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Tokyo Apartment to Share w/ Tokyo Visitors!

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Nisekrew Tina @tinatimeofficial has been promoted and expatriated to live in HK. She has lived in Tokyo for 13 years and has an apartment she would like to rent out. ( Daily, Weekly, etc )  She still lives there when she is in Tokyo so she keeps her room and rents out the other 2 rooms.  So you can be assured she loves her place and she maintains it very well.
Contact Tina for inquiries via email tinatimeofficial@gmail.com or whats app at +852-9888-7080 #H2HTokyo #Tokyo #H2HRealEstate

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LARGE MODERN 2BR APT SHIBUYA/EBISU

Large, fully renovated modern 2BR 90m2 apt in the heart of central Tokyo. Big rooms & space rare in Tokyo w/ cozy furniture & balcony w/ spectacular views of Tokyo & its landmarks. Well loved property big enough for families & groups of up to 6-8pax.

THE SPACE:

With Tokyo & Japan becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in recent years, it has become increasingly difficult to find hotel accommodation that is well located, SPACIOUS, good value for money & able to house large groups. Not to mention modern & cozy at the same time!

If that is what you’re looking for, then we believe that our apartment situated in Shibuya w/ access to Ebisu & Daikanyama Stations is the right place for you! To better imagine: Shibuya is where the infamous Large Pedestrian Crossing (think Lost in Translation) is located! It is the center of Modern Japanese Culture & our apartment has easy access to transport, restaurants, convenience stores, groceries & nightlife.

This newly renovated actually 105m2 apartment of which 90m2 is for your use is an extremely well loved, personally furnished apartment by someone who has lived in Japan for over 13yrs & is only being shared due to expatriation taking us out of the country most of the time. Hence our wanting to share this beautiful space with you all!

The 90m2 space for use includes:

2 Large Bedrooms (Master Bedroom has large window w/ view of Tokyo)

Large Living Room (with large windows along entire wall w/ view of Tokyo & it’s Landmarks) w/ Sofa Bed and can seat 8-10pax comfortably

Spacious Fully Equipped Kitchen with 4 burner stove, Nespresso Machine, toaster, microwave, hot water pot, utensils, cooking condiments at your disposal w/ Dining Table inside

Modern Bathroom outfitted w/ washing machine and the Shower Room also has an electronically operated bathtub in the deep Japanese -Separate Toilet w/ remote control bidet

Large Balcony taking up entire length of apartment

-Lots of Storage Space during your stay

This size of apartment is a rare find in Tokyo & is perfect for the traveler that wants space, modernity & character at the same time. It can comfortably house 6 people & accommodate up to 8pax MAX w/ the use of air mattresses we also have on hand.

Travel for us is a passion & the apartment is filled w/ hundreds of Travel Guides, mementos from trips, Books on Art & Entertaining that you are welcome to enjoy during your stay.

Can we mention again the BEAUTIFUL VIEW that the apartment has? You can enjoy spectacular views of Tokyo & it’s landmarks from the windows or while having a coffee/drink on the balcony where you can easily see Tokyo Tower, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Syktree and Tokyo Bay all in one glance. With such a view you are in Tokyo yet feel at home too.

We cannot share enough the love we have for our apartment & the beautiful times & memories we have made here & hope that you will experience the same as well!

THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

SHIBUYA-Bright, fun, flashy, trend-setting, iconic, spectacular, Shibuya is a must-see&do destination for any traveler to Tokyo. Famous the world-over for being the epicenter of Tokyo youth culture (made famous by the likes of Gwen Stefani and the movie “Lost in Translation”), Shibuya is a feast for the senses. At its heart is Hachiko Crossing, where travellers stop for their “Lost in Translation” photo op moment, 109 Department Store, where anybody who is anybody on the cutting edge of fashion shops, and the transport hub of Shibuya Metro Station. In between are restaurants, cafes, bars, and people-watching that could occupy one for hours, if not days.

