Kita Ikebukuro: Japanese folk house in the vicinity of Tokyo’s big hub

This Come on UP sharehouse embraces the Japanese concept of “wa” (harmony). With traditional tatami mats and Japanese style bedrooms, you can experience living in a typical Japanese home. We’ve tried to create an environment where everyone can feel at peace and connected.


Following the concept of ‘wa’, this sharehouse is located in the quiet urban town of Kita-Ikebukuro, while not nearly as busy as the nearby Ikebukuro city, you won’t have a hard time finding plenty of interesting things to do. There are plenty of local shops, bars, parks, and even an on-sen (public bath) within a short walking distance. And if you feel like you want a change of pace, Ikebukuro City is only a short 15-minute walk away. During the festival season, this quiet town is lively with traditional culture.


This older-style Japanese share house will make you feel as though you’ve traveled back in time. As you walk in, there is an open tatami style living area with a TV and coffee table. The large windows in the main shared space provide plenty of sunlight throughout the day for reading or studying.

Other than the bathroom, the rest of the house is beautiful wooden flooring.  And of course, if you would like some time for yourself, you can relax spend some time in your bedroom, which like the main area, is in a traditional Japanese style.

This open Japanese style tatami area is the perfect space to relax or to sit with your roommates and socialize. Much like many other older Japanese houses, there is a low table in the center with zabuton (cushions for sitting on the floor), which makes for a perfect space to spend time with your roommates.

You can play card games or drink together and socialize around the table. Just past the living room, there is a large open kitchen with plenty of space for cooking and plenty of sunlight, No need to worry about bumping into anyone while you cook. After a long day, you can relax with a hot bath in the large Japanese style shower room.


At the monthly house meeting led by the house manager, housemates can discuss the distribution of cleaning duties and house rules over dinner. Sometimes another sharehouse will join in to eat and drink together.

Easy and convenient communication is always possible. There is a LINE group for the housemates or you can directly message the house manager.


  • Fully loaded kitchen 
  • Cable flat screen TV 
  • Wireless internet 
  • Washing machine 
  • Extra storage room 
  • Bicycle parking area


Nearest stations:

  • 5 min walk to Kita-Ikebukuro station (Tobu-tojo line),
  • 10 min walk to Itabashi station. (JR Saikyo line),
  • 12 min walk to Shin-Itabashi station (Toei Mita line)

Access to main:

  • 2 min to Ikebukuro station (or 20 min walk),
  • 9 min to Shinjuku station,
  • 14 min to Shibuya station

Surrounding area

  • 3 min walk to the shopping street,
  • 3 min walk to the community bathhouse,
  • 5 min walk to convenience stores


Floor Plan


Spacious, vintage and cool

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