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Get immersed in the Japanese countryside surrounded by nature!

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BBQ on the deck(Lol) Now, a couple with their dog, why don’t you enjoy nature and Mie’s food?

Hot spring
Japanese Food
Local traditional events
Mountain
Outdoor
Sea
Mie

[Integrate city& rural] living with fresh fruits and fish in the deep history town of Wakayama

Family
Hot spring
Japanese Food
Japanese style house
Wakayama

[Beautiful Emerald Sea] Sit back and relax with island life.

Japanese style house
Mountain
Sea
Nagasaki

Many people have gathered in this old house neither a store nor an inn.

Family
Farm stay
Hot spring
Japanese Food
Japanese style house
Local traditional events
Outdoor
Winter Activities
Niigata

“Co-Creative” guesthouse, a digital hybrid, slightly luxurious living experience that can be enjoyed in a moderate rural area.

Family
Farm stay
Hot spring
Japanese Food
Japanese style house
Local traditional events
Mountain
Outdoor
Sea
Ishikawa

[Mt.Fuji] The big House always can see Mt.Fuji besides the shore.

Family
Hot spring
Japanese Food
Japanese style house
Mountain
Outdoor
Sea
Shizuoka

Rural x Bilingual x International Homestay

Japanese style house
Local traditional events
Mountain
Hyogo

[Fijian vibes in Kobe] “OPEN HOUSE” will lead you to a variety of Japanese Culture.

Family
Farm stay
Hot spring
Japanese Food
Japanese style house
Mountain
Outdoor
Sea
Hyogo

[3-World-Heritage!] Living rural life with energetic family members.

Family
Farm stay
Japanese Food
Japanese style house
Local traditional events
Mountain
Outdoor
Sea
Okayama

150 years old!? Old House still developing between the ocean and the mountain.

Japanese Food
Japanese style house
Local traditional events
Mountain
Wakayama

Features

1. Lifestyle of vivid interaction

If you come to Japan by staying in a hotel, you will not have many chances to interact with Japanese people. With a homestay, you will live with a local host. This enables you to integrate into the local community and have a deep interaction with the local people.

2. The life surrounded by nature

Living in the great nature of Japan, rather than in the city, will give you a taste of travel that is not classical

3. Unique host families

There are hosts all over Japan with diverse concepts that allow you to interact with the community. We have unique families participating in our program, including families living near the ocean, farmers, vegans, self-sufficient, and families living in villages.

4. Practical learning

After a long-term stay, you can learn practical skills such as respecting nature by helping your hosts and participating in local activities.

Why Familyinn?

1. Carefully selected hosts

Hosts meet the screening criteria. They are often involved in the community and you can participate in community activities with the hosts' introductions. We also have hosts registered to share meals with you.

2. Perfect for learning Japanese

By entering a Japanese family's home and interacting with them, you can learn Japanese in a real-life situation and have many opportunities to use your Japanese language skills.

3. Homestay opportunities for parents and children

You can also homestay with your children. Some hosts have children, so it is possible for your children to have an international exchange experience.

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The most beautiful scenery was the kindness of the people.

