|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
** New Listing Discounts**
Minutes from Korea Town, Shinjuku and Kabukicho, this modern, colourful house is close to transport, amazing food and nightlife. The bright lights of Shinjuku are an easy walk and decorated with your favourite Manga art.
Shinjuku is the centre of excitement and shopping and is a "MUST SEE" part of any visit to Tokyo. From this convenient house you can walk to all that Shinjuku has to offer. Shinjuku department store district, Shinjuku ni-chome nightlife, Shinjuku san-chome nightlife, "Golden Gai" and Kabukicho. Plus Okubo and Shin-Okubo Korean Town is just moments away.
Another example of Tokyo's "Pencil" Houses - architectural masterpieces of space management and funky design. Experience Tokyo modern living in one of the world's busiest, and most populated cities.
There are three separate living levels including a balcony providing lots of space to stretch out and relax in a quiet space just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku.
Please note there are steep stairs inside this house and so may not be suitable for people with mobility concerns. There is also limited space for luggage so please travel light.
** Bedding **
Easily enough bedding with real beds for seven people to sleep comfortably.
Double bed (BR1)
Loft Beds (BR1)
Double sofa beds fits two adults (Living room)
Double sofa beds fits two adults (Entry level room)
Additional bedding upon request:
A portable cot/crib is also available for toddlers or babies.
There is one bathroom with a washlet toilet and modern designer fittings.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and living/dining area for relaxing together.
The kitchen is equipped with a gas burners, microwave oven, toaster, full-sized fridge, kettle, pans, cooking utensils, plus crockery and cutlery. We include complimentary coffee and tea.
A dining area and lounge room occupy a middle floor of this 3 story house. There is a 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 WiFi internet is inside the apartment plus a portable WiFi unit is also available for you to carry around town with (website hidden) and DVD player with a selection of DVDs are included. Bring a HDMI cable and connect your laptop to the TV.
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. 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 house while you experience the bright lights of the big city or romantic dinner.
Interaction with Guests
We will personally meet and greet you and show you through the house and how to use everything. After this, the house is for your private use.
Let us know if you need anything and we will happily accommodate most requests.
The house is in a quiet and safe street but only a few minutes walk from all the fun and funky shops, bars and restaurants in Shinjuku East, Shinjuku ni-chome clubs, Okubo (Korea town), Golden Gai and Kabukicho.
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.
A lovely vegan restaurant is just a block away - vegan food is rare in Japan so if you are a vegan or vegetarian, this will be very useful for you.
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.
It would be hard to get a better location for sightseeing. Enjoy a 10 minute stroll through to all the large department store shopping in Shinjuku East.
Higashi-Shinjuku station is around 3 minutes walk with the Oedo Subway line and the Fukutoshin subway line. The JR Shinjuku station is about 15 minutes walk or just one stop on the Oedo line.
From these stations you can easily access all other parts of Tokyo.
Shinjuku: 2 minutes
Shibuya: 8 minutes
Roppongi: 12 minutes
Ginza: 17 minutes
Akihabara: 17 minutes
Ueno: 24 minutes
Tsukiji: 26 minutes
Asakusa: 26 minutes
There are buses to Shibuya and Omotesando within minutes of the front door.
** 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.
Alternatively, take the Airport Limousine Bus to Shinjuku station.
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 this space is booked, we do have other listings nearby.
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 HOUSE?
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 don't 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 house 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?
- Under age 5 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 -------, 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.
House Rules: As for any property for rent, there are rules about how the property may be used. The neighborhood has certain conditions that we must meet to remain as owners of the property.
*** Please do not book with us unless you and your fellow guests can abide by these rules. ***
SHOES: Please take off your shoes at the front door. Please use the slippers provided.
SMOKING: absolutely NO SMOKING inside the house - please use the ashtrays provided on the balcony. If you are on the balcony, please be courteous of the people living around you and do not sit outside after 10pm. Do NOT stand outside of the front of the apartment in the hallway.
ADDITIONAL GUESTS: No additional people in the house without permission. If additional guests arrive, we are happy to adjust the booking to cover them should there be enough room for them.
PARTYING: This is a residential neighborhood with a ZERO TOLERANCE for loud noise. In Japan it is very unusual to have parties at home. If there are problems with noise, the neighbours will not speak to you directly, they will either call the police or the building management company. In either case, this is a big problem for everybody. You will be asked to leave immediately and cover any costs that we might incur.
POWER: Please turn off all lights and air conditioners/heaters if you are not at home.
KEYS: Please be careful not to lose the key. If you do there will be a $50 dollar penalty fee as keys have to be custom ordered from the manufacturer.
RUBBISH/TRASH SEPARATION: Please separate your burnables, cans, plastic bottles, glass, and non-burnable items. The bins are labeled and there are additional bin liners in the kitchen. Please put the trash in the correct location on the correct day. This will be explained at checkin.
COMMUNICATION: If you have ANY questions about the house, please only speak with us. We will answer you immediately.
Most importantly, please think of this as your home and and be comfortable. We do want you to enjoy your stay. These rules are to ensure that everybody can continue to enjoy this house.
Other housekeeping information is available in the compendium inside the apartment.
It was a very nice stay. The house was spacious with more than enough beds for 4 people. We loved the kitchen, and the Apple TV was also a nice touch.
The hosts were friendly, helpful and responsive. Masa, the hosts' assistant, gave us a good introductory tour and explained everything clearly.
The house was a few minutes' walk to the closest metro station.
Would recommend to any travelers in groups of 4-5.
Location is great for Shinjuku!
The subway station is 5 min walk away.
House was clean and comfortable and quiet with a working washing machine. Detergents and soaps provided.
The bakery next door is a sweet bonus!
Masa met us at the house and did a fantastic job of orienting us!
Maybe a bit small for 6 people but 4 people could manage well.
Dinging the host 1 star because there was some difficulty arranging the time and where to meet that caused me a little jet lagged anxiety. Otherwise a great stay.
Can't thank Tracey and Ash enough for their hospitality. The place was great, clean and gave our 3 children their own space. The location was perfect, everything we needed on our door step. But i cant praise these guys enough for going out of their way to drop supplies off to us when my family got the flu and were housebound. It was so kind of them. They really went above and beyond what was expected. The mobile internet was great for googling directions and the movie channel a god send during those flu days stuck inside.
Thank you so much. Cant recommend you guys enough.