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Honmachi Cottage

  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom

Imagine your own cozy house tucked away in a quiet street in the heart of the city. Close to all the excitement of Shinjuku and Shibuya and yet quiet and peaceful. Easy walk to multiple transport options, restaurants, supermarket and Central park. Relax in this quiet and comfortable oasis so close to everything Tokyo has to offer. 

** Highlights **

Newly renovated Sunny and clean, comfortable, private, petite 2 storey house in a quiet residential area very close to Shinjuku. Comfortably fits 4 persons.

This is a unique 1 bedroom cottage on two floors with a fully equipped kitchen, large combined living and dining area and accommodates up to four guests with options for one more. Or share between two 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. 

Houses in Tokyo are usually only enjoyed by the wealthy and are extremely rare this close to Shinjuku and Shibuya and Omote Sando. However this house shows you how tiny living can be comfortable.

** Bedding **

1 x Full sized double bed comfortably fits two adults

1 x double sofa bed comfortably fits two adults

1 x single futon for one adult or a child.

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, washlet toilet and everything you need for a relaxing stay. 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.

The kitchen is equipped with a gas burner, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, rice cooker, fridge, kettle, pans, cooking utensils, plus crockery and cutlery for 4 people. 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. Please note there is only one bathroom and one toilet and there are stairs inside the house.

High-speed internet is inside the house for business travelers (or heavy gaming teens) and a portable WiFi unit is also available for you to carry around town. We have 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 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.

** Neighbourhood **

We love living in this area 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. Everything you need is within 5 minutes walking distance from the House.

It would be hard to get a better location for sightseeing. Enjoy a 10 minute stroll through lively Chuo Park and then to the Tokyo Metropolitan Observation towers.

Less than 3 minutes walk from the house, there are many types type of restaurants: Japanese, Chinese, Sushi Restaurant, Noodle Restaurant Asian noodle, Matsuya Japanese 24 hours and a great coffee shop Counterpart Coffee at the big main crossing. Near the station there is the Famous Crab Restaurant, Japanese, Chinese,Thai restaurant, great Salad bar Restaurant also take out, Matsuya Japanese 24 hours,

Also, there is a supermarket open until 11pm, a pharmacy, post office, and a 24 hour convenience store with ATM.

** Transport **

The closest subway is Nishi-Shinjuku gochome on the Oedo line. This is 6 minutes walk away. 

From this stations you can easily access all other parts of Tokyo.

Shinjuku: 2 minutes

Shibuya: 12 minutes

Roppongi: 7 minutes

Ginza: 17 minutes

Akihabara: 17 minutes

Ueno: 24 minutes

Tsukiji: 26 minutes

Asakusa: 26 minutes

Also, you have bus stops near the house,that will take you to Shinjuku in 7 minutes, The bus from the house and train to Shinjuku will cost ¥170.

Also, you can walk to Shinkuku in about 15 minutes if you are feeling fit.

From Narita airport it is so  easy to get here. Take the Narita express train to Shinjuku station then  change to the bus or the Oedo subway line or jump in a taxi. 

Alternatively,  take the Airport Limousine Bus to Shinjuku station or the Hilton Hotel -  then there is a bus 32 or 33 to Honmachi 4-chome bus stop. The house is  only 2 minutes walk from here.

** 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 for a smaller apartments very 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.

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Pets welcome

Wireless Broadband Internet


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Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Smoking not allowed , Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Bathroom and laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Bidet, Hair dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Washbasin , Washing machine

Heating and cooling

Air conditioning , Electric heating


DVD-Player , TV (Cable)

Internet and office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Kitchen and dining

Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchen stove, Kitchenette, Microwave, Refrigerator, Rice steamer, Spices, Toaster , Vacuum cleaner

Home safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safety Card , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets allowed only after arrangement

  • Smoking not allowed

  • Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Check in: 03:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM



Policy and notes


November 2023


About host

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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