The Best Airbnb to stay in Tokyo

By Assia Hamdi | 02, Nov, 2020
The Best Airbnb to stay in Tokyo

Japan has always been ahead of the game when it comes to technological advances. So it should come as no surprise that Japan is also ahead of the game in home architecture and hospitality. Tokyo is the most populous city in the world with around 9 million people living in a pretty small city, to put that into perspective Singapore has a population of 5.4 million.

We have gathered Airbnb’s for every type of travel experience, shared sleeping spaces for the solo travelers stretching his pennies, affordable Airbnb's for comfort and style, traditional style Tokyo Airbnb’s for those seeking the genuine Tokyo experience, and affluent Airbnb for the groups able to splash the cash. The attention to detail in listings for Tokyo is like no other, architectural plans, pictures of all the individual kitchen and bathroom amenities, and graphic designed maps allow you to envision where you are staying before you arrive. Tokyo’s hospitality begins in the planning.

Important information: Due to the lack of space per person in Tokyo, extra care and consideration have been taken to ensure cleanliness and hospitality through the Minpaku Law. You must ask your hosts to present you with their Minpaku law number.

 

Shared sleeping spaces

For those travelers who prioritize adventure and experiences over where they sleep for the night!

Seidokan 202/Quiet, an entirely private room with freedom of access (own bathroom/toilet).
airbnb Tokyo Seidokan 202

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This is an option for those who need a cheap but private stay, surrounded by many other tiny apartments and shared Kendo training space. You are provided with a small room that offers everything basically in your stay. This space is preferable for one but if you are two the center can provide you with another foldable bed. This space is the definition of cheap and cheerful!

Neighborhood: Arakawa-Ku,

Max. number of guests: 2

https://www.airbnb.co/rooms/15304067?_set_bev_on_new_domain=1602676939_65F9ru8yQUxiYZBe&source_impression_id=p3_1602678071_UgfoUEuAZ0tN1AGg

 

ダイニングバーが併設だから、お食事もバータイムも楽しめます☆ バーベキューもできますよ♪ Private room hosted by Namiko.
airbnb Tokyo Hanno Saitama

airbnb Tokyo Hanno Saitama

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Shared places in Tokyo can also come in the form of a private room within a home. This beautiful home combines eastern elements of furniture and a private outdoor place. This is a perfect location for a group of four who want privacy but cheap prices. Namiko describes the place as close to the Tokyo Nature which is perfect for hikers and tree-huggers.

Neighborhood: Hanno,

Max. number of guests: 4

https://www.airbnb.co/rooms/41044452?check_in=2020-10-22&check_out=2020-10-24&source_impression_id=p3_1602679372_qnIug7hcQj1Lms38 

 

4 minutes walk from Kuramae station】 Dormitory room (Wi-Fi · Kitchen)

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This hostel almost deceives you into thinking you're in a hotel space. The wooden decor and aesthetic of wood and metal amenities immerse you in modern Japan. The rooms have bunk beds with thick curtains to provide privacy and the space provided in your bed is enough to let you think you're in a small room rather than a hostel bed.

Neighborhood: 浅草, Japan

Max. number of guests: 1

https://www.airbnb.co/rooms/32199974?source_impression_id=p3_1602767784_zlvfi2OYYPUcLfjk 

 

4F8【Men only】5 min to Ueno sta./ capsule hotel

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If you are traveling alone, then Tokyo is one of the best places to do so! Although capsule beds began in Osaka, Japan they soon spread to Tokyo and are now a famous alternative. This capsule dormitory is for men only. It is very accessible and ideal for men who want to have segregated facilities. You do not need to squander the price of cleanliness and style. These dormitories have a beautiful Japanese motif running throughout the place. The beds look deceivingly small but the inside is deep, equipped with adjusting lights, plugs, space for you, and your necessary items and hanging space.

Neighborhood: Taito City,

Max. number of guests: 1

https://www.airbnb.co/rooms/34553857?_set_bev_on_new_domain=1602676939_65F9ru8yQUxiYZBe&source_impression_id=p3_1602767108_zIDlJsBvPTucJmRV&check_in=2021-03-12&guests=1&adults=1&check_out=2021-03-14

 

Affordable Airbnb

These Airbnb’s are for those who need good quality affordable homes to stay in as they venture out to explore Tokyo.

3 #Transfer/TokyoDisneyland 6min

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This tiny flat is the epitome of Japanese living, with sliding doors to save space, floor seating, mattress sleeping, and wood paneling. What may seem cramped will provide you with a genuine Japanese experience of what it means to live in Modern-day Tokyo. The details and decor are true to the Japanese artistic spirit. The amenities and appliances stand true to a hotel experience.

