Besides the fact that this place is in a good location. This neighborhood has it's own charms~
Oh and 3 crazy girls as roommates.
Less than 1 minute walk away from the Uguisudani Station.
15 minutes walk from the Nippori station.
15 minutes walk from Ueno station.
30 minutes walk from Asakusa.
Has the JR Yamanote-line, Keihin tohoku-line.
JR Yamanote Line -30 min to Shibuya
-24 min to Shinjuku
-10 min to Tokyo
-6 min to Akihabara
To Narita airport;
Uguisudani st.- Nippori st.-(Keisei Line) Narita Airport
Total time 1h 30min or 40 min with the Skyliner.
A place to enjoy what is left of traditional Tokyo.
If you are looking for postwar, local, and a bit dodgy neighborhood, this is THE place!!!
If you are looking for modern, fashionable and stylish place like Shinjuku, Shibuya and Tokyo, this is THE place to stay before you go and have fun there!!!
About host Kazue:
Enjoy meeting new people, and easy going, but with a crazy work schedule!
Likes: Food, with a wine/beer. Being lazy, and taking walks on a beautiful day!
About host Coco:
Enjoying talking to new people, sometimes, a host international events with English learning students, sometimes playing soccer, snowboarding and surfing. (I have Kendo skills....only for protection!)
Please don't be to loud after midnight.
When using the bathroom or kichten, clean up after yourself.
Kazue was so much fun! She clearly loves to meet new people, and is super easy-going, so if you're up for chatting about random things, say hi to Kazue! (Her English is native-level too)
The room was perfectly fine, and the heater that was provided was super-handy for keeping warm in the winter months. The walls are thin so please don't stay here if you plan on making a ruckus at night, but otherwise you should be great!
Nippori has quick access to Narita airport via the Keisei Skyliner, and it's pretty easy to get to Akihabara, Ikebukuro, etc. using the Yamanote line. Just like everywhere else in Tokyo, there are convenience stores nearby that will sell you any supplies or late-night snacks that you need. Nippori station is maybe 5-10 minutes of walking away, so if you're carrying heavy luggage or shopping bags you might want to take the bus instead (for a little over $2). Not so many restaurants near the place itself but near the station there are plenty of options.
Something else that should be mentioned: this place happens to be right on Nippori's "Fabric Town" street, so definitely check out all of the fabric stores between here and the station if you're into sewing/etc.
I didn't get a chance to explore Yanaka Ginza and Nezu that much but from the little that I saw it seems like a charming neighborhood if you are into seeing a quaint Japanese town with hidden local goodies scattered about.
Had a brief stay for 5 night. Kazue got her brother to pick me up as she was unwell. Along the way, you can see many textile shops and convenience stores nearby so you don't have to worry about having no food late at night, there's even a Korean store just beside your building which sells some Korean stuffs, but it opens until late noon or early evening (+1). Room was pretty comfortable and exactly as shown in the picture, and she went through the trouble to get a replacement heater as the original one was spoiled (+1). Brochures were all ready for me to check the area out and Wi-Fi was very fast (+1).
David and Kazue speaks really good English so it was easy to communicated with them and had no trouble getting help from them (+1). Kazue also managed to loan the pocket Wi-FI for me to use when I was out (+1) as it is impossible to get a SIM-card for short term duration for travelers like me, something that you need to take note if you don't have auto-roam.
Though she request not to be noisy at late night, it can't be help because of the flooring, even I myself can't walk quietly on it (-0.5)
Did not get to talk to her much during the first two days as she still had to go to work despite being sick. On the New Year's Eve night, she had a friend over and got to have some chat, they invited me to join them to countdown together at some pub but I rejected as I was not really a drinker or a party person (-1 to myself).
Overall, I had a comfortable stay there, I will recommend to stay there if you are traveling alone or as a couple.
Had the most amazing time at Kazue’s place! My brother and I were new to Tokyo and had no idea where to start, practically on arrival they invited us to explore the city with them! Over our stay Kazue and Mana introduced us to some amazing bars and restaurants, guided us around some beautiful tourist sites in Tokyo, helped us improve our limited Japanese and gave us some of the best times of our lives. They both speak fluent English, which made the trip a whole lot easier, and were more than happy to answer any questions we had. We became fast friends over our time in Tokyo, and I could not recommend them highly enough. Cannot wait to come back and stay again!
Hahaha Staying at her place contributed to me also meeting some new aussie friends that I also hung with around Japan! Kazue place is so convenient its just too good. Airport to her station 36 minutes by the skyliner express. THIRTY SIX MINUTES. Or if you have Jr pass then take the 50minute express to tokyo and then transfer trains about 14mins to her stop. Kazue so awesome she meets you and the train station and takes you there! Plus she has a awesome roommate Mana these two so cool people!!!! Very funny XD nice and polite. And the room you get is very (website hidden). I left my umbrella at the bus stop going towards the station lols was in a hurry.
Location is very handy and once you know your bearings it's easy to get around. One thing this flat is small and not that the size is an issue as I hardly spent time in the flat only to sleep, unfortunately the noise is a huge issue. The girls have a crazy work schedules and as the flat is so small, the kitchen was right next to the room- i heard everything. I stayed 3 nights and as much as the bed was super comfortable, I was woken up each night and morning by really loud movents of furniture or general chit chat noises even with earplugs. This was a shame as I had pretty hectic days and just wanted to come back to the house to sleep. Area is cute and peaceful, girls are very nice- can't expect them to stop there daily errands. Shame but I wish I would have known the above.
My second stay at Kazue's place was even better than the first. Although it was only two nights, we were able to fit in quite a few activities. I was actually quite tired from travelling around the last two weeks so I suggested we cooked dinner and Kazue was happy to comply (and by we, I mean I stood by idly and watched intently as Kazue whipped up some delicious mentaiko pasta).
The next night, she took me out to one of her favourite sushi restaurants and I was not disappointed. I think everyone should experience freshly made sushi by a master behind a counter.
Overall, I'm glad I made the decision to stay back at Kazue's place when I returned to Tokyo. She definitely provided me with the best airbnb experience I could ask for. Once again, thank you my host Kazue :P
If you've read this review and all the others, you'll realise that you won't regret staying at Kazue's!
We were lucky to find Kazue and her listing. We needed a place to stay in Tokyo for one night and she responded very promptly to our request. She met us at the train station, which is only about a 15 minute walk from her apartment. We had a very comfortable bed, clean towels, fast Wi-Fi access. Her English is excellent, so we had some good conversations and she gave us some recommendations about what to do on our upcoming trip to Osaka.
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Likes Football, cafe's and meeting new people.
Likes: Food, with a wine/beer. Being lazy, and taking walks on a beautiful day!
Kazue also have a co-host/brother David, his real name is Dabide, but his English speaking friends call him David. So we will stick with that.
He is the host mainly for the "Cute Cozy Room's"