DAIKANYAMA-Within a stone’s throw of Shibuya lies the chic, sophisticated, fashion-forward, design-oriented Ebisu/Daikanyama. Wheras Shibuya is the playground of Tokyo pop culture aficionados, Ebisu/Daikanyama is its upmarket counterpart, replete with cool cafes, idiosyncratic boutiques, local cult fashion labels, a weekly farmer’s market, watering holes to while the nights away. Having resisted the spread of major franchises and chain stores, Daikanyama retains a unique character and is the neighborhood where locals flock to refresh their seasonal wardrobes and lifestyle accessories while drinking coffee at the myriad cafes along the way.

Our property is located at the intersection of Shibuya, Daikanyama, and Ebisu, with a large supermarket, 4 convenience stores, and several restaurants within half a block’s distance. The area is pedestrian and bike-friendly, with a lot to see and do whether shopping, eating, or sightseeing is on your itinerary. Just go out the door and Tokyo’s wealth of sights is available in an instant!

THINGS TO NOTE:

All the guests will receive detailed information before arrival on how to check-in smoothly. We are flexible and depending on the time we can arrange to have our concierge meet you personally to give a tour and answer any and all questions. Alternatively, we can give you details on how to access the apartment through a designated mailbox and code. A guest manual is on hand to supplement any FAQs regarding house rules, operation of appliances, garbage disposal, location of transport, grocery stores, eating establishments, etc.

AMENITIES/FACILITIES:

Amenities/Facilities:

– Wi-Fi access

– Clean bath towels and linen

– Toiletries

– Hair dryer

– Washing machine

– Full kitchen with fridge, stove, toaster, microwave, kettle, condiments for cooking

– Shower/bath room and Japanese style washlet toilet

– Air conditioners

– Iron & ironing board

ACCESS/GETTING AROUND

-4 min walk to Shibuya New South Exit where the Narita Express is. VERY convenient if you are coming this way.

-8 min walk to Shibuya Station (Yamanote, Toyoko, Oedo, Hanzomon, Ginza Lines)

-10 min walk to Ebisu Station (Yamanote Line, Hibiya Metro Line)

-12 min walk to Daikanyama Station (Toyoko Line)

Easy access to Taxis as building is on a main road.

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Very spacious, bright and cozy living room. Red sofa doubles as a sofa bed.

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Living Room Angle 3

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Living Room Angle 5

Tokyo Apartment to Share with Tokyo Visitors (7)Sofa bed converted. Big enough for 2pax!

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Master Bedroom, bright, spacious and airy with views of Tokyo.

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Master Bedroom w/ Air Mattress option for more guests

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Master Bedroom Angle from entrance.

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Guest Bedroom w/ lots of room!

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Guest Bedroom other angle

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Guest Bedroom w/ Air Mattress option for more guests.

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Roomy, fully equipped kitchen.

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Kitchen w/ Dining Table & Chairs and full appliances.

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Bathroom

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Shower and Bathtub unit. Very spacious as well.

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Japanese Style Washlet Toilet

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Very spacious balcony overlooking Tokyo

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View of Tokyo from the balcony w/ Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree in sight!

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Tokyo Sightings May 2016

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No matter how many times we go back to Tokyo, there are always so many interesting things to see and discover in this city! WE LOVE JAPAN!!

Love this place – Marunochi Park Building – which is near the PeninsulaTokyo Sightings May 2016 (8) Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (3) Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (4) Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (2) Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (7) Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (5) Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (6)  Flowers on the sidewalk in Ginza #H2HTokyo #h2hflowers #ginzatokyoTokyo Sightings May 2016 (9)  Sakura ( Cherry Blossoms) Pompom tree at the Fendi store, Ginza  #fendi #sakura #H2HTokyoTokyo Sightings May 2016 (11)  Mom with Karl Lagerfeld Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (10) Love all the greenish the shop/store windowsTokyo Sightings May 2016 (12) Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (22)   Wow! Bvlgari chocolates! Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (13)

