About this listing
★*:.★*:. Summary .:*★.:*★
*:.With Japanese family
*:.We don't want to be the owner of rented room . We would like to be your friends or host family. If you also wish so, you are very welcomed to our house.
*:.We may not accept the reservation request to check-in or check-out on Saturday or Sunday except long stay.
*:.You can see us on the website of The New York Times , when you search with the keyword MEET THE UNLIKELY AIRBNB HOSTS OF JAPAN.
*:.We would like to go to Tokyo tourist spot together sometime , if it is convenient to both.
*:.We would like to enjoy the meal together sometime , if it is convenient to both.
*:.Best Value in Shinjuku for two , we believe
*:.This room may save 2 USD (transportation cost) and 20 min(travel time) everyday.
*:.free Pocket Wi-Fi (Mobile Wi-Fi)
*:.Your room is 3rd floor, there is no elevator.
*:.We feel vibration in this house sometime between 9AM and 4PM. We don't know why. Although we don't feel uncomfortable. We don't recommend our house , if you want to sleep between 9AM and 4PM. You may feel uncomfortable.
*:.We have the other Listing in this house.
★*:.★*:. Host Family .:*★.:*★
We are Three-person family of a boy 8 years old, Mother Mari, and father Ken.
We live in this house.
We have host family experiences about 6 years.
We are not so good at English. Therefore, if necessary , we will communicate with google translation or Japanese.
※If you need a guide, we can accompany when we have time.
※Mari has a qualification of “Real Estate Management”. Mari knows well The law protecting people who borrow a room .
※Ken teaches foreigners Japanese as a free volunteer. If you hope so , Ken will do so for you.
★*:.★*:. Location .:*★.:*★
The number of Shinjuku station passengers is the most in the world, recorded in Guinness Book.
You can access to anywhere in Tokyo conveniently.
※Michelin Green guide ☆～☆☆☆
【 Shinjuku Station 】 15min walk from our place
※Shinjuku area ☆☆
JR Yamanote Line
Shin-Okubo （2min） 140 yen
Takadanobaba （4min） 140 yen
Harajuku （4min） 140 yen ☆
Shibuya （7min） 160 yen ☆
Ikebukuro (10min or Saikyo Line 6min)160 yen
JR Chuo Line
Nakano （4min） 160 yen
Akihabara （12min） 170 yen
Tokyo Station （15min） 200 yen
Ghibli museum ☆☆
（14min+ 15min walk or Bus）220 yen
JR Shonan Shinjuku line
Kamakura （58min）920 yen ☆☆☆
※Kamakura resembles Kyoto
Mount Takao （54min） 390 yen ☆☆☆
（98min2080 yen ～120min1190 yen）
※980 yen possible
【 Shinjuku-gyoen-mae Station 】
Tokyo Metro 8min walk
Ginza （13min） 170 yen ☆☆
Tokyo Station （15min） 200 yen
Roppongi （19min） 200 yen ☆
Akihabara （19min+ 7min walk）200 yen
Tsukiji （22min） 200 yen ☆☆
Ueno （27min） 200 yen ☆☆☆
Asakusa （33min） 240 yen ☆☆
TOKYO SKYTREE ☆☆
（36min+ 2min walk）240 yen
Tokyo Disneyland（40min）420 yen
【 Shinjuku San-chome Station 】
Toei Subway 8min walk
Akihabara（11min+ 6min walk）210 yen
（13min+ 4min walk +4min）260 yen
TOKYO SKYTREE 260 yen ☆☆
（13min+4min walk +8min+4min walk）
Tokyo Metro 9min walk
Harajuku (4min+ 6min walk) 170 yen ☆
Shibuya （7min） 170 yen ☆
Ikebukuro （6min） 170 yen
Yokohama （34min） 440 yen ☆
Kawagoe （51min） 550 yen
※Kawagoe resembles Kyoto
In the center of Tokyo, generally we use three train lines.They are JR, Tokyo Metro, and Toei Subways. Each company offers discounted tickets, such as coupon tickets, one day tickets. We can advise you.
※Shinjuku is a hub of a high-way-buses.
★*:.★*:. from Narita Airport .:*★.:*★
110min1,200 yen（mainly "access-narita"bus）～80min2840 yen（mainly Keisei Skyliner）
Since the walk distance is the shortest and it is cheaper, we recommend "access-narita".
Narita Airport (take "access-narita" 1,000 yen) → Ginza Station → (take Marunouchi Line 200 yen) → Shinjuku-sanchome Station Exit C6→ Walk 8min
Narita Airport (by "access-narita" 1,000 yen) → Ginza Station → taxi (about 2400 yen) → our house
★*:.★*:. from Haneda Airport .:*★.:*★
Haneda Airport (Keikyu line 560 yen) → Shinbashi (Tokyo Metro Ginza line 200 yen) → Akasakamitsuke (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line) → Shinjuku-sanchome Station Exit C6 → Walk 8min
If you are using "Japan Rail Pass" , you should take Tokyo Monorail. "Japan Rail Pass" contains Tokyo Monorail.
