Sendagi is a residential neighborhood in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. This area is often lumped together with neighboring Yanaka and Nezu, which collectively are referred to as Yanesen (Yanaka, Nezu, Sendagi). Together, these neighborhoods form an area of Tokyo where you can experience a bygone era that hasn’t been touched by the hyper-modernization of areas like Shinjuku and Shibuya. This shitamachi (lit. “lower city”) vibe is quite popular with those looking to spend a lazy Sunday walking around a pleasant neighborhood in Tokyo, and often the weekends can have an increase in foot traffic (although still nowhere to the extent of downtown areas).
Average Rent in Sendagi
|Apartment Type||Average Rent ($1 = ¥110)|
|1R 1K||¥82,700/month ($750)|
|1LDK 2K 2DK||¥149,900/month ($1,360)|
|2LDK 3K 3DK||¥223,000/month ($2,030)|
|Shinjuku||Chiyoda (Nishi-Nippori), transfer to Yamanote||25 min|
|Shibuya||Chiyoda (Omotesando), transfer to Ginza||33 min|
|Kita-Senju||Chiyoda, direct||8 min|
|Tokyo||Chiyoda (Nishi-Nippori), transfer to Yamanote||20 min|
|Shinagawa||Chiyoda (Nishi-Nippori), transfer to Yamanote||33 min|
|Roppongi||Chiyoda (Kasumigaseki), transfer to Yamanote||24 min|
|Yokohama, Kanagawa||Chiyoda (Nishi-Nippori), transfer to Keihin-Tohoku (Tokyo), transfer to Tokaido||53 min|
The neighborhood scores high marks for its cleanliness and calm environment nestled fairly close to central Tokyo. It’s a great option for those who don’t find themselves feeling at home in more densely packed areas in downtown Shinjuku, Ueno, or Ikebukuro. Although, residents do claim that there is a slight lack of supermarket options in the area.
Another factor to keep in mind is that since this is mostly a residential area, the streets tend to be narrow (especially important to note for those who plan on driving a car through these neighborhoods), and there are more hills in the area compared to other neighborhoods in Tokyo.
Within walking distance from Sendagi Station you’ll find a handful of shrines and parks which help breakup the monotony of city living. Sudo Park and Nezu Shrine are peaceful, relaxing spots to take a breather right in the area.
Apartments for rent near Sendagi Station:
- Nishi-Nippori Station apartments
- Nippori Station apartments
- Hon-Komagome Station apartments
- Hakusan Station apartments
- Nezu Station apartments
Sendagi offers residents a quiet neighborhood within Tokyo, which could match your needs to be located in a calmer area compared to downtown Tokyo. Head to our website and browse current listings to find 1R studio apartments in Sendagi starting at around 55,000 yen per month!
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