The Kamata neighborhood is located in Ota Ward, Tokyo. This puts it towards the southern end of the 23 wards of Tokyo, bordering Kanagawa Prefecture. One benefit of living in Ota Ward is that Haneda Airport is in the same ward, which means getting to the airport should be a relatively painless process. Ota Ward is also quite conveniently sandwiched between downtown Tokyo and Yokohama, allowing residents to get to one or the other easily.
Average Rent in Kamata
|Apartment Type||Average Rent ($1 = ¥110)|
|1R 1K||¥97,900/month ($890)|
|1LDK 2K 2DK||¥153,300/month ($1,390)|
|2LDK 3K 3DK||¥183,200/month ($1,670)|
|Keikyu*||Keikyu Main Line|
|Keikyu*||Keikyu Airport Line|
*Access to the Keikyu Main Line and Keikyu Airport line is through Keikyu-Kamata Station, a 500 m walk east from Kamata Station.
|Shinjuku||Keihin-Tohoku (Shinagawa), transfer to Yamanote||33 min|
|Shibuya||Keihin-Tohoku (Shinagawa), transfer to Yamanote||26 min|
|Jiyugaoka||Tamagawa (Tamagawa), transfer to Toyoko||22 min|
|Tokyo||Keihin-Tohoku, direct||24 min|
|Shinagawa||Keihin-Tohoku, direct||10 min|
|Roppongi||Keihin-Tohoku (Hamamatsucho), transfer to Oedo via Daimon Station||32 min|
|Yokohama, Kanagawa||Keihin-Tohoku, direct||18 min|
Once you step outside Kamata Station you might be a little skeptical of the area. It’s true, there is a high density of izakayas and pachinko parlors near the station (which can mean that you might encounter a drunkard or two on your way home depending on how late it is). But, it is possible to avoid these sections for the most part.
You’ll also find the Sunrise Shopping Street just to the east of the station with local shops and restaurants. A Tokyu store and a Maruetsu store round out the larger supermarkets in the area. The local feel of the area tends to keep the prices of produce and daily necessities more affordable compared to other residential neighborhoods in Tokyo.
Apartments for rent near Kamata Station:
- Keikyu-Kamata Station apartments
- Hasunuma Station apartments
- Zoshiki Station apartments
- Yaguchi-no-watashi Station apartments
- Umeyashiki Station apartments
Kamata is a fairly affordable neighborhood, and considering its location to a variety of downtown offices (Shinagawa, Tokyo, Yokohama), it can be a fantastic value for apartment seekers looking to really stretch their budget. Studio 1R apartments around Kamata start at approximately ¥60,000 per month on our website. And larger, more spacious 1LDK apartments in Kamata can be found at around ¥120,000 per month!
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- Ota Ward is the largest of the 23 wards of Tokyo, so it can be difficult to categorize the entire area as a single type of neighborhood. You’ll find neighborhoods tailored to different needs across the ward: from the high-society neighborhood of Denenchofu to the relaxed, traditional vibes of Magome and commuter-friendly Kamata. Read the in-depth guide to Ota here!