10 Best HomeAway/Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Tokyo, Japan - Updated 2021

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Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina
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Though Tokyo, the capital of Japan, embodies the busy, ultra-modern city with its towering skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, it’s still deeply grounded to its culture and traditions with ancient temples and monuments scattered all over the city. Parts of the city like Akihabara is a playground for the techies and geeks seeking the latest electronic gadgets and toys. Soul searchers seek tranquility in the Sensoji Temple and history lovers still find the Imperial Palace a must-visit on their list. When it comes to shopping, Tokyo offers a wide selection from expensive designer shops to its affordable flea markets. Dining is a delightful experience choosing from the traditional yakitori stands and shanty bars to fine dining restaurants with kitchens ruled by famous chefs. Expect all these and more when you drop by. Book the best HomeAway vacation rentals in Tokyo, Japan for the ultimate Japan experience. Choose one from our list below.

1. Stunning central Tokyo home (from USD 4572)

This chic five-story home in a quiet area of Azabu Juban has unique square-shaped levels where you can live in comfort and style. The minimalist décor has a black-and-white motif with interior glass walls making it bright and spacious. To sleep eight guests, the tatami room has two futons on the first floor, the second floor has two bedrooms with single beds and a double bed, and the fourth-floor master suite has a Cocoon bed. Aside from the luxurious master bathroom, there are one-and-a-half-baths guests can use. The third-floor open plan features a high-class kitchen, dining area, and cozy living room. A personal chef to cook your meals is available upon request. The top-floor roof garden has a balcony where you can have barbecues among great city views. Enjoy a two- to three-night stay provided with air-conditioning, free internet, TV, heating, and washing facilities.

Stunning home in central Tokyo
Tokyo, Tokyo, JP
2 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
after three weeks of sleeping on futons the more than comfortable master bedroom bed felt like a godsend
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2. Cozy studio for two (from USD 221)

This tiny studio may have limited space but it’s cozy for two people to sleep in. It has rustic interiors of brick walls, shiny hardwood flooring, and a small balcony with city views. The open plan features a living room with a sofa that spreads out into a double-sized bed cozy for sleeping or lounging while watching TV. There’s a tiny kitchenette with a one-pot stove and sink and a private bathroom with toilet, sink, tub, and shower. Enjoy conveniences like air conditioning, free internet, and heating with a minimum two-night stay. It’s near parks, shops, and supermarkets. It is also 15 minutes to Shibuya and a train ride to Tokyo’s Asakusa and Skytree areas.

Today's Comfort Olympic Park Near Shibuya
13 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Bathroom was so small as to be very uncomfortable to use Overall
As a solo traveller and a first time visitor to Japan
We were able use the fridge and washing machine which was wonderful
There was also a couple of complimentary beers waiting in the fridge which was nice after a full day of walking
Property was extremely small though really should be described as a room
Host:
I found everyone to be very friendly and helpful
Robert the host did a great job of communication every step of the way and helped with any questions I may have
Great for walking around and exploring Terrific train connections to Shibuya
Location was terrific very handy for station
so I can't really speak for all the amenities
Location:
I particularly enjoyed the local neighbourhood of Yoga and found some great little eateries and delis nearby
and it really is a short walk to train station that has many restaurants
Best to reset your starting point after walking away from train station I would suggest some landmarks to future guests who may need it such as "across from Thai restaurant" or a "block from 7-Ele...
It's easily accessible to the metro and buses for exploring day and night and quiet and comfortable for re-charging and planning
this small and cozy ground floor appt was perfectly located to explore the vast City of Tokyo
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3. Cozy loft near the train station (from USD 181)

This loft-style apartment is a modest space on the fourth floor of a building minutes away from Shibuya and Shinsen Stations. To access the unit, you will have to take the stairs for there is no elevator in the building. The compact space has a main floor featuring a cozy living room, cocktail table for two, and a kitchenette equipped to cook simple meals. The living room has enough space to spread the sofa bed and four futons to sleep four guests comfortably. Stairs lead to a loft where there is a thick-cushioned double bed that sleeps two more guests. It is furnished with large cabinets and a private bathroom. Guests are provided basic conveniences like air conditioning, portable WiFi, washing machine, and free essentials.

