Kodaira City is located outside the 23 wards of Tokyo, just to the west of Musashino and Nishitokyo. Out in the Tokyo suburbs, the environment is vastly different compared to what you will experience around downtown Shinjuku or Tokyo. There are plenty of small parks and playgrounds for children dotting the neighborhood, and a quick train ride will bring you to either Koganei Park or Seibuen Amusement Park. The area proves to provide a family-friendly environment which is great for those looking for a little be calmer streets in Tokyo.
Average Rent in Kodaira
|Apartment Type||Average Rent ($1 = ¥110)|
|1R 1K||¥54,000/month ($490)|
|1LDK 2K 2DK||¥70,900/month ($640)|
|2LDK 3K 3DK||¥92,200/month ($840)|
|Shinjuku||Seibu Shinjuku (Takadanobaba), transfer to Yamanote||33 min|
|Shibuya||Seibu Shinjuku (Takadanobaba), transfer to Yamanote||40 min|
|Tokyo||Seibu Shinjuku (Takadanobaba), transfer to Yamanote (Shinjuku), transfer to Chuo||51 min|
|Shinagawa||Seibu Shinjuku (Takadanobaba), transfer to Yamanote||52 min|
|Roppongi||Seibu Shinjuku (Takadanobaba), transfer to Yamanote (Yoyogi), transfer to Oedo||48 min|
|Yokohama, Kanagawa||Seibu Shinjuku (Takadanobaba), transfer to Yamanote (Ebisu), transfer to Shonan-Shinjuku||1hr 11min|
Just as you’d imagine, the suburbs of Tokyo offer a calm, relaxed lifestyle. Despite only being roughly 30 minutes away from Shinjuku Station, the Kodaira neighborhood is a completely different environment. The space out here makes living more comfortable, but it also puts more distance between you and daily necessities (depending on the apartment you’re looking at, you might be as far as 15-20 minutes from the station).
Another benefit of living away from the skyscrapers and traffic jams in downtown Tokyo is that you’ll be closer to nature. Specifically in Kodaira, this means you’ll be a quick train ride from Koganei Park, where you’ll find the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum and sprawling cycling paths. It really is a great space for a weekend excursion to recharge in a natural setting.
The Seibuen Amusement Park is also a few stops away. This amusement park is primarily targeted towards children (helping boost the family livability of the area), with many kid-friendly rides, a Ferris wheel & a looping roller coaster.
Living in the suburbs is generally ideal for families, but single apartment seekers looking to save on rent will also find this part of west Tokyo quite friendly on the wallet.
Apartments for rent near Kodaira Station:
- Hagiyama Station apartments
- Omekaido Station apartments
- Kumegawa Station apartments
- Hana-koganei Station apartments
- Hitosubashigakuen Station apartments
- Shin-kodaira Station apartments
Browse our website for listings in the Kodaira neighborhood, and use our search tools to find the apartment that fits your needs! Family-friendly 2LDK apartments near Kodaira start at around ¥90,000 per month on our listings!
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