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Best Airbnb Tokyo Along Keio Inokashira Line - Updated 2020

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Rachel
Rachel
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The Keio Inokashira Line is a 12-kilometre railway line with 17 stations that connects the western suburbs of Tokyo, from Kichijoji in Musashino city to Shibuya. This area is home to a number of local universities and high schools, such as Seikei University, Shirayuri University and Meiji University. Interesting things to do and see are usually gathered around places where students hang out, and it is no exception here. If you wish to stay outside central Tokyo but close to all the fun, accommodations located along the Keio Inokashira Line will be a great choice. Staying in an Airbnb will be a wonderful way to experience life like a local. Read this handy guide for the best Airbnb located around stations along the Keio Inokashira Line now!

1. Kichijoji station - Fujiyuki’s 1bdr apartment (from 135.45 USD)

Kichijoji is a popular neighbourhood in the Musashino city of western Tokyo, known for its youthful and artistic vibes. The famous Japanese animation studio - Ghibli Museum is also located in this neighbourhood. Fujiyuki’s clean and cosy 1-bedroom apartment is just a 2-minute walk away from the Kichijoji Station. Stay in the heart of Kichijoji where you can be close to great food, bars, shopping and entertainment. Furthermore, getting to central Tokyo is convenient as Kichijoji Station is less than a 30-minute train ride away. There is also an airport limousine bus stop near the apartment so travelling to and fro the airport is a breeze.

Fujiyuki’s apartment is spacious for you to move about in comfort. There are 3 single beds and 1 sofa bed provided, so 4 of you can stay in the apartment with a large and modern living room to relax in. As Fujiyuki is also a tour guide in Japan, feel free to check with him if you need any recommendations for your trip. He will be happy to help and extend his friendly service!

Fujiyuki’s 1-bedroom apartment

Nearest station: Kichijoji

Price: from 135.45 USD

Number of Guests: 4

Access: 2-minute walk from Kichijoji Station

2. Kugayama station - Private room in owl apartment (from 93.10 USD)

Just a short 5-minute train ride from Kichijoji is the peaceful Kugayama town. Beside the Kugayama Station in this peaceful town, discover the immaculate private room in Kyo & Moe’s apartment for an awesome stay away from the buzzing city. There is a supermarket, 2 convenience stores, pharmacy, bank and post office within a stone’s throw from the apartment. In the nearby Kichijoji neighbourhood, enjoy shopping with a retro feel, visit the almighty Ghibli Museum, or take a refreshing stroll in the beautiful Inokashira Park.

Furthermore, if you want to interact with locals or get to know Japanese culture better, join in the interesting events that Kyo & Moe frequently organise. Need help anytime throughout your stay? Just approach the gracious hosts who will ensure your needs are well taken care of. Their beloved pet owl, Futan, stays in their room so let Kyo & Moe know if you would like to play with Futan. Enjoy the lovely homestay and cultural exchange if you stay with Kyo & Moe!

Private room in owl apartment

Address: Suginami, Tokyo (see map)

Price: from 93.10 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 1-minute walk from Kugayama Station

3. Meidaimae station - Ashley’s large designer house (from 381.60 USD)

Ashley’s large 3-bedroom house just 5 minutes away from the bustling Meidaimae Station is an ideal choice for big groups of up to 11 people travelling together. The Meidaimae Station is connected to both the Keio Line from Shinjuku, and the Keio Inokashira Line from Shibuya to Kichijoji. Staying at Ashley’s will allow you to get to the bustling commercial centres of Shinjuku and Shibuya easily, while enjoying the calm local ambience in the western suburbs. Even within the Meidaimae town, there are many restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and convenience stores where you can find everything you need.

Once you enter the large designer house, you may be amazed by how stylish the house is. Modern facilities such as AppleTV, high-speed Wi-Fi access, DeLonghi kitchen appliances, plenty of clean linens and towels and a full range of toiletries are provided. In fact, this chic house has been featured in a design magazine. Choose to sleep on either the comfortable western-style beds or go local with the traditional Japanese futons. A portable cot is also available for toddlers or babies. Ashley can also recommend a superb English-speaking babysitter to take care of your little ones while you enjoy some private moments out in the city with your other half. Book a stay here to enjoy a relaxing holiday in a cool space with everything well taken care of!

