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Best Airbnb In Tokyo Along The JR Yamanote Line

Rachel
Updated Jan 30, 2019

The JR Yamanote Line (山手線) is the most important train line in Tokyo connecting its prime city centres in a circle. If you choose to stay along this main train line, you will be assured of fabulous accessibility in the capital city of Japan. Let this guide bring you to the best Airbnb within short walking distance along the JR Yamanote Line (line map attached below).

Yamanote line
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1. 405 Shibuya Tokyo (from 100 USD)

Located just 4 minutes from the lively Shibuya Station where the famous Hachiko statue is, 405 Shibuya Tokyo is a cosy place to stay as a couple. Professionally run like a guest house, there is a reception that opens from 10 am to 9 pm daily on the third floor of the property, where you can seek help from warm and approachable Japanese staff. The apartment is situated in a neighbourhood where you are close to everything, from the 7-11 convenience store at the basement level, traditional Izakaya, restaurants to Tower Records and a myriad of cool shops. You can’t ask for more when you are getting great value with superb location and comfort at 405 Shibuya Tokyo!

405 Shibuya Tokyo

Address: Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 100 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 4-minute walk from Shibuya Station

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2. Cool penthouse in Ikebukuro (from 197.10 USD)

Fancy staying in a cool designer penthouse with convenient access within Tokyo? If so, Take & Chie’s chic apartment will be the perfect choice for you. There are 2 ultra-comfortable Sealy beds with smooth linens in the apartment, assuring you of a well-deserved night’s rest. The star of this apartment has to be the private rooftop access where you can enjoy gorgeous sunset views of Mount Fuji and the bustling cityscape. Soak in the beautiful view as you dine and wine under the stars with your buddy. The excellent host also provides a wireless Bluetooth Bose speaker so you can play your favourite music when chilling out at the rooftop balcony.

Cool penthouse in Ikebukuro

Address: Toshima Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 197.10 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 7-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station

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3. Tsutomu’s #202 piano apartment in Ikebukuro (from 230.20 USD)

Tsutomu’s #202 apartment is located within a unique piano-designed building just 4 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station. To tie in with the musical theme of the soundproofed property, there is a piano in the studio apartment. Not only do you get to stay in a conveniently located cosy room, but you also get to practise the piano anytime you like without the fear of disturbing the neighbours. Feel at home as you rest and relax in the elegant and fully-equipped studio. Should you need to do your laundry, there is a common laundromat on the first floor. Stay at Tsutomu’s for the convenience and comfort, as well as the rare musical theme!

Tsutomu’s #202 piano apartment in Ikebukuro

Address: Toshima Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 230.20 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 4-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station south exit.

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4. Takuya’s 4-bedroom apartment near Otsuka Station (from 194.30 USD)

Travelling to Tokyo in a big group with kids in tow? Finding a wonderful accommodation in terms of location, comfort and safety to house everyone under the same roof can prove to be a challenge with limited budget. You will be pleased to know that Takuya’s spacious 4-bedroom apartment in the old town of Otsuka will solve your problem. With a total of 4 double beds, 3 single beds and 2 sofa beds, the roomy apartment can house 6 adults comfortably, and up to 13 guests with a mixture of adults and kids. Although Otsuka is close to the city centre, it still retains the old Tokyo atmosphere. Enjoy the traditional public bath experience at the nearby Komparu-yu. Staying at Takuya’s certainly lets you enjoy the best of both worlds in Tokyo, with easy access to major city sights and yet experience the nostalgic charms of the city.

Takuya’s 4-bedroom apartment near Otsuka Station

Address: Toshima Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 194.30 USD

Number of Guests: 6

Access: 3-minute walk from Otsuka Station.

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5. Ruki’s apartment near Otsuka Station (from 121.80 USD)

Ruki’s 1-bedroom apartment is also located in the nostalgic neighbourhood of Otsuka, just 3 minutes on foot from the station. While the neighbourhood is beaming with old-school charm, the apartment is newly decorated, fitted with modern amenities, making it a great place to return to after exploring the exciting city in the day. Arrange for pick up at the station by the friendly host if you are unsure of the bearings. Of course, the best part of staying at Ruki’s has to be the impeccable service that she provides to ensure you have a wonderful time in Tokyo.

Ruki’s apartment near Otsuka Station

Address: Toshima Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 121.80 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 3-minute walk from Otsuka Station.

