LIVING IN THE HEART OF TOKYO’S HIDDEN CREATIVE CULTURE
Ryo Shimao Ishii
- english, Japanese
About Ryo Shimao Ishii
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive" - Anaïs Nin IG : @returnthisway Hello! I'm a Japanese and have lived 21 years in Sydney, Singapore, and the USA. I left advertising (Dentsu Oddfellows / Dentsu Creative X) for a second time to focus on launching a social enterprise. I've previously worked with deaf people via NOK CAFE BAR creating their brand and managing all communications, and before that worked on a passion project in organic fashion and cross-cultural initiatives through Return Co. I hope to continue being involved in social businesses, and amongst other goals hopefully contribute to creating fruitful and lasting connections between the world and my motherland, meeting people from around the globe :) I live in Shimokitazawa with my rescue dog 'Akiko (May May) Yosano" and a rescue cat "Ryuichi (Ryu chan) Sakamoto". We love the bustling neighbourhood, but also love our downtimes getting touch with nature and all the good things on our amazing planet. If there's anything else you're wondering about us, we're right here. Hope to chat to you soon! Peace from TKY, Ryo
Ryo Shimao Ishii purchased this Apartment in 2019
What makes this Apartment unique
The best areas in Tokyo, in my opinion, are the areas slightly off the major areas like Shinjuku Station or Shibuya Station. It offers just the same accessibility, and strikes a great balance between having a scene and staying charmingly local :) Hatagaya station offers just that, providing great access to the eastern metropolis (Shinjuku - 4 mins by train) as well as the cultural hubs (Shibuya 10 mins / Omotesando 15 mins / Shimokitazawa 8 mins by car) and access to another reputable hub in the west, Kichijoji is also fantastic. All of this while having its own great blend of a scene that is first-timer friendly whilst being 'deeply local'. We hope guests from all over the world can stay and experience this gem of a town just like a local would, and bring back 'a piece' of the Hatagaya spirit, memories and inspirations to share with friends and loved ones back home :)
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Guests may smoke outside the balcony or building
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Being 4 mins from Hatagaya station, you can stroll right down to ALL the bars, bakeries, cafes, restaurants, izakayas, music venues, vinyl stores, local shopping arcades etc. The neighbourhood is very local and still rather untouched by tourists, which makes for a great opportunity to experience a very local side of creative western Tokyo.
Since we wanna share only THE BEST of our neighbourhood, we've compiled a recommendations list EXCLUSIVE to our time-limited guest. Once booking is confirmed and your travel dates are near, we'll send you all of our recommendations, as well as a house manual (including recommendations for an amazing nearby neighbourhood called Shimokitazawa, which is where Ryo lives) :)