Perfect Tokyo apartment
My son and I spent 10 days at Ayako’s wonderful Ueno apartment over the new year’s holiday. It was a great apartment for us in a quiet, traditional neighborhood that was fun to explore. We were close to a shopping arcade of wonderful little shops selling food, clothing, housewares, etc., and there were restaurants and convenience stores selling fresh and prepared food close by. Two train stations were four and ten-minutes walk away, so we could easily get around the city.
The apartment is in the basement of a small residential building. It was roomy, very clean and well furnished. The beds were super comfortable and inviting after long days of exploring the city. The shower was strong and hot, and Ayako had provided a nice supply of body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. The toilet, in its own space, had a heated seat and a warm water bidet option. The kitchen was perfectly equipped with everything we needed. Japanese appliances can be a little confounding to those who can’t read Japanese, but Ayako provided a binder with detailed instructions for everything.
Ayako was a wonderful host. Although we were late to arrive, she was there to welcome us. She had left a gift basket of coffee, tea, and snacks on the table with a handwritten note. We felt comfortable immediately. Ayako wasn’t at all intrusive, but when we needed assistance with the washing machine, she and her husband came right over to help us. She also kindly arranged for a taxi to take us back to Tokyo station.
I’m glad we chose this apartment rather than a hotel. We felt at home and appreciated the options of being able to prepare our own food and do our laundry when we wanted. I would highly recommend Ayako’s Ueno apartment for someone who wants to experience living in a traditional Tokyo neighborhood combined with easy access to everything. We would definitely stay here again!
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Owner's Response: I am happy to receive your nice review!!!
I hope you will come back to Japan and stay our property again near future.(^^)
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