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6. Akira’s newly furnished apartment in Ueno (from 192.85 USD)

Looking to visit some of Japan’s significant cultural sites such as Tokyo National Museum and Ueno Park? Then you must take a look at the newly constructed apartment by the amiable host Akira. Located within the old Ueno town, just a quick 3-minute walk from Ueno Station, Akira’s modern apartment with an elegant touch of Japanese culture is strategically based in the heart of these cultural sites. Accept a little welcome gift from the awesome host if you are booking a stay for minimum 2 guests, and there is even a special discount if you are booking for a group of 5 or more (up to 8 persons). This is certainly great news to hear if you are travelling in a big group! Furthermore, if you are arriving from Narita or Haneda Airport, you can arrive at the apartment within 45 minutes, without any transfers. Akira’s apartment is certainly a great value accommodation to consider for cultural buffs.

Akira’s newly furnished apartment in Ueno

Address: Taito Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 192.85 USD

Number of Guests: 4

Access: 3-minute walk from Ueno Station.

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7. Nobuko’s apartment near Tokyo Station (from 162.60 USD)

Staying around Tokyo Station is the best in terms of accessibility to anywhere within the metropolis and even beyond Tokyo, as the station is a major transport hub. In case you think it will cost you a bomb to stay in this district, you have not discovered Nobuko’s pleasant apartment just a 10-minute walk away from Tokyo Station. It is a reasonably priced studio apartment for two guests to enjoy a cosy stay. The thoughtful host Nobuko has labelled the smart appliances in the apartment with English instructions. Nonetheless, she will make it a point to welcome you in person upon your arrival and orientate you around in detail. Throughout your stay, reach out to her should you face any issues and she will definitely respond to you promptly.

Nobuko’s apartment near Tokyo Station

Address: Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 162.60 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 10-minute walk from Tokyo Station.

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8. Yuji’s apartment next to Shinagawa Station (from 135.15 USD)

Shinagawa Station is one of Tokyo’s busiest stations, connecting many lines, including the Yamanote Line and the Tokaido Shinkansen. Direct access to both Narita and Haneda Airports is also available at this station, as well as inter-city access to popular destinations like Yokohama and Kyoto. Right next to Shinagawa Station is Yuji’s comfortable and clean apartment. There are plenty of traditional Japanese restaurants and bars nearby, and a convenience store on the ground floor. While the apartment is nestled in an exciting neighbourhood with lots of visitors, rest assured you can enjoy an undisturbed rest in the quiet apartment.

Yuji’s apartment next to Shinagawa Station

Address: Minato Ward, Tokyo

Price: from 135.15 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 1-minute walk from Shinagawa Station Takanawa exit.

Note: Accommodations not showing up currently on Airbnb may get activated soon in future.

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9. Entire apartment close to Ueno station

The Tokyo Metro Hibiya line’s Iriya station is just a two to three-minute walk from this apartment. The Main UENO station is five to ten minutes away on foot. The apartment is spotlessly clean and sleeps eight people on four beds in two rooms. There’s a living area, a kitchen, bathroom, and ablutions. Heating and air conditioning are provided for your comfort. There’s a washer and dryer available in the listing as well. Pocket Wifi is also available. There is a television for your entertainment.

Basic essentials like shampoos, linen, bedding, and hangers are all there for you to use. While the kitchen has the equipment you need to prepare your own food, there are many good quality restaurants in the area.

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10. Nice apartment close to Shibuya station (from 128 USD)

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This lovely apartment is close to the Shibuya station. It only takes four or five minutes to get there. The unit sleeps up to six guests in four beds. With elevator access, you don’t need to climb stairs. But the place is situated at the top of a hill, so bear that in mind when booking. The essentials you need for a hassle-free stay include a microwave, refrigerator and a kettle. Dishes for preparing meals are provided.

The bathroom and toilet are spotless, and there is a hairdryer provided as well. There are WiFi and television for your entertainment. Shibuya is an excellent place to stay in Tokyo and shops and restaurants are easily found in the area surrounding the apartment. The unit is no smoking and does not allow parties or pets.

4 mins walk to Shibuya sta/Calm/6pax/Wifi

Address: Near Shibuya station

Price: from 128 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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Feel at home in these fabulously located Airbnb along the JR Yamanote Line

Travelling in a huge metropolitan city like Tokyo can sometimes make you feel lost in the busy crowds. Eliminate that daunting feeling by staying in a gorgeous Airbnb near train stations along the main Yamanote train line. Not only does it ensure you get connected to major city centres easily, the homely ambience of these lovely apartments also keep your mind at ease. Let these stunning Airbnb create wonderful memories for your next Tokyo trip!

This article was originally published on Mar 24, 2017
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