The self check-in was very easy and straight forward. The direction from the host was very clear and easy to follow. And we arrived to a spotless apartment. Everything was cleaned to 5 star hotel standard. The location is wonderful for tourists. It is within very short walking distances to the Ikebukuro station, supermarkets, restaurants, shops, major department stores, major electronic stores, drug stores... it is so central that you are literally in the middle of everything. The apartment itself was completely renovated in Sept 2016. All of the amenities from bathroom fixtures, TV, Washer-dryer unit, furnitures, down to the bed sheets and towels, EVERYTHING was new and well above average in quality. We had a great time staying there. Highly recommended.