Central, gay-friendly, and clean

Apartment - Private room · Kamiochiai, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

The Space

One of the largest and roomiest places in Tokyo on Airbnb. Over 120 SQUARE METERS (1200 sq.ft) of space. BIG, SPACIOUS, LOTS OF LIGHT, TOP FLOOR, EXPANSIVE VIEWS from HUGE WINDOWS in every room and multiple balconies. We are a couple and have lived in Tokyo for ten years each. We both speak, read and write Japanese fluently. You may have heard apartments in Tokyo are typically small. Well, we don't like small. Relax in our 3-bedroom corner unit with three exposures which includes an 8-mat corner tatami room on the top floor of a very well built condominium, or mansion. Ask me about sightseeing, and I'll guide you and give you the low-down on the latest shops, and when you're pooped, we have iTunes/AppleTV, so you can even chill at home and watch a recent movie from the iTunes library on the large flat-screen TV when the hustle of the city and sightseeing have wiped you out one evening.

You'd have either the bed or tatami room with very comfortable futons/quilt bedding. For a negotiated rate, we consider relinquishing our bedroom with the queen bed, but the tatami room is very comfortable, and after all, you're visiting Japan. We sleep there, too, sometimes.

AMENITIES: washer/dryer, free wi-fi, a new GOLD'S GYM (with requisite fit, "happy" boys and pretty ladies), 3 supermarkets each literally 30-45 seconds away, lots of delicious local restaurants (particularly amazing udon and seafood, both at half the price you'd pay in Roppongi and 10x the taste), and a river that has one of Tokyo's famous sakura cherry tree sights.

CONCIERGE: You're not left in an empty apartment to figure it out all on your own. Not that you couldn't, but with limited time, don't you want to have a bit of the noise curated. You're gonna get the Tokyo fun "noise" anyway, so it's best to get it in loud and clear AND beautifully. So, we can help you out with your plans, tell you that great soba place or temple you should not miss. We can also call, read or write out something to help you to make arrangements, if necessary. E.g. you could bring any piece of paper back from a store, and we could make that call back to the proprietor to arrange for you to head back to get that piece you saw as a gift. Tokyo is our home; we love it. We'll help you to see this city with equal admiration.

The building is LITERALLY 30 SECONDS from the train, and 5-minutes' walk to access 3 other subway lines/JR--without battling 1,(phone number hidden)ther people. There is also nearby a, Some apartments push the fact that being 100 meters from Shibuya is ideal, but that's not how most people live. Who would want to live in an apartment the size of a closet in Times Sq?

TRANSPORT: 4 minutes to Shinjuku, 10 mins. to Harajuku/Omotesando, 12 mins. to Shibuya, 15 mins. to Roppongi.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $40 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • The guys are super friendly and helpful. They gave me good recommendations for awesome places in Tokyo. The apartment is great, above all the fantastic view from the balcony. The location is perfect if you want to stay in a cosy area close to Shinjuku center! I loved the calm area in there beside busy and crowded streets of Shinjuku. The public transport is very close by and it's so easy to get to the spots of Tokyo.
    Thx for the pleasant stay and see ya next time in Berlin :-)

    April 2014
  • Til and Ivan are great hosts. Even though they were very busy, they made time to chat with me and even showed me one of their favorite restaurants nearby. They are both fluent in Japanese, and both have a lot of knowledge and experience to share. I saw a different side to Tokyo than I ever would have because of them. The apartment is large by Tokyo standards, and it's in a very convenient location, with both subway and above-ground train lines nearby. The room was large and clean, and the whole apartment offers fantastic views all around.

    April 2014
  • Staying with Ivan and Til was truly a pleasure. They are amazing people who went out of their way to make our stay in Tokyo as fun as possible. They were the best hosts we have stayed with yet. Their apartment is comfortable, clean, and located in a great area. People like Ivan and Til are what make airbnb so special.

    April 2014
  • Great way to start off our trip in Tokyo! Great hosts and they even took us out with some friends. The location is great. There were a few transportation options within 5 minutes depending where you wanted to go. The apartment was clean and spacious. If I had the opportunity, I would return to Tokyo and stay with them again!

    March 2014
  • Good location and very friendly welcoming. Til was traveling but Ivan took care of everything !

    November 2013
  • The apartment is huge by Tokyo standards. Good location. The best thing FOR ME was that Ivan (Til's partner. Til was away) has lived in Japan for a very long time and is thoroughly fluent in the language; therefor he could explain the subtleties and intricacies of Japan and life in Tokyo in a way that someone who is not a native english speaker would not be able to.

    November 2013
  • Very nice location and great hosts! :)

    October 2013
  • Huge penthouse level apartment, with magnificent views. Great hosts, we didn't see them much. There were two decent sized earthquakes while we were there, but the building was perfectly safe and sound. Quick walk to JR station and Tokyo Metro, so you can get anywhere in Tokyo in minutes. We stayed 3 nights. Don't worry about location when booking in Tokyo - it just DOES NOT MATTER where you stay... because you'll take the train anywhere and everywhere. You only need 3 nights / 2 full days in Tokyo... a big city is a big city is a big city. Get away to the rest of Japan, where things are truly amazing: Himeji, Koyasan, Kyoto, Miyajima, Nikko, Nara, Yamanouchi, even Hiroshima....

    October 2013
  • Til & Ivan were super-friendly, interesting, helpful & knowledgeable hosts for my first time in Tokyo. Just a 5-minute walk from train 2 stops from Shinjuku which was my main transport hub for the rest of my time in Japan. Their neighborhood is comparatively calm, & easy to navigate. Thanks guys!

    July 2013
  • Such a lovely fun helpful couple! I'd stay there again any day!

    June 2013
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