About the Homestay
I enjoy meeting people from all around the globe and sharing good times with them.
I would be very happy if I could be of any help during / even before and after your stay.
So feel free to ask anything about getting around in Japan, learning Japanese, experiencing Japanese culture and what not.
I offer free Kimono/ Yukata experience for those who stay with us for more than six nights.
With our guests, I enjoy talking, exchanging cultures and sometimes partying or eating out.
I hope all our guests get to know our culture and like our country even better.
During your stay, I prepare two meals ( full breakfast and dinner ) every day.
Weight loss meal plans are available.
We have a separate bathroom only for our guests' use and free unlimited Wi-Fi throughout our house.
A newly opened laundromat is located across the street, which is about twenty steps away.
The laundromat is adjacent to a public bath house, where people with tattoos are allowed in so why not try it out?
There are three supermarkets nearby, one within a one-minute-walk, another within five minutes and the other in about a seven minute walk.
They are open from 9 am to 11 pm or 10 pm even on weekends.
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.
You can get your JR pass activated in the station.
It has a big shopping area where you can enjoy a different kinds of shops, restaurants and even a huge national park nearby.
There is an area with more than 100 works of outdoor art like sculptures or objects here and there on the streets, so you could enjoy finding then while strolling around the area.
Many mangas and Animes whose settings are taking place in our city as well as movies shot here.
In our neighborhood, there is a manga-only library with more than 40000 copies, some of which are in English too.
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 61 and enjoys sports and travel. He speaks Japanese.
Yumi is 29 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.
Bring your own towels and indoor footwear.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
I stayed at Tomokos home for 10 nights and I really enjoyed it. It was my first homestay ever and a great experience. The rooms are very clean and Tomoko helps where she can. She gives tips for adventures, sends luggage for you and cooks so well. Every days meal (breakfast and evening meal) was different and delicious. She will look up things together with you and I really enjoyed the long talks with Tomoko and the other guests. The Coin Laundry and the Onsen is in front of the house, the station (Tachikawa) 20 minutes away by walking. There is great access to konbinis and restaurants, even a playground is near the house. Tomoko really is an angel! She made my first stay in Tokyo unforgettable. And her cats are lovely too ;) Loved the time I spent there and hope we will meet again <3
What can I say? When I departed on the bus and waved goodbye I was not leaving a host, I was leaving a new dear friend who will always be remembered in my heart.
What a wonderful human being. Tomoko is kind, considerate, helpful, informative, genuine, interesting.............the list is endless. If you stay with Tomoko you strike Japanese gold!
Every meal is a banquet, served up with grace and good conversation. I ran out of superlatives before the end of the first week. Talk about a 'taste of Japan'!
The house is an excellent jumping-off point for visiting both the urban and rural elements of Japan thanks to being so close to a major railway station. The neighbourhood feels safe to walk around any time day or night.
You do need to remember that you are staying in a family home and not at a hotel. The bedrooms are simply fitted out and the single bathroom and toilet are shared by the guests but everything is clean and in good order. Just follow the simple house rules and all will be good.
And don't forget the four beautiful house cats, one of which has learnt how to open the bedroom doors on their own in the middle of the night - you have been warned!
In conclusion, a 5 star home with a 10 star host.
Absolutely ossom, I have felt like at home being for the first time in Japan.
Tomoko-san was caring and extremely helpful.
It was perfect and I cannot wait that we see each other again.
Tomoko is a wonderful host! And a great cook! She is very knowledgeable and helpful in making your visit in Japan enjoyable. The location is within walking distance of transit stations making it very easy to get around. I truly enjoyed my stay in her home
Tomoko was a woundful host and more helpful and kind than I could have asked for. I would highly recommend her homestay and given the option I would definitely stay there again
I especially enjoyed the conversations during breakfasts and dinners during my stay: from all the sightseeing recommendations to the japanese culture in general. On top of that I got lucky to listen to the other guest interesting stories!
I think I never said it properly face to face but I really love your homemade food! Even the cooked vegetables :D Sorry for being a picky vegetables eater!
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I had a wonderful stay with Tomoko in Tokyo. I felt welcomed immediately and looked after. We had some great conversations and I really enjoyed her company. Tomoko is also a very good cook, her food is delicious and presented like a piece of art. I would highly recommend her as a host and hope to stay with her next time I’m in Tokyo. Thank you so much Tomoko
I found the accommodation to be excellent, comfortable, welcoming, the host Tomoko was very hospitable and incredibly helpful in. She also recommended plenty of places to sightsee. The food she prepared was delightful, nourishing, and of a standard that was excellent.
I would recommend everyone to go to Tomoko’s house. It was my first time trying a homestay and I had an amazing stay! I will come back for sure!! Tomoko is the nicest, and her cooking is the best !
I would have like to stay longer..
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How do I book?
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When do I pay?
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