Jiyugaoka Mini-Area Guide

Jiyugaoka Area Guide


Known as Tokyo's Little Europe. Calm and sophisticated residential neighborhood located just a few stops from the noise and glare of Shibuya. Inviting leafy tree-lined streets. Fashionable boutiques, sweetshops and cafes galore.
-- Tokyu Toyoko
-- Tokyu Oimachi
-- Ten-min direct ride to Shibuya on the Tokyu Toyoko Line

Jiyugaoka is a neighborhood and train station on the southern edge of Meguro Ward. With its leafy tree-lined streets, fashionable boutiques, and many small restaurants and cafes, it is known as Tokyo’s Little Europe and is synonymous with “calm and sophisticated.”

Jiyugaoka is also an interchange station on the Tokyu Toyoko and Tokyu Oimachi lines.

Because it is just a ten-minute direct ride from here to Shibuya, the neighborhood is a highly desirable residential location. It regularly tops surveys of the best places to live in Tokyo.

Average Rent in Jiyugaoka

  • Studio to 1-Bedroom (1R, 1K, 1DK): 91,300 yen ($843)
  • 1-Bedroom to 2-Bedroom (1LDK, 2K, 2DK): 140,300 ($1296)
  • 2-Bedroom to 3-Bedroom (2LDK, 3K, 3DK): 200,200 ($1849)
  • 3-Bedroom to 4-Bedroom (3LDK, 4K, 4DK): 272,500 ($2517)

Apartments for Rent in Jiyugaoka

Studio Apartments for Rent in Jiyugaoka

There are many studio apartment rental options in Jiyugaoka that are well below the average rent levels mentioned above.

A 16-sqm studio apartment for rent in this building, 16-min walk from Jiyugaoka Station, has Total Monthly Costs of ¥68,000 ($603). Please click on the photo for the full listing.

Luxury Apartments for Rent in Jiyugaoka

As a popular residential area among young urban professionals and well-to-do families with young children, there are also many high-end apartments you can choose from.

This is a 6th-floor 84-sqm 2BR designer apartment for rent, 12-min walk from Jiyugaoka Station. Total Monthly Cost is ¥299,000 ($2,650). Please click on the photo for the full listing.

Properties for Sale in Jiyugaoka

Houses and condominium units available for sale in Jiyugaoka range from small, older investment units to very high-end.

This is a 4-bedroom house for sale in the upmarket Okusawa neighborhood of Setagaya Ward, about an 11-min walk from Jiyugaoka Station. List price is ¥620,000,000. Please click on the photo for the full listing.

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