Adachi Ward Guide

Although Adachi Ward is known for having the lowest average rent of the 23 wards of Tokyo, redevelopments around Kitasenju provide residents with plenty of modern city life conveniences that should place it on any apartment seeker's list of areas to consider.

Primarily a residential ward, Adachi Ward ranks as one of the least expensive wards with respect to average rent. While Adachi Ward is considered shitamachi (lit. “lower city” referring to the historical distinction between higher city center areas and the lower surrounding areas), Kitasenju, Adachi’s most well-known area, is a fairly developed and busy neighborhood complete with department stores and a vibrant nightlife.

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Adachi Ward quick facts

  • Population: 688,512 (as of January 1, 2019)
  • Area: 53.25 km²
  • Density: 12,930 (/km²)
  • Population of foreign residents: 31,706 (4.6% of total population of Adachi)
  • About 6.8% of the total resident foreigner population of the Tokyo 23 Wards lives in Adachi.

Major Train Stations

Station Train Lines
Kitasenju  JR Joban Line
 Tobu Skytree Line
 Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
 Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
 Tsukuba Express

Main residential neighborhoods

Adachi ranks high for

  • Among the most affordable wards in Tokyo regarding rent.
  • High number of reasonably priced local restaurants and bars.

Who lives in Adachi Ward?

  • Those seeking the best values on rent within the 23 wards.

Popular housing searches in Adachi Ward

Location and highlights

Adachi is the northernmost of the 23 wards, with Kita, Arakawa, and Katsushika all bordering it to the south. North of Adachi is Saitama Prefecture. 

The southern part of Adachi Ward around Kitasenju enjoys some city life conveniences with department stores (Marui Kita-Senju) and trendy restaurants. Kitasenju Station is also serviced by a variety of lines, making it one of the major train hubs northeast Tokyo. Since it acts as a hub for those commuting between more northern neighborhoods and downtown Tokyo and north to Saitama, you can find some commuter-friendly conveniences nearby like Senju Mildix, a large (400 seat) food court with 12 different restaurants to try. 

However the rest of Adachi Ward is more quiet and residential. There is more space here, compared to the cramped quarters of downtown Tokyo, and you can take advantage of open athletic parks like Toneri Park for baseball, tennis, jogging, or other outdoor fitness activities.

The biggest draw to having an apartment located in this ward is that Adachi Ward boasts the lowest average rent out of the 23 wards. You can still find brand new apartments around Kitasenju with rent on par with more central wards, but in general the rent drops off significantly towards the north of Adachi Ward (Takenotsuka, Hanahata). This is due to the fact that transportation options are limited in some northern neighborhoods of Adachi Ward. In particular, the closest station to the Hanahata neighborhood is Rokucho Station, a 20-minute bus ride away.


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