About This Listing
My house is 6-10min to Shinjuku station (lively spot in Tokyo) and easy to get to four stations of different lines of public transportation.
My house (60 sq. meter) is at 8th floor of the apartment and consists of:
1) a guest room (2.6m x 3.2m) for your stay,
2) a bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room for common use,
3) a bed room & den for my private use.
The guest room furnishes an air conditioner (heat and cool) , an audio system, and a dressing table. Two mattresses and futons for two persons.
The bathroom with an automatic toilet, a bathing/shower space, a face-wash stand, and a washing machine.
The bathing space furnishes a bath-tub, shower floor, and air-conditioning & cloth-drying system. Please note that the shower space is outside (not inside) the bus-tub that is common in Japan.
The kitchen has a dining table, cooking & eating utensils, a fridge, a rice cooker, a microwave, a toaster, and a hot water jar for coffee and tea.
Bread and butter, jam, etc. are prepared for your self-service breakfast (free).
More than 10 kinds of drinks (drip bags) were prepared for the guest (free).
The living room furnishes a TV, a DVD player, table & chairs, and a massage chair for common use.
My private room furnishes a bed, a computer, a telephone, and closets. These are for my private use.
WiFi and Lan cable are provided.
The apartment faces a cozy shopping street. There are many food shops, restaurants, convenient stores, and a post office.
Nakai station (Oedo line): 30 sec walk, (10 min to Shinjuku)
Nakai station (Seibu-Shinjuku line): 1.5 min walk, (4 min to Takadanobaba, 6min to Shinjuku)
Ochiai station (Tozai line): 7 min walk, (3 min to Takadanobaba)
Higashi-Nakano station (JR line), 13 min walk, (5 min to Shinjuku)
1) The main entrance of the apartment opens 24 hours, but please avoid going in and out at midnight. It may cause a suspicion by neighbors depending on your behavior.
2) I lend you a door key of my house. You can go in/out freely anytime. Don't forget to lock the door when you go out and come back. The door key is the property of the apartment, should you lose the key, you have to pay me 10,000 yen and I have to replace the whole unit finally. It costs 100,000 yen. So, please be careful to treat it.
1) As I usually leave home at 8:00 am, I leave simple breakfast for you. You can use the kitchen and kitchenware. Please clean up after you finish.
2) I will not be able to serve lunch and dinner either. There are many inexpensive restaurants nearby. You can also have takeout food.
3) I am pleased to have dinner with my guests for entertainment by mutual consent.
4) Please don't use the kitchen for cooking dinner by yourself at late night that disturbs my sleeping.
1) Please wear slippers provided in the common area.
2) Please do not eat/drinks on the futon in your room.
3) Please do not drug your luggage to prevent damage on the floor.
4) Please separate garbage into recyclable plastics, bottles/cans and others using bins provided in the kitchen.
1) You may use the washing machine and detergent. A steam iron is available. Please feel free to ask me.
2) There is a dry cleaner's (shop) near by my place.
1) No smoking ABSOLUTELY (I had a lung cancer). Smoking on the street is also prohibited by the local government.
2) No pets allowed.
Once again, a gracious and generous host. I cannot say enough about Toyota-san and his hospitality. We watched DVR-ed movie and TV programs and it was great.
Every time I come to Tokyo, I will always stay here if there is availability. I plan to be back at the end of the year so I hope the room is free.
Arigato gozai mashita!
J'ai passé un séjour magnifique à Tokyo grâce à Eijiro ! C'était ma première fois au Japon, et j'ai eu de très bonnes explications qui m'ont permis de facilement trouver mon chemin jusqu'à son appartement. J'ai été chaleureusement accueilli dans son appartement confortable et très bien situé pour visiter Tokyo. Il y avait tout le confort nécessaire et Eijiro m'a mis à disposition un wifi portatif très pratique pour visiter la ville. Tout les matins Eijiro me préparait un petit déjeuner copieux et il m'a même invité à manger chez lui un soir avec un couple d'amis à lui. J'ai attrapé froid et il m'a donné des médicaments efficaces. Je me suis senti comme à la maison. Eijiro, merci beaucoup pour ton accueil et ta bienveillance, je ne l'oublierai jamais ! Je recommande fortement ce lieu pour sa situation et le confort, mais surtout pour l'accueil que j'ai reçu et la joie d'avoir pu rencontrer quelqu'un d'aussi sympathique et respectueux.
We had a very comfortable stay at Eijiro's. He was very friendly, always with a warm smile on his face. He provided us with very detailed instructions on how to get to his place. He shared with us his life stories which we found quite inspiring. We hope we can stay active the way he does when we get to his age. The apartment is literally 2 mins walk from the station, very easy to get anywhere.
The accomodations were great and exactly matched the images/description above. The apartment is very easy to find and conveniently located near Nikai station.
Toyota-san was an absolutely amazing host. His biography and work on cyclotrons made for an incredible read. He was also very helpful in providing advice and areas to explore. He made my first stay in Tokyo very easy and I hope to stay with him again in the future.
Stay well Toyota-san!
Echoing the unanimously positive feedback, Eijiro-san is an excellent host and seems a deeply good person. He is very intelligent, he listens well and is easy to talk to. His smile is sincere and his manner is infused with gratitude.
The apartment is well arranged and located; steps from nice shops and restaurants, and easy transit connections. The room is quiet and the bedding is comfortable. Was very satisfied with the food.
People unfamiliar with Airbnb have asked me why I would choose such home-stay accommodation over the more conventional hotel option. My experience here exemplifies how a home-stay can make for a richer and more satisfying travel experience.
Thanks again Eijero-san.
Staying at Eijiro's (I prefer calling him Grandpa) was one of the best part in my travel in Japan!
Firstly, his home is only few steps to the subway, very convenient to all the sightseeing spots in Tokyo. The apartment is fully equipped with whatever you will need for a comfortable stay, hot bath, air conditioner, TV, DVD and everything. The room itself is also cozy with a great view of the city.
But most importantly, I find grandpa is the very person who made us wanted to spend more time in the home. He is humorous, generous, and like a real caring grandfather. He made us breakfast and note us the daily weather every morning, provide us with juice and desert after a tiring day, gave my friend medicine in need and kindly reminded her going to bed earlier. His English is fluent, we had many interesting conversations. Not to mention his life which is full of amazing stories. I could never say enough about him, but I believe it is better that you come and experience by your own!
Finally, grandpa, thank you for inviting us to the sushi, and taking us to the Kabuki Cho and Golden Gai, we had a great night! Let's keep in touch!
About the Host, Eijiro
I am 79, a retired engineer/researcher living alone in my apartment after my wife's death.
I remodeled one room to accept victims of Tsunami disaster in March 2011. After it terminated, I started to use the room for Airbnb. So, I can help them by sending the money as well as for poor children in Asian countries through NPOs.
I am usually quiet and like hearing music (classic to jazz) and reading books (history to mystery).
As I have no child and living alone, It is my pleasure to accept foreign guests and make them feel at home like as my family, my English is not so good though.
My motto is to do the best. Though I may not be able to take you out for sightseeing, I can prepare useful information and materials, such as a portable WiFi, TV and DVD for your entertainment.
But If you don't want to give me enough information about yourself and prefer to stay like a hotel, I recommend you to find another place.