Like I said before, our Airbnb rental was one of the most important parts of our trip to Tokyo.

When looking for accommodations, we weren’t sure if we wanted to stay in one place for the entire week or if we wanted to move around to different districts within the city. Once we found the Samurai Room, we knew that this was the place for us.

The hosts that rented out this apartment also rent out nine other rooms in Shinjuku, but I’ll be reviewing the SamuraiR10.

samurai room
Photo Credit: Samurai Room


The Samurai Room is located in the district of Shinjuku, and is only a three-minute walk from the Higashi Shinjuku station. The area around the apartment is safe and quiet, and offers visitors a great place to relax and unwind after a long day of exploring Tokyo. Along with being close to a metro station, it is also close to many restaurants and convenience stores, which we took advantage of for snacks and drinks each night.

We found the Samurai Room to be very comfortable, and were pleasantly surprised to find a clean and cozy apartment that was exactly what the online listing promised.

In the days before our stay at the Samurai Room, the hosts made certain to contact us to ensure that we had everything we needed for our time in Shinjuku. Because of their excellent instructions, we were able to find the apartment easily and were able to access the keys and settle in quickly.

When we first walked into the apartment, we entered right into the kitchen area that was equipped with a washer unit, a mini fridge, sink, microwave, and burner, and was stocked with dishes and silverware. Like most other apartments in Japan, the toilet and shower were in separate rooms. The shower had shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, which was a nice touch since we had packed pretty lightly. Because we went to Tokyo in the heat of summer, the washer was also greatly appreciated, and we left Tokyo with clean clothes in our backpacks. The main room had a double bed, a couch, a nice sized coffee table, and a t.v. The hosts also included a few other amenities like a hair dryer, towels, and yukatas to wear during our stay.

Unfortunately, the apartment did not include a clothes dryer, but there were hangers to dry them outside. Another downside to the apartment was the lack of counter space, but that wasn’t really a necessity since we planned to eat out the majority of our time in the city.

Along with the convenience of the apartment, we were provided with guidebooks and maps to use throughout the week, as well as a pocket wi-fi, which we used every day that we were in Tokyo.

Overall, I’d have to give the Samurai Room 8/10 stars, and would recommend anyone planning a trip to Tokyo to stay here.

Link to the Samurai Room’s Airbnb Listing:


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