check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Ryoko Itoh

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Japanese

Enjoy Living and Dining Like Locals in Urban Tokyo

16 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Shinagawa House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom In A Great Location

Our duplex is located in an upscale residential area, seven minutes' walk from Meguro station on the JR Yamanote Line, seven minutes' walk from Shirokanedai Station on the Nanboku Subway Line. The first floor is refurbished. It is like a de luxe hotel suite.

It is also good for expats to stay for house hunting. An ASIJ bus stop is just two minutes' walk away.

Many restaurants, shops, supermarkets are within walking distance. Our duplex is much closer to Meguro Station than Sheraton Miyako Hotel. Ebisu Garden Place, Westin Hotel, museums and parks are in the neighborhood. Platinum Street like SoHo in NYC is five minutes' walk away.

Japanese empress's birthplace , now a garden called Nemu-no-ki-no-Niwa open to the public is also five minutes' walk away. And nearby is a Japanese garden tourists never know.

Catering from many famous restaurants is also available

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ryoko Itoh (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Japanese

About Ryoko Itoh

I went to graduate school in MA. My husband used to be a radio newsman in Minneapolis. Our two children went to the American School in Japan(ASIJ). Our daughter is working in D.C. and our son is working in San Francisco.

We have a summer house in Harbor Springs MI

Why Ryoko Itoh chose Tokyo

It is in a great location in the center of Tokyo. Guests can enjoy living and dining like locals in urban Tokyo.

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

Enjoy Living and Dining Like Locals in Urban Tokyo
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Great Place, Good People

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described and the setup worked very well for us. We enjoyed the neighborhood and our hosts directed us to good local restaurants. They were very helpful with all kinds of information. We wanted to do a day trip north to Kita Kami to see the cherry blossoms and they helped with our bullet train plans to do that. We had a wonderful trip striking off a bullet train ride and cherry blossoms in one go. We would probably use there knowledge even more than we did if we were to return. Ryoko even gave us cards for the subway and trains which was amazingly cheap and effective way to get around the city.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Thank you for sharing your good times here at our duplex. It is my great pleasure to have those who explored the beautiful places in Japan. You are the first renters to take a bullet train to view the cherry blossoms in Tohoku. I am so glad I could help you do that. Please come back again here for wisteria. Ryoko
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great !!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is spacious, well equipped, well maintained and conveniently located near the Meguro station.

The owners live next door. Ryoko helped us to find and book an excellent Ryokan in Hakone, advised us what to do and where to shop in Tokyo, suggested attractions that only locals know, and in general did her best to make our stay enjoyable.

We highly recommend the property - hope to stay there again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. I am very glad to know that I was of help to you. Especially you mentioned a nice stay at a Ryokan in Hakone. You picked that one out of three inns I had recommended. Definitely that one is one of the best among five hundred inns and hotels in Hakone. You have an eye for quality! I am always trying to find a great place for our renters. Next month, we are going to Yugawara, two hours and a half away from Meguro. I will try a new inn there. And in April, we are going to Nikko. It will be for the first time in thirty seven years for me to go there. I would like to update all the information I have about Nikko. Next time when you come to Tokyo, I will be able to share all the good things about Yugawara, Nikko and more places with you.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
McLean, VA USA
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We have just enjoyed wonderful hospitality in Tokyo. My husband and I and a friend-- all seniors-- enjoyed our 7-day stay . It was perfect in every way. We appreciated the comfortable beds, the full kitchen for breakfast, and eat-in dinners,and the spacious bathroom with soaking tub and shower. Everything is exactly as it looks in the pictures.Also were grateful for the washing machine and dryer. Everyday we looked forward to coming back to our" Tokyo home" after a long day of sightseeing. It was convenient to the Meguro train/subway station, charming local restaurants and two excellent supermarkets whose takeout sushi and sashimi was as good as we get in expensive restaurants in Washington DC! The Itoh's took good care of us, making restaurant reservations, checking in on us, offering their assistance, and making it possible for us to watch a Japanese baseball game on TV! Should we have the opportunity to visit Tokyo again we would stay here in a heartbeat. Thank you Ryoko and Kelly.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! I am so happy to know you enjoyed staying at our duplex. All the things you mentioned are what we want our renters to enjoy doing and having here. Thank you for your wonderful and detailed comment. It was our honor to have you here at our home in Tokyo. Hope to see you soon! All the best Ryoko and Kelly
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
California
5

Lovely - clean, quiet, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Itoh's duplex apartment with our two teenaged kids. Everything is exactly as shown in the photos. It was so nice having an apartment with full kitchen and bathroom for the price of a hotel (or less!). Everything was clean and well-kept, and the beds were comfortable. It was great to have a washer and dryer as well, so that we could do all our laundry before heading on to the rest of our travels.

