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Conveniently located in a quiet, very safe,traditional Japanese residential neighborhood yet only five minutes from the major JR Yamanote train line and the Tokyo Metro system.
Both Narita and Haneda International airports can be reached in less than one hour.
Various shops, supermarkets, restaurants, sights and pubs and are only a short walk away.
Daily necessities included: shampoo/rinse, hand and body soap, laundry detergent, dish-washing liquid, hand lotion, hairdryer, toilet paper, tissues, complimentary slippers, sewing kit, shipping tape, pens, envelops, guide maps and an orientation tour of the neighborhood. Bedding is futon style so it can be arranged according to guests needs.
Our goal is to make your stay in Tokyo and Japan one of the most memorable experiences of your vacation travels. ,Having lived here since 1995, with a wealth of local contacts we go the extra distance to provide assistance for all our valued guests. At Tokhouse Tokyo Vacation House we have you covered.
Rated as a top vacation rental in Tokyo we have 100% positive reviews.
Rates vary per the number of guests. Please contact us for a quote and provide the dates of arrival and departure along with the number of guests. Exceptions can be made for small children.
Looking forward to assisting you in your travels in Japan.
Tokhouse Tokyo Vacation House
Worldwide traveler and entrepreneur from Hawaii. Lived in Japan since 1995 so we have lots of insider information and contacts and are happy to put in extra effort assist our most esteemed guests in having a most memorable experience in this great country.
Richard Ashley purchased this house in 2000
We used to live in this house and love the experience of living in a local neighborhood in a house rather than a high rise apartment. The house was originally built in 1965 but we completely remodelled it inside and out. new roof, plumbing, wiring, walls, appliances etc.
Have a unique experience by living in a peaceful, safe Japanese neighbourhood yet be only a few minutes from the main JR Yamanote train line and the Tokyo metro. Easy and quick, direct airport access in under 1 hour.
The most reasonable rates at the most convenient location.
This area is where history has been preserved and the modern thrives so you get the best Tokyo has to offer.
This location offers it all. The accommodation is a house not an apartment.
Peter and Margaret from Australia
We had a great week at Tokhouse. It was wonderful living in the local community and being so close to their everyday life. I think staying in a big hotel would be quite restrictive of ones experience of life in Tokyo. Great amenities in the flat, great food nearby both fresh, take away and local eating places.
Great quiet location with easy access to Tokyo metro system. Supermarket, great cafes and eateries and interesting shops within a 10 minute walk. No TV but fast wifi. Beds were really comfortable. It's pretty compact compared to western standards but has everything you need and was fine for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Just be prepared for some steep steps. Would stay here again. Thanks Richard and Pattie for meeting us at the train station and making us feel welcome.
You couldn't ask for a better location. This two storey apartment is within easy walking distance to shops, temples and restaurants. Nishinippori station is just down the road which provides easy access into Tokyo. Although small, the apartment has everything you would need for a comfortable stay.
We were kindly met at the station and guided to our location on our first day. This took the worry out of arriving in a new country with no language skills.
We will definitely be back. Thanks to Richard and John for all their help. MG🌷
We stayed in apartments 102 and 201 for 4 days in October 2016.
Tokhouse is about a 5-minute walk from Nishi-Nippori station on the Yamanote line which makes it really easy to visit the rest of Tokyo cheaply and easily.
John met us at the station was extremely helpful showing us around and explaining everything, from the inside of the apartments to the best local shops and restaurants (which are generally excellent!) and how to get to all the obvious tourist attractions.
The apartments themselves are small but well laid out, the beds are the standard Japanese style and very comfortable. The location is tucked away off the main road so it's super-quiet which is just what you need after a day's sightseeing.
A perfect place to stay in Tokyo, this house is located in a quiet neighbourhood, not far from the lively Yanaka Ginza and the Yamanote line. Several restaurants and supermarkets are conveniently close. We stayed there for five days and enjoyed it very much, both Richard, the owner, and John, the manager, have been very helpful.
I had the privilege of staying in two of the apartments that Tokhouse offer. Both were very comfortable in size and amenities, and truly provided the chance to feel home away from home. I stayed at Tokhouse at the end of a long solo voyage around Japan and it was the perfect oasis to come home to after a long day exploring bustling Tokyo. I had the chance to cook for myself, which after three weeks of meals out was a welcome change. Nishi Nippori is such a peaceful neighborhood so close to the wonders of Ueno and surrounds - perfectly located to enjoy Tokyo as well as find some peace and quiet.
I was greeted at the station and was given a sweeping tour of the neighbourhood on our walk to the apartment, including some tips on where to find vego friendly fare. I was provided with some maps and a thorough explanation of them as well as an overview of where to find what in Tokyo city and a few of Tokhouse's favourite haunts.
The service from beginning to end has been impeccable and the amount of care taken to make customers feel at ease and at home was truly appreciated. I highly recommend Tokhouse and their services and would definitely stay with them again, given the chance.
In planning our first family trip to Japan, it was evident earlier on that finding a comfortable, affordable and convenient accommodation for a family of 5 in Tokyo was going to be a challenge. Fortunately, we found the Tokhouse which seemed to tick all the boxes in what we were looking for. We stayed at Tokhouse for 6 nights and it proved to be perfect for what we needed. Although the top floor "attic" bedroom was a little small for my wife and I, we were all able to sleep together comfortably in the 2nd floor bedroom on the futon mats. The lower level kitchen and dining area was handy too, however we didn't really need to use it as the surrounding bars and restaurants were excellent and just a walk away. Probably the most appealing aspect of Tokhouse is it's fantastic location. The nearby Nishi Nappori train station is on the JR line so we were able to use our national rain pass to access all the sites around Tokyo. And I should not forget to mention the added bonus of having our hosts John and Richard close by to help direct and inform us of anything we needed to know. A great family apartment.
Tokhouse is conveniently located to all the city has to offer. Only a five-minute walk to the JR Nishi-Nippori station which includes the JR Yamanote train, JR Keihin Tohoku train, the Tokyo Chiyoda Metro and the Nippori-Toneri Liner.
Both Haneda and Narita international airports can be reached in less than 1 hour.
If you are taking the Shinkansen bullet train to go North you can catch it at Ueno station a 6-minute train ride. If you are going South you can catch it at Tokyo station a 12-minute train ride from Tokhouse Tokyo Vacation House.
Highlights of the area
Yanaka Ginza, a lively traditional shopping street full of various food vendors & shops.
Yanaka Bochi Koen or Yanaka cemetery park. One of the best locations to view Cherry blossoms.
Nippori textile street, a 1-kilometer road filled specialty textile and fabric stores, and clothing shops.
Nezu Shrine, a historic shrine also known for the famous annual azalea festival.
Ueno park, 300 acres home to a number of museums, Ueno zoo, temples, and Shinobazu lake.
Ameyoko, a shoppers paradise for anything from foodstuffs to high-end goods at great prices.
Akihabara Electric Town, famous for duty-free electronics, Otaku culture, anime & manga.
Tokyo dome city, sports mecca, LaQua spa, amusement park, Korakuen gardens and more.
Tokyo anime center, full of shops and events.
Asakusa with the Sensoji temple, Nakamise shopping street, events, and festivals.
Tokyo Skytree town, Skytree tower, shops, aquarium, planetarium,
Ryōgoku where the sumo stadium and Edo museum are located,
Kappabashi-Dori, or Kitchen Town is the center of all things related to cooking supplies
Tokhouse vacation rental units are completely private and fully furnished. Fully, remodeled and designed housing using fine materials with one of a kind unique interior styles. You will not find a more conveniently located house at such economical rates inside the JR Yamanote line in Tokyo.
Please visit our Tokhouse website for full details and reviews by our guests from over 60 countries.
Set in one of the most upscale neighborhoods in Tokyo, the residential neighborhood of the Bunkyo Ward. The area is full of history and tradition unlike some of the more overdeveloped areas of the city where the charm has made way for the bulldozers.
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1 night minimum stay
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Strictly no smoking and no pets.