You’ll find the neighborhood of Mita located quite centrally in Minato Ward, Tokyo. Thanks to this geographical position, it actually offers a nice mid-point between a few different business/commercial districts around Tokyo such as Shinagawa, Shimbashi, and Roppongi. A quick 2-minute walk from Mita Station will bring you to Tamachi Station which is serviced by the ever-convenient Yamanote Line for even more transportation options.
Much like the nearby Tamachi area, at first glance Mita is primarily a business area with a variety of offices near the station. But if you spend a little time on the ground around the neighborhood you’ll find a good mix of supermarkets, restaurants, and even green space (if you don’t mind a bit of a walk to Shiba Park where you’ll be at the base of Tokyo Tower).
Average Rent in Mita
|Apartment Type||Average Rent ($1 = ¥110)|
|1R 1K||¥126,600/month ($1,150)|
|1LDK 2K 2DK||¥224,600/month ($2,040)|
|2LDK 3K 3DK||¥273,500/month ($2,490)|
*Access to the JR Yamanote Line and JR Keihin-Tohoku line is through Tamachi Station, a 200 m walk south of Mita Station.
|Shinjuku||Asakusa (Daimon), transfer to Oedo||22 min|
|Shibuya||Mita (Meguro), transfer to Yamanote||19 min|
|Tokyo||Asakusa (Shimbashi), transfer to Yamanote||16 min|
|Shinagawa||Asakusa (Sengakuji), train continues on Keikyu Main Line||4 min|
|Roppongi||Asakusa (Daimon), transfer to Oedo||14 min|
|Yokohama, Kanagawa||Asakusa (Sengakuji), train continues on Keikyu Main Line||22 min|
The Mita neighborhood is an area where apartment hunters can really take advantage of the transportation options available at hand. True, the Mita Station and Tamachi Station aren’t as large or lively as say Ikebukuro or Shibuya, but this also means the area is generally less crowded. With that said, since the area has a good handful of offices, rush hour can prove to be a little bit high-traffic, but such is the case for most centrally located neighborhoods in Tokyo.
Around the area you’ll find the Keio University campus to the west, which can make this area very convenient for any prospective students. A short walk north will bring you to Shiba Park, underneath Tokyo Tower. This area is an open green space with the iconic Tokyo cityscape in the background.
Apartments for rent near Mita Station:
- Hamamatsucho Station apartments
- Akabanebashi Station apartments
- Azabu-juban Station apartments
- Shirokane-takanawa Station apartments
- Sengakuji Station apartments
If you’re keen on finding an apartment in Tokyo with a good mix of transportation options, Mita should fit the bill nicely. For single apartment hunters, you can find 1R apartments in Mita starting at around ¥70,000 on the listings at our website! 1K apartments start at around ¥90,000, and those looking to move into a more spacious 1LDK apartment (many of which are spacious enough for a couple) can find apartments in Mita starting at ¥160,000 per month!
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