About This Listing
My trendy pad is located in the heart of Shimokitazawa, Tokyo`s hippest area! Only 4 minutes to the station. There is one double bed and two futon beds. Bathroom has all amenities. Super fast in-house internet plus mobile pocket wifi provided!
## 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.
We stayed here for three nights and loved it! Location was great, and the apartment had everything we needed. Highly recommend staying here!
Shimokita is a great district to base yourself. Lots of shops, places to eat and drink. Like Fitzroy in Melbourne, or Camden in London. Well worth a visit. Jay's place is ideal, clean and very convenient for the train station. Only issue we had was the pocket WiFi (whilst invaluable when working) ran out of battery quickly and the internet in the apartment drops out. Also, JR passes cannot be used to/from shimokita. Would recommend.
We loved our time in Tokyo! Jay was so great to communicate with, and all of the information to get to the space was accurate and efficient. The neighbourhood of Shimokitazawa was amazing! It was such a nice break from the sometimes chaotic feeling of Toyko, but was also so vibrant and exciting and there was always some place close to eat delicious food.
The space was great, it slept three of us comfortably and all of the linens and bedding was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was great and Japanese style, and the kitchen was perfect for making our own meals when we felt we were spending too much money on delicious food.
We would highly recommend you stay here in Tokyo, it is great for the price, and also an amazing neighbourhood to ensure that you have a balanced and perfect time in Tokyo.
The location was excellent and Jay's instructions were amazing! It was a very cute little flat that had everything in or around it to suit our needs.
Nice cozy apartment, very central location in Shimokitazawa, close to the train station (Odakyu)
All was exactly as described and was lovely. Flat is not huge, but actually quite spacious by Tokyo standards.
The area is lovely, and it's only a 2 min walk to the station. Lots of really great places to eat and drink with a very local and especially friendly feel.
Jay gave great descriptions of everything- the flat was easy to find, only about 30 min cab drive from Haneda.
It was all perfect, thanks Jay!
Jay was polite & quick to respond any queries that we have and even though there were a few hiccups such as the pocket wifi and the water heater - he was quick to take measure and all is good.
While the space is small, like most atypical japanese accommodations, the location is right in the heartbeat of Shimokitazawa - pretty much the 'it/hipster' place to be - surrounded by good eats, cool stores (please look out for Village Vanguard and their awesome record stores), and lots of cafes. For muslims, there are even halal restaurants nearby with the friendliest storekeepers. Would recommend it for young couple to enjoy maximum comfort or 3 at max. Thanks heaps for hosting us Jay!
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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.