Hotel stays have a lot to offer travellers, but as budget travel becomes more appealing, Airbnb is a popular alternative. Instead of emptying your savings on luxury hotels, find equally desirable rooms through Airbnb Tokyo.
The modern, tech-driven environment in Japan lends itself to some stellar rentals. When looking for Tokyo apartments, explore everything that Airbnb has to offer. The widespread metropolitan area offers luxurious rentals that allow travellers to save money for culinary treats, activities and maybe even some souvenirs.
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Table of Contents
- 1. Airbnb Tokyo Skytree House
- 2. The Airbnb Design Icon
- 3. Japanese Calligrapher’s AirBnB Studio
- 4. Traditional Airbnb Samurai House
- 5. Super Stylish Designer Airbnb House
- 6. Luxury Rococo Airbnb Apartment
- 7. The Airbnb Castle House
- 8. Japanese Style Airbnb Room
- 9. Recently Renovated Airbnb Apartment
- 10. New Luxury Airbnb House
1. Airbnb Tokyo Skytree House
If it’s your first time in Japan, this five-star rental is a great choice. There are six similar rooms available in all, as the owner operates the entire building as a hotel-style Airbnb.
The first floor of the building is the lobby and it also contains a lounge. The second, third and fourth floors each have epic rooms, with light wooden floors and accents. The beds are low to the ground, as traditional in Japan, but there are both double and single beds in each room.
Guests also have access to a terrace on the roof that offers a stunning view of the Tokyo Skytree. The Skytree, which is the second tallest building in the world, houses an observation deck, a restaurant and broadcasting stations.
Aside from the Skytree, visitors at this amazing Tokyo apartment will be near Soramachi, a shopping mall, as well as the Yakushi-yu public bath.
2. The Airbnb Design Icon
For an Airbnb Tokyo rental that is out of this world, check out this hip flat. The interior design is absolutely flawless, decorated in shades of grey and white with subtle pops of colour. The sleek wood floors, ample natural light and artwork on the walls make it feel like home rather than an apartment.
With a well-stocked kitchen and complimentary hygiene products in the bathroom, you’ll have everything you need for your stay. The owners also provide a guidebook and a portable WiFi hotspot that guests can take out on their adventures.
Only five minutes away from Tokyo Tower, it’s in a prime location as well. The Tokyo apartment is less than five minutes from a transit station and lies near the Zj-Ji Buddhist temple complex.
3. Japanese Calligrapher’s AirBnB Studio
For an experience you’ll never forget, check out this incredibly cozy artist’s studio. The owner Soufu will pick you up from the station and offer some irreplaceable local insight.
The studio itself is somewhat small, ideal for solo travellers, couples or a pair of friends wandering together. The bedroom is on the second floor with the calligraphy studio, kitchen and bathroom on the first floor. During the day, interact with the artist or watch her lessons; this is a great spot for experiencing everyday life.
This Airbnb Tokyo rental lies in a relaxed district. With a stream trickling by and birds floating on the water, you’re sure to get an authentic suburban experience. Even with the calming environment, the studio isn’t far from Tokyo’s city center—so it’s the perfect point for regrouping after exploring the city.
4. Traditional Airbnb Samurai House
If you’re looking for a more authentic Airbnb Tokyo experience, this is it. This massive samurai house has seven bedrooms with enough space for more than 20 people.
It is an eccentric spot, with tatami mat bedrooms and both Japanese and Western-style toilets. The house is decorated with authentic pieces of samurai armour and art revolving around the gods so you’ll have some traditional decor.
Possibly the greatest part of this Tokyo apartment is the garden outside. With a bamboo forest, fish swimming in ponds, various bridges and an archway, it is a picturesque place to relax. The house is a cultural experience in and of itself, perfect for extended stays with long groups. Removed from the city center, it’s definitely the most relaxing Airbnb Tokyo experience.
5. Super Stylish Designer Airbnb House
In true Japanese style, this house has stylish common areas coupled with minimalist bedrooms. The white walls and comforters are contrasted with dark wood floors in all four bedrooms. In the living area, brick walls are paired with an oversized white couch, a textured slate blue carpet and a mirror on the wall.
There are four bedrooms but you can fit twice as many people. Enjoy the secluded, laidback environment, as this is another Tokyo apartment that is removed from the city center.
The massive Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is located nearby, where visitors can relax further in Japanese, English and French-style gardens. Tokyo’s oldest temple, Sens-Ji, and the animation-based Ghibli Museum are also in close proximity.
6. Luxury Rococo Airbnb Apartment
While many Airbnb Tokyo rentals are similar, this one stands out, offering an extremely unique rococo style of French design. If you’re seeking authentic Tokyo apartments, this isn’t one, but that doesn’t make it any less luxurious.
The spacious, well-lit apartment has seven single beds and three floor mattresses for a total of up to 10 visitors. The ruched bedspreads perfectly complement the spectacular white and gold furniture in the living area. With sleek white tile floors and white furniture, this is one of few Tokyo apartments that screams luxury.
In addition to the stellar décor, this Airbnb Tokyo apartment is less than 20 minutes by foot from the second largest station in the city. It’s located near some of Tokyo’s biggest universities as well.
7. The Airbnb Castle House
Another one of the best Tokyo apartments, this so-called Castle House is another spot that is one-of-a-kind. Inspired by the décor of Shogun military generals, it is a traditional Japanese house that sleeps up to five guests.
Travellers will stay on the fourth floor of the building, where the kitchen features a stunning mural and intricate wooden window designs. Live like a local as you dine on floor cushions at the traditionally low table. A variety of Japanese antiques, like tea sets, statues and swords, fill the room.
There is only one double bed, but guests can also make use of three floor mattresses. Guests at this Tokyo Airbnb also have access to the rooftop, where sweeping views of Mount Fuji steal the spotlight. This is another rental that isn’t near the city center, but guests can enjoy the Ryushi Museum of Art and various shrines.
8. Japanese Style Airbnb Room
As far as fun, vibrant Airbnb Tokyo apartments go, this funky flat is one of the best. The spacious three-bedroom can hold up to 14 guests so it is the ideal place for groups of friends or a large family travelling together.
In the common area, a scroll littered with Japanese writing sits above a rock garden, an authentic touch providing a traditional Japanese experience. A long kitchen table sits atop mahogany floors and a welcome guide offers directions, information and recommendations.
One unique touch that sets this space apart from other Tokyo apartments is the inclusion of traditional clothing. The owners have placed light summer kimonos called yukata in some of the rooms, available for guests to wear throughout their stay. There is also a pocket WiFi for guests to take outside the house.
9. Recently Renovated Airbnb Apartment
Located on the top floor of an apartment building, this modern space has a kitchen, a living room, a dining area and three bedrooms. It can comfortably sleep 10 people, making it a spectacular spot for small or medium-sized groups.
The modern furniture design and pops of colour in everything from the curtains to the lighting fixtures give this a unique aesthetic not common in Tokyo apartments. Various plants and artwork provide an extra touch so there are more traditional elements in the modern space.
Even though nights in this neighbourhood are quiet, it is a pretty central Airbnb Tokyo locale. Guests can zip over to a variety of public transit stations to visit popular neighbourhoods like Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya. They can also reach Ikebukuro easily so travellers can visit the Sunshine Aquarium and the Animate shop.
10. New Luxury Airbnb House
All clean, spacious Tokyo apartments are stellar choices, but this one is especially spectacular. More like a luxury villa than a simple house or apartment, the updated interior is sleek and modern.
The three bedrooms in this Airbnb Tokyo rental can sleep up to seven guests, with a king bed, a sofa bed and various air mattresses provided by the owner. The high ceiling in the living area and the balcony add to the design of the flat, as do the light wooden floors and accent plants.
Visitors that are looking for a quiet neighbourhood that isn’t too far from downtown will love this spot. There are multiple parks in the area, including the Komazawa Olympic Park and its accompanying field and gymnasium. Few places in Tokyo offer so many gorgeous green spaces as this region.
If you sign up for Airbnb, and book one of these amazing Tokyo apartments (or any other stellar rentals), you’ll earn a $35 credit toward your first stay. Have a great trip—and don’t forget to tell us about it!