Per night: dormitory ¥2,500, tatami room for two ¥3,000 (1 person ¥4,500), tatami room for three ¥3,000 (2 people ¥3,500 per person); 20% off weekly stay
- 3 Chome-8-12 Koenji-kita Suginami, Tokyo (Fudeno bldg. 4F)
- Distance from Station:
- 5 minutes from JR Koenji Station
- +81 (0)3 3330 5163 (12pm - 10pm)
- check-in 3:00pm ~ 8:00pm, check-out 12:00pm
- Japanese, Chinese and English speaking staff available
MANUKE GUEST HOUSE
Stay at Manuke and Connect to Koenji
Manuke is basic accommodation with instant access to local Koenji culture and community. Manuke refers to the type of guests that stay here and the staff that work here. Manuke is not a kind word but let’s just say the people you will meet here are pleasantly unusual. Koenji is known as the birthplace of punk in Tokyo but that is not all Koenji has to offer; there is a much broader music scene and Koenji is also a main hub for creatives or anyone interested in counter culture. The guests that stay here reflect this diversity.
Manuke Guest House is situated down one of the many shopping streets that extend from Koenji Station like distorted spokes on a wheel. On the 4th floor you’ll find the Living room with balcony, toilet, washing machine (mostly for staff but when available you can use it) and 2 dormitory rooms with bunk beds (one 8 person male/female and one 6 person all female). On the 5th floor is a small and large tatami mat room (2 people/ 3 people respectively), toilet, shower and small kitchen. The living room is large with couches, computer and audio equipment, toaster oven, microwave, kettle, books and a drink vending machine. They also sell some local crafts and vegan instant noodles at the counter. All rooms including the living room have access to the balconies with great views of Koenji and Tokyo. On the second floor, not connected with Manuke, is an art space open to artists and musicians for events.
Owner Matsumoto-san has lived in Koenji for many years and also owns the recycled goods shop and a bar called Nantoka Bar (super cheap great food and drinks) where guests often hang out. All 3 are on the same street. Many times the people in Tokyo are characterized as cold and the atmosphere as crowded and busy. Matsumoto-san wanted a place that would destroy that image and Manuke in Koenji is that place. Here you will be able to tap into the local scene immediately and make some new friends to explore Koenji and the rest of Japan. There is nowhere to stay more connected to Koenji culture than Manuke.
Book now at https://www.manuke.asia/form/
[published July 2018]