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
Bed type: Real Bed
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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  • Loren & Ivan were great hosts and always happy to go out of their way to provide info or entertain. The apartment is in an excellent location and the double room comfortable and spacious. Will definitely stay here again when back in Tokyo.

    November 2012
  • Til´s warm welcome made our visit to Tokyo worthwhile. His fun personality made us feel welcome and his way of guiding us to the city´s dining and nightlife gave our visit that extra dimension.

    September 2012
  • Til and Ivan were fantastic hosts. The location is perfect, quite easy to get to and easy to get anywhere from. I'd thoroughly recommend this place, especially if it's your first trip to Tokyo!

    June 2012
  • Location was excellent and only a couple of metro stops to Shinjuku shops, eateries and so on.

    Loren was a wonderful host who was very informative about places to visit and how to get there.

    If you are not a 'couple' you are able to sleep japanese style on futons, which is what my friend and I did.

    May 2012
  • We had a fabulous time during our stay in Tokyo. The apartment is in a great location - the transport links are excellent and it's a breeze to get around Tokyo.

    As others have said, Til really makes a huge difference as host - helpful, kind and just hilarous. Our stay there really made a huge difference to our trip and really highlights the different experience that Airbnb delivers.

    Would recommend unreservedly.

    April 2012
  • Overall great experience, Til was out of town, but his partner was there to take care of us -- twice (once because our flight was canceled so we missed the first night), he went down to the subway station to stand there and wait for us in case we weren't able to phone, then took us out to dinner in the neighborhood and was generally a great host. Really shows how airbnb experience is different from an impersonal hotel stay, if that's what you're looking for. Only regret that our stay was so short. Location seemed very central and accommodations were clean and comfy. Thanks guys!

    January 2012
  • To say that Til is a great host would be an understatement. He was just BEYOND! Fun, kind, helpful, amazing...he ensured that I had the best time even when I was travelling outside Tokyo. He was dedicated to making sure that my stay was great and took me out to clubs, restaurants, art talks...he would even draw me maps every morning to make sure I got around okay. I look forward to staying with him again, again...

    November 2011
  • This was a fantastic stay. The house is spacious, clean and comfortable. Til was a gracious and kind host. Til was very helpful in showing me the ropes on getting around Tokyo. His dual English and Japanese was invaluable to help me with my visit to Tokyo.
    The house is situated in the huba huba of Tokyo life and not far from a scenic river. It is central to all railways and easy to negotiate around Tokyo.
    Wonderful stay.
    Josie

    November 2011
  • 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
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