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TOKYO LITTLE HOUSE: 1948 home in heart of city

Superhost港区, 東京都, Japan
Hut hosted by Little House Staff
5 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the hut to yourself.
Clean and tidy
16 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Little House Staff is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Tokyo Little House is an accommodation and tourist space located in a 70-year old house at the heart of ever-changing Tokyo.
Upstairs is a private residential hotel. Downstairs, a cafe and gallery.

Built in a field of ruins in 1948, our little house watched the city emerge from the darkness of ashes into the glow of today's neon lights. The second-floor accommodation lets travelers experience a family home that has endured through seven decades of Tokyo's transformation.

The space
A refuge from commotion
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Tokyo Little House is one of the last wooden houses remaining in modern Akasaka. Home to our family for three generations, we renovated the second floor into a private residential hotel that evokes mid-century life in Tokyo. The living room retains its original appearance of earthen walls and tatami mats, yet offers an intimate view of the bustling neon-lit street just below. The bedroom has been fully renovated with wooden floors, a vaulted ceiling, and plaster walls. The fully stocked kitchen, toilet, shower, and washing machine are also new.

In addition to the queen-size bed and single sofa bed, two Japanese futon may be laid out in the living room for up to five guests. The total floor area is under 40 square meters and there is no separation between the two rooms, so the space is best suited for families and close groups of friends. The space includes a full kitchen, as well as a brand-new shower, toilet, and washing machine.

Guests are welcome to have a free drink in the first floor cafe, which contains a curated historical exhibit on postwar Tokyo and a library of photo books, old magazines, maps, and other rare documents that open a window onto the city as seen by those who lived through its textured past.

Guest access
The entire second floor is a private space for guests that may be accessed from the street by digital lock. The first floor cafe is open from 11-5 every day except Sunday and holidays.

Other things to note
The 70-year-old house has been retrofitted with insulation and new windows, but Akasaka is a lively entertainment district, and the street outside can be noisy between 10 PM and 1 AM, especially on weekends. We provide earplugs, but guests who are sensitive to noise may be bothered by the occasional drunken salaryman.
Also please be aware that the stairs to the second floor are steep (there is a railing). We help carry luggage up during check-in.

License number
Hotels and Inns Business Act | 東京都港区みなと保健所 | 29港み生環き第93号
Tokyo Little House is an accommodation and tourist space located in a 70-year old house at the heart of ever-changing Tokyo.
Upstairs is a private residential hotel. Downstairs, a cafe and gallery.

Built in a field of ruins in 1948, our little house watched the city emerge from the darkness of ashes into the glow of today's neon lights. The second-floor accommodation lets travelers experience a family…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
2 floor mattresses

Amenities

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Kitchen
Dryer
Iron
Hair dryer
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Essentials
Washer
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港区, 東京都, Japan

We are at the very center of Akasaka, one of the city's major business and entertainment districts. There are hundreds of restaurants, bars, and cafes within a few minutes walk, the best of which we have listed up on a map for our guests.

Hosted by Little House Staff

Joined in December 2017
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We are two Japanese cartographers and an American-born writer and translator who run the Tokyo Little House hotel and cafe in Akasaka, Tokyo. Tokyo Little House is a space where we share our passion for the city's history, geography, and culture.
We are two Japanese cartographers and an American-born writer and translator who run the Tokyo Little House hotel and cafe in Akasaka, Tokyo. Tokyo Little House is a space where we…
During your stay
Your hosts (two Japanese cartographers, one American writer and translator) have a editing office in the back of the first-floor cafe where we make maps and write about Tokyo’s history and geography. We are currently creating a new English-language guidebook introducing Tokyo through a historical lens. We are happy to offer guests advice and help planning your stay in Tokyo.

We also provide half- or full-day private guide services to local spots customized for your interests. Please inquire if interested.
Your hosts (two Japanese cartographers, one American writer and translator) have a editing office in the back of the first-floor cafe where we make maps and write about Tokyo’s his…
Little House Staff is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Policy number: Hotels and Inns Business Act | 東京都港区みなと保健所 | 29港み生環き第93号
  • Languages: English, 日本語
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets