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Live in privacy, comfort and convenience in central Tokyo. Fully furnished house

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, full kitchen dining area, sleeps 6

Tokhouse Tokyo is 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.

Kind regards,

Richard Ashley


Tokhouse Tokyo Vacation House

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Richard Ashley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Richard Ashley

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

Why Richard Ashley chose 8

We used to live in Tokhouse 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.

What makes this house unique

This location offers it all. The accommodation is a house not an apartment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Jul 2015
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8 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Shower and tub are separate from the toilet
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , Toilet and bathroom are separate
  • Fully equipped with modern washlet toilet on the second floor. Shower and bath are separate on the first floor and have a heater for the winter.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 4 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Japanese style futon beds with full linens, blankets etc. Extra thick very comfortable futons.
  • Books ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Internet, utilities, shampoo/rinse, hand and body soap, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, hand lotion, hairdryer, toilet paper, tissues, beddings, towels, shipping tape, pens, envelopes,and guide maps. The Vacation House does not have a set check in or check out time if no other guests are arriving or departing. Otherwise we work it out so everyone is happy. Just bring your clothes and computer and you are ready to go. A reservation security deposit is required before you occupy the premises.


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Live in privacy, comfort and convenience in central Tokyo. Fully furnished house
average rating of 4.757143 based on 85 reviews

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

A good place to stay and no regret to choose it. Convient to go anywhere. Lots of good food ard. Will stay again in future.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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A brilliant place to stay for location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property in a great location - a quiet, older part of the city with original buildings and streets. It's also close to a station with JR and other lines, making it easy to get to anywhere in Tokyo and to the central station for getting anywhere in Japan. Richard, the owner, and Eddie who introduced us to the property, were friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Tokyo and they provided great maps and offers of help with anything we needed. The property is lovely and we hugely enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Accurate description. Comfortable. Well-located.

  • 5 of 5

Just what I needed in a base for a first-time visit to Tokyo.

Location was good -- a lot to see withing comfortable walking distance, convenient to train and subway lines, and away from the big city hustle & bustle. Amenities were good and well-maintained, sufficient supplies to live in comfort even though a visitor.

I also had to do work on my laptop and the wifi connection was a life saver. Great local information and transport info provided by Richard.

I would not hesitate to recommend this property to others who are planning a visit to Tokyo. And should I ever be lucky enough for a return visit I will happily stay here again.

Thanks for providing the base for a great last two weeks in Japan!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy stay in true Japanese style

  • 4 of 5

Overall, the house is situated in the area accessible to food source at affordable price (24/7), gives warm and cozy sensation, fully equipped with household gears, clean and in good condition.

I deducted 1 star cuz (1) futons are rather dusty and (2) condition of bathroom could use some improvement.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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21 Days in Japan

  • 3 of 5

We were looking forward to exploring Tokyo for the last 5 days of our trip through Japan. Tokhouse was a great jumping off point; close to amenities, the JR Yamanote line that connects to the subway and JR Shinkansen and across a main street enter Yanaka Ginza - an quaint area lined with shops, tiny restaurants and bars. Eddie our concierge met us at the train station Nishi-Nappori and escorted us back to Tokhouse. He provided us with maps and information as well as local knowledge of Tokyo and area. He was quick to respond to all of our requests, for which we were grateful. During our travels, we stayed at other vacation rentals and if we were to compare, Tokhouse fell short in terms of upkeep. The house seemed a little run down, the bedding (futon, sheets, blankets) were well used and musty smelling. It didn’t help that we had arrived just before a typhoon so the rain and humidity added to the moist environment. The hand railing was sticky and could use a good clean. Towels were old and thin; some that were clean were a bit smelly. I would recommend replacing towels and bedding with new ones more often. We were only given 1 set of towels for 4 people and Eddie was kind enough to bring us more towels. Unfortunately, there is no place to dry towels (no in-house dryer) especially on rainy days and we were explicitly asked to turn off all electrical/heating elements when we left the house. It would be nice to have a few starter items in the kitchen like paper towels, coffee, creamers and sugar. All the other places we stayed were well stocked in this area making our mornings hassle-free and was certainly appreciated. My recommendation is a “no” but with a few changes to Tokhouse I would consider changing the answer.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharon, Thank you for your feedback. We always appreciate hearing from guests on what we can improve where possible. Your review is a bit puzzling as it is the only one out of hundreds that mentions the issues you do. In any case thank you for being our guests. Kind regards, Richard Tokhouse
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A perfect home base for families exploring Tokyo.

  • 5 of 5

Tokhouse is a pleasant, well-kept home. It provides families with ample room to spread out that hotels can't, and the kitchen made it simple for us to maintain a comfortable breakfast routine before a day of new adventures. There's an abundance of grocery stores, convenience stores, and delicious local restaurants within two minutes' walk, and eight minutes is all it takes to get to Nishi-Nippori station -- a stop on the JR Yamanote Line which connects you, sans transfers, to Tokyo's most famous neighborhoods like Harajuku, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro, Akihabara, and Ueno. Richard, the owner, is communicative and thorough, providing his guests with a wealth of maps and resources. We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Ueno Park
Yanaka Cemetery
Tokyo Dome City
Nezu Jinja Shrine
Rikugien Gardens
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Tokyo Narita
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Ueno has many
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.05 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Kilometres
Shinobazu Dori
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Many within walking distance
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Nagano Skiing
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Enoshima Beach
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $70
Property Damage Protection $59

Rent is subject to change based on currency rates as HomeAway has no option to list rates in Japanese yen. Contact us directly at Tokhouse for accurate rates in Japanese yen and discounts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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