Our houseThe guest room with a bunk bed for one or two guests.
Perfect for locals only experience
Hosted by Bobby
Bobby is the host.Bobby is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
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We live in a remodeled house located in a quiet neighborhood only a 10 minute train ride to Shinjuku, one of the major Tokyo hubs. We have a baby, but he doesn't make that much noise. You will be sleeping downstairs and we sleep upstairs.

The space

For one or two travelers, we are offering a small, private room with a bunk bed. There is an option of a double bed, but that room is also the entrance to the bathroom, so it doesn't have complete privacy -- however we only need to use it during the day when guests are usually out.

You will be sharing the house with us and a small baby. The guest room is downstairs, my family sleeps upstairs.

The house has been completely renovated with a modern kitchen, a clean shower and bathtub, and two toilets. We also have a washer/dryer for you to use. The house has a lot of heaters to keep you warm in the winter.

It is a two story building with the bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor and the kitchen and spacious living room upstairs. There is a toilet on each floor.

Inside is strictly non-smoking. But smoking is ok on the balcony.

Guest access

Now that we have a baby, we primarily live upstairs. The guest room is downstairs and you will have your own toilet. But the bathroom is shared. The bathroom entrance is through the master bedroom.

The steps to the second floor are steep, so if you have leg problems, our place might not be the best choice for you.

Interaction with guests

We enjoy meeting new people and will do our best to make you feel welcome in our home as well as explain Japan to you. We often go to festivals, flea markets and other events, so please join us! If you like jogging, bring your shoes and lets go for an early morning Tokyo run or try running with the Hash House Harriers! If you want to experience Tokyo nightlife, we know a few hidden bars to take you to.

Other things to note

We have wifi inside the house, but currently do not offer the portable wifi device. For free wifi from NTT for tourists: download and register with the "Japan Connected" app. (Do this BEFORE you get to Japan.)
There is also free wifi at metro stations and most convenience stores.


Amenities
Dryer
Internet
Washer
TV

Prices
Extra people £10 / night after the first guest
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House Rules
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 3PM

Please keep the noise down at night because we live in a quiet area and don't want to disturb the neighbors.

Guests have anytime access to the downstairs toilet and bathroom.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Rebecca User Profile
April 2017
Bobby's place gave us a real insight into local residential life in Tokyo. It's well located (a short walk to the local train station) and very easy to get to the major sites in west Tokyo by public transport. Bobby was super friendly and showed us around the neighbourhood - it was great to have a local guide us around when we were still pretty jet-lagged! All in all a fantastic stay.

Gurpreet User Profile
February 2017
Good comfortable stay.close to centre and very close to station.bobby and his wife were very friendly and gave alot of advice on where to go and what trains to get.overall good stay

Val User Profile
October 2016
I had a lovely stay in Tokyo, especially due to the amazing hospitality I received from Bobby and Mayuko. They gave me lots of good tips for Tokyo! Really great - I definitely would recommend this place.

M User Profile
February 2016
Pretty fabulous hosts! Very very helpful and a lovely room to boot. Great company and a mine of information :) Loved it!!

Francis User Profile
November 2015
Absolutely fantastic place to stay in Tokyo. The accommodation was as described and extremely comfortable. the unique selling point was the friendliness, hospitality and warmth shown by bobby and Mayuko. Both were incredibly friendly and took a lot of time to map out routes and sights to see. I visited places I wouldn't have thought about myself or from guidebooks. In particular ended up at a couple of great bars that I would have never found myself (the monk bar and a salary man bar for your reference) as well a a great old Tokyo house. Restaurant recommendations were tremendous. I was looking for a 'locals experience' in Tokyo and Bobby/Mayuko exceeded all expectations.

Lingling User Profile
August 2015
What an excellent host! Highly recommend, really helpful and definitely did give some excellent tips on what to do in Tokyo. Made our first airbnb experience very special and memorable.

Megan User Profile
March 2015
Really grateful to Bobby and Mayuko for all their help while we were in Japan. We stayed for one night just after we'd arrived in Tokyo and it really helped getting their advice and tips. The house is lovely and we very much enjoyed the Japanese breakfast! An ideal spot for orienting yourself when you arrive, with good transport links to Shinjuku. We also really appreciated Bobby and Mayuko's invitations to meet up with them and their friends later in our trip - really enjoyed this, which was a great way to meet other people travelling and Tokyo locals. Thanks!

Tokyo, JapanJoined in May 2012
Bobby User ProfileBobby is a superhost.

We are a fun married couple that love to show people cool Tokyo.

The reason why we host is to meet people. We like guests who want to dive deeper into Japan, who can enjoy a beer with strangers and is respectful of others. It's a bonus if you like to go for a jog!

I am from Los Angeles and this is my third stint living in Japan. I have been living in Tokyo since 2009. Mayuko is originally from Osaka and has lived in Toronto before coming to Tokyo. She speaks Japanese, English and basic Spanish. She is also an excellent cook and loves wine.

We enjoy the Tokyo nightlife, going to festivals and museums, hashing (fun runs with Hash House Harriers running & drinking club) and meeting new people.

Living in Tokyo we have made friends from all over the world. We enjoy showing them the real Tokyo and giving helpful tips on what to see and do.

What we enjoy about Airbnb is meeting local people. So rather than depend on a tourist guidebook, we want to know what the locals think about where to eat and drink, or where to walk around and explore. When we travel we look for the everyday experience and local festivals. I like history, she likes art, we both love to try new food!

Places I want to go in the future are Germany for Oktoberfest, Switzerland, Southern Spain, Hong Kong and New Orleans.

Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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