Wonderful home away from home
This was definitely one of our favorite places that we have ever stayed in, and we recommend it highly to any other couple who wants to stay in Tokyo for an extended period, living more like a local than a tourist.
The apartment is immaculately clean, very well maintained, furnished very well, and just incredibly comfortable. Small but well equipped kitchen, very comfortable bed, comfy couch for relaxing, kitchen table for breakfast, great shower / wet room, fast wireless internet, and big walk-in closet to stow away all luggage and clothes. Having a place like this to come home to after a long day of sight-seeing contributed to making our trip to Tokyo one of our best trips ever. For 1-2 people, it truly is a perfect amount of space.
Biei was great from initial inquiry, through paying the deposit and balance. She met us at the apartment when we arrived to give us the keys and introduce the place, then again when we departed. Sent us all the important information of getting to the place, instructions for cab driver, etc.
The location is excellent, as the immediate neighborhood is quiet, but very central so just a short subway ride from all of the central Tokyo neighborhoods. Just a block off the main street of Akasaka, where walking east will take you to the subway stop in 10 mins, and a busy area of restaurants, bars in 20 mins. Other direction will take you to Tokyo Midtown (with a large and very nice grocery store) in about 20 mins. Closer there is a Post Office next door (with an international ATM) plus a 7-11 about 5 mins away (also intl ATM), small grocery store and other restaurants 10 mins away.
We particularly liked two restaurants in the immediate area: Uoshin Nogizaka (casual seafood dining-bar) on the way to Tokyo Midtown (about 15 mins), and Takewaka (very nice set menu) near the business tower. But it's really hard to go wrong in the busy restaurant area where we went to a few different random places which were all very good. Mostly locals and business people in this neighborhood, barely any tourists.
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review. It is nice to have people mentioning restaurants they discovered as you could see it is just impossible for us to try all the local eateries! The rows of streets in Akasaka is called by foreign musicians 'streets of thousands restaurants', now you know why. Many thanks.
Helpful votes: 3/4
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