I wanted to travel with my family and friends, and since I had traveled to big cities in Japan many times before, I thought it would be not so interesting, so I searched on Google and found this service. I have always wanted to see the real Japanese lifestyle, and since I prefer the countryside, I thought it would be perfect for us. I have a dream of moving to Japanese countryside in the future. The countryside has beautiful scenery and is less expensive than the city. Macau, where I come from, is very small and there is no place that can be called countryside. I stayed in Hitachiota, which is a typical rural area, and the scenery was very beautiful. It might be normal for Japanese people, but compared to the urban area of Macau, where I live, it was refreshing to be able to see things far away.We cooked our own meals and also had meals with our host families. I was also very impressed that they celebrated my child's birthday by having a cake with everyone. I was also very happy to receive handmade rice balls on the day I left. We also drove with other guests to nearby hot springs and famous bridges. It was very pleasant to take a walk around the area with the kids in the morning. It was a great experience for the children to interact with other children and to interact with animals such as chickens and goats. I thought it was very valuable for the children to go to the countryside.We didn't visit many places this time, but the adults were able to spend a relaxing time in the countryside, and the children made friends with other guests' children and played with them. The children made friends and played with the children of other guests, and the encounters with new people, including other guests, left a lasting impression on me. We had a wonderful time together. It was a perfect stay for me as the Chinese saying goes: “最美的風景是人”-The most beautiful scenery was the kindness of the people.I didn't have a specific purpose for this trip, but I was hoping to spend a relaxing time with my family. Also, the trip was just when my child turned one year old. While this was the first time for my child to go abroad, I was hoping that it would be an unforgettable memory, and I am very happy that we were able to accomplish that.Although there are other services such as Minpaku(staying at a private home or room) and Airbnb, I think the advantage of homestay at Familyinn is that you can get to know other guests and have a deep connection with your hosts, and I highly recommend it!

From the UK to Rural Japan: My Homestay Journey in Futami

No, this is my first time. I thought I’d better come here in advance before settling when I become an adult and I’m sure to live here.I planned to come here to commute to a Japanese school as an exchange student because I applied two years ago. That was a trigger me to want to learn about various cultures also I was studying Japanese in My school, so I always wanted to go to Japan but I couldn’t because of the covid. The country was also locked down, but I still wanted to go to Japan as planned before covid, so I thought I definitely would come here once if I could come. Being asked why Japan, from an English point of view especially, the more I go to rural areas in Japan, the more people are kind, so that easy to learn Japanese, and there are so many natures as well. Maybe this is because I was living there all my life, but England doesn’t have mountains, rivers, or various kinds of birds.For me, Japan has a lot of exciting things. Nature is also different depending on which prefecture or area I go to. If you go to the North we can see snowy mountains, and there is a lot of green and feels like a tropical area if you go to the South. At least for me, it seems the same wherever I go to England.Maybe I’m still seventeen. To answer honestly…I took my flight tickets and modification for my hostel as soon as came to my mind. So, my parents were worried about whether the lifestyle would suit Japan, especially meals. I was not good at eating different meals. But the anxiety I had for myself soon disappeared. I found the lifestyle here easy to adapt to.I guess most of all tourists’ trouble might be Japanese. It’s also difficult to make friends. I almost booked a hotel with a private room at first, but I’m so glad I didn’t do that. This is because I felt sad despite meeting many people throughout this home staying. I didn’t feel like I could understand each other because we have different cultural spheres. Luckily, I met a lot of people who could speak English; however, I was thinking about my home country so often and felt lonely because of the anxiety that no one knew in Japan. But this is one of the processes to get used to it.I’ve been staying here since January fourteenth when I came to Japan. It’s been a month. I didn’t notice, time flies so fast.I love it here. I like old kinds of stuff, so I like this Showa-style building, and there are British-style accessories. It’s really fun to find hospitality from the owner or every people I meet.I think it’s a beautiful small town, but not as convenient as the big cities, so I go to Iyo or Matsuyama quite often.I think it’s a beautiful small town, but it’s not as convenient as the big cities, so I go to Iyo or Matsuyama quite often. Japanese trains are easy to get to the big city, England’s one is horrible haha. But I like this area as well, it’s not like I have nothing to do. I went to play tennis yesterday also there is a walking trail. Especially, the sunset seen from Futami Beach is the best. I sent those photos to my family in the UK, they got jealous haha. I think beautiful city.It was also fun to play tennis because never done it in the UK. I loved the arcade in Matsuyama because I love the retro game. There were a lot of retro games I hadn’t played yet; it was so fun to play against friends. I also like nature, going to the mountains and seeing old houses, I like that kind of sightseeing as well. I don’t have any specific, but I do like nature in Japan. It was also fun to go to Matsuyama Castle and Uwajima Castle, hard to climb though.To be honest, Google. At first, I wanted to go to Kochi, but I found Popeye nearby the beach when I was looking for a place to stay much cheaper because the hotels within Kochi City were expensive. I feel so lucky to be here, I’ve seen other places in the area, but here is more rural with lots of nature and the sea, and the owner is so kind.All my family members like go to travel, but none of them have been to Japan before, so I wanted to live there to see how accurate the Japan I see in the media is. I know that this country has a lot of beautiful things, but I want to make sure that it’s true or not. I wanted to know what it would be like to live here and how I feel if I saw daily life here, not just a news report capturing a beautiful place.I am interested in Japanese history, so I have watched many documentaries. But those are the ones that only show beautiful things. Or articles. For me, it was important to gather information from abroad and compare it with reality.Right now, I feel like living a normal daily life. This is the biggest difference that the Japan I pictured in England was more illusional, but I came here and realized everyone has a normal living. I’m so glad that I could see a normal lifestyle in Japan not a big castle or waterfall. I mentioned earlier but I want to come here and settle when I become an adult. And I came here and was convinced.I think it gets closer. This is because My Japanese is improving a lot and made a lot of friends. I made a mistake when I came to Japan on the very first day. I was lucky enough to make friends with a man who can speak English on the bus, but when I bought a different ticket, I realized how important it is to learn the language of that place. I’ve been studying Japanese every day but since I came here my studying gets easier. I have found that many of the difficulties of living in a new place can only be solved by actually coming and seeing it, rather than imagining and thinking about it at home. That's why it works better for me to book my flights and haphazardly solve problems. I felt every problem might be solved when I became an adult because I’m solving problems day by day. I want to commute to a school next time I came to Japan.This is a very simple answer, but I do think Japan is a nice country. The fact I came to Japan is going to be a good factor for me to grow up more. This country is big stimulation for me because I’m still young and in the middle of learning various things. People, Nature…everything is so amazing. I can’t say completely the same the Japan I imagined in England nevertheless this country is way too cool. I’m so glad came here and definitely want to settle in here for the future.

