There are thousands of hidden gems on Airbnb, and while I was doing my research for my Tokyo trip, I’ve found these ones. Although they are all booked up for the dates I wanted, I have decided to keep my journal public for myself to refer to, when I need them for my next trip. If any of you have tried these, please do let me know your experiences!
1. Kyodo House in Setagaya (2 guests)
Japanese studios Sandwich and Team Low-Energy used three truckloads of timber to create the sculptural facade of this KYODO HOUSE that also boasts a two-storey-high library and an indoor swing (see above photo slide). It might look expensive to stay in, but it is only costing US$100 per night. This is on the top of my to-stay list!
2. A loft near Harajuku (2 guests)
Minimal Japanese style loft with natural light, perfect for 2.
3. Concrete loft in Omotesando (2 guests)
This loft is quite a masculine one. Very open, with an open bath tub in the centre of the studio, just a few steps up. The kitchen is an industrial one, would be nice to invite a few friends for drinks and dinner.
1. A loft near Roppongi (2 guests)
This one is almost in a setting for movie-lovers. And yes, the host does keep a lot of DVDs and vinyls with proper players in it.
2. Japanese Tea Room near Shibuya (2 guests)
This is quite a dramatic one, good for those who love traditional Japanese setting with a modern twist. A special tea room (inside those blinds in the middle of the room) is set for you to meditate, or perhaps play hide-and-seek in costumes.
1. Caravan near Omotesando (1 guest)
This is one fun thing to try in Japan! You get to use a shared office with wifi if you stay in this place. The van is parked in a fixed spot and you won’t be able to drive it around though.
(photo credits to Airbnb)
What are your personal favourite Airbnb apartments?