About this listing
A perfectly located self-contained apartment in the central yet easy/friendly neighborhood of Tokyo, ! The Apartment is in the middle of happening Asakua, One of the Tokyo’s most famous Shita Machi (Heritage Town) and central to most areas.
If you are looking for a perfectly located self-contained apartment in the central yet easy/friendly neighborhood of real Tokyo, you don't need to look any further! The Apartment is in the middle of happening Asakua, One of the Tokyo’s most famous Shita Machi’s (traditional centers). Asakusa boasts some of the most traditional areas of Tokyo but also sits amongst the modern metropolis of central Tokyo.
Asakusa has historically been protected by the government to retain its atmosphere so as to showcase traditional Japanese craftsmanship and culture. The area is seen as a museum of all things Japanese(typically Tokyo) with an amazing variety of restaurants(eg. the best and most inexpensive sushi joints, the oldest Sukiyaki parlor in Tokyo , the first western restaurant in Japan, etc), shops(a 100 year old hand made knife shop, a 120 year old rice cracker shop, etc etc), and attractions(Sumida River Cruise, Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Shopping Arcade, and the latest, Tokyo Sky Tree, all in the neighborhood of the apartment.
The apartment is within an easy walking distance to the stations of all 4 train lines coming into the area, which offer our guests an easy/direct access to major destinations in central Tokyo including Shibuya, Shinjuku, Roppongi, Ueno and Ginza.
This will be the perfect base for you to explore the amazing Tokyo metropolis from, while living among a friendly and easy neighborhood, experiencing real Japanese life and interacting with genuine local people. Asakusa also has direct train access to both international airports in Tokyo; Narita and Haneda., which makes your arrival to Retro Tokyo a very easy one.
Apart from this fantastic traditional neighbor hood. Tokyo Skytree is only a short walk away as is Sensoji temple and the Asakusa Neighborhood.
Interaction with Guests
Once you are at the apartment we leave you alone to enjoy this fantastic city. Our manager lives a short way away and is available;e by our house phone should you have any questions or issues
Our neighbor hood as been heritage listed by the government as a shita machi. It is one of the old neighborhoods of Tokyo that retains much of it';s old culture. You will find many traditional restaurants shops and locals that have been here for generations
Asakusa is our nearest train station that has excellent connections to both airports and around to the major attractions of Tokyo. be sure to spend at least one day in the neighbourhood. Another great way to see the neighborhood is to catch one of the many rickshaws that ply the streets.
Other Things to Note
For getting around Tokyo we also have available for hire a pocket wifi to go with any smart phone you may have.
Late Check Out & Early Check In:
We will try our best to accommodate any request for late check out and early check in provided that there is availability and it is requested 24 hours prior to check in day or check out day. Please note that such requests, when accepted by the owner of the property via emails, are subject to extra charges.
NO SHOES INSIDE THE HOUSE!!
Needless to say, all properties in Japan have no shoes policy. Violating this rule would be also subject to extra charges in order to get a professional cleaner in or repair the damage done on the floor.
The host canceled this reservation 10 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Our stay in RetroTokyo was great. Easy checkin, convenience store right in front of the building, close to Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Skytree, Sumida river. Nice view from the window, I spent hours there just watching japanese routine happening on the street :)
Everything went good! Thank you!
Had a very great time staying in this apartment. Ben is very helpful. Thank you so much for everything. The apartment is very well maintained and clean. Its location is perfect, very close to Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa temple, subway stations (Ginza Line & Asakusa Line & Tobu Line). There are convenient stores, cafes and shopping mall near by, all can reach by 1-5 minutes walking distance! Highly recommended! FIVE STARS! :D
Great apartment as a base to explore Tokyo. Away from the hustle and bustle, but close to Sensoji and Sumida River. Easy to find and easy connections for the metro. Hope we sorted the rubbish alright. Bit different the way Japanese sort between burnables and not. Thank you Ben and Marek. We really enjoyed our stay
The host was not there but the directions to the apartment were excellent and it was quite easy to find. The location was good we could walk to many places of interest and easily connected to public transport, we loved the bakery across the road, and the Asahi landmark across the road meant we could always find our way home! Thanks would recommend it to anyone.
Loved Retro Tokyo! Great apartment, clean, light and bright and equipped with every convenience even umbrellas that got a good work out during our stay! Great location both locally and easy access to trains to discover the city. Very comfortable stay, thanks.
We attended Japan for viewing the cherry blossom in the end of March 2015.
To lodge an apartment in Tokyo provided by Ben, it is safe, clean, calm and easily accessible by public transport.
In short, the room provided by Ben is traveller friendly shelfer. --Arnold
Ben provided very detailed instruction about how to get the apartment , and it is about 5 minutes walk from Askusa station, and the river Sumida so beautiful with Sakura !! It is easy to get food or others from the store just cross the street ....nice place and we will like to stay here in our next trip. -----Jean
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