About this listing
INSTA BOOK now available. Please note the bed size and make sure everything is sufficient for you before you book. If 3 guests, one must be a child. This place is definitely not big enough for 3 adults. Please mail me first if you have questions.
WELCOME TO MY LISTING - Below is a detailed summary of the unit and and surrounding area. I have also provided answers to many frequently asked questions to ease the booking process and make your stay more pleasant. Please review this information to ensure this listing meets all your needs. My calendar is ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE! and INSTANT BOOK is available to immediately secure your reservation!
I am an experienced host (3 years now) who continues to strive to make your stay convenient and enjoyable. My team and I have over 40 listings in TOKYO, BANGKOK, AND HONG KONG.
~~~ THE APARTMENT ~~~
Located in the Nakano area, a lively, old town district. 3-4 minute walk from NAKANO SHIMBASHI station!!!
— Studio / 1 Room with 2 Beds - sleeps 2 people maximum. (Includes linens)
— Kitchen (includes fridge, microwave, tea kettle, basic cooking utensils, dishes, glasses, and silverware)
— Private Bathroom (includes very hot shower, hairdryer, towels and basic toiletries)
— Air Conditioner / Heater with Remote Control
— Free Portable Wi-Fi
— All linens, towels and basic toiletries provided.
— 1ST Floor apartment.
— There is a washer but no dryer. Clothes in Japan are always hung dry.
— Coin laundry just added 3 minutes away if you want to use the dryers!!
I have a 2nd small unit in this same building on the 3rd floor ( same size as this one ) so if you want to rent 2 apartments with you and your friend(s)- THAT'S POSSIBLE
~~~ CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT ~~~
For your convenience, we use self check-in/check-out with a key box to assure you entry into the unit the moment you arrive.
—CHECK-IN: 4PM or anytime AFTER. Late Night is always OKAY!
—CHECK-OUT: 12PM NOON or anytime BEFORE.
See FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS below for more details on:
— Early Check-In / Late Check-Out
— Transportation to / from the apartment
~~~MOBILE WIFI UNIT~~~ FREE!!!!
Stay CONNECTED 24/7 while in TOKYO!!
Pocket size, MOBILE WI-FI ROUTER INCLUDED!!
Small, light, and easy to carry around with you.
Can USE with your smartphone, tablet, laptop,etc.
No need to rent a phone or buy a sim!!
Waiting in the apartment for you upon arrival!!
Data Unlimited ( may slow down if you download a lot)
~~~ NEARBY THE APARTMENT ~~~
—Three train stops from famous SHINJUKU.
—Direct Trains to Shinjuku, Ginza and Tokyo Station.
TRANSPORTATION ---BY TRAIN
Shinjuku Station - 7 minutes
Shibuya Station - 22 minutes ( 27 by bus )
Tokyo Station - 32 minutes
On the TOKYO METRO MARUNOCHI Line, one of the 3 original lines in Tokyo so it goes directly to many major stations.
FROM THE APARTMENT --- WALKING:
Nakano Shimbashi Station - 4 minutes
Nakano Fujimicho Station - 4 minutes
Supermarket - 15 seconds
7-11 Convenience Store (ATM) - 5 minutes
Ramen Shop - 4 minutes
Shinjuku - 30 minutes
100¥ Store - 15 seconds
Coin Laundry - 3 minutes
Mos Burger - 2 minutes
Bus Stop ( Nakano Shakko stop ) - 2 minutes
Keio Bus #63 --- 8 mins to Nakano or 28 mins to Shibuya
~~~ AREA ~~~
The people around here are so friendly and helpful!!! It doesn't seem like the city yet it is so close to Shinjuku. You have everything you need nearby and the quaintness of all the old school mom and pop stores still survive here!! There is a supermarket a minute away and you could walk to Shinjuku in 30 minutes if you wanted to. Staying around here for a week or so is to experience living in Japan for that same amount of time. I have many friends who love living in this area!! I highly recommend it.
There is a 100¥ store across the street as well as a supermarket so you could eat for not much money if you are on a budget. There are small, delicious restaurants nearby including this great curry place. I really think you would enjoy staying here as I have. Of course you can come and go as you please and there is no curfew.
~~~ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ~~~
1) IS THE UNIT AVAILABLE?
For convenience, my calendar is ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE.
Feel free to use INSTANT BOOK if available or submit a booking request with your 1st email. First come, first serve. LAST-minute bookings are usually not a problem.
