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Where to stay in Tokyo?


in Tokyo, Japan by @mrwhite | 5yr  | 7 comments

Hello.

Any hints on good places to stay in Tokyo? Ideally near a friendly co-working space.

We are two people. We would prefer renting on a weekly basis so we can try things out the first week and then stay maybe for a month.

โ€“ Christian

PS: This fine article recommends airbnb and some houses catering to exchange students but I was looking for something a bit more specific:

http://www.thrillingheroics.com/tokyo-japan

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@johndbritton | 5yr

I live in Shimokitazawa and recommend the neighborhood highly. Itโ€™s convenient to most places in Tokyo without being in the bustling area of steel and glass. Lots of great restaurants and cafes too. Thereโ€™s a small coworking space called Open Source Cafe with a 1,000 JPY daily rate including a coffee or other drink. They also have a monthly membership for 10,000 JPY.

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@techstonia | 5yr

Yeah, I have visited the neighbourhood and it has a good vibe. Definitely a hip area, but hip areas have good places to eat. :slight_smile:

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@mrwhite | 5yr

Thanks for the hints.

We are still looking for more permanent accommodation - currently staying in an airbnb - but the value is no so good - price wise about the same as a business hotel.

Ps: can anyone recommend a gym in Tokyo that allows (cheap) drop in trainings and where the lack of residency is not a problem?

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@fabiand | 5yr

If I remember correctly, it is easy to drop in at Gold Gyms, but they are not cheap, like JPY1600 for one time.

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@fabiand | 5yr

You can check http://tokyocheapo.com/business/drop-in-coworking-spaces-tokyo/ for coworking spaces. The rest of the site also has plenty of tips about Tokyo.

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@techstonia | 5yr

Iโ€™m not sure if it helps, but Iโ€™ll post a link to the airbnb we used. Itโ€™s has metro stations, restaurants and everything you need nearby. I could see myself living easily in that area, but itโ€™s definitely not a tourist place. A quick googling suggests that some coworking spaces are 30-40 minute metro ride away.

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@mrwhite | 5yr

Thanks - the place is not available for booking until the end of July though. But it seems like we will probably end up with AirBNB - at the moment we are at an APA Hotel.

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