Tokyo Bay Area Guide

The Tokyo Bay Area offers great views of Tokyo across the waters of the bay. Luxury apartments in the area are an attractive option for families looking for clean, family-friendly neighborhoods, while nearby shopping centers add convenience and livability to the area.

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Location

The Tokyo Bay Area spans the waterfront portions of Tokyo’s Chuo, Shinagawa, Minato, and Koto Wards. Primarily built on reclaimed land, these neighborhoods are well-known for the clean, upscale living environment that also provides a beautiful view of Tokyo and Tokyo Bay. The redevelopment projects in these areas have added many luxury apartment complexes to the landscape, which has attracted young families to the area. This combination of new developments and young families gives certain neighborhoods a young, modern feel.

Key Stats

Average Rent in the Tokyo Bay Area

Apartment Type Average Rent ($1 = ¥110)
1R 1K ¥113,800/month ($1,030)
1LDK 2K 2DK ¥191,700/month ($1,740)
2LDK 3K 3DK ¥252,400/month ($2,290)

*Average rent of Toyosu, Tsukishima, and Kachidoki apartments

Apartments For Rent in the Tokyo Bay Area

Train Lines

Station JR/Subway/Other Line
Daiba Yurikamome  Yurikamome
Toyosu Tokyo Metro  Yurakucho
Yurikamome  Yurikamome
Tsukishima Tokyo Metro  Yurakucho
Toei  Oedo
Shin-Kiba Tokyo Metro  Yurakucho
JR East  Keiyo
Rinkai  Rinkai

Livability

The sights from Tokyo Bay are just as famous as they are popular. Renowned for fantastic views of Tokyo and the waters of Tokyo Bay, these neighborhoods also offer residents plenty of conveniences in terms of livability. As a good amount of the housing options in this area are located in luxury apartment complexes, you can find apartments with daycare centers, concierge services, and gyms.

Certain parts of Tokyo Bay are also well-known as popular shopping and dining destinations. Odaiba is a premier example of this kind of waterfront shopping/entertainment district which is quite popular with couples looking for a romantic setting for a date. Other interesting attractions at Odaiba include a replica Statue of Liberty, a beach, and a ferris wheel (which once claimed the title of tallest ferris wheel in the world).

Areas like Kachidoki and Tsukishima are popular options for those commuting into Tokyo thanks to being located on the Toei Oedo Line. This gives residents a direct link to Roppongi and Azabu Juban. The clean look of the streets next to the water gives these neighborhoods a unique appeal compared to other residential areas in Tokyo.

All these conveniences being located on the reclaimed islands of Tokyo Bay kind of create an isolated atmosphere where at times it feels like “Tokyo” is so far away. Another reason for a feeling so close yet so far from Tokyo is that certain stations that are only serviced by the Yurikamome Line can be frustrating to commute on or use. The line is fairly slow compared to other subways and trains, and it has to make a large loop to pass over the Rainbow Bridge. This can make taking the line feel like a chore. A faster transportation solution is in the works: Tokyo Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will service the areas around Tokyo Bay starting September 2020. This will give residents a much quicker option for transportation (estimated travel time of roughly 10 minutes from Shimbashi to Harumi, just north of Ariake).

Useful Info at a Glance

Supermarkets

Nearby Supermarkets Hours Address
OK Supermarket Odaiba 8:30 AM – 9:30 PM 2 Chome-2-1 Daiba, Minato City, Tokyo 135-0091
AEON Shinonome 24 hrs 1 Chome-9-10 Shinonome, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0062
Maruetsu 24 hrs 3 Chome-13-2 Harumi, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0053
Fuji mart Tsukishima store Mon. – Sat.: 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Sun.: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

1 Chome-27-9 Tsukishima, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0052

*This is just a selection of supermarkets in the area.

Gyms

Nearby Gyms Hours Address
Ariake Training Room 9:00 AM – 9:50 PM 2 Chome-3-5 Ariake, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0063
ASICS Sports Complex TOKYO BAY Mon. – Fri.: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sat.: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sun.: Closed

6 Chome-4-番20号 Toyosu, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0061
DO SPORTS PLAZA Mon. – Fri.: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Sat.: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Sun.: 10:00 AM  – 9:00 PM

〒135-8514 Tokyo, 江東区豊洲 2-1-14 ららぽーと 豊洲 アネックス 2F

*These are just examples of gyms available in the area.

Universities

Nearby Universities Information
Shibaura Institute of Technology Toyosu Campus Shibaura Institute of Technology Toyosu Campus Home Page
Ariake College of Education and the Arts Ariake College of Education and the Arts Home Page
Musashino University Ariake Campus Musashino University Ariake Campus Home Page

Hospitals

Nearby Hospitals Address
Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital 5 Chome-1-38 Toyosu, Koto City, Tokyo 135-8577
St. Luke’s International Hospital 9-1 Akashicho, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-8560

*These are examples of clinics in the area.

Parks

Family-Friendly Features

Nearby Family Friendly Features Address
Tsukishima Children Hall 4 Chome-1-1 Tsukishima, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0052
Kachidoki Children Hall 1 Chome-8-1 Kachidoki, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0054
Harumi Children Hall 2-4-31 Harumi, 中央区 Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0053
Toyosu Children Hall 4 Chome-10-4 Toyosu, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0061
Shinonome Children Hall 2 Chome-4-4 Shinonome, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0062

Department Stores

 


Tokyo Bay Area Apartments

Apartments for rent near the Tokyo Bay Area:

 

Apartments For Rent in the Tokyo Bay Area

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Lead photo: Odaiba Beach via iStock Stock Photography