|Commented by present & former
Thank you for your staying with
I arrived in Tokyo in
july 2006 with a friend for a one month Aikido stage at
the Aikikai Hombu Dojo.
I’ve enjoyed my stay in
First of all, it is quite
difficult for foreigners to find accomodations in Tokyo
for such a short term.
Marika’s appartment are very
convenient for such a trip ! They are well located near
the Hombu Dojo in Shinjuku and very close to
In addition, Marika has let us
to use two bicycles for the length of our stay, so that
in was very easy to go to the Dojo and to visit
The room was very neat and confortable, it
comes with access to a fully equipped kitchen and
shower/bathroom as well as washing machine and dryer
(very important for aikido practicants), and of course
Moreover, Marika is always willing to help
with your stay in japan
and she can give you many
advices ; She speaks english fluently as for as many
other languages like french !!
This was very
convenient for my friend who did not understood english
You can meet many different interesting people in
the appartment from all over the world, this makes your
stay a very interesting experience!
So if you want to
stay in Tokyo, think about Marika’s appartments
I arrived in Tokyo for a
four months stage at the university. I can't
japanese and sometimes is really difficult
communicate with japanese people.
In the Shinjuku
appartment I found fantastic foreing and japanese
that they help me everytime, with a kind and
friendly ambient. The
appartment is near the center
and I could move and visit Tokyo without
house is quite, rooms are comfortables and you can find
things that you need in your normal and
domestic life. Thank you to my stage
appartment, I could enjoy more Tokyo, Japan and the
In the summer of 2003
I had opportunity to get a recommendation from one of my
I enjoy to recall my memory of my
German speaking landlord lady was very
friendly, careful and helped us every time. She spent
her time to show me the city. This traditional Japanese
style apartment is clean and comfortable. There are all
what one needs in the daily life, fridge, freezer,
cocking stove, aircondition, wash machine and dryer. The
sharing flat mates were so nice I still have contact
with them. The apartment is located middle of Tokyo
however one feels comfortable. At the corner there is a
public bath house,
many small shops, little
restaurants and bars.
From the apartment by walk or
bicycling it takes
several minutes to
I can reccoment Shinjuku
Apartment to everybody.
I have stayed here again in
the summer of 2003 & 2004 for a while and like to
come againg in the futur.
I'm a researcher
visiting at Waseda university, and have so far
four months in Tokyo.
I looked into several
housing options and found Shinjuku Apartment to be the
optimal choice in terms of location, price and
Many competing housing options
advertise that they are "20 minutes from Shinjuku" or
similar, which actually means that they are quite a bit
outside the Shinjuku ward.
This is a problem if you
wish to get home after a night out when the trains have
stopped going, or if you wish to commute by bicycle like
Shinjuku Apartment houses are located in the
heart of Tokyo, so you don't waste your precious time
travelling. Considering this, Shinjuku Apartment is very
competitively priced and flexible.
|If I am asked what would be
the happiest time I have had in Tokyo, the answer would
undoubtedly be the year I stayed in Shinjuku Apartment
(SA). It was between Fall 2004 - Winter 2005.
offered me not just a clean, neat and comfortable place
to stay for my study, it offered me the culture of Japan
I moved from a 4.5 mat sunny room to a 6 mat
no-window room. All were particularly japanese. All were
rich in tradition. You can never find such rooms
anywhere you travel. They gave you a special taste, a
good picture of how japanese live, and work. Come to
Tokyo and stay in Hilton or the Hyatt, then you'd better
not come !
The landlady was another reason why I
loved SA. She was amazing, speaking to you in your
mother tongue :( (or at least English or one other
common language). She was nice to me (and my friends).
She took us on tours, showing us another part of Tokyo,
revealing another picture of Tokyo and its immediate
neighbors to our poor artistic soul. She inspired us of
our stay in Japan.
Now I am staying in a better
place, as my life is on another page.
Marika-sensei, for giving me a good reason to remember
Japan, and Tokyo.
