Cute & Cosy in Classy Ebisu! JR7min

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 0 Ebisuminami, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Perfect for travellers needs. Arranged with a minimalist design yet with all the comforts of home. Feel at home on a quiet street but just a 7min walk to Ebisu station. The buzzing metropolis on your doorstep. Shibuya Station a 3 min ride away.

The Space

When you walk in the front door you will find a private bathroom to your right and in front of you a super cosy room with a semi double bed and a fold down sofa bed. The room also has double balconies allowing in plenty of natural light and a small kitchenette . Plus there is a Mac computer there for your use with a bunch of movies downloaded onto it for your enjoyment. As an free added service, account access to TV & movie streaming sites will be shared with you upon booking.

All the comforts of home will be included so you can lighten your suitcase. Hairdryer, Iron, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Towels are all provided for your comfort free of charge.

Guest Access

This room comes with an important extra. A portable WIFI router that you can carry around town! A must for Japan as you can use translate apps, maps, messaging services and all with a smart phone linked to the WIFI. Japan is a bit behind the times as far as access to wifi and internet in general (outside the big phone companies) so this will be a vital asset. After you confirm your booking I will also share info about recommended apps to download and lots of links to great sites for planning your trip.

Interaction with Guests

Part of the reason I got into hosting is that I truly enjoy helping my guests get the most out of their trip to Japan. I have hosted many friends over the years and Airbnb guests for almost a year now and I am always learning new things from my guests, including how to be a better host and make the rooms more comfortable for your stay. Once you've booked, I will email PDF photo directions and the keys will be stored in a secure mailbox so if I am unable to meet you at the station for check-in, you can easily access the apartment. When you enter the room you will see the house manual with step by step room guide and a map to the neighbourhood with personal highlights and recommendations.

I will also share with you a link to a blog with all the info you need for planning your trip including how to get from the airport to the flat. I make sure to take care of the little details for you so you can focus on enjoying your trip.

The Neighborhood

You walk out the door of the apartment to a quiet street in a residential neighbourhood. Walk South for about 7min and you find Ebisu Garden Place, an amazing complex with dozens of shops and restaurants which even boasts two museums, one for Yebisu beer and one the Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Upon request I can reserve a table at a restaurant on the 38th floor overlooking Tokyo for your first night's stay. Walk North down the hill toward Ebisu Station (7mins) and you will find hundreds of bars, restaurants, boutiques, cafes and art spaces. This is a neighbourhood popular with a more mature crowd and a bit of a gastronomic centre of Tokyo. Yet, as the former site of the Ebisu brewery, it still retains some of it's working class charm in the East side, especially in the pub & izakaya alleyway and fish markets.

For more info have a read of the Airbnb guide for the area

Getting around

From Ebisu station (10min walk) it is just a 3 min ride on the Yamanote to Shibuya station. The Yamanote line is the most convenient line in Tokyo. It loops Tokyo so you can get to about 30 stations without switching trains, including: Shibuya (3min), Harajuku (6min), Shinjuku (12min), Ikebukero (18min), Ueno (27min), Akihabara (26min), Tokyo (22min), Shinagawa (10min) where you can catch the bullet train and Narita Xpress

Other Things to Note

The reason that I first decided to live in Ebisu was basically for the access to everywhere in Tokyo. Being on the yamanote line can often cut travel times in half! Another reason I chose Ebisu is that it has a vibrant atmosphere, good shopping and restaurants yet an easier to manage size compared to mega stations like Shibuya and Shinjuku making it a bit easier to navigate. Plus it has more green spaces and trees than most other places in Tokyo and the lovely Ebisu Garden Place. I really love this part of Tokyo, I am pretty sure you will like it too.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $607 /week
Monthly Price: $1720 /month
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I had an enjoyable stay at the Ebisu rental. The pictures and description of the unit are accurate. The location is great with easy access to the subway. The building and neigborhood are quiet, but you are walking distance from the busier area of Ebisu where there are a lot of great restaurants. For the price it is a great value for Tokyo and I highly recommend staying there.

    March 2014
  • Great location and the place was perfect! Niall made our stay in March 2014 very enjoyable. His place was very clean, the amenities provided were great and the portable wifi was most appreciated on many occasions. There are convenience stores and grocery stores close by and the restaurants near the station were great. If you want to splurge a bit, there are some restaurants atop of Ebisu Garden Place that have a great view of Tokyo. This best part of the location is that we were only a short walk to Ebisu station. Great place!!

    March 2014
  • Niall was an ideal host and the apartment had everything we needed for my wife and I during our weeklong stay in Tokyo. Great location, very quiet building, and the free pocket WiFi was a godsend which allowed us to look up maps/transport info on the fly (and share our vacation photos via social media in real time). We would definitely stay here again!

    March 2014
  • We stayed this apt for four nights and felt that everything was great. The location is convenient and quiet. You can get everything you want just in case you forgot to bring what you need. However, I think it is suitable for 2 people to stay because we three stayed there a little be crowded.

    February 2014
  • Good location! Not far from supermarket, Ebisu JR/Metro station, and Ebisu Garden. The apartment sits beside a park so it is quiet at night and the portable wifi is handy. Will definitely consider Niall's place again.

    February 2014
  • Great apartment in a great area of tokyo, upper class area close to ebisu train line which is perfectly situated for travel all around tokyo and beyond

    January 2014
  • Two girlfriends and I stayed here over the NYE period. The apt is in a very safe and quiet location just up the road from a number of restaurants and shops in Ebisu. Shibuya is one stop away on the train line. The apt itself was very clean and tidy, although small, we were barely there but found it warm and cosy when we came home from a long day of walking and sightseeing. I have no hesitation in recommedning this apt to a couple of a few friends.

    January 2014
  • Niall was a helpful host from the moment we began looking for accommodations until we were in his apartment in ebisu. he even took the time to check in with us when he was on his vacation! the apartment is very clean and in a great location--central to many great neighborhood restaurants and the train/subway stations but in a very quiet corner.

    December 2013
  • Niall is a sweet and responsible host. We were surprised when we checked in that the room wasn't made and there was wet laundry hung out in the room. We dropped Niall an email and he came around the next morning with fresh linen and towels. Apparently, the cleaning lady had some personal matters and couldn't finish the job. We appreciate Niall's quick response.

    Niall provided a portable wi-fi, which was a life-saver in a foreign city.

    I would not recommend booking this room if the party has more than 3 adults (or equivalent), though. We had 2 adults and 2 kids and kept bumping into each other.

    December 2013
  • We had a great stay in this apartment at Ebisu, great location and we definitely appreciated all the amenities including the pocket wifi !

    December 2013
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I have been enjoying hosting and travelling with Airbnb so much and especially in Japan. It is a such great way to travel and make new connections along the way. As a tour guide and current traveller I am currently working on a digital guide book for Japan especially hidden parts of the island that are a bit off the beaten path. Working with partners around Japan part of our goal is to help make Japan more accessible for tourists and let travellers discover the beautiful countryside. Before getting involved in the tourism industry I mostly worked as an English teacher in my hometown of Vancouver and parents' hometown of Dublin. I have been lucky enough to visit many countries including a trip on the Peaceboat a Japan based NGO. I love nature, sports and food. Camping, BBQs, cycling, football, hot springs and discovering new restaurants & bars. I also love history and music. As a host, I am happy to pass on my knowledge of the country, of Tokyo and Kyoto especially, be responsive to requests and make sure you have a great stay. Maybe see you soon!
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