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Ryoko Itoh

Member since: 2013
Speaks english, Japanese

Enjoy Living and Dining Like Locals in Urban Tokyo

18 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Shinagawa holiday house

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom In A Great Location

Our duplex is located in an upscale residential area, seven minutes' walk from Meguro station on the JR Yamanote Line, seven minutes' walk from Shirokanedai Station on the Nanboku Subway Line. It is ten steps to Minato -ku.The first floor is refurbished. It is like a de luxe hotel suite.

It is also good for expats to stay for house hunting. An ASIJ bus stop is just two minutes' walk away.

Many restaurants, shops, supermarkets are within walking distance. Our duplex is much closer to Meguro Station than Sheraton Miyako Hotel. Ebisu Garden Place, Westin Hotel, museums and parks are in the neighborhood. Platinum Street like SoHo in NYC is five minutes' walk away. Beautiful neighborhood.

Japanese empress's birthplace , now a garden called Nemu-no-ki-no-Niwa open to the public is also five minutes' walk away. And nearby is a Japanese garden tourists never know.

Catering from many famous restaurants is also available

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ryoko Itoh (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, Japanese

About Ryoko Itoh

I went to graduate school in MA. My husband used to be a radio newsman in Minneapolis. Our two children went to the American School in Japan(ASIJ). Our daughter is working in D.C. and our son is working in San Francisco.

We have a summer house in Harbor Springs MI

Why Ryoko Itoh chose Tokyo

It is in a great location in the center of Tokyo. Guests can enjoy living and dining like locals in urban Tokyo.

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveller reviews

Enjoy Living and Dining Like Locals in Urban Tokyo
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Makawao, HI
5

Live like a Tokyo local with more room to breathe

  • 5 of 5

This duplex was just what we needed! A very short walk from Meguro station with shops, restaurants and bars nearby. Very convenient for our day trips around the greater Tokyo area, but offered us some respite and breathing room at the end of the day. This general area is not quite as crowded as other parts of Tokyo (which we appreciated).

The space itself was big for just the two of us, and could have easily housed 4 people. The wifi signal is very strong. It's fully furnished with all the kitchenware and bathroom amenities you may need. I especially loved the shower! Washer and dryer available as well.

I have nothing but praise for the hosts who go to great lengths to ensure their guests have a great stay. There are many guide books and resources available in the duplex but don't hesitate to ask the host for a recommendation or even help with making a reservation. They are well versed in English for those of you who are worried about communication. They gave us tips on the metro system which we got a hang of after the first day.

We had a wonderful time here and can't wait to come back! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We are so happy you had a great time here. Yes, it is our pleasure to help our renters find the places they want to visit easily. And also we love to tell our renters the great( affordable) restaurants in the neighborhood and book them . It is our third year to be listed on Homeaway, but we have already had repeat guests. Please come back again. Ryoko Itoh
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Sacramento, CA
5

The perfect hideaway in Tokyo!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have picked a better place to begin our Japanese adventure. Ryoko was a wonderful hostess, giving us all sorts of helpful information about the sights and restaurants in the area. It's only a short walk to Meguro Station and a host of restaurants, grocery stores (Don Quixote is a must), and shopping. The street is very Japanese, a bit hilly, and the charming apartment is spacious and quiet. One of the few places we stayed with a small coffee pot! Four of us stayed here with plenty of room to spare. The master bedroom bed is more like an American queen size. You can close the pocket doors. Photos are accurate in the description. Nice modern kitchen, and plenty of dishware is provided. (No dishwasher though.) I loved all the extra towels in the bathroom, the great shower and soaps, and the washer dryer. (Not many dryers in Japan.) We appreciated the air conditioing, because it was quite warm and muggy in October. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Thank you for your wonderful review and also a very nice note you left for me. Though I could not say bye to you when you left our duplex, but your note made me feel so good. All the comments about our place are exquisite. When our renters find our duplex is very special as you mentioned in your review, Kelly and I feel we are so lucky to have renters we can share this nice place and the circumstances right in the center of Tokyo. Please come back again. Ryoko
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5

