About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House in Shibuya Ku, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 10
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Family home suitable for large groups to relax in comfort just minutes from Shinjuku. Conveniently located just a short walk to Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park and a variety of transport including JR and three subway lines.
Comfort and quiet in a large home but so close to every convenience. There are three separate living levels including a loft and a balcony providing lots of space to stretch out and relax in a quiet space just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku.
** Bedding **
Easily enough bedding with real beds for ten people to sleep comfortably and enough closets for all your luggage.
King bed + single sofa bed (BR1)
Double bed (BR2)
Queen bed (BR3)
2 x double sofa beds fits two adults each (Living room)
Two futons - children only (Loft/BR1)
Additional bedding upon request:
A portable cot/crib is also available for toddlers or babies.
Please note there is only one bathroom but there are two toilets.
There is space for luggage in the many large closets and plenty of room to stretch out. There is a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, two washlet toilets and large living/dining area for relaxing together.
The kitchen is equipped with a gas burner, microwave/oven, toaster, rice cooker, full-sized fridge, kettle, pans, cooking utensils, plus crockery and cutlery. We include complimentary coffee and tea.
A large dining area and lounge room occupy a whole floor of this house. There is a large dining table suitable for family meals.
All essentials like soap, shampoo & conditioner, toilet paper, towels and linens are included. All you need to bring is your clothes and personal items.
High-speed internet is inside the apartment and a portable WiFi unit is also available for you to carry around town. Large screen TV with surround sound, International Cable TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs are included.
AppleTV is included so you can easily stream from your smart phone or laptop over WiFi through the TV. Or log into your own iTunes or Hulu account and watch on-demand TV and movies.
** Services & Amenities **
You will have full private use of the house and this is professionally cleaned between guests. There are always plenty of clean linens and towels inside the apartment. If you would like a cleaning and linen service mid-stay, let us know and we can arrange this for a fee.
If traveling with children, we can also recommend a wonderful English speaking babysitter who can take care of your little ones in the apartment while you experience the bright lights of the big city or romantic dinner.
Interaction with Guests
We love living in this area and our own apartment is just around the corner. We will personally meet and greet you and show you the apartment and how to use everything.
Please note that we use this house for our car park so you will see us in and out of our car from time to time.
Let us know if you need anything and we will happily accommodate most requests.
The house is in a quiet and safe street. The streets are fairly typical of suburban Tokyo and some urban hiking reveals interesting architecture as well as many green spaces.
On days when you want to stick close to home, the neighbourhood bustles with restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and other amenities. There is a grocery store nearby perfect for stocking breakfast and for snacks, we suggest any of the nearby convenience stores which are open 24 hours.
We've drawn up a neighborhood map to help you find what you need.
We have also included a selection of novels and travel brochures, walking maps and a Lonely Planet for you to use during your stay. We are happy to recommend out of the way places and local knowledge of our combined 20 years living in Tokyo.
Sightseers love the location. Enjoy a 15 minute stroll through Central (Chuo) Park to the Tokyo Metropolitan Building with its free observatory and tourist office.
A short 10 minute walk leads you to the quiet gardens of Meiji Shrine and Harajuku's funky shopping streets and beyond to Omotesando, the Champs-lyses of Tokyo.
Shinjuku station itself is around a 15-20 minute walk.
Sangubashi Station (Odakyu Line) is less than a 5 minute walk. From this station in one direction will send you on adventures toward Shinjuku or in the other to the funky Shimokitazawa. Plus there are buses to Shinjuku and Shibuya stations within minutes of the front door.
Hatsudai (New Keio Line) is about a 7 minute walk toward the Opera City complex and the National Theatre.
Walk 10 minutes to Yoyogi Station to either JR or Oedo subway and you can catch a train for any of these locations:
Shinjuku: 2 minutes
Shibuya: 5 minutes
Roppongi: 7 minutes
Ginza: 17 minutes
Akihabara: 17 minutes
Ueno: 24 minutes
Tsukiji: 26 minutes
Asakusa: 26 minutes
The Japan Sword Museum is a nearby and worth a visit if you are interested in weapons, history, or smithing. There are some truly beautiful blades on display.
Younger guests may enjoy the free pony rides every day at the Tokyo Equestrian Center a short walk away near the entrance to the Meiji Shrine gardens.
** Getting Here **
After you have confirmed your booking, a PDF will be emailed to you with all of the best options for getting into Tokyo from either airport or from other cities around Japan.
From Narita airport, take a limousine bus or Narita Express train to Shinjuku and it is a 1,000 yen taxi ride from there if you have lots of luggage. If you travel light, hop on the Odakyu local for two stops to Sangubashi for about 150.
