Tokhouse Tokyo Vacation House

House - Entire home/apt · Sendagi Bunkyo ward, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-0022, Japan

Our properties were created for travelers looking for a unique experience that desire to experience Tokyo like a local. Completely private, fully furnished, centrally located with affordable rates you won't find anywhere else.

Your host, Richard
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Our properties were created for travelers looking for a unique experience that desire to experience Tokyo like a local. Completely private, fully furnished, centrally located with affordable rates you won't find anywhere else.

The Space

Have an authentic and a unique experience living in a traditional Japanese neighborhood rather than the usual offerings to travelers in Tokyo. Tokhouse Tokyo Vacation House is the only property that is actually a house and not an apartment so conveniently located inside the central train line of Tokyo.

Tokhouse Vacation House was especially designed to accommodate groups of family and friends traveling together. It is a completely private,three floor vacation home, with a one of a kind unique interior style.

Everything is modeled around privacy, comfort and convenience with reasonable rates that you will not find a comparable value for anywhere else in the city.

Only a short five minute walk to the main train line of all Tokyo, the Yamanote line circle and the Tokyo Metro. All the major destinations in the big city and anywhere in Japan can be accessed.

The house is conveniently located in a residential neighborhood with shops, supermarkets, restaurants, parks , temples and ATM banking facilities.

Both of the major airports can be reached in less than one hour from your door.

If this is your first time in Japan or even if you are a return visitor it is our goal to make your stay in Japan as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. We use our 17 years experience hear and our many local contacts to provide you with information and assistance.

Please note per Airbnb policy regarding fees - We collect 3% of each accepted reservation to cover the cost of processing. Guests are charged 6-12% of the booking fee.

The rates shown below will be increased by 15% by Airbnb per this policy.

One to Two persons-12,000JPY
Three persons- 13,000JPY
Four persons- 14,000JPY
Five persons -15,000JPY
Six persons- 16,000JPY

All prices are per night

There is a 6000JPY laundry and cleaning fee per stay payable upon check-in.

Also included : shampoo/rinse, hand and body soap, laundry detergent, dish-washing liquid, hand lotion, hairdryer, toilet paper, tissues, complimentary slippers, sewing kit, shipping tape, pens, envelops, guide maps, luggage pick -up and an orientation tour of the neighborhood.

Tokhouse does not have a check in or check out time. Guests have the convenience of checking in when they arrive and leaving at whatever time they need to on the day of departure to catch their flight.
*The exception is when a new party is coming in on the same day as your departure.

First Floor
A full kitchen with professional size stoves and ovens with a dining area. The dining room table can seat six.
For those cold winter days the kitchen has a special heated floor to keep you warm and cozy.
Laundry room and shower room.

Second Floor
A large multi-purpose room with lots of sunny windows. Tables and chairs. Futons beds for four. Washlet toilet. Perfect for traveling groups. Can accommodate up to four adults.

Third Floor
A cozy bedroom loft. Night stand and chairs. Can accommodate up to two adults and a child.


Since most all the appliances are in Japanese we provide you with a manual on how to operate the appliances and various remotes in English.

A 32,000JPY refundable security deposit is required before guests occupy the property. This can be done after the payment is made to Airbnb through our Tokhouse Vacation House website using PayPal. The security deposit needs to be made prior to your arrival. It is held in our company account and refunded after guests vacate.

You can change your dates and keep your rates without penalty for up to one year.However If the guest cancels the reservation permanently the security deposit is not refundable.

There is a 6000JPY laundry and cleaning fee per stay payable upon check-in.

It is our goal to make your stay in Japan as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. We use our 17 years experience here and our many local contacts to assist you with any information you need to find what you are looking for and go where you want to go.

We have welcomed guests from over 40 countries since 1999.

Tokhouse Tokyo Vacation House
株式会社Tokhouse is
a Privately held
Japanese corporation
Copyright© 2009 to 2013 Tokhouse

Guest Access

Fully furnished and completely private.

Interaction with Guests

We greet you at Nishi-Nippori station. We provide free advice and maps for Tokyo as well as assistance for staying on other parts of Japan for our guests who stay at our Tokhouse Vacation House Properties.

The Neighborhood

There are 4 supermarkets, International ATM's and 4 mini markets a minute or so from the Tokhouse Vacation House as well as numerous authentic Japanese cuisines.
The Yanasen neighborhood is famous for preserving traditional areas and has more temples than any other part of Tokyo. The food in the area is great and authentic. Yakiniku, yakitori, izakayas, unagi, ramen, tempura, udon, sushi and an abundance of street vendor foods all in walking distance. Major attractions such as Akihabara, Ueno park, Ameyoko, Asakusa and the Tokyo Skytree 6 to 15 minutes away by train.

Getting around

The main train line of Tokyo the JR Yamanote and the Tokyo Metro are only a five minute walk away. You can reach anywhere in the city in minutes.
Most guests love the walk through Yanaka to Yanaka Cemetry park to Ueno Park and Ameyoko.

