I am a friendly Canadian living and working in Tokyo for the past 10 years, recently joined my husband and became an active Airbnb host .
It was in a nice area full of lovely restaurants but the flat was very small also - a lot smaller than what we had expected. Getting into the flat (though everything was arranged via email) was smooth. It was snowing heavily during the two days we stayed, and we were extremely cold. The flat only had an AC unit that blew hot air, which travelled upwards to the ceiling and left the room cold. We had a fair stay all considered but next time I should read more carefully about the details of the flat.
This was my first time using Airbnb and Jennifer was extremely helpful and quick to answer any questions I had making the process very smooth.
Jennifer was very responsive and accomodating to our last minute request. Her place is a stone's throw from Roppongi night life and transportation options, but is on a quiet side street with a beautiful and serene view of a local cemetery. Jennifer was very professional and left good details of how to access the property. She also provides a portable Wi-Fi device, which comes in very handy for maintaining contact while exploring the city. The place would be the ideal side for a couple, but also fit 3 people. Overall great experience.
My first time in Tokyo, Jen's place was very convenient. Only 5min to Roppongi metro stn, so it was easy to get around Tokyo.
The apartment was clean and tidy. Kitchen and full utensils was available. Bonus was a TV, overall was able to get a good night sleep :)
Jennifer was very responsive to all my enquiries, instructions provided prior to check-in was spot on. I highly recommend this apartment. Will definitely stay again. Thanks Jen
Response from Jennifer:
Thank you David for your stay in Roppongi SOHO apartment . it was good to host you .
Convenient apartment - clean with easy access to roppongi station and roppongi itchome station. The apartment is a little dark, and watch your head if you're talk like me (par for the course in japan). Bathroom is small but functional. Washing machine is outside on the balcony.
Hosts are responsive - had a good stay!
Good location, close to three different train station lines, walking distance to famed Roppongi, with a winter stay after weeks in the snowy alps, this spot was good.
This location, on this side of Tokyo city, the access was so good to most of the normal tourist spots, walking or train connections.
Get a taxi to Tsukiji fish market, the trains dont run at the time you need to get there, Taxi is cheap and you can book from the front counter down stairs.
Suggest a TV for the upgrade.
Response from Jennifer:
Thank you for your review, your suggestion for a TV is well noted, we are in the process of buying one for each apartment.
Leo is a great host and he was there swiftly to help out whenever I needed his help.
The only problem that I had was that the room was not properly Isolated and it could get pretty cold in the room.
Perfect location, nice apartment and great host ! I totally recommend this place for your future stay in Tokyo ! You'll even get a portable wifi which will make your life easier.
Host was very responsive. Location was fantastic. Would def stay again.
Overall the apartment is very good, basically it feels like home, it has almost everything you can find in your house. Moreover the location is very strategic, although it took me some time to look for it (cuz there wasn't any signboard stated the exactl place) will definitely come back again!