Mizonokuchi Area Guide

Mizonokuchi is a residential neighborhood in Kanagawa Prefecture. It is located just south of the Tama River from Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. The neighborhood used to be a hotbed of izakayas and pachinko parlors, and while some of those facets still exist in the neighborhood today, the modern developments have added convenient and stylish department stores, making the area a very livable neighborhood with easy access to downtown Shibuya.

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Location

Mizonokuchi is a neighborhood in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa. It is located south of Setagaya Ward, and is directly connected to downtown Shibuya via the Denentoshi Line. This easy access to Tokyo makes this area particularly friendly for commuters looking for a more local (read: affordable) vibe. Kawasaki City itself spans a large area, stretching from the Tokyo Bay in the east, all the way to the Tama Hills to the west (south of Chofu City and Fuchu City in Tokyo). Fun fact: Kawasaki City is home to the Fujiko F Fujio Museum, a museum dedicated to the work of the creator of the widely popular Doraemon character.

Key Stats

Average Rent in Mizonokuchi

Apartment Type Average Rent ($1 = ¥110)
1R 1K ¥78,900/month ($1,120)
1LDK 2K 2DK ¥103,300/month ($1,740)
2LDK 3K 3DK ¥128,300/month ($2,180)

Apartments For Rent in Mizonokuchi

Train Lines

JR/Subway/Other Line
Tokyu  Denentoshi
Tokyu  Oimachi
JR East*  Nambu

*Access to the JR East Nambu Line is through Musashi-Mizonokuchi Station, a 50 m walk from Mizonokuchi Station.

Accessibility

Transportation to…  Line Time
Shinjuku Denentoshi (Shibuya), transfer to Yamanote 30 min
Shibuya Denentoshi, direct 15 min
Futako-Tamagawa Denentoshi, direct 2 min
Tokyo Oimachi (Oimachi), transfer to Keihin-Tohoku 42 min
Shinagawa Oimachi (Oimachi), transfer to Keihin-Tohoku 28 min
Roppongi Oimachi (Jiyugaoka), transfer to Toyoko (Naka-Meguro), transfer to Hibiya 34 min
Yokohama, Kanagawa Oimachi (Jiyugaokoa), transfer to Toyoko 36 min

Livability

Mizonokuchi has a reputation for being slightly worn-down and grimy, but most of that image is the Mizonokuchi of the past. Today, Mizonokuchi is a livable, comfortable neighborhood located on the Denentoshi Line for easy access to Futako-Tamagawa and Shibuya. With stores like Don Quijote, Tokyu, Ito Yokado, and Bunkyodo near the station, Mizonokuchi offers a lot in terms of convenience and livability.

To the east of the station you’ll find a Marui department store and a few other modern and stylish shops. At the west end of the station there are more local izakayas, giving this side an older, dated feel. That being said, this distinct duality to the area makes for an interesting neighborhood.


Mizonokuchi Apartments

Apartments for rent near Mizonokuchi Station:

Mizonokuchi offers residents a balanced neighborhood that’s great for both families and single apartment seekers. If you’re on a budget and looking for an affordable yet convenient neighborhood, 1R studio apartments in Mizonokuchi start at around ¥50,000 per month.

Apartments For Rent in Mizonokuchi

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Lead photo: Toshihiro Gamo via Flickr


Dive Deeper

Nearby Mizonokuchi is Futako-Tamagawa, a very modern and stylish residential neighborhood with luxury stores and entertainment! Photo: Yoppy via Flickr

  • Futako-Tamagawa is located in Setagaya Ward, in southwestern Tokyo on the banks of the Tama River. It has enjoyed a surge in popularity as a residential neighborhood in the last few years, especially since the opening of the Futako-Tamagwa RISE residential and commercial complex in 2015. There are many reasons why this area ranks highly as a residential neighborhood: proximity to natural areas near the Tama River, the urban conveniences of the RISE development, and easy access to central Tokyo. Read the in-depth guide to Futako-Tamagawa here!