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4-bed set up. Can easily squeeze in one more futon to make it 5 beds.
2 Floor Japanese Suburban House!
2 Floor Japanese Suburban House!
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Spacious house next to temple, shrine and public bathhouse. Enjoy a traditional home w/ modern facilities. Perfect location for families, long-term travellers and those using JR Rail pass. Feel at home, not a hotel!

The space

Feel like a true local living in a real home! I have just renovated the entire interior with balance traditional atmosphere with clean, modern facilities. Enjoy a local and calming environment. We want you to pack light so take note of what we have for you!

Note that this is not one of those company-run cookie cutter rooms. This is the host's real house(formerly living there) so it feels like a real place for real people. If you are looking for an authentic Japanese living experience then this is it. One of the rooms on the 1st floor we keep was an office so that is unaccessible.

We will provide you with:
- Fast WIFI in House
- Comfy futons with clean sheets
- Lockers with key for valuables
- Enormous closet space and hangers
- Amenities and towels (for house and public bath)
- Complimentary public bath ticket
- Slippers (indoor and outdoor)
- Hairdryer
- Air Conditioner
- 2 Space Heaters
- 1 Fan
- All small toiletries (swabs, nail clippers, razor, toothbrush, cotton pads, plus small requests and I will get it for you)
- Bicycle to get to the supermarket and public bath
- Low Japanese-style table in common room
- International plug adapter
- Full collection of Murakami Haruki books if you happen to be a fan

Maximum 5 futons in the house. If you have children we suggest sharing.
There are stairs to the 2nd floor so for elderly they better stay on the 1st floor. The 1st floor room is a living room but can be converted to a bed room. note that we don't recommend 5 adults stay as there will be completely no room to move in the bedoroom.

If you are interested in this house please send me a message with this information:
1) An introduction about yourself and your guests and any special needs they may have
2) You general travel plans in Japan
3) How will I contact you within Japan and meet with you to bring you to the house

Guest access

You can use the entire house except for the room on the 1st floor which we keep as an office area. We just store documents and some extra stock items and cleaning materials there.

Interaction with guests

Meeting location is at the East Exit of JR Shin-Osaka station (in front of 7-11 convenience store)and show you the way to the house. I require guests to be in contact with me in Japan so please use an international calling card or rental pocket wifi device so the check in can go without problem.

If you have any questions about traveling we would be happy to answer and help you plan your trip. If you have any special requests and want us to accompany you as a guide please consult with us anytime. With us, you won't get lost and you will know the real local perspective!

We want to exchange emails with our guests to know the amount of interaction they are looking for so we can adjust our schedules to suit that need.

Our ideal guests are those who appreciate traditional Japanese culture, live a healthy lifestyle, are willing to try all sorts of culinary adventures and enjoy a quiet zen-like environment when they come home.

Other things to note

The area for rent is the house so you can have lots of privacy. I will do my best to show you around and take you out if I can adjust my days off to match your schedule. I enjoy interacting with my guests and making sure they get the most out of Japan. That means I like to give clear information and directions so none of your precious time is wasted in getting lost. If you prefer to have more privacy and go on your own please let me know beforehand!

This house is in a quiet neighbourhood so I recommend that you enjoy your time outside and then come back to a cozy and relaxing house at night. I encourage my guests to wake up early, get out and explore Japan! The main request is to keep noise down from 10pm as the neighbours are elderly and sleep early. If you have a big family please be aware of this point and consider if you are able to enforce this rule on your children.

This house is quite large so if you have a group that is larger than my listed number please consult with me and I will see how I can accommodate. Also children are welcome to stay for free if they share a futon with their parent and are under the age of 6.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
3 floor mattresses
Bedroom 2
1 floor mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM
Security deposit is $136

1) Quiet time from 10pm as neighbours sleep early. If you think this is impossible I would recommend you choose another property.
2) Turn off any appliances or lights after use.
3) Put away items after use.
4) No outside guests (please inform hosts if you want to bring someone first).
5) You can use all items in the house for free unless labelled.
6) The house is non-smoking. Smoking is outside the front door.
7) Do not leave windows opened or unattended, especially when it rains.
8) Please do not slam or open the front door loudly as the other houses are very close.
9) Enjoy Kansai!
10) We come sometimes to take out the garbage (Garbage can only be picked up on a scheduled day) so you can leave anything you have just inside the entrance and we will pick it up, but not outside as the cats and crows will eat it.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Bedroom is on 2nd floor
No parking on property
Some spaces are shared - One of the rooms on the 1st floor is locked and not accessible. It is used for storage.


