Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Tokyo, JP that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and air conditioning. Prices start at $41 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Tokyo. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Time travel into Tokyo

Entering the buzzing, seething, sprawling megacity of Tokyo can feel like time traveling. Overhead are neon-shimmering skyscrapers, steel-clad and cloud-piercing. At ground level, streams of people and bright lights converge on Shibuya Crossing – one of the busiest intersections in the world. But delve deeper or pick yourself Tokyo vacation rentals in more ancient corners of the town, and you'll find another, more mysterious place. You can wander the pine-shaded citadel at the Imperial Palace, spark incense in mystical Shinto shrines and taste ramen from nocturnal street stalls. It's seriously fun.

Things to do

Balancing the itinerary in Tokyo

It's easy to divide your days in Japan's capital between culture and good old fun. You could stick a trip to the Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace or the Mori Art Museum in the morning plans. They promise to be a medley of enthralling Shinto temples, elegant shogun court rooms and avant-garde sculptures. Then come the twirling roller coasters and leafy parks of Bunkyo, Dome City, or the fairy-tale castle turrets and shopping malls of Tokyo Disney Resort, heralding plenty of adrenaline-pumping, smile-inducing attractions for the whole crew.

Activities

Seeing the sights in Tokyo

Exploring a city as vast as Tokyo can be a daunting prospect. There are activities that can help, though. Hop-on, hop-off buses – also known as Sky Buses – will whizz you beneath cherry blossom blooms, out to Odaiba island and under the mighty Tokyo Tower, all with a multi-lingual guide to reveal tales of the metropolis. Jet-setters could take to the skies for a heli-tour, to see the UFO-like cityscape and its concealed shrines from above. After that lot, how about a trip to a local sento bathhouse to sooth the muscles with a hot spa?

Weather

Timing your Tokyo adventure

Tokyo is certainly at its most Instagram-worthy in spring – March, April, May – when the world-famous cherry blossom brings the parks to life in a pinkish hue. That's also one of the top times to come and explore this sprawling capital. You might need to book your Tokyo vacation rentals early, but you should get to enjoy mild daytime temperatures and plenty of dry weather. Summertime, from June to August, can get really hot and humid, while winter, from November to February, means lows in the 30s – just be sure to bring a coat if you're planning on coming then.

Natural features

Island beaches and misty hills in Tokyo

Japan's huge capital encompasses Pacific archipelagos and rising hills within its city limits, and has plenty to keep outdoorsy types entertained. You could bag Tokyo vacation rentals on the Izu Islands. They are hardly in the city at all, set out in the ocean with their rugged cliffs, soaring volcanic domes and dolphin-ringed waters. Going inland means hitting the Kanto region, where pine forests and bubbling hot springs emerge from the earth at Hakone. Or it means scaling Mount Odake, which has crashing waterfalls and misty hiking paths unfolding on its slopes.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Tokyo

Fly into Haneda Airport (HND), the closest airport, located 9.2 mi (14.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Narita Intl. Airport (NRT), which is 35.4 mi (57 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Tokyo Station, Yurakucho Station and Hatchobori Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Tokyo by jumping on the metro at Nijubashimae (Marunouchi) Station, Kyobashi Station or Otemachi Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Tokyo?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Tokyo that's a match made in heaven. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Around 1 mile from the center of Tokyo, it's difficult to beat "East Toranomon Is The Central Tokyo". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a hair dryer and a kitchen.
  • "No Smoking Deluxe Twin / Minato" is another top-notch choice, offering 1 bedroom, a fridge, an elevator and more. It's around 1 mile from Tokyo.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Tokyo vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Tokyo?

Your Monday to Friday will be easier to face if you've got something awesome set up for the weekend. Give yourself something nice to look forward to by locking in one of these top weekend getaways in or near Tokyo:

  • If spending time in the outdoors is a top priority for you, book a day or two at "No Smoking Deluxe Twin / Minato". Around 1 mile south of Tokyo, it's close to Edagawa 3-chome Park and Showa Park. Top amenities at this retreat include a microwave oven and towels.
  • Also consider "Oakwood Apartments Azabudai Studio", which you'll find around 1 mile southwest of Tokyo. After a day exploring nearby sights like Toyama Park and Baji Koen Park, put your feet up in your rental and make use of a phone, a TV and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Tokyo?

Typically small, easy on the wallet and well located, it's hard not to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these vacation rentals and experience the culture of Tokyo up close:

  • Wake up, explore and then do it all over again at "No Smoking Deluxe Twin / Minato". This property is a popular base for discovering the sights and features amenities including an elevator and free WiFi.
  • Another popular option is "Oakwood Apartments Azabudai Studio". Make the most of a microwave oven, a stovetop and other conveniences during your vacation.

There are plenty of sights around Tokyo to add to your agenda. Nourish your inner culture lover with a visit to Imperial Garden Theatre and AKB48 Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Tokyo?

Short-term rentals are in good supply in and around Tokyo. Stay for a night or two in a luxury cabin, a budget studio apartment or a house that fits the whole family. No matter what type of vacation rental you're chasing, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. These are some of our favorites:

  • If you'd love to be near the action, "Luxury Penthouse Suite: Super Comfortable Penthouse Suite" will suit your style. It's within easy reach of the heart of Tokyo and an excellent base to check out attractions like Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Imperial Palace.
  • "Contemporary 1bedroom Midtown Roppongi 401" is another appealing option. We recommend adding Sensō-ji Temple and Meiji Jingu Shrine to your travel itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Tokyo?

Take a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Tokyo where you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list:

  • A range of amenities including a kitchen and a barbecue grill make "120sqm 4ldk 3 - Stories House 2bt Jr Shin" a winner. This spacious property has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 13 people. From the center of Tokyo, it's around 4 miles away to the northwest.
  • Invite up to 12 of your best friends to "Good Location In A Lively Commercial Area Excellent Access To Tourist Spots" and fill the place with laughter and love. This popular option has 4 bedrooms and is around 4 miles to the northwest of Tokyo. It's crammed with features to keep your large group occupied, such as a kitchen and a restaurant dining guide.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Tokyo?

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Pump up your unicorn floatie and browse these houses in or near Tokyo that feature this added bonus:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Ginza Tsukiji Guest House 102", where your top priority will be spending time in the pool. Amenities such as a kitchen and a fridge help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Tokyo Nezu Stained Glass Museum And Guest House - Since 2008". Along with an invigorating pool, you can also make use of a separate dining area and childrens activities.

Tokyo has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 75 ºF and 80 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Tokyo vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Tokyo?

It's always more fun when you share those memorable moments with the people that are closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family reunion or reuniting with friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that suits you. Here are two of our best in and around Tokyo:

  • About 2 miles to the northeast of Tokyo, "3/fasakusabashi Bldg For 6 - 11 Ppl" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 11 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including a fridge and free toiletries.
  • "Luxury Home For Max 8 Ppl In Roppongi" is another good option. It's around 2 miles to the southwest of Tokyo, has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 people. Useful amenities here include a DVD player and a barbecue grill.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, there's no shortage of choice. Tokyo Disneyland®, Tokyo Sky Tree and Tokyo Tower offer fun for both adults and kids.

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