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.
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!
I stayed for four days in Ryota's place. He and his wife are great hosts, the location is perfect for commuting to the downtown if you don't mind a 10 min walk to the station, and the night view is simply unforgettable. It was a delight staying at Ryota's home, and I'm looking forward to meeting Ryota and his wife again on my next trip to Tokyo.
I had the most nicest stay at Ryota & Miyuki's place. They have been welcoming me in a last minute stay, which is not the proper way to proceed in Japan, as everything must be planned much in advance! Ryota speaks perfectly english as he as been living in US. I spent a week with them, and both did the maximum to make my stay pleasant : they took me out to a great well known japanese sushi place center Tokyo ; Miyuki was preparing me breakfast every morning, I was eventhough welcome to share their dinner; Ryota has been also very helpful for organizing my daily programm. Their home is well situated in Yokohama aera, about 30min from center Tokyo, on JR line, with a10min walk on a hill from the station. The view from their flat is quite impressive. I had a nice space, spleeping on a double mattress on floor, a Tempur, with a nice Burberry blanket and linen sheets!! I could use the washing machine, the fridge of course. Just like at home.
I hope for sure we will stay in contact! Thank you very much Miyuki and Ryota.
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.