All artwork is done by local artistsPart of our profits goes to participating artists
Art Gallery Stay:Spacious & Central
Art Gallery Stay:Spacious & Central
4 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

[5min to Shinjuku, 10min to Shibuya, Spacious!]
Immerse yourself in Tokyo's art scene.
The Bed & Art Project partners with artists to create the unique experience of staying in a gallery style room.
Profits goes to support local artists.

The space

The Tokyo Bed & Art Project (BnA) was born out of the simple desire to make creative works from Tokyo’s vibrant art communities more accessible to a global audience. We've created a private gallery just for you! (Gallery is not open to the public, you'll have the room to yourselves the entire time)
Check out our latest project in Kyoto too, travel around Japan surrounded by the amazing works of local Japanese artists!:
https://www.airbnb.jp/rooms/7302565

When sending us a request, please write a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in our project!

All art and goods in the room can be purchased with proceeds going directly to the artists and our art fund.

[Problem statement]
1. Japan is home to extremely creative and talented art communities, yet they remain scattered and hidden away, making their art virtually inaccessible to visitors.

2. Purchasing art and owning art has never been a big part of Japanese culture. Making a living as an artist in Japan is extremely difficult and very rare.

[What is BnA Ikebukuro?]
Tokyo is one of the most creative cities in the world. We developed the concept of “a gallery you can stay in” to create a place for visitors to live and breath Tokyo's vibrant art culture. BnA Ikebukuro is the first space created through the Tokyo BnA Project.

BnA Ikebukuro is located in the residential neighbourhood of Mejiro, also home to the beautiful Mejiro Japanese Garden as well as Jiyu-Gakuen, a school designed by Frank Lloyd Wright now open for tours. BnA Ikebukuro is 5 minutes away from the bustling urban center of Ikebukuro.

The organizers of this project have also developed the BnA Art Fund, where the profits from the space and commissions on the works help fund an international art exchange program to introduce Tokyo-based artists to the world.

[Team]
Development and Operations:
Yu Tazawa, Yuto Maeda
This duo builds and operates unique hospitality projects around Japan.

Design & Curation:
Keigo Fukugaki
Architect & Designer working on various innovative projects around the world. Founder of Makeshift.

[Current Exhibition]
Permanent Wall Murals:
Jon Jon Green
Hideyuki Katsumata

Temporary exhibits:
Ayako Hishinuma
Nigamushi Tsuyoshi

Guest access

The room:
It's a 35sqm room with half of the space dedicated to a gallery, and the other half as a living space. The interior and most of the furniture has been designed and hand-crafted by the project organizers.

Facilities:
- 2 full-size beds (one is a hidden roll-out below the main bed)
- Simple, well-equipped kitchen
- Washing machine (detergents provided)
- Toilet with heated seating and integrated bidet
- Shower (shampoo, conditioner, body soap provided)
- WiMAX portable internet router (unlimited data)
- Microwave, fridge, kettle, hair dryer

Interaction with guests

We all have full-time jobs and are fairly busy, but we'd love to meet you and hang out if we have time!

Keigo Fukugaki
Architect/Designer (Makeshift), Entrepreneur (CEO HoneyWedding)

Yu Tazawa (Taz)
Head of Lumosity Japan, Entrepreneur (TokyoBnA, Jakarta salon, RocketPunch)

Yuto Maeda
Consultant, Entrepreneur (TokyoBnA, Jakarta salon, RocketPunch)

Other things to note

- Depending on the exhibition, we may not be able to host young children.
- All art and goods are for sale (80% goes to the artist, 20% to the art fund to help promote Japanese art to the world)


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Kitchen

Prices
Extra people £14 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £31
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
2 double beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Please smoke outside


Cancellations

Availability
1 night minimum stay

143 Reviews

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Jon & Sandra User Profile
August 2017
This is a great little art studio, perfect for a couple of a family with a teenager. It is in a very nice quiet location very close to the bustle of Ikebukuo. There is a lovely Japanese garden in close proximity to the studio.

Hannah User Profile
December 2016
Sad to say we felt let down by this listing after staying at many other wonderful places in Japan. There was a lingering cigarette odor in the apartment which we reported, and we felt the amenities were smaller and less well-kept than the description and professional photos portrayed. If it's novelty factor you are in for, and some nice murals, and you don't mind something more basic in terms of living conditions (a bed and a sink), then this place is great. But if you want something special as an art space combined with modern home comforts, I'm afraid we felt this airbnb was not all it set to be and is not good value for the price tag.

Zoë User Profile
November 2016
Adored staying in the gallery - was such a great space to come back to after a day of exploring Tokyo. Loved the art - and the comfy bed and good shower! Would highly recommend.

Rebeca User Profile
May 2016
Very nice art studio apartment, spacious - as described - and the neighbourhood was really lovely too. We had our best meal at an izakaya virtually round the corner!

Baker User Profile
October 2017
nice room and good location.

Alexander User Profile
October 2017
Nice apartment with great design elements. It was clean and comfortable. The bathroom is a bit small but useable.

Aryudho Mahardi User Profile
September 2017
Had a pleasant stay at this place. Uniquely designed and it is really spacious.

Tokyo, JapanJoined in January 2015
Bed & Art User Profile

The Bed & Art Project was born out of the simple desire to make creative works from Tokyo’s vibrant art communities more accessible to a global audience.

Guests are invited to stay in a modern, evolving gallery, created in collaboration with up and coming Tokyo artists.

All art and goods in the room can be purchased with proceeds going directly to the artists and our BnA Art Fund.

[Problem statement]
1. Japan is home to extremely creative and talented art communities, yet they remain scattered and hidden away, making their art virtually inaccessible to visitors.

2. Purchasing art and owning art has never been a big part of Japanese culture. Making a living as an artist in Japan is extremely difficult and very rare.

[How do we solve this?]
Tokyo BnA Project aims to become a platform where visitors and the local creative community can interact deeply through hospitality.

Profits from the project is shared to contributing artists as well as a dedicated BnA Art Fund that is set up to host events promoting Japanese art to the world.

[Team]
Development and Operations:
Yu Tazawa, Yuto Maeda
This duo builds and operates unique hospitality projects around Japan.

Design & Curation:
Keigo Fukugaki
Architect & Designer working on various innovative projects around the world. Founder of Makeshift.

[Current Exhibition]
Permanent Wall Murals:
Jon Jon Green
Hideyuki Katsumata

[Temporary exhibits]
Ayako Hishinuma
Nigamushi Tsuyoshi

Languages: English, Español, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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