Cozy&quite near shibuya, free WiFi
Cozy&quite near shibuya, free WiFi
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Our listing is a traditional Japanese-style apartment(built from wood) in the heart of Tokyo, located in the district Setagaya which is only a stone's throw away from Shibuya and Harajuku.

You can enjoy local Tokyo life in a quite and peaceful neighborhood while being able to reach all major tourist spots.

The space

The apartment is on the first floor facing south with plenty of sunshine flowing in. It features a cozy living room which serves as bedroom during night. Sheets and pillows as well as a Japanese-style ‘Futon' will be provided. Furthermore, you will be able to make use of the kitchen in order to enjoy cold/hot beverages & meals (gas stove is not available). An own bathroom with a bath tube & shower is available as well.

Equipment

Living room (incl. air-conditioning, TV, Futon, cooling-fan)
Kitchen (incl. refrigerator, micro-wave, water-heater, cups, pots and plates)
Bathroom (incl. own toilet, bathing tube, hair dryer)

Guest access

Guest will have the whole apartment for themselves.

Other things to note

We only allow our approved and registered guests on the property or in the apartment.

The other people are living / staying in same building. As we metioned in our house rules please respect each other by keeping the voices down.


Amenities
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Hair dryer

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

*The apartment is not a hotel. Please realize that there is no concierge services, daily cleaning, room service, etc as there are in hotels.
*Only our approved and registered guests are allowed on the property or in the apartment.
*No parties or events.
*No smoking indoors and around the property.
*Please do not use shoes indoors.
*Please note that other Japanese people are living in apartments closeby. Please respect the neighbors and keep your voice down.
*Please respect the apartment and all equipment.
*During your stay there will not be any cleaning service, please keep the apartment clean.
*Please turn off the air conditioner when leaving the apartment. Also make sure all the appliances are turned off before leaving the apartment.
*Airbnb is not really common/popular in Japan yet. If anybody asks, please simply say you are a friend of us.
*If the doorbell rings, please ignore it. The person ringing is expecting to speak to the home owner. If we come by to visit you, we will call your name.

By booking our listing you agree and accept all house rules without any exceptions.


Cancellations

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Mike User Profile
October 2017
It's a really great place with a perfect location, literally just a couple of minutes walk to the Sacurachinmachi station. There are lots of convenient stores and restaurants around. The area is really great and it takes on 4 stops to get quickly to Shibuya. The flat itself is in traditional japanese style which adds even more value to the stay in Tokyo. Sleeping on the futon was very comfortable. Aircon is very effective so if you are visiting in summer you won't have problems with a temperature. Overall it's a great place and I'm looking forward to come there again.

Jeff User Profile
June 2017
Hitomi and Chris were very great hosts. They communicated promptly and live nearby. They helped us figure out laundry (coin laundry down the main road East 3/4 kilometer), as well as bikes, trash pick up, etc. They have easy instructions around the unit for hot water, wifi, etc. The unit is a traditional basic Japanese apartment, with futon mats for beds, a small low square table and two floor chairs. It was an adjustment for us as Americans, but it ended up working fine, and we loved the neighborhood and the hospitality of our hosts.

Tracy User Profile
April 2017
Would recommend to others

Richard User Profile
April 2017
The appartment is in a pleasant area convenient to shops and transport. We arrived on a cold evening and could not get the heating going as there were no instructions for the AC or the hot water in the kitchen. I messaged the host and got a quick reply that was no use as the AC controller didn't have the button that I was told to select. I filled a hot water bottle from the kettle and we spent our first night in Japan cold and miserable on cheap inferior futons wondering what we were thinking! It's not all bad. In the morning with the help of (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) we got the heating going and figured out the hot water and all was well. Apart from the bedding we enjoyed our four days in Setagaya
Hitomi User Profile
Response from Hitomi:
We are sorry that you could not enjoy the Japanese style of living and sleeping. From now on we will include English manuals for all key equipments. If you would require assistance please let us know and we can explain you everything personally. Our apartment is equipped with traditional Japanese futon consisting of Shikibuton (mattress), Kakebuton (blanket), Mofu (add. softer blanket) and Makura (pillow). The Japanese futons are meant to be rather firm compared to a western mattress since you are directly on the floor with no spring mattress in between. Therefore, our futons are not of inferior quality but reflect the Japanese mind of sleeping which is good for body and health. Our Shikibutons are made out of 100% cotton which provides a much better sleeping comfort compared to cheaper Shikibutons made from polyester. It was unfortunate that you could not enjoy this part of the Japanese culture. From now on we will provide explanations of how Japanese Futons are meant to be used and stored during daytime as well as what their advantages compared to Western beddings are. Thank you for your feedback. We always hope to improve our listing and provide our guest with a wonderful experience in Tokyo.
April 2017

Ben User Profile
March 2017
Thought I'd book as was close to a friends apartment. However turns out to be a very quick and easy easy 4 tube stops to Shibuya, and then you can go anywhere from there! I kept exploring Tokyo and getting back very easily. Some great noodle places, sushi, convenience store an easy short walk down the road. The is a great Ground Floor studio apartment with easy access to everything you need! Lots of little bits in the place you may find useful for your stay! Thank you.

Mikko User Profile
April 2016
I reserved the room for my parents who were visiting Japan for the first time. Chris and Hitomi were nice enough to let me see the apartment before hand. Everything in the room was as expected and Chris and Hitomi were really good hosts. The apartment is cosy, typical Japanese city apartment and was nice and clean. It is also in a very convenient location, relatively close to station from where you can get to Shibuya in 9 minutes by train. All in all everything went nice and smoothly and my parents had good time first time in Japan.

Karoline User Profile
April 2016
Appartement tokyoïte typique bien équipé dans un quartier résidentiel calme et offrant toutes les commodités nécessaires, à deux pas d'une station de métro qui permet de rejoindre le quartier de Shibuya en une dizaine de minutes. Les hôtes sont très accueillants, et soucieux du confort des voyageurs. Ils répondent rapidement et avec une grande clarté. Je recommande vivement ce logement !

Tokyo, JapanJoined in November 2015
Hitomi User Profile
Interaction with guests

We will navigate our guests to the location. If the arrival falls onto a weekend, we will try to pick up the guest from the metro station and guide to the apartment. We are more than happy to provide information on the area and help our guests in any way.

Generally we will stay the "invisible" host but for your own safety we might check up on you if you are okay.

About Hitomi

We are an international couple, Hitomi (Japanese) and Chris (German), living in Sakura-Shinmachi since 2011. We speak English, Japanese, German and Chinese, so feel free to contact us in any of these languages.
We love our quite neighborhood right in front of the crazy Shibuya. Our shared passion goes to traveling, movies as well as outdoor activities. We love to meet new people and share with them the amazing Tokyo life. Be sure to get lot of hints from us (fantastic spots not well known to everyday guidebooks) as to how to spend your time in this great city.

Languages: Deutsch, English, 中文, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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