8 Great Tokyo Airbnbs for Your Money
Tokyo is home to a neat and tidy 13 million people, so visitors should come knowing it’s going to be crowded. As a result, apartments here tend to be on the small side, while hotels often sell rooms with big price tags.
Travelers can find great value by renting an Airbnb for their trip to Tokyo — and many of these accommodations are even (reasonably) spacious. Some come with complimentary “pocket Wi-Fi” (American SIM cards can be dicey in Japan, so these devices can keep you connected while you’re on the move), while others feature full kitchens and balconies.
This hotel-like apartment comes stocked with amenities such as pocket Wi-Fi, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, and a TV. An en-suite washing machine and dryer are a huge convenience — as is the Airbnb's location near bustling Shinjuku. Rates start at $78 per night.
Set in the residential Akasaka district, this space can comfortably accommodate the entire family with a double bed and a pull-out sofa. The Airbnb also features laundry and a sizable work area. Rates start at $67 per night.
Modern Roppongi Apartment
You’ll get your money’s worth at this Roppongi apartment, with its great location near both nightlife as well as museums. It’s a bright, pretty unit starting at $77 a night, with everything from Wi-Fi and a full kitchen to bath amenities.
Stylish Ginza Apartment
There's a distinct Midcentury vibe about this minimalist but spacious unit, which was recently refreshed by an interior decorator. Guests will be within walking distance to the Tsukiji Fish Market for only $95 a night.
Tsukiji Fish Market
Splurge for this 430-square-foot penthouse apartment in an elevator building with great views of the Shinjuku Imperial Park. Rates start at $118 a night for the one bedroom space (two, if you count the sofa bed).
Minato-ku Business Travel Apartment
This business travel-approved one-bedroom (highly reviewed spaces with 24-hour check-in and a host of work-ready amenities) is right near the iconic Tokyo Tower. Rates start at $94 per night.