Komagome Area Guide

Komagome is a residential neighborhood with a calm demeanor and charming traditional Tokyo atmosphere. The nearby Rikugien Gardens are a popular and delightful connection to historical Tokyo. In addition, Komagome Station is located on the Yamanote Line, giving residents a convenient direct connection to many large transportation hubs in Tokyo.

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Location

The peaceful and quiet neighborhood of Komagome resides towards the eastern edge of Toshima Ward, Tokyo. Komagome is where you’ll find two of Tokyo’s scenic and historical gardens: Kyu-Furukawa Gardens and Rikugien Gardens. The Rikugien Gardens were built in the late 17th century and are a beautiddful slice of classic Japanese aesthetics within the rapidly modernizing city. Known as a residential area with traditional Tokyo charm, Komagome is conveniently located on the Yamanote Line for easy transportation to large hubs in the city like Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, and Ueno.

Apartments on the northern half of the Yamanote Line tend to be a little more affordable compared to apartments located closer to the aforementioned transportation hubs, while still benefiting from the quick transportation offered by the Yamanote Line.

Key Stats

Average Rent in Komagome

Apartment Type Average Rent ($1 = ¥110)
1R 1K ¥98,600/month ($900)
1LDK 2K 2DK ¥149,700/month ($1,360)
2LDK 3K 3DK ¥239,400/month ($2,180)

Apartments For Rent in Komagome

Train Lines

JR/Subway/Other Line
JR  Yamanote
Subway  Namboku

Accessibility

Transportation to…  Line Time
Shinjuku Yamanote, direct 16 min
Shibuya Yamanote, direct 23 min
Tokyo Yamanote, direct 19 min
Shinagawa Yamanote, direct 31 min
Roppongi-Itchome Namboku, direct 19 min
Roppongi Namboku (Azabu-Juban), transfer to Oedo 34 min
Yokohama, Kanagawa Yamanote (Tokyo), transfer to Tokaido 50 min

Livability

The Komagome area is located towards the northern apex of the Yamanote Line. Nearby (three stops away) is Ikebukuro, a major transportation hub and entertainment area with a modern look. This gives residents a lot of shopping and dining options within a 10 minute train ride, while being far enough removed from the dense crowds of downtown Tokyo. Also, residents can take advantage of the Namboku subway line to get to Roppongi-Itchome Station in under 20 minutes, which is a huge benefit for those commuting to the bustling business districts around Roppongi.

Fitness buffs will be pleased to know that there is a Tokyu Sports Oasis gym location in Komagome. This large and expansive gym seems like a facility you would find in a downtown area, but even in the residential neighborhood and historical sights you’ll be able to stick to your fitness schedule with ease.

Komagome has a charming, local flavor that contrasts the super-modern and stylish city centers like Shibuya. This makes for a livable neighborhood with plenty of conveniences in the area. The beautiful and scenic Rikugien Gardens are a short walk from the station, adding a touch of history to the neighborhood.


Komagome Apartments

Apartments for rent near Komagome Station:

For those looking for a laid-back, calm neighborhood in Tokyo, Komagome might be a great fit. On top of that, rent tends to be slightly more affordable compared to rent around larger stations. For example, you can find 1K apartments around the neighborhood for as low as ¥60,000 per month. Apartments at this price are great first apartments for those moving out on their own for the first time, and you can also use the filters on our website to find furnished apartments as well!

Apartments For Rent in Komagome

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Dive Deeper

Also located in Toshima Ward is the large entertainment district of Ikebukuro. This provides those living in Komagome with a ton of shopping and dining options nearby. Photo: Scott Kouchi

  • Ikebukuro – Ikebukuro is a major entertainment/shopping district anchoring northwestern Tokyo, one of the city’s main transportation hubs, and the second busiest train station in the world. Sunshine City is Ikebukuro’s city-in-a-city, a vertical shopping, dining, and entertainment destination complete with its own aquarium and planetarium! This chic-modern appeal is delicately balanced with Ikebukuro’s rich cultural history, making for a lively and energetic area with plenty to see and do. Read the in-depth guide to Ikebukuro here!

Lead photo: Shin Takeuchi via Flickr