Translated by Jasmine Nishino
Make Yourself at Home in Japan! Stay at WALLABY HOUSE in Saitama
Written by Jumpei Kawashima
WALLABY HOUSE, located in Kawaguchi city, Saitama, is an apartment house that has been turned into a comfortable accommodation facility. Fully equipped with furniture and appliances, it is great for long-term stays!
Located north of Tokyo, Saitama prefecture is easily accessible and not as crowded as the busy metropolitan area. Therefore, it is the perfect place to stay while touring around the capital.
A recommended area to stay is around Warabi Station on the JR Keihin Tohoku Line. You can go to stations such as Ueno, Tokyo and Akihabara without any transfers. Unlike the bustling city, the area around this station is a wonderful place to experience the local Japanese neighborhood.
WALLABY HOUSE is an accommodation facility at walking distance away from Warabi Station. In this article we would like to introduce you the rooms and the special charm of an "accommodation that makes you feel at home".
For more information about the sightseeing destinations in Saitama prefecture, please refer to: The Complete Guide to Saitama! 35 Recommended Spots to Go.
Accommodation in an Apartment House
WALLABY HOUSE is an accommodation facility that was originally a standard apartment house. Each room has been renovated and rented out individually, so it will make you feel as if you are living there during your stay. This accommodation is essentially a condominium meant for long term stays.
The apartment building is seven storeys high with a 24-hour front desk on the first floor. All the floors above the second floor are rooms for customers. An elevator is available in the building, so it is easy for travelers to go to their rooms with heavy suitcases and luggage. Having no steps in the hallways is also great to move around.
From Japanese-Style Rooms to Concept Rooms, and More!
There are four different types of rooms offered in the WALLABY HOUSE with a variation in design or concept.
The Western-style rooms have vivid colors and you can select from either simple-style, cafe-style and pop art-style. With an arrangement of wallpaper and lighting, you will be able to enjoy a different atmosphere in each room.
For visitors from outside of Japan who wish to enjoy a Japanese cultural experience can stay in the Japanese-style room! You can spend time in rooms with tatami mats and sleep in comfortable futon mats. It will surely be an exciting experience for many international visitors.
The lighting in the rooms have a Japanese design and a cute origami decor that welcomes you to the room.
Fully Equipped Kitchen! Great for Long Term Stays
Each room at WALLABY HOUSE comes with a shower, bathroom, sink, washing machine, kitchen, refrigerator, air conditioner, and other necessary things you need to have a comfortable stay. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the entire facility and if you run into any issues, you can always talk to someone at the 24-hour front desk.
All the rooms have sound-proof walls, so you are able to relax in a private room without worrying about your neighbors. For travelers planning to stay for a longer period, this will be a great place to turn into your base while going on adventures around the Tokyo area.
Prepare for the Journey at WALLABY HOUSE
Opening their doors in July of 2016, WALLABY HOUSE is a brand new facility run by Ms. Negishi who studied abroad in Canada. Her family also runs an accommodation facility in Kyoto. Having experience in the field, she will try her best in order for you to have a comfortable stay while in Japan.
Staff members who have studied abroad or have been living outside of Japan will be around to assist you at the front desk in English and other languages as well.
With great access to Tokyo, WALLABY HOUSE is a great option to consider for your next stay in Japan!