4-bedroomed home built just 12 years ago, all modern and solar-powered. 4 spacious bedrooms plus study/living area with internet access. 2 rooms double bed, 2 rooms single beds. Also 1 X double futon, 2 X single futon available to add into bedrooms, so can sleep up to 10 if needed.
Heated toilet/bidet up and downstairs, shower and jacuzzi-bath with radio. Washing/drying machine and laundry-balcony.
Modern kitchen including IH cooker, microwave, dishwasher. Beautiful, traditional Japanese tatami-mat room with paper-screens downstairs. Air-conditoners/fans/heaters. TV, CD, DVD, Wii. Plenty of kids toys and books.
Small garden with BBQ, and quiet street for kids to play in (park nearby). We don't have a car (we've never found it necessary in this location) but you can use our bicycles - 4 adults, 1 child - plus helmets.
Our house is in a quiet, safe and much sought-after neighbourhood with excellent access to bus, trains, trams. With city views but set beside a lush, green mountain it is truly an ideal location.
5 minutes walk from local shops and bus-stop to city centre (10-15 min bus ride, or 15 mins by bicycle). 24hr supermarket 5 mins by bicycle.
Big sports centre 15 minute walk featuring 50m swimming pool or ice-rink in winter. Kids park, peaceful rose-garden, river-side walking/jogging all nearby.
Hiroshima is infamously known as the first location to suffer a nuclear attack. It is now known as an International City of Peace, shoppers' paradise, home to exciting restaurants and night-life with museums, art galleries, parks, mountains and sea. Beautiful temples, castle, and loads of kids' activities too.
Situated near Miyajima Island, designated one of the 3 most beautiful places in Japan. Check out these web-site if you want to know more about Hiroshima:
Access to Bullet-trains (Shinkansen) if you fancy day-trips to Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Tokyo. What better way to see Japan?
We are a family of 5 (3 children), speaking English and Japanese. University Professor and university teacher/mother. We are experienced swappers, having swapped in Spain, Korea, Holland, Switzerland, Tokyo, Paris, New Zealand and Denmark - looking forward to many more!.