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Property Manager

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Japanese

Stylish apartment close to JR train Station.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Japan - Nishi-Ogikubo 1BR Apartment

1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s) - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 1-4)

Thousands of people have chosen this apartment over a fancy hotel in the centre of the city. What's the secret? Nishi-Ogikubo is situated in a perfect location to be described as an “urban escape” and yet, provides proximity and smooth access to the major sites in Tokyo such as Shinjuku, Kichijoji and Shibuya. The nearest station, JR Nishi-Ogikubo, can be reached in 3 minutes through the 24 hour supermarket, which is just around the corner of the apartment building.

The Chuo-Sobu line trains come makes every few minutes, and then it only takes 12 minutes to get to JR Shinjuku station, the busiest station in the world. The area is home to many educational institutions, antique shops, second hand shops, grocery supermarkets and local shops.

The apartment consists of one bedroom with a kitchen and living room. The bedroom has a double sized bed and double-glazed windows to let in sunlight. In the living room there is a semi-double sized sofa bed, which allows you to sit and relax during the day and convert it at night to let a 3rd person sleep. There is a sliding door in-between the two rooms. The color of the linens and curtains are unified in orange, which gives the room a bright and warm atmosphere.

The apartment is fully furnished with bedding, linens, cooking tools, electric appliances, bath and the best of what you need for a home away from home. Among the wide range of amenities are an iron and ironing board, hair dryer, free internet access (Wi-Fi) and even a rice cooker.

*****Dear Customer*****

One of our units in Nishi-Ogikubo will be undergoing renovations during June, 2016. There may be loud noise.

Our sincerest apologies.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Japanese

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our stays in the two apartments this month for our son's wedding celebrations, especially the 'roomy' at the top

** HomeAway.com shuts down HomeAwayConnect.com (formerly Rentors.org) on the 31st of January 2014, as a result of this, we copied and pasted from our previous guest comments. The Owners, Michael and Koko LiveInAsia.com by The Vacance.com
Jun 2010
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based on 115 holidaymaker reviews

Stylish apartment close to JR train Station.
average rating of 4.9304347 based on 118 reviews

Great appartment, great location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is in a great location very close to the train (JRline) which you walk through a 24 hour supermarket to get to. Lots of little shops in nearby area however just one stop over in ogikubo is some larger shops and well price restaurants and one stop the other way is a beautiful park and the anime museum. Makato the host is very friendly in person and tells you a lot about the surrounding area for you. Please make sure you give him all your arrival details including the time you will arrive at the closet train station as the apartments are mostly permanent residents and there is no on site manager. Wonderful apartment and beautiful location. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, NY USA

By far best location in western Tokyo

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at a Nishi-Ogikubo property for a little over two weeks and I couldn't be any happier with the location or the care involved in seeing us up.

The location was PERFECT - 25 minutes away from Shinjuku, and mere minutes from the stops for famous sites like Nakano Broadway, Kichijou's eight story malls, the Ghibli Musem and notably - "Temari no Uchi," Tokyo's most whimsical cat cafe.

Within 50 feet of the Nishi-Ogikubo stop is a gargantuan, 24 hour grocery store and two 7/11s for ATM's. From mouthwatering bakeries, bustling late night izakayas (meat and beer restaurants) to novelty pineapple ramen, that stop has an incredible range of food to grab at all hours of the day -- or if on a slightly more modest budget, the food (including partially and fully precooked) at the supermarket is minutes away.

Our rep was Makoto, who went well beyond any expectation of service we could have dreamed of. Communication by email ahead of time was a little formal for clarity's sake, but in person he's a super funny guy who gave an amazingly comprehensive orientation. He brought with him pamphlets of dozens of wonderful things to see and do in Tokyo. We had set up a fairly long list of things we had planned to do ahead of time, and he was patient enough to give us some quick tips and opinions for each one.

His trade is tourism and you can tell that he takes great pride and genuine enjoyment in making sure guests have the trip of a lifetime when visiting Japan.  As an example of the extra service he goes out of his way for, he was kind enough to set up luggage delivery to the airport with us,  and left a completed form in our mail slot so we could just take it all to 7-11 for pickup.

A small tip - the office respond very quickly to emails during office hours, but if there's something that requires an immediate response, you can actually pick up a green payphone at a train station, and call your rep directly while speaking in English. Even though it was evening hours, Makoto speaks clear, perfect English, and helped us out the first night we were there.

We went as part of a large of 14 or so spread out across several Live In Asia apartments, and we all had a great time. The next time I'm in Japan I will definitely use LIA and that same area.

The apartment was VERY quiet, clean, modern and comfy. Japan is an amazing country, and coming home to a good meal and comfortable bed did wonders for letting us fully appreciate it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thoroughly enjoyed the apartment

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for five days on our way to Europe. Wasn't sure what to expect having never been to Japan or used VRBO. We really enjoyed staying here. Our host was most helpful, among other things telling us how to use the public transport. We quickly got used to the train system which we used a lot. The apartment is VERY close to Nishi OgiKubo station and also VERY close to a 24 7 supermarket.

The outside of the apartment was fairly uninspiring but the inside was fantastic, clean and tidy with everything we needed. Always felt safe in the local area. Would love to come and stay again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Was greeted at the train station. On the way to apartment (only 3 minutes from train station) many convenient things were pointed out (places to eat, antique shops, karaoke, shopping, 24hr grocery store, etc.). Perfect location. Apartment was very clean and much larger than expected. Received many suggestions for sightseeing and also maps for train stations (Shinjuku, Tokyō, Shibuya, etc) .. very helpful not to get lost. Also received train an subway maps which were also very helpful. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, AB, Canada

Fast response

  • 4 of 5

Although we haven't stayed at Makoto San's place yet but her response and very helpful information about the place make us impressed with her. We will keep this place for future consideration when we visit Tokyo again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vermont USA

location, location ,location

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay in this apartment. It is so central and convenient. It is impossible to get lost !!!

Everything you could possibly need is already there…….just move in and enjoy Tokyo .

I hope to return in the near future. Makoto "Mac" is great. He speaks perfect english and spanish too.

He will help you in every way possible.Thank you Mac !!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Tokyo International Airport
Nearest Train
250 Metres
Nishi-Ogikubo Station
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: bowling, shopping, Ghibli Museum


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Tokyo, Japan

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 May 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 Sep 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
High Season
15 Dec 2016 - 10 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £55
Refundable Damage Deposit £97

The rates specified above in US$ are for reference only.
* Rates in Japanese Yen *
Daily: Low Season JPY9,500 / High Season JPY11,000 based on 2 guests.
Weekly: Low season JPY59,900 / High Season JPY69,300 based on 2 guests.
add JPY1,500 per night, per additional guest .
Cleaning fee JPY8,500 per stay.
Visit our website for a detailed pricing information.

* Payments could be made by accepted credit cards (VISA or Master).
* We require 50% of the total rent (Booking Deposit) + Refundable damage deposit JPY15,000 at the time of booking.
* We require the balance 30 days before arrival.
* We require full payment (100%) for Guests arriving in less than 30 days from the time of booking.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Japan in Asia

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 33 m²
Location Type:
  • town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • (Type-A, Type-B) sofa-bed at Living room (Type-C) Sofa-bed at bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
3 minute walk from the train station (JR Chuo line, JR Chuo Sobu line, Tokyo Metro Tozai line. 1 minute walk from 24/7 open grocery store( SEIYU) 15 minute to JR Shinjuku station by JR Chuo Sobu line

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