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Enjoy Living and Dining Like Locals in Urban Tokyo

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom In A Great Location

Our duplex is located in an upscale residential area, seven minutes' walk from Meguro station on the JR Yamanote Line, seven minutes' walk from Shirokanedai Station on the Nanboku Subway Line. It is ten steps to Minato -ku.The first floor is refurbished. It is like a de luxe hotel suite.

It is also good for expats to stay for house hunting. An ASIJ bus stop is just two minutes' walk away.

Many restaurants, shops, supermarkets are within walking distance. Our duplex is much closer to Meguro Station than Sheraton Miyako Hotel. Ebisu Garden Place, Westin Hotel, museums and parks are in the neighborhood. Platinum Street like SoHo in NYC is five minutes' walk away. Beautiful neighborhood.

Japanese empress's birthplace , now a garden called Nemu-no-ki-no-Niwa open to the public is also five minutes' walk away. And nearby is a Japanese garden tourists never know.

Catering from many famous restaurants is also available

More Details

Ryoko Itoh
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Ryoko Itoh

I went to graduate school in MA. My husband used to be a radio newsman in Minneapolis. Our two children went to the American School in Japan(ASIJ). Our daughter is working in D.C. and our son is working in San Francisco.

We have a summer house in Harbor Springs MI

Why Ryoko Itoh chose Shirokanedai

It is in a great location in the center of Tokyo. Guests can enjoy living and dining like locals in urban Tokyo.


Shirokanedai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Bathroom: bath tub/shower Separate toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 bedrooms Master bedroom: 1 double Sleeps 2 adults 2nd bedroom: 1 twin/single 1sleep futon
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Ask the English-speaking owner about tourist attractions in Tokyo and other areas.


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(30 traveler reviews)

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Enjoy Living and Dining Like Locals in Urban Tokyo
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Great location, Wonderful Hosts, Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful first time visit to Tokyo because of the great hospitality provided by our hosts Ryoko and Kelly . The duplex was just perfect for us and the location is ideal; it is very quiet given the proximity to the main roads. The main streets to the nearby restaurants, stores, museums, parks, and Meguro station (Yamanote line) are flat and there is a very short gentle slope to reach the Itoh’s duplex.

Ryoko’s hospitality is beyond compare. It is not always easy to find places in Tokyo even with the use of interactive maps on electronic devices. Ryoko provided very helpful tips and maps on how to get to places along with information on sites that we might enjoy visiting. She even accompanied us to the nearby town Kawagoe and arranged for us to have lunch at the Hatsuneya Garden restaurant - the table was situated in front of the enclosed garden and was quite lovely. She provided the use of 2 Suica cards to use during our visit; these were quite handy to use on the local trains, subways, and in some of the stores. Ryoko and Kelly even had recommendations on the Japan beers that we enjoyed!

The pictures of the duplex are spot on. The outdoor temperatures were cool during our stay but the room heating, floor warming mat by the kitchen table, and the Toto warm toilet seat made the indoors quite cozy. The availability of the clothes washer and dryer were also appreciated so we didn’t need to hunt down a laundromat.

We had a most enjoyable stay and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan and Frank Thank you for your detailed and wonderful review. It was nice of you to keep company with me to go to Kawagoe. I always would like to see the places our renters see. It was the first time for me to go there. I had a wonderful time with you. And come back again. I will be able to give a nice tips about Kyoto, too. Ryoko
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A nice place, good location, very helpful hosts

  • 4 of 5

The place is located about a 10 minutes walk from from Meguro station of the JR Yamanote line, which is very useful for access places all over the city. There are numerous places to dine within a short distance. The appartment is spacious, furniture is dated, but the real asset is the hosts, Ryoko and Kelly, who live upstairs. Ryoko is a one person tourist information center, willing to help with anything you might need, like making reservation at a restaurant. She even took us to her dentist when we had a problem.

Hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Shabtai We are so shocked to have FOUR STARs for the first time in five years! Thank you! Ryoko and Kelly
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Lovely home in a quiet neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Itoh's lovely home! It is in a quiet neighborhood and a short walk to the train station.

Ryoko was a wonderful host!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathleen Thank you for a nice review. Even though your stay was very short, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in our duplex. Ryoko
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Lots of space, great location and very helpful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (2 adults and 2 teenagers aged 16 and 18) stayed at Ryoko and Kelly's property for 8 nights.

The property was very spacious and clean - so much better than cramming into one or two hotel rooms. Ryoko could not have been more helpful. She provided lots of useful local information, made dinner (and baseball) reservations at our request and provided general advice for getting around Tokyo.

The location was excellent, a short walk to Meguro Station which connects directly to Shibuya and Shinjuku in one direction and central Tokyo in the other. There were plenty of great places very close by to eat.

We have no hesitation in recommending anyone traveling in a group of 3 or 4 to stay at Ryoko and Kelly's property.

Shane, Anthea, Tom, Matt from Melbourne, Australia

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Shane, Anthea, Tom, and Matt Thank you for a great review. I am so happy to know you and your family had a good time in Tokyo. And you mentioned our great location. It is something we enjoy every day and love to share with our renters. And you also mentioned plenty of great places very close by to eat. That's what we enjoy every weekend. I hope to see all of your family again. Ryoko
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Great location near Meguro Station and A Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much to the Itoh Family for use of their spacious and well equipped rental. The full kitchen and two bedrooms were ideal for our family of 5. The information on places to visit, restaurants to try, and their friendly help was more than we expected. The location is close to a nice grocery store, as well as many restaurants. The Meguro Station is close and the gateway to many places to visit. Their hospitality was superb!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mumbai, India

Very caring host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and my family was very happy. The host Ms Ryoko was very caring right from booking to our stay and check out. She intact, to our surprise, was waiting at the street corner to receive us. She suggested itinerary for our Tokyo stay and day trips, foods, transportation etc. The location of the duplex house was convenient and safe - Close to Meguro subway. Super market close by. So very good place to stay in Tokyo

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
800 Metres
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Shuto Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
Car: not necessary

Many restaurants, shops, supermarkets and convenience stores are within walking distance. Ebisu Garden Place, Platinum Street and Institute of Nature Study including Musashino Plants Garden are in the neighborhood.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Ceaning every seven days $60
Refundable damage deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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