A day of this house starts slow in the morning. Unlike many people in Tokyo who have 9-5 jobs, here you'll meet freelance artists and expat travelers who work remotely and enjoy the quiet, local living. The area "Ogikubo" has many illustration companies that create anime and video games, no wonder why we have young and creative housemates!
ZERO WASTE HOUSE in 2020
The house manager is a sustainable living advocate, and she's been working on making home compost at the house. We're currently looking for a housemate to pursure together to make the KIKI house the first zero waste sharehouse in Tokyo. If you're interested in learning the Japanese way of shopping/cooking sustainably, and sharing with us what you know to live waste free, please come to this house! Please visit our blog here:))
At the Ogikubo area, you'll see lots of restaurants, bars, supermarkets, and shopping centers, including a Seiyu, hundred yen shops, and various fresh vegetable shops on the way from the station. There are LUMINE and Seiyu in front of the station. There is also a busy shopping street with convenient and cute shops. If you'd rather explore cute cafe or shops, we recommend you to explore to "Nishi Ogikubo" which means West Ogikubo, only one station away or 15mins by bicycle from home. There's a lot of small, individual cafes, bakeries, restaurants, shops and a co-working space and etc.
The surrounding area is a quiet and calm residential area, so even if you say a share house, it is a recommended house for adults who want to spend a calm time. You'll forget that you're in Tokyo. There is a convenience store and a supermarket within a 7-minute walk.
You'll love this house if you would like to have a spacious and comfy living room for hanging out with friends or other housemates or like to soak up some sun on the balcony. In summer we enjoy BBQ out in the garden. There are a bathroom and lavatory on both the first and second floor. The housemates are independent adults who respect personal space but also enjoy sharing whenever possible.
There are many freelance artists, musicians, young professionals, and overseas residents who work remotely. In late mornings , we often get together in the livingroom and enjoy interesting conversations before headin to work. Everyone is very conscious of taking care of the house. The distribution of cleaning tasks is discussed and the house is kept clean ^ ^.
It is a relaxed atmosphere where people unwind, talk with other residents, drink, BBQ, teach English and Japanese, read books, work, etc. It’s the perfect home for adults and animals who want to live peacefully. Would you like to visit? We have two cats that you’ll just fall in love with!
What you'll have;
1. A Relaxing Private Room,
2. A Big Shared Living Room,
3. A Big Balcony to chil and dry laundries,
4. Two Cats Melt your heart, and
5. Friendly & International Housemates!