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Koganei, Tokyo, Japan

Host: Stephanie B.
Published April 16, 2019

General description

  • Main home
A larger than average home in the suburbs of Tokyo with a green yard. Surrounded by large beautiful parks and shrines. Feel free to use our bikes to explore like the locals do. One hour to Shibuya, 40 minutes to Shinjuku, 20 minutes to Kichijoji Station.


Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • Many plants
  • A cat
  • Fish
Our Cat is indoor/outdoor since moving to Japan. He enjoys rolling around the cement in the sun and coming in to sleep when it rains. He is quite vocal when it comes to feeding times. He likes a good pat and loves to rub against your legs. He will happily share the couch with you but he is not the snuggling type. He is a rescue cat from Bangkok with a lot of personality. He can fetch and loves to play with a string. He has a stuffed wombat toy which he really "loves" . Pretty much he's a basic cat who sleeps and meows! Except he meows a lot..

Sit responsibilities -
-take care of the cat. (fed twice a day -food and water. Also give him some attention)
-look after the condition of the home
-collect mail
-no gardening work required except watering the plants with the hose once or twice a week if there is no rain.
-watering all the indoor plants

This is a four bedroom home but two of the rooms will be closed off. Unless you need a working space other than in the living area, then we can talk about using the studio space for work.

Practical life

  • City
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • Less than 20 m² (210 sq. ft.)
  • Metro/tram station
  • Bus stop
  • Railway station
  • Market
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Supermarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • Disabled access
Summer time tokyo is hot and humid but you can bike around to get a beer and sushi

Or even cycle 1 minute to local izakayas and enjoy the food and japanese culture.
Its really quiet here and has a local feel but its so easy to access the train and get to anywhere in tokyo!

The home is on one floor, but we do not have a ramp from the front door.
There is a large living area with an open kitchen

Comfort and Luxury

  • One floor
  • 5 rooms of which 3 bedrooms
  • Contemporary
  • Landscaped garden
  • Art and music
  • Air conditioning
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sports equipment
We have a large TV in one of the guest rooms. You can play video games or watch any of our dvds. We also subscribe to Netflix which you can use.
We have a record player and many vintage albums.
We have a great speaker system to play music. Please keep it quiet after 9 pm (Japanese way)
We have an oven for cooking if you enjoy making your own food, its a totally fitted out kitchen.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Forest
  • Museum
Jump on a bike and explore!

I would suggest following the Nogawa river on a bike to Jindaiji temple. Get freshly made Soba noodles and fresh tempura with a beer and then a matcha ice cream which enjoying the sites of one of the oldest temple/shrine in Tokyo. Its a perfect day in Japan

Koganei, Tokyo, Japan

Koganei, Tokyo, Japan


From Saturday 2019

To Saturday 2019

firm dates

We would like house sitters to come a day early so we can show them around, give instructions and also just have a chat!

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Stephanie B.

Registered since 22/05/2018

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