Sendagi Area Guide

Sendagi is a residential neighborhood found in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. A great choice for those looking for a little quiet tucked away in the dense Tokyo cityscape. In fact, Sendagi and its surrounding neighborhoods are a popular destination for those who want to take a leisurely stroll through the calmer, traditional side of Tokyo. Thanks to its nearby shrines and old-school, local shopping streets, there is a lot of nostalgic appeal in this neighborhood that also translates to a unique livability that could be your cup of tea.

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Location

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).

Key Stats

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)

Apartments For Rent in Sendagi

Train Lines

JR/Subway/Other Line
Tokyo Metro  Chiyoda

Accessibility

Transportation to…  Line Time
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

Livability

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.


Sendagi Apartments

Apartments for rent near Sendagi Station:

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!

Apartments For Rent in Sendagi

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Dive Deeper

Close to the calm and collected Sendagi residential neighborhood is the busier and livelier Nippori area. Here, you’ll find a variety of train lines for zipping around Tokyo easily. Including a direct connection to Narita Airport via the Keisei Skyliner! Photo: iStock stock photography

  • Nippori is an example of a neighborhood in Tokyo with plenty of unique charm, without sacrificing livability. Nearby shopping streets like Yanaka Ginza and Fabric Street add a variety of shops nearby with local flavor. The train lines at the station offer residents direct access to many areas like Ueno, Kita-Senju, and even Narita Airport. Read the in-depth guide to Nippori here!