So I have my living room available to sleepy travellers (or alert travellers). it's not much but there is some privacy. the living room is connected to the kitchen but it doesn't smell a lot because I keep the compost separate. Also, I have a cat, but the cat box is separate
I have some futon mattresses for guests that would be laid out on the living room floor. I have four mattresses, so technically four people could sleep here, but it's more comfortable to sleep on two mattresses because they are thin and don't provide much padding.
I sleep in a separate bedroom. Then there is a hallway between the bedroom and the living room, with a door to the living room so you will have some privacy.
The kitchen is directly connected to the living room. For a Japanese apartment, it's quite spacious but people from Europe or North America will definitely consider it a cramped kitchen. The picture of my kitchen is not updated--it now has a fridge and a 2-burner stove.
You can use the kitchen (absolutely no animal products allowed in here--sorry! Although if you bring in an animal ingredient by accident, I'll understand), shower/bath, sink, toilet (separate room from the bath), use WiFi, and watch TV. You can also store a bike in my bike room--as long as you're careful not to scratch up the walls (bikes can also be safely stored outside; I always leave my mamachari outside and unlocked)
No animal products, no smoking/drugs, and be nice to the cat :3 I don't drink alcohol but you are more than welcome to!
Security Deposit (optional)
I don't think this is necessary but if you bring in a bike maybe I will ask for a ¥500 security deposit
To be honest it's pretty quiet here and there's not a lot to do, although there are plenty of shops nearby to get food. My apartment super close to the subway station so you can get almost anywhere in Nagoya in 20-30 minutes. There is also a karaoke place nearby but I'm not sure if they have many English songs. Also, there is a nice 3-4km river path nearby that has some lovely sakura trees that bloom in the spring.
Nagoya Castle and TV tower are fun, Parco and LaChic are good shopping malls in Sakae, Tokyu Hands at Nagoya station is amazing for stationery/kitchen goods/anything else, there are quite a few decent Vegan restaurants which can be found on Happy Cow (especially Love Pacific Cafe, Pupu kitchen, and Hourglass), Higashiyama Park can also be interesting to walk around in although if you're a vegan you might want to avoid it as there is a zoo and sometimes you can hear the poor animals talking.
there are several buses that run around this area, and Kawana subway station (Tsurumai line) is 3 minutes away or Gokiso station (Tsurumai and Sakuradori lines) is 15 minutes away.
Payment Details & Cancellation Policy
Time Of Payment
For now I think I will keep the lodging free but if you want me to prepare food for you or want to use my food, please pay me when you leave.
I think cash would be best.
About Your Host
I am a Canadian living in Japan, and I teach English. I have been a vegan since February or March 2013 although I have been following a plant-based diet since 2011 and vegetarian since 2009. I love road cycling, exercise, fruit, and black metal.