help during / even before your stay.
So feel free to ask anything - getting around in Japan, learning Japanese, experiencing Japanese cultures and what not. ( I offer free Kimono/ Yukata experience and my daughter can give Japanese cooking lessons in French )
With our guests, we enjoy talking, exchanging cultures and sometimes partying or eating out.
I hope all our guests know more about our culture and like our country even better.
During your stay, I prepare two meals ( full breakfast and dinner included ) every day and clean your rooms and do your laundry regularly.
We have a separate bathroom only for our guests' use.
We have free unlimited WiFi throughout our house. Besides that we also have mobile Wi-Fi to rent out by the day on a first-come, first-served basis. This enables you to get the internet connection everywhere, which solves the inconvenience most foreigners are likely to experience while in Japan.
There are three supermarkets nearby, one within one minute walk, another within five minutes and the other in about 7 minute walk.
One is 24/7 and the others are open till midnight.
Our city is located in the west of central Tokyo with the train station which has one of the largest numbers of passengers in Japan.
It has a big shopping area where you can enjoy a different kinds of shops, restaurants and even a huge national park nearby.
Many mangas are taking place and movies were shot here in our city.
Here's my family's profile;
Tomoko is 54. She speaks English and Japanese and enjoys cooking, sports, music, gigs, festivals, painting, learning foreign languages, socializing, and fashion design.
Takeya is 54 and enjoys sports and travel. He speaks Japanese.
Yusuke is 24 and enjoys sports and watching movies, learning foreign languages. He speaks perfect English and Japanese. He is mostly away from home.
Yumi is 22 and enjoys cooking, music, gigs, festivals, learning foreign languages, and fashion design. She speaks good French, English, and Japanese
Stella an Abyssinian
Jasmine an Ocicat
The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning, full breakfast, dinner, laundry, and internet access (free Wi-Fi )
Pick up service: 9,000 JPY one-way (only available at Haneda airport)
Lunch: 500 JPY per person
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located in Tachikawa full of trendy cafes, bars and restaurants as well as multiple big shopping malls, which are within a 15 minute walk. We have three supermarkets in our neighborhood, one of which is just 150m away. We can help you with transport details if you let us know how you will be arriving.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- 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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Be sure to wash your hands first thing when you come home.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Staying with Tomoko and her family for our 7 day vacation was one of the best decisions we made during our stay! She was attentive to every detail of our stay – outlining each of the amenities provided in a contemporary Japanese home with us. She was accommodating to any of our needs for food or sleep. She was eager to help make our vacation a success, showing genuine interest in our plans for the day and suggesting supplemental activities or alternatives if warranted. And did I mention she makes amazing food? I’ve never eaten such an array of exotic and tasty dishes! Her explanation of traditional Japanese table etiquette to go along with the perfectly arranged fare was warmly accepted – as was the fun dinner conversations as we exchanged our experiences from the day from both Tomoko and her other guests. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a stay in Japan than with Tomoko and her kitties!
By far the best decision I made was to stay with Tomoko. She went above and beyond with helping me during my stay in Japan. This was my first solo trip overseas and Tomoko was such a motherly figure to me. She went out of her way to help me with bookings, travel arrangements and any other needs I had. My favourite food whilst in Japan was her home meals.
Her home is welcoming, clean and she’s such a beautiful soul.
Can’t wait to come back to Japan and stay with her again.
Tomoko is a wonderful host and cook! My thirteen year old daughter and I enjoyed our time at Tomoko’s home and would happily stay there again. Tomoko keeps her home clean and beautiful, she is warm and friendly and happy to offer any advice, help and recommendations for your trip to Japan. We only stayed a few days and wish it had been more. There is also a fabulous supermarket nearby that has a big range of fresh fruit, vegetables, sushi and all kinds of things.
I would highly recommend Tomoko as a host.
I had a great time doing the homesyay at Tomoko house. The place was clean and the food she cooked were great. The house was also about a 5 min walk to the closes station and two nearby supermarket.
Overall I enjoy the experience and would do it again.
I think staying with Tomoko must be the best decision I made for this trip to Japan! She is a wonderful woman that would gladly help you with almost everything without even a single doubt. The room I stayed in was quite big and I felt very at home there. It was perfect for me to recover from the jet lag.
She also provides breakfast and dinner. Which is authentic and delicious Japanese home made food with a big chunk of her heart.
Her English is remarkable so if you are a English speaker then the communication will go seamless between you and Tomoko.
I can really recommend this accommodation!
Had a lovely time. Tomoko is very nice lady, made the best meals and helped me with choose some great spots to visit. Will come back!
We had the pleasure of staying with Tomoko and her family for three nights. She is a fantastic host and cook, going above and beyond to cater for my daughter's vegetarian diet and making us feel very much at home in Tokyo.
Staying with Tomokosan was wonderful . Tachikawa is a great little city to visit with plenty of access to Shinjuku and Tokyo. Tomokosan was a very kind host and a fabulous cook. It was so lovely to return to her hospitality each evening. I really look forward to coming back and staying with her.
I stayed with Tomoko-san in Sept-Oct. It is not possible to be better. Just amazing.
I have nothing but great things to say about staying at her place.
She is a wonderful host, very caring, understanding and goes out of way to help guests with anything. The house is very clean and comfortable. Meal was delicious.
When I thought of Homestay, I was wondering my being old would be acceptable, as I have had an image of young People doing Homestay but my skepticism was unwarranted. I had a great time.
Originally I was going to stay at a hotel but thought it may be lonely and I was right, this was such a good idea. I recommend her place to anyone.
Just had a great time,
What a wonderful experience! Doubly so for my husband who doesn't speak Japanese and could still join in. Tomoko-san was an amazing hostess who introduced us to Japanese home cooking, kimono wearing, and offered us an insight into language and history as well. I could not recommend highly enough! If we are fortunate enough for a future visit to Japan we will be sure to stay again.
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?
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