★Japanese coziness, paired with a modern splash of blue in Shinjuku - the ever beating Heart of Tokyo!
☆FAST 4G MOBILE ROUTER (10GB)
★7 min walk Nishi Shinjuku Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)
☆8 min Okubo Station (JR Chuo Line)
★15 min walk Shinjuku Station & Kabukichô (Asia´s No. 1 Entertainment District) & Yakitori Street Omoide Yokochô & Shopping Paradise!
☆9 min walk Airport Limo Bus
★9 min walk Sky Scrapers & Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Viewing Platform 45th floor (free!)
LOCATION OF THE HOUSE (Enviroment Noise)
Japanese apartments typically have very thin walls, sometimes thin enough to hear your neighbour sneeze and doors slam!
Please note that the Bamboo House house is such an apartment, located on the ground floor of the building. Though being in a residential area, it is still located in the center of Shinjuku, right next to a school and might not be the best choice for light sleepers or lovers of silence.
Because there is no (reasonable) way of staying in Central Shinjuku without compromizing with the Japanese living enviroment and lifestyle, we would recommend guests with a strong wish for absolute silence to better look for a different place! :)
NOISE (Noise inside the apartment)
Excited conversations and loud laughter may travel to your neighbors´ bedrooms and vice versa. Thus we ask you to be considerate and modest with making noise (especially in the early morning hours and in the evening after 9 pm).
A word about safety. The apartment is on the ground floor but this is no reason for concern, because it is located in a very safe area (there are almost no unsafe areas in Japan in general ;) )
The entrance door is secured with an automatic key and there is a camera safety system installed in the whole building.
Nevertheless, we recommend and ask you - using common sense - to never leave the doors and windows open when you are not at home
Based on terrible experience we had to make, we ask you to treat our house like your own house.
Handle our house with care and leave it in an agreeable clean state, because it is our home and not a random hotel room.
If the house is left in a bad state (big amounts of trash, chaos in the rooms, unwashed dishes etc) and takes a lot more time than an average cleaning would, a penalty fee of 5,000 yen for our extra effort and time will be taken from your deposit.
Please be kind to the neighbors. If you should run into anyone, a smile will do the trick :)
!! IMPORTANT !!
Also, if you get asked about staying in an "AIRBNB" in any kind of question by anyone in the building, we ask you to simply answer:
"we are friends of Gizem / Daisuke!". Smile and walk away. There is no need for further interaction.
Please don´t misunderstand us, we don´t want you to lie for us, in fact we hope you´d actually like to be our friends! ;)
We are NOT hosting illegally and are operating with the house owner's OK, plus, properly paying taxes, which makes us different from almost 80% of all Airbnb hosts in Tokyo.
This is important because recently the Japanese media had been overflowing with reports about illegal hosting and hosts mis-using state-funded housing for earning money through Airbnb or similar sites.
Additionally there have been reported cases of trouble with neighbors due to noise or the wrong separation of trash.
These are all points we would like you to have an eye on, because this will part of your Airbnb experience :)
No smoking allowed neither in the apartment, nor on the balcony. You can smoke infront of the building, which is not a problem :)
In Japan smoking is only permitted in designated spots, mostly to be found in front of konbinis (convenience stores) or tobacco shops.
There is a Family Mart convenience store only a 3 minutes walk from our house where you can buy tobacco :)
Tokyo is very strict about separating trash.
We would be grateful if you can separate the trash into the designated trash boxes in our kitchen and at the garbage dump. Improper separation can be fined and will possibly get us into trouble with the house owners
Please do not answer the door, even if the door bell rings, other than if we have a scheduled meeting :)
Check - In / Check - Out
Check In time for our guests is from 4 pm (16:00)
Check Out is at 10 am (10:00)
We kindly ask our guests to check out at 10 am, so the cleaning personnel can enter the room to prepare it for the next guests.
*Please be aware of our rules and only proceed with your booking if you can agree with our conditions. Thank you!*
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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Konnichiwaaaaaa - Cool that you're here!
I´m Gizem, German with Turkish roots, married to a Japanese and have been living in Tokyo for almost 3 years now. Admittedly a wild mix, which makes things really interesting ;)
Me and hubs met at "Gala Yuzawa" ski resort and these are 10 things we can't live without:
3) slurping thick brothy Ramen, scoffing down juicy Japanese BBQ, chowing down tender Shabu Shabu and munching local delicacies of places we travel!!
We appreciate tips for local eateries and have prepared a map to share with you the best eateries in the area of our house!
4) loud Metal and (almost) all kinds of Rock music \m/
5) movies and dramas (from "Married with Kids" to "Breaking Bad", haha)
6) dogs! especially our Shitzu/Chihuahua mix "Shiro" (I love all animals)
7) concerts & festivals (I've been a passionate festival and concert hopper since my 20's and had the chance to enjoy over a 100 concerts, of big and small artists (but still hope to see Phil Collins some day *__* )
8) the German Christmas Market and all its delicacies and Gluehwein!
9) our families and friends of course
10) eachother (aww)
I would describe my hosting style as a mix of Japanese "omotenashi" culture, German accuracy and Turkish warmness. From me as your host and as your guest, you can expect thoroughness, kindness, authenticity , honesty and cleanliness. I will do my best to make your stay at our house as comfortable and smooth as possible and will treat your home with the utmost respect.
Hosting cool people and genuine travelers is a real pleasure and I enjoy my job a lot!
If you've read this far, it means you're honestly interested in us and we are very grateful for that. THANKS!
Combined we speak English, Japanese, Turkish and German and will be glad to assist with any questions :)
Looking forward to hosting you in your Tokyo Home!
*LOCAL FOODIE TOURS WITH GIZEM*
If you´re into exploring local cuisine and tasting a broad variety of food, combined with cultural background and insider info, I got you covered!
Depending on my schedule, I offer Local Tours for Food-Lovers in Tokyo, where you can just kick back and enjoy the local delicacies without worrying about language barriers and wasting your precious time on tourist trap restaurants.
Leave it all to me!
Additionally Japanese home cooking lessons are also available :-)
*Since Airbnb blocks any kind of links before booking, I can not post any :)
This is my Face book page:
Please search for TokyoFullMetalFoodieTours
And my Insta gram, if you'd like to see more of our life in Tokyo:
Arigato and hope to talk to you soon! :)