It wasn’t my first Airbnb experience in Japan (I stayed in Airbnb in Osaka, and in Shinjuku before this trip), but clearly this was definitely one of the best.
In choosing where to stay, I must have had about 25 listings in my wishlist for Tokyo by then and I honestly couldn’t decide. I even made an Excel sheet comparing the pros and cons of each place haha! In the end, I had to factor in location and if it was near the train station (VERY IMPORTANT!), the price (some places had a low initial price but then there is an extra charge after the cleaning fee which jacks up the final cost), and of course the overall look of the apartment (I wanted to stay somewhere nice and modern of course, hello Japanese toilet bidet technology!). Close proximity to the station is a must for me. Since I use a lot of train as my main transportation channel every time I stay in Tokyo, I always want to stay somewhere near station where I don’t have to walk for more than 10 minutes to get there (lazy ass right here, yes). Another important thing to check is the reviews of other people who have already stayed there so you know more or less what to expect.
So I began my search and stumbled upon this Airbnb located near Takeshita Dori, the main attraction street of Harajuku. It was slightly above my solo travelling budget but I decided to give it a shot since the host stated that it is only 2 minutes away from Harajuku JR Station. Boi did I make the right choice.