Haneda Airport (Tokyo Monorail 490 yen) → Hamamatsucho → JR Hamamatsucho (take Yamanote line 140 yen) →JR Shinbashi → Tokyo-metro Shinbashi (take Ginza line 200 yen) → Akasaka-mitsuke (take Marunouchi line) → Shinjuku-sanchome station → Exit C6 → Walk 8min
★*:.★*:. about Shinjuku .:*★.:*★
The population of foreigners in Shinjuku is the most among Tokyo. Thanks to its convenient location, the city is chosen by foreigners the most.
according to the National Commercial Statistics Ranking by amount of retail sales
The 1st place Shinjuku Station east area 15 min walk
The 2nd place Ginza
The 3rd place Shinjuku Station west erea 15～20 min walk
Shinjuku Station east area has huge malls (more than 1000㎡)
You can walk to many department stores, electronics shops from our place.
★*:.★*:. 24 hours convenient .:*★.:*★
Going out, Check-in, check-out and shower 24-hour OK!
You can decide the Number-Lock-Code for private room. So you can go out anytime, and can come back anytime. In Shinjuku many shops, restaurant, izakaya (bar restaurant) are open until late. Our place is walking distance from Shinjuku area (Kabukicho、Shin-Okubo、Shinjuku 2-chome etc）, The metro and trains stop after midnight, but you can come home on foot. Japan is safe day and night. (but of course be careful of traffic!)
★*:.★*:. Private Room .:*★.:*★
We must say please don’t hope for boutique room. This house was constructed 18 years ago.
Sizeabout 3.2×2.6（about 10.5×8.5） about 8.3㎡（about 89sq.ft）
It is not big.
Private Room Equipments
one or two sets of Futon
You can request a electric fan.
house WiFi + pocket WiFi
★*:.★*:. You can share with us .:*★.:*★
Bathroom （a bathtub and a shower)
Body soap, shampoo, conditioner
Iron & board
Toilet with a bidet function
★*:.★*:. Building .:*★.:*★
Our house is three-storey wooden single house.
2015 partial remodeling
★*:.★*:. Free Option Services .:*★.:*★
DSLR（Digital Single Lens Reflex camera）Canon EOS Kiss Digital+ 3lenses
Teaching Japanese Language
Coffee and Tea （instant or Teabags）
We don't have a car. However, we can rent a car at a low price , if we have time.
We can help you wear Kimono or Yukata at a low price. Althouth , we are not so good.
★*:.★*:. Our Neighborhood .:*★.:*★
Since in Shinjuku area, many stores and restaurants are in the neighborhood. Here are the list of spots nearby us.
Convenience store or Super market
"FAMILY MART" 24H convenience store (1 min.)
"SEVEN ELEVEN" 24H convenience store (2 min.)
"MY BASKET" small super market (3 min.)
"LAWSON STORE 100" 100 Yen small super market (4 min.)
"MARUETSU" super market (4 min.)
"THE DAISO" 100 Yen Shop (4 min.)
" ROBOT RESTAURANT " (11 min.)
" ARTINIA " Final Fantasy restaurant (4 min.)
" FRESHNESS BURGER " Japanese Hamburger (4 min.)
" SHINJUKU EAST-SIDE SQUARE " many Japanese restaurants (6 min.)
Sightseeing spots （Michelin Green Guide stars）
Shinjuku Gyoen 12min walk ☆☆☆
Tocho 28min walk ☆☆☆
Meiji-jingu 35min walk ☆☆☆ (We recommend Metro)
Kabuki-cho 9min walk ☆☆
Shinjuku Golden-Gai 7min walk ☆☆
★*:.★*:. Reference .:*★.:*★
Michelin Green guide Japan ミシュラン グリーンガイド
If the spot is nearby and we have time, we can guide you.
Michelin Guide Tokyo
According to Michelin Guide, Tokyo is considered to be the No.1 city of the world of delicious food.
Please taste at this opportunity. We have barely eaten at those restaurants, but we can search for you. Most inexpensive one with Michelin one-star is “Nakajima” in Shinjuku, offering fish lunch menu at 800yen.
"tabelog" is a guide of Japanese popular restaurants.
Grutt Pass ぐるっとパス
Grutt Pass is a ticket booklet which provides one-time admission or discount to the 77 facilities in Tokyo.Set purchase with the one-day ticket of the subway is more profitable.
JAPAN RAIL PASS
It is recommendable to buy “JAPAN RAIL PASS” if you wish to travel around Japan for a certain period. All you can ride Shinkansen (bullet train) for 7 days: 28,300 yen, 14days: 45,100 yen, and 21days: 57,700 yen. You cannot buy it in Japan, so please purchase it before you come to Japan.
We can advise you that you can buy at lower price than the Internet stores in the Shinjuku electronics store. We recommend LABI. Because LABI is only one shop that can sell as Amazon price and tax fee.
This is our home, and you are our precious guests. We just ask that you follow some rules that are common in Japan:
☆ Take off your shoes at the entrance door of our house. This is a big deal in this country. Please clean the tire of your suitcase.
☆ No smoking inside the building or on the road in the center of Tokyo. If you smoke, It is a good solution that you look for a 「smoking place」.
☆Inviting your friends, please ask us. We like to know who is staying in our home.
☆Turn off the switch of air-conditioner and heater when you go out. Japanese like eco.