About This Listing
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).
**If you are traveling with children over the age of 3 please include them as another guest.**
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 4pm 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 changes as we often have last minute bookings.
Erika and Nick were outstanding hosts who went above and beyond to ensure that my stay in Tokyo was comfortable. Erika made reservations for me and offered helpful and fantastic suggestions for things that I needed. The building was clean, modern, safe and comfortable. The apartment was so warm and it felt like home.
We had a great time in this studio. Is our first Airbnb experience and definitely not our last. Some friends are travelling to Tokyo soon and we are recommending 100% to stay here. Nick and Ericka were very kind to solve all our questions, with a rapid answer thru web messages and email. The studio is very confortable, with everything you need for a pleasant stay. The bathroom is so big compared to your regular Tokyo bathroom space in a hotel. The area where the studio is located is very safe, you have 5 minutes or less walking distance to restaurants, a mini-market, and vending machine a few steps outside the building. The train and metro station is about 15 minutes walking, with directions provided by Nick and Ericka including pictures, so there's no way you would get lost. We hope to return to Tokyo again, this place made it awesome to rest and have a super confortable stay. Thank you a lot again!
Nick and Erika gave me directions and a comprehensive house manual right away. I was able to easily find the place and I was so happy when I first walked in and saw how clean and modern the apartment was. I also love the area as the station is a nice respite from other hectic stations on the Yamanote line. Its also convenient as its just a few minutes from either the metro Otsuka or JR station (Yamanote).
The bed was nice and comfy and the place is very spacious compared to normal Tokyo apartments. Nick and Erika was also very communicative via messenger. Highly recommended.
Erika and Nick just Excellent! They are so friendly and look after you like your family, they took the time out to take us around and show us the places tourists don't usually see and live like a local! Their communication is superb, even before we booked they were prompt and quick in answering any questions we had about how to get to places in Japan and even giving us tips on where to go as a first time traveller there.
Their house is exactly as you see in the pictures, if not better when you see it in person! It is very spacious for Tokyo standards and there is plenty of room, everything was spotless when we checked in, we even had a small basket of chocolates!
They provided clear instructions as to how to check in and how to use all of the appliances, and provided guides with things to do in japan if you need some more ideas.
The area is very nice with plenty of places to eat and drink regardless of time or day, ask Erika or Nick about the "spots" and the will get back to you quick and give you excellent tips on where to get whatever you need.
The location is perfect for exploring Tokyo its only a 10 minute walk to the closest JR station (Otsuka) and from their you can be at the major sights such at Shibuya crossing or Tokyo station within 15 minutes.
From before my trip until I left, Erika was the one who kept in close contact with me. Unfortunately we never got to meet her in person but we always felt well taken cared of as she always replied to my messages pretty much instantly and offered to help me make reservations or talk to Japanese staff for me on the phone.
The detailed instructions she emailed to me for how to find the apartment as well as how to use the washing machine and stuff came with pictures making it really to understand. We found the apartment by ourselves with no problems.
The apartment was just as described and had everything we needed. It was very clean, bright and spacious.
The location was good. A 7-10 minute walk to the JR Otsuka station which is connected to the Yamanote line. A 5 minute walk to the Shin-otsuka metro station which is connected to the marunochi line if I remembered correctly. It is about 10-15min walk to the shopping area in Ikebukuro. Or one stop from shin-otsuka or otsuka station.
We left behind a pair of sunglasses which Erika's cleaner found. I offered to pay for the shipping costs but Erika insisted on paying for the shipping out of her own pocket.
Would definitely recommend to others and won't hesitate to stay there again. Thank you Erika!!
Erika is the kindest, friendliest, most communicative host I've ever met. She treats you almost like a friend who's visiting rather than someone who's paying to stay at her (impeccable and beautiful) apartment. We had the BEST stay, and it was in part of the great apartment (such a cute neighborhood, right off both the JR and metro stops and close to everything central in Tokyo that you'd want to visit) and our hosts' graciousness. She even helped us with hard-to-get reservations, which is above and beyond what we could have asked for. My husband got sick during the course of our trip and she even offered to get us medicine - THAT is how amazingly sweet our host was. We are most definitely going to be staying in her place the next time we're in Tokyo!!!
The studio is very cosy and comfortable, the bathroom is big compare to the hotel we used to stayed in Tokyo, I particularly love the interior design, it stores everything away in its closets, feels spacious and not cluttered with things.
Another great thing about this studio is the location, it's in the middle of the JR line and subway lines, so it's super convenient to travel the city, and the neighborhood is surrounded with supermarkets, convenient stores, restaurants, even a mall in the JR train station, walk around the Otsuka area and you will be surprised.
Nick and Erika also has been very helpful and thoughtful through out the whole period that we stayed, they attained to our needs even before the trip started.
All in all, it has been a wonderful experience stayed in Nick and Erika's place, we definitely recommend this place for everyone who wants to layback and enjoy your time in Tokyo.
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About the Host, Nick
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.
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