This is my 3rd space centered in Shibuya--located in Higashiyama/Nakameguro a short walk from Shibuya-15 minutes or 10 to Nakameguro. It is really my favorite area of Tokyo you will find that this area oozes with creativity and style.
This space is located a 15 minute stroll west of West of Shibuya Station or a 10 minute stroll to Nakameguro. The space itself is 28 meters with a 7 meter balcony. It has 2 double beds--1 double bed and 1 floor futon. Perfect for friends or couples or a young family or for groups of 4. The space is stylishly furnished with the latest furniture, comfortable, clean and with... free mobile Wi-Fi to help you navigate your adventure.
This is a medium size (by Tokyo standards) apartment, only a 15 minutes to Shibuya Station. The famous Nakameguro river is right behind the space and Ikejiriohashi station right down the street, along with all the other establishments that make the area distinctly Nakameguro.
-A comprehensive travel-info-package will be made upon booking.
-Including a cheap private airport taxi option--My guy will pick you up at the airport and take you directly to the space from Narita--13000 yen or Haneda--10000
-a series of videos both of the space itself and the walk from the station.
- Clean linens and towels
- Free Mobile WIFI (roam around Tokyo with internet in your pocket)
- air conditioning
- hair dryer, clothes iron (on request)
- full kitchen
The apartment is in business/residential building with reinforced concrete and is safe from earthquakes and other disasters. Japan is extremely safe, so I can nearly guarantee you will experience no problems with safety.
-Shibuya 15 min walk to the station for trains or buses. Taxis on every corner near the apartment. (Best shopping, restaurants, clubs, etc.)
-Harajuku 5 min train (A must see for Japanese culture, alternative shopping and people. Next to Yoyogi Park)
-Shinjuku 12 min train (Busiest station in the world)
-Roppongi 10 min train from Nakameguro Station (Night life near Tokyo Tower)
-Akihabara 30 min by subway (Electronic and Anime Central)
I have bikes available for 1000 yen per day--ask me about them
Many banks do not accept international credit cards in Japan. You will either need to use Citibank, a 711 or the Japan Postal Service ATM s. These are all located near the space.Read more
Left on 02/20/2014 for a stay in September 2013 | Emma
This was my first time in Tokyo and overseas! I was very happy with this apartment! A friend and I stayed here for 21 nights and it was very cheap and comfy, the bathroom was small but that's what you get in japan! I did manage to smack my head on the toilet door handle a lot too, so watch that!! haha
Bruce was great to communicate with, through emails he replied very quickly and he let me know everything i needed to know and was super helpful, he sent helpful videos on how to get out of the train station and then to walk to the apartment, we had to do a self check in and it was very easy!
The location was great it was a super short (about 2 minutes) subway ride to Shibuya which from there we could get everywhere we needed to go! The little street we were on was really nice too, lovely restaurants, family mart next to the building we were in, alcohol stores, drug stores, a bakery and a few other little shops! The walk from the station to the apartment was really short too.
The pocket wifi was a life saver too! It making getting around so much easier, the plug for the wifi charger is also a samsung port and both of us having samsungs we could charge our phones too!
Also watch the bathroom door, the lock is a push button on the inside and my friend or i accidentally pushed the button then closed the door before we went out one day (no key for the bathroom in the space), it was about 9pm when we got home and needed the bathroom to discover that it was locked! We had no idea what to do so we emailed Bruce, thinking that maybe he could come open it in the morning or advise us where a key was or how to open the door, about half an hour later we get a knock at the door and it was Bruce! We were so thankful and he then went to jimmy the door open with a knife, ahaha!
Overall the stay was very good! We stayed in summer too so it was around 30+ degrees everyday and the aircon worked a dream
I would definitely recommend anyone to stay in one of Bruces apartments! 10/10!
Excellent place to stay in Tokyo!!
Left on 11/27/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Rachel
We had a lovely stay in Bruce's apartment! Conveniently located one subway stop or about 15 minutes walk from Shibuya, which is a bustling centre for shopping, restaurants, cafes, bars and public transport. The nearby suburb of Nakameguro is a great little spot for restaurants and bars, too, which I had never explored before! The apartment is comfortable and well equipped with everything you could need. It is easy to find from the station and right next door to a handy convenience store. The pocket wifi is an added bonus as you can look stuff up as you go! Bruce was very helpful and responded quickly to all emails. I'd highly recommend one of Bruce's apartments to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in Tokyo!
Matt and Rosie
Home away from home
Left on 10/26/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Matt and Rosie
My wife and I rented this apartment for 2 weeks as part of our honeymoon and we cannot recommend Bruce or his apartment enough!
Before we even got to Japan we were given every possible piece of information you could ask for, including options for travel from either airport to the apartment, how we would like to check in, where to get food if you arrive in the evening (life saver since we got to the apartment at 1:30am) and the address of the apartment in English and Japanese in a print out in case you get lost.
Bruce even made a personal appearance to check in with us to make sure everything was okay, you can't ask for better service than that!
On to the actual apartment, it's in the perfect spot just 1 train stop from Shibuya (you can also walk if you feel up to it) and is an excellent launching point for any destination you want to see. It really allows you to experience daily life in Japan.
If you are tired from a big day of exploring, coming home to this apartment is a treat as there is everything you need nearby; a FamilyMart, Ramen hut, Sushi, several(well hidden) cocktail bars, 7/11, chemist, even a McDonalds if you really must.
Everything was well presented and very clean. Some people may have a concern with the size of the apartment but we were very comfortable and never once felt cramped or that it was too small.
As I said in the title Bruce really made this feel like home and we can't wait to come back.
