BIG Apt Near JR Harajuku Station

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Jan

Big & comfortable private apartment only 6 min walk to JR Harajuku station and 3 min walk to subway station! Very convenient to anywhere in town. FREE Pocket internet WIFI is provided. Many attractions, restaurants, 24hr supermarket are nearby.

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Big & comfortable private apartment only 6 min walk to JR Harajuku station and 3 min walk to subway station! Very convenient to anywhere in town. FREE Pocket internet WIFI is provided. Many attractions, restaurants, 24hr supermarket are nearby.

The Space

This is a great studio in a super convenient location in the heart of Tokyo city. It's only 6-7 min walk from JR Harajuku station which is only 2 min to Shibuya station, 5 min to Shinjuku station by JR Yamanote train. Many subway stations are nearby too. The neighborhood is safe, quiet and residential. Many restaurants, convenient stores, supermarket are within 5 min walk. You can easily walk from the apartment to Takeshita shopping street, the magnificent Meiji shrine (no.1 must-visit shrine in Tokyo), Yoyogi park, Omotesando, and Shibuya area as well.

The studio has a spacious bedroom, a fully equipped kitchenette, a dining set, nice bathtub/shower, a washlet restroom and plenty of storage spaces. Free internet WIFI is available. And yes you can bring it to use outside with you. There are air-conditioner, heater, TV, DVD player, fridge, washing machine, dryer, coffee maker, all that you need.

Nearby sightseeing spots include:
- Takeshita shopping street
- Meiji Shrine (one of the most famous shrines in Tokyo, on Sundays you may come across traditional Japanese-style wedding ceremonies)
- Omotesando (a lot of high-end brands, hipster cafes and restaurants), Kiddyland
- Yoyogi Park (one of the biggest parks in Tokyo, very popular for cherry blossom viewing.)
- Shibuya (no need to explain, who doesn't go to Shibuya when visiting Tokyo?)

**Lastly, please note that this apartment is close to a railroad. It has double pane windows which block out most of the noises. However, it may not be suitable for light sleepers as low level train noises can still be heard occasionally***

Guest Access

Entire apartment is yours! Big bedroom, nice shower room and separate restroom, Fully equipped kitchen, Washing Machine & Dryer, Portable Internet WIFI

Interaction with Guests

I'm reachable via emails and online messaging most of the time. Meeting in person is possible too.

The Neighborhood

Great fun neighborhood. Full of characters and cultural mix. Harajuku is a paradise for Japanese teens and tourists alike. Takeshita shopping street has inspired world renown designers by its unique fashion goods. Omotesando is great for high-end brands browsing. The majestic Meiji Shrine is only 5 min walk from the apartment. Families can enjoy a picnic at Yoyogi park, watching sakura blossoms or greenery.

Getting around

This apartment is very close to JR Harajuku station. It's convenient to anywhere in town! You can walk to Takeshita street, Meiji shrine, Yoyogi park, Omotesando, Shibuya so easily!

Other Things to Note

Big 100 yen discount store and second handed kimono shops are great for souvenir hunters.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $30
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  • Location is the plus of the place: you are in one of the best parts of the city, minutes from shrines, shopping and JR train line, a blessing if you hold a JR pass. At the same time the place is really quiet and relaxing. You must know that the apartment is BIG by Japanese standards, maybe not so for Westerners. That said, we were four adults, and simply by leaving the sofa bed as a sofa and using two futons on the floor and rolling them up and away in the morning we managed just fine. Plenty of storage room: use it to have more space. The kitchen is ok, again small but efficient. The table is just not thought for four people, but we managed. Internet wasn't that great: we barely downloaded emails and was quite slow for websearch, too bad. We never met the host personally, but Mink was really easy to reach by email, and gave us useful hints on the best station to get off to reach the apartment and on how to find our way around, and was flexible on check out time!

    June 2014
  • I stayed at this apartment for about 18 hours and wish I could have stayed longer!! The space fit myself and 4 others comfortably and the bathroom was modern and in a good area. Also the pocket WIFI saved us in so many situations!!

    May 2014
  • Great place. Complete amenities while pocket wifi was useful in locating some places through gps.

    May 2014
  • Nice and clean apartment with all the essential electrical appliances like washing machine, dryer, cooking appliances, microwave, fridge etc. The beds and pillows are comfortable. It is next to the train track so you can hear the trains passing by, but it didn't bother us at all. For light sleeper it will be better to bring ear plugs.
    The Harajuku JR station is only 10 min walk from the apartment.
    The pocket wifi was not working for us during our stay, the previous lodger has used all the data allocations so the wifi was very very very very slow but Jan was very kind to offer flight check-in for us, According to Jan, the wifi will recover after 1 day of slow connection.

    May 2014
  • Convenient and easy access by following the well-documented instructions Jan sent. Nice, well-equipped, centrally located, modern appartment. And fast responses by email / texts to enquiries during our stay. Although we never met our hostess, we had nice and useful contact electronically.
    The only drawback was that parking turned out to be extremely expensive.

    April 2014
  • Five of us stayed in Mink's apartment for 5 nights. It was a little cramped but Mink provided us with extra futons. We actually didn't have enough towels (only 4 were provided) but it turned out that everyone brought their own towel anyway so no problems. There were enough cups for us and we were really grateful for that. The directions were very easy to understand and we enjoyed exploring around using the provided maps. I was able to call for a luggage pickup through Yamato and there were no problems for the company to find and come to the apartment. We used the pocket wifi heavily as my four friends were from out of the country and didn't have cell service. Kita-sando station was very close by and we made use of that with the Metro Day Pass which is actually cheaper than a JR Day pass (if you don't have the awesome JR pass sold from outside of Japan). Thanks for hosting us!

    March 2014
  • We LOVED this place! We stayed at lots of places during our trip to japan and this was one of my favourites. It was big, and just a short walk from the heart of harajuku! It was more than enough room for 3 of us. We liked how it was right by the jr station, had pocket wifi, and a washer/dryer. It wasn't right by a corner store, but it was close to restaurants, and shops. The highlight was definitely the size and location. Mink was very professional, and had clear directions and information for us. We would highly recommend this place!

    March 2014
  • Nice apartment, clean and convenient, located in the quiet streets of Arajuku area, a few minutes walk from the train station.

    March 2014
  • What a fantastic stay! We were a group of five students and the apartment was just big enough to satisfy our needs! We all slept comfortably on the 3 mattresses and mattress pad. The amenities are very modern and the apartment is very secure.

    The location in Harajuku is, quite simply, one of the best things about this apartment. You are not far from the Harajuku station on the Yamanote line, and the surrounding area is blissfully serene and quiet. You are just a mere ONE station from the bustling nightlife of Shibuya if you are the partying type. The Harajuku area is a great area filled with interesting restaurants that are open late (Try the ramen bar next to the Mini Mart right near the apartment! Delicious and open late)

    One of the best Airbnb apartments I've stayed in simply because of the combination of location and apartment quality. Do yourself a favor and stay here!

    March 2014
  • Great room, great location. Thanks!

    February 2014
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