Bvlgari chocolates! Y1,500 per piece #bvlgari #bvlgarichocolate #matsuyaginza #H2HChocolateTokyo Sightings May 2016 (14)  Mother’s Day Gift box for Bvlgari Il Cioccolato Y2,500 for this one piece in a gift box which is like a jewelry box Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (15)  Cute cookie sticks at the Matsuya Food hall #Matsuya #H2HTokyo #CookiesTokyo Sightings May 2016 (16) Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (17) Honey from all over the world at the Matsuya food hallTokyo Sightings May 2016 (18) Love this!! This is how I eat!  A little of everything :-)Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (19)  Pork  at the Matsuya Food hall. They sell like beef which is by 100 grams #Matsuya #H2HTokyo #H2HLechon #H2HBaconTokyo Sightings May 2016 (20) Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (21) Patty and Jimmy!!! Spotted at a cafe in HarajukuTokyo Sightings May 2016 (23)  Youth’s Time Tower by Taro Okamoto 1866Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (24) Food booths outside the new Tokyo GinzaTokyo Sightings May 2016 (25) Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (26)  If there’s a 100 yen store there’s 3 coins @3coins_official store where everything is 300 yen  #H2HTokyo #3coinsTokyo Sightings May 2016 (27) Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (28)  Sharing some beautiful photos of my friend @jayjayeus who went to 3 different places outside Tokyo to see flowers! Blue flowers  in Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki. Takes about an hour and half by train from Tokyo. This is only 2 weeks in a year.

Shibazakura Festival by Mt. Fuji – Pink moss – April 29- May 29

Wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park
#H2HFlowers #H2HTokyo #Shibazakura #pinkmoss #mtfuji #asikagaflowerpark #hitachiseasidepark

Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (29) Sancho Japanese pepper comes leaves :-) How beautifully it is packaged!Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (30)  Tuna panga ( jaw) #tunajaw #Mitsukoshi #H2HTokyoTokyo Sightings May 2016 (31) Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (32)  Salad  Only in Japan #H2HTokyo #Mitsukoshi #saladTokyo Sightings May 2016 (33)Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (35)  Fresh cherries  Only in Japan  #H2HTokyo #cherries
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Yakitori, Tonkatsu and Tempura in the Mitsubishi Food hallTokyo Sightings May 2016 (36) Heart pastry :-)Tokyo Sightings May 2016 (37)  Sausage lollipop at Moku Moku in Tokyo Midtown Mall #H2HTokyo #sausagelollipop #sausageTokyo Sightings May 2016 (1)

Tokyu Plaza Ginza

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Tokyu Plaza Ginza – newly opened – March 31, 2016 #tokyuplazaginza #H2HTokyoTokyu Plaza Ginza (3) Love all the shops!!!Tokyu Plaza Ginza (4) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (5) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (6) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (7) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (8) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (9) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (10) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (13) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (15) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (14) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (11) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (12) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (16) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (17) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (18) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (19) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (20) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (21) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (22) Food!!Tokyu Plaza Ginza (23) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (24) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (27) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (25) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (26) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (28) This floor is dedicated to Japanese entrepreneursTokyu Plaza Ginza (33)Find Japan Market Tokyu Ginza Tokyu Plaza Ginza (32) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (34) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (29) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (30) Tokyu Plaza Ginza (31) Tokyu Plaza Ginza Many restaurants  and cafes in Tokyo PlazaTokyu Plaza Ginza (2)

Fujiya Ginza

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 Near the hotel – Fujiya ? We love Milky.  I made sure we stopped by because my sister had a soft serve here and I wanted to try it  Fujiya Ginza (14) Fujiya Ginza (13) Everything looks so good!Fujiya Ginza (12) Fujiya Ginza (10) Fujiya Ginza (11) Fujiya Ginza (9)  The Soft serve is not really from a soft serve machine, it is frozen ice cream which they put in a machine that just makes it a soft serveFujiya Ginza (8) It’s okay :-)   A bit too sweet for me :-)Fujiya Ginza (7) We went back another day and saw this sign!! Fujiya Ginza (6) It was freshly madeFujiya Ginza (5) Fujiya Ginza (4) Fujiya Ginza (3) So we tried one!  YUM!!  Love Japanese cheese tarts!!Fujiya Ginza (2)

Ukai Tei Omotesando

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One of our favourite places in Tokyo!  This time we tried the other branch which is in Omotesando