SHORT STAYS: Please email me first if you only need to stay 2-3 nights.
2) CAN I CHECK IN EARLY AND/OR CHECK OUT LATE?
CHECK-IN: 4PM or anytime AFTER. Late Night is OKAY!
CHECK-OUT: 12PM NOON or anytime BEFORE.
A courtesy 1-2 hours may be available ONLY if asked within 24 to 72 hours of arrival or departure ( that is when I will know ). More than 2 hours will require a fee or for you to book another night.
BAGGAGE HOLD: I would recommend using coin lockers at a nearby station. Many main stations have lockers big enough for a full size suitcases. If no more than 3 hours before or after check in / out, PACKED bags can be put / left in the unit. RULE: Notify me of this and leave the KEY in the keybox for the cleaner.
3) HOW DO I ACCESS THE APARTMENT
The address and excellent walking directions from the nearest train station(s) are provided in your CONFIRMATION / ITINERARY once you have paid and been confirmed.
A KEY BOX is used at arrival and departure. Detailed information for my SELF check-in procedure will be provided in the DIRECTIONS portion of your ITINERARY.
The portable router and PASSWORD will be in the apartment when you arrive.
4) CAN I ADD EXTRA PEOPLE / BEDS
This unit has a maximum of two beds:
---1 Single Size Bed ( 100cm by 200cm )
---1 Single Size Futon Bed. ( 100cm by 200cm )
Sorry but the beds sizes can NOT be changed.
It accommodates (sleeps):
—1 Person with plenty of space.
—2 People makes it crowded (sharing the single bed or one on a futon).
5) DO YOU CHARGE FOR CHILDREN?
—Age 2 and under are free if they share a bed or you provide their sleeping surface.
—Age 3 and up are counted as guests.
Sorry, but no baby cot is available.
6) HOW DO I GET THERE FROM THE AIRPORT?
Nearest station: NAKANOSHIMBASHI
1 Train Line: MARUNOCHI Line ( red line )
Be sure to be on the correct train at NAKANOSAKUE.
Usually you need to walk across the PLATFORM HERE.
Get on TRAIN headed for Honancho!
Then next stop is Nakano shimbashi.
FROM NARITA AIRPORT:
BY EXPRESS TRAIN: 88 minutes--- Fare---2,840¥
KEISEI SKYLINER to NIPPORI Station.
Yamanote Line to Shinjuku Station.
Marunochi Line to Nakano Shimbashi Station.
BY EXPRESS BUS: 90 minutes--- Fare---3,100¥
Airport LImousine Bus to Shinjuku Station
Marunochi Line to Nakano Shimbashi Station.
FROM HANEDA AIRPORT:
BY EXPRESS TRAIN: 55 minutes--- Fare---780¥
Keikyu-Kuko Line to Shinagawa
Yamanote Line to Shinjuku Station.
Marunochi Line to Nakano Shimbashi Station.
LATE NIGHT: Last train at 12:00am ( this will get you in town, then need a taxi ).
LAST BUS: Available to Shibuya at 12:30am ( then need a taxi ).
7) WHY IS THE PRICE DIFFERENT THAN I AM CALCULATING?
The total price is composed of three parts:
1. Nightly price x # of nights ( plus any nightly charges for extra guests when applicable )
2. Cleaning fee( one-time fee )
3. Service fee( one-time fee set and collected by airbnb, typically between 6 and 12% )
Weekly Price: Price may fluctuate based on peak holidays, and special events.
Enter in your specific dates to see the current price for those days.
8) IS THE PLACE CLEANED DURING MY STAY?
It is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival and after you depart.
For your privacy, no one enters the house during your stay except for you and your group.
9)ANY QUESTIONS I MISSED?
Please email me.
CHEERS AND HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON!!!
1. The apartment will be all yours so please take good care of it.
2. Please be quiet and discreet. Very important to respect your neighbors in Japan as everyone lives close together! Absolutely no partying in the unit. Please enjoy yourself outside and make new friends.
3. You must turn off the air conditioner/heater when not there.
4. Please take off your shoes when you enter.
5. NO SMOKING inside the apartment. Outside on the balcony is fine. Standing and smoking in front of the building entrance is not allowed. Please dispose of your buds properly. Do not put in recyclable cans or bottles.
6. SELF CHECK-IN: For your convenience and privacy this is a self-catering unit. It is your responsibility to find the place. Don't worry because I give very detailed and accurate directions in the confirmation.
