About This Listing
Experience Tokyo in the city’s premier location! Live like the locals by staying in our comfortable apartment! Navigate Tokyo with free use of our pocket Wi-Fi. Check out our 1,000+ guest reviews & know that you are in good hands with Happy Tokyo!
Our cottage is just a three minute walk from Shimokitazawa station, and close to all the bohemian, trendy, and interesting boutiques that make up the town of Shimokitazawa. The cottage is small by Western standards, but very comfortable with a balcony facing the morning sun and a large bay window, making the place comfortably bright on sunny days.
This is a private apartment and your home away from home. It comes fully equipped with everything you will need during your stay, including freshly pressed towels, body wash, shampoo & hair conditioner, hair dryer, and an iron. We also have a washing machine in the apartment for your laundry needs. And best of all, we will be providing you with free use of a portable pocket Wi-Fi device that you can use in the apartment and while sightseeing around Tokyo!
Interaction with Guests
We take great pride in making sure that our guests have a wonderful time in Tokyo. Anytime you need assistance just send us a message on Airbnb and we'll be happy to help you out right away :)
Shimokitazawa is one of Tokyo’s best-kept secrets! Located just 5 minutes from Shibuya and 8 minutes from Shinjuku, the neighborhood has a relaxed feel, and is a popular place for hip Japanese youth and music lovers. It is the place to be if you like the arts, independent music clubs, trendy Japanese boutiques, cozy cafes, and delicious Japanese restaurants. Don’t take our word for it- read our guest reviews to learn about why you will instantly fall in love with this neighborhood!
From Narita or Haneda Airport, the quickest option is to take a bus, which will drop you off right next to Shibuya Station. From there, you can board the Inokashira Train one stop to Shimokitazawa Station. After you make a reservation, we will email you very detailed step-by-step directions so that you can check into the apartment easily.
Other Things to Note
Unfortunately, we cannot allow any children younger than 5 years old. Thank you for your understanding.
The following two issues are critically important for you to follow during your stay at the apartment:
Noise - The apartment is very quiet and our neighbors value the peaceful harmonious living that is synonymous with being in Japan. Please refrain from talking loudly near or in the apartment. Especially in the evenings, please keep noise to a minimum.
Trash - The separation of trash and recyclables is very strict in Japan. Please follow the instructions we have provided for you in the apartment for how to properly separate and dispose of the following 4 categories into 4 separate bags:
1. General/Combustible Garbage
2. Plastic Bottles
3. Glass Bottles
We are responsible for our guests staying at the apartment so if there are any noise or garbage violations, we are liable to receive a roughly 100 USD fine (10,000 Japanese yen) for each offense and also run the risk of getting evicted when repeat violations occur.
Please ensure you follow all of these rules while in Japan and if you have any questions about the above, please don't hesitate to ask us for further clarification.
Thank you once again for booking with us and we hope that you have a wonderful stay in Tokyo!
extremely lovely place. Close to the train station and the walk to the place is an enjoyable residential Street with some quaint small bars scattered around. Directions provided were very helpful.
We had a fantastic time in Shimokitazawa! The apartment is in a great location, only a short walk to the live music and thrift shop haven that Shimokitazawa is famous for. It was very clean and the hosts were very helpful and accomodating. The pocket wifi was so handy to have! Thanks for a great time!
What a great stay! The place was comfortable, clean, and in an awesome neighbourhood (Shimokitazawa). Being in their airbnb rental made my stay in Tokyo perfect. Happy Tokyo are an exemplary airbnb host, responding quickly and helping out when needed. Would stay with them again in a heartbeat. Thanks!
This is a lovely, small space in a quiet neighborhood of Shimokitazawa, one stop away from Shibuya (or a 40 minute run as we found out). The metro station itself is just a few minutes walk from the apartment and the neighborhood feels a little out of the way of the craziness of Tokyo - which was great for us, but should be kept in mind. Very young in feel and very cool. Jay & Dee also sent a very helpful manual of directions to get to the apt - they are right, if you follow them exactly, you won't get lost!
Upon arrival, Jay & Dee (who we never met) had a very explicit manual of guidelines including everything from the (vaguely complicated) trash separation to the sensitivity of the neighbors to the potable tap water. Every question we emailed got a very prompt reply, which was nice. This is a perfect apt for one or two - note the bed will be snug for a couple, but not un-doable.
This appartment was truly fantastic, we immediately felt at home, wonderfully located in a peaceful neighbourhood. The hosts were always fast in answering and provided the very best informations to get to the place. Absolutely recommendable!!
A cosy, great little apartment in a lovely area of Tokyo. The directions from the host were really clear making it easy to find and the pocket wifi that came with the flat made exploring alot easier! would deffo recommend as a base for exploration! Thank you!
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About the Host, Happy Tokyo
Hey everyone - ようこそ！
Thanks for checking out our page! We are a team of long-term Tokyo hosts who decided to work together to offer our guests the best Tokyo experience available on Airbnb.
Tokyo is the worlds most populous metropolis, yet our apartments are designed to make you feel like you never left the comfort of your own home.
Whether you are looking to stay in the pulsating urban excitement that Tokyo is synonymous for (Shibuya and Ebisu) or you are more interested in a charming, hip and local neighborhood breeming with trendy vintage shops, delicious restaurants, and cosy coffeebars (Shimokitazawa), we have got you covered.
Our team loves meeting new people and making new friends, so what better way to go about this than by serving as hosts on Airbnb in what we feel is the greatest city in the world-Tokyo!
If you are looking for Shimokitazawa apartments, you have come to the right place. Supplied with all of the amenities you will need during your visit.
If you are looking for Shibuya and Ebisu apartments, please check out our other profiles to see all of the other great apartments we have available!
Thanks again for looking. Feel free to drop us a message at anytime with any Tokyo related questions you may have. We’re always happy to help out.
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Usually about 50/50 Japanese/Foreigners, a great place to meet locals and fellow travelers. Really reflects the laid back feel of Shimokita. You can bring in outside food, and drinks are only 400 yen.Setagaya Tokyo 155-0031
The barrista spent 20 years in NY learning coffee (and attitude). Try the espresso; its like an espresso of an espresso. Hes a true master.２丁目 Setagaya Tokyo 155-0031