We are happy to welcome you to our house, located in the heart of Tokyo downtown. You can enjoy the traditional Japanese-style life at our house with a Tatami room. We have two rooms for guests on the second floor (with sliding doors).
We, a married couple, are living in this house, and commuting to each office at the center of Tokyo; every weekday about from 9AM to 10PM. We have a lot of information for traveling in Tokyo. In addition to Tokyo, we can also help you enjoy Kyoto, the oldest city in Japan, where we were living before. We hope you enjoy your stay!!
Full kitchen, microwave, electric pot, refrigerator, iron, hair dryer, Automatic washing machine, bathroom with a bath tub and shower, gas grill, cooking utensils and linens, bicycle.
・5 min walk from Oshiage Station.
・Direct access from both Narita and Haneda airports.
・10 mins on foot to Tokyo Skytree, the highest building in Japan and highest TV tower in the world.
・Easy access to most of Tokyo attractions such as;
Akihabara: 12min/Asakusa: 3min / Ueno Park: 13min / Tsukiji: 21min / Ginza: 18min
Shibuya: 34min / Ebisu: 35min / Aoyama: 28min / Roppongi:30min / Shinjyuku: 29min
1. Smoking is NOT allowed inside the property. Smoking is allowed outside only.
2. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.
3. Pets are NOT allowed.
4. Noise: Keep in mind that the house is located at the residential area. Try to keep the noise down after 10pm.
5. Keep insects out of house. To do this, shut all the windows or use the net windows, and do not leave kitchen garbage in the room when you go out.
6. People other than those in the Guest party may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
7. The owners are not responsible for any accidents and the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest.
We stayed at Kazuki and Aiko's place over the New Year and it was fantastic~! I loved the house and there are many convenience stores, as well as eateries in the area. It was great to walk past the Tokyo Skytree everyday during our stay too~! We are glad that we finally got to meet Kazuki and Aiko in the last two days of our visit, and we only wished it was longer ^^ いろいろありがとう～～またよろしくね～～＾＾ノ
Kazuko and Aiko have a wonderful house and are two of the nicest people you will meet in Japan. They have a wonderful home in Sumida near the Skytree Tower that is both convenient and isolated at the same time. It was wonderful to come home after a day of adventure and walk home a few blocks from the train in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood. Both Aiko and Kazuki speak english very well, and we had many enjoyable conversations above and beyond their helping us with our stay. Being in their home made me feel like a local, and that is absolutely the best way to travel.
I have stayed (and enjoyed) in Shibuya in the past, but being able to get out of the fast pace every evening, definitely recharges you for the next day. Their home is 15-40 minutes from anywhere you would want to visit in Tokyo. They are a few minutes walk from the Skytree and its mall which has numerous excellent food options (check out food courts upstairs.) We never had time to see the view from the tower, but we did visit the small yet exquisite aquarium on the 5th floor, which my 9 and 13 year olds loved.
Even though both Kazuki and Aiko work tremendously long and hard hours, they both managed to make time to spend with us. We treated each other to two lovely dinners which were so much fun. They were also so very caring of our two boys and when our youngest had a severe allergic reaction to bug bites, they used their pharmaceutical backgrounds to help us through a little crisis.
All four of us had a great and comfortable time here. We already our missing our stay after a few days home in NYC! We are looking forward to their NYC visit which we hope is just around the corner!
Choosing to stay at the lovely Maeda residence was the best decision we made in our trip to Tokyo. They are very hospitable & pleasant hosts and it helped a lot that they're good conversant in English. They were concerned we may not have been able to rest well during our stay, but we truly had no problem as our tatami rooms are quite cozy and afforded us restful sleep. We were just so sorry to have caused them inconvenience when we unwittingly double locked the main door one evening.
We so enjoyed our homestay experience in their traditional Japanese house, which is in a convenient location with easy access to the subway, the new Solamachi mall & the magnificent Skytree. Staying at their house is highly recommended for travelers like us wanting an authentic local living experience.
The nice uchiwa & sensu souvenirs along with some Japanese snack Kazuki & Aiko gave us to bring home was such a thoughtful & sweet gesture! Looking forward to seeing them again in Tokyo or in Manila.
Aiko and Kazuki are great hosts : very friendly and welcoming. We felt immediately like home. We had a very nice stay in Tokyo as it is very conveniently located, close to a main train station : Oshiage. Worth of note : this station is connected to Narita Airport with a direct train, (50mn ride) making it a perfect location for international travelers. I strongly recommend Kazuki's house for parties from 2 to 4 persons wanting a warm welcome. My only regret : not staying longer!
The Kazuki family is a very nice host. They were very helpful on informing us nearby places to eat and even shared (website hidden) maps! All of the responses to my questions were attended very fast and they speak English.
The rooms are spacious for a Japanese house and the house is very clean! They even let us washed our clothes. So helpful as we traveled to few different cities before Tokyo, hence, many dirty clothes.
Thanks for having me and friends stay at your place!
Thank you to Kazuki and Aiko.
We have spent fanatstiques times. They recommended us best places in Tokyo: where visiting the city, restaurants, karaoke, temples .... Without theirs help, and theirs disponiblitée, the city of Tokyo would be for us a great mistere? Thank you very much, I hope to see you again very soon
Lili, Veli-Boy and Alex
Kazuki and Aiko are lovely hosts and their house is an authentic slice of Japan - with tatami floors, sliding doors and screens and beautiful timber windows. It's an easy walk to the subway and the Skytree (which has an amazing mall at the base). Our stay was short but very comfortable - we would have liked to have spent more time here.
What a great place to stay for my first time in Japan! The host Kazuki and Aiko were very hospitable and we could have not asked for better hosts. Before arriving they were very available for questions and directions with Kazuki and Aiko made it a breeze to find the place. They are very friendly and speak great English. The location of this place is amazing and makes Japan very accessible. Very clean place and very cozy! Would recommend to friends, family, and pretty much anyone that needs a place to stay in Japan.
Aiko and Kazuki are EXCELLENT hosts. They are extremely accommodating people - wrote and emailed easy directions (and even filmed a video showing how to unlock the front door!) - and cooked perfect food for us on our final night. We HIGHLY recommend staying at the Maeda residence. The room was spacious - the house was clean and quiet. Note, this is a traditional Japanese style house as you can see in all of the photos - which further adds value to a non-Japanese person like myself.
The walk from Oshiage station is only 6 minutes. The house is located near many restaurants and the brand new Skytree mall (which has plenty of food to eat).
Staying with the Maeda family was the highlight of our trip to Japan. I will definitely return to Japan again and book another stay with them.
it was a real nice and clean (email hidden)e big traditional japanese rooms with its tatami mats and sliding doors are unique for every japanese culture fan.you can use the kitchen for doing the cooking as well as using the internet for free.witch is a big plus for that place.the house is just 5 min.away from the metro stop oshiage(with a big shopping mall in it)which is good for several lines to the different areas of tokio.kazuki and his wife aiko are real nice and friendly hosts,who will help whenever the they (website hidden) last i must say i would prever this place to every hotel i ever been to.