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I offer you a guided tour of my gest house in Tokyo where I live since August 2011.
Today, I propose, with some delay, to discover my guesthouse, where I live since August 2011. For those who follow me from the beginning, you know that I had tried a Guesthouse in Tokyo, between June and July 2011, in Nishi Asakusa.
Unlike my first guesthouse, here I live in a private room for a slightly higher rent, but very affordable.
Guesthouse in Tokyo: I have a private room
When I arrived inTokyo, I first spent a week in a Capsule Hotel at Asakusa in Tokyo, and then I moved into a Guest House, specifically in a dorm of 6 people. At that time, I paid 24,500 Yen (300 USD) a month for the rent, but the space was really small. So I opted for a bigger and I decided to rent a private room.
Being fully satisfied with the company for the Share House which I was already living, I decided to trust them again. Why change when you can benefit from one of the lowest prices on the market with a great location?
So at the beginning of August 2011, I moved into a private room which cost me 48,000 (585 USD) per month all inclusive. For the deposit, it is only 10,000 Yen (122 USD) and without guarantor needed. Finally, I could benefit from a private space.
Guesthouse in Tokyo: What I got
By moving into a new place, I also have more services and especially more space. Here is a list of everything we have in our apartment, split over two floors, in a small building of 6 floors:
- A fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, rice cooker and cook
- A bathroom with shower and bath
- A toilet with the famous Washlet
- A living room with television and satellite
- A washing machine (washing costs 200 Yen – 2.5 USD)
And in Tokyo, for that price, I can tell you that I am well equipped.
Regarding my roommates, they are predominantly Japanese, except for a couple consisting of one American and one Chinese, all in 9 rooms.
Guesthouse in Tokyo: The location
At the sight of the price, many may think that the location of the apartment must be pretty bad, but not really actually. Indeed, I am located in the district of Kuramae, in the North East of Tokyo. Here is all I have near my house:
- Kuramae subway station, Asakusa line, 5 minutes walk
- Kuramae subway station, Oedo line, 7 minutes walk
- Asakusa Bashi train station, JR Chuo Line, 11 minutes walk
- Okachimachi train station, JR Yamanote line, 15 minutes walk
- Asakusa, district, 15 minutes walk
- Ueno district, 20 minutes walk
- Ryogoku Stadium, 20 minutes walk
- Akihabara district 30 minutes walk
- A supermarket opened 24h/24, 2 minutes walk
Ietomo Guesthouse and Share House in Tokyo
For those who are interested in this guesthouse, and I assume that you must be very numerous (just take a look at the comments to realize), I decided to give you the contact details of the agency for Guest House in Tokyo, that I use. It is Ietomo Share House and Guesthouse. Simply click on the link below to access their website and see all of their offerings:
If you contac them, know that you can do it in Japanese, English or French because they have staff who speak these languages
In summary, I pay a relatively low price for Tokyo with a great location and impeccable service.
Find Kuramae district on Google Maps