About this listing
*PLEASE* do not make a booking request and then ask for dates that are not available on the calendar. The apartment is only available when we are not in it.
This large, sunny apartment is in the quiet, leafy city-center location of east Shinjuku ward, near Akasaka palace - an 8-minute walk to Yotsuya station (JR Chuo line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi and Namboku lines). This is the largest apartment for this location and price on AirBnB. The price is set low as dates available are very specific (see note at the bottom of this description).
High speed wireless internet
Separate Japanese-style bedroom with its own air conditioner
Balcony off the bedroom
Lounge room with extra-comfy large sofa with built-in recliners, floor-to-ceiling corner windows, and its own air conditioner (extra futons are available for sleeping in this room)
Plenty of sheets and towels
Kitchen with family-size fridge and dining table
Plenty of dishes, brand new T-Fal pots and pans, sharp kitchen knives, everything you need!
Washing machine and tumble dryer
Japanese-style bathroom (wet room and bath)
Separate toilet with washlet (bidet)
The apartment offers fantastic space with a completely separate tatami bedroom. Doors between the lounge and kitchen can be put in place to separate these two rooms, if desired.
Note: As an older-style Japanese apartment, doorways are low. Those 180cm or taller will need to lower their heads when moving between rooms.
As this is a one bedroom apartment, the whole space is yours during your stay. Drawers and closet space are emptied for your use.
Interaction with Guests
Generally we are away from Japan during your stay, but a list of emergency contacts for lost keys, etc. is included in the information provided for you on arrival.
Wakaba is a part of Tera-machi or "Temple Town." There are many temples with long and distinguished histories around Yotsuya's quiet residential slopes and alleys, mere meters away from busy Shinjuku-dori. The apartment is located on Teppo-zaka slope, part of a touring promenade course.
It is just a 1-minute walk from Restaurant Hôtel de Mikuni (http://www.relaischateaux.com/en/search-book/hotel-restaurant/mikuni/access)
Less than 1-minute walk to Marusho supermarket and Sunkus 24-hour convenience store.
The apartment is located just 8 minutes walk from Yotsuya station (JR, Marunouchi and Namboku subway lines). At Yotsuya station: Paul (French bakery), Starbucks, Seijo Ishii import supermarket and countless restaurants, cafes and shops.
Other Things to Note
Fantastically located apartment with good space and everything you need. The apartment is up just a few stairs, and one level above street level. The neighborhood is very quiet, but there is a supermarket and 24-hour convenience store less than 1-minute walk away. As this is a concrete building there is less concern about noise from neighboring apartments.
No smoking is allowed in the apartment or on the balcony. As this is a proper Japanese apartment, absolutely under no circumstances can shoes be worn inside. Garbage needs to be taken out with guests on departure.
About the Host, Jim And Heath
We (Jim and Heath) are university lecturers and we share our time between Tokyo and the UK/Ireland. In Tokyo we have a very comfortable, new 2 bedroom house close to Shinjuku. We have let out our home while we are away since moving into the house in 2008. We are homeowners and permanent residents, and we take very good care of our homes. We love Tokyo and we are happy to help out travelers looking for a great deal on a comfortable home away from home.