We provide not just accommodation but local knowledge such as information of transportation, restaurant, and sightseeing spots etc for you.
Please note that this is home-stay type offer. You can get a private room but stay with us.
Japanese couple and a baby live in three (bed) room Condo (residence) in Yokohama. Only 15 mins to Shinagawa by JR from the nearest station. 10 mins to Yokohama.
From the living room, you can enjoy a full view of Metropolitan Yokohama because the place is located at the top of hill.
Our place is often used by people who are attending conference/(email hidden) because it takes only 15 mins by train to get to the closest station to the Pacifico Yokohama.
You can utilize your JR pass since the place is between Tokyo and Yokohama and the nearest station is JR Tsurumi station. Therefore, you don't need to waste your money on subway and other train companies. (Advisory: You need to check the place you stay has a JR station nearby otherwize you need to pay extra in additon to your JR pass.)
We provide a private room for you with futon, sheets, pillow, and towels. In the room, you can use a light and WIFI. (no TV).
You can use the bathroom, amenities in the bathroom, refrigerator and relax at the living room if you want. This offer is very much like home-stay so if you mind staying/living with hosts, it might not be the best option for you.
Check-in: after 7pm on weekdays, anytime on weekends.
Check-out: Before 8:30am on weekdays, noon on weekends.
If timing allows for both of us, we are happy to take you to local food restaurant, scenery and anywhere you would like to visit in Japan. I have a lot of friends who are coming from other countries, so I know the best places for Sushi and Ramen etc for you!
Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have.
Our place is at Yokohama, only 20 mins by train from Haneda Tokyo International airport. (we can pick you up if you arrive at Haneda on weekends, holidays)
10 mins to JR Tsurumi station.
3 mins to Keikyu Kagetuenmae station.
Easy access to Yokohama/Minatomirai area, Shinagawa/Roppongi/Ginza area.
For a guest who stay more than two nights, we will give you a key. If you lose it, we need to replace an entire key system for whole condo. Therefore, please note in advance that your security deposit will not be returned if, but not limited to, you lose or do not return the key.
No smoking. No instrument. No food providing.
I had a great stay. The hosts are incredibly friendly and helpful; the apartment is a genuine bargain compared to Tokyo hotels; and is conveniently located (very close to a metro stop that will take you directly into the heart of the city). Would go out of my way to stay here in the future given the value and goodness of the place.
I traveled on a JR rail pass that allows unlimited train travel to include most bullet trains and is a great value and bargain for those on a budget who will be traveling across many cities. I looked for a place that was along one of the JR lines and came across this listing. This apartment is very conveniently located and easily accessible from Narita airport as well as getting to surrounding attractions. Using the JR pass, I was able to take the Narita Express to Shinagawa station, with one transfer to the JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line towards Yokohama. JR Tsurumi station is 5 stops after Shinagawa and 3 stops before Yokohama (both stations allow transfers to the Shinkansen (bullet train) for travel to other cities such as Hiroshima, Kyoto, Osaka, etc.).
The accommodation, located off of the main living room, is private with sliding doors as pictured. A foam double mattress and fold-out camping chairs were very comfortable and met my needs. I was given an apartment key during my stay that allowed me to freely come and go on my own schedule. The walk to the apartment is a leisure 15 minutes up a hill from the station, using West exit. The East exit has 6 floors of shops and restaurants with a market on the ground floor and an "English" garden on the rooftop. The best currency exchange rate was offered on the 2nd floor of the building immediately across the train station as you come out of the West exit. The Italian restaurant (Saizeriya) located on the 4th floor of that same building offered decent food and was reasonably priced.
I am so grateful for this homestay because both the location and family allowed me to complete my travel experience which is the opportunity to live like a local. Ryota is very responsive and resourceful. Both he and his wife, Miyuki are very kind and thoughtful. Lastly, their daughter is so well behaved that you do not even notice that there is a child in the home. Do not hesitate to stay with this wonderful family as it will only enrich your travel experience. When you stay with them, you are amongst friends.
Ryota and Miuki (together with their kid Sora) have been wonderful hosts. I stayed with them for 5 days and I have no complaints. Their flat is located between Tokyo and Yokohama, and commuting between these places would be a breeze. It is a 10-12 min walk including a short uphill climb from JR Tsurumi and Keikyu stations. Conversational English was very good and Ryota was able to bring me to a good sushi place in Ginza one Sunday. I learned a lot about the Japanese people during my short stint with them. Highly recommended!
Ryota and Miyuki were wonderful hosts, generous with their time. They are a lovely couple and so interesting to talk to, just so friendly, with a beautiful baby daughter. As a first time visitor to Japan it was so valuable to be with a family willing to provide advice about travelling, train trips and local attractions. The apartment was delightful and the view is spectacular. The apartment is very well placed between Tokyo and Yokohama and not far from the local station.
Staying here was one of the best travel decisions I made on my trip to Japan. Their home was a perfect base for attending a conference in Yokohama. Additionally, the room was clean, comfortable and private. My hosts were friendly, very willing and able to help me learn to navigate the trains and find other resources I needed during my stay.
I am speechless about the hospitality of Ryota and his family. I really hope our friendship will last much longer than the few days we met in Japan. Thank you so much for everything!
Grew up in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture.
Lived in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture for 4 years at college, Santa Cruz, California for a year and Seattle, Washington for 3 years.
My wife and I are welcome you in Japan and would like to provide any assistance you want as much as possible. Please feel free to ask us.
Though I can speak English, I am more than happy to talk to you in Japanese to you if you want.
MBA degree from University of Washington, Foster School of Business in Seattle.