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-A special discounted price during a start-up period.
-Free mobile WiFi router! (Until mid May of 2017)
-Close to multiple public transportations and many restaurants.
-Children of 9 year old or younger are free of charge!
-Plenty of amenities.
- 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. So I do not charge for children under age of 10. 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. In Japan those convenience stores opens 24 hours 7 days a week!
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.
- 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.
Guests are allowed to access everything in the studio, except a place marked as "storage".
-Interaction with Guests
I 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.
There 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.
Several 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 Note
Airport pickup service to or from Haneda can be arragend at optional fee. Currently it is available only for early/late flight. (~6:30 or 22:00~)
Please ask for availability, price and details.
House Rules: - Mobile WiFi router. -
Guests can use the mobile WiFi router outside of the apartment. But please make sure the WiFi router is returned in the apartment when you check out. Also, please make sure that the micro USB adaptor of the router is plugged in for recharge.
- No party, No excessive noise -
Gusts are NOT allowed to host a party in the apartment. Please respect residents in the building. No excessive noise especially at late night and early morning hours. Please apply your common sense here.
- Beds/Futons. -
Two futons are already set up upon your arrival. If there are 3 of you, an air bed is available, which is stored in a large closet. Please set it up by yourself. It has a build-in electric air pump. Plug it in to an electric socket and turn on the switch. It will be ready within a minute or so. It inflates so fast. Please make sure not to over inflate.
- Rubbish -
Rubbish will be picked up by cleaners once you check out. But please separate by rubbish in accordance with the following 3 categories.
2). Combustibles, such as papers and food left-outs.
3). Incombustibles such as plastics.
- A loss or a damage of the wifi router. -
You must report immediately in a case of a loss or a damage of the WiFi router. So, I can oder a replacement for the next guests. Please note that you will be charged for a full cost of the replacement router.
- A loss of room key. -
If you loose the room key, please notify to me immediately.
I have 2 spare keys. One at my home, another one at my friend's office. He assists me in case I am not available for emergency.
Also please note that you'll be charged 5000 yen for replacement.
- Check-out rules. -
1). Make sure the WiFi router is returned and plugged in for recharge.
2). Rubbish in a trash box.
3). Switch off all electric devices such as an air conditioner, a toaster and a microwave. Turn off lights.
4). Lock the door & return the key to the key box. Turn the dial to lock up. And return the key box to postbox. Press the number and turn the dial to right and pull to open. After you put the key box, close the postbox and turn the dial to left to lock.
You will find notes for those rules in the apartment. Thank you for your co-operation & enjoy your stay!
It was indeed a lovely, cozy and cute apartment! Masahiro was very helpful and friendly. His apartment has everything that you'd possibly need to feel staying a home away from your own. The location was VERY good as it was right in the heart of Chinatown and all the public transportation. Though it is in the Chinatown neighborhood I did not feel it was noisy at all. If you would like to grab a bite, there were many shops and grocery stores nearby his apartment. I have a feeling that I would love to come back to stay this cute apartment very soon. Thank you Masahiro for your great hospitality.
Masahiro place is very convenient. it's very close to a train station and located in Chinatown. The room has everything you need and much more. Although his direction to apartment is very clear but he was very kind to come and meet us and show the way. He is also very helpful, if you have any questions you can ask him. 5/5
A great stay. Everything is as described. Apartment has basic kitchen needs (tea, sugar, salt, oil), is very clean and although located in the middle of Chinatown, it's very quiet. Masahiro is very communicative. To get there, do tell taxi driver to stop across from the only Starbucks in Chinatown, the alleyway is easy to find. Lift available. Lots of restaurants around and a very good bakery next door. Third person will have to sleep on the futon couch. Nearest subway is 2-3 min walk.