EAST MEETS WEST; COZY BOTH TATAMI STYLE & SOFA/DAY BEDS - NEAR ROPPONGI

Mami Takahashi

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
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EAST MEETS WEST; COZY BOTH TATAMI STYLE & SOFA/DAY BEDS - NEAR ROPPONGI

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1 tatami style bedroom (sleeps 2-4), 1 bath unit, 2 sofa day beds, sleeps 6 - 8

Located on the main shopping strip, you are minutes away from both traditional Japanese eateries and some of the best international restaurants that Tokyo has to offer. The area has something to offer to both young travelers as well as for families.

If it's your first time to Tokyo as an individual traveller, you are close enough to the bars and clubs in Roppongi but not too far enough away that you can easily get home and enjoy a peaceful nights rest. If you enjoy all the conveniences of home like your morning coffee, you'll find 2 Starbucks, 2 Tullys, and some boutique coffee and tea houses as well.

If partying until the early morning is not your cup of tea, you'll find the neighborhood to be clean, fun and family friendly with plenty of areas to allow your kids to run around and play in recently constructed jungle gyms and parks while you can enjoy a glass of champagne or fine wine.

If you tire of the city, there are 2 subway stations with 3 trains to get you away.

The unit is a spacious, corner room with a beautiful bay window overlooking the main shopping street. While the entire unit is well lit during the day with two balconies, we hope you'll find the traditional tatami style bedroom to be surprising quiet and cozy.

Time to popular destinations in the area:

- Tokyo Tower, 10 min walk

- Roppongi Hills, 1 min walk

- Roppongi Main Crossing, 10 min walk

- Shiba Park / Daimon Temple, 10 min walk

- Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku, 10 min by train

- Tsukiji Morning Fish Market, 10 min by train

- Tokyo Midtown, 15 min walk

- National Modern Museum, 15 min walk

- Tokyo Disneyland, 40 min by train

- Tokyo Dome, 15 min by train

- Odaiba / Toyota Showcase, 30 min by train

- Makuhari Concert Hall, 45 min by train

- Narita Airport, 1 hour by bus or train

- Haneda Airport, 30 min by bus or train

Although there is a kitchen with two burners, please plan to take advantage of the wide selection of restaurants in the neighborhood. I am happy to provide suggestions during your stay.

I've stayed at homeaway units in the US in the past and now happy to provide this type of rental option to travelers to Tokyo. I hope that you will find this unit to meet your needs and exceed your expectations in terms of comfort and convenience as you discover for the first time how fun this city is or become reacquainted with Tokyo.

For long-term and/or larger groups, please feel free to contact me to learn more about our special offers and I can make special arrangements to prepare for your stay.

Wishing you happy and safe travels!

Mami Takahashi

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Mami Takahashi

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Speaks french, portuguese, german, italian, spanish, english, Chinese, Japanese
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

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East meets West; cozy both tatami style & sofa/day beds - near Roppongi
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
business
East meets West; cozy both tatami style & sofa/day beds - near Roppongi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969487
+81 9065284232
Tokyo Japan
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
Staying here was great. The hosts were great and very thoughtful. The beds were very comfortable and everything was clean and in working order. The location was really convenient and the hosts gave us many personalized suggestions for things to try in the area. With a toddler, having a kitchen and washing machine was a life saver. I would definitely stay here again!!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - domo arigato - mahalo for the kind review! You are always welcome back too.

We love to host families especially those with connection / family in Tokyo (or if its a first time visit - as the neighborhood has both traditional and international shops, restaurants, museums, temples, and bars).

Thank you too for all the toddler tips! Hope to see you again soon!
business
East meets West; cozy both tatami style & sofa/day beds - near Roppongi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969487
+81 9065284232
Tokyo Japan
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here with my family in April. The place was very clean and everything we needed was available, cutlery, laundry, etc. Owner was really nice and responsive to our requests. Location was pretty good as there were two train stations within short walking distance. There were grocery stores, restaurants and bakeries near by. We didn't have a car, but didn't have any issues.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We enjoyed hosting you and your family. Yes we really try to respond to requests during our guests stay. Domo arigato!
business
East meets West; cozy both tatami style & sofa/day beds - near Roppongi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969487
+81 9065284232
Tokyo Japan
5

Roppongi stay is great

  • 5 of 5
Me and my dad stay here for about 10 days. The area is 100% wonderful. The apt has plenty of room, very clean and the hosts were very nice in showing us around. If you are looking to experience Japan and see all the sites you will like this place very much.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for staying and your kind review. You are always welcome back! Domo arigato!
business
East meets West; cozy both tatami style & sofa/day beds - near Roppongi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969487
+81 9065284232
Tokyo Japan
5

