Quick Chat with Sam


Antiquity and modernity vie for attention in Japan. This combined with a tradition-rich culture; complex and profound spiritual traditions; and natural attractions – make Japan appealing to travellers of varied interests. If you’re planning to explore Japan, finding the right Airbnb accommodation will allow you to stay with locals and experience genuine Japanese hospitality and culture.

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Why did you decide to put your house on Airbnb?
I first experienced Airbnb as a guest several years ago while traveling the world. The experience of staying amongst people who were actually living in the countries I was visiting was much more memorable than staying with other tourists in hostels and hotels, so I was instantly drawn to the concept of hosting.

Tell us about the inspiration behind your home design.
Japan is unique in the way that it merges culture and past traditions with new concepts and technology. This inspired me to create a home that is both traditionally constructed and decorated, yet also equipped with all the modern fittings and amenities that you would expect to find in a 5-star rated home.



What makes your home an ideal holiday stay?
Our location. The Samurai House is just a two minute train ride from the busiest station in the world (Shinjuku), which makes it the ideal base for your Tokyo adventures.

What has been the best experience being an Airbnb host so far.
The entire Airbnb hosting experience has been humbling and made me appreciate how much work goes into ensuring a pleasant stay!


This article was published in the March 2016 issue of Inspire Living Magazine. Download it here!