Private Apt. in Shinjuku #1

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Masako (雅子)
Your host, Masako (雅子)
41 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

The apartment is conveniently located at the center of Shinjuku area. It's just 5 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station! This is the private studio apartment just for you, so you can relax and enjoy your stay in Japan.

Room amenities:
- TV
- Free WiFi
- Accommodates up to 3 people with 1 single bed (sofa bed) and 1 double bed
- Mini size kitchen with a small refrigerator
- Electric kettle
- Microwave
- Heating and air-conditioning

Check-in: 3pm
Check-out: 11am

Building amenities:
The apartment is inside a big & unique community-style building where you can find a 24 hour convenient store (seven-eleven), coffee shop, restaurant, and much more.
- Elevator
- Big lobby with front desk
- Coin laundry inside the building (you can got there just with your slippers!)
- Convenient store, organic supermarket, and restaurants located at the ground level of the building (opens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- 24-hour security guard / camera
- Parking (open 24 hours - coin parking)

The apartment is in the quiet neighborhood, but you will find many coffee shops, restaurants, bars and stores within a few min walking distance. It is very convenient for everything!
- 5 min walk from Shinjuku main stations (South exit)
- Walking distance to Yoyogi park / Meiji Jingu
- Walking distance to Shinjuku gyoen park

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Masako was a great host - so helpful. Even disposed of my old (broken) suitcase for me (it broke on the trip). The place itself... First, it was in a perfect location. Such a quick walk to Shinjuku station and all the shopping and restaurants Shinjuku has to offer. As far as the apartment itself, it was a decent size (plenty of room for just me - two people would be fine - three? mmmm... tight). It was clean, but not the cleanest/neatest I stayed in on my trip. There was a slight, lingering "stale-cigarette" smell in the hallway and in the kitchen area of the room. Oh, also, there's no stove - it was removed - so only a microwave for heating anything. But, it was very quiet and so easy to get to sleep.

    May 2014
    Masako (雅子)
    Response from Masako (雅子):

    This building is prohibited smoking and there are 5 smoking area otuside of the building. If someone smokes in the room, alarm starts immediately and 15 security guard rush to where detect smoke.
    The hallway, wall paper, carpet of each floor is under refitting now.

    May 2014
  • Perfect place inShinjuku !! Close to Yoyogi and Shinjuku station, very practical !!
    Masako is an incredible host, really helpful. In her appartment, there are many map, "to do list", "to visit list". Towels and sheets are changed 3 times in 14 days, thanks a million !
    WIFI, shower gel, shampoo, fridge, slippers for each person !! It's perfect

    May 2014
    Masako (雅子)
    Response from Masako (雅子):

    So glad that you liked my place and I am pleased to know that you enjoyed Japan! I hope to see you again!

    May 2014
  • We had a very comfortable stay at Masako's apartment. It was very clean and there was ample space for the adults and some space for a toddler to play in. I would describe the details as well thought of -- good quality shampoos, good laundry soap, handwritten notes for reminders, umbrellas in case it rains, and even some candies for the guests. The 7-11 downstairs was packed with food and was very handy for our midnight snacking needs. And I regret having discovered this on the last day, but the apartment was practically behind Takashimaya and there was a shortcut if you go past the building! But most notably, Masako was the sweetest host :) She even gave my baby girl whose birthday is coming up a gift and we really appreciated that. Thanks, Masako!

    May 2014
    Masako (雅子)
    Response from Masako (雅子):

    Valeria, thank you staying at mine. I was glad to welcome you and to know you enjoyed traveling Japan. Thank you again and hope to welcome you again!

    May 2014
  • The flat is small compare to western standards especially the bathroom and the furnitures are quite basic.

    But my opinion is positive as :
    - Masako is well organized, not problem at all for checkin/checkout
    - The flat is very well located, really 5 minutes walking to Shinjuku station, and Shinjuku is super convenient to visit Tokyo
    - the building is very quiet, good sleep guaranted
    - the flat is larger than business hotels in Tokyo, for 2 people, it is comfortable enough
    - There is a coin laundry directly in the building

    So finally for the price, it is a good value, I would do the same choice if I'll come back to Tokyo.

    April 2014
    Masako (雅子)
    Response from Masako (雅子):

    Lionel, thank you for your comments. I am glad you liked mine and you enjoyed traveling Japan. Hope to welcome you again.

    April 2014
  • The location of this apartment is very close to Shinjuku station, about 5-10 minute walk, which is really very convenient. The apartment is not very big, but enough for three people staying.
    There is a 7-11 near the apartment, in which you can buy anything you need even during midnight. There are also many shops, resturants near the apartment.

    April 2014
  • Very nice apartment, good situation to visit Tokyo

    April 2014
  • I was waiting for Masako at the first kitchen restaurant and As I didn't get any email confirmation upon arrival , but Masako apologized thousand times for the mistake. Apartment was good, fit right 3 person, but toilet was a bit too small. Understood that it is the standard size in Tokyo. 5 mins walk to shinjuku station so it was perfect! Convenience store and the bento shop is a plus point! Quiet and cozy apartment. Masako was very helpful with the cleaning. We kept in touch via air bnb on weather and for checking out with fast response.

    April 2014
  • The host, Mrs. Masako is very friendly. We stayed with a total of 2 adults and a 5yo kid, a little bit crammed of course...but i think it's normal for a Japanese standard. The most important thing is that the place is very clean and neat. My nose is actually quite sensitive to dust and during our stay, I didn't experience any of that problem. The place provides everyhing we need, including towels, soap, shampoo, and even detergent! The place is only 10 minutes walking from Shinjuku JR station and very easy to find based on her own description. Starbucks, 7-11, restaurants are within 2 minutes walking distance. We'll definitely stay in the same place again when we come back to Tokyo next time.

    February 2014
  • Masako was an amazing host, couldn't have asked for a more kind and helpful person for my first time in Tokyo. The condo is beautiful and is definitely much nicer and bigger than pictured. Comfortable bed, working utilities, working heat/ac, everything you could ask for. There is a 711 downstairs open 24/7 and the Shinjuku train station, a main hub to go anywhere in Tokyo is only a few short blocks away. Also the Narita Express stops there also so you can get there from the airport easily. Great area with lots of great food and shopping. I highly recommend this location and look forward to my next stay. Thanks Masako!!!

    February 2014
  • Conveniently located right near Shinjuku station, very quiet and private. Masako is a great host and communication is excellent. Once you are a confirmed guest, she will message you about a week prior to your stay and will make sure the details of your stay are ironed out. She even provided me with recommendations on how to get to and from the building from the airport. The only thing I will mention is that once you get to Shinjuku station (and exit from the South exit), it's a little difficult to find the place the first time. She no longer sends someone to meet you at First Kitchen. Make sure you either study a map well, or expect to ask someone for directions. Masako will send you a link on the location on (website hidden) maps, but it still may be difficult. However, once you find it, you will agree it's in a very convenient location and just a short walk from access to many train lines. Also, the security of the building itself is not the best. Although Japan is very safe, others can usually enter the building's lobby and laundry room without difficulty.

    February 2014
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I am a quite active and outgoing person, yet very traditional Japanese women who likes to travel and meet people around the world. My English may not be great, but my friend and family who are fluent in English are also supporting to accommodate your enjoyable stay in Japan. So please feel free to contact us!
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