About the Homestay
Hi, everyone. Thank you for checking my information.
◆my concept :FOODs
Always thinking about good things for body and health so I am trying to choose high quality vegetables ,fruits, meats and fishes.
Breads are all homemade ( sourdough bread, rye bread , etc.) .
I prepare Japanese style breakfast or western style breakfast for you.
I have been accepting guests from foreign countries since 2007.
We welcome interested person in life and the culture of Japan. And, I hope for the person who can happily spend time with us. The purpose to hosting is interaction with many foreigners.
I hope that you will enjoy and relax in our home.
My house is located in the middle of Osaka and Kyoto. It is a convenient place to go to Osaka ,Kyoto, Kobe and Nara. (See location:you can use JR rail Pass)
I have two bedrooms for guests. Each room are facing south so bright and cozy. Working space on the second floor has two big desks so you can use this space for working and studying.
If you stay long term/longer than 3 months, I can introduce Japanese class in Takatsuki City. They are teaching Japanese for free (need to pay little entry fee and cost of books) .
*working in Osaka(working holiday VISA, student VISA)
See this website. Osaka City introduce job.
If you would like to wear Kimono(Yukata) that you bought in Japan, my daughter can teach dressing Kimono(Yukata) with additional cost (500JPY).
Free wifi( fiber-optic communication), free laundry ( washer-dryer), towels, hair-drier, soap, shampoo and hair conditioner.
Family: me(52), husband(52) ,son(24), two dogs.
My husband is engineer of electronics field and he speaks Japanese and English.
I have a full time job(clinical research associate) so I prepare your breakfast on the table before I leave my house.
We have a vacation house(see the last pict) in Shiga prefecture and open guest house during weekend. So, my husband and me stay in Shiga half of week. If you would like to stay in vacation house with us, you are welcome! Please let me know beforehand. Let's enjoy country life with us if I don't have guests in the guesthouse. #laughingdogsvilla
I'm looking forward to meet you!
it's difficult to stay here: the person who does not like dogs because dogs always stay in living room.
The cost is including a breakfast.
If you want a dinner, please tell me beforehand(by the day before). You can have a dinner with additional cost(800JPY). However if I’m busy with my work I can’t prepare dinner.
*you stay here over one month: ask me dinner cost!
12.31-1.3 (new year days) :
We have traditional style in those days. I'm afraid but you cannot set the price without dinners during this term. It costs 1500 yen per a night (the cost has been set higher than usual since we will prepare special dinners).
◆Check in time 17:00〜22:00
◆Check out time 〜9:00
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We are 2km from the city centre. You can use both JR Takatsuki station and Hankyu Takatsuki-shi station. It takes ten minutes by the bus from Station to my house. Of course you can walk (15-25 minutes walking). Takatsuki City has a lot of cafes, bars and restaurants as well as some nice specialist shops.
◆Osaka station/Umeda station: 30 minutes from my house.
◆Kyoto station:30 minutes from my house.
◆DOTONBORI/NANBA/NIPPONBASHI:50minutes(using bus,JR line and subway line).
◆you want to be a NINJA?http://koka.ninpou.jp←It takes about 60minuts
◆do you like MANGA?
http://www.kyotomm.jp/english/←it takes 40minuts
◆if you are wisky lover
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please put after the meal tableware on the sink by yourself.
When you'd like to do with a dinner additionally, please ask me.
Please note the loss of the key. It is necessary to make amends if you lose it.
My house's key is a special one. Therefor, it costs higher cost than usually key if you make new key.So,you should note that you don't lose the key.
Do not bring the friend without the family's permission.
Please put laundry in the laundry box if you want to wash your clothes. I set the washer-dryer machine before I sleep every night.
Laundry is washed with family's clothes. Please do not hang out washing in your room.
Please say to me if you need the iron. You can use the iron.
note: I don't wash heavy clothes everyday for example jeans and sweater.
*shower and bathroom
Please note water saving.
The shower is within 20 minutes.
Smoking is not allowed.
This was my first stay in Japan and also my first Homestay. I stayed for over one month at Chiakis place and I absolutely loved it. The whole family was really welcoming and helpful to me even though I barley speak any Japanese. Their English is really good so you won’t have much of a problem if you only speak English.
The house is small but clean and it’s super easy to go to Kyoto and Osaka because Takatsuki-Station is only about 20 minutes away if you walk. You can also take the bus, but I never did that. Takatsuki doesn’t have a lot of foreigner which is also a plus for me.
Chiaki-san and Hiro-san also have a second house (cottage) near Lake Biwa which is super cozy. I loved it there so much and we went there pretty much every weekend. You will love it too, if you like the countryside!
If you want to stay at this place you need to like dogs because Kai and Tera are always around. I never had animals so it was a really nice experience for me and I absolutely love both of the dogs. They also have a cat but he seems really shy or maybe he just didn’t like me. :D
Chiaki-san is also a really good cook so I always looked forward to the breakfast and dinner. In the cottage she also always made fresh bread - you will love it!
I definitely can recommend this place. I will come back for sure.
Thank you so much for the amazing time I had at your place Chiaki, Hiro and Kooki!
I had a great stay with Chiaki and her family. I would recommend to all those interested in a home stay in Japan. It is a great location between Osaka and Kyoto for day trips between each, and a very lovely family.
Will recommend it to all my friends. We had a wonderful stay!
Excellent location 10 minutes from the station and half way of Osaka, Kyoto and Nara (between 30 minutes and 1h30).
Nice room and good breakfast.
Thank you Chiaki !
Lovely family to stay with. Very helpful
Séjour magnifique. Chiaki et sa famille ont été très accueillants et vraiment sympathiques. Tout était parfait.
I stayed with Chiaki san and her family for 7 nights and enjoyed my homestay with them very much! They would send me to the train station on days that I needed to leave early (around 7am). Breakfast is simple and great! I opted for dinner on some nights and I have to commend that Chiaki san is a great cook.
Chiaki san invited me to their villa in shiga prefecture over the weekend and it was really memorable as I got to experience Japan’s countryside. We went to see 雲海 (sea of clouds) in the morning on the day I left and it was breathtaking.
Thank you so much for your hospitality!
Une famille très accueillante sans qui mon séjour n’aurait pas été le même. De plus l’accès à Kyoto et Osaka est simple et peu cher depuis Takatsuki. C’est avec grand plaisir que je revendrai chez Chiaki !
Meine Zeit bei Chiaki und ihrer Familie habe ich enorm genossen. Wir haben interessante Gespräche geführt und viel gelacht. Die beiden Pudel sind super!
Ein Aufenthalt bei Chiaki ist sehr zu empfehlen!!
Un cour séjour, mais qui c'est bien passé.
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