(stayed in 3 bedroom flat in Akebonobashi)
hey,im a tattoo artist from norway and im staying in marika´s shinjuku appartment on the rooftop garden.
i love the place,it is wey cosy and it is complete privacy in the heart of tokyo.
marika is the coolest lady ever,she has helped me alot since i came to japan.
this is my first time and my reason here was to try to meet the one and only true tattoo-master.
she called him for me and arranged a meeting,and she even comes with me every time so i can find the place and transelate so we can speak together since i dont know any japanese.
she even let me borrow a bikesycle,and that was awsome becase it is wery eazy to get lost if u are new here.
i highly recomend staying at any of her appartments.
had another room for some weeks when i was waiting for the rooftop,this was also great prize and a great traditional japanese room.
thank you soo much for everything marika!
(stayed in the roof top garden
room in Ushigome-Yanagicho)
If you are looking for a
convenient, affordable place in Tokyo, seek
Marika-san offers fully furnished
rooms at very reasonable prices. And what is more, she
is exceptionally kind and does her best to make you feel
comfortable. Also, she speaks fluent
English and German plus several other languages and is
very internationally minded, so you won`t have to worry
about language or cultural barriers.
The room I live
in is clean and convenient and surprisingly quiet, yet
it is located in central Tokyo.
Furthermore, it comes
with access to a fully equipped kitchen and
shower/bathroom as well as washing machine and dryer.
Whether you are here on business, as a student or a
tourist, Marika`s appartments are perfect for every
||Hi! As a foreigner trying to
live in Japan we become faced with many
that are unrelated to any situation a local Japanese
ever encounter. However, we often forge ahead
and do our best to
endure the continuing nonsense.
One of the biggest challenges is
apartment or house. Key money, non-refundable deposit,
(so called) refundable deposit, and "please" money is
the first worry,
then there is the 2-4 Guarantors you
might need - shall I continue....
Anyway, as I
searched and searched and I eventually found "Marika"
petite woman with more energy and perseverance than
a curious cat on
cat-nip! She showed me one of her
rooms and even though I was not so
excited to share I
took the place, and after that it was all so fun!
met and lived with many interesting people from
different parts of the world, made friends, and was
Tokyo is full of people, but even when
you are surrounded by many,
you are really all
Moreover, I am a man that needs his own
space and so I endured the
shared room for a little
over a year before getting my chance to live in the only
private apartment Marika has, and I have now been here
for 2 plus years.
My goal is to move to a larger
place someday, but for now this centrally located,
reasonably priced, semi-furnished
is my home.
Thank you Marika for all you
Without your support, many of us foreigners would
be homeless or
In the summer of 2007 I spent three months in the Kagurazaka house of Shinjuku
Ms. Marika, the German speaking landlord
lady was very friendly, careful and helped me every
The apartment was clean and comfortable.
My room was 19 sqm big and was fully furnished with
Japanese style furniture.
The apartment included
everything one needs in the daily life like fridge,
freezer, cocking stove, aircondition, wash machine and
The apartment is located in Idabashi, a
neighborhood in the center of Tokyo.
Kagurazaka-dori is the lovely high street of Idabashi
and you can find hundreds of good and reasonable
restaurants and shops in the area. Furthermore, from the
apartment all other center districts are easy to reach
by bike or subway.
I shared the apartment with
four other international people.
My room mates were
all very nice and it was a very easy and convenient to
meet new people in Tokyo.
I can recommend
Shinjuku Apartments to everyone.
Especially the well
located area and the very nice and friendly land lady
make the stay very pleasant and
Hello People. Three of my six years spent in Japan were in the wonder that is Shinjuku Apartments.
They are some of the most conveniently located and priced apartments anywhere in Tokyo. Everything that you will need for your stay is provided.
The Place is clean, the other tenants are all good people, and the landlord
is very friendly and always willing to help with your stay in Japan.
Many other shared apartments tend to be expensive, not as clean and not
with such a pleasant atmosphere.
And living solo in Tokyo has been made a major difficulty for foreigners.
My time spent in Shinjuku was most enjoyable.
And many of the people I met there are still my friends today.
So if you want the best experience to your time in Tokyo, stay in Shinjuku Apartments!
