A relatively recent addition to Tokyo’s residential neighborhoods, Kachidoki is a modern and clean area aiming to attract families looking to move close to Tokyo’s commercial districts. Located towards the southern edge of central Chuo Ward, Kachidoki is built upon reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay. This gives residents a great view of Tokyo Bay and even Tokyo itself (provided you find yourself sufficiently elevated). As Kachidoki Station was established in 2000, the area has a much more modern feel compared to old-school Tokyo neighborhoods like Nezu and Asakusa. The slightly out-of-the-way location in Tokyo Bay gives the area a calm environment that is popular with families relocating to Tokyo.
Average Rent in Kachidoki
|Apartment Type||Average Rent ($1 = ¥110)|
|1R 1K||¥113,700/month ($1,030)|
|1LDK 2K 2DK||¥208,200/month ($1,890)|
|2LDK 3K 3DK||¥253,000/month ($2,300)|
|Shinjuku||Oedo, direct||23 min|
|Shibuya||Oedo (Aoyama-itchome), transfer to Hanzomon||24 min|
|Tokyo||Oedo (Daimon), walk to Hamamatsucho, transfer to Yamanote||19 min|
|Shinagawa||Oedo (Daimon), transfer to Asakusa (Sengakuji), train continues on Keikyu Main Line||19 min|
|Roppongi||Oedo, direct||13 min|
|Yokohama, Kanagawa||Oedo (Daimon), transfer to Asakusa (Sengakuji), train continues on Keikyu Main Line||37 min|
Kachidoki is a residential neighborhood where residents have access to waterfront parks, shopping centers, and direct access to Roppongi and Shinjuku via the Oedo subway line. Since it is not a traditional Tokyo neighborhood, there is a distinct lack of single family homes, and most of the residential area is dedicated to high-rise apartment complexes. You will also find standard apartment buildings in the area, which can be found at more affordable rent for those interested in living in the area to take advantage of the calm streets and quick commute to downtown Tokyo.
Residents around Kachidoki and Tokyo Bay find the area very livable, but at the same time it can feel sightly distanced from Tokyo. In terms of train lines, the Oedo subway line is one of Tokyo’s deepest subway lines, so descending to the tracks takes a bit of extra walking. In comparison, JR lines (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Chuo, etc.) are above ground train lines which are very simple to access from street level. It’s a very minute aspect of transportation, but it is something that becomes evident after living in Tokyo for an extended time. Although with the rise in popularity that the neighborhood is experiencing, improvements in public transportation (such as a direct bus line from Tokyo Bay to Shimbashi) are also being developed.
Apartments for rent near Kachidoki Station:
Kachidoki offers a lot of livability for those looking for a residential neighborhood in Tokyo. Especially for those who love the idea of living close to Tokyo Bay for great views of the city and a sense of openness. 1LDK apartments around Kachidoki start at around ¥130,000 per month!
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- Chuo Ward is one of Tokyo’s six central wards and consists of three main districts: Nihonbashi, Kyobashi, and Tsukishima. The name “Chuo” refers to the location it holds within Tokyo (中央, chuo, means “center” in Japanese). This area comprises commercial and business districts just east of Tokyo Station like Nihombashi, where you’ll find the Tokyo Stock Exchange and more residential areas, primarily located on the man-made islands in Tokyo Bay. Read the in-depth guide to Chuo Ward here!