** Highlights **
Large split-level apartments with two separate sleeping areas and two full bathrooms for up to 5 people. Excellent transport with the Marunouchi subway just 4 minutes away. You can be in the heart of Shinjuku in 10 minutes. Close to supermarkets, restaurants and temples. We are very family friendly. Great for business people too as we include fast home WiFi as well as a portable.
Inside is a mix of modern and Japanese style, decorated with beautiful antique ornaments, furniture and old Japanese paintings. But real beds so you can releax in comfort in either of the two sleeping spaces. This layout has added convenience for extended groups as the two separate spaces and two bathrooms allows for privacy and yet closeness. Or share between two couples for a relaxed retreat in Tokyo.
This location is so convenient to all that Tokyo has to offer and yet is quiet and calm.
We welcome groups and families with children and can provide toys for little ones to keep them entertained at home.
** Bedding **
Double bed and single bed in the downstairs bedroom.
Double sofa bed in the upstairs large living area comfortably fits two adults
A portable cot/crib is also available for toddlers or babies.
Additional futon available upon request
** Services & Amenities **
The apartments are on two levels with internal stairs - note the stairs are shared. The bedroom is downstairs with one of the bathrooms and on the second floor there is a living room, kitchen and another full bathroom.
You will have full private use of both the apartments and everything 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, two full bathrooms and everything you need for a relaxing stay. The kitchen is equipped with an electric burner, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, rice cooker, fridge, kettle, pans, cooking utensils, plus crockery and cutlery.
We include complimentary coffee and tea.
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 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.
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.
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 **
This is a quiet and suburban area that is so close to everything that Tokyo has to offer.
The closest station is Nakano Fujimicho is on the Honnancho line of the Marunouchi Subway. This leads directly to Shinjuku and beyond to Tokyo station.
From Nakano Fujimicho station, the apartment is a 5 minute walk. A complete walking map and instructions will be posted to you before arrival and we will meet you and show you the neighbourhood on check in.
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.
Less than 3 minutes walk from the house there are many types of restaurants: Japanese, Chinese, Sushi Restaurant, Noodle Restaurant, Great Italian Restaurant, Matsuya Japanese 24 hours, Coffee shop is open at 8am for breakfast.
Also, there is a supermarket open until 10pm, a pharmacy, post office, and a 24 hour convenience store with ATM that takes international cards.
We love living in Tokyo 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. Please note that we do not offer self check in.
Let us know if you need anything and we will happily accommodate most requests.
*** 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 APARTMENT?
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 apartment 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?
—Age 2 and under 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. Please just let us know if you need us to provide them.
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 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.
Wireless Broadband Internet
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed and Unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Kitchen & dining
Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Rice steamer, Spices, Toaster and Vacuum cleaner
DVD-Player and TV (Antenna)
Internet & office
Wireless Broadband Internet
Heating & cooling
Air conditioning, Electric heating and Heating available
Bathroom & laundry
Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin and Bed linen
Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safety Card and Smoke Detector
Credit cards accepted
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
Unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Check in: 03:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
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