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 56. She speaks English and Japanese and enjoys cooking, sports, music, gigs, festivals, painting, learning foreign languages, socializing, and fashion design.
Takeya is 57 and enjoys sports and travel. He speaks Japanese.
Yusuke is 26 and enjoys sports and watching movies, learning foreign languages. He speaks perfect English and Japanese. He is mostly away from home.
Yumi is 25 and enjoys cooking, music, gigs, festivals, learning foreign languages, and fashion design. She speaks good French, English, and Japanese. She works and is mostly away during day time.
Stella an Abyssinian
Jasmine an Ocicat
Cinammon an Ocicat
Leon 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.
Très beau séjour chez Tomoko. Très accueillante, beaucoup d'échanges, des petits-déjeuners et des dîners différents chaque jour. Un véritable partage! Je recommande vivement.
I love the dishes from host. She is really gentle and cares about guests’ conditions or situations. And she is so kind If I have a chance to visit the city, I would like to stay again.
Can't recommend Tomoko / her Home enough. She helps with directions, tells you about local festivals and recommends you things to see. (Thanks again for telling me about the Mochi pounding). The Family is Kind and will try to engage in Conversation, or if they have time go somewhere with you (Thanks Takeya for the Onsen-Trip). Hope to come again in 1 or 2 years.
Our first Homestay and we were so lucky to have Tomoko as our host. She is such a wonderful, caring and compassionate person, we truly felt we were part of her family. When we return to Japan we will definitely stay with Tomoko again.
I had a really great time there meeting with Ms. Tomoko and her family, also other guests as well. I got a very warm welcome from them ever since the first day. I have been to Japan for many many times, but I used to just have a hotel for my stay. This was a very unique experience to me. I learnt a lot of new japanese culture as well as a lot of new places to visit. I had a great food for breakfast and dinner. The other thing I would like to say is that the location (Tachikawa/立川) is perfect for living: there are some convinient stores, a drug store, 2 train stations and bus access nearby. I also enjoyed living there with 4 cute cats. I would definitely come again in the near future.
Tomoko is a fantastic host. Her house was comfortable and easy to stay in. The dinners were especially nice. I always looked forward to them. She was always ready and willing to help her guest make the most of their stay, giving excellent insights into what attractions, restaurants, day trips, etc. to partake of. What I especially appreciated, however, was her amazing ability to help me understand Japanese culture. She was able to start from a western perspective and steer me towards an understanding of how to best navigate the interesting and intriguing perspectives of the Japanese so that I would have a positive experience with them. Thanks Tomoko!
Best homestay I have ever been to!
I can definitely recommend visiting this homestay!
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.
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?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.