About This Listing
Nice place to have a couple of relaxed days during long journey. Maximum number of the guest is two. 2hours from Narita and Haneda airport, and 50min from Tokyo central.
This is not for commercial purpose for us, but for sharing rent and good time.
The wall and entrance of the bed room. the bed room is 3.5x3.5meters square size. wood floor, with large window. you can walk out to balcony. As you can see it is not completely private room.
It's in Sayamashi in Saitama.
Rough direction is
Convenient to get to Shinjuku and Ikebukuro. A comfortable apartment to spend your peaceful holidays. Couch or Futon, free use of kitchen, wireless internet, balcony with lot's of green. Shower room with bath tub and laundry machine.
Great mountain view from the window and wooddeck on the rooftop. 47min to Shinjuku, 40min to Ikebukuro. There are some free parking lots around. If you travel around Japan by car, why don't you drop by our place.
There is a curtain instead of the door in the guest room. Please note it is a semi-private room, please don't expect complete silence at night.
Also, Japan air force is close. They have flight training irregularly on weekdays from 8:00-18:00.
Please ask for a house key. You can keep a house key while your stay. Please don't lose it. if you lose, it costs you ¥2000($22).
= GETTING AROUND =
There is a cafe BRIKIKKA near by opens only on Thursday,Friday.
Recommended Bar is Johnson cafe.
Kawagoe city is famous for old buildings and useful for shopping also. To get to Kawagoe, 2 stop from Sayamashi Station.
Day trip to Chichibu must be nice, too.
A regular price of ticket to Shinjuku or Takadanobaba is ¥420, you can use our multiple tickets if you want. multiple ticket is ¥300 on Saturday Sunday/Holiday, ¥350 on weekday only between 10am to 4pm.
= TRAIN = (website hidden)
Last Train from Seibu-Shinjuku
Weekday 23:58 weekend 23:43
Last train from Takadanobaba
weekday 24:01 weekend 23:47
Last Train from Ikubukuro
weekday 23:53 Weekend 23:33
Last train from Narita (taking local train)
Our blog is lionbus.undo and you put jp in the end.
GUEST ROOM,SHOWER ROOM, TOILET, KITCHEN, LIVING ROOM,BALCONY
Interaction with Guests
It depends how much free time we have, but we mostly stay at home and working, we would like to have a talk with guests, we think that's the best point of airbnb. Guest can play music in the living room, and drink, cook anytime.
We can provide our casual dinner or lunch(vegetarian) on your request.
Please cover the expenses.
River and parks.
Only a few bars and cafe, never expect for shopping .
There is a highway bus to the airports from Tokorozawa and Kawagoe where is 3 stop from our Train Station.
The train is also going to Chichibu and Kawagoe.
Other Things to Note
If you have 5 minutes at train station in the airport, I recommend to get PASMO(prepaid card) at the ticket machine, call somebody, and ask how to get PASMO. It's too troublesome to buy tickets each time you transfer because in Japan, there are many private train companies. You may miss the train while you look for coins!
For example, the last train from Narita on weekday(taking local train, no extra charge)
is 22:34. arriving sayamashi(our place) at 0:51 costs $18,
1. take Sky access limited express bounds for Keisei-Ueno(duration 60min.)
2. Transfer at Nippori, go to JR Yamate line platform.
3. take Yamate line bounds for Shinjuku.(18min.)
4. transfer at Takadanobaba. go to Seibu-Shinuku line platform.
5. 0:01 take Semi-Express bounds for Kawagoe on Seibu-Shinjuku line.(50min.)
6. 0:51 sayamashi
If you look for the cheapest way,
It is bus combination. For weekday example it leaves 22:10 arriving sayamashi(our place) at 0:51 costs $15
1. Take a shuttle bus to Tokyo Station
2. Transfer to JR yamate-line bounds for Ikebukuro(25min.)3.Transfer at Ikebukuro. go to Seibu-Ikebukuro line platform.
4. take23:53 train bounds for Toshimaen(10min.)
5. transfer at Nerima, to the train bounds for Kotesashi(should be same platform)
6. transfer at Tokorozawa, go to platform for Kawagoe(follow people).
7. take the last train bounds for Kawagoe(15min.)
8. 0:51 sayamashi
On weekends, train and bus finish a little bit earlier. please note.
・Be open minded and friendly. Let's share a good time.
・No smoking inside（possible at balcony）
・Stop air-con while you are away and sleeping(you can set stop-timer).
・After midnight, no loud music and talking.
there are six categories.
- PLASTIC hard and soft plastics. It need to be cleaned if it's dirty.
- COMBUSTIBLE(Burnable) wood,fabric, mixed materials without metal or rubber. Tissue, Dirty plastics.
- UNCOMBUSTIBLE(Unburnable) Metal, rubber, glass, silicone, mixed material with those.
- PET BOTTLE wash inside. And separate label and cap, they are PLASTICS.
- PAPER pure paper. Paper boxes and bottles should be opened and flattened.
- COMPOST organic material beside paper. Such as left over food, fruit skin.
1.Make sure water tap is open.
2.put your laundry
(website hidden) down power button.
(website hidden) start button(blue)
5.pour in detergent powder(green bag beside the machine).
6.close the door.
When finished, beep alarm will let you know.
If laundry is unbalanced, it beeps quickly, and all lamps will blink. Open the door, and check laundry and close the door. Then it will continue washing.
7.When finished, dry laundry at the balcony. Please leave the machine door open to dry inside.
Please take care of fire.
We can share salt, pepper, oil and seasonings.
Free use of fridge. Try to make your space.
Don't leave any food behind. If I don't need them, I have to throw and I don't like it.
Balcony, or outside please.
Make sure your smoke won't flow inside.
-SHOWER ROOM- 24Hours
Please use anytime.
Please turn on the fan after use.
If you stay more than a week, please clean your room and wash bed linens.
In case you leave when I am away, please lock the door, and put the key into the door post from outside.
Please don't lose it, when you lost, it will cost $50.
If you brake or make dirt something. Please declare yourself first.
If you want to use bicycle, please let me know.
Cozy. Takeshi and Ai were very friendly. I would like to stay there again :)
The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Takeshi-san and Ai-san, thank you for your warm hospitality. I was very comfortable for 3days. And I enjoyed having conversation with you. I love Takeshi-san's special coffee. Thank you.
Takeshi and Ai took me in one a few hours notice. I had a wonderful two night stay with them at their flat in (website hidden) and I did yoga in the mornings. We shared a few meals and many conversations in English and laughs. They are a very warm couple. I wish we were always neighbors :) I highly recommend staying with them if you get the chance
I enjoyed my stay at Takeshi-san and Ai-san's house in Sayama-city near Kawagoe-city. The place was comfortable and the location was very good. The host Takeshi-san and Ai-san are polite, friendly, and open minded. I was able to be relaxed as a friend in the evenings. I definitely plan to return there if I come back to Saitama-pref. Finally Takeshi-san and Ai-san, thank you for your kindness.
Very good exprience to stay in a small town compared to noisy city. Host are very friendly!
About the Host, Takeshi
We are Japanese couple Takeshi and Ai.
We are freelancer and working in the house often.
We have a vacant semi private room and want to meet various people.
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