About this listing
#Awesome corner pad in the heart of Shimokita
#Perfect for groups of up to 4 pax
#Hundreds of shops on your doorstep
#Speedy house internet +pocket wifi
#I can make any restaurant bookings for you
#Whole apartment is yours, NOT SHARING with anyone.
## The apartment will be exclusively yours and you will NOT have to share with anyone. No surprises.
## I supply 2 TOWELS for every guest so you can take a shower morning and night without having to use any damp towels.
## Free pocket wifi provided for your entire stay. I also have a high-speed unlimited house internet connection.
## My Japanese is close to native level and I can help you out with any bookings or reservations that need to be made locally before your arrival.
## If this room is not available for the dates you would like, send me an email and I can sort you out with one of my other rooms.
My place is just a 3 minute walk from Shimokitazawa station, the hippest spot in Tokyo.
The apartment is pleasing to the eye and I'm sure you will enjoy your time here.
The location is amazing - there are a number of shops down on the first and second floor, including a very delicious yakitori restaurant and even a British pub!
-Building has an elevator
-All towels, linen, soaps, shampoos provided
- Free internet provided
-Close to train station and easy to access any part of Tokyo.
The apartment will be entirely yours while you stay here. There is internet in the house and you will be provided with a pocket wifi to take around Tokyo with you.
There is also a washing machine and laundry powder in the apartment, so you can do all your washing here too!
Interaction with Guests
I run an English school near the apartment, so I am never too far away in case you need my help with anything.
Shimokitazawa is a very cool area! The pedestrian-friendly lanes are stuffed with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. You`ll never run out of exploring because there are about 1500 shops in the area. Be sure to see the Shimokita Garage Department, described by Lonely Planet as a "flea market with treasures galore". There are also many vintage clothes shops here and they are generally a bargain!
Make sure you look up the staircases too, because many of the shops are on the second floor of the cute buildings that line the almost traffic-free streets.
There is a 24 hour supermarket "Foodium" right next to the station, so you will always be able to stock up on anything you like at anytime of day or night.
Shimokitazawa station is just a 3 minute walk from the apartment.
Shibuya is 4 minutes train ride on the Inokashira line.
The Odakyu line also runs through Shimokitazawa station and you can get a train to Shinjuku in under 10 minutes.
After taking the train to Shibuya-
Yoyogi park- 10 min walk
Harajuku- 12 min walk
Shinjuku- 7 min (Yamanote line)
Ginza- 15 min (Ginza line)
Asakusa- 30 min (Ginza line)
Akihabara- 25 min (Yamanote line)
Tokyo sky tree- 30 min (Hanzomon line to Oshiage station)
The best way from Narita airport is to get a limousine bus straight to Shibuya, from there you can either get on the Inokashira train line to Shimokitazawa station, or get a 1,500 yen taxi directly to the apartment. If coming from Haneda airport, jump on the train or get a bus into Shibuya and then change to the Inokashira line.
Other Things to Note
------If the dates you are looking for aren't available, please let me know and I will check all my listings availability for you
-----all blankets, sheets, 2 towels per person and wifi provided.
Just treat my place as you would treat your own.
Feel free to smoke on the balcony.
No shoes in the house please.
The listing is exactly as described and a nice little spot to come home to after a day of exploring. The neighborhood is a real gem, one of the coolest, most laid back spots I've been. I explored a lot of Tokyo and was always glad to go back to Shimokitazawa as it's just so chill.
The area is very safe (as is most of Japan) and I felt very comfortable walking around at night by myself.
The food in Shimokita is great and very affordable!
We had a perfect stay at Jay's Shimokita apartment. Couldn't have picked a nicer part of Tokyo to stay in and it was really well connected to the likes of Shibuya and Shinjuku by public transport. Great restaurants, bars, shops, record stores and overall atmosphere. The apartment was clean and all you could really ask for. Very comfortable and Jay was easy to communicate with. Highly recommend!
We had a wonderful stay at Jay's place in Shimokita! It was perfect for the three of us (two adult's, one 9 year old boy). The neighborhood was exactly what we were looking for, easy access, smallish, great food, music shops, live music venues, vintage stores, great coffee...
every part of the experience exceeded our expectations. The apartment was very clean and well stocked with all the necessities.
Thank you Jay for a great stay! We would definitely recommend the apartment and super location to anyone.
A great place, very centrally located and nicely fitted out. Had a great time and would highly recommend his place to anyone looking for a convenient pad in a very cool area.
This is a nice little studio in what turned out to be our favourite neighbourhood in Tokyo. Shimokitazawa is well connected to the main attractions, yet there's so much to do in the chilled-out local area that you'll want to spend your time checking out the cafes, shops, record stores, izakayas and bars rather than dealing with the craziness of Shibuya and Shinjuku. Jay left us very clear instructions on how to find the place, making check in a breeze. The studio was bright and spacious, everything was perfectly clean and Jay had left plenty of towels and other necessities. After traveling in Japan for a few weeks you'll get used to the compact bathrooms, but if you're over six foot 3 like my partner, you might find you're best off taking a sit-down shower. The bed, however, is the largest we found during our Japan travels. Very comfortable. We would happily stay here again. Thanks Jay!
This apartment is located in the best little area of Tokyo. We absolutely loved it. It's busy but on a much smaller scale than Shibuya. The little restaurants are at your doorstep and you'll want to try them all. The apartment has everything you need. We didn't use the small kitchenette as there are so many options for food in the area. The ceiling height is quite low (I think 2.1metres) which adds to the cuteness of the place (my partner is 194cm so it made him look like a giant). Very comfortable bed and the doonas were very warm and super soft. Jay was very easy to communicate with and easily reached. Would definitely stay here again...thanks Jay.
We stayed here for three nights and loved it! Location was great, and the apartment had everything we needed. Highly recommend staying here!
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About the Host, Jay
I am a laid-back Aussie guy who has been living in Japan for 17 years (half my life). I love traveling, sports, meeting new people and making global friends!
I strive to provide my guests with a comfortable place and all the information they need to have a wonderful time in Tokyo.