If you would like to be a short bit away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, my apartment is great. Sixteen minutes away from Shinjuku, which is one of the main train stations in Tokyo. Most people wind up really enjoying the neighborhood, which has the feel of a small village. So unless you are a late night person that wants to go to a lot of clubs, you will find my neighborhood a pleasant respite.
There are verandas covering two full sides of the apartment, wifi, TV, and in season, a lot of beautiful plants and flowers. It is a Japanese style apartment and you will sleep on a futon. I have low to the ground Japanese style furniture, and everything is very simple. The entire apartment was renovated five years ago. Lots of friendly neighbors to meet!
SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT- If you like, I now have a prepaid mobile phone available for your use. ¥100 a day plus paying for the minutes you use. It proves invaluable for the times you might get lost or turned around. You can either call me, or the person you are going to visit. Really makes for a more trouble free trip.
The daily price shown is for one person. For two people the price is ¥1,500 more per night.
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I will take you around my neighborhood and show you good restaurants and shops. I enjoy cooking and I'll be happy to cook a meal or two for you, if you bring me back the basic ingredients. I have a large refrigerator which you can use while you are here.
No particular rules to follow, except for taking your shoes off when you enter. I will ask you to keep the space clean and neat, and engage in Japanese style living.
Will you cook? I am happy to have you do so. I will show you what is where, and simply ask you to clean up after yourself when you are done.
So, no special rules, just simple everyday living!
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I was on my fourth visit to Tokyo and I stayed here for two nights in April. Charlie was a wonderful host, and I enjoyed our conversations. The location was a bit away from the main tourist courses, but I liked it; it was a quiet part of Tokyo that I haven't seen before. It was pretty convenient to go to Shinjuku and Ikebukuro; if you are not moving around much all day, it should be fine.
Sadly Charlie said he would be moving to Thailand. Sorry for the late review. I thought I didn't need to write it since this bnb is gone by now :/
Charlie is a friendly and helpful host. He gave us a map with clear directions to his place which is a great area to experience the local Japanese neighbourhood scene. Would keep a look out for his new place if we head to Thailand on our next trip.
Charlie was in the process of moving so the apartment was unfortunately a little chaotic and needed some TLC and cleaning!. We had understood and it was confirmed later when we stayed with Japanese friends that a traditional Japanese room always has tatami mats on the floor to soften the experience of futons on hard wooden floors! Perhaps we weren't the most suitable of guests for the accommodation! However Charlie was a friendly host and gave us some good tips on where to visit.
Charlie is a super friendly host and makes you feel right at home! He suggested places to go and food to eat and even have us some life lessons.. And Nogata is such a nice neighborhood, if not for air bnb we wouldn't even have ventured here.
Though the neighbourhood is real charming, still you have to consider the time you need to get to the subway. Besides we have to say that the futon beds in the room are quite thin and the radiator was out of order. The place was not as tidy as you would expect, especially the bathroom. So, on the whole we were rather disappointed about the place.
Sorry that you were so disappointed. Gee, the worst review I have ever gotten!
Had you mentioned the futons not feeling thick enough I could have given you both an extra futon. The heater was definitely working, so it was a matter of asking for instructions.
Again, sorry for your being so disappointed.
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If you stay with me, I will take you around my neighborhood and give you a taste of Japanese life. I will also be happy to try and explain what you don't understand about being here. I can teach you basic strategies for getting around.
I have rudimentary skills in Spanish, and my Japanese language skills are fine for everyday life.
I work from my apartment seeing clients and working on my computer.
I like to be in contact with people, and I will be happy to share my life with you.