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Best Airbnb In Tokyo Along The JR Chūō Line - Updated 2020

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Rachel
Rachel
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There is an extensive network of train, subway and bus lines in Tokyo for convenient travelling around the most visited destination in Japan. If you are unsure where to stay, staying near a station near major train lines in the metropolis will be a safe bet. The JR Chūō Line (中央本線), one of the major railway lines in Japan, is the only JR line to cross the prominent Yamanote circle line connecting Tokyo to Nagoya. Staying along this prominent train line will allow you convenient access to both the city centre and the suburbs. Here are the best Airbnb that you can find within short walking distance along the JR Chūō Line (line map attached below).

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1. Large luxury apartment 1 minute from Shinjuku Station (from 163.30 USD)

Shinjuku Station is the main transport hub in Tokyo, located in the ultra-modern commercial centre of the metropolis. Not only does staying around the station provide superb connectivity to anywhere in the city, you will also be in close proximity to major shopping, dining and entertainment attractions in Tokyo. Therefore, this large luxury apartment situated right next to Shinjuku Station hosted by the hospitable couple Thomas and Karlyn has an unbeatable location you cannot fault. Furthermore, the fully-equipped apartment is not just spacious by Tokyo standards, but also stylishly designed with everything you need. The best part of a stay in this luxurious apartment is it is tucked away in a private spot for you to relax in comfort, while boasting a top-notch location.

Large luxury apartment 1 minute from Shinjuku Station

Address: Shibuya Ward, Tokyo (see map)

Price: from 163.30 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 1-minute walk from Shinjuku Station

2. Marianne’s newly built apartment in Shinjuku (from 167.55 USD)

Marianne’s apartment recently built in 2014 is located within 5 minutes’ walk from Shinjuku Station, so accessibility is already well taken care of if you stay here. Surrounded by plenty of nice restaurants in the neighbourhood, if you are lost about what to eat, follow Marianne’s recommendations and the well laid-out maps provided in the apartment and you can’t go wrong. The apartment may be compact but it has all the modern amenities like your own home. Have a lovely stay here in a quiet neighbourhood right in the heart of the city.

Marianne’s newly built apartment in Shinjuku

Address: Shibuya Ward, Tokyo (see map)

Price: from 167.55 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Station

3. Sato’s cosy apartment in Nakano (from 97.15 USD)

If you prefer to stay away from the commercial hub but still want to be within convenient reach, then Nakano Station, just a 4-minute train ride from Shinjuku on the JR Chūō Line, is a great option. Sato’s cosy apartment is just a short 2-minute walk from the popular anime shopping mall - Nakano Broadway, and 5 minutes on foot from Nakano Station. Nestled in a quaint neighbourhood filled with traditional Japanese houses, shops and restaurants, the apartment is situated in an interesting area to explore even if you do not get out of Nakano. In addition, Sato is a really friendly host who will promptly assist you with all your needs throughout your stay here.

Sato’s cosy apartment in Nakano

Address: Nakano Ward, Tokyo (see map)

Price: from 97.15 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 5-minute walk from Nakano Station

4. Seiji’s remodeled apartment 2 minutes from Nakano Station (from 62.65 USD)

Housed in an old building built in the 1970s, step into Seiji’s apartment that was recently remodeled and you will feel like you have entered an entirely different world compared with the dated building exteriors. Seiji puts a lot of thoughts into the design and decor of this apartment, with a sleek and minimalist feel. The fridge is well stocked with all kinds of beverages like coffee, juices and even alcohol. In the bathroom, there is a variety of toiletries provided with plenty of clean towels to use. At night, chill at the balcony overlooking a vibrant city night view. You will certainly love the quick 2-minute walk to Nakano Station from the apartment in such a lovely neighbourhood!

