- SQM 75
** Highlights **
Bright and sunny 3 story house just minutes from Korea Town, Shinjuku and Kabukicho. A modern and colourful house is close to transport, amazing food and nightlife. The bright lights of Shinjuku are an easy walk and decorated with your favourite Manga art.
Big enough for families and fast fibre WiFi internet for business travelers and heaving gaming teens plus portable WiFi for sightseeing.
Two minutes from two subway lines to take you anywhere.
Shinjuku is the centre of excitement and shopping and is a "MUST SEE" part of any visit to Tokyo. From this convenient house you can walk to all that Shinjuku has to offer. Shinjuku department store district, Shinjuku ni-chome nightlife, Shinjuku san-chome nightlife, "Golden Gai" and Kabukicho. Plus Okubo and Shin-Okubo Korean Town is just moments away.
This house is an example of Tokyo's "Pencil" Houses - architectural masterpieces of space management and funky design. Experience Tokyo modern living in one of the world's busiest, and most populated cities.
There are three separate living levels including a balcony providing lots of space to stretch out and relax in a quiet space just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku.
Please note there are steepish stairs inside this house and so may not be suitable for people with mobility concerns. There is also limited space for luggage so please travel light.
** Bedding **
Easily enough bedding with real beds for seven people to sleep comfortably.
Double bed (BR1)
Loft Beds (BR1)
Double sofa beds fits two adults (Living room)
Double sofa beds fits two adults (Entry level room)
Additional bedding upon request:
A portable cot/crib is also available for toddlers or babies.
** Services & Amenities **
There is a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and living/dining area for relaxing together.
The kitchen is equipped with a gas burners, microwave oven, toaster, full-sized fridge, kettle, pans, cooking utensils, plus crockery and cutlery. We include complimentary coffee and tea.
A dining area and lounge room occupy a middle floor of this 3 story house. There is a dining table suitable for family meals.
High-speed WiFi internet is inside the apartment plus a portable WiFi unit is also available for you to carry around town with (website hidden) 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.
There is one bathroom with a washlet toilet and modern designer fittings. 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.
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.
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.
We will personally meet and greet you and show you through the house and how to use everything. After this, the house is for your private use. Let us know if you need anything and we will happily accommodate most requests.
** Neighbourhood **
It would be hard to get a better location for sightseeing. Enjoy a 10 minute stroll through to all the large department store shopping in Shinjuku East.
The house is in a quiet and safe street but only a few minutes walk from all the fun and funky shops, bars and restaurants in Shinjuku East, Shinjuku ni-chome clubs, Okubo (Korea town), Golden Gai and Kabukicho.
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.
A lovely vegan restaurant is just a block away - vegan food is rare in Japan so if you are a vegan or vegetarian, this will be very useful for you.
We've drawn up a neighborhood map to help you find what you need.
** Transport **
Higashi-Shinjuku station is around 3 minutes walk with the Oedo Subway line and the Fukutoshin subway line. The JR Shinjuku station is about 15 minutes walk or just one stop on the Oedo line.
From these stations you can easily access all other parts of Tokyo.
Shinjuku: 2 minutes
Shibuya: 8 minutes
Roppongi: 12 minutes
Ginza: 17 minutes
Akihabara: 17 minutes
Ueno: 24 minutes
Tsukiji: 26 minutes
Asakusa: 26 minutes
There are buses to 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 Oedo line at Shinjuku Nishi-guchi station for one stop to Highashi-Shinjuku for ¥150.
Alternatively, take the Airport Limousine Bus to Shinjuku station.
** Other things to note **
We do not offer self check in.
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 ***
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, 2 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet
Sleeping1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 3 Double bed, 1 Fold-away bed, 1 Loft bed, 1 Studio couch, 1 Single bed
CookingBlender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Rice steamer, Spices, Toaster
Heating/CoolingAir conditioning, Electric heating
EntertainmentDVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Cable)
SanitaryHair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
LaundryBathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
MiscellaneousBuzzer, Carbon 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