@SHIBUYA w/ Large Loft/ 1MIN to Train
Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to, JP
9 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
overall a wonderful place to stay with plenty of room
Cleanliness:
the flat is comfortable and clean great for 2/3 friends
Host:
host gave great directions and was very accomodating
Location:
location is good near shibuya train station
great quiet location and walking distance to everything
the location of the appartment is very cool 10min walk to shibuya or literally 30sec
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4. Luxurious home in Minami-aoyama (from USD 586)

This lovely and luxurious mansion is walking distance to Shibuya, Akasa, Gaien Park, fine dining restaurants, boutiques, museums, and public transportation. The elegant interiors predominantly in different shades of gray are mixed with beiges and browns, complemented by colorful home accents. Four spacious bedrooms with a total of nine thick-cushioned beds and three full bathrooms provide cozy shelter to twelve guests. The ground floor features a living room with several seating areas where guests can relax and watch TV. The dining area has a formal dining table set for six, a breakfast table for four in one corner, and a cocktail table for two in another corner. The American-style kitchen is fully stocked to cook large family meals. The owner requires only a one-night stay but the rental is fully equipped to host a large family on vacation for a few days.

Super Luxury House in Minami-aoyama
Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to, JP
6 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rest are fairly small but comfortable
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean when i arrived
the area around the house is very clean and safe
Host:
tomoko was an excellent host and my group of 9 people were happy with thehouse
tomoko was very responsive with the many questions that i had before booking
Location:
the location was perfect and close to practically everything walking distance and by train
great location and easy to get to the subway
the house looked to be well taken care of and was close to a trainstation
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5. Huge mansion near the train station

This unique Japanese mansion is perfect for family reunions or large groups staying for 3 to 27 nights in Tokyo. The interior décor is a mix of traditional Japanese home accents and Western appliances with modern luxuries like air conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen TV, and heater. Six bedrooms, of which two are Japanese tatami rooms, are supplied with thick-cushioned futons or Western beds that sleep 16 guests comfortably. There are two spacious bathrooms complete with a toilet, sink with a counter, and a tub separate from the shower. The house has an Oriental-style living room, study area, and dining room with a kitchen fully stocked to cook large meals. Cooking services are available upon request with an additional fee. It’s 13 minutes away from JR Station, 5 minutes to Shinagawa Station, and is also near shops and convenience stores.

Up to 30ppl 5 min JR ride from Shinagawa
1 review
House 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

6. Elegant apartment in Shibuya

Steps from Yoyogi-Uehara Station between Shibuya and Shinjuku is an elegant apartment in an exclusive residential area. You’d love to come home to the unit after an afternoon spent walking around the nearby shops and restaurants. It’s newly renovated with chic, modern furniture and a well-designed space that fits a living room, dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen in an open layout. There are enough double-sized beds in the two spacious bedrooms and a double-sized sofa bed in the living room that sleeps eight guests. Conveniences like a high-tech bathroom with a tub and shower, heating, air conditioning, free internet, TV, and washing facilities are provided for during the required minimum six-night stay.

Shibuya! Elegant 2BR apartment in luxury residential area.
11 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
more counter space in the bathroom and kitchen would be nice
apartment was fully equipped with everything we needed
try the anchovy cabbage dish
sehr gute wohnung mit top ausstattung
apartment itself is spacious and well equipped, shower room is great, everything is brand new
Cleanliness:
the apartment was spacious, very clean and modern
the apartment is modern, spacious, immaculately clean and very conventient
the apartment was very nice and w a s extremely quiet
Host:
he also offered to help with finding out more about tokyo
our host mr makoto-san was very helpful, he responded to all emails and queries very promptly
they have wooden toys for the kids to play with, and the corner table is reserved for families with small children
the kids got to attend a local preschool (josai preschool, affiliated with the josai church in hatagaya) for two weeks, with only a couple days notice
the manager clyde is helpful and always available
Location:
all around the station there are so many chic restaurants to check out, there is a large pharmacy and supermarket in the yoyogiuehara station
many restaurants, cafes and a well stocked supermarket are in or near the station
with odakyu line and chiyoda line running through yoyogiuehara station, so many places were easily accessible
located in a safe neighbourhood (great for a family walk in the evening) close to supermarkets, station and plenty of restaurants
it is in a quiet, residential area with food options, quaint cafes and just ten minutes from the train
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7. Cozy studio with a loft (from USD 148)

Though space is compact, this studio with a loft provides cozy shelter for four guests. It has an open plan shared by a living room and a kitchenette equipped with a microwave, small ref, and stove. The sofa in the living room spreads into a bed that sleeps two guests. On the same floor is a bathroom with a toilet separate from the tub and sink. A uniquely designed stairway leads up to the loft simply furnished with two single beds for two more guests. Basic conveniences like air conditioning, free internet, heating, and TV are provided during the required three-night stay. The unit is eight minutes away from Shibuya Eastside where there are restaurants, shops, shrines, and temples.