Other Things to Note

Tokhouse Vacation House is owned by Tokhouse corporation and has been providing vacation accommodations since 2008.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 6
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $966 /week
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Thankful for Richard's hospitality, amazing and charming house. He also gave us maps and how to do a walking tour from the house. We definitely will be back in Tokyo and stay at tokhouse again. Thank you Richard!

    June 2014
    Response from Richard:

    Excellent guests and a pleasure to meet. Took very good care of the property and treated it like their home away from home. Would recommend as guests to any vacation rental owner. Richard Ashley Tokhouse Tokyo Vacation House

    June 2014
  • I stayed at Richard's Tokhouse for about 10 days from December 2012 to January 2013. Richard and his wife were excellent hosts. Should you get the chance, you should talk to Richard. He is both cordial and very knowledgeable. The Tokhouse was EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE. The grocery store is literally 2 minutes away and the station is about a 6-7 minute walk. The location is the best, because it is on the Yamanote line and is an exit that is not very busy. The house is clean, the internet works, and the shower is slightly "westernized". If it were not for Richard's Tokhouse, I would not have been able to do all the traveling I wanted to do both in and outside of Tokyo. The next time I venture out to Japan again, I will most definitely come back to the Tokhouse.

    January 2013
  • Voyage à cinq, avec trois enfants.
    Accueil de grande qualité, maison très propre et très fonctionnelle. Situation parfaite pour se balader dans Tokyo.
    Excellent rapport qualité prix. Pas d'hésitation.

    November 2012
  • Nice house, everything works well, and Richard was very generous and knowledgable with this time and experience in helping us find cool stuff to do and places to eat. I would recommend this place to my friends, and wouldn't hesitate staying here again.

    September 2012
  • If you're not willing to:
    - pay $$$ to airbnb +deposit 31500 Yen at least a week before you arrive which had to be paid by paypal and when you get your money back days after your check out, pay pal will only give you 30231 yen + cleaning fee of 6000 yen which you have to pay cash at the property,
    - Plus there was always someone check on you everyday
    - Plus numerous emails from the company and owner to remind you for feedback.
    then the place just not for you.

    June 2012
    Response from Richard:

    The terms for renting our vacation properties are clearly stated on Airbnb.
    After a reservation is made and contact details are released by Airbnb, we
    again clarify the our terms as well as the Airbnb terms and fees. The
    vacation rental deposit fee is held in our company PayPal account and is
    always returned promptly, usually with two days. In this case it was
    returned the day the guests departed. Our Tokhouse Vacation House, units
    are completely private and no one checks on guests. As we have three units
    on the same property guests are coming and going and at times we will be at
    the property checking in other guests. We only visit guests at their
    request if they need assistance for their adventures in Japan which is
    often the case as we have 17 years experience here. Requests for reviews
    are sent with the notification of the returned deposit. Other than that the
    several reminders came from Airbnb.

    June 2012
  • Nous avons séjourné à la maison Tokhouse durant 6 jours. Ce fut un excellent séjour. La maison est propre, bien équipée, située près d'un métro qui nous donne accès facilement aux différents endroits de Tokyo.

    June 2012
  • This accommodation was the highlight of our trip to Japan! A fabulous home for a family. Location, location, location!!! Easy travel around Tokyo on the main Yamanote loop line. Quaint traditional house and neighbourhood - a real experience of Japan! Far better than any hotel could offer! And a wonderful host!

    April 2012
  • A group of 4 of us stayed at Richard's Tokhouse for a few night's in December 2011. We couldn't ask for a better home and a better host. Richard and Ai were incredibly friendly and took plenty of time and effort to ensure we had as good an experience in Tokyo as possible. The house was clean and comfortable with all possible amenities in a great location of Tokyo. Would highly recommend Tokhouse to anyone going to Tokyo.

    December 2011
  • We had a great stay at Tokhouse. It was very clean, comfortable and had excellent facilities- full kitchen, washing machine, fridge etc. It is in a great location- only a short walk from Nishinippori JR station(Yamanote line), with the lovely Yanaka street not too far away either.
    Richard was very helpful and gave us loads of local information.
    Thanks Richard!

    October 2011
  • Richard was the perfect host and Tokhouse the perfect place to explore Tokyo from. Richard meet us as we were walking from the station and showed us around the neighbourhood. The house is well equipped and conveniently located for sightseeing and shopping and Richard is a real top bloke! (Translation for non Aussies: he's a really nice guy)

    October 2011
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I have lived and worked around the globe all my adult life. I have experience in North America, Europe, The Middle east, South East Asia and Asia. I truly enjoy experiencing new cultures and their people and that is why I started Tokhouse as a hospitality and vacation rental company. Having spent the past sixteen years in Japan we have a wealth of information and contacts to make your stay in Japan as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. This is all included as part of the package for choosing Tokhouse as your vacation house. If you are visiting or new to Japan navigating around can be a daunting task. We are always available to assist you with any information you need to find what you are looking for and go where you want to go. All the Best, Richard Ashley
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