7 Airbnbs in Tokyo for the Budget-conscious to the Family-friendly

by | Apr 29, 2019

Hotel accommodations in Tokyo are notoriously known for their rather high price points, which sometimes can be inescapable, especially during peak periods like Sakura season. AirBnbs, however, often present the next best alternative and for some, it could even be the first and only choice.

Moreover, like they always say, if you want the full experience, you have to live like a local. (They do say that right?) Forget the pricey executive hotels so small that you can hardly breathe in and consider staying in these AirBnbs for a renewed living experience in Tokyo.

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CozyHomeHOTEL

This cosy studio apartment has everything you need for a fraction of the price. Kitchen, check. Dining table, check. Work table, check. WiFi, check. Okay, you get the drill.

This Airbnb provides all your travelling needs at well under $100 per night, proving that staying in comfort doesn’t have to burn a hole in your wallet. Oh let’s not forget that it’s near Ueno Park and the Senso-ji Temple in the Taito district. Folks, this is a  steal.

Book Now: From $79 per night

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Scandinavian Style Apartment

This big, spacious Airbnb has artfully designed walls (not forgetting the soft toys) that will be sure to have the kids grinning from ear to ear. With a fully furnished dining table and kitchen, meals can easily be whipped up if you’re up for it.

Able to host up to 8 people, there’s more than enough space and comfort for large families and perhaps no better place to stay for a multi-generational family vacation.

Book Now: From $87 per night

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301 Kid-friendly Apartment @ Tokyo Skytree

Families with small kids, fret no longer! This Airbnb has a kid-friendly room and play corner that will be sure to meet all your needs. With a colourful bed and playmats lying around, you might find it hard-pressed to get your children to even leave the Airbnb. Aside from the cute kid-friendly room, the Airbnb is stocked with toys and even a highchair for toddlers just learning to walk.

A little cosy room, located right by the play corner, lets you have maximum comfort and still be in proximity of your child. This Airbnb is great for families who have a young wide-eyed child ready to catch a glimpse of the world.

Book Now: From $31 per night

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Cosy Studio Apartment

It’s bright, it’s cosy, and it has everything you’ll need for a solo traveller. From a single stove to microwave, your 12 midnight hunger pangs should be of no worries. With a small little round dining table and a television, this Airbnb is just big enough for you to feel right at home.

If that isn’t enough to tempt you, know that you are also just minutes away from Tonkatsu Santa, one of the best Japanese restaurants offering Tonkatsu (pork cutlet), I’ll leave it at that.

Book Now: From $45 per night

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FJ58 Traditional Japanese House

Centrally located in Shinjuku, this Airbnb is a two-storey renewed traditional Japanese house  that can host up to 8 people. It’s a place that appears to be a remnant of the past in a district that is buzzing with the modern.

Gone are the blacks and sleek design favoured by so many cookie-cutter hotels now. Instead, here you’ll find  comforting dark brown wooden sliding doors and tatami walls that harken back to the glorious Meji era  — a welcome change if you ask me.

Book Now: From $161 per night

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J’s Apartment

Where luxury meets tradition, this Airbnb transports you back in time in true style. With a natural cedar wood look and elegant finishings, this Airbnb has blended a modern luxurious feel with the traditional facade of 1940s Japan, making for an attractive stay.

Should you ever find the determination to leave this abode, you’ll be nearby local institutions such as The Ghibli Museum and the Robot Restaurant, both of which are must-visits in the Katushika district.

Book Now: From $112 per night

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Designer Studio Apartment

There’s just something about this designer Airbnb that exudes character. Maybe it’s the minimalist design or the contrast of black sofa bed against the white walls and brown flooring, you can tell this Airbnb was tastefully put together. There’s more than enough space for a solo traveller and even extra beds should you have friends over.

Nestled in Asakasa, one of Tokyo higher-class districts, it’s a distinct blend of Nagatacho, Japan’s center of politics and Roppongi, Japan’s liveliest nightlife district. Get ready for boutique shopping and non-stop bars and pubs.

Book Now: From $100 per night

 

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Disclaimer: All prices mentioned in this article are subject to Airbnb’s change without notice.

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