About This Listing
One bedroom in a bright, modern-style apartment. Very convenient access to Haneda Airport from Keikyu Line station* just minutes away. The apartment is in a great location between Tokyo and Yokohama, perfect for tourists as well as business travelers who are looking for affordable accommodation outside of the busy city center.
Features a full kitchen with microwave oven, toaster, gas range, refrigerator and dishwasher. Modern, recessed lighting throughout the apartment and built in speaker system. The living room features a 47" flatscreen TV. The bathroom has both a shower and bath tub.
The bedroom has one double bed mattress and a walk in closet.And living room has two futon(Japanese style bed)
And for those who are wondering yes,I have high-tech Japanese toilet with bidet function.The lid of the toilet opens as you walk in to the bathroom as well.
Linens, towels, hair dryer, and shower toiletries are provided.
4 minutes walk to Nearest Station
2 minutes walk to a 24 hour supermarket
10 minutes to Kawasaki Daishi Temple by train (the second most visited temple for the annual New Year's celebrations)
15 minutes to Shinagawa station by train
15 minutes to Yokohama station by train
15 minutes to Haneda Airport by train
30 minutes to Tokyo station
30 minutes to Akihabara by train
30 minutes to Shibuya by train
30 minutes to Roppongi by train
30 minutes to Ginza by train
30 minutes to Tsukiji by train
40 minutes to Shinjyuku by train
40 minutes to kamakura by train
*Rokugodote station is on the Keikyu line, which provides direct access to Shinagawa, a major transit station to the JR East rail lines (including the Yamanote Line) and the Tokaido Shinkansen.
For those interested, I have a mobile wifi router available for a nominal daily fee. With this device, you can use the Internet via your smartphone, iPad, or laptop anywhere in the Tokyo region, even including on most trains and subways! The speed of the router is (max) 40Mbps and it can last up to 10 hours on a single charge.
You can rent it during* your stay for a fee of 500 yen-per-day. The first and the last day won't be counted. As such, for example, if you want to use the portable wifi and your stay is 6 nights, the rental fee will be 500 x 5 days = 2500 yen. (*Please note that it shall be rented out "throughout" your stay only, and NOT for a day or any specific days within your stay.) I will provide you the device upon check-in and collect it upon check-out.
Please let me know if you're interested to rent the portable wifi device when you book your stay. I'll make sure its there for you when you check in.Please pay at the time of check-in in cash.
but you can use the internet free in my apartment!!
Other Things to Note
you dont have to call for help to a neighbor.
No candles or open flames.
No additional guests allowed during your stay.
Turn off the switch of air-conditioner and heater when you go out.
This was our first time in Japan, and our first time using Airbnb, so we were a bit hesitant to use this service. Fortunately, our stay at Kazu's apartment was such a positive experience we will definitely use Airbnb again! We were a party of 3 adults and 2 children, and felt there was plenty of room for us all.
Kazu's description of his apartment and surrounding area is exactly as he describes: Clean and (very) modern, his apartment is conveniently located to Rokugōdote Station (which is small enough for foreigners to easily navigate -- bonus!), and even closer is a 24-hour grocery store, MaxValue (heads-up: If you shop here, bring your own bags, because they charge you per bag). The neighborhood is quiet and charming to walk through, with local shops lining both sides of the streets - whose proprietors could not have been more friendly! There is a lively park close by where you can sit on benches and watch (and hear!) the trains leave and enter the station, or watch local school teams practice sports, joggers, bicyclists, and there are swings for children.
As Westerners, our favorite part of our stay at Kazu's was the Toto Washlet, of course! It was an added luxury we weren't expecting -- now we want one for our home! ;) The shower, washer/dryer, and kitchen all served us well!
One item of note: The shower / laundry room does not have a door, so one is exposed to the hallway when showering. It was not an issue for us, as we simply closed the door from the main living area to the hallway each time someone showered, but for more inhibited types, it could make them feel uneasy. To be clear, the water closet (WC) was completely private with a door; this is in reference to the shower / laundry room only.
Kazu himself is extremely kind, helpful, patient, and quick to respond. Our first day there, he told us the washer was broken, but would be repaired the next day at 10:00 AM. As promised, the repairman arrived just before 10:00 AM the following morning, as we were leaving for the day, and upon our return that night, we were able to use the fully functioning washer! Everything we needed was made available to us (toiletries, towels, dish soap, etc.).
Our only critique was there did not seem to be enough kitchenware for 5 people (plates, cups, forks, etc.) but, we managed, and that would not stop us from staying there again, or recommending it to others.
Also, a note to other Westerners who may not know: Futons in Japan are not like futons in America. They are very thin mattresses which are placed directly on the floor, not on frames. If you suffer with back problems, this could be problematic.
We would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet place to stay outside of the main city!
Kazu's house was clean, spacious and cosy. It was truly value for money and I would stay there again if given the opportunity. We have to admit it was slightly creepy at night as it is in not in a crowded area. However we loved the nearby supermarket (MaxValue) and the closeness of the apartment to the MRT. Admittedly it was also a bit difficult to travel to the city for the first few days as Rokugodote does not seem to be on the usual main Tokyo lines and wasn't shown on our printed Tokyo maps. Also you must be very careful to take the right train towards the city!
Also we had 3 people traveling with us and the extra mattress was quite uncomfortable and thin, to the extent that one of my friends suffered a backache. But the main bed that two of us slept on was comfy and soft so that was okay!
All in all thank you Kazu for a good experience.
Very nice place! Clean, comfortble and modern.
Near the train station and Convenience store like Max value or 7-11.
Kazu san is nice host! He'll help if you want to know something about the nice place in Tokyo or nearby. Me and my friends have chance to meet him. He's friendly so much. When you stay there it's feel like you stay at your own home! I have a wonderful weekend at Kazu san's house and ofcourse I'll stay at this place next time when I arrive to Tokyo. Thank you very much Kazu san!
We were so pleased with the location of the apartment which is close to a fantastic supermarket with many choices of prepared food, short walk to the train station and helpful advice from Kazu. Our group of four adults and one child was good but might not be a lot of room for tall Westerners. (male, 6" or 180 cm) But we were happy with having a full bath, shower, a/c, wi-fi, and laundry. We would definitely stay again!
What a fantastic gem!
We felt at home and able to relax at the end of many long days of sight seeing. Kazu's place was perfect for our family of 4.
The area had many little shops and restaurants and was very close to the train station. The directions were very easy to follow. (Tip-go south 1 station to Kawasaki-lots of shops, restaurants, Starbucks, etc)
I would suggest maybe creating some "guest information manuals" to help people feel more comfortable with the tech appliances/lights.
We have already recommended to others and would stay again if we got the chance.
This was our first experience with Airbnb and I am very happy with the way it turned out.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. You responded quickly to any questions we had and we loved your little apartment.