What a wonderful place - a true home away.
We had the privilege to be the first or the second guests in this newly renovated flat in Ueno - a relaxed part of Tokyo, surounded by very authentic backroads.
Our host Ayako from vacationrental 5115 was very responsive, offered any assistance needed and welcommed us very warmly.
The flat is close to everything but a sidestep away from the big buzz. Located on the upper floors of a residential highrise, the apartment offers stunning views over central Tokyo. It housed the four of us perfectly well. Although you should bear in mind that this is Tokyo, where space is a rare and expensive commodidy. Subsequently, the apartment is smaller than in some other parts of the world. But for Tokyo standards, it is far more than you may expect from an average accomodation. It houses 2 person in with lot of spare space. With 4 people, we suggest that you know that you go along well with each other and that you are familiar with the persons you stay there. If you share the flat in full occupation with people you don't know well enough, it might be a bit narrow for some. But then again: There are two bedrooms with doors (a rarity in Tokyo), all furniture is brand new, a fully equiped kitchen, a bathroom with all the electronic assets of modern japan, including the possibility to enjoy a steam bath in the shower.
There are several metro station in the neighbourhood, between a 5-15 mins walk away . A nice detail is the fact that one of the most poular parks in Tokyo is located just across the road. It is perfectly safe day and night and the way to Ueno station, a transport hub, is going right though it. It's nice to return from the buzz of central Tokyo at night and to chill out on your way to bed. There are two small 24hrs shops a few steps from the entrance and plenty of restaurants nearby. In the backroads around Nezu metro and in the market just off ueno station.
And yes - DO dare to ride the two free bicycles which are provided by Ayako. To ride along the backroads around Nezu metro and beyond, will open up another Tokyo to you. One, you will not find in the guide books. It's the Tokyo or ordinary people who live in one of the worlds largest cities. I promisse that you will be surprised about the quietness, relaxedness and sheere number of people riding bicycles. Most recomended.
To end up with: Ayako's apartment is one of the places one does not like to recomend, because it might be booked already, the next time one intends to stay there.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review!!!
I am so happy to receive it.(^_-)
I really hope you will back to my vacation rental home in Japan!
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