About the property
- Apartment269 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights
- 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3
The apartment is furnished with one double bed, dining table, TV, washing machine, air conditioner and free high speed Wi-Fi. The fully equipped kitchen has a refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, gas stove, cooking utensils, dishes, glasses and cutlery.
The apartment is located in a quiet and safe residential area of Nakano, just a 5 minute walk from JR Nakano station.
Nakano is conveniently located, being only one stop and five minutes away from Shinjuku station, the biggest station in Japan. It is famous for its reasonably priced restaurants and shops.
Once you go through the North exit of the station, you are at the entrance of the Nakano Sun Mall, a huge arcade. At the end of the arcade is Nakano Broadway, a shopping mall popular among “otaku” (enthusiasts of anime and manga), due to its number of stores related to Japanese sub-culture.
Also in the area are numerous izakayas, bars with live music, concert halls, a DIY store and a planetarium. In nearby Araiyakushi shrine garden, on some weekends you can enjoy a flea market selling a variety of antiques and knickknacks.
JR Nakano Station
Nakano is only 1 station west of Shinjuku Station (5 min.). It provides easy access to other major sites in Tokyo, Such as Shibuya (15min.), Harajuku (12min.), Akihabara (21min.), Roppongi (20min.), etc.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- english, Japanese
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 06, 2017
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Excellent personal service from Clyde
The apartment is too small for 3 people but fine for 2. Good location.
Not Recommended for Couples - Convenient Location
This listing states that it "Sleeps 3". How is this possible? It does not have any beds. It only has that one futon you see in the photo. You pull it down into a single bed. This would be ok for a single traveler but not for couples.
We saw in the listing that it sleeps 3 and say the photo of the actual bed and the futon BUT those are not the same apartment. They are 2 different apartments.
One of us had to sleep on the floor while the other slept on the futon. Neither of us slept much at all for our stay in Tokyo because of this.
Makoto was friendly though and it was great that he met us at the station. He gave us a good intro and run-down of the apartment and neighborhood.
The other issue was that we were surprised just how much information he was needing from us. It's ok to know which train we'll be on but also required was which flight we arrived into Japan on. We were in Japan for several days in another city before Tokyo, so not sure why that was needed. Also needed to know our names, addresses, nationality (usual) and "blood types" as well as departing flight information etc. With only a phone and very spotty wifi in Japan, it was quite difficult and time consuming to get all of this to him.
He also expected us to wait at the apartment on our last day until around noon to meet with him again. I'm still not sure why this was needed. We wanted to see a couple more sights and go to the airport so did not have time for it. Because of this, I think we all ended on a sour note unfortunately.
In all of our years of travel, 60 countries and many vacation rentals throughout Japan, this is the first time we needed to provide so much information and told to wait until a certain time before we could leave on the last day.
All in all though, it was clean and convenient location. Just incredibly small. We had a good time in Tokyo and it was nice meeting him.
If you're a solo / single traveler, this is a great place for you.
We were met at the station by Makoto, who is very friendly and helpful. He quickly got us settled in and went out of his way to help when I failed to understand how to light the cooker. I cannot fault the service we received from the first enquiry email all the way to after our visit.
The apartment was lovely - well presented, very clean and great access for local shopping and the train. The area is quiet immediately around the apartment making for peaceful evenings and sleeps!
The hustle and bustle is, however, just a short walk away and Nakano Broadway has plenty to offer. Thoroughly enjoyed visiting here late afternoon on our way back. Of course, the supermarket is also very conveniently located and regular trips kept us topped up on supplies. With such a brief stroll back to home it quickly became part of our routine.
For the money paid it is very good value and I would be hard pushed to contemplate staying anywhere else as the service is reliable and friendly, making our stay stress free.
If anyone is considering a stay in Japan I will be surely recommending them this service. Impeccably good value and superb service all round, I sincerely look forward to staying again.
Un merveilleux sejour
Nous venons de séjourner 21 jours au Japon dont sept jours à TOKYO dans cet appartement.
Je recommande très vivement LIVEINASIA pour les raisons suivantes :-
- l’appartement, très confortable est très bien équipé
- il est situé très prés de la gare de NAKANO et de tous commerces tout en étant dans un quartier très calme
- la gare de NAKANO est pratique pour voyager dans TOKYO, avec la CHUO line et la proximité de YAMANOTE. Ainsi avec le JAPAN RAIL PASS, nous avons pu visiter Tokyo sans acheter un seul ticket de métro
- Enfin, notre correspondant Makoto KUNO nous a beaucoup aidé aussi bien dans la phase de préparation du voyage (il a répondu très rapidement et patiemment à mes nombreux messages !!) que sur place en venant nous chercher à la gare de Nakano pour nous emmener à l’appartement et en nous donnant beaucoup de conseils
- Le site internet est très bien agencé avec toutes les informations utiles pour un premier séjour au Japon
Nous reviendrons avec plaisir, par Liveinasia, dans cette location.
Great Place for a Good Rest
This is our first time in Tokyo. We are glad to have chosen Nakano, which is located one stop away from Shinjuku, away from the hustle and bustle. Nakano has a street of amazing eateries and a mall selling local produce. Makoto has been great. He gave us a thorough debrief of Tokyo and Nakano, recommended eateries, and places that my kid can go to in the neighbourhood for Anime and ice-cream.
We came here with the expectation of living a life of the Japanese. Hence the recycling bit, though challenging, was viewed as fun to us. The room was clean and everything worked well. Makoto was very accommodating when we told him that we would like to check out very early in the morning on the eve of our departure.
I highly recommend this place for a good night's sleep in Tokyo.
Comfortable apt with easy access to Tokyo sights
The apartment served us well and we loved the Nakano area which offered a wide choice of affordable and intriguing restaurants. Makoto was superb -- helping out with minor problems, explaining the area thoroughly and then finally helping us navigate our way to the airport. Many thanks, Makoto!
Nakano is a safe and quiet residential area, famous for great grocery shopping, cafe, bars and gourmet restaurants. It is quite convenient place to live. Nakano Broadway shopping mall is only five minutes walk from the apartment. It is world famous as a center of Japanese pop culture such as animation . You can also enjoy Nakano shopping arcade with very reasonable price and experience feeling of Tokyo's old downtown. In nearby Arai-yakushi shrine garden, in some weekends you can enjoy the major flea market with antiques and simply old items. Experience living in Tokyo. The apartment is best for your vacation or business trip! Basic neighborhood information: JR Nakano station: 5 min by walk JR Shinjuku station: 4 min by train (Chuo line) JR Tokyo station: 18 min by train (Chuo line) Supermarket: 3 min by walk Post office: 10 min by walk 24h convenient store: 4 min by walk Ramen restaurants: over 50 places Planetarium: 10 min by walk Sports gym: 5 min by walk Lots of festiv Other Activities: bowling, shopping