Neighborhood: Urayasu

Max. number of guests: 3

https://www.airbnb.co/rooms/16231479?_set_bev_on_new_domain=1602676939_65F9ru8yQUxiYZBe

 

[REASONABLE PRICE】Best location in Ikebukuro!
airbnb tokyo Ikebukuro

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This tiny flat merges the simplicity of Japanese living with more Western comforts. The main space is defined by this double-bed and when it comes to the kitchen and bathroom space be prepared to adjust to the tiny spaces. This Airbnb provides a bed for those who are afraid of the more traditional and Japanese ethos of sleeping on the floor.

Neighborhood: Toshima-Ku

Max. number of guests: 2

https://www.airbnb.co/rooms/10913195?_set_bev_on_new_domain=1602676939_65F9ru8yQUxiYZBe 

 

Traditional Tokyo

If you are looking for a traditionally genuine experience of Tokyo then these houses are for you!

J's APT 2 Bed Rooms + Free Portable Wi-Fi
airbnb tokyo J's apartment

airbnb tokyo J's apartment

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This home is a sight for the senses, completely uniform with the beautiful wooden paneling, this home aims to transport you back to the 1940s. It is a bigger home that houses 4 people and thus has more space than the traditionally petite houses found in the city. The reviews all rave about the hospitality of the family, so if you are feeling a bit anxious traveling to Tokyo, this home not only provides you a place to sleep but a family to take care of you.

Neighborhood: Katsushika

Max. number of guests: 4

https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/4909611?location=Japan%20T%C5%8Dky%C5%8D&adults=1&guests=1&toddlers=0&s=l7fEgR6c

 

Feel the Japanese culture! 銭湯に泊まろう!#101

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Just as the name suggests, this home begs visitors to immerse themselves in Japan. This beautiful home is 20 mins away from major spots allowing you to explore the city. The ideal selling point about this home is that it is next to a Sento, a traditional Japanese public bath. This is segregated between men and women perfect for halal travelers. This pristine home is not only sparkling clean but beautiful in its aesthetic.

Neighborhood: 北区, 東京都, Kita-Ku

Max. number of guests: 3

https://www.airbnb.co/rooms/14081728?s=67&c=.pi115.pk0_9&a4ptk=2724_0_9_14562&af=115&sharer_id=571801&source_impression_id=p3_1602678251_0UFdIrTjcfVYac2o

 

Hidden 2Story Gem - TOKYO HIDEAWAY!

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This home is one for those who wish to travel in the past by entering their home away from home. This two-story home has a huge 90-meter plan of space, with sliding doors and beautifully lit corridors that enlarge the impression of the house. It gives the semblance of being in a section of a traditional Japanese palace. You can complete your walk through history by visiting the Onsen natural Hot Spring Spa which is a 7-minute walk. These springs are segregated and they provide a Kimono for modesty, perfect for halal-conscious travelers.

Neighborhood: Toshima-Ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan

Max. number of guests: 6

https://www.airbnb.co/rooms/9354453?source_impression_id=p3_1602769086_KSU6gf3PZFBRgxw0 

 

Affluent Airbnb’s

Experience the luxurious side of Tokyo, the affluence, and merging of cultures on the lesser-explored side of Tokyo.

★New★PDO INN Coffee & Open-air bath on the roof
Airbnb Tokyo PDO INN Coffee

Airbnb Tokyo PDO INN Coffee

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This beautiful space merges nature, fine art, and the bamboo aesthetic well-known in Japan with sleek modern fittings. Perfect for couples or two close friends this home provides the intimacy of a well-kept home and the luxury of a hotel. The owners ‘handcrafted’ the interior to provide the best experiences for their guests. If you have the chance to travel in the warmer months then this home has a secluded open-air bath on the roof.

Neighborhood: Toshima-Ku

Max. number of guests: 2

https://www.airbnb.co/rooms/27378720?_set_bev_on_new_domain=1602676939_65F9ru8yQUxiYZBe

 

160㎡★Grand Piano♪ nr JR Shinjuku stn./Studio House
airbnb tokyo JR Shinjuku Studio House

airbnb tokyo JR Shinjuku Studio House

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This huge house is great for group or big family trips! This home is unique with its soundproof basement, perfect for late-night catch-ups or family arguments! In a city like Tokyo where space is sparse, this home is perfect to feel detached from that experience. There is a grand piano and electric organ if any tourists are instrument players. The huge dining room could be a great starting point to plan your Tokyo days out and cinema space with a projector and an array of Japanese CDs. Space can also be adapted for business meetings perfect for business start-up trips.

Neighborhood: Shinjuku-ku

Max. number of guests: 11

https://www.airbnb.co/rooms/14767582?source_impression_id=p3_1602679513_L8cFneF1JszKZ1H%2B

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