Seiji’s remodeled apartment 2 minutes from Nakano Station

Address: Nakano Ward, Tokyo (see map)

Price: from 62.65 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 2-minute walk from Nakano Station

5. Yumi’s #107 apartment near Yotsuya Station (from 98.55 USD)

The Yotsuya district is part of the bustling Shinjuku ward, with Yotsuya Station just a short train ride away from Shinjuku Station. Yumi’s #107 apartment is an ideal choice if you are travelling in a group of up to 5 people, as the newly furnished apartment is roomy enough to accommodate all of you together. Many are familiar with the area around Shinjuku Station, however if you stay at Yumi’s apartment, you will get to explore the traditional side of Tokyo while not compromising on the convenience of staying in the heart of the city. The kind host will be glad to assist you with unveiling the unique charms of Yotsuya district. Needless to say, the apartment is also fully furnished with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Yumi’s #107 apartment near Yotsuya Station

Address: Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo (see map)

Price: from 98.55 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 7-minute walk from Yotsuya Station

6. Hongchen’s new apartment near Akihabara Station (from 121.10 USD)

Are you into Japanese geek (otaku) culture? If so, stay at Hongchen’s new apartment near Akihabara Station. The large 33 square-metre (355.2 square feet) apartment is immaculate and designed for your comfort. The Akihabara district is home to numerous anime and electronic shops, cafes and restaurants where otaku fans will go wild in. Children under the age of 3 stay free in this gorgeous apartment. Getting out of the eclectic Akihabara town to explore other parts of the metropolis such as Asakusa and Shibuya is also a breeze with the station within a stone’s throw from the apartment.

Hongchen’s new apartment near Akihabara Station

Address: Taito Ward, Tokyo (see map)

Price: from 121.10 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 2-minute walk from Akihabara Station

7. Katsuhide’s amazing apartment in Kichijoji (from 107 USD)

Kichijoji is touted as the locals’ favourite residential district in Tokyo. Popular attractions here include the renowned Ghibli Museum, Inokashira Park and Harmonica Alley. All these are conveniently located around Katsuide’s amazing apartment in Kichijoji. The spacious 33.68 square-metre (362.5 square feet) apartment is tastefully furnished and can accommodate up to 4 guests comfortably. The apartment’s Totoro theme resonates well with the famous animation museum nearby. Electric blankets are provided in addition to the standard amenities you can find in an accommodation, a thoughtful gesture by the hospitable host so that you can have a warm night’s rest during chilly winter days. Book a stay at Katsuhide’s Kichijoji apartment to experience the exquisite charm of this number 1 residential district in Tokyo!

Katsuhide’s amazing apartment in Kichijoji

Address: Musashino-shi, Tokyo (see map)

Price: from 107 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 5-minute walk from Kichijoji Station

8. Reina’s spacious apartment near Ochanomizu Station (from 121.80 USD)

Often, it is not easy to find large, comfortable yet affordable accommodation centrally located for a big group of up to 6 guests to stay together. You will be delighted to know that Reina’s spacious apartment near Ochanomizu Station, which is very close to Tokyo Station, fits the bill! Boasting a large size of 50 square metres (538.2 square feet), Reina’s apartment is tastefully furnished with plenty of space for you to move about. Rest in a stylish apartment in a quiet neighbourhood after a fun-filled day in Tokyo’s bustling Akihabara, Shinjuku and so on. Everything you need, from convenience stores to shops and restaurants are all conveniently located either within walking distance, or a quick train ride away. Reina’s apartment is certainly a noteworthy bargain for your next trip to Tokyo.

Reina’s spacious apartment near Ochanomizu Station

Address: Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo (see map)

Price: from 121.80 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 5-minute walk from Ochanomizu Station

Connect easily within Tokyo and all the way to Yamanashi

The JR Chūō Line not only ensures your accessibility from central Tokyo to the residential districts of the metropolis, it also connects you all the way to Yamanashi. Instead of staying in conventional hotels for your next trip, consider a stay in one of the above wonderful Airbnb along the JR Chūō Line. Staying along this railway line is great if you are thinking of combining Tokyo with Yamanashi into one trip. Have a great stay!

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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