Living roomPrivate apartment with 2 bedrooms (one tatami room), kitchen, balcony, living and kitchen
Family central cozy apartment - 1
Family central cozy apartment - 1

5 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

5 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

Spacious two-room apartment able to fit up to 5 people - located in Otsuka, a peaceful area in North Central Tokyo, connected by JR Yamanote Line!

We are able to speak 6 languages:
English, French, Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian and Japanese.


Extra people: £14 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £36
Security Deposit: £216
Weekly Discount: 17%


The space

(Otsuka14-1) Private apartment

Cozy and clean apartment on the 4th floor of an eight story building, located in a quiet area very close to Otsuka Station (JR Yamanote line). It is very convenient to go anywhere in Tokyo: Shibuya, Shinjuku, Yoyogi, Ebisu, etc.
The apartment is really spacious and comes with a balcony. It has been recently renovated, so everything is new! It can fit up to 5 people. There is a bedroom with two single beds and a tatami room (traditional Japanese room perfect for a full Japanese experience) where we can fit up to three Japanese mattresses (futon).
The living room is bright. There is even a table football! This apartment is ideal for accommodating a group of friends or families.

Apartment size: 53.11 m²
Balcony size: 7.33 m²

【Apartment features】
-Two bedrooms (Western and Japanese style ;2 single bed(200×100)s)
-Toilet (separated)
-Security lock

- Internet
- Portable Wi-Fi
- 2 single size beds 90x200
- Video intercom
- Up to 3 futon sets
- Table/table football
- Closets and storage space
- Mirror
- Iron and Iron table
- Coat rack
- 2 floor lamps
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Air conditioner
- Vacuum cleaner
- Washing machine
- Refrigerator
- Microwave oven
- Toaster
- Water boiler
- Hair dryer
- World Plug
- Tea
- Shampoo, soap, slippers, towels, toothbrush

Guest access

【Meet locals and other tourists】
There is a bar called SPEAKEASY just 2 minutes walk from our office, one of the most famous international bars in Tokyo. We offer one free SPEAKEASY drink ticket to each of our guests. Your time in SPEAKEASY will be warm, meaningful and memorable, mingling with cool locals.
In this bar, you can meet foreigners who live in Tokyo, as well as Japanese who speak several languages. You might be able to talk with locals who speak your language! :-)
Open from 18:00 to 24:00,
Drinks from 500yen

Everyone is super friendly here. You will encounter people from all over the world: Japanese, American, French... Some of our guests stay for a long time, others for a week or a month. We try our best to welcome everyone in their new home.

【How to get to us】
From Narita Airport.
The most comfortable way to travel from Narita Airport to our office is the Keisei skyliner. Take the Keisei skyliner from Narita Airport to Nippori station (about 40 mins, 2400 yen) and transfer onto JR Yamanote line to Otsuka station.
Alternatively, you can take the Limited Express train from Narita Airport to Nippori station (about 70 mins, 1000 yen) and then transfer onto JR Yamanote line to Otsuka station.

From Haneda Airport.
The most comfortable way to travel from Haneda Airport to our office is the Tokyo Monorail. Take the Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho station (about 20 mins, 490 yen) and transfer onto JR Yamanote line to Otsuka station.
Alternatively, you can take the Keikyu Airport line from Haneda to Shinagawa station (about 14 mins, 410 yen) and then transfer onto JR Yamanote line to Otsuka station.

Interaction with guests

Let us know if there's anything else you need! Feel free to ask any questions. We're here to help you out as much as possible. Additionally, we could offer you suggestions on where to visit or what to eat in Tokyo!

The neighbourhood

There are a variety of restaurants, shops, 24h supermarkets, banks, 100 yens shops, and pharmacies close to your apartment that you can easily visit. Also, the apartment building is located in a very peaceful and quiet residential area.

Getting around

Otsuka is at a great location to get anywhere in Tokyo, as well as the rest of Japan.

Getting to main stations from Otsuka Station (JR Yamanote Line):
Ikebukuro (3 min.)
Shinjuku (13 min.)
Shibuya (19 min.)
Ueno (13 min.)
Nippori (10 min.)

From ShinOtuka station (Marunouchi Line):
Ikebukuro (3 min.)
Tokyo (13 min.)
Ginza (16 min.)

Only one stop from Otsuka is one of the biggest stations in Tokyo - Ikebukuro. Ikebukuro is the 2nd largest station (after Shinjuku) where a total of 14 train lines and subway lines run daily (JR East - 6 lines, Tobu - 1 line, Seibu - 1 line, Tokyo Metro - 5 lines and Narita Express). It's convenient to get anywhere in central Tokyo.

