Nippori, Cute Traditional Tokyo

Apartment - Private room · Arakawa, Tokyo 116-0014, Japan

The Space

11 minutes walk away from the Nippori Station.
Has the JR Yamanote-line, Keisei-line, Joban-line, and the Toreni Liner.
JR Yamanote Line -28 min to Shibuya
-21 min to Shinjuku
-11 min to Tokyo
-7 min to Akihabara
Keisei Line -1 hr 15 min to Narita Airport (No transfers needed)

There is also a bus stop 2 minutes away from the apartment, that goes to Tokyo Sky Tree in 15 minutes.

A place to enjoy what is left of traditional Tokyo.

15 min walk, there is a a little traditional street that a lot of tourists visit, as well as people from all over Japan. Yanaka Ginza, where you can find little stores left and right!

In a big city called Tokyo, Nippori is a very clam little city, that makes your feel at home! And if you want the hussle and bussle of the nice city life it's just 15 mins away by train!

About me:
Enjoy meeting new people, and easy going, but with a crazy work scedule!
Likes: Food, with a wine/beer. Being lazy, and taking walks on a beautiful day!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $363 /week
Monthly Price: $1411 /month
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • I had a LEGENDARY time staying with Kazue and Mana. They're such a blast! They are off the wall, through the roof, and up to the stars in terms of their personalities and cute random things they say or do. Their friends and family are the same-ish, although not at their level. I could not stop laughing. They are very outgoing and friendly people that just love to have fun and are also able to talk on a wide range of topics. I gave Mana some pointers for her upcoming trip to Italy and did a beer exchange with Kazue (I brought up some beer from Hawaii to share). The day I arrived they were celebrating their 1 year anniversary in the apt or as roommates (I can't remember) with pizza and wine. We talked and chilled for a bit. I invited them to the Robot Restaurant, which surprisingly they've never been to. A group of us went (friends and a another Airbnb guest) and had a great time. I highly recommend going to the show and you can find discount coupons in the area or online for 100 yen off. As a side note, Mana does have a hidden skill you'll only see at the restaurant and if you're a guy please walk in front of them in Kabukicho :D. Kazue was very accommodating. She was so excited to greet me at the station...12 hours early. What dedication and enthusiasm! I asked her to help me secure tickets to AnimeJapan and she did within a timely manner. I'm glad I was able to attend the convention and special events because of her help. I reimbursed her through Airbnb. The apartment is small and cozy. It is clean and tidy. You can use the fridge, washer, and other things. There is a drying facility about a block from the apt. The room is big enough to fit one person comfortably and two at the most. The rooms are separated by a divider, so both parties can hear what is going on in the next room if they are loud. It's not that bad. They tend to have people over from time to time, it's not a big deal since their guests stay in their room. Plus you get to meet new people. Like I said earlier, I had a blast staying with them and meeting their friends and family. Thanks to both of them I have new friends in Japan and was able to cross off a few things on my Japan bucket list. It's not everyday when you see a woman having the time of her life scooting down the street on your suitcase in the rain. I would stay with them again, but I like to meet new people so maybe I'll stay with her invisible brother Dabide (boots with the fur) next time. I would highly recommend staying with them. It'll make your Japan experience much memorable. P.S. They love beer, wine, chocolate, and free stuff HINT...

    March 2014
  • Kazue are without a doubt a great hosts who goes a long way to make your stay at her place a memorable one. Even though we didn't get the chance to spend that much time with her due to busy schedule from both parts, she always made sure we were fine. Nippori in itself isn't the most exciting place in Tokyo but the calm neighbourhood and easy access to rest of Tokyo (max 30 minutes) aswell as easy access to Narita airport makes it worthwhile. I will definitely stay here again if I go to Japan.

    March 2014
  • Kazue was a nice and friendly host. She picked me up at Nippori station, and even offered me, just after a few minutes we met, to join her friends and spend time together the night I arrived!

