Osaki Area Guide

Osaki is one of the seven sub-centers of Tokyo. It's primarily a business district host to upscale clientele, thanks to recent and ongoing redevelopment projects to urbanize the area. Its location on the Yamanote Line gives residents easy access to a variety of stations around Tokyo. Ideal area for cutting commute times in order to spend quality time with loved ones.

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Location

Osaki (sometimes romanized to Ohsaki) is a commercial district located in Shinagawa Ward. Although it might not be as famous in name as other business districts in Tokyo, this area is actually one of Tokyo’s seven sub-centers (Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro, Ueno/Asakusa, Kinshicho/Kameido, Osaki, Tokyo Rinkai). In 2002, the Tokyo Government declared the area between Gotanda and Osaki as a priority zone for urban development, promoting the development of high-rise condominiums and offices. And because of this, the neighborhood tends to have a slightly upscale vibe.

Despite being a business district, it can be a comfortable neighborhood for those who are a looking for a balance between residential and commercial, well to as much of an extent that Tokyo can provide. The high-rise apartment buildings around the station can provide families with plenty of space while also being located close to a variety of offices for a short commute.

Key Stats

Average Rent in Osaki

Apartment Type Average Rent ($1 = ¥110)
1R 1K ¥133,900/month ($1,220)
1LDK 2K 2DK ¥199,000/month ($1,810)
2LDK 3K 3DK ¥275,600/month ($2,510)

Apartments For Rent in Osaki

Train Lines

JR/Subway/Other Line
JR  Yamanote
JR  Saikyo
JR  Shonan-Shinjuku
Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit  Rinkai
Sotetsu  JR Link Line
Tokyu*  Ikegami

*Access to the Tokyu Ikegami Line is through Osakihirokoji Station, about a 300 m walk northwest of Osaki Station.

Accessibility

Transportation to…  Line Time
Shinjuku Yamanote, direct 16 min
Shibuya Yamanote, direct 10 min
Tokyo Yamanote, direct 16 min
Shinagawa Yamanote, direct 3 min
Roppongi Yamanote (Ebisu), transfer to Hibiya 20 min
Yokohama, Kanagawa Shonan-Shinjuku, direct 21 min

Livability

Osaki is a great example of a very livable urban neighborhood. It has a modern look and feel thanks to redevelopment projects such as the ThinkPark Tower area and Gate City Ohsaki. Gate City Ohsaki is a large commercial complex with a spacious atrium area that’s great for meet and greets, as well as a variety of restaurants and an elegant sunken garden emulating a European terrace. You’ll also find a few shopping malls around the station that add a lot of convenience for residents in the area.

Rissho University, one of the oldest universities in Tokyo, is located in the Osaki neighborhood. This university was founded in 1580 as an educational facility for priests of Nichiren Buddhism. Today it is a modern university within the framework of the city.


Osaki Apartments

Apartments for rent near Osaki Station:

Osaki might be a modern, redeveloped neighborhood with high-rise apartment buildings, but overall, it’s a very livable part of Tokyo. Browse our website to find an apartment in Osaki that meets your needs! Comfortable 1LDK apartments in the area start at around ¥140,000 per month (roughly ¥50,000 less than the average for Osaki)!

Apartments For Rent in Osaki

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Dive Deeper

Visitors enjoy the underwater sights of Maxell Aqua Park in Shinagawa, Tokyo. Photo: Kevin via Flickr

  • Shinagawa –  Shinagawa is part international business hub, part upscale shopping/dining district, and part quiet residential neighborhood. There really is a difference in overall atmosphere depending on what area of Shinagawa you visit. Near the station you’ll find many offices and even company headquarters, along the waterfront is redeveloped commercial/residential area that is known for its beautiful views of Tokyo Bay, and inland just a little bit you’ll find pockets of calm neighborhoods that are within commuting distance to many business districts in Tokyo. Read the in-depth guide to Shinagawa here!

Lead photo: Jonas Neergaard-Nielsen via Wikimedia Commons