There is a great variety of shopping and entertainment complexes, stores, restaurants and cinemas in Ikebukuro. Also, Ikebukuro is the center of major retail trade for electronics. You can visit the largest electronics stores like BigCamera and YamadaDenki.

Other things to note

Please visit our office first for your Check In registration - not directly to the accommodation. After Check In, we will guide you to your room and answer any questions you might have about your life in Tokyo.

Check In time: from 4PM.
If you arrive early, you can leave the luggage at our office for free :)
(Office open hours are 10:00 – 18:00)
Or you can use the coin lockers at Otsuka station (open 24 hrs, costs 300 – 700 yen depending on the size of your luggage).

Check Out time: 10AM.
For Check Out, please hand over the keys in our office, or slip them in our office mailbox.

【Extra guests】
In this apartment, we're able to accommodate more than one guest. For every additional person, we charge 2.000 yen /night and 20.000 yen /month.

House Rules
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 10AM

- Smoking: NO smoking within the properties (room or balcony).
- Pets: Pets are NOT allowed.
- Quite hours: Try to keep the noise down after 10pm. Keep in mind that the house is located in a residential area.
- Accidents: We are not responsible for accidents or the loss of personal belongings inside the apartment.
- Hygiene: To avoid insects, remember to shut the windows often or use the window screens. Take out your trash regularly.
- Pocket Wifi: The guest is responsible for the Pocket Wifi provided. If it gets lost, we will have to keep the deposit as a fine.
- Damage: Please be kind to our utilities inside the apartment.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

2 nights minimum stay

17 Reviews

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Michelle User Profile
March 2017
Otsuka is a quieter JR station area which is nice. The place is an easy walk from the station. It was nice to have the 2 bedrooms for our family of four. It was a bit challenging to find a non smoking restaurant that was family friendly in the area. The place is as described and shown in pictures. There is an elevator to the 4th floor which is handy for luggage. I would recommend this place for the value.

Sergey User Profile
January 2017
We stayed in this apartment for over three months with an infant. Transportation-wise the location is perfect - any point of interest in Tokyo is within half an hour by public transportation. There are many restaurants, shops and pretty much anything you might need within minutes from the place. The apartment itself is not a luxurious space, but comfortable and clean, maybe a tiny bit outdated yet still served us as a home just perfectly. There are many little touches around the place that indicate the real care. Although the staff has offered us additional heaters in case it gets cold, we never ended up needing them. The tatami room is actually the warmest and our baby just loved crawling there. And now the absolute best feature of the apartment - the hosting company. Extremely easy to communicate, helpful, attentive, looking fot the ways for you to feel home - we got very lucky and cannot thank Tokyo Stay enough.

Virginia User Profile
May 2016
Our host was very helpful at check in and provided lots of information. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants in easy walking distance. The apartment is just a few minutes from the Yamanote line which means transport links to the rest of Tokyo are excellent. The apartment was clean and quite spacious for Tokyo and had enough equipment for a comfortable stay. The tatami and futon room gives a really authentic feel although no sheets were provided for the futons so we we could not try the Japanese way of sleeping. However the bathroom was disappointing as the bath was stained and the sink chipped and filled. Kichenette was a bit worn too.
Affordable Stay User Profile
Response from Affordable Stay:
Thank you very much for your feedback. We will do our best to improve. Hope to see you again in the future.
May 2016

Edena May User Profile
April 2016
The hosts were very nice & understanding. They let us have the apartment 2 hours before check in time. The apartment is located close to Otsuka station, which made it easy for us to go around Tokyo. There were plenty of restaurants in the area. Getting an apartment that would accommodate 6 people through AirBnB made our trip to Japan affordable. I can see staying on this apartment whenever I get a chance to visit Tokyo again.
Affordable Stay User Profile
Response from Affordable Stay:
Thank you very much for sharing your experience. You are always welcome here again!!
April 2016

Nicholas User Profile
January 2016
The host is a lifesaver!!! We were stranded when we refuse to stay with a different host due to the lack of hygiene and the dishonest listing of the host. We received a confirmation immediately and was able to stay the next day!! The host provided us with a great service, leading us to the accommodation from the office. and providing us with a lot of info on how to get around. The apartment is clean and spacious. The apartment is very close to the train station as well. I will come back to stay next time if the location suite my travel plans next time.
Affordable Stay User Profile
Response from Affordable Stay:
Thank you for your kind comment! We were happy to have such wonderful guests, too! Hope to see you again in Tokyo.
January 2016

Ravin User Profile
November 2015
Getting/returning keys were very easy. Office is just a few minutes walk from stations. So was the room. Location was ok. It's a bit far from city and attraction, but being on Yamanote Line (main JR line in Tokyo) was a plus. Couple local restaurants and Isagaya around the place. No english menu, though. Room size was perfect for 3-4 people. It was well equipped and clean. Look just like in the photos. Heaters/air cons were working well in both bedrooms, but no heater/air con in the living room. Bathroom was a bit old but it did the job. Washing machine worked well, but no dryer. When we arrived, the taps was leaking. But our host get it fixed in 15 mins. In all, I did enjoy staying there and will recommend this place to my friends.