Ideal location, great owners and a great time

  • 5 of 5
I only have good things to say about this rental. From the accurate description of the location and amenities on the website, to my arrival and subsequent stay, everything worked out well.
The owners were prompt in there correspondence with me and gave me a great deal at short notice. On arriving I had contact numbers and the location of where to meet the manager who then took us through the apartment and had necessary paperwork at the ready. The apartment was as advertised, cozy but still plenty of bed space for a group of people. The location is great. An easy walk to the metro from where you can go anywhere and in a neighbourhood with plenty of great restaurants as well as being an easy walk up the hill to Roppongi if you're after pubs and clubs at night or shopping at Roppongi Hills during the day.
We felt safe and secure the entire stay, it seems the apartment was in a more upper class area with nice restaurants and decent people, the Lincos supermarket (kind of like a whole foods) was a 3 minute walk away and good to grab drinks and snacks or dinner if you don't feel like doing the whole restaurant thing although you'd be missing out on some great places to dine.
Anyway, in the end myself and the others staying with me honestly had only good things to say about the apartment and our short visit (4 nights) to Tokyo. Definitely 5 stars.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
East meets West; cozy both tatami style & sofa/day beds - near Roppongi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969487
+81 9065284232
Tokyo Japan
5

Ideal location, great owners and a great time

  • 5 of 5
I only have good things to say about this rental. From the accurate description of the location and amenities on the website, to my arrival and subsequent stay, everything worked out well.
The owners were prompt in there correspondence with me and gave me a great deal at short notice. On arriving I had contact numbers and the location of where to meet the manager who then took us through the apartment and had necessary paperwork at the ready. The apartment was as advertised, cozy but still plenty of bed space for a group of people. The location is great. An easy walk to the metro from where you can go anywhere and in a neighbourhood with plenty of great restaurants as well as being an easy walk up the hill to Roppongi if you're after pubs and clubs at night or shopping at Roppongi Hills during the day.
We felt safe and secure the entire stay, it seems the apartment was in a more upper class area with nice restaurants and decent people, the Lincos supermarket (kind of like a whole foods) was a 3 minute walk away and good to grab drinks and snacks or dinner if you don't feel like doing the whole restaurant thing although you'd be missing out on some great places to dine.
Anyway, in the end myself and the others staying with me honestly had only good things to say about the apartment and our short visit (4 nights) to Tokyo. Definitely 5 stars.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
East meets West; cozy both tatami style & sofa/day beds - near Roppongi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969487
+81 9065284232
Tokyo Japan
Lake Oswego, Oregon
3

Adequate, nothing special

  • 3 of 5
This apartment was adequate for a family of five but not enough where we would recommend it to friends. The positives included a computer,wifi,washing machine,tv,umbrellas and kitchen supplies. The location is ideal and is within walking distance of many shops, restaurants and the subway. Roppongi is a great area to explore. Our host was very accommodating purchasing supplies like dish washing detergent and sheets/pillowcases when we asked them to. They even paid for our cab fare from the Grand Hyatt. However, the negatives would make us look elsewhere. We just stayed at a fabulous place in Kyoto and this only highlighted the inadequacies of this place. Getting to the apartment is complex enough that their best solution is to meet at the Grand Hyatt. We appreciated the door entry system in Kyoto which accommodated our late arrival. Entry here requires a key and meeting at a hotel. When we arrived we were surprised there were no pillowcases or bedsheets. Guests in the past must have slept right on the futons and futon pillows. Our girls spent sometime cleaning out the hair on the futons. The futons were comfortable enough but the floor mats the kids slept on were painful. The Mac and wifi were very nice to have. Though I should warn people to erase the browser history on the Mac as we found several people had logged onto the machines and saved their usernames and passwords. Another problem is that there aren't chairs and table large enough to eat a meal. We ate on the futons with our meals on a small coffee table and tv stand. The size of the bathroom reminded us of an airplane bathroom and just as clean. For a family of five, sharing one bathroom was difficult. I'm not sure why the previous reviewers give rave reviews for cleanliness. I read those and was disappointed. Therefore I felt compelled to share our experiences.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter-san,

Thank you for the kind and fair review, and sorry it was just adequate enough for you and your family. If you were having any trouble during your stay, as you kindly noted - we try to respond to guest requests at check in. And we would have continued to try to respond to each of your requests on a daily basis: additional dining table, more chairs, and additional bedding / futon in the tatami room for your kids. We even have spare tempur mattresses for guests with bad backs or any trouble sleeping.

Thanks also for your feedback I am informing our cleaning lady to extra clean and sanitize the futon mats and bath unit for all future guests. I'll also lay out additional sheets and towels to cover and sanitize all the bedding. We take all feedback especially cleanliness seriously and usually have the apt serviced cleaned by a professional twice a week. If you needed / wanted additional cleaning all you needed to do was email me or call during your stay. But I appreciate your feedback now and sharing your experiences and understand that a family of five is different from the previous guests we had stay. As you noted because of the ideal location our guests have been single, younger and do not have kids.

It is important that guests simply express their needs / wants and we try to provide the additional attention to make your stay the best possible. I provide the option; japanese style dining or western kitchen table / chairs.

As you noted, I will also erase browser history on the mac. I think the bath unit is as pictured and should be no surprise.

As for the check-in procedure, because we have many different types of guests stay here and each layout is a little different - I prefer the initial meeting, inspection, and confirmation that the room meets your needs. Moreover I am concerned for guests' safety in the case of an earthquake / power outage - as Tokyo still anticipates a major quake to hit - there are specific instructions and emergency protocol that guests need to be aware of.