7. This is NOT a HOTEL: As such, you cannot ask anyone in the building for assistance. My team and I are always available between the hours of 7 AM and 1 AM via Airbnb messaging. Phone calls are typically unanswered due to the Japanese culture of answering phones in public.
8. BEDS: By booking, you acknowledge the total number of beds and bed sizes. Please read carefully to make sure your party will be comfortable with the available accommodations.
9. DEPOSIT: We don't take a deposit, but you will be held liable for any damages. Please report any damages as soon as they occur. Honesty is the best policy and will be rewarded.
10. CLEANING: The place is professionally cleaned before your arrival. Our standards are very high, but if you have any concerns contact us upon arrival.
11. YOU MUST separate the trash*** #1 VITAL thing in Japanese culture!!
Trash is divided into categories and put in different bags.
Please separate your:
burnable, recyclables (cans, plastic bottles, glass), and non-burnable items.
Please put these in separate bags. Using any clear plastic bag is okay in Tokyo.
Perfect location!!! Nice & clean. Everything you could need. Great instructions from the host. Had a fabulous time!
This apartment is great if you are looking for a budget option in Tokyo. A short walk to the metro means you are well connected to Shinjuku/Shibuya but have somewhere a little less hectic to come back to at night. The 24hr convenience store across the road is a godsend, as is the portable wifi. Be sure to explore the area as there are a few good local restaurants and bars (look up!).
As other reviewers have pointed out this place is small, so would be better for a single or a couple who don't mind sharing a bed or having one person crash on the futon. However with the cost on par with a Tokyo hostel bed, to have your own bathroom and fridge is great.
Will was very quick to communicate and provide all the details required, as well as respond to any queries. We would stay again if in Tokyo.
The apartment is nicely located in a quiet yet convenient area, it's only 4 mins to the nearby metro station, and 20+mins' walk to TMG. Will is very nice and helpful, could always give a prompt reply to everything. It is a very nice staying overall.
Staying at Will's was great! It was a nice neighborhood, with everything close by. I didn't have any trouble finding the place; I just gave the taxi the address and he found it easily. I never had any trouble with the pocket WI-FI either. Will had everything I needed in the apartment (including tea, some kind of soup and an umbrella!) The only bad thing I could think of in the stay is that walls felt a bit thin, so I was kinda self-conscious about not disturbing the neighbors (who were pretty quiet themselves). But hey, that might just be me! But all in all, I would definitely recommend staying here!
Will was a great host. He gave us a very detailed instruction, which was helpful even for local Japanese. The room was a little too small for two people but nice enough for the price. Also, the location was good.
This is a perfect budget option, a few stops from Shinjuku and shopping/restaurants/groceries. Will was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and he also let us extend our stay for one more day at a short notice.
Will's description and directions to the place were perfect! We got what we thought we'd get and more, as well as quick help whenever we needed it. The area is quiet and welcoming and the apartment is all in all very convenient and big enough for two people. I will always recommend Will's apartments and his service!
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About the Host, Will
Nice to meet you. My name is Will. I love hosting on airbnb and it is my life. It is tons of fun and there are new surprises every day! I have met so many interesting people as a host and I look forward to those I will meet in the future.
I am a sports fan, reader, movie goer, and I like to try new things. I play golf, basketball, and just about any sport you can think of. I love ramen, yakiniku, yakitori, and shabu shabu here in Japan. I love to try pizza all over the world when I travel.
Relationships are the most important thing for me in my personal life as well as business. I like to go out and have a good time with my friends and meet new people.
I have learned so much from my over three years as an airbnb host and I am pleased to say I have most questions answered for you before you ask them, whether it be in the description of the listing or in the detail I supply you with at confirmation. Still, I am always thinking of ways to make the guest experience more comfortable, efficient, and hassle free. This is my goal as a host. I will continue to get more places every month so I can host more travelers. I want everyone to see Tokyo at least once!
Tokyo is a great place to come and people from all over the world visit here making it a truly international city. I love Tokyo and seeing the amazing sights and people. It is a great place to explore and every day can be different. This is an awesome destination for walkers and wanders filled with friendly people, tasty restaurants, and plenty of lights. My tip is to make the initial contact with Japanese people because they are typically shy at first. They will be happy to try to practice their English with you.
Hope I can host you soon! May your trip to Tokyo be as amazing as my 7 years here has been!