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.
Tomoko has a beautiful home that is well organized for homestay’s. Everything was organized, comfortable and clean. However, her hospitality is the best part. Always helpful and cheerful, she works extra hard for her guests. I enjoyed my experience and will stay there during my next visit.
Merci à Tomoko qui a su se montrer patiente avec moi, promis, je m'améliorerai en Anglais pour mon prochain voyage.
Très beau logement, repas délicieux.
Je recommande fortement
Logement très propre et trés beau.
Trés bien placé, proche de la gare, proche des super marché et proche du centre de Tachikawa.
L'hôte est convivial et partage la culture japonaise avec ses invités.
Les repas sont délicieux et c'est un moment agréable de partage avec la famille et les autres invités.
Tomoko, parle trés bien anglais, est disponible à tout moment et est réactive.
Une très belle expérience et si je retourne à Tokyo, mon premier choix sera de revenir chez Tomoko.
So, this was my first trip to Japan and first trip solo out of the United States. As one can imagine my nerves prior to and during this trip were at an all-time high, but Tomoko-san and her family made my fears wither away. I could write a whole essay about this homestay, but to keep it brief…if you are interested in experiencing Japan with a caring family (and other guests), you should consider Tomoko-san’s place. One example of Tomoko-san’s kindness is when I had to make an appointment in order for me to participate in an Amezaiku workshop; she was happy to contact them to make the necessary arraignments. I also enjoyed our talks. I would definitely stay with Tomoko-san’s family again without hesitation. I’ll miss them (and the two guests) :-) .どもありがとうございます。
I was in Tomoko’s house just for seven days but it’s was such wonderful days! Besides Tomoko is a great cook and I even ate things for the first time!
I really liked to talk with the other guests about Japan and other cultures ^^
Thank you for everything and I hope to see you again soon!
This is my first homestay, Tomoko is very accommodating! Her home is like my home. She is very like kind and caring. Making sure that your stay is pleasant. If you have any questions about Japan, getting around, she will be more than happy to assist you. Her cooking are always amazing as well! I always look forward to every meal because it is never the same! Her house is very close to the station and the supermarket, very convenient by a short walk. I was hesistant to book her at first, but I am sure glad I did. I did not regret a thing. I received many wonderful time here. I would definitely book her as my host on my next visit to Japan!
This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
Es war super ! Die Beschreibung vom Flughafen zur Unterkunft war perfekt. Dann total unerwartet hat Tomoko jeden Tag Frühstück und Abendessen gekocht - super gut !! Sie war sehr hilfsbereit und unterstützend bei der Auswahl der Tagesziele.
Ich kann diese Unterkunft mit sehr gutem Gewissen weiter empfehlen. Sehr, sehr liebe Leute.
Tomoko is the best and kindest host we could have asked for. She is always super helpful, and her cooking is amazing!! We had such a good time staying with her and we can’t wait to go back!
We stayed with Tomoko for 3 nights at the beginning of our trip throughout Japan and had such a great time we actually changed our plans to be able to stay another night at Tomoko’s at the end of our trip. Tomoko was incredibly accommodating to us before, during, and after our stay with her and very easy to get in contact with. She is well informed about the sights and activities in the area and even helped us to contact hotels and pocket WiFi providers when we had questions (since we don’t speak Japanese). Her home is spacious, clean, and ideally located to take in the hustle and bustle of shinjuku as well as the outskirts of Tokyo which have more to offer than we thought they would. One of the features we appreciated the most about staying with Tomoko was that breakfast and dinner were included and that her cooking is outstanding! Every meal was delicious, beautifully presented, and a great way to experience Japanese home cooked meals. Another feature we didn’t realize we’d appreciate so much was that meals took place as a group and we were able to meet and make friends with other travelers staying at Tomoko’s. We had a wonderful time at Tomoko’s and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again or recommend it to anyone planning a trip to Tokyo, I’d give our stay 6 hearts if I could!
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