47 Reviews

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Josh User Profile
September 2017
Very clean and comfortable house with Japanese style tatami, recommended if you are looking forward to live in a local Japanese house. The house is located in a quite neighborhood so it’s good for sleeping and has easy access to the shin Osaka station. Vincent is always being very helpful, good communication, he helped us with any questions we had. Would stay again! Thank you!

Andrea User Profile
September 2017
The host canceled this reservation 16 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Erik User Profile
June 2017
Vince's house was very nice and we enjoyed our stay a lot! It was the perfect accommodation for what we needed. Vince was always super helpful and very friendly. I would definitely stay again!

Susanna User Profile
May 2017
I enjoyed my stay and recommend this place . Thanks for walking with us from the JR train station to the place at night. Great location about 7-8 minutes walking distance from the Shin-Osaka station (JR station) and a Lawson store nearby. We couldn't work out the bathroom tap but Vincent replied on airbnb messages when we asked. Just note the stairs up to the bedroom on the second floor could be steep for some people. We had no troubles. Thanks Vince and Shingo! It was a great stay in Osaka.

Sam User Profile
May 2017
We met with Shingo upon our arrival and he was super helpful in informing us about the place. Vince was very quick on communication and we unfortunately didn't get the chance to meet but he seems like a great host! Maybe one day! The place is in a very quiet neighborhood. Relatively close to shin-osaka station which was great. Truly loved the style this place had. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

Dharani User Profile
April 2017
Close to shin-Osaka station, good experience of more residential Osaka.....but far from central though

Kirstin User Profile
April 2017
I would recommend this place as good value for money. Many things we liked about it, but the one amazing thing was the help when my sister was sick. Vince provided detailed directions and information for an English speaking medical center and pharmacy. Instead of worrying about what to do in a new city where we don't speak the language...we knew exactly where to go. You cannot believe what a relief that was for us and made us feel like we had more than just an Airbnb host! As for the space, it comfortably fit 3 adults - with sleeping upstairs and kitchen/bath downstairs. We didn't use the kitchen, but there was plenty there if we had wanted to cook. When we arrived, there was cheese and meats for us to enjoy. We were welcome to help ourselves to anything they had. If you forget your shampoo or laundry detergent, they have that too! So, after a long trip...we walked into a house and settled straight in. Very quiet neighborhood. As a female, it felt safe to walk solo, even late at night. It's close and walkable to Shin-Osaka which was central to the JR line and using our JRPass. There were 2 late night convenience stores on the walk from the train to the house, which is great for picking up something on our walk each night. Plus we ate twice at the train station for dinner (who knew restaurants at the train station could be so good!), so having that close was great. A laundromat with fast and hot dryers (house has a washing machine) meant we could get a few loads done so quick and so cheap. I'd recommend staying here.

Osaka, JapanJoined in December 2014
Vince User Profile

Hi Everyone,

My name is Vince. A former backpacker and now living in Kansai, Japan.

I believe I come from a global village. The countries were I was born in, grew up in and work in are all different. I can speak up to 5 languages and have friends in every country around the world.

Having been a former backpacker, I have always been moved by the hospitality of generous hosts I have had the pleasure of staying with in the past. My first couchsurfing experience was in Madras, India and after that experience I wanted to become a host. I have hosted numerous couchsurfers in the past and now have included airbnb on the list.

My style of hosting is very different from other places. This is not a business for me this is a HOBBY. Therefore, I prefer guests who seem genuinely interested in Japanese culture and interacting with me. If you just want a convenient place to stay with lots of privacy please inform me in your inquiry.

As a host I want to make sure you have the best possible time in Japan. I will recommend some of the best local restaurants, activities and places to see. If I am free I would not mind to take you out as well. In return I expect that you respect the rules of the house and keep in good communication. If your purpose is to get deep into Japan then please do send me a message :)

Languages: English, Hindi, 中文, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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