About this listing
You will be able to access easily to the place that you want to go in Tokyo. Especially, the nearest art gallery, museum, and zoo in Ueno-park are able to go by walk. Also you are able to take a walk to Yanaka where there are many temples.
There are build-in kitchen, teapot, coffee server, television, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, and etc. for the equipment to use in the building.
Maximum of six people are able to stay at one time. Please enjoy and experience the traditional Japanese lifestyle.
Two-storied wooden old Japanese style house is structured by width of 63.22sq m（1F38.38sq m、2F24.84sq m）, all Tatami mat, Japanese traditional wooden fittings, and furniture. We prepare six sets of bedding. It is not a share room but the reserved whole building. Microwave, rice cooker, refrigerator, pot, teapot, Japanese tea, coffee server, cooking tools, Japanese tableware, build-in kitchen, bath, shower, toilet, washing stand, washing machine, drying machine, hair dryer, steam iron, two low table, cushion, 40inch liquid crystal television, apple TV, Wi-Fi, mobile Wi-Fi server are all include. You are able to use in the building or also able to bring out and use Wi-Fi. In one Wi-Fi looter, you are able to connect until six devices at the same time. Even though you are outside, you are able to use internet for your iPad, iPhone, etc. You do not have to pay ¥1000 for each day to rental Wi-Fi from the airport.
Interaction with Guests
I will support you from the time when you check-in. I am living in Tokyo and working so when you have questions about not just only the buildings management but also other things, please send me message from “Q & A.” if you request, I will recommend nice shops, restaurants and sightseeing area. Please ask me when you need some help.
When you are staying in this home, you and your family will be able to access easily to the place that you want to go in Tokyo. Especially, the nearest art gallery, museum, and zoo in Ueno-park are able to go by walk. Also you are able to take a walk to Yanaka where there are many temples.
There are supermarket near this house and able to cook with Japanese ingredients. Please enjoy the dishes with the Japanese tableware.
From Uguisudani-station (about three minutes’ walk from the place), you are able to access main stations by JR Yamanote-line. You are able to go to Shibuya, Harajuku, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ueno, Akihabara, and Tokyo without changing transfer.
It is not hotel nor Japanese style hotel. It is my office and my house for holidays. There are many neighbors living normally every day. When people are having fun time, people will scream or speak louder but please do not forget that there are neighbors around you. Please use the place carefully like your own house.
Kota was a very friendly host. We were a couple of hours late but he was very gracious and waited for us. The house is very clean. If you want a traditional Japanese house experience close to the heart of Tokyo, this is it. It also has all of the modern amenities. I highly recommend this place.
It is very wonderful experience stayed in Japanese style house. The house is very good and likes home. We appreciate very much. We will recommend to our friends.
Kota tog meget godt imod os og gav os en god introduktion til huset og området. Huset er ikke ret stort men er praktisk og behageligt indrettet på japansk maner.
Husets beliggenhed er super god og praktisk - det er nemt at komme allevegne i Tokyo og den store Ueno park med mange museer er i gåafstand.
Kan anbefales til en familie med f.eks 2 voksne og 2 børn.
This was our second stay at Kota's place within a couple of weeks. We knew we would have to go back to Tokyo at the end of our Japan trip, so we took the chance on booking the same place so we wouldn't have to deal with the hassle of looking for our new location. We guessed right!
I suppose the best compliment we can give to an Air BnB booking is that when we arrived back at Kota's place, our 4 year old gleefully shouted we were back 'home.'
It was also clutch to have the washer/dryer unit towards the end of our trip. We wanted to pack lightly, so we needed to do the laundry.
Kota was extremely easy to communicate with. The day we were scheduled to arrive back in Tokyo, was the day of the terrible tragedy on the Shinkansen. As such, we were delayed three hours. Because we were traveling without a mobile, I emailed Kota regarding our delay. He responded right away.
One more note to add: Kota has a refined sense of Japanese aesthetics. His choice in artwork, tableware, and decorations were truly elegant. When you go on vacation in Japan, it's nice to stay in a place that, you know, feels 'Japanese'!
Kota was so kind to have waited for us to arrive as we were late getting from the airport. The home was exactly as described and well furnished.
First off, Hirayu-san was an extremely considerate host. Our flight into Haneda didn't arrive until 11:00PM at night, which meant by the time we got out to Uguisudani station, it was approaching 1:00AM. Still, Hirayu-san stood out in the rain and welcomed us in. We were traveling with two adults, two seniors, and two small children, and he never batted an eye when the kids got overly excited upon entering the locale (which kids will do...). In addition, the fridge was stocked with bottled water and some fruits, which are the little welcoming gestures that make all the difference.
The location was ideal. We were traveling with our JR Rail Passes, so it was nice to be so close to a JR Yamanote line station. Iriya station is only a 5 minute walk away. In addition, Ueno park is just a short walk away. Lastly, the place is located next to a bevy of stores and eateries.
If you're looking for something different than the modern assault of Shibuya and Shinjuku, Kota's place is in direct contrast. The irony is of course, 'Old Town Tokyo Life' is a more authentic Tokyo experience. Some might find it a bit cramped, we didn't; and we loved being in home that felt like Shitamachi over 50 years ago.
Ideal for families or couples who want to a quiet stay. Highly recommend!