Less than 20 minutes to Shinjuku and Shibuya.
16 minutes walk to Kichijoji Station.
12 minutes walk to Mitaka Station.
Two tatami rooms of 32 square meters are both yours.
Private powder room.
Free portable Wi-Fi.
Kichijoji is a leafy, cozy, and vibrant town, which has been ranked as the best neighbourhood to live in Japan.
Direct buses to/from Haneda and Narita airports from Kichijoji.
3 minutes walk to Ghibli Museum.
- Two Japanese Rooms-
You will have the two private rooms shown in the photos. One room can be used as a dining or work space. The other adjacent room may be used as your living room during the day and bed room at night. There is a little table in the attached sun room too. In traditional houses, we fold futon every morning to store in the closet. (I leave it to you whether to follow the custom or not. No stress.). Friends can sleep separately using the two rooms.
- Private toilet -
Toilet is a separate room (not in the bath/shower room).
- Spaciousness -
General room size in Tokyo is only about 7.5 to 10 square meters. But in our house, you'd get 33 square meters of privacy. The private space consists of two Japanese rooms, toilet, and sun room, and a little garden. We host only one group at a time. All you may need is on the ground floor. The second floor is our private space.
- Leafy and cosy Kichijoji -
Kichijoji has it all - all kinds of shops, huge leafy park, and close proximity to central Tokyo.
Direct 15 - 18 minutes train ride to Shibuya and Shinjuku.
- Bed -
We have four sets of single size futon. The rooms can comfortably sleep up to 4 people. One room has a sofa that can be used as a single bed, if preferred.
We offer comfortable high quality Nishikawa futon made in Japan with clean Muji organic cotton sheets. Our towels are also organic cotton or Imabari Towel made in Japan.
- Not much language barrier/ cultural awkwardness -
We came back to Japan recently after living overseas for ten years. We are from Japan and the US. So not much awkward cultural or language surprises here...
Disponible para huéspedes
Your rooms, bath, toilet, kitchen, laundry and all you may need is on the ground floor. Kitchen is shared. Feel free to use whatever you find in the kitchen, cooking utensils, microwave, cutleries, plates and cups, etc.
Second floor is our private space, which has our bedroom, two rooms, toilet, and powder room.
Atención a los huéspedes
We are happy to help with information, and sharing our favourite spots in Tokyo. Our recent favourite is the whiskey and cigar bar near the house ran by an elegant English speaking bartender. If you would like to try Japanese whiskey, it is the spot.
We have irregular work schedules, and may not have much time to hang out or show you around. Our place is more suitable for independent travellers, rather than home stay type of AirBnB experience.
Otros aspectos destacables
If you are into Hayao Miyazaki, the house is only a few minutes walk to Ghibli. And the whole neighbourhood has Miyazaki world feel. Even the cat bus from Totoro runs around the area.
If you are into Haruki Murakami books, Kichijoji is where the protagonist of Norwegian Wood lived and the story ends. Sumire from Sputnik Sweetheart also lived in Kichijoji. Murakami himself lived here when young.
If you are into Jazz, there are many unpretentious jazz bars and cafes around too.
No indoor smoking.
Child friendly - but please be careful with the paper doors. Some children love making holes. Also, the green chairs are designer furniture, so please be a bit careful with drinks, etc.
Durante el período del 10 de Enero de 2018 - 12 de Enero de 2018 la estancia mínima es de 2 noches.
I was born and raised in Japan, came back to Japan after living 9 years in Tasmania, Papua New Guinea, Iceland, and Australia.. I'm currently trying to complete my PhD thesis on community-based development in Papua New Guinea. You'd be hosted by me and my husband.
My husband was born and raised in the USA, into films, books, art, music, and more books. He's lived in Hong Kong and Bangkok before Tokyo. He is often in Beijing for work. If you are into ramen, talk to him.
We are very easy going. I appreciate good food, discussion on the world and cultures, jazz, and adventures in the wilderness.