Near Shibuya Crossing 8 minutes Walk !! New build cozy room .
3 reviews
guest house 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The photos here are pretty
I am a well traveled business executive in the hi-tech sector
The steps that lead to this 2nd floor are at an extreme angle that going to and from the toilet on the 1st floor in the middle of the night can be dangerous as they are not proper steps but on book...
Host:
-- I only wish to voice my caution so that others do not have to come home to an amateur accommodation that overlooks basic needs like hygiene and safety Caveat emptor
had drool stains on them under the cover; blanket smelled sweaty; both of us went to the dermatologist to discover we had bed bug bites; and worst of all
we received no level of refund even though I didn't stay the last few nights I can send pics of our bites and of the soiled pillows as evidence if you wish Bedroom is on the 2nd floor which is ...
Location:
Check-in and communications top notch
and I have no intent to express ill will
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8. Lovely modern apartment

Two minutes away from Higashi-Shinjuku station and ten minutes to Shin Okubo station is a lovely apartment on the tenth floor of a building. It’s a spacious unit with a modern minimalist vibe providing cozy shelter for eight guests with its three capacious bedrooms furnished with thick-cushioned beds. Enjoy family gatherings in the cozy living room lounging on the huge L-shaped sofa while watching cable TV. Though the dining table is good for four guests, the kitchen is fully equipped to cook large-sized family meals. Sliding doors open to a wide balcony with amazing city views.

[PL10E] Shinjuku/Higashi-Shinjuku 2 min Sta. 80sqm Sunny spacious modern 3LDK
2 reviews
Apartment 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
apartment was super clean with a straightforward instructions list very spacious for the 6 of us
Location:
location was perfect near some amazing restaurants a train station and supermarket
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9. Neat and spacious flat near train stations

The two-bedroom apartment is minutes away from the Shinsen and Shibuya train station walking distance to restaurants and shops. It has basic but modern interiors simply decorated with white walls, hardwood flooring, and minimalist furniture. On one floor is a living room, a four-seater dining area, a fully stocked kitchen with laundry equipment, two spacious bedrooms, and a private bathroom with a separate toilet and tub. Each room has a double bed that sleeps four guests and a sofa bed in one of the rooms sleeps the fifth one. A baby crib is available upon request. For three nights minimum, guests enjoy cozy shelter provided with free internet, TV, air conditioning, and elevator access.

2BEDROOMS BRIGHT QUIET APT 45sqm / SHIBUYA 8MINS WALK
Shinsencho
1 review
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

10. Exclusive parkside suite

This two-bedroom condo is perfect for four guests staying in Tokyo for three nights if they intend to do a lot of sightseeing in the city. It’s close to several train stations, Yoyogi Park, Omotesando Boulevard, shops, and restaurants. Enjoy full privacy of the unit with basic comforts like free internet, heating, air-conditioning, laundry facilities, flat-screen TV, and wheelchair access. The clean interiors have minimal décors like hardwood flooring, hip and modern furniture, and home accents. The modest space has an open plan featuring a cozy living room and a fully stocked kitchenette with a counter serving as the dining area. Two spacious bedrooms contain thick-cushioned beds for cozy sleeping with huge closets and desk space. The one-and-a-half bathrooms have a tub and shower.

EXCLUSIVE OMOTESANDO/PARK side 2-Bedrms SUITE 75m2
shibuya-ku jingumae 1-10-11 Park Axis Meiji-Jingumae 202
8 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

A charming mix of east and west

Most of these rentals are a charming mix of Japanese minimalism with Western influences on the furniture, layout, and appliances. This unique combination provides cozy shelter for travelers with a wide selection from small to large spaces. When planning your trip, book these rentals so that you’ll have a memorable stay in Tokyo.

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