(stayed in 3 bedroom flat
Hello everyone !
holidays in Tokyo I had a problem of housing and I
needed to find quickly somewhere to stay for 2 weeks and
A friend recommended me Marika san's
appartments because he was living there and felt really
Marika san is a very kind person, who can
help you when you're in trouble.
She can speak
french, english, ... which is very convenient when you
don't understand japanese.
She even lent me a bicycle
during my stay.
Shinjuku Appartements are really well
Neighour is pleasant and quiet.
appartments are not very far from center of Shinjuku,
some are near from Iidabashi, nice district.
are just at few minutes to subway
Appartements are really comfortable, you
have all convenience (equipped kitchen, bathroom,
washing-drying machine, air conditionner,
You can stay there even for a very short
It's not easy to find housing as good as
those ones !
Marika will always do her best to
make your stay (for short or long period)
Thank you Marika san
||f you are coming to Tokyo
and want to have a unique, fulfilling
without getting ripped off in the world`s most expensive
give Marika`s apartments a try.
with it is notoriously difficult for foreigners to find
an apartment in Tokyo -- usually we are required to pay
huge deposits/down payments (i.e. shikikin, reikin,
agency fees etc.)
and often they won`t even rent to
gaijin to begin with.
Marika`s apartments are
special because she is completely open to foreigners,
huge lump sums of money to move in
and the locations are very good (in the heart of
Shinjuku - the most convenient place in Tokyo).
rooms are clean, furnished and shared with other
friendly and interesting internationals.
you`re willing to waste a ton of money on an overpriced
room with a greedy rental corporation (like leopalace)
or something (really a rip off!), or are rich enough to
actually rent a place on your own, I would say Marika
provides the best value in Tokyo.
provides these rooms out of charity, as she puts a lot
of work into helping foreigners move in and doesn`t even
profit herself (she seems more interested in meeting new
interesting, intellectual and well-educted people than
Also, Marika herself is a very
interesting and intelligent women who is always willing
She has many worldly experiences, is
well-travelled and can speak several languages. She is
very reasonable and will make your experience
Writer, company owner
I arrived in Tokyo an
evening of november to take some Aïkido's lessons during
Marika received me very warmly and
accomodated me in her appartement in Shinjuku.
have everything you need on it and it's close to
markets, subway station and for aïkido students it's
close to the Aïkikai.
I had a very nice time
there, with the other persons in the flat
Domo aligato to Marika ( and to Max and
(stayed in 3 bedroom
of the Ministry of
Labor in France
Merci infiniment pour cette attention très gentil.
Je me suis déjà trouver un très bon magasin accoter du Tokyo Dome, il et
J aime votre pays je ne veux plus partir, il est merveilleux, et, le peuple
JAPONAIS est d une gentillesse infini.
Je vous remercie et je vous reconnecterai très bientôt par @mail.
P.S. TOKYO est une ville fabuleuse j en suis tomber amoureux!!!
I enjoy my stay in Shinjuku
You can meet lots of people from different
during your stay.
My flat mates are
funny and outgoing people.
The apartment includes
everthing you need for your daily life.
from fridge, washing mashine, dryer to aircon.
wanna have a good start in Japan,
give Shinjuku Apartment a try.It's worth it!
(stayed in 3 bedroom flat
||I stayed three times so far in Marika's Shinjuku appartment. I came twice as a student and once on a vacation.
Whether you can speak Japanese or not, you'll feel at ease with the landlord
who's completly fluent in English and who's also pretty good in French!
Those appartment are very convenient and Marika also gave me a bicycle
each time so I can enjoy the city's surface instead of only using the subway.
You'll find here completly furnished rooms/kitchen/toilet/bathroom and
free access to unlimited high speed internet access. Finally, the rooms
are all being supervised on a human level. If you have question/problem,
you can just send a mail and you'll get an answer on the same day (often
face to face); that's nothing like Sxxxx House where you feel alone in
front of a hudge company.
I highly recommend staying at Marika's Shinjuku appartment.
Stayed at Enoki house, Suzuki House and room 2o4
Asian Market MBA student