The SpaceActually TWO rooms for a single party of up to five guests. A party of 1-2 guests will be assigned only one room, Bedroom #1 (see below), unless there is a special request for separate rooms. The default for three guests will be two rooms, but you can ask for a discount if you will all stay in Bedroom #1, with the third guest on an airbed. A party of 4-5 guests will be assigned two rooms. We only ever host one party of Airbnb guests at a time.
Bedroom #1, the largest of the two rooms, has two single beds, nightstands, a food-preparation area, mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, small folding table, and two seats. Disposable microwaveable plates and bowls, cups, and cutlery, as well as tea, coffee, sugar, creamer and potable water, are supplied. There is a walk-in wardrobe and dress mirror, and a clothes-hanging rail inside the room and outside on our deck for laundry drying. (If you give us permission, we will bring your laundry in if it rains while we're home.)
Bedroom #2 has a double bed and a sofa-bed, as well as nightstand and coffee table. There is a double-door built-in wardrobe.
All furnishings, fittings, bedding bought new. Not secondhand. This may be important for guests concerned about bed bugs and other parasites that often travel on secondhand items and are introduced to bedrooms in this way. We are aware that many Airbnb hosts do buy their furnishings and/or bedding secondhand.
24-hour keyless entry to the house is via a digital code entered on an exterior push-button door panel. (Entry code and usage instructions supplied through Airbnb message before arrival, and in print after arrival.)
Umbrella stand on the porch step, outside the door. Designated cupboard/shelf space to hang your coat and store your outdoor shoes is just inside the door. It is labelled. Help yourself to clean house slippers from the cupboard.
Toilet, shower/bath/laundry area are on the ground level. The doors are labelled.
Access to the Internet via secure wireless and wired broadband connection. [Password supplied after reservation and in print inside the room(s).] A high-capacity portable wifi unit is available for guests to borrow free of charge.
Printed translation to English supplied for usage of all Japanese appliances.
洗濯機の使用もできます。物干し場についてはご相談ください。時間があえば浴室乾燥機能利用もできます。屋外使用も可能で、お天気の心配のある場合は許可をいただき取り込みのお手伝いをさせていただきます。 Guest AccessAccess to a shared jacuzzi-jet bath/shower room and wash basin, all with hot and cold water. Separate toilet with heated seat and personal-hygiene water-jet washlet. Access to a clothes-washing machine. (Help yourself to laundry powder and softener.) There is a laundry-hanging area outside on our deck.
トイレ:バスルーム別のウオシュレット付トイレ。 Interaction with GuestsHappy to chat and offer advice and ideas if we have experience that will help. We can usually give accurate directions to get you from A to B. That sometimes takes a few minutes, as we might have to look up the info ourselves. But we're good at tracking down the info you need, so don't be shy to ask.
目的地へのアクセス方法のアドバイスなどさせていただいております。 The NeighborhoodWe will send you a URL for a multilingual tourism website that tells you what's in our area, other parts of Tokyo, and all over Japan. We will provide a link to our own local area guide on a well-known satellite-imaging website. (A work in progress.) There are various restaurants, bars, liquor stores, convenience stores, and a 24-hour supermarket in walking distance. There are English-speaking medical, dental, and prescription pharmacy options, if you need them. We are only three minutes from a riverside park that offers sunset views with Tokyo Sky Tree in the landscape. The riverside has paved paths that are popular with cyclists, walkers and runners. You can also see Mount Fuji from there on a clear day. We're in a convenient spot for hops to any part of Tokyo that takes your fancy, including Disney Resort. Getting AroundFive-minute walk from Yotsugi railway station on the Keisei-Oshiage line. 1.4km from the Yotsugi interchange on the Central Circular Route (C2) of the Metropolitan Expressway. Convenient for Tokyo Disney Resort. A 'Disney special' expressway bus leaves 19 times a day, between 6am and 10pm, from a departure point just 15 minutes away. Fares: Adult 720 yen; Child 360 yen. By train: Haneda Airport 51min, Narita Airport 56min, Tokyo Station 30min, Disney Resort 57min, Akihabara 22min/Asakusa 8min/Tsukiji 32min/Ginza 26min/Ueno 20min/Roppongi 37 min. We will send you URL links for websites with good resources for train-journey planning and booking a taxi in English.
京成押上線は都営浅草線直通、急行・快速を利用の場合は押上または青砥で乗換。 Other Things to NoteWe have dogs and cats. All are kept in a separate part of the house. You are unlikely to meet any of them unless you want to.
One dog will bark when he hears you come and go, or when the doorbell rings. Neither dog is aggressive.
Important if you have an allergy or an aversion to dogs or cats: The dogs pass through the entrance hallway and exterior door when they leave the house to be walked and when they return. Cats are similarly contained, but it is possible one may occasionally get past us and make it up the stairs.
Early check-in/late check-out:
Regular check-in time is 2pm and check-out time 11am, but earlier/later times may be possible if you make a request in advance. The earlier you ask the better.
For storing your luggage before check-in and after check-out, the answer is always yes and it's free.
For guest early check-in/late check-out at no extra cost, if there is no guest checking out/in on those days, the answer will be yes -- but we would not be able to say for sure until one day before you are due to arrive/leave. That's because we accept reservations with only one day's notice.
To guarantee early check-in/late check-out, we need to block the day before/after and charge a fair price. (Much less than a full day.)
Please let us know if you would like us to calculate a special price for guaranteed early check-in/late check-out.
If not, then it's yes to luggage storage, and hopefully yes for the other request.
To make your journey to and stay in Katsushika/Tokyo/Japan smooth and enjoyable, we strongly advise that you check out information online at URL links we provide before you travel, and info we make available in print after you arrive. For tourism information in your language and for other areas, we will send you a URL for a recommended website.
Getting to Yotsugi station from Tokyo international airports: We will send you URL links for journey planners (in multiple languages) about buses and trains from Haneda and Narita aiports. If you give us details of your starting point and starting time (e.g. airport and arrival time), we can send you a detailed suggested rail journey.
Walking five minutes to our house from Yotsugi station: We will send you a URL link to a PDF document after you make your reservation. That document contains vital information for your travelling and your stay with us, including a link to detailed directions and a map to get you to our house.
Tips for an enjoyable, trouble-free stay: It's a great idea to read a reputable guide book. There's also some excellent advice in the public domain, and we will send you a URL link for one good info website we recommend.