Gotanda House | Large 6BR house | Quiet neighbourhood

  based on 16 reviews
  •   15
  •   6
  •   1
  • SQM 130
  •  wifi
  •  A/C


** 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 ***


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, 6 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 2 Toilet

  • Sleeping
    1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 3 Double bed, 3 Fold-away bed, 2 Loft bed, 1 Sofa bed, 6 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Rice steamer, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Electric heating
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Terrace
  • 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, 6 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 2 Toilet
  • Outside
    Private Garden
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
based on 16 reviews
Second time to stay with this SUPER HOST!!

Awesome as usual. Sam is very responsive and no non-sense. Very helpful. Lots of local tips. Would def rent from him again. Highly recommend.'

Family with young children  |  stayed in 10/2020

Perfect house for our family in Shinagawa

A big space for Japanese homes, especially in Shinagawa. It served as the perfect base for our family of 4 to adjust to moving to Japan. It is a convenient location in a good, very quiet neighborhood. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals and everything was clean. Everything is well thought out. The shower area could use some updating but it's not bad. The garden in the back is adjacent to an all-girls school play-yard and could get a tad loud at times during the day when it was sports time, but TBH it never bothered us. Sam and his wife were excellent hosts and made sure to check-in on how we were adjusting and to make sure the house was working for us. Can't recommend them enough. Few Points of interest nearby: 5 min walk to Takanawadai Station (Toei Asakusa line) & 7-11 10 min walk to Gotanda station (Yamanote Line) 9 min walk to Don Quijote Platinum (Grocery Store) 7 min walk to Ikedayama Park (nice to stroll through) 4 mins to the nearest playground 100% glad we decided to book this home for our stay in Shinagawa!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2020

Bog house in Gotanda!!

A great house for a couple of families to share, close enough to all the transport, but away from the hustle and bustle. Thank you for being a great host

Family with young children  |  stayed in 1/2020

Sunny (USA)
Best Big House in Japan!

'Big house, clean, a LOT of space, and a great host. Really close to the station and it's a convenient location to stay in. I would definitely stay here again if I got the chance.'

Group  |  stayed in 1/2020

Wonderful Hosts

'Great home to stay at. Very clean, many thoughtful amenities, (books and magazines of Japan, appliances, snacks for the kids, coffee and tea). Depending on what train system you’ll be using most public transportation stations are near by. Check in process was nice to have someone there to show us around the house and the check out process was easy. All around great stay and wonderful hosts.' Thank you for the use of your home. It is a very beautiful home and we enjoyed our stay.'

Group  |  stayed in 1/2020

Excellent Family House in Tokyo

'It's a great house for a big group like us. We have total of 12 people. All the kids can have fun in the living room and there are more than enough rooms for everyone. Thank you.'

Family with young children  |  stayed in 1/2020

Love the Gotanda House

'Perfect place for exploring Tokyo. The place is conveniently located between the JR Yamanote Line and the Asakusa Line so it is the perfect location to explore Tokyo. It was great to come "home" from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to a quiet neighbourhood. A short walk from the house, there were convenience stores, some small Japanese restaurants, and a park for kids to play. There were 8 (7 adults and 1 child) of us traveling and the house was spacious enough to accommodate us all. It was a well thought out design with dining, kitchen and living downstairs. All you need to do is bring your clothes and some food! The house was stocked with all of the essentials (soap, shampoo, toilet paper, washing powder, detergent, coffee, tea, cooking oil and some sauces) which made our stay that much easier. The host was a great and always very responsive. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a more Japanese-type experience in Tokyo.'

Family with young children  |  stayed in 1/2020

Shandra (India)
Fantastic House

This lovely house is for Tokyo's standards pretty big and comfortable. We were 8 people in this accommodation and stayed without any problems. There are lots of sleep possibilities as also a washing machine, A/C in every room, great kitchen with coffee machine and large dining table; a big shower and bath. The host, is super nice. He met us at the train Station and while on the way to the property, he showed us restaurants and shops, recommended by him. He gave us a great tour of the house and offers us, to stay longer than the check out time, for which we are very thankful. We loved staying here and would recommend the host and the property to anyone :)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 12/2019

Mark (England)
Family of 10 in Tokyo

The place was great! Just a few minutes walk from multiple subway lines, but in a quiet residential neighborhood. We had a group of 10 and there was lots of sleeping space, but also common space for us all to congregate. The outdoor terrace was particularly nice for sitting in the morning. There are also a lot of local coffee shops and restaurants to help you start and end your day right, on your way to wherever else you're going! The host in particular was very helpful - he checked us in and showed us around, and gave us local recommendations.

Family with no Children  |  stayed in 8/2019

椿 (China)
Lovely big house!

The host is so nice and friendly. We stayed 10 days with 3 families.The location is great that we can walk to subway in 5mins. And lots of restaurants and shops around.Rooms are clean and good designed, we are happy to stay here again if we are planning to visit Tokyo again. 房东先生非常nice,位置就在车站走路五百米的地方但是非常幽静,附近有很多居酒屋和小店每天晚上都能在家附近逗留好久。良心推荐!

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2019

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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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