Sangubashi Area Guide

Sangubashi is a quiet residential neighborhood located on the outskirts of Yoyogi Park. This gives residents a huge backyard of sorts for picnics, gatherings, and exercise. On top of this, Sangubashi Station is connected to Shinjuku via the Odakyu Line, making commutes into downtown Tokyo very easy and quick. Apartment seekers looking for a convenient residential neighborhood close to Shinjuku should definitely give Sangubashi consideration!

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Location

Sangubashi is located in Shibuya Ward, just north of Yoyogi Park. The location of this residential neighborhood places it outside of the crowds of people around Shinjuku, and close to the open greenery found in Yoyogi Park. Apartments in the area are highly sought after, since this balance of short commute time and nearby natural scenery provides a very calm and accessible environment.

Key Stats

Average Rent in Sangubashi

Apartment Type Average Rent ($1 = ¥110)
1R 1K ¥104,500/month ($950)
1LDK 2K 2DK ¥212,000/month ($1,930)
2LDK 3K 3DK ¥335,700/month ($3,050)

Apartments For Rent in Sangubashi

Train Lines

JR/Subway/Other Line
Odakyu  Odakyu

Accessibility

Transportation to…  Line Time
Shinjuku Odakyu, direct 4 min
Shibuya Odakyu (Shinjuku), transfer to Yamanote 15 min
Tokyo Odakyu (Shinjuku), transfer to Chuo 26 min
Shinagawa Odakyu (Shinjuku), transfer to Yamanote 28 min
Roppongi Odakyu (Shinjuku), transfer to Oedo 22 min
Yokohama, Kanagawa Odakyu (Shinjuku), transfer to Yamanote (Shibuya), transfer to Tokyu Toyoko 52 min

Livability

The calm nature of the neighborhood makes for a family-friendly location. Pair this with the proximity to neighborhoods like Hatsudai and Yoyogi Uehara for exploring slightly more urbanized neighborhoods with shopping malls and variety of restaurants, and you have the makings of a convenient area for anybody looking to live close to Shinjuku (but not actually in downtown Shinjuku).

Those looking into the area might want to do a little research on their closest supermarket before deciding on an apartment. A common comment from residents in the area is that while the neighborhood is very livable and calm, depending on where you are situated in the neighborhood you might find it a bit of a hassle to hoof it to the nearest supermarket.


Sangubashi Apartments

Apartments for rent near Sangubashi Station:

Take a look through the listings on our website for apartments in the Sangubashi area. 1LDK apartments in Sangubashi start at roughly ¥160,000 per month! An apartment in a convenient location like this could be a great home for a couple commuting into Shinjuku!

Apartments For Rent in Sangubashi

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Dive Deeper

Very close to Sangubashi is the neighborhood of Yoyogi, which is home to Meiji Shrine. Photo: iStock stock photography

  • Yoyogi is a central Tokyo neighborhood which borders Shinjuku Station to the south and Shibuya Ward to the north. It is most well known for being home to Yoyogi Park and the National Stadium. It was the main venue for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and will also be the main hub for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Yoyogi also enjoys an enduring location as a high-end, family-friendly residential area that straddles the suburban residential neighborhoods of western and central Tokyo. Read the in-depth guide to Yoyogi here!