Jujo is a working-class neighborhood in Kita Ward, Tokyo. Technically speaking, the Jujo neighborhood is broken up into Kamijujo, Nakajujo, Jujonakahara, and Higashijujo according to address border lines. At any rate, Jujo is a shitamachi (lit. “low city,” referring to traditionally working-class areas surrounding the more affluent yamanote districts in central Tokyo). This neighborhood is just north of the major urban hub of Ikebukuro, making transportation to a variety of districts in Tokyo quick and easy.
Average Rent in Jujo
|Apartment Type||Average Rent ($1 = ¥110)|
|1R 1K||¥67,100/month ($610)|
|1LDK 2K 2DK||¥102,900/month ($940)|
|2LDK 3K 3DK||¥167,000/month ($1,520)|
|Shinjuku||Saikyo, direct||12 min|
|Shibuya||Saikyo (Shinjuku), transfer to Yamanote||27 min|
|Ikebukuro||Saikyo, direct||6 min|
|Tokyo||Saikyo (Shinjuku), transfer to Chuo||31 min|
|Shinagawa||Saikyo (Shinjuku), transfer to Yamanote||44 min|
|Roppongi||Saikyo (Shinjuku), transfer to Oedo||34 min|
|Yokohama, Kanagawa||Saikyo (Shinjuku), transfer to Shonan-Shinjuku||49 min|
Jujo is a neighborhood where you’ll find a balance of shops stocked with daily necessities and restaurants for dining out. The area isn’t as glamorous as central hubs like Shibuya or Shinjuku, but this also means that the area is quite a bit more affordable. This tidbit is well-known amongst some immigrant and expat communities in Tokyo, and you’ll find that the neighborhood is home to a higher ratio of foreigners compared to other Tokyo neighborhoods.
Nearby Jujo Ginza is a local shopping street where residents can find a variety of shops close to the station. This boost in livability makes it very easy for those coming to Japan to find daily necessities without having to venture too far from their apartment.
The convenience and affordability of Jujo is popular with single commuters looking for a neighborhood close to downtown Tokyo. Families can also take advantage of the perks of lower rent (on average), but the relatively high number of bars and izakaya around the station does present some concern to those with young children.
Apartments for rent near Jujo Station:
- Higashi-Jujo Station apartments
- Akabane Station apartments
- Itabashi Station apartments
- Itabashihoncho Station apartments
Apartment seekers on a budget can find some great values around the Jujo neighborhood. Studio 1R apartments in Jujo start at around ¥55,000 yen per month. Combined with the quick transportation to Ikebukuro and Shinjuku, this can be a great area for a first apartment in Tokyo!
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Lead photo: Takanori Nakanowatari via Flickr
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