About This Listing
Write us your itinerary and tell us more about yourself and the wonderful trip that you are coming to Japan.
Japan is a safe country. we love all people in the world and culture. we hope to learn more and communicate better.
So please please write just a few introduction about yourself travelling to Tokyo/Japan.
We love to read and know about it.
If you are first time to this website, kindly please do not ask us to communicate to your personal email or ask about payment.
We are sorry that we only accept correspondent to this website.
Our checking time is flexible, we will send you map and photos attached to the apartment upon request.
From the nearest station is about 5 mins walk.
Kita Ikebukuro station by Tobu Tojo line. One stop from Ikebukuro station. If you have JR pass use Idabashi station by Saikyo line.
But tell us if you like to use Itabashi station.
Ikebukuro itself is a city therefore many many place to discover.
IF you need us to meet at station, we will be available just let us know your flight number.
Transport - BUS
Alight at the Metropolitan hotel when you take a bus from Narita. Be sure to check the time table.
Read and search on the internet for Limo bus.
And if taking a train, for JR pass you can take NEX and non JR pass just take sky liner to Nippori and interchange to JR Yamonote Line.
Train station in Tokyo is busy and big. So if you want comfortable please choose bus.
May 12th 2013
WE bought a bed and no more futon! The sofa is a sofa bed as we did not described. Sorry photo is old…(-____-) we apologise.
It is just not about your trip here to see the city, is about to experience what Japanese live in daily life.. (we live in a compact house (hobbit house) but we ensure our place is made comfortable for guest)
*when you come visit us, we hope we can be friend in future!
~> so have a home here in Japan*!!!
Towels/cooking/hot water pot/rice cooker/frying pan/washing machine/hair dryer.. etc
will be provided in this little apartment, if you need anything extra just drop us an email for us to prepare!
Please take a time to read through
about our description/profile/reviews.
Is important to understand/study the country/city/place that you are visiting.
NO EXTRA CHARGE for little children but please tell us in advance to prepare it.
NO EXTRA CHARGE
We provide portable WiFi and a Japanese mobile (upon request for mobile as many didn't want to carry it)
so everywhere you go you can be online and keep in touch with us or use it for emergency around Japan.
We do this because we hope to give pleasant stay and support
to guests and feel safe all time. (NO CHARGE) many many guests asked us this questions so we highlight here. we only accept what is paid in the websites.
Yes, you can leave your luggage if you are leaving to short trip out of Tokyo and come back to the apartment.
(NO EXTRA COST)
Please write us about your itinerary if you need our guide and tell us what do you like about Japan and food ?(we have good deals to introduce you many foods) Tell us what you like to eat!!!!!
And also please tell us arrival time and departure time, it is very important for our preparation and planning to receive you at the station.
We can tour you around during weekend upon request.
This is part of our volunteer and we are happy to guide and show you what is in the city and have coffee or tea..!
This apartment is located 15 mins in the city of Ikebukuro and easy access from Narita and Haneda by bus..
3-5 mins to Kita Ikebukuro Station on foot
15-18mins to JR /Metro Ikebukuro Station on foot.
Is the best exercise in Japan is walking ;)
Is most convenience to get around the city.
This place have most entertaiment enviroment.
Best for couples or travellers who likes to experience in the city. (shopping, Kbooks, Anime)
Bus from Narita to Ikebukuro
choose alight to Metropolitan hotel.
We will send you the time table link after confirmation.
We have several route you can choose.
depends on your budget and time.
it takes about 2hours to our house.
We will write in details when you send request to us.
Tell us which airport you are arriving.
Time to check in 6pm but it can be flexible if you write us in advance/earlier the better so we can plan ahead with our work schedule and also with other guests who will be leaving on the day.
We hope this much cooperation as we both clean the house by ourself as is more personal. Everything done by us.
INTERESTING PLACES OR SHOPPING
In Ikebukuro, sunshine city is famous for shopping and cosplay shops are available.