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What's Familyinn?

The encounter through the travel is once-in-a-lifetime meeting.
Places and people can be interact but we can't build deep connection.
Feeling something lack only the place on the phone.
If, I could spend time together with you.
I can be best version of myself from the more deep level of awareness.
I feel that way.
Familyinn, by living in the area from 5 days and 4 nights,
You become integrated into the community, deeply connected, and deeply aware.
We want to gift you the moment to encounter new "yourself".

FAQ

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What payment methods are available?

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We basically accept credit card payment.

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What is included in the homestay fee?

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It’s included a fee for staying, for the service of insulting the manager, interviewing when you match, and tax. Some of the Host is included in food costs.

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How many days is the minimum stay? What is the minimum period of stay and how do the rates change depending on the stay?

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You can stay from minimum 4 nights and 5 days. Minimum stay differs from host to host, please check each host’s home page for details. Also it refers amount of per day per week. If you wish to stay in a homestay for more than one month, a daily fee will be added to the monthly amount.

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Is there a pick-up and drop-off service from the nearest station?

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For homestay residences that require transportation, the host will pick you up and drop you off. Details on pick-up and drop-off are listed in the “Location” section of each host’s page.

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When can I send a reservation request to the Homestay?

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Please send a request at least three months to three days before your desired stay dates. Highly recommend you send a request as early as possible, as reservations tend to increase before a month.

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How much will cost for the kids?

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Prices for preschool and elementary school students differ depending on the homestay. Please check the “Additional Fees” on each host’s page. If there is no indication of preschool and elementary school student rates in the “Additional Fees” section, the rates are the same as the general rates.

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Is it the same room if I’m staying with friends?

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It basically going to be the same room. Please check each host page for less expensive rates for two people. However, if two adults request separate rooms, the regular rate per person will be charged.