This place was a great find. The accommodation was spotless and had everything we needed. Being a flat in the house of a Japanese family gives many of the advantages of a home stay (if desired), with all the privacy and seclusion of a private apartment. Masahiko and his family were superb hosts, never intrusive but always on hand if needed. The area around the apartment was a delight to explore and we spent many days in the area, taking long walks to parks and shrines and enjoying the many local restaurants. We also found it very easy to get into the centre of town via the metro, which is minutes away. All in all, this was just the right place for us.