A refuge from commotion

Tokyo Little House is the last wooden house that survives on its street at the heart of Tokyo. From a field of ruins in Akasaka in 1948, our little house has watched Tokyo change. The second floor, home to three generations of the same family until the 21st century, is now a private hotel. Earthen walls and delicate wood-frame windows separate the seven-decade-old living room from the bustling, modern neon cityscape just below. Make this piece of Tokyo's history your home as you explore the past and present layers of the city.

Guests are invited to enjoy a complementary drink in our first-floor cafe, where we have a small exhibition on Tokyo's history, and our staff can provide you with information and recommendations to help you enjoy the neighborhood and city. 

Vintage charm and modern amenities

Tokyo Little House has been lovingly renovated to preserve the space's original architectural charm, as well as reminders of its decades as a family home. At the same time, it has been updated with a modern kitchenette, spacious shower, washlet toilet, and heating and cooling system for short- to medium-term travelers to feel comfortable and at home. The bedroom contains queen size bed and single-size sofa bed, while the tatami living room is furnished with a low table that becomes a heated kotatsu during wintertime as well as two Japanese futon for additional guests. We provide speciality coffee beans from our cafe for you to make pour-over coffee in the second-floor kitchen.

From here to everywhere in Tokyo

Tokyo Little House is nestled among the buildings of Akasaka, an entertainment and business district at the heart of Tokyo. With roots in the 16th century, this neighborhood has played host to numerous historical events just outside the gates of Edo Castle (now the Imperial Palace) and the National Parliament. For decades it has been at the forefront of Tokyo's transformation into a modern, cosmopolitan metropolis, while still remaining the home of a secondary residence of the imperial family and a center of politics and business. After sunset, the neon-lit streets fill with office workers and tourists out to enjoy one of the city's biggest entertainment districts.

Roppongi and the Imperial Palace are within walking distance. Three stations and four metro lines within a five-minute walk provide easy transfer-free access to Shibuya, Shinjuku, Shimokitazawa, Ginza, Asakusa, Ueno, and Yanaka.

Before booking

Children and families are welcome. Please be aware that the living room and bedroom are connected in an open floor plan. Semi-transparent bamboo screens can be lowered to partially separate the spaces.

The stairs are quite steep and therefore the hotel is unsuitable for elderly or physically impaired guests.

The house is located at the center of a lively entertainment district. Groups of people can sometimes be heard on the street outside from around 9 PM until around midnight or later. The house has double windows and disposable earplugs are provided in case it is unusually noisy. Be note that light sleepers may be disturbed.

Tokyo Little House accepts reservations up to six months in advance and has a three-night minimum stay. The second floor is accessible through a separate entrance from the cafe that is equipped with an electronic lock.

Booking and cancellation policy

Check in: 3 PM

Check out: 11 AM

We can hold your luggage before check in or after check out.

50% due at time of booking.

50% due 7 days prior to arrival.

Refunds are not possible after 7 days prior to arrival.

In the event of natural disaster in Tokyo, severe damage to the facilities caused by accident, or other extenuating circumstances that preclude our ability to provide accommodation, your deposit will be returned in full.

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