Wheaton, MD, USA
Left on 07/17/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Melissa
I had stayed in an apartment of Bruce's before, and it was fine. But this one was just super. It was furnished exactly as described and pictured, but looked even better in person. As previously, Bruce removed the second bed for me so I could enjoy more space. Location could not be better, sandwiched between Shibuya and Nakameguro. An amazing street--you could have an authentic Tokyo experience without ever leaving it! Restaurnts, shops, convenience stores, the Meguro River, a lovely park...all right there. I couldn't even take advantage of everything I wanted to. Bruce met me promptly upon my arrival and helped with my luggage, showed me the apartment, and chatted for a bit. He made sure I understood how everything functioned and assured me that I could always contact him if needed. This is not high luxury, but a super clean, attractively furnished, home-away-from home in an ideal neighborhood. Want to feel like a Tokyo local with the city at your fingertips (there's a subway station on the corner)? Then this is the place for you. I plan to rent it again, for my son, and for myself. Thanks Bruce! You're the greatest!
Jonathan & Victoria
Amazing...best decision we made!
Left on 02/14/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Jonathan & Victoria
First of all I just want to mention that after this wonderful experience, I will continue to work with Bruce when we stay in Tokyo. His follow up and delivery was impecable and always availble in case we needed anything. Aside from being a great person to meet, he gave us all the tips and tools we needed to get around Tokyo. The WiFi card was a life saver during our entire stay as we were able to connect to the internet (locate top restaurants) and have GPS everywhere we went. Getting around would have been a lot harder as we do not speak or read Japanese.
This quaint little apartment in Nakameguro was very perfect for a cozy stay with its neat decoration, heated beds, soft comforters and excellent matresses. We felt as if we were actually living the Tokyo life here! Aside from being clean and tidy with all we would need (clean towels, plates, glasses, etc), it is in a nice gated building located in a really classy part of town (turned out to be one of my favorite Tokyo neighborhoods) with lots of cool restaurants around.
Just one stop away from the major Shibuya station, we had a total blast here and highly recommend this place for real Tokyo living!
Great apartment, Bruce. Thank you!
Jakarta, Indonesia/Encinitas, California
Meguro vs Greenwich Village = Meguro Win!!!
Left on 02/02/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | the2ofus
I'll start by mentioning that we stayed in 3 different places during our stay in Tokyo. 1st was this place, next was the Hotel Sunroute, and last The Hyatt Regency. One for quirkiness, another for middle of the road comfort and finally one for ultimate luxury, yet by far Bruce's place was our favorite. From the convenience of strolling around a neighborhood that has the coziness of regular earthy Japan, to the ultra stylish boutiques echoing of a Greenwich Village in a less hipster more literary-cool era, Meguro, and Bruce's little apartment, had us sold! Seriously, easy access to everywhere. Counter to common beliefs wifi was a problem at both hotels - but for Bruce's he provided a pocket wifi that proved invaluable, as we went far off the beaten path from thrift stores, punk rock shows, art boutiques, to beautiful shrines. We had Tokyo wired our first 4 days mainly because of choosing Bruce's place first. He was awesome, responsive, clear, and laid back quirky (Like Del Toro's character in Basquiat). The apartment is small but cozy with all the amenities we needed, very small bathroom- with a family mart next door or an upscale 7/11 20 yards the other way, open all night. A takeout sushi mart 10secs further along across from the best noodle/dumpling/all night,cozy counter/restaurant we've been to it's called "Chinese oodle estaurant" ( we've been to many from Cambodia to Taiwan to Bali, of which we are writing from right now).There is an Italian trattoria next door as well. If you make it off this street and north, try Golden Brown (the Stranglers, right!) a uniquely smart and artful beer and burger cafe , and next door to alaska for vegan treats and coffee and design savvy intuitive owners yet still not hipster more accessible and deep house, also a 10min stroll to Binx Mexican, awesome! We will be staying at at one of Bruce's bigger places or this one in the future. Highly recommended, if you get, you get it, if you don't you don't!? The Carrillo's
Wonderful space, in a great location
Left on 11/06/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Sarah
My partner and I stayed in this cute studio apartment for 10 days in October. We met up with Bruce at the subway station, and he guided us on the 2 minute walk to the apartment. The location is fantastic! If you have not been to Tokyo before, it is good to know that you will be taking subways and trains as your main (or only if you are like us) mode of transport. So being this close to the station is so convenient. And only 1 stop away from the bustle and excitement of Shibuya.
The neighborhood surrounding the apartment has several small, cozy restaurants. We loved the gyouza at the noodle house just up the street, and there is a 24/7 mini mart literally next door to the apartment.
The space itself is very secure and quiet. While it is a studio, the oprn floor plan made it feel roomy. The bed seemed to be a full size, but we are both not very large, so it was just fine for us. The kitchen had everything we needed as well. The bathroom is quite small, but that is normal for Tokyo, and should be expected unless you are in a luxury hotel. There was not a TV in the apartment. We aren't TV people anyway, except when in Japan is the only time I like to have it on because all of the cute commercials and fun shows. But really, it is not a big deal and in no way would prevent me from staying there in the future.
A really great touch was Bruce included a pocket size wi-fi for us, so when we were out and about we could easily go on the internet and check maps, explore our area of town, etc. That was a tremendous help. Also having a washing machine was really great for 10 day stay, it allowed us to bring less clothes, and leave more room in our bags for fun flavored kit kats, and cool presents for our friends back home.
Overall I felt this apartment provided the space, location, and price that was just about perfect for Tokyo. I cannot wait to return.
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