** Highlights **
This apartment is walking distance to the main Olympic Athletic stadium as well as so many popular Tokyo destinations. Experience Tokyo modern living in one of the world's busiest, and most populated cities.
This unbelievable location is 5 mins walk to Takeshita street, Harajuku station and only moments away from Meiji Shrine, Omote Sando, Shibuya and Yoyogi Park.
This bright and sunny apartment has 2 bedrooms, eat in kitchen, large combined living and dining room and accommodates up to four guest. Two couples can share for a relaxed retreat in Tokyo. We welcome families with children and can provide toys for little ones to keep them entertained at home.
Included is fast fibre WiFI internet for business travelers and heaving gaming teens. Plus a portable WiFi for sightseeing.
** Bedding **
King Size bed
Additional bedding upon request:
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 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.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, 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. We include complimentary coffee and tea. Please note there is only one bathroom and one toilet. All essentials like soap, shampoo & conditioner, toilet paper, towels and linens are included. All you need to bring is your clothes and personal items.
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. 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.
We love living in this area and our own home is a few minutes away. We will personally meet and greet you and show you through the house and how to use everything.
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.
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 lively Yoyogi Park to the quiet gardens of Meiji Shrine and Harajuku's funky shopping streets and beyond to Omotesando, the Champs-Élysées of Tokyo.
The building is only a few minutes walk from all the fun and funky shops and restaurants in Harajuku, Omote Sando and Shibuya.
This is also right in the heart of the fashion district with many fashion houses in the neighbourhood. Play "spot the foreign super model" with plenty of models rushing about from job to job.
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.
Younger guests may enjoy the free pony rides every day at the Tokyo Equestrian Center a short walk away through to the Sangubashi entrance to the Meiji Shrine gardens.
We've drawn up a neighborhood map to help you find what you need.
** Transport **
Harajuku station is around 8 minutes walk with the JR line and the Chiyoda subway line. Kita-Sando station (Fukutoshin Subway) is also only a 2 minutes walk.
From these stations you can easily access all other parts of Tokyo.
Shinjuku: 5 minutes
Shibuya: 2 minutes
Roppongi: 7 minutes
Ginza: 17 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 Yamanote JR line for two stops to Harajuku for ¥150.
Alternatively, take the Airport Limousine Bus to Shinjuku station then take a taxi directly to the house.
** 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 ***
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.
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Elevator in building , Smoking not allowed
Kitchen and dining
Charcoal grill BBQ , Gas BBQ
Credit cards accepted
Smoking not allowed
Check in: 03:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
Following a confirmed booking, we will send you complete directions on how to reach the apartment and the local area maps.
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