24 hours restaurant and karaoke, cinema,shopping centre,.. etc.
Read about Ikebukuro in wikipedia or Japan guide ok?
We hope you know well of the place you going to visit, because we love Ikebukuro and hope you do too!
From our house you can take bus direct to Asakusa only for 210Yen, is not near but you can enjoy bus ride and view how the city look like when you in the car!
LASTLY THANKS FOR GOOD REVIEW
WE want to thanks to all the guests have been here given us great memories to have so close contact with PEOPLE around the world! A special thanks to Airbnb too! This is an awesome websites that connect each person in real life to share and come together.
*人´ ｰ`*)☆;:::::;ｱﾝｶﾞﾁｮﾈｪｪ;:::::;★(*´ｰ `人*)
We have an opportunity to introduce living in Japan.
Write to us and we will reply as soon as possible.
メール送 イ言 (´・з・)ﾉ|[＼／]
Thank you for looking at our page and taking time to read
Have a great day!!
Interaction with Guests
Please let us know what is your favourite Japanese food. We have much to introduce!
Ramen, sushi, Tempura, Tonkatsu, Japanese curry… Yakitori!!
Near sunshine city for about 15 mins walk.
Many shopping and eating places 24 hours.
Tell us your itinerary.
Tobu Tojo line - 5 mins walk from the house and to Ikebukuro station.
JR Yamanote or any other subway from Ikebukuro station is around 15 mins walk from house. Let us know if you need more direction.
Bus stop is just 5 mins walk down the lane and the bus goes to Asakusa/sky tree.
Other Things to Note
Please write us about yourself more. We sincerely hope to know just a little self introduction of yourself and who will you be coming with or places around Japan.
This is important as we don't want a stranger but a guest.
Thank you so much.
We trust our guests will folllow simple rules and take care our apartment.
Please use things with care and love..
PLEASE FOLLOW STRICTLY FOR GARBAGE AND RECYCLE DISPOSAL. 'AS JAPAN HAS STRICT LAW FOR GARBAGE DISPOSAL'
We prepared places for wet garbage and also separate all garbage which need to recycle.
If you stay more than 1 week, wet garbage is on Tuesday and Friday.
Please put out at night on the day before if you cannot wake up the next morning.
We will explain this when you are here.
Wet garbage in Japan means anything that we don't recycle like sweets paper, bento boxes, kitkat chocolate paper, plastic bags..
Guests always confused with the garbage here.
Anything with foods is burnable/disposal as wet garbage. So do not put the bento box, sweet wrappers, chocolate wrappers, papers that have been used, tissue.. all this DO NOT MIX WITH THE RECYCLE.
THE CITY HALL PEOPLE WILL COME KNOCK ON THE DOOR IF THIS HAPPENED AND NEIGHBOUR WILL REPORT TO THE CITY HALL FOR NOT FOLLOWING RULES.
RECYCLE ITEMS ONLY
CAN, PET bottles and GLASS/SAKE BOTTLES
Due to the confusion on recycle items, we will explain again when you are here.
WE apologize the strictly written rules here on the garbage/trash. As this is for us to keep clean and safe environment for everyone who live here.
Strictly no smoking as will turn on the alarm and fire man will come.
We will leave a mobile for guests if request.
Since many people do not need but if you need please let us know, so we will prepare it when we prepare your room.
The mobile is for your friends in Japan to contact conveniently.
Remember switch off all electrical before going out.
We hope we can coorperate.
Thank you so much for your cooperation.
Kotaro and Kei
Latest INFO. DEC. 17th 2013 due to emergency department called us.
PLEASE REMEMBER SWITCH OFF HEATER/AIRCON HEATER
BEFORE LEAVE HOUSE AND CHECK OUT.
A FEW TIMES HAVE CAUSED ELECTRIC TRIP/BURN AND ALMOST BURNED FUSE CAUSED ALARM.
