Yurakucho is a business district nestled in the heart of Chiyoda Ward. It shouldn’t be any surprise that this is an upscale, stylish urban commerce center when you consider its proximity to Tokyo Station, Ginza, and Shimbashi. Truth be told, very little of the land in the area is zoned for residential use. Instead, you’ll find many company headquarters in high-rise complexes. Companies like Dai-ichi Life (third largest life insurance company in Japan), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Company, and Japan Steel Works have their headquarters located here in the center of downtown Tokyo.
Average Rent in Yurakucho
|Apartment Type||Average Rent ($1 = ¥110)|
|1R 1K||¥123,500/month ($1,120)|
|1LDK 2K 2DK||¥191,500/month ($1,740)|
|2LDK 3K 3DK||¥240,000/month ($2,180)|
|Shinjuku||Yamanