INSTANT BOOK now available!! My CALENDAR is always up to date so feel free to book it without emailing me first. PLEASE read the DESCRIPTION in full to confirm the unit will suit your group. LAST-MINUTE bookings are no problem at all.
A clean and spacious studio with hardwood floors and balcony. Located on a quiet street within 5 minutes from subway and JR line with plenty of stores and restaurants in between. In house washer and gas stove along with AC unit and 3 storage closets.
My studio apartment has separate kitchen area in the hallway and separate toilet and bathroom.
The floor space is about 30m2 (320sq feet).
Hallway opens up into a spacious living area with high ceilings.
The entire studio is filled with beautiful hardwood floors and gets a lots of natural light from the large window. The spacious balcony will be big enough for 3 people.
The building is quite new (less than 10 years).
***The entrance is currently being renovated but is still accessible. Construction will end before the middle of August.***
**If you are traveling with children over the age of 3 please include them as another guest.**
*We will be away on vacation from September 8th-20th. Our listing will still be available and you can contact us for anything at anytime.*
Main room is about 25m2 (280 sq feet). It contains bed, sofa and desk.
It also comes with:
- Double-sized bed with Italian Maniplex mattress
- Air conditioner (cool/heat/dry)
- Hair dryer
- Lint remover
- Futon for extra person
The kitchen has a gas stove with counter space to prepare and cook.
It also comes with:
- Microwave oven
- Electric kettle
- Pots and pans for cooking
- Utensils, glasses and dishes
Bath room / Toilet
Bathroom is large and functional. Bathroom has door and quite large. Guests don't need to take shower in bathtub unlike other apartments in Tokyo.
- Big hot tub in the bathroom comes with Onsen hot spring bath salt.
It comes with large storage space big enough to leave open suitcase. There is another space to leave few more suitcases.
-Clean Face towels and bath towels
-desk and chair
We have an elevator in our building so no need to climb stairs after a long day out
Guests are provided with mobile WiFi for internet access. The device can be taken outside to be connected during their stay.
Guests have full access to everything.
Interaction with Guests
Let me help you to experience REAL TOKYO :)
Not only restaurants, izakayas (Japanese tapas bars), museums...but also the best place to buy the finest electric appliances with the lowest price and how to get discount. Only Japanese people know how to.
A quick walk from quiet Otsuka and you're in the busy and fun filled Ikebukuro. With tons of izakayas and restaurants you have a variety of places to try.
Sunshine City mall (department stores containing 5 or more floors and the never ending)
Ikebukuro Electric Town(Do you know there is the best place to buy the finest electric appliances with the lowest price in Ikebukuro?? I'll let you know.)
Otome Road(Otaku people's sacred place)
Times SPA (Try deep ocean water hot tub and their food)
Easy train access
The closest train staions:
Otsuka station - 7min-walk, JR Yamanote line
Shin-Otsuka station - 5min-walk, Marunouchi subway line
From Otsuka station on JR Yamanote line:
Ikebukuro - 2 mins, or 12 min-walk
Shinjyuku - 11 mins
Harajyuku - 17 mins
Shibuya - 19 mins
Akihabara - 16 mins
From Shin-Otsuka station on Marunouchi line:
Tokyo - 13 mins
Ginza - 15 mins
Korakuen (Tokyo dome) - 4 mins
Arriving from airports
From Narita airport:
Keisei skyliner express to Nippori station - 36 mins
Nippori to Otsuka station - 10 mins
Limousine bus to Ikebukuro sunshine hotel - 100 mins
From Haneda airport:
Monorail to Hamamatsu-cho station - 20 mins
Hamamatsu-cho to Otsuka station - 30 mins
Limousine bus to Ikebukuro sunshine hotel - 60 mins
Other Things to Note
My apartment have TV intercom. The whole building is using enhance earthquake‐resistant construction.
Check-in / Check-out
Check in : after 4:00pm
Check out : before 11:00am
Please let me know if you want early check-in or late check-out. I will try to accommodate as much as I can.
Please message if you have any questions. I look forward to having you stay at our place and to experience unique contemporary Japanese culture.
No smoking allowed in the room. Smoking needs to take place in the balcony.