WE HOPE CO-OPERATION.WE DONT HOPE LOSE THE APARTMENT (T__T)
If you are unclear please ask us anytime.
We are happy to guide and share our living system here.
Thank you for reading and understanding.
Kotaro and Kei
this is a semi double bed,.. the photo was not done professional because the bed was not here yet when photograph
Kei and kotaro are very nice people, helpful and patient.
The apartment was so nice and cozy and really spacious for one person to stay. And the location is really good too, just a few minutes from Kitaikebukuro station and about 15 min from Ikebukuro station. But the best thing were Kotaro and Kei, they are so nice and friendly people. Kei picked me up from the Sunshine hotel and walked me to the apartment and on the way back she showed me what was near Ikebukuro station. And on one other night Kotaro toured me around Shinjuku. We went to TMG building, Golden Gai and Kabukicho. After that we went to a nice ramen restaurant to eat. And on the weekend they invited me for a dinner to their apartment. Kei had made a really awesome dinner. I also got to meet their other guests there. After that we went to a sento with Kotaro and their other guest. Really wonderful evening!
So thank you so much for having me as your guest! I had a wonderful time at your place. I'll definately come again some day!
Kotaro and Kei set an extremely high standard of consideration and generosity. Providing you with all the practical help and advice you could wish for, including pocket wifi (an absolute life saver with directions and the metro in Japan). I could go on, but will make it simple. If I visit Tokyo again, there is one place that will be on the top of my list to stay...theirs :-)
Staying at Kei and Kotaro's place was wonderful! The apartment was cozy, charming, located in a great bustling area (though the apartment is tucked away on a quiet street), and clean. I slept super well on the comfy bed, and enjoyed using the tiny kitchen to make myself breakfast. The portable wifi is great, as is the heated blanket on the bed in the winter. I also really loved the great water pressure in the shower.
The best part of this place is getting to meet and know Kei and Kotaro! First of all, Kei welcomed me at the Ikebukuro station when I arrived. She made me feel so welcomed and comfortable in this mysterious country I had never been to. Kei speaks great english, so that was also very nice and comforting. Their hospitality and warmth are one of the highlights of my whole 2 week Japanese adventure. I love Kei and Kotaro so much that I stayed with them at their home on my last couple days in Tokyo. We went out to eat a couple of times during my stay, and I even got to meet their other fantastic guests from around the world.
I highly recommend booking with Kei and Kotaro when you're in Japan. I can't wait to stay with them again on my next trip!
Arigato Kei san & Kotaro san. I'll miss you 3 xoxo
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About the Host, Kotaro, Kei And Baby Miya
Love culture/foods/anime and to know about other countries people.
Kei likes cooking and handcrafts..｡()爻()
... felting, knitting, sewing, zakka.., coffee art (anything that is handmade)
Kotaro likes making pottery and origami!
we have souvenirs for everyone! surprise “ヽ(*д*)ﾉ”
We are IT engineer...Both of us works hard and have fun.
We are a small family now with baby Miya.
If you are interested in Japanese cooking, Origami, Felting, please let us know ok?
we can arrange time to do together.. (FUN TIME)
Our dream is to have our own guest house
with our little hand craft cafe serving our homemade Japanese food
..taught by our mothers, grandmothers..(Fukuoka/Nagasaki style)
(；`・ω・） ｡･ﾟ･） チャーハン作るよ！！
We created F.B/Instagram for our kero kero house..
feel free to add us with introduction!
We love natures/photos and everything that is cute (@^.^@)
AND to get to know us more, add us on LINE after your confirmation!
we will keep you update on Tokyo's weather/festival.
Let us know!!
If you want to go Totoro-Ghibli museum/Doraemon museum..
We need to buy ticket in advance.
OR if you need to book bus ticket/reservation for dining..
Is our pleasure that able to help your stay more FUN and ENJOYMENT!
Hope to share and learn more!
Thanks for your interest and time looking at our page!