Other Things to Note
When you make the booking, we will send you a welcome pack with lots of transport information and confirm a convenient meeting time and location to ensure you will be able to settle in quickly.
If you have any questions about our listings or Tokyo in general, please just ask.
*** Frequently Asked Questions ***
1) ARE MY CHOSEN DATES AVAILABLE?
Our calendar is ALWAYS up-to-date. We also have instant book facility so feel free to book immediately. Last-minute bookings are usually not a problem. Please introduce yourself and your group in the first email so we can get to know you and assist you with any special requests.
2) CAN I CHECK IN EARLY AND/OR CHECK OUT LATE?
Check-in time: 3PM or anytime after this. We are fine with late arrivals.
Check-out time: 10am or anytime before.
A courtesy 1-2 hours may be available ONLY if asked within 24 to 72 hours of arrival or departure (that is when we will know). More than 2 hours will require a fee or for you to book another night. We mostly have back-to-back bookings so please consider your travel plans when you make your booking. We are happy to adjust your if availability allows but please plan early as we do book up.
3. DO YOU HAVE LUGGAGE STORAGE?
The short answer is sadly no.
Many of the larger train stations have lockers big enough for a full size suitcase. Shinjuku Station has plenty of large coin lockers.
Alternatively, we recommend you use a baggage shipping service. Japan has a few companies to choose from - just do a web search for "Takkyubin Japan" to find the most commonly used companies. These are very reasonably priced, safe and extremely reliable. If you ship your luggage from the airport, you can move about the city easily and have your luggage delivered directly to the house at a time convenient for you.
3) HOW DO I ACCESS THE APARTMENT?
Our contact details, the house address and excellent walking directions from the nearest train station(s) are provided in your WELCOME PACK. We will send this to you a few weeks before your arrival date. Please print off the Welcome pack in case you dont have internet access when you first arrive.
4) HOW CAN I CHECK IN?
Closer to your arrival we will be in contact to arrange a suitable time and place to meet with you. It will either be one of us or a trusted friend or relative. We will meet you, hand over the keys, run through the facilities of the apartment and also give you a tour of the local area if time allows.
5) CAN I ADD EXTRA PEOPLE / BEDS?
Our houses always have a variety of bedding options but we do not advise trying to squeeze in more than the maximum number of people on the listing. We want you to be comfortable and there are restrictions on the number of people who can sleep for safety reasons.
6) DO YOU CHARGE FOR CHILDREN?
Age 5 and under are free
Age 5 and up are counted as guests.
We have a baby beds or baby futons for your use at no extra charge.
7) WHY IS THE PRICE DIFFERENT THAN I AM CALCULATING?
The total price is composed of three parts:
1. Nightly price x # of nights (plus any nightly charges for extra guests when applicable)
2. Cleaning fee(one-time fee)
3. Service fee(one-time fee set and collected by this website, typically between 6 and 12%)
Weekly Price: Price may fluctuate based on peak holidays, and special events.
Enter in your specific dates to see the current price for those days.
8) IS THE PLACE CLEANED DURING MY STAY?
It is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival and after you depart. For your privacy, no one enters the house during your stay except for you and your group.
If you wish to have a mid stay clean and linen service, this is possible for additional costs.
9)ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
Please email us at any time.
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
This house was spotless, the beds comfortable, the amenities great. We had coffee, we had detailed
This house was spotless, the beds comfortable, the amenities great. We had coffee, we had detailed instructions on taking the subway, and we had a host who explained everything thoroughly, answered questions quickly, and was very gracious. Finding a place with room in Tokyo is not easy .. we were there for a family wedding and six of us were at the house. we never felt crowded. The house is light, the neighborhood quiet, and an underground was minutes away. great place.
An amazing house with a great location. Perfect for our stay with 1 other couple for 6 nights.
An amazing house with a great location. Perfect for our stay with 1 other couple for 6 nights. Nearby to Shinjuku, Shibuya and Harajuku but in a really peaceful local area of its own with some great little restaurants nearby. Convenient to the train station and grocery store. Would love to stay again next time we visit. Thanks Guys!
Such a great place! PERFECT location! Tracey and Ash could not have been better hosts! They were
Such a great place! PERFECT location! Tracey and Ash could not have been better hosts! They were always available when we needed them. They are very organized and helpful with traveling the city. One thing I would let others know is that if you need a taxi you need to reserve at least two days in advance. We loved Tokyo and will book with Tracey and Ash again!!
We will provide full instructions for arrival in the welcome pack. We will email this to you.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee: USD 140 per stay Additional Guests: USD 24 per night (after 4 guests) Weekend pricing applies to Friday, Saturday, Sunday Check in after 3:00 PM, check out before 10:00 AM Cancellation Policy - Moderate: Full refund 5 days prior to arrival (cancellation charges may apply)