The SpaceThis room can transform into what you want it to be. It has the possibility of being a yoga studio or dance studio with 2 full length folding mirrors, a 3-5 futon bedroom, a family room. We have two friendly cats which will probably visit you. The balcony outside has plants and a second floor view. If you are a smoker, you can comfortably smoke outside on the balcony (no smoking inside).
This room does not have a door. Instead, there is a thick curtain at the entrance, so if you want more quiet or privacy, please choose the other listing. Also, the cats consider this their room, and they come in as they please.
From this very sunny room you have a nice view on a garden and there are many plants on the balcony.
Finally, as we live here, it doesn't look like a hotel, so if you are seeking a very plain, empty Japanese-style guestroom or hotel where everything matches, you will want to keep looking.
For those guests seeking a cozy place where they can feel like they are in a home, complete with pets, plants, musical instruments, a huge computer to watch YouTube, and friendly faces, our place is for you! Guest AccessYou can use most of the kitchen and half the refrigerator space, the bathroom, and the attached balcony.
We provide drinks: soymilk, coffee, lots of different green or black teas! We also usually provide some snacks, like chips. Sometimes we have juice or soda available.
Breakfast is granola or another cereal with soymilk or milk. Sometimes fozen berries, chia seeds, nuts, yoghurt or other extras are available. If I have time, sometimes I make Alaskan Sourdough pancakes or another warm breakfast.
If you have any allergies or are vegetarian or vegan, please let me know. We will try to accommodate your needs. Interaction with GuestsThis is our home, so we are here often, unlike many apartment rentals on AirBNB. You will see us often and we, as well as our friendly cats, love to interact with our guests!
We usually enjoy some meals together, share interests, help to plan itineraries or transportation routes, and discuss cultural observations about Japan with our guests.
Expect your stay with us to be more like a home stay than a hotel.
For us to show you around or spend time with you, it really depends on how busy we are. If we have time, we would like to take you to the nearby locations of interest. For example, just down the street we have an interesting pool and gymnasium, a traditional Japanese bathhouse, countless restaurants, a karaoke box and game center, a shrine, and the city fish market.
If we don't have time to take you to these locations, we will let you know where they are so that you can go yourselves. The area really is not lacking for entertainment.
We would like to sit and chat with you, or do activities with you if we have time. However, my husband works five days a week, and I am a PhD student, so sometimes we are quite busy. The NeighborhoodAs I said, just down the street we have an interesting heated pool and gymnasium, a traditional Japanese bathhouse, countless restaurants, a karaoke box and game center, a shrine, and the city fish market. The bus stop just a few minutes away will take you to The train station where you can catch a train to downtown Tokyo. You can be there in 40 minutes total, including walking distance. I love how we are not in the middle of the city, but we have the convenience of going there whenever we want.
Also, this neighborhood has so much to offer, most of the time we don't even go into the city! Getting AroundFrom our second- floor apartment to the bus stop is a three minute walk. The public transit system is extremely convenient. There is a bus stop about three blocks away, where you can catch a bus on average every five minutes. The bus will take you to the station which is less than 10 minutes away. There you can catch a train to almost anywhere in Tokyo within an hour. The train line is the Joban train line; it is a main train line, so you can easily get to many places.
To get here from Narita airport is 1 easy hour, just one train and one bus. Take the Narita Express, get off at Higashi Matsudo Station, take a bus towards Matsudo Station and get off at Fujimidai. Our house is a two-minute walk from there. Other Things to NoteWe live on the second floor, the first door.
There is no functional air conditioner in this room. There is no strong heater in winter, so it gets chilly. We use the fan here, and often the breeze is quite strong.
For someone interested in conducting classes or seminars, this room may be a good choice for you. Because of its transformative qualities, you can use it for many things. People may have to sit on the floor, though.
There is a supermarket a few blocks away and a convenience store very close by where you can go grocery shopping.