Rental house in Ueno & Yanesen

For the price of a room in a business hotel you can get your own apartment, with a fully equipped kitchen, close to Yanaka and Sendagi. There's a two-night minimum stay and a ¥5000 to ¥6000 cleaning fee; ask about discounts for families with children. Richard, the American owner and a long-time Tokyo resident, has lots of tips for exploring the area.