If anything else comes to mind or I missed anything - to improve guest's stay and it would help recommend us to friends - please feel free to post more or email me directly.

Thanks again for your feedback and again sincere apologies your stay was only adequate despite our efforts to respond to all your expressed requests.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Haneda, 30 min (Narita, 1 hr, 74.4 km)
Nearest Train
6 Metres
Azabu Juban Station, 7 min
Nearest Motorway
2.1 Kilometres
Routes 319 & 415, 8 min
Nearest Beach
64.5 Kilometres
Enoshima, 1 hr 20 min
Nearest Barpub
1 Metres
http://wikitravel.org/en/Tokyo/Roppongi#b , 5 min
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
http://wikitravel.org/en/Tokyo/Roppongi#b , 5 min
Car: not necessary

We all love Tokyo! And I love meeting interesting people from around the world. I want to share our home with you so please consider our place your place, your home away from home.

Please be my guest and only if you do not mind, please tell me a little about yourself and your trip plans. It helps to know something about you and why you are traveling to Japan. I enjoy it most when I can help family and friends reunite in this great, vibrant and resilient city! or its a dream vacation that you've been planning and saving up for years...as summer fireworks and street festival season is just around the corner! (Sorry the Juban matsuri last weekend in Aug is already booked!).

In most cases I am happy to meet your budget so if the price is somewhat out of your budget I make special exceptions whenever possible as I care less of making a huge profit and more about the purpose of your visit and the quality of your stay. I promise I will do more than others to accommodate for your stay and try to fulfill any special requests before your arrival and to try and make your stay - short visit or longer term - very special. Also, please rest assured if it's your first time to visit family or friends, returning after several years, or here on business or pleasure, that you will have a local, support staff to assist you 24/7.

I hope you'll find the area as one of the most international yet traditional parts of central Tokyo. Just as the neighborhood around you is a mixture of new and traditional Japan, you'll find the room also a nice, cozy balance of western carpet and traditional Japanese style tatami mats. There's a spectacular view of the city from the corner bay window and the morning sunrise reminds me of day break in Manhattan; another favorite city that never sleeps. And if you try hard you can even see the tip of the Tokyo Tower from one of the verandas (obviously not a selling point)! It's a rare and unique mix of new and old inside and out. So please get out and be ready to explore all the great things that Tokyo has to offer!

You will be minutes walking distance away from traditional boutique shops, restaurants, bars, and some of the newest shopping malls; Roppongi Hills (viewable from veranda) and Tokyo Midtown (not viewable from unit).

If you enjoy being in the center of it all during your stay, you will find this unit particularly attractive especially during the peak seasons.

For example, in the Spring / Summer, you can enjoy some of the most beautiful cherry blossom spots (just ended!), again just walking distance away. In the summer, the unit will place you above the Juban Matsuri (August - sorry already booked!) as over 20,000 people gather in the streets. The event can be compared to Maudi Grau in the US or Festival in Brazil but ends considerably early (so you can continue to enjoy peaceful night rests or continue to party until the early morning just stumbling distance away from Roppongi street).

In the Winter / Fall, you can enjoy the year-end illumination of Roppongi Hills (until late-February).

Both Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown offer shopping, late night dining, jazz bars, and traditional Japanese gardens for jogs / photo opps. There are also new play grounds and jungle gyms for your kids. You should find the area is kid / family-friendly and a little more spaceous to allow your kids to run around, safely.

If you prefer more classic / traditional experiences, the main shopping strip has many places to choose from... including Japanese sake and sho chu with rare selections, traditional noodle soba shops as well as other homemade traditional dishes including oden, yakitori, and Japanese sweets.

If you prefer a mix of international cuisine, you also have a wide variety of options including French, Italian, Chinese and American style BBQ restaurants (all reasonably priced).

And if the you tire of the hustle and bustle of city life, to get in & out of Tokyo, there are two stations within walking distance (Hibiya line (to Tsukiji Fishmarket and Ginza Kabuki / Shopping area), Oedo line (to Shinjuku and Tokyo - Narita airport station), and Nanboku line (to Shinagawa - Narita or Haneda Airport).

If you have any specific inquiries, please feel free to contact me directly (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese - toutes mes excuses je suis encore aux études Françaises).

Domo arigato & Happy Trails!

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Notes

  • *Please inquire for large-group/long-term special rates. All rates are negotiable. I am happy to work with your budget.

Amenities

Amenities

Tokyo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Adventure
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Backpack
Kitchen:
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Japanese style unit bath
  • Fully functional with massage shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 double , 4 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Tatami style
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Day beds
  • Tatami room sleeps 2-3 comfortably, up to 4 max. Living area with day beds sleeps 2 comfortably, up to 4 max (futon mats can be arranged / provided).
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Bicycles
  • Golf Clubs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
- Pool / gym with steam and hot sauna is walking distance and guest passes can be purchased during your stay. - Daily housekeeping, turn down, grocery and breakfast delivery are optional (please inquire). - Spacious apt, ideal for families travelling with kids or larger group / pre-parties.