    March 2014
  • Ahhh what can I say?? I really enjoyed my stay here!
    This place has everything you need,Kazue and Mana are great hosts(even if I didn't get to spend much time with them, that's my fault though lol) The area is really nice.

    I would stay here again for sure!!!

    February 2014
  • Even though I arrived a little bit (2 hours) late due to delays at LAX and my own incompetence regarding trains, Kazue still met me at the station to show me to the room. The area is lovely and quiet, and not far from the train station, which is super convenient. I only went to Akihabara 4 times, and I know by heart that the fare price for the train there is ¥150.

    Kazue and her roommate Mana were very helpful, giving recommendations for things to do, and bringing me along to some of their outings with friends (like going to a Jazz bar owned by a guy from Philly). The room is nice, cozy, and once you know where the building is it's pretty hard to get lost. I'd definitely stay here again.

    February 2014
  • I stayed at Kazues place for a second time and what should I say... it was perfect. We had so much fun together and the room was clean and cosy as always. As I have been in Tokyo for more times now I can totally recommend this location as one of the best. You reach every important part of Tokyo in under half an hour and you have a nice and quiet neighborhood.
    As the location is awesome.... the hosts are even better. There are no superlatives for me to describe those two anymore... they give me a reason to visit Tokyo even if I don't have any business there to do anymore :)

    January 2014
  • Had a very good time in Tokyo at Kazue's. She's lovely and very helpful. The apt is small but then again this is Japan. Would stay there again.

    January 2014
  • I had a great stay in Tokyo at Kazue's place. Kazue promptly met me at Nippori station and walked me to her place. Her apartment is very clean and the room comfortable. She also very kindly invited me out to a comedy show with her friends! Although I only had a short stay, Kazue helped make my time in Tokyo was well spent. Like so many of her guests, I look forward to returning to Tokyo soon and wouldn't hesitate to stay at Kazue's place again!

    January 2014
  • I only stayed one night at Kazue's place. Which was very unfortunate, because it was exceptionally funny meeting her and her roommate Mana. They are both very welcoming, charming and open. We chatted a lot about living in Japan, places to see in Tokyo, life in general and tying shoelaces in particular. Both speak perfect English by the way. The place is great. Very clean and comfy. It's about a 10 minutes walk from the Nishi-Nippori station (Yamanote line!). Thanks a lot. Hope to see you again.

    January 2014
  • I told Kazue I would write her a bad review, because if I write how awesome my stay at Kazue's place was, it might be harder for me to stay there again because it will be all booked out! But I can't actually do that to her after she was so nice and helpful.
    The room was clean and very cosy. As well as the rest of the apartment.
    The location is very good as well. It is located in a quiet area with nice and lovely shops and restaurants nearby but it also is connected to the Yamanote-line which brings you easily to all the important spots in Tokyo.
    So there is totally nothing bad to say for me about the accommodation.
    But the best about my stay here have been the Girls. Kazue and Mana are just awesome. Kazue picked me up from Nippori-Station and invited me to go out with her friends, which all have been very nice people. She also took her time to show me around the neighborhood. Spending New Year's with Kazue and a friend of hers was one of my best starts in a New Year. You can have so much fun with her and her awesome friends.
    Kazue's roommate Mana is equally nice and helpful. And if I respectively have anything "bad" to tell about my stay it might be the fact that Mana was unfortunately sick the first days of my stay wherefore I sadly hadn't the opportunity to really meet her during the first days of my stay. Fortunately I got to know her during the last two days of my stay as well.
    Both are very easy going and speak english fluently and there are helpful if you ask them and leave you your space and peace if you want to relax.

    If you want to stay in Tokyo alone or as a couple it is probably the best place! You won't find nicer hosts and rarely find a nicer room for this money!

    My Trip to Tokyo was just perfect and I am already thinking about returning soon, and of course again staying at Kazue's place! :)

    January 2014
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Enjoy meeting new people, and easy going, but with a crazy work scedule! Likes: Food, with a wine/beer. Being lazy, and taking walks on a beautiful day! I 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"
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