LONG STAY IS ALSO WELCOME!!
FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS OR BUSINESS PERSONS WHO ARE CONSIDERING A LONG STAY IN TOKYO.
Welcome to Star Living, an apartment with 2 private rooms on 2nd floor. The 1st floor is used for my office space during day time while I don't live here.
Tsuruse station in Tobu Tojo Line, Fukutosin Line, Yurakucyo Line (Three Lines are available.)
Tsuruse station is 28 minutes by train from Ikebukuro station, which is the second busiest station in Yamanote Loop Line. The apartment is just 7 minutes’ walk from the station. The neighborhood is very quiet and safe around here.
Kawagoe, which is famous for its old buildings and called “Little Edo” popular among tourists, is just 10 minutes by train from here. The house is located very convenient to go to central Tokyo and also to day trip areas in the suburb.
Rooms (Minimum 1 night):
201 Tatami Room (14.6 m²)
with a lock, a balcony, air conditioning,
Y2500/night Extra charge +Y1000/night/person
201 Tatami room can accomodate more than 2 people if you are ok with a bit crowded space. Two single beds are available for the room. If you plan a larger group, you can reserve with 202 room if available. A bathroom and a washroom are on 2nd floor. Another washroom on the 1st floor is also available. You can freely use a kitchen and dining on 1st floor.
There are a supermarket (open 24 hrs), McDonald’s and a drugstore in the station building. Another supermarket and a convenience store are just 4 minutes by walk. There are some nice dining and drinking restaurants near the station.
Free WiFi. A small garden for fresh air. Mini garage is available for heavy luggage during your stay. A bicycle available for local shopping.
Tomo's place is really great! I thought I had just booked a room but instead had the whole two-story house to myself! (He rents out the other room but there was no one else and he works from the main room downstairs but wasn't there.) The room was a beautiful with a strong, hot shower and strong heater (It does get really cold in the house in the winter)
Tomo was very kind and personable yet doesn't impose. He gives you the keys, smiles, and leaves.
The only problem I can imagine anyone having is the location; it is far from the center of Tokyo (about 20-30 minutes) but that doesn't really matter because nothing in Tokyo is centralized, anyway. The town is small, quaint, and quiet- which, coming from NYC, is a relief especially form the hustle and bustle of Tokyo proper. It's also ten minutes from Kawagoe, which is not to be missed! I'd definitely stay there again, for a longer time even. If you do decide to stay at Tomo's, make sure to go to the maki store on the way to his place from the train station!
That is the best place to rent in Tokyo, Tomo is really nice person. Thank you for everything.
토모씨는 매우 친절합니다. 이케부쿠로역에서 30분거리에 있습니다. 비용은 왕복 7000￦정도 듭니다. 근처에 편의점과 마트가 존재합니다. 방은 히터가 있지만 춥습니다.
My overall experience is positive and I do recomend Tomo as host.
About Tomo : before our arrival Tomo has always been available(and fast) to answer my questions by email and not only, even during our stay in his house Tomo has continued to help giving us tips and train info. He is a nice welcoming person and we have enjoyed meeting.
About the location &house: It is residential area, quiet and as described, 35minutes train (700yen return ticket) from Ikebukuro (Yamanote JR line). The house itself is perfect for a (short or long) stay and although we did not use the kitchen it was nice to know we were allowed to (washing machine works perfectly too). The room spacious enough for 3 people, we did not enjoy the balcony due to the cold weather but nice to have a spot on the sun. A/C old but works.
Tips: Tomo is a very open person who will do his best to meet your needs, don't feel shy to ask whatever it is. He is more than willing to help you.
Tomo San, thank you for everything.
Mr. Tomo is very nice and friendly. He allowed me to extend the stay without any problem. The room itself was very good and comfortable. The location is just outside of Tokyo but it is easy to take the train and wandering around.
Tomo is the best host. Thank you for everything because Tomo san is very helpfu for us. Next time, If I were to travel Japan again, and I'll book all of my stays in Tokyo with Tomo san. Best regard.
Tomo is the best host ever. He left his home in our care within just minutes of knowing us. He was very helpful, going above and beyond the call of duty. We would ask for information and he would print out articles, we would ask for directions and he would print out maps and make annotations for us. Great guy, it was an absolute pleasure staying at Tomos place. Thank you Tomo
Fantastic stay! Tomo is one of the most accommodating and thoughtful hosts I've encountered so far. Knowledgeable too! As for the place itself, it's easily accessible from the Tobu line, which connects to many major stations. While the place is peaceful and quiet, bustling locations like Kawagoe and Tokyo are only a few train stops away. For newcomers to Japan, this is the ideal stay. That's not to say it won't suit frequent visions too however. Thank you, Tomo!
Excellent host; room is "as advertised"
Highly recommend if you don't mind being outside of tokyo.
easy trains to get to Tokyo
Tomo-san is very helpful about getting you the info you need for navigating the train stations etc.
We had a great stay in a really nice home. It was a typical japanese style home and we felt really welcome. Thank you so much dear Tomo and have some great future experiences with a lot of Airbnb People!