Tamachi is a commercial district in Minato Ward. Quite a few large corporations have headquarters in the area, including Mitsubishi Motors, Bandai Namco (video games and toys), and Morinaga (the confectionary company responsible for creating the Japanese custom of women giving chocolates to men on Valentine’s Day). This area has been the focus of recent major redevelopment projects, as Takanawa Gateway Station (the newest addition to the Yamanote Line) is set to be opened in March 2020.
Despite the presence of large businesses and the masses of salarymen that come with the territory, there is a good amount of grocery stores in this clean, urban neighborhood. Minato Ward definitely has a reputation as an upscale, high-class area to live in within Tokyo, and Tamachi is no exception.
Average Rent in Tamachi
|Apartment Type||Average Rent ($1 = ¥110)|
|1R 1K||¥127,400/month ($1,160)|
|1LDK 2K 2DK||¥251,000/month ($2,280)|
|2LDK 3K 3DK||¥303,500/month ($2,760)|
*Access to the Toei Asakusa subway line and Toei Mita subway line is through Mita Station, about a 200 m walk north of Tamachi Station.
|Shinjuku||Yamanote, direct||24 min|
|Shibuya||Yamanote, direct||16 min|
|Tokyo||Yamanote, direct||10 min|
|Shinagawa||Yamanote, direct||3 min|
|Roppongi||Mita (Daimon), transfer to Oedo||15 min|
|Yokohama, Kanagawa||Shonan-Shinjuku, direct||32 min|
Minato Ward has a reputation as being a very livable area of Tokyo, especially in neighborhoods like Shirokane and Azabu-Juban. The central location at the epicenter of Tokyo business gives even the residential neighborhoods a chic urban feel. Whereas Shirokane and Azabu-Juban are quite well known thanks to their stylish balance of cafes, restaurants, and luxury apartments, Tamachi has more of a business-focused environment. Rush hour will bring about a crowd of salarymen, as Tamachi is within the top 20 busiest JR East stations. The access to 4 train/subway lines gives residents a lot of options for navigating the city.
With that said, it’s almost a well-kept secret that there are a lot of conveniences in the area that make Tamachi on par with its Minato Ward peers as a livable neighborhood. You’ll find a variety of grocery stores, such as wholesale markets like Niku no Hanamasa and large grocery stores with a selection of ready-to-eat meals like LIFE. Another mainstay in the Tamachi neighborhood is the msb Tamachi shopping complex.
Apartments for rent near Tamachi Station:
- Shinagawa Station apartments
- Tennozu Isle Station apartments
- Shirokane-Takanawa Station apartments
- Mita Station apartments
- Hamamatsucho Station apartments
- Shibaura-futo Station apartments
- Azabu-Juban Station apartments
Tamachi Station offers great transportation options, variety of shopping, and a clean urban environment. Average rent in the area tends to be a little higher than other parts of Tokyo because of this central location. 1LDK apartments in the area start at ¥150,000 per month. And 1LDK apartments in the newest buildings in the area can be found from around ¥200,000 per month.
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- The neighborhood of Shirokane is closely connected with wealth and luxury. The name is Japanese for “platinum” after all! This elegant, high-end residential area in Minato Ward is also well-known for the way natural greenery has been integrated into the city planning. This combination creates one of the most popular residential neighborhoods in Tokyo. Ongoing redevelopment near Shirokane-Takanawa Station continues to increase the livability of the area. Read the in-depth guide to Shirokane here!
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