Have you heard of Japan AIRBNB? There are many things I consider in booking an accommodation such as safety, convenience and cleanliness. Months before our trip to Japan last June, I already reserved two hotel rooms to stay in Japan, one in Tokyo and another in Nagoya.
However, my main dilemma was the small size of the hotel rooms. So I asked for suggestions from my friends who had been in Japan, that’s when I learned about AIRBNB. (click here to get P1,100 discount on your first booking)
Airbnb is a website where an individual, called host, can offer his humble abode or house to be rented by others. The tenant may choose from the types of accommodation :
- – Entire home (Have a place to yourself)
- – Private room (Have your own room and share some common spaces like bathroom or living room)
- – Shared room (Stay in a shared space, like a common room)
|Natsumi’s Entrance Door|
My husband and I sorted things out and we picked the Shinjuku District because according to many reviews, this was the area that has numerous line of shopping stalls, malls and not to mention the quiet neighborhood. And wait, the Shinjuku Station houses the main JR Train and Bus Stations so it would really be convenient for us because we would be going back and forth to Nagoya.
We shortlisted some houses near the mall but we also wanted to experience how Japanese people live in a Ryokan Style house where there is tatami floor and sleep in floor mattresses.
Natsumi’s House- Tokyo, Japan
Upon arrival, the first thing I checked was the toilet of the house. It is separated from the bathroom area that has a metallic bathtub. My daughter really loved to swim in there. It is furnished with an automatic toilet, electronic water temperature control system and shower. Natsumi also provided us with shampoos, conditioner, hand liquid and body liquid soaps. There is a waching machine and dryer.
|Natsumi’s Dining Room|
- LIVING ROOM
The living room is made of tatami floors and has a television and sofa set. There is a center table with throw pillows.
|Natsumi’s Living Room|
Upstairs, there are 3 large bedrooms and each has air conditioning system. One of the room has
a baby crib while another has a television too. To sum all, there are 10 bedrooms
The house is very easy to find, it is just a one minute walk to the nearest bus stop and 15 minutes travel to Shinjuku Station.
Oki’s Loft- Nagoya, Japan
Our host Oki was very accommodating and even waited for us when we came at midnight from our long day bus trip from Tokyo. He fetched us from Nagoya Main Station and took us to the apartment. He even offered us to transfer to a bigger house because our daughter got her foot injured due to a bike accident in Tokyo.
- LIVING ROOM
The living room is very posh and accentuated with black and beige colors. There is a sofa with throw pillows, a television and center table.
If you want to clean the house, you can find the vacuum machine inside a small room where the hangers and heater are also kept.
The bathroom is also separated from the toilet area. I loved the bathtub and the powder/laundry room.
I paid P14,031 for 3 nights. To sum it up, our experience with our two AIRBNB hosts was amazing and very memorable. Both showed us extra generosity and their houses are just so family-friendly. This is one of the reasons I enjoyed my stay in Japan to the fullest and we’ll surely come back there in the coming years.
Note: Oki’s loft pictures are not mine but from his AIRBNB site.Talking about a stress-free Japan trip. This post might help you. https://teamuytravels.com/blog/2017/09/20/tips-for-your-stress-free-japan-trip/