Kamata Area Guide

The neighborhood of Kamata is located in Ota Ward, just west of Haneda Airport. In fact, Keikyu-Kamata Station offers a direct connection to the airport, giving residents a very easy path to domestic and international flights. Kamata is also located just about halfway between Tokyo and Yokohama as well, meaning that it's rather convenient for those finding themselves attending meetings in both commerce centers.

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Location

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.

Key Stats

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)

Apartments For Rent in Kamata

Train Lines

JR/Subway/Other Line
JR East  Keihin-Tohoku
Tokyu  Ikegami
Tokyu  Tamagawa
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.

Accessibility

Transportation to…  Line Time
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

Livability

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.


Kamata Apartments

Apartments for rent near Kamata Station:

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!

Apartments For Rent in Kamata

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Dive Deeper

A shot of Keikyu-Kamata Station, from where you can catch a train straight to Haneda Airport. This direct connection to an international airport makes Ota Ward a very convenient location for jetsetters! Photo: Junpei Abe via Flickr

  • 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!