This spacious apartment was just two minutes walk from the metro and bus stop, and ten from the overground station. There are convenience stores, restaurants and supermarkets close by, and a buzzing high street ten minutes away. The area around the house is quiet, and road noise did not intrude at all. Our host provided everything we needed to for our two month stay; amenities were renewed and the apartment cleaned regularly. In the 35 degree heat of August the a/c worked perfectly, and transformed itself into an efficient heater when we got down to the low teens in mid October. The in-house wi-fi was excellent, and the mobile router provided was sometimes a great help! One of the best things about our stay was getting to know our host, who speaks good English and is a real gentleman. He never minded helping us with information and advice about his city and its customs, nor about practicalities such as how to post a parcel. We were touched that he met us at the station on arrival, and even took us to the airport on departure. It was a pleasure to be in his house, independent but knowing that our host would be there if we needed. We can recommend this apartment with no hesitations at all.
This place was a great find. The accommodation was spotless and had everything we needed. Being a flat in the house of a Japanese family gives many of the advantages of a home stay (if desired), with all the privacy and seclusion of a private apartment. Masahiko and his family were superb hosts, never intrusive but always on hand if needed. The area around the apartment was a delight to explore and we spent many days in the area, taking long walks to parks and shrines and enjoying the many local restaurants. We also found it very easy to get into the centre of town via the metro, which is minutes away. All in all, this was just the right place for us.