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 and after your stay.
So feel free to ask anything - getting around in Japan, learning Japanese, experiencing Japanese culture and what not. I offer cooking lessons for about 2000 yen to 3000 depending on what we cook and free Kimono/ Yukata experience for those who stay with us more than 6 nights.
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 regularly.
Weight loss meal plans are available.
We have a separate bathroom only for our guests' use.
We have free unlimited WiFi throughout our house.
There are three supermarkets nearby, one within a one-minute-walk, another within five minutes and the other in about a seven minute walk.
One is 24/7 and the others are open from 9 am to 11 pm.
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 and Anime are taking place and movies were shot here in our city.
Here's my family's profile;
Tomoko is 60. She speaks English and Japanese and enjoys cooking, sports, music, gigs, festivals, painting, learning foreign languages, socializing, and fashion design.
Takeya is 60 and enjoys sports and travel. He speaks Japanese.
Yumi is 28 and enjoys cooking, music, gigs, festivals, learning foreign languages, and fashion design. She speaks French, English, and Japanese. She works in shift and is sometimes at home in the day.
Stella an Abyssinian
Jasmine an Ocicat
Cinnamon an Ocicat
Leon an Ocicat
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
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, 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
- Full Board
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.
It was my first homestay and it was the best experience I had in Japan. Tomoko is so sweet and helpful, it was a real pleasure to live with her for a few days. Breakfast and dinner was really delicious. I defenitely recommand her for a homestay.
Well I’ve stayed at air B n B previously where I never knew the owner. Staying with Ms Tomoko’s family was an exceptional experience. They have a lovely spacious house. They are extremely hospitable polite , considerate. Ms Tomoko cooks really delicious food and I never felt away from home. Her husband is a busy medical practitioner but nevertheless spent time whenever possible for him. Her daughter is also polite and charming. I had to reduce my number of days at their place and really did not expect any refund. But Ms Tomoko is not after money. I must say that I made a long term friendship with this opportunity given to me by Homestay. Ms Tomoko speaks fluent English and sorted out my difficulties even after I checked out. Generally the Japanese are extremely courteous and helpful, but my short stay with Ms Tomoko’s family further enhanced my respect towards the Japanese. I am sure that this is their inherent nature and I’m overwhelmed with their politeness, kindness and empathy. Ms Tomoko remained in touch with me after I checked out to ensure that I had no difficulty. As a mater of fact on my way back from Hokkaido to kansai, I had almost missed my flight due to a rarest of rare mishap on the Shinkansen line. She was constantly trying to check the alternative routes for me for several hours before I finally caught my flight. Thank you Ms Tomoko and family for being so generous- friendly- hospitable and helpful.
Staying at Tomoko's was definitely the best experience I could have had by coming to Tokyo after such a chaotic covid period. She is an incredible, open-hearted and warm person. Being an international student and arriving to Tokyo was not the easiest thing to do but Tomoko has always been the best support and willing to help me in any situation (administration, laundry, picking me up after school and so on..). Also, she will do everything to make you feel at home and cook delicious, diverse and fine Japanese cuisine. The shared moment in the kitchen were full of joy and her 4 cats were a very adorable company. Tomoko helped me a lot with Japanese and knowing that she also speaks English she explained me a lot of nuances in the Japanese language. I also spent some time with her daughter Yumi who is a very cheerful person and near my age. Yumi also speaks a really good French.
The atmosphere in the house was very calm, the rooms comfortable and Tomoko's place is located super close to shops and stations as well (15 min approx to the nearest one) + there is a laundry and onsen just in front of the house (which was very convenient). To sum up, I sincerely think I could not had a better experience than the one I had at Tomoko's by coming to Tokyo as an exchange student. I hope to be able to stay again at her wonderful place! Thank you again so much!
I had a wonderful two week stay at Tomoko's place! The meals were home cooked and delicious while the room was spacious and clean. Tomoko was a great host and I enjoyed practicing my Japanese with her. (She has great English!) Additionally, the cats in the house were very friendly and they made my stay even more fun. Don't hesitate to book a stay with Tomoko as she is a very experienced host and will make your time in Tokyo a great one. I can't wait to go back and stay with her again :)
The host cancelled the booking 252 days before the arrival date.
Our stay with her was amazing. The room was cozy, the food was delicious we didn't miss a meal.
She is very friendly and helpful. We will be back
Going to Tomoko's was really the best choice I could make. She's really nice and very considerate with her guests. It was a chance to meet her.
This was one of the best decisions we made while in Japan and we are looking forward to staying here again next time we visit! We wholeheartedly recommend everyone who wants a different experience to stay here at least a couple of days, we wished that we had stayed longer.
Thank you for everything Tomoko!
I had a grate time with my " family " . The room was clean and nice. Breakfast and the dinner was lovely. It was very near to the Train station . If I get back to Tokyo, I want hesitate to visit Tomokos home.
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