Samurai House | Classic Family Home | Shinjuku W.

  based on 20 reviews
  •   8
  •   4
  •   1
  • SQM 130
  •  wifi
  •  A/C


Big Group? No problem. This is a large four bedroom, 2 story family home with beds for everybody.

Live like a local for short or long stays.

** Highlights **

The house itself contains 4 bedrooms, spacious kitchen, large dining room, quiet TV/living room and accommodates up to eight guests with options for two more. This place is also ideal for company retreats or conference travellers. Or share between two or three couples 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.

Minutes to the Marunouchi subway line, this quiet family home allows you to relax in peace and yet so close to the bright lights and shopping of glitzy Shinjuku. Included is fast unlimited WiFi internet for business travelers or heavy gaming teens plus portable WiFi for sightseeing.

The local area is full of diverse restaurants and bistros  that are welcoming to visitors and first timers offering great menus in English at very reasonable prices - a foodies paradise. Convenience stores and supermarkets within an easy walk.

Your own quiet house just minutes from everything and excellent transport to the whole city.

** Bedding **

3 x double beds comfortably fits two adults each

2 x single beds for adults or children

Single bunk loft bed.

2 x Double sofa beds comfortably fits two adults each

Additional bedding upon request:

Futons available on request

A portable cot/crib is also available for toddlers or babies.

** Services & Amenities **

The kitchen is equipped with a gas burner, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, rice cooker, fridge, kettle, pans, cooking utensils, plus crockery and cutlery for 8 people. We include complimentary coffee and tea.

There is also washing machine, clothes dryer, washlet toilets and everything you need for a relaxing and extended stay. 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.

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.

High-speed WiFi internet is inside the apartment plus a portable WiFi unit is also available for you to carry around town with maps 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 or Netflix account and watch on-demand TV and movies.

There is some 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.

Let us know if you need anything and we will happily accommodate most requests.

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.

** Neighbourhood **

The house is in a quiet and safe street but only a few minutes walk from Nakano-Shimbashi station which is just 2 stations away from all the fun and funky shops and restaurants in Shinjuku. From Shinjuku you can easily get to anywhere around Tokyo.

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.

** Transport **

Nakano-Shimbashi station on the Marunouchi line is only a few minutes walk.

It would be hard to get a better location for sightseeing. Enjoy a 10 minute train ride to the quiet gardens of Shinjuku Gyoen or the exciting shops around Shinjuku 3-chome. This line is also direct through to Tokyo and Ginza area and all the bright lights and shopping that these areas have on offer. 

From Nakano Shimbashi station you can easily access all other parts of Tokyo.

Shinjuku: 7 minutes

Roppongi: 17 minutes

Ginza: 20 minutes

Akihabara: 17 minutes

Ueno: 24 minutes

Tsukiji: 26 minutes

Asakusa: 26 minutes

There are buses to Shinjuku, 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.

From Narita airport, take the 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 Marunouchi line for three stops to Nakano-Shimbashi station for ¥150.

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 ***


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


- 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.


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.


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.


Please email us at any time.


1 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet

  • Sleeping
    1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 3 Double bed, 1 Fold-away bed, 1 Loft bed, 1 Sofa bed, 1 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Rice steamer, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Electric heating
  • Outside
    Private Balcony
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Cable)
  • Sanitary
    Bidet, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safety Card, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
  • 1 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
based on 20 reviews
Luke (Australia )
Nice one, Samurai

The Samurai house was a perfect stay while we were in Tokyo. There are lots of restaurants in the local area and the host gave us his recommendations of the best ones. The house was very clean and was filled with amenities for us to use like tea coffee and bathroom supplies. This house also has a washing machine and clothes dryer (uncommon for Japan) which was very convenient for us. The host met us and explained the house rules and helped us get our bags inside. That was a great help as we had a lot of luggage. We hope to come and stay at this house again in the future!

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2021

Tatsuya (Japan)
Lovely huge house in Nakanoku

とても部屋が広く快適に過ごさせていただきました。 特に2階にあるソファが大変心地よかったです! また機会があれば利用させていただきたいです。 'The room was very large and comfortable. Especially the sofa on the 2nd floor was very comfortable! I would like to use it again if I have the opportunity. '

Group  |  stayed in 12/2020

Great stay in the Samurai House

The house was great! Located very close to transport, it provided everything we needed for our short stay in Tokyo. The host was extremely helpful and made sure our stay was as comfortable as possible. Would definitely return if ever staying in the area again. Excellent house and fantastic Host. Thanks again for having us

Group  |  stayed in 2/2020

Kirsten (USA)
Love the small touches in the Samurai House

'If you'd like to get a look at a traditional house, this is a great experience. Nice quiet neighbourhood not far from the train station, and many restaurants. The hosts are so helpful and left little things for us like spices, coffee, tea, etc. which was a really nice touch. We definitely recommend it! 'Thanks so much for being such a great host, we really appreciate all the hand-holding (we really needed it)! It was a very cozy traditional experience in a huge (for Japan) house and all members of the group were very happy!!

Group  |  stayed in 2/2020

Beautiful Samurai House

'We enjoyed our stay at Samurai House. Everything was as described. It had great bed, dining and sofa space for our family of 5 (including two TV areas) and was very convenient to transport and groceries whilst being lovely and quiet. The communication was clear and responsive. 'We had a wonderful stay in Tokyo, thank you and enjoyed the house and it’s location. Thank you.'

Group  |  stayed in 1/2020

Perfect Samurai House

'This house was nice and spacious, so perfect for the last leg of our month long trip, heaps of space to relax. There are many comfy beds so good for large families. The Host was easy to contact and he met us there for check in where he went through all the rules and etiquette thoroughly, so would highly recommend for first timers to Japan too! The place is also situated in a nice location with heaps of little restaurants and nice cafes. Thanks for having us!'

Group  |  stayed in 1/2020

Excellent Sakura House

Thanks for everything and for meeting us and show us in while it was raining. We enjoyed lots of the small restaurants and bars in the area around Oimachi station Great place and service'

Mature couple  |  stayed in 1/2020

Tye (USA)
Amazing Japanese style house!

'Sumurai is an amazing Japanese style house! Plenty of space and great layout for our group of 10! The house is located a short walk from the nearest train station, making everything around Tokyo very accessible. Local restaurants are excellent (thanks for all the recommendations)!! We hope to come stay here again.'

Group  |  stayed in 1/2020

Yang (Hong Kong)
Excellent Neighbourhood

'Great host, prompt communication. Big enough for our group of 7 people but if you really needed you could fit a few more people. Very quiet neighborhood,. 2min walk to metro station 。Two thumbs up!'

Group  |  stayed in 1/2020

Kate (Australia)
Lovely house

This was a lovely, large house with everything we needed for our group of five adults. It was clean and close to the metro. Highly recommended.

Group  |  stayed in 12/2019

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Ashley and Tracey Thredgold

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

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