Open, airy apt. in Tokyo suburbs

Apartment - Private room · Nakano, Tokyo, Japan

The Space

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.

I am a bodyworker, hypnotherapist, coach, and tarot card reader. Please ask for session if you like! :-)

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $302 /week
Monthly Price: $1210 /month
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • 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.

    April 2014
  • Charlie's place was nice and cozy, and he was a friendly and helpful host.

    March 2014
  • 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.

    March 2014
    Response from Charlie:

    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.


  • Although I was having problems with Airbnb and couldn't load any directions, Charlie gave me a call and helped me out. I was able to find his place without a problem (he even met me at the station). I was quite sick around this time and Charlie took me to a great place where he got the chef to prepare a custom order soup for me which made me feel much better.

    The room was warm, quiet, and Charlie was very accommodating and had a few stories to tell. The area was nice, more in the suburbs, which was a pleasant feel. Overall, it was a great experience!

    March 2014
  • I had a nice stay at Charlie's home. Charlie is a friendly and helpful host. His neighborhood is a quiet one, allowing us to have nice sleeps at night.

    His home is located a short walk from a street / area which is great to pass by everyday as it has several supermarkets, convenience shops, restaurants and pharmacies. You will never go hungry!

    March 2014
  • It was a simple and enjoyable stay at Charlie's place. The neighborhood area is really quiet and it's only 15 minutes train to Takadanobaba station. There are many eateries and supermarkets around his place. I enjoyed it.

    January 2014
  • Very good stay at Charlie's place for my very fist time in Japan and Tokyo. Charlie is a great host, easy-going and we had great discussions about his life in Japan, his previous and upcoming projects. He also gave me good advice to visit a few places in Tokyo. Besides, this district of Tokyo is really great : it looks like a village with small shops, inexpensive restaurants, bikes everywhere, small residential building. I would really recommand the place if you are looking for a true japanese experience with a great American host !

    November 2013
  • Charlie is a great host. He's got a bevel of interesting life stories and experiences to share with you which I found most entertaining as well as a great source of information for getting around in Tokyo and how things work there. Overall, enjoyed my stay with home.

    November 2013
  • It was great staying with Charlie. Charlie is very easy and accommodating and also friendly and happy to help with any advice about a Tokyo visit. Great stay

    November 2013
  • Charlie is a very nice host. I really enjoyed my stay as well as our nice conversations.

    Definitely a good place to stay and explore Tokyo.

    November 2013
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New Dorp High School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The originator of Seishindo
I am an Executive and Life coach, and I use the modalities of NLP, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Noguchi Sei Tai, Bodywork, and Aikido. I have been in Japan for about 28 years and I am the originator of a human potential discipline of Seishindo. 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.
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