About This Listing
This is a small but well located apartment in Kobe. Have the whole place to yourself.
This is a small but affordable apartment 5 minutes from Kobe station. Best used as a base to explore Kobe, Himeji, Kyoto, Osaka and the rest of Kansai. Again, it is SMALL but reasonably priced. The whole place is yours and consists of Bathroom, Compact kitchen, Toilet. There is a gas stove for cooking, a small refrigerator, an aircon for heat/cold and a coin laundry very close. Futon, bedding and some basic cooking stuff plus crockery and utensils. There is NO wi-fi in the apartment but internet cafes are near by around Kobe station. Another option would be for you to rent a mobile WI-FI device from Kansai International Airport or from Global Advance Comm they have a website. I have no idea how good this company is and offer the information only as I found it.
The apartment accommodates 1 person comfortably. I do not mind if 2 people stay but you should be very close friends!
The apartment is on the ground floor of a 5 floor building. The entrance is directly off of a quiet road. There are many restaurants in the area and a shopping street one block behind the building.
The apartment is 3 minutes walk from the Hanshin and Hankyu railway station Shinkaiichi. And 7 minutes away from the JR Kobe station.
Check in/out times.
I have a full-time job which makes flexibility difficult. As a rule, check in by 5pm and check out by 11:30 am. If I can be more accommodating, I will.
Access to a private apartment with, aircon/heat, refridgerator, bed, cooking ware, crockery, cutlery, clean sheets and towels upon arrival.
Be nice to the neighbours if you meet them, a bow would be better than trying to great them in English :) Leave the place as you would like to find it.
I have very few rules as I hope people will feel comfortable and at ease staying here. Obviously look after the things that are in the apartment and if you break something, please let me know as soon as you can.
Once you have moved in I am only a phone call away but I prefer to leave guests to themselves and will not bother you unless there is a problem you can't solve.
I've stayed in this small and cosy apartment for about 3 weeks. It is really convenient because it is located very near Kobe station and there is a fairly straight path from the station to the apartment. Personally, I saved a lot on transport during the past 3 weeks as I was doing an elective at a nearby institution which was within walking distance from the apartment.
There are cooking utensils readily available and a small bath and shower area. Kevin does a good job in keeping the apartment neat and tidy. It is however a bit too small for any more than 2 people and is on the ground floor. I would recommend this place for anyone who is keen to explore Kobe and the surrounding area - Sannomiya, Motomachi, Suma, Akashi
Good deal, super location. Two train stations are nearby, supermarket, shops, restaurants, coin laundry... everything you need is in short distance. If you are slow as I am, you are in 10 minutes at Habourland and the habour. The appartement also have everything you need with a comfy bed and a good shower.
I rented a WiFi-Router at the airport, which worked very well in the appartement.
Kevin picked me up at the train station and showed me the neighbourhood. He also helped me, to find the best way to go to the airport. I can recommend him and his appartement to everyone.
About the Host, Kevin
Originally from the UK but I have been in Japan for 12 years. Originally I lived in the southern island of Kyushu and taught English. After 3 years I returned to the UK to study for a masters in East Asian Studies at Durham University. Deciding to return to Japan I choose Kobe as the Kansai region is the best in Japan.
I now work in international education, have three young children and when I have time, I enjoy playing futsal soccer and golf.