No pets, no instrument allowed.
Please take off your shoes inside the room.
Absolutely no use of fire of any sorts in the room
- no insense
- no cigarettes
- no candles
Please keep volume down at night. Loud noise could echo and cause disturbance to other tenants.
Please keep our room CLEAN.
Please leave the garbage inside of the room. I will take care of the trash when you check out.
I ask guest to check-in after 3pm and check-out after 11am because we might have same day check-in and check-out with other guests.
Guests can check with us a day before to alter check-in and check-out time. This is the only way we can accomodate changs as we often have last minute bookings.
This was my best AirBNB experience - ever.
I've arrived to an immaculate apartment that had been meticulously arranged with little treats and amenities everywhere, from washing powder to cookies and teas and all that - miles beyond what I have come to expect.
The apartment is exactly like the photos depict it: large (for Japanese standards) and accommodates 2 people really well. Amazing mattress and sheets.
There's a great balcony facing a large street - with double-glazed windows so no sound whatsoever would be heard from the street.
The bathroom is super modern with an electronic toilet and bathtub.
3 amazing stories about the host, Erika:
- I've had some difficulties with the mobile WiFi and in a day she brought us another one to use - and then we had two available.
- I've asked some mail to be delivered to her private address twice and she was kind enough to come and deliver the package always a day later.
- On our last day in Tokyo we forgot our passports at the apartment and we were gonna miss our flight back home. I've called Erika, who left work, came to the apartment and BROUGHT US THE PASSPORTS TO NARITA, the airport 60km away!
I mean, I am sure this is in part the amazing Japanese kindness and cordiality to guests, and a big part the amazing host we've had.
I can't recommend the place enough. The best place I've ever stayed in on AirBNB - and I've used it plenty! Thank you Erika!
It was a good stay. Everything was nice, the apartment was clean n spacious, I particularly enjoyed the bathtub which was very relaxing. Both Nick and Erika are helpful and responsive too :)
As my girlfriend's and my first airbnb stay, Nick and Erika's studio apartment was amazing! The apartment was only a short walk from Otsuka station, which was very convenient when needing to catch trains everyday.
The room was very well furnished, clean, spacious, and comfortable to be in. The bathroom was super fancy and nice. The pocket wifi was definitely handy for finding our way around outside the apartment, and for communicating with Nick and Erika when we had questions - they were extremely helpful! We genuinely loved the apartment and can't find any faults. We would definitely stay here again if we returned to Tokyo :)
Words can't really describe how well organized and clean this apartment is. Both Nick and Erika pay attention to almost every single detail in order to make a predominately Japanese language heavy environment into a place where anyone who knows English could feel at home. From the labels on the switches to the detailed instruction manuals.
This place is a must when visiting Tokyo.
Staying in Nick's flat in Ikebukuro was an amazing experience - it's incredibly well appointed, clean and modern, in a great location, and all communication with our hosts was fast and smooth.
We were so touched by all the thoughtful gestures, from the collection of hot drinks and snacks left for us in the kitchen, to the really nice toiletries in the bathroom. It's also really nice that all light switches etc come with English labels! The free mobile WiFi that comes with the apartment also made our stay in Tokyo a lot easier for us.
We can't recommend this place highly enough - we felt right at home, and it was a super convenient base from which to explore the city. Having lived in Japan, I'd never been in an apartment this nice before - while cozy by western standards, it's easily big enough for two, and it's a great example of clever design solutions and elegant compact living.
Erika and Nick were really lovely hosts, and I hope we get the opportunity to return to their Ikebukuro flat before too long!
We had great time at Nick's and Erika's apartment. It had all needed equipment and portable wifi was super. The area is local residential area which was nice, shops and restaurants near by. JR Yamanote line within walking distance. Nick was very helpful and providing information when we asked. House rules package was very informative as this was our first trip to Japan and we don't speak Japanese.
Excellent apartment, good location, Nick and Erika are very helpful. The pocket WIFI is amazing. I highly recommend this apartment.
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I'm originally from Hawaii.
I love sports so if you're interested in watching any events in Tokyo let me know!
I can't go a week without chicken wings...I also enjoy the local pubs and can tell you where to find some great cheap drinks.