Previous entry:  Ukai Tei Ginza Jan 14, 2015Ukai Tei Omotesando (9) Ukai Tei Omotesando (8) Ukai Tei Omotesando (7) Ukai Tei Omotesando (6) There is a beautiful bar with a nice view while you are waiting or to have cocktails before dinnerUkai Tei Omotesando (5) Ukai Tei Omotesando (4) Art Gallery of the ownerUkai Tei Omotesando (3) Ukai Tei Omotesando (2) Ukai Tei Omotesando (1) Ukai Tei OmotesandoUkai Tei Omotesando (12)Ukai Tei Omotesando (11)Ukai Tei Omotesando (13)Ukai Tei Omotesando (14)Ukai Tei Omotesando (15)Ukai Tei Omotesando (16)Ukai Tei Omotesando (17)Ukai Tei Omotesando (18)Ukai Tei Omotesando (19)Ukai Tei Omotesando (20)Ukai Tei Omotesando (21) Ukai Best Quality Beef Steak with Japanese onion and Wasabi leaf, garlic chips and pepper #ukaiteiomotesando #ukaitei #H2HTokyo #H2HBeefUkai Tei Omotesando (22)Ukai Tei Omotesando (23)Ukai Tei Omotesando (24)Ukai Tei Omotesando (25) Steamed rice with Ukai Specialty beef Sukiyaki style #ukaitei #ukaiteiomotesando #sukiyaki #H2HTokyo #H2HBeefUkai Tei Omotesando (26)Ukai Tei Omotesando (27)Ukai Tei Omotesando (28)Ukai Tei Omotesando (29)Our friend Jonathan recommended this branch because of the nice dessert areaUkai Tei Omotesando (32)Ukai Tei Omotesando (40)Ukai Tei Omotesando (30)Ukai Tei Omotesando (31)Ukai Tei Omotesando (33)Choose as much as you want!!!Ukai Tei Omotesando (34)Ukai Tei Omotesando (36)Ukai Tei Omotesando (37)Ukai Tei Omotesando (38)Ukai Tei Omotesando (39)Love the amenities in the restroom – mouth wash, face paper, cotton swabs and toothpick
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Ginza Ukai Tei website

Harajuku Visit

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Everytime I go to Tokyo, I come here and just walk down the street :-)  Harajuku Visit (1) This time I took Mom to try CalbeeHarajuku Visit (10) Harajuku Visit (8) Harajuku Visit (9) Harajuku Visit (7) People were lining up for this!!Harajuku Visit (6) Harajuku Visit (5) Harajuku Visit (4) OMG! :-) Harajuku Visit (3)  Cute cotton candy by a heart wall in Takeshita Dori in Harajuku #Harajuku #H2HTokyoHarajuku Visit (2)

Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo

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It’s Golden Week in Japan so it’s so hard to book restaurants. We wanted tempura! No need to look far – in the basement of The Peninsula – Kyoto Tsuruya  @thepeninsulatokyo We had the chef all to ourselves!Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (28) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (6) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (7) I suggest to get the course then just add what you want that is not in the courseKyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (2) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (3) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (5) I got the Momiji Tempura course and it was so good!!  Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (4) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (8) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (9) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (10) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (11) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (12) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (13) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (14) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (26)This is the ala carteKyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (15) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (16) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (17) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (18) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (19) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (20) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (21) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (22) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (23) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (24) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (25) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (27) Kyoto Tsuruya at the Peninsula Tokyo (1)

Echire Tokyo

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One of our first stops nearby The Peninsula – not so near ( haha! ) but worth the walkEchire Tokyo (7) It was early afternoon and many things were sold out already Echire Tokyo (6) Echire Tokyo (1) Echire Tokyo (13) Echire Tokyo (12)  Almond butter Financier Echire  #H2HTokyo #echiretokyo #financierechire #Echire #EchirebutterEchire Tokyo (2) Echire Tokyo (11) Must have been good :-)Echire Tokyo (3) Echire Tokyo (4) Echire Tokyo (10) Echire Tokyo (9) Before leaving for the airport, we went back to be able to buy and maybe bring home some.  Mom and I planned to buy breakfast in Echire which opens at 10am. When we got there we were upset there was a line – and even more upset when we found out the line extended till around the corner.  No Echire for us  #echire #echiretokyo #H2HTokyoEchire Tokyo (8) Viewing from the windowEchire Tokyo (5)

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