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Tokyo is an exciting city to visit and most travelers’ starting point when they take a vacation in Japan. As an alternative to staying in a standard hotel, there are many Airbnb properties in the city where you can have a little extra space and all the comforts of home.
Here are some of the best Airbnbs in Tokyo to help you plan your city trip.
With two bedrooms, six beds, and one bath, this Airbnb rental accommodates up to six people in Tokyo. The space is a five-minute walk from Hatagaya Station and has a stylish kitchen. Discounts are available for longer stays. This rental is in a vintage building in the Hatagaya Rokugozaka Dori shopping district, and there is an Italian restaurant on the first floor of the building. Features for guests to use include free Wi-fi, TV, cooking supplies in the kitchen, a dining table with chairs, and air conditioning. Access to the space is via stairs, so you’ll need to walk up to the third floor because there is no elevator available. Pets are not allowed in this Airbnb rental.
For a very affordable place to stay in Tokyo, consider this popular and highly rated Airbnb room for rent. It is a private room in a residential home that works well for two people. The room has Nordic-style furnishings, air conditioning, a TV, kettle with tea bags, instant coffee, and bathroom toiletries. The bedroom has a double bed, while the toilet is on the second floor and bathroom with shower and tub is on the first floor. Upon request, laundry service is available every three days, and the host washes clothes so you can hang them to dry yourself. This space is not suitable for children and does not allow pets.
Here’s a unique Airbnb rental in Tokyo that sleeps up to nine guests and has two bedrooms, five beds, and one bath. The treehouse-style home comes with a kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals. It also has a washing machine, bathroom toiletries, Wi-Fi, TV, and other amenities. One bedroom has two small double beds, and the other bedroom has three single beds and a floor mattress. Guests can use all of the space on the two floors, which is about 70 square meters, as well as the rooftop space. There is also a free residential garage with one parking space on the premises if you have a car with you. This home does not allow pets.
This highly rated rental unit sleeps four people in Tokyo and is a two- to five-minute walk from Shimo-kitzazawa. From here, it’s also three minutes by train to Shibuya. The space comes with a double bed and two single mattresses for sleeping. It’s in the heart of the city but also quiet and peaceful at night so you can get some rest. Guests have a clean bathroom with toiletries, kitchen, balcony, and storage space. Other features include Wi-Fi, washing machine, TV, air conditioning, humidifier, iron, and hairdryer. This is a great choice for traveling families because there are strollers you can use onsite. There is a budget-friendly room in the same building that is available through this Airbnb host. This rental space is on the second floor of the building and requires climbing stairs since there is no elevator. It does not allow pets.
If you have a larger budget for accommodations in Tokyo, you can stay in this rental space in a 70-year-old house. The upstairs is a private residential space, while the downstairs is a gallery and café. The unit has one bedroom and one bathroom. There is a queen-size bed and sofa bed in the bedroom and then two floor mattresses in the living room. This is one of the last wooden houses that remain in modern Akasaka and has been home to the host’s family for three generation. Up to five people can sleep here comfortably and also use the full kitchen, brand-new shower, toilet, and washing machine. Stop by the first-floor café to have a drink, and then head out into the lively entertainment district to go exploring. Guests should know that the street noise can be a bit loud between 10pm and 1am on weekends.
Airbnb guests rate this family house very highly for family trips in Tokyo. Kids under age six stay free, and there is also free parking for a minivan. The rental is a two-story house that was built in 2013 and works well for up to six guests. There’s a nice rooftop area where you can hang out on the deck. From the rental unit, it’s a one-minute walk to a convenience store and six-minute walk to Daitabashi Station. The home has a fully equipped kitchen and gives guests access to the entire house.
This Tokyo Airbnb includes the second, third, and fourth floors of the building for guests. The second floor has the kitchen, dining area, toilet, and bathroom. The third floor has a bedroom with six single beds and a toilet. The fourth floor has a semi-double sofa bed, washing machine, and terrace. It has steep stairs, so it’s not recommended for elderly adults or small children. The home has a modern interior design and is great for a small family. It’s a quiet place to stay with artisans and craftsmen living nearby who go to bed early and wake up early.
With one bedroom and one bathroom, here’s a Tokyo rental unit that you can reach via free shuttle bus from the quarantine station at Haneda Airport every hour. It’s a newly built apartment that can accommodate up to four people. From here, you can walk to a large park and artificial beach. The home is great for long-term stays because it has a full kitchen, appliances, and furniture. It comes with bathroom toiletries and easy access to the Haneda Airport via five-minute train ride and Heiwajima Station via five-minute walk. The home does not allow pets.
This private house Airbnb rental has two bedrooms, each with two double beds, as well as a living room with a sofa bed. It also has a bathroom, kitchen, washer, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. This is one of the few Airbnbs in the city that does allow pets. It’s a quiet place to stay where guests are asked to observe quiet time after 10pm.
Up to four people (three being adults) can stay at this guest house that was built in 2016 and provides access to the airports, Shinkansen, and sightseeing spots. It is by two shopping streets where you can walk around to enjoy over 400 shops and restaurants. The size of the rental space is about 40 square meters. You can also sit outside to dine on a nice day in the garden with a table and chairs. The hosts live onsite in case you need anything. Long-term stays work well here because there is a fully equipped kitchen with cooking utensils. It’s a family-friendly rental spot that offers toys, books, and a baby gate for little ones.