Great Place, Good People

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described and the setup worked very well for us. We enjoyed the neighborhood and our hosts directed us to good local restaurants. They were very helpful with all kinds of information. We wanted to do a day trip north to Kita Kami to see the cherry blossoms and they helped with our bullet train plans to do that. We had a wonderful trip striking off a bullet train ride and cherry blossoms in one go. We would probably use there knowledge even more than we did if we were to return. Ryoko even gave us cards for the subway and trains which was amazingly cheap and effective way to get around the city.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Thank you for sharing your good times here at our duplex. It is my great pleasure to have those who explored the beautiful places in Japan. You are the first renters to take a bullet train to view the cherry blossoms in Tohoku. I am so glad I could help you do that. Please come back again here for wisteria. Ryoko
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5

Great !!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is spacious, well equipped, well maintained and conveniently located near the Meguro station.

The owners live next door. Ryoko helped us to find and book an excellent Ryokan in Hakone, advised us what to do and where to shop in Tokyo, suggested attractions that only locals know, and in general did her best to make our stay enjoyable.

We highly recommend the property - hope to stay there again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. I am very glad to know that I was of help to you. Especially you mentioned a nice stay at a Ryokan in Hakone. You picked that one out of three inns I had recommended. Definitely that one is one of the best among five hundred inns and hotels in Hakone. You have an eye for quality! I am always trying to find a great place for our renters. Next month, we are going to Yugawara, two hours and a half away from Meguro. I will try a new inn there. And in April, we are going to Nikko. It will be for the first time in thirty seven years for me to go there. I would like to update all the information I have about Nikko. Next time when you come to Tokyo, I will be able to share all the good things about Yugawara, Nikko and more places with you.
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McLean, VA USA
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We have just enjoyed wonderful hospitality in Tokyo. My husband and I and a friend-- all seniors-- enjoyed our 7-day stay . It was perfect in every way. We appreciated the comfortable beds, the full kitchen for breakfast, and eat-in dinners,and the spacious bathroom with soaking tub and shower. Everything is exactly as it looks in the pictures.Also were grateful for the washing machine and dryer. Everyday we looked forward to coming back to our" Tokyo home" after a long day of sightseeing. It was convenient to the Meguro train/subway station, charming local restaurants and two excellent supermarkets whose takeout sushi and sashimi was as good as we get in expensive restaurants in Washington DC! The Itoh's took good care of us, making restaurant reservations, checking in on us, offering their assistance, and making it possible for us to watch a Japanese baseball game on TV! Should we have the opportunity to visit Tokyo again we would stay here in a heartbeat. Thank you Ryoko and Kelly.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! I am so happy to know you enjoyed staying at our duplex. All the things you mentioned are what we want our renters to enjoy doing and having here. Thank you for your wonderful and detailed comment. It was our honor to have you here at our home in Tokyo. Hope to see you soon! All the best Ryoko and Kelly
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California
5

Lovely - clean, quiet, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Itoh's duplex apartment with our two teenaged kids. Everything is exactly as shown in the photos. It was so nice having an apartment with full kitchen and bathroom for the price of a hotel (or less!). Everything was clean and well-kept, and the beds were comfortable. It was great to have a washer and dryer as well, so that we could do all our laundry before heading on to the rest of our travels.

Ryoko and Kelly were really nice, and provided great help with directions and information about sights we were planning to visit. The neigborhood was very pleasant, and the metro/JR stations are less than 10 minutes' walk from the apartment.

The Itoh's and their apartment really made our time in Tokyo wonderful, and we would certainly stay again the next time we are in Japan!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you liked our place. How was Koyasan? It was thrilling to have guests like you who have a close relationship with Japan. Now we are on the same continent. We are looking forward to your next visit. Ryoko Itoh
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Map

Nearest Train
800 Metres
Meguro
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Shuto Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
Ichi
Car: not necessary

Many restaurants, shops, supermarkets and convenience stores are within walking distance. Ebisu Garden Place, Platinum Street and Institute of Nature Study including Musashino Plants Garden are in the neighborhood.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Shinagawa, Japan

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$322
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$201
Ceaning every seven days A$81

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Shinagawa, Japan

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Bathroom: bath tub/shower Separate toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • 2 bedrooms Master bedroom: 1 double Sleeps 2 adults 2nd bedroom: 1 twin/single 1sleep futon
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Notes:
Ask the English-speaking owner about tourist attractions in Tokyo and other areas.