Six stylish Airbnb Tokyo stays for a trip to Japan’s capital

From quiet lofts on residential streets to sprawling multi-level apartments with views of Tokyo Tower.
The traditional tatami dining room at Airbnb Tokyo
The traditional tatami dining room at Airbnb Tokyo

Tokyo has been a must-visit travel destination for Australians for years. The electric streets of Akihabara, the sleek and efficient Shinkansen, and the diverse, delicious Fuji-sized mountains of Japanese food—there’s plenty to do in Japan’s capital, but where are the best places to stay in Tokyo? While you could book a top-end hotel, an Airbnb Tokyo stay may be more for you if you’re travelling with a crew and you’d prefer an entire apartment or house.

Below, we take a look at some of the best Airbnbs the Japanese capital has to offer. After a busy day navigating Tokyo’s bustling streets and slurping steaming bowls of ramen, come back to a sprawling multi-level Shibuya apartment, a traditional Japanese crash pad or a quiet, cherry blossom-fringed loft. These are six of the best Airbnb Tokyo stays to book when planning your next trip to Japan.

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The entire apartment view and view of the roof at One Shibuya Hill: Urban Oasis.
The private rooftop. Photo: Airbnb.

Location: Shibuya
Sleeps: 16

Did someone say home away from home? One Shibuya Hill is a spacious four-floor, five-bedroom home tucked away in the heart of Shibuya, just a convenient 10-minute walk to the JR Station. Unwind on the private rooftop with sprawling views of Shibuya, perfect for relaxing after long days of sightseeing, or kick-start your day with an early morning stretch session in the sun-drenched yoga studio.

Reasons to stay:

  • 10-minute walk to Shibuya JR Station
  • Private rooftop
  • Pet-friendly
  • Four bathrooms with rain showers
The bedroom with terrace access at Sakura Shadow Nakameguro Airbnb Tokyo stay
Master bedroom with terrace access. Photo: Airbnb.

Location: Meguro City
Sleeps: 8

This sweet and stylish apartment is located in a quiet residential part of Tokyo, with views of the winding Meguro River visible from the private terrace. Tucked away from Tokyo’s usual hustle and bustle, this Airbnb Tokyo option is located on a street lined with cherry blossoms, making it ideal for springtime visitors.

Reasons to stay:

  • Five-minute walk to Ebisu JR Station
  • Private terrace
  • Cherry blossom views
  • 20-minute walk to Tokyo Tower
The traditional dining room with tatami  mats at Villa Lusso Tokyo Airbnb stay
The dining room. Photo: Airbnb.

Location: Shinjuku
Sleeps: 8

A Japanese-style apartment updated with delicate, luxurious touches, Villa Lusso is located just a seven-minute train ride from central Shinjuku Station. The traditional dining room is laid with traditional tatami mats and the paper-covered shoji sliding walls invite soft natural light for a tranquil at-home dining experience.

Reasons to stay:

  • One minute from the local Nakai Station;
  • Seven-minute train ride from Shinjuku Station
  • Traditional Japanese tatami dining room
The dining room in Traditional Japanese House Tokyo Airbnb in Asakusa
The dining room at Traditional Japanese House. Photo: Airbnb.

Location: Asakusa
Sleeps: 7

This Airbnb is the one to book for travellers seeking an authentic Japan experience on their Tokyo visit. Located behind the historic and iconic Sensoji shrine, one of Asakusa’s key attractions, this home away from home will immerse you in both culture and comfort. With a traditional low-table dining room and tatami mats with futons for sleeping, this is the perfect spot to enjoy humble home-style comfort.

Reasons to stay:

  • Five-minute walk to Asakusa Station
  • Located behind the iconic Sensoji
  • Direct trains to Narita and Haneda airports
The living space and windows at Matsuri Loft House Airbnb Tokyo stay
The living space and windows at Matsuri Loft House. Photo: Airbnb

Location: Shinjuku
Sleeps: 6

A newly renovated loft-style apartment in the heart of Shinjuku, Matsuri Loft House’s design features thoughtful nods to traditional Japanese décor. The flooring of the upstairs sleeping space is a traditional tatami mattress, where guests are able to unroll their futon beds. Sleek multicoloured natural flooring is echoed in the walling, and floor-to-ceiling windows invite ample natural light into the room.

Reasons to stay:

  • Five-minute walk to Hatsudai Station
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Japanese-style room with modern twists
Airbnb Tokyo stay with bedroom with traditional sliding doors in 80m2 house in central Tokyo
A bedroom with queen beds. Photo: Airbnb.

Location: Sagenjaya
Sleeps: 9

This recently renovated 86-year-old double-storey home is a chic blend of modern Scandinavian and traditional Japanese architecture. Classic Scandinavian clean lines and natural wood bedrooms and frames combine with soft tatami to sleep up to nine guests, making this home perfect for families and groups of friends. Plus, it’s just a six-minute walk from the local Den-en Toshi subway station, which will take you straight to Shibuya.

Reasons to stay:

  • Outdoor traditional Japanese-style bath
  • Five-minute walk from the subway station
  • Both Western and Japanese-style bedding options
  • Spacious with high ceilings

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