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 1 burner stove, fridge, microwave, tea kettle, basic cooking utensils, dishes, glasses, and silverware)
— Private Bathroom (includes very hot shower, hairdryer, towels and basic toiletries)
— Small desk with chair.
— Air Conditioner / Heater with Remote Control
— Free Portable Wi-Fi
— All linens, towels and basic toiletries provided.
— 3RD 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 1st 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.
From Dec 30, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
This was my first time using Airbnb and I was pleasantly surprised how easy and affordable it was! Will was a great host! All of his information and instructions were very precise and easy to understand. The apartment was just as advertised and the cellular Wi-Fi hotspot was over the top! The neighborhood was very nice, more of a rural feeling than the big city. Overall, I'd definitely stay with Will again!
Location good, easy to walk from MTR. Tiny but tidy apartment. Portable wifi extremely helpful. Good value choice.
Landlord Will is a very experienced rental business man. Having said that, you won't expect to establish any friendly relationship with him but rather he'll serve as an agent. I didn't personally meet him at all during the whole trip, but kept receiving emails, reminders and even a print out folder on the desk of "DOs and Don'ts". (With threatens that if any breach, you will have a negative review on airbnb) It's a very straight forward and efficient way to manage so many properties but lack a sense of hospitality and interacting with the hostee.
The apartment was about 5-7 minutes walk from the station, and with a Family Mart and two Lawson stores along the way. The neighbourhood was rather peaceful and quiet with lots of restaurants around, and was about 10 minutes away from Shinjuku station, which makes it very convenient and easily accessible.
The apartment could be a little hard to locate for the first time, but after walking once or twice, it was very easy. The room was a little compact for 2 people with big luggages but it was fine for my friend and I. It was clean and well-equipped with everything we need - just as what was listed in the description. Even though we didn't get to meet Will, he was very prompt in his replies before and during our stay. His directions were very clear and precise as well. I had a pleasant stay!
Will's place had everything I needed: a comfortable bed, a desk, desk lamp, private shower, small balcony, very good A/C, plenty of light. I think the portable Wifi is a huge plus! It's difficult to navigate a new city on your own, and that extra service really saved me throughout my exploration of Tokyo. I also think that it's well-located. I was staying by myself for just a few days, and it was just what I needed.
Easy to access and close to the supermarket and Lawson convenience stores. Close to Shinjuku and we were provided with extra bedding too to make ourselves comfortable. It is a compact place, but has everything you need and serves as a great base to explore Tokyo from as it is easy to access Shinjuku station (A major transport hub!).
Budget place to stay in Tokyo. Close to metro station.
I never met the host, but his directions were very helpful and easy to follow. Everything was as pictured and described. The place was clean, and it was located in a cool residential area that was both safe and enjoyable. It was located very close to public transit, and the metro system was super easy to figure out. I'd definitely recommend!
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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!