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!!!
The apartment will be all yours so please take good care of it.
Please be quiet and discreet. Very important to respect your neighbors in Japan!
Please turn off the air conditioner/heater when not there.
Please take off your shoes when you enter.
NO SMOKING inside the apartment. Outside on the balcony is fine!
YOU MUST separate the trash*** #1 VITAL thing in Japanese culture!!
Trash is divided into categories and put in different bags.
Please separate your:
burnables, recyclables (cans, plastic bottles, glass), and non-burnable items.
Please put these in separate bags. Using any clear plastic bag is okay in Tokyo!!
Have fun but don't be too loud. If you need something, email or call me.
Most importantly, make yourself at home and be comfortable.
We spend our last vacation days in Tokyo.
Will contacted me fast, directly and nice. No problems with the booking.
The instructions on how to reach the apartment starting from Nakano-shimbashi were wrong (!), because there were no longer any construction works going...the description from Nakano-fujimicho went perfectly.
The apartment is very small and badly insulated but everything you need will be there.
The "first" bed is too small for two people and the "second" bed was not really a bed. Like in general in Japan the "second" bed was a futon, but not a real one; very thin and not really a mattress.
So that and the fact that the heater was not working directly was very disappointing!
We contacted Will because of the futon and the heater and he answered once by sending a confirmation saying that the cleaner put out the futon...
After that he didn't answered any more so that was disappointing too!
Next day we somehow started the heater...
I can confirm that it is more like running a buisiness for him. And we stayed because we could not find an alternative that fast and we were very tired of travelling around...
We had a great stay in Nakano-Shimbashi. The apt was exactly as listed, small but cosy. We were busy exploring Tokyo during the day and were always looking forward to the apt off the tourist trail in the evening. Will's descritpions were very complete and made it easy for us to find our way around. Every question is already answered in advance. We didn't have much more contact with Will during our stay as eveything is set up so the guests can be very independent. We would recommend this place hands down. Thanks again. Diana
Convenient location and instructions to get to the apartment were helpful. Good place to rest your head in Tokyo. Pocket wifi was a godsend!
We had a great stay in Tokyo and this little apartment did the job well. Close to transportation in a quiet neighborhood is perfect after a long day in the hustle and bustle of the city.
Needed a cheap place close to the centre of tokyo before I flew off. Got an extremely convenient place which had everything and more than I needed utilities wise. Will was straight to the point, simple, quick and precise. Very descriptive and attentive for the guest. Great for the price and location.
We stayed 4 nights in this unit.
It is well located, near to Shinjuku (JR and subway lines). Also the Lawson 100 is a plus and there are a lot of shops in the vicinity. There are maps of Tokyo/Shinjuku available in the unit + pocket wifi, and it is clean. Will is responsive and makes sure that you have everything you need + he gives a lot of directions to get to the unit.
However, I wouldn’t recommend 2 people in there because the unit is really small. We slept on separated beds and I slept on the futon: it’s cold even with the heater on (isolation, I guess). My friend on the bed had no problem with that though so it is probably situational. Also, the unit is super bright in the morning even with the curtains. If you’re someone who can’t sleep with light, this unit is not for you. Finally, as the unit is the street level, it is noisy (drunk/loud Japanese people during the night, neighbor who is putting their trash out in the early morning…). This, again, might be situational.
To sum it up: Nice place, but better if you're alone in my opinion.
It is a nice place to stay. The host is helpful. Just to mention that it's kinda cold to sleep on the floor with the mattress.
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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!