The Space- Small children are free of charge! -
I hope to make this place child friendly accommodation. As a father of 4 small children myself, I know how hard to travel with kids both physically and financially. So I do not charge for children of 9 year old or younger. Also I have a baby stroller for free rent. If you need it please tell me at least a few days before arrival.
- Location, location, location! -
The unique thing about this place is the location. It's in the heart of Chinatown/Yokohama. Great restaurants, shops and interesting sightseeing spots are all within a walking distance.
You can walk to Yamashita Park, which is only 300 meters away.
There is a 7/11 convenience store just around the corner.
Supermarket is located next block. So if you wish to cook, it's perfect. I provide enough cooking tools and plates. Please check from pictures.
A vending machine for soft drinks is available on 1st floor in the building.
- Perfect location to Osanbashi cruise ship terminal -
It's so close to Osanbashi cruise ship terminal. It's only 1.1KM to. You can take subway, it's only 1 stop. Or you can even walk, it's flat and street is so beautiful. It takes about 13 mins by walk. If you take taxi to terminal, it costs 750yen.
- Yokohama's cuisine is not only Chinese food! -
Yokohama is certainly famous for Chinatown and many restraints in and around there. But there're many western and Japanese restaurants are good as well. I had listed several good places and bars in guidebook. I hope you can try one of those.
Also there are many art works such as paintings displayed in the room. This is a project called "AHA Gallery Project", which promotes young local artists. We are trying to help artists by selling, so much of sales goes to artists. Many of those artists are Yokohama locals. Their works are very unique in design and all of them are only one.
If you find the one you would like to purchase, just scan the QR code in caption and make payments online. After that wrap it by packing materials and take it home. Wrapping materials are ready in black chest.
I really hope you will enjoy the art. Guest AccessGuests are allowed to access everything in the studio, except a place marked as "storage". Interaction with GuestsI respect privacy of my guests. So I usually leave the room key at a designated location. Upon your arrival, you can collect the key and leave it at same location when you checkout.
My office is only a 10 minutes walk from the apartment. If you need assistance, I can pop in to the apartment to help you if I have a time. If I am not available to come along to the apartment, I can help by phone or give you some advice online. The NeighborhoodThere are so many nice restaurants in Chinatown. According to Chinatown official website, it is reported 620 restaurants and shops in small area. Large restaurants are typically for tourists. Small nice places can be found in narrow arrays. Those places are usually very good, and usually less expensive. Getting AroundSeveral public transportation is available nearby. All are within walking distance.
Closest station is Motomachi-chukagai (Chinatown) station of Minato-mirai line, which is just two minutes walk. It can take you directory to Shibuya. It will be 41 minute train ride.
JR line is also available. Closest station is Ishikawacho, which is about 10 minute walk.
Buses are also very convenient.
Sea-bus is another interesting transportation also. It leaves from Yamshita park, which is only 5 minute walk. If you'd like to go to Akarenga or Yokohama station, I'm sure it will be fun ride. Try it! Other Things to NoteAre you interested in learning how to cook Japanese cousin?
It can be a very good experience to learn how to cook Japanese dish.
Typically something easy and very tasty.
My wife can offer you a small cooking class at home. If we have more than 3 attendees, we'll reserve cooking room at community center near Yamate.
It's taught in English. Ingredients and cooking tools are all ready for you. You can just come in and cook together, when it's done eat together.
Please note: we offer this class only occasionally, depending on our schedule.
If you're interested, please ask me.
Airport pickup service to or from Haneda can be arranged at optional fee. Currently it is available only for early/late flight. (~6:30 or 22:00~)
Please ask for availability, price and details.
This apartment doesn't have parking space.
But there is an hourly paid parking at corner of next block.
In Chinatown, parking cost is not cheap. Typically it costs 2000yen/day on weekdays, 1.5 times more on weekend.
However I have a recommendation of less expensive parking space. The least expensive place is Times24 at Mega Donquixote Yamashitacho.
Thier price is 800yen/day on weekdays, 1200yen/day on weekend.
Started offering cooking class at home. Website soon to be opened.
Tatami floor mats are now set up under futon bed area. It's now more comfortable than ever.
Cable TV is now available for English channels. It has internet connections in addition to mobile wifi router.
I also offer various tours to guests on request basis. Here is list of tours I currently offer. If interested, please ask me more for more details.
-Cycling tour of Yokohama bay area.
Cost: 5,000yen/person, including rental bike and museum admission fees.
Duration: 3 hours
Minimum of 2 people