About This Listing
Spacious 35.60 sq meters (383 sq ft), newly furnished
Located in Makuhari Hongo, on a dead-end street in a quiet residential neighborhood
Warning! This is a real Japanese Apartment, built about 25 years ago (so not new!), and representative of the living situation of real Tokyo residents/commuters. The walk from the station is pleasant, but it does take 15 minutes. This is NOT a hotel, and our price reflects that.
However, if you are on a budget, the extended (weekly and monthly) rates here are hard to beat!
Great views! This apartment is situated on the crest of a hill; windows and balcony overlook a valley and plenty of greenery
Optic Fiber High Speed Internet
Toshiba Regza 42'' LCD Flat Screen TV with stand
Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii with accessories and games (not pictured)
Table and Wood Chairs
Air Conditioner / Inverter unit
Laundry Machine (washer only)
Bed with Sheets, Pillow, etc.
15 minutes walk (about 1km) to JR Makuhari Hongo Station / Keisei Makuri Hongo Station
Bicycle parking lot is available at the station (for a nominal monthly fee)
Two Lines available: JR Sobu Line and Keisei Chiba Line
From the station, as little as:
32 minutes to Tokyo Station
38 minutes to Otemachi
38 minutes to Akihabara
45 minutes tao Ginza
51 minutes to Narita Airport
52 minutes to Shinjuku
54 minutes to Roppongi
Supermarket (LIVRE Keisei), book/music store (TSUTAYA), post office, cleaners and multiple convenience stores are on the way from the station to the apartment.
Absolutely no smoking indoors and no pets please.
English or Japanese OK
Pocket Wifi Router provided free of charge!
Private Apartment, nothing shared
Ground floor of two-storey building
One of the six units in building (others are all monthlies)
In general, self-check in and out at your convenience. Check-in and out days are generally flexible, but please let us know in advance what to expect so we can come clean up at appropriate times, thanks!
Two train lines: JR Sobu Line and Keisei Chiba Line with frequent service (in general, every 10min or less). Train station is 15min walk away (about 1.1km)
Self-check out is available. Please let me know by email in advance of your plans. On departure, please lock the door (making sure not to leave anything behind!) and drop the keys in the mailbox. Thank you!
For hot water in the shower:
There is a panel on the kitchen wall
Push the button so that the light comes on before you use the shower
Push the button again to turn off the water heater when you are done
Overall staying here has been a very smooth and pleasant experience.
Arrival time was flexible. I happened to arrive at around noon, but it seems I could have arrived earlier without problems. The key was waiting for me in an agreed location.
The flat is very well equipped. Bath & toilet supplies, Internet, TV, kitchen utensils, washing machine & detergent, etc. There were even two game consoles at my disposal.
Although the flat is located near a highway and not far from the railway line, it was in fact very quiet. The view from the main window is great, too.
Communication with the host has also always been prompt. I would heartily recommend this place to anyone considering it.
Great apartment, exactly as described. It's definitely old and has signs of age, but it's well maintained and furnished so I was able to live quite comfortably for the 2 weeks I was in Japan. Any questions I had during the stay were answered promptly.
It takes around 20 minutes to the station but it's a nice walk.
I would definitely consider this apartment again for future visits.
Nice little apartment with everything you need for your holiday stay in Japan, it has a kitchen, a double bed, a TV, a washing machine and air conditioner.
When we got there the apartment was clean and it had some daily use products like shampoo.
The apartment is 15 minutes away from Makuharihongo station, and from there it takes about 40 minutes by train to get to the center of Tokyo, making it quite convenient.
For the price you really can't go wrong with this apartment.
The apartment looks and is exactly as described and shown in the pictures. It is quite spacious and the balcony view is nice. Everything you need is provided. The sink of the bathroom is a bit smelly, though.
I never met the hosts but they always responded quickly and friendly to my mails. The apartment is in a very quiet neighborhood, you only hear a guy from another house/apartment making choking sounds every morning and evening.
The apartment is a 20 minutes walk away from any station, so having a bicycle is very comfortable. Exploring the Makuharihongo area with the bicycle is really nice. Vending machines and convenient stores are on the way to the station.
We didn't have much contact with the owner and did not meet him. He and his wife did answer us quickly when we had a question when we moved in though. You can relax and enjoy time however you wish since you won't be bothered.
The neighbourhood is quiet (when we moved in I visited a bakery and the people there were super friendly... the owner even gave us a bag of free sandwiches as a welcoming gift) and the view is really pretty. From time to time you could hear noises from upstairs but nothing serious. Not much to do but for that it is better to go with train to Tokyo or Chiba either way.
Must say that the walk from the station to the house is quite long. At least it seemed that way to me. But if you don't mind walking that won't be a problem.
Garbage sorting for disposal is a pain. Too many categories and you have to be careful not to put one kind of paper in between another kind of paper.
First of all, I didn't stay in this exact apartment. I was changed to an apartment upstairs which was practically the same, minus the playstation and wii, but I didn't have any problems with this.
I was overall very happy with the apartment! It's very well equipped and has everything you need. Very good for the price. Liang is very helpful and quick to respond to any questions you may have. When I first moved into the apartment he notified me that there was a problem with one of the sinks and that there was a bit of an odor. He was very quick to come in and fix it. Unfortunately the odor lingered a little, but this was a quick fix as there was a door that could shut off the area.
The surrounding area is very beautiful! It's also very peaceful if you want a good night sleep. There are some shops around the station, but you might need to travel a station or two to find bigger shopping areas. I really enjoyed the walk to and from the station.
The last thing I would say is that if you're planning to go into Tokyo everyday, it can get a bit costly and depending on what areas you're going, it can get a bit time consuming. There are some really nice areas around Chiba, however, so I didn't find myself doing this.
I definitely recommend this apartment for a very comfortable and peaceful stay in Japan! Thanks!
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About the Host, L.
Hi! I grew up in Canada and went to college in the US. Now I find myself living and working in Tokyo, Japan, where I have been for the last several years. Recently, we have started helping my mother-in-law open up her conveniently-located apartment to guests from around the world!