Gotanda House | Large 6BR house | Quiet neighbourhood
- SQM 130
** Highlights **
That's right - 6 bedrooms with comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen and two living rooms for relaxing with your family in central Tokyo.
This is a large yet quiet family home that is suitable for large family groups travelling together.
Quiet and safe oasis in the heart of the city with outdoor green space.
Excellent airport access and close to subways and JR lines.
This is a traditional family home that has been newly renovated in the heart of Tokyo. A quiet oasis with easy airport access and close to subways and JR lines for moving around the city. There is a small car park if you prefer to drive but there is no need with the subway just 4 minutes walk away.
This house has 6 private bedrooms so everybody can enjoy their own private space. This is suitable for large extended families and extremely family friendly. Or share between two or three families for a relaxed retreat in Tokyo.
We welcome groups and families with children and can provide toys for little ones to keep them entertained at home.
Houses in Tokyo are usually only enjoyed by the wealthy and are extremely rare this close to Shinagawa. See for yourself how quiet and comfortable living in the centre of a large city can be.
** Bedding **
3 x Full sized double beds each that comfortably fits two adults.
Loft single bed that will suit children or adults comfortably.
Bunk beds and 3 single beds suitable for adults or children.
Futons for a traditional Japanese experience - great if you have very small children and want to sleep together.
Double sofa bed comfortably fits two adults
A portable cot/crib is also available for toddlers or babies.
** Services & Amenities **
You will have full private use of the house and this is professionally cleaned between guests.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, laundry with washing machine and separate clothes dryer, two washlet toilets and everything you need for a relaxing stay. The kitchen is equipped with a gas burner, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, rice cooker, fridge, kettle, pans, cooking utensils, plus crockery and cutlery for 16 people. We include complimentary coffee and tea.
Please note there is only one bathroom, two toilets and there are stairs to climb inside.
All essentials like soap, shampoo & conditioner, toilet paper, towels and linens are included. All you need to bring is your clothes and personal items.
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.
High-speed WiFi internet is inside the house plus a portable WiFi unit is also available for you to carry around town with maps. We include a full entertainment options with a 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 or Netflix account and watch on-demand TV and movies.
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.
There is an abundance of space for luggage in the closet however if you have large amounts of luggage or ski gear it might be best to ship these directly to your ski resort using a baggage service - cheap and reliable in Japan.
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.
** The Neighbourhood **
This is a quiet and suburban area that is so close to everything that Tokyo has to offer. Anywhere inside the Yamanote line is considered central Tokyo.
This house is located close to JR Gotanda station, JR Meguro station, JR Shinagawa station. All of these stations have extensive shopping, supermarkets and restaurants to choose from but they are also excellent transport hubs to anywhere in the city quickly.
The closest station is actually the Asakusa subway line Takanawadai station. This is only 4 minutes walk away.
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 love living in Tokyo and our own apartment is a few minutes away. We will personally meet and greet you and show you through the house and how to use everything. Please note that we do not offer self check in.
** 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 the Narita Express train to Shinagawa and it is a ¥1,000 yen taxi ride from there if you have lots of luggage. If you travel light, hop on the Yamanote JR line for two stops to Gotanda for ¥150.
Alternatively, take the Airport Limousine Bus to Shinagawa station.
*** 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 2 are free - Age 2 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 the 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.
1 Bathroom, 6 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 2 Toilet
Sleeping1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 3 Double bed, 3 Fold-away bed, 2 Loft bed, 1 Studio couch, 6 Single bed
CookingBlender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Rice steamer, Spices, Toaster
Heating/CoolingAir conditioning, Electric heating
OutsidePrivate Balcony, Private Terrace
EntertainmentDVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Cable)
SanitaryBidet, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
LaundryClothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
MiscellaneousCarbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safety Card, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
We're a husband-and-wife team, originally from Australia and now proud long-term Tokyo residents, passionate about the beautiful diversity our world has to offer. We’ve developed an incredibly deep connection with our new community, culture, and city - and we can’t wait to share it with you.
With more than 20 years of experience as proud Tokyoites, we know how to provide experiences you won’t find through any hotel or “luxury” service. We bring you true humility and raw humanity, maximizing your time here so you can take home unforgettable memories.
We’ve hosted thousands of guests to date, many of whom come back every year. Our real-life friend list never stops growing, and we can’t wait to make you a part of it!
Tracey and Ash