Ashley’s large designer house

Address: Setagaya, Tokyo (see map)

Price: from 381.60 USD

Number of Guests: 11

Access: 5-minute walk from Meidaimae Station

4. Shindaita station - Tomoki’s apartment (from 90.65 USD)

Specially designed for Airbnb guests, Tomoki’s studio apartment is a wonderful accommodation with east-meets-west style in the laid-back Shimokitazawa town. Within 10 minutes’ walking distance to the apartment are 4 stations that connect you easily to other parts of Tokyo. Enter the world of indie youth culture with lots of theatre and music performances and vintage shops in this hip town. Kichijoji, voted as the top liveable city in Tokyo, is just a 17-minute train ride away, and the commercial district, Shinjuku, is only a 5-minute train ride away.

Let the minimalist wooden theme of the cosy apartment soothe and relax your mind. As the saying goes, less is more. At one glance, Tomoki’s apartment may not seem to have many amenities, but it is clean and comfortable with smart use of space. Appreciate and relax in the clutter-free room, as well as the hospitality of the excellent host.

Tomoki’s apartment

Address: Setagaya, Tokyo (see map)

Price: from 90.65 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 7-minute walk from Shindaita Station

5. Shimokitazawa station - Arty Shimokita apartment (from 127.30 USD)

Housed in a modern artistic building in the heart of Shimokitazawa, a popular neighbourhood for undergraduates, Guys’ compact studio apartment is blessed with a great location. Shimokitazawa, affectionately known as Shimokita to locals, is a quaint little town with small unorganised streets and lots of indie shops. Stay away from the noise and crowd that is omnipresent in famous Shibuya and Shinjuku, yet enjoy convenient access to these places at Guys’ apartment.

The studio apartment comes with 1 double bed and 2 single bunk beds, a small kitchen, laundry area, toilet and a separate bathroom with a small tub. The thoughtful host also stocks the kitchen with some snacks for that “emergency craving”. The best part of the stay has to be its proximity to Sento, an ancient public bath house. Wind down after a long day with a relaxing traditional hot bath in Sento before you retreat to your comfortable bed for a good night’s rest!

Arty Shimokita apartment

Address: Setagaya, Tokyo (see map)

Price: from 127.30 USD

Number of Guests: 4

Access: 5-minute walk from Shimokitazawa Station

6. Ikenoue station - Miki’s traditional Japanese house with garden view (from 110.05 USD)

Often, in a modern built-up city like Tokyo, it is difficult to find an accommodation in a comfortable traditional house at a reasonable price. Add in a great location close to both nature as well as modern shops and facilities, and the search becomes more challenging. Nestled in the unassuming Ikenoue neighbourhood is Miki’s Japanese house with a beautiful garden. Book a private room in the house to enjoy a fabulous homestay with Miki and her mother Amy. This is a perfect spot to enjoy the best of both worlds, to escape from the crowds in the city centre and live like a local, yet still enjoy bustling places like Shibuya just a few train stops away.

After a long day out, relax in the spacious room with 2 comfortable beds. Enjoy the calming sounds of the trickling water from the pond in the garden outside. Every morning, let the sunshine from the east wake you up gently. If you would like to practise your Japanese language skills and get to know more about the local culture, Miki and Amy will be most willing to engage in great conversations with you.

Miki’s traditional Japanese house with garden view

Address: Setagaya, Tokyo (see map)

Price: from 110.05 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: 5-minute walk from Ikenoue Station

Enjoy your stay in Tokyo's western suburbs

Many may think that staying in Tokyo’s suburbs is inconvenient and the cost savings gained may be insignificant compared with the travelling costs. However, that is certainly not true for a well-developed metropolis like Tokyo where the public transport network is extensive. Furthermore, there are many interesting sights and things to do in Tokyo’s suburbs, and the western suburbs is an area not to be missed. So check out the above fabulous Airbnb you can find along the Keio Inokashira Line, and live like a local for your next Tokyo trip!

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