Renard User Profile
July 2015
Just got back from a trip to Japan and have to say that I am impressed with the service level and the apartment. It is a small apartment, but really cozy and clean. The photos provided in their page are very accurate so we did not feel disappointed. The best thing about the apartment is the Foosball table... our family had a blast playing it! Thanks for this innovation guys! The Affordable Stay team also very responsive to our needs and they really prepared everything so our stay would be as pleasant as possible. They provided clear direction to their office, they greeted us and took us to the apartment while also pointing out nearby places to go. Overall we really had a great time, thanks guys for the great stay in Tokyo.

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We are 7 people from different nationalities that started AirBnB (Germany, France, Ukraine, Spain and Japan) , providing affordable accommodations, appropriate service and a warm welcome to tourists coming to Tokyo.
The location is our strongest appealing point. You can easily go anywhere since all the accommodations are within a 5 minute walk from the stations. For most of the places, the nearest station is JR Otsuka station, which serves the circular line JR Yamanote, the main and most used line in Tokyo. You can easily and quickly go to places such as:

Ikebukuro (2min)
Nippori (10min)
Shinjuku (11 min)
Ueno (13min)
Harajuku (15min)
Shibuya (17min)
Akihabara (18min)
Tokyo (22min)

The rooms are comfortable and fully equipped with all the utensils you need (microwave, oven, dishes, cutlery, fridge, toaster, water boiler, hair dryer, etc.).

The daily rent for guesthouse rooms (You have your own room, share kitchen and shower room with other tourists or locals) are three thousand nine hundred yen to four thousand eight hundred yen.
Private apartments are ranging from 6.000yen to 10.000yen.

We also have monthly prices, they are ranging from fifty five thousand yen to a hundred fifty seven thousand yen/month.
All our prices include utility fees (water, electricity, gas, etc.) and free WiFi.

Otsuka is an old Geisha district (If you are lucky, you can see them!) with a rich food culture in the neighborhood such as Sushi, Ramen, Soba, Sashimi, Yakisoba, Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki and much more. Also, you can buy food from all over the world (Italian, Chinese, Thai, Halal food etc). There are several supermarkets that are open till midnight, and many 24/7 restaurants, bars and Izakaya. You will never feel hungry in this town.

Check In is from 4 pm and until midnight. The Check Out time is always at 10 am. Please come to our office first, which is located only 30 seconds from JR Otsuka station’s North Exit. We will guide you to the property and explain about our recommendations on our way, then how all the appliances and remotes work in the flat.

If people arrive in Otsuka after 6pm, please go to the bar SPEAKEASY(we will make the arrangement with you via mail), you can get a map to your accommodation and the keys there.

Finally, if you want to get along with locals and other international people traveling or currently living in Tokyo, we invite you to visit our international bar SPEAK EASY, which is located just in front of JR Otsuka station’s North Exit too (taking only 10 seconds from the office!). It’s the best place to meet up with English-speaking japanese people and internationals. It’s a small bar but very cozy and welcoming, ideal to have a few drinks, socialize with cool locals, and make new friends! All our tenants get a free drink ticket when they Check In. Of course, people from our team are often going there as well!
Let me sum up our character again:

All apartments are taking less than 5 minutes to walk from the stations on the Yamanote Line and other major subways.

You can check in even if your airplane would be delayed to late at night (every day until midnight).

You can get a free drink ticket for Speak Easy, one of the most famous international bars in Japan that we are managing. Many international people and English speaking Japanese locals come every night.

Japan is infamous for lacking WiFi networks, so you can rent a Pocket WiFi from our office. The daily price is 600 yen or 4000 yen per week. A refundable deposit of 10.000 yen is required. You can use the device not only in Tokyo but anywhere in Japan.
For the private apartments, Pocket WiFi fees are included in your rent price (except for 1K Private Apartment for Two #1).

Please come and join our community and let us make your stay in Tokyo as memorable as possible.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

AffordableStay Team

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