Ryoko and Kelly were really nice, and provided great help with directions and information about sights we were planning to visit. The neigborhood was very pleasant, and the metro/JR stations are less than 10 minutes' walk from the apartment.

The Itoh's and their apartment really made our time in Tokyo wonderful, and we would certainly stay again the next time we are in Japan!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you liked our place. How was Koyasan? It was thrilling to have guests like you who have a close relationship with Japan. Now we are on the same continent. We are looking forward to your next visit. Ryoko Itoh
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Australia
5

Wonderful Tokyo Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This accommodation is everything the owners said it would be, and much more. As part of a duplex, it was very spacious, amazingly clean, comfortable, very quiet, close to the subway which could take you everywhere in Tokyo, and the many eating establishments in the area were a big hit with us. The other part of the duplex is occupied by the owners, Ryoko & Kelly, so they are always close by for questions, advice, assistance etc. We had many friendly discussions with Ryoko, and thoroughly enjoyed the discussions and the laughter. The bedrooms were large and spacious, as was the bathroom. We have travelled widely and always look for Wifi and a washing machine with separate dryer in our accommodation. Wifi was very fast here, and it took no time at all to wash and dry clothes. Ryoko was wonderful with the help she gave freely. Her smile constantly lit up the room, and she always made us feel welcome. The large amount of information concerning aspects of life in Tokyo, recommendations, sight seeing locations, maps, local attractions etc. was amazing and removed the stress one normally feels when visiting an unfamiliar city; we would say the best we have encountered anywhere.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful comment about our duplex. It is our pleasure to have renters enjoying their stay at our place. And I also love to give some ideas to explore Tokyo. As you mentioned, our duplex is in one of the nicest places in Tokyo. We are having such nice days living here. So when we can share it with renters like you, we are so happy. Please come and visit us again! Ryoko
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
5

Clean, Spacious, Close to Subway, Quiet, Excellent

  • 5 of 5

I'm a heavily traveled business man who prefers a nuanced vacation. This house is a fantastic place. 4 minutes easy walk from train station (Meguro-Yamanote line, two stops to Shibuya or Roppongi). It is in a quiet neighborhod (no loud noises), down a idyllic narrow street. The VRBO is the first floor of a duplex. Owners live upstairs (couldn't hear them). The floor plan is large, open, comfortable, with large bathroom (a plus in Japan), clothes washer and dryers, patio, large kitchen (a plus plus in japan). And I haven't even got to the best part... the kind and courteous owners. They will offer to assist you in finding train tickets, airport transport, and have a stack of tourist brouchures, maps, train schedules, and a house copy of lonely planet tokyo!! (no need to lug that through the airport). My only worry is that since this place is so good, it won't be free next time I come to visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent review with 5 stars! The comments by a person like you living in Japan for two years mean a lot to our future renters. Some of our past renters have stayed at Sheraton Miyako Hotel in this neighborhood in the past and knew the area. Still they were surprised that our duplex is less than half the distance to Meguro Station from the Hotel. We are very very happy our renters have found this place very nice and convenient in Tokyo. And if you visit Tokyo again, early planning will work. Hope to see you again soon. Ryoko Itoh
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

Map

Nearest Train
800 Metres
Meguro
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Shuto Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
Ichi
Car: not necessary

Many restaurants, shops, supermarkets and convenience stores are within walking distance. Ebisu Garden Place, Platinum Street and Institute of Nature Study including Musashino Plants Garden are in the neighborhood.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Shinagawa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Ceaning every seven days $60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Shinagawa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Bathroom: bath tub/shower Separate toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 bedrooms Master bedroom: 1 double Sleeps 2 adults 2nd bedroom: 1 twin/single 1sleep futon
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Notes:
Ask the English-speaking owner about tourist attractions in Tokyo and other areas.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties