House swap in Tokyo

Swaphouse is a free platform to exchange homes with remote workers. An affordable, fun and unique way to travel in Tokyo and live (and work) like a local!

Discover new places

Work during the day and explore your new location in the evenings and weekends. Save vacation days by combining both!

Free accommodation

We don’t require (expensive) memberships. Swaphouse is 100% free. No money is exchanged in the entire process.

All the amenities you need

All homes feature fast WiFi and dedicated workspace(s). You can expect everything you need to live and work from there.

About Tokyo

Tokyo follows Japan Standard Time (JST, UTC+9).
Main language
Humid Subtropical
Hot, humid summers and mild winters.
Closest airport
Tokyo Haneda, close to the city. Tokyo also has Narita for international flights.
Near beach?
Tokyo is coastal with some beaches; however, the popular beaches are further south.
Near mountains?
± 100km
Mount Fuji, Japan's iconic mountain, is southwest of Tokyo.
Local Cuisine
Delicate rice with fish or seafood; an art form and culinary treat in Tokyo.
Japanese Yen
Japanese Yen (Β₯ - JPY)
Must see
Meiji Shrine
A Shinto shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, providing an oasis of calm in the bustling city.
Hidden gem
An island known for "monjayaki," a pan-fried batter dish, served in traditional eateries.
Water quality
Tap water is treated and safe to drink, with strict quality control measures in place.
Home Swap Tokyo - Experience the Best of Japan's Capital City

Experience the Best of Japan's Capital City

Tokyo, the bustling capital city of Japan, is a must-see destination for any traveler. With a mix of traditional and modern culture, there is no shortage of things to do and see in this vibrant city. Here are some of our top picks for experiencing all that Tokyo has to offer:

Home Swap Tokyo - Explore the Street Food Scene

Explore the Street Food Scene

One of the best ways to experience the culture of a city is through its food, and Tokyo does not disappoint. From savory grilled skewers of yakitori to fluffy cotton candy-like taiyaki filled with sweet bean paste, the street food in Tokyo is a must-try. Head to the bustling neighborhood of Shibuya to sample some of the best street food in the city, or visit the historic Tsukiji Fish Market for fresh seafood treats.

Home Swap Tokyo - Visit the Iconic Shrines and Temples

Visit the Iconic Shrines and Temples

Tokyo is home to a number of beautiful shrines and temples that are worth a visit. The Meiji Shrine, located in the heart of the city, is a peaceful oasis that is dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his wife. Another must-see is the Senso-ji Temple, the oldest temple in Tokyo, which is located in the Asakusa neighborhood. The temple is surrounded by a bustling market street, where you can find souvenirs and traditional Japanese snacks.

Home Swap Tokyo - Take a Stroll through the Gardens

Take a Stroll through the Gardens

If you're looking for a bit of nature in the midst of the city, Tokyo has a number of beautiful gardens to explore. The Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, located in the Bunkyo ward, is a classic Japanese garden that features a pond, rock gardens, and beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring. The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is another must-see, with its formal French and English gardens, as well as a traditional Japanese garden.

Home Swap Tokyo - Go Shopping in the Trendy Neighborhoods

Go Shopping in the Trendy Neighborhoods

Tokyo is a shopper's paradise, with a number of trendy neighborhoods to explore. The districts of Harajuku and Shibuya are known for their fashionable stores and unique boutiques, where you can find everything from trendy clothing to rare collectibles. For more traditional Japanese souvenirs, head to the Yanaka Ginza shopping street, which is lined with small shops selling traditional crafts, food, and more.

Home Swap Tokyo - The Excitement of Living Like a Local

The Excitement of Living Like a Local

One of the best parts about home swapping is the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the culture of your destination. Instead of staying in a touristy hotel, you'll have the chance to live like a local in your own private apartment or house. This is especially exciting in Tokyo, a city with such a rich and unique culture. Imagine waking up to the sounds of Tokyo's bustling streets, trying out local restaurants and markets, and exploring the city's neighborhoods on foot.

Home Swap Tokyo - The Convenience of Working Remotely

The Convenience of Working Remotely

Tokyo is also a great destination for those looking to combine their vacation with a little bit of work. With its reliable internet connectivity and coworking spaces, Tokyo makes it easy to work remotely while enjoying all the city has to offer. Plus, with the time difference, you can take advantage of your "off hours" to explore the city and still be productive during your normal work hours.

Home Swap Tokyo - The Affordability of Home Swapping

The Affordability of Home Swapping

Traveling to Tokyo can be expensive, but home swapping can help save on accommodation costs. Instead of paying for a pricey hotel room, you can trade homes with a local and have a more authentic and affordable vacation experience. Plus, with the extra money you save on accommodation, you'll have more to spend on all the delicious food and exciting experiences Tokyo has to offer.

Ready to swap your home?

Join Swaphouse by creating an account. You can list your home in a few simple steps. Once that's done, begin exploring homes around the world for an exciting new and affordable workation adventure!

Need more information?

Many questions are covered in our FAQ, but please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions about Swaphouse, creating an account or swapping your home.