If you are looking for a place to stay in Tokyo for over a month...stop, your search is over. Reiko-san was the most incredible, thoughtful, and kind host mother I've ever had. She is very open-minded and generous. For example, Reiko-san helped me find a small nearby library where I could study, and also allowed me to use one of her classrooms (across the hall) to study on a holiday. I really enjoyed the conversations that we had together. We had a naturally comfortable atmosphere that allowed everyone in the house to have alone time when she needed it without feeling uncomfortable, and we also had fantastic times together as a group (two guests and host). Reiko-san lives in a very accessible area, only two stops away from Shinjuku Station by subway, and it is surprisingly quiet. For Japan, I found the rooms to be quite spacious, and her house is clean and comfortable. Her breakfasts were also delicious. Honestly, I could gush for hours about how wonderful Reiko-san is, but suffice it to say, you will have a wonderful experience if you choose to stay with her. Thank you so much, Reiko-san. I look forward to continuing our friendship and meeting you again soon in Japan!
Caring and lovely host.
She is kind and understanding.
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) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.