Guest house : minimal Shimokita

 


LIVING IN THE HEART OF tokyo’s laid-back creative CULTURE


The room is 1LDK 41.21㎡ with a mezzanine, its own kitchen, laundry and everything you'd expect in an apartment/airbnb but heaps more spacious with a high ceiling, lots of natural light and a view of the town from its 9th floor balcony.

3 mins from Shimokitazawa Station in the heart of its creative culture, Minimal Shimokita is perfect for couples looking to discover Tokyo with an expressive, yet welcoming vibe.


what is shimokita like?


A nice intro to Shimokitazawa can be found here, as well as a great starters guide here on bars, comedy clubs, craft beer places, live music venues, theatres, indie cinemas, izakayas, restaurants, cafes, deserts, etc.

If you’re looking for vintage fashion, check out any of the articles below:

Outstanding Tokyo Vintage: Shimokita (Tokyo Telephone)
Go Inside Tokyo’s Best Hidden Vintage Stores (Highsnobiety)
Tokyo’s Top 20 Vintage Stores (Time Out)

If you’re a fan of vinyls, Shimokita is full of amazing vinyl stores as well.


LOCAL VIBES


A snapshot of the pleasantly local and unordinary vibes:

  Café Trois Chambres . A pleasant time warp in a café run by a lovely elderly couple.

Café Trois Chambres. A pleasant time warp in a café run by a lovely elderly couple.

  Urauchi . Beautiful locals. Good times. Boasting a wide selection of rum and the friendliest locals. Run by one of our ‘sworn brothers’, Tomo.

Urauchi. Beautiful locals. Good times. Boasting a wide selection of rum and the friendliest locals. Run by one of our ‘sworn brothers’, Tomo.

  Mother . Spice-tastic original drinks and eccentric decor. Run by our friends Haruna and Nobu.

Mother. Spice-tastic original drinks and eccentric decor. Run by our friends Haruna and Nobu.

  Omikoshi . Ohara Inarijinja Reitaisai. Very local and energetic mikoshi action throughout the northern part of Shimokitazawa to Daitabashi.

Omikoshi. Ohara Inarijinja Reitaisai. Very local and energetic mikoshi action throughout the northern part of Shimokitazawa to Daitabashi.


INTRIGUED?


For any inquiries about the room or neighbourhood: ryo@returnthisway.com

We also live in the neighbourhood, so whatever you’re into just let us know. We’re always happy to share recommendations.


address

 

Kitazawa 2−7−6, Setagaya

TOKYO, JAPAN

pricing


We believe in transparency and open communication to ensure a fair and mutually satisfying experience. Please get in touch with desired dates, number of guests (adult/children) and we’ll get back to you with further details.

As a guideline, peak season prices are:

¥25,000 / night
¥2,000 / each additional guest per night

¥322,000 / fortnight
¥25,200 / each additional guest per fortnight

¥630,000 / month
¥42,000 / each additional guest per month

As some of you may already know, the new Japanese guest house laws came in on 4 June 2018, which significantly shot down the number of available listings despite a continuing tourism boom in Tokyo. For this reason, we recommend getting in touch early to secure your desired dates.

We genuinely hope being in Shimokita will create fond connections and memories between the town and all of you around the world.

ryo@returnthisway.com