We are a married couple living in Adachi-ku, Tokyo. Anyone is welcome to come and stay at our place for 1 month maximum, with the possibility of extending for longer. Our place is not that big, so we request a maximum of 4 people. You can use bathtowels, shampoo, conditioner, body shampoo, and can have tap water, coffee, tea and hot chocolate at anytime.
WE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER PLACE TO RENT FOR AIRBNB 4 MIN AWAY FROM OUR PLACE!!!!!
Also our place is very convenient for guests to get to as it takes only 1.5 minutes to walk to from UMEJIMA station and there are inexpensive restaurants and cafes around KITA SENJYU station (3 stops away) which is one of the biggest stations on the JR line. NISHI-ARAI station is the next station after UMEJIMA that is is larger and has more places to go to. We use the Hibiya line and you can go to Roppongi, Ginza, Ueno, Tsukiji easily from it. ( Umejima locates on Tokyo Skytree line connected to Hibiya line)
You will have use of main bedroom with a very clean linen and fresh bath towels in a seperated room with a double bed. From that room you can see a good view of Tokyo Tower, the sky tree and Mt. Fuji. My husband and I will sleep in a living room during your stay with a screen curtain so you won't see us sleeping.
We are located in a very good and safe area.Like a tourist information place, we have many brochures, maps, and knowledge about traveling in Japan to share and help you enjoy your stay.
You can make your way easily to many main tourist attractions and other facilities from our place such as:
Those places are on HIBIYA LINE.
The Imperial Palace＠30 min
Tokyo Tower@35 min
Tokyo Sky tree@20 min
Super market ( opens until 12:00 am ) 30 seconds
Variety store ( opens until 12:00 am ) 10 seconds
UMEJIMA station 2 minutes
100 yen super market 1 minutes
Good noodle restaurant 1 minute
Yoshino-ya restaurant 1 minute
24 hour open restaurant 10 seconds
Electric Bike Tour will be 4,500yen + 750 yen for bike rental per person for half day.
Rarely hosts friends and family in the spare room.
WE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER PLACE TO RENT FOR AIRBNB 4 MIN AWAY FROM OUR PLACE!!!!!
If you're new to Tokyo but want to feel like you're staying with your best friend... then come to this place. Yoshiko is a truly awesome host and I cannot imagine anyone taking care of me better. She will make sure that you feel welcome and pampered. Basically she's going to help you have a great time.
I didn't see Kaji all that much but he helped me out a lot on my first evening, planning my visits and looking up places for me. Sooo nice.
Their apartment might not be in the most central location but the subway station is mere minutes away with an excellent connection downtown.
Staying Yoshiko and Kaji's place was so unique, and such a marvelous experience.
I am also an Airbnb host and I don't think it is that difficult to be a good host. But who else can be great host like them? Yoshiko and Kaji are spending all the energy to make guests happy!! There are numerous apartments which offers you comfortable bed and good location in Tokyo, but no other place gives you such a heartwarming experience. I could even feel their philosophy to treat their guests well.
All in all, it was one of my best decision to have chosen their place. Best of the Best!
I only stayed here for one night but wished I could have stayed here for longer. Yoshiko is such a wonderful host, very warm and welcoming, she prepared dinner and breakfast for me and some other travelers. She arranged a pottery class on my last day in Tokyo and also met some of her friends for Japanese tapas. Umejima is a little far from places like Shibuya and Harajuku but its quite near to Asakusa and Ueno. Despite being further away I enjoyed seeing the suburbs of Tokyo and I didn't mind the commute. If I ever come back to Tokyo I would definitely stay here again.
Just the best. From the first moment we met Yoshiko and Kaji we felt like we were with friends; they are the best introduction to Tokyo and Japan we could have wished for. They took us to the fish market, a flower auction, the crowing of the new sumo champion, soba noodle making, various shrines and a wonderful neighborhood onsen (all within forty eight hours!), as well as helping us book our onward journey. We feel so lucky that we could stay with such wonderful, warm, funny and friendly people. Unreservedly recommended - we will be back!
Yoshiko and Kaji were amazing hosts. They went above and beyond what I would have ever expected and made my stay in Japan lovely and comfortable. Yoshiko even went out of her way to show us some great local gems that I definitely would not have seen otherwise.
I would 100% stay with them on any future trips to Japan.
Not sure where to find good lodging in Tokyo? Not sure of the "right" neighborhood? Look no further! This is the best place I've ever stayed. And I've traveled all over the world from Boston to Bangkok, Cairo to Cape Town and never have I been so well received Fantastic! Great neighborhood too, Literally 4 minutes from the metro, grocery store, and quaint cafes. Quit too! Not the searing neon or incessant noise of central Tokyo yet its 15-20 minutes away. Great host/hostess; they really engage their guests. They know how to treat travelers/people. I only wish they will let me come back and stay someday. Make this your first inquiry for people who've stayed here can't say enough good things about these wonderfully kind hosts. I had the best time ever.
Yoshikos place is very small but its very cousy. We stayed on the Master Bedroom and there was enough space for all our bags. All appliances were working very well and we did not have one single cold night in Tokyo. Yoshiko was very kind to help us with itineraries and suggestions of visits and this was truly very useful. Herself and Kaji are very corteous people and were even kind enough to invite us to do some sightseeing with them. One thing to consider is that Umejima is quite far from Central Tokyo so it does take some time to get to places and you might spend a few extra yenes on commuting, but for us, it was totally worth it!
I had a wonderful stay at Kaji&Yoshiko's place, an unique experience. I enjoyed living in Tokyo, with nice dinners, live music, trip in the countryside, japanese dance and bamboo show, all this just in one week... They are very helpful and can advice you to make your planning at arrival, and they love meeting people. Definitely a great place to meet new friends!
1- Umejima station is on the Hibiya line (metro) which is quite convenient to visit Tokyo.
2- Yoshiko has a second place in Umejima if you want more privacy than a single room.
Yoshiko and Kaji were wonderful hosts. We had awesome parties together and their recommendations were very useful. Their place is very comfortable and cozy, and not so far away from the center of Tokyo. And Yoshiko's great cooking is worth mentioning too (went so far as making me noodle soup at 10PM, which was very appreciated). I'd definetely recommend them to anybody ! Five stars ! Vingt sur vingt !
Hello, our little princess, Camille. Cooking for you anytime is always my pleasure because you are our little princess:) You are a young, cute and friendly girl and everyone who met you liked you a lot. I look forward to meeting you again on the 21st. Let's eat and drink a lot together again. Can't wait to see you!
Yoshiko and Kaji are the BEST hosts -- you will love staying with them. Yoshiko even cooked some delicious meals for me and other guests -- what a nice treat! Their place is quite close to Ueno, but in a "normal" residential neighborhood. Taking the train there gives you a sense of what everyday life is like for Tokyoites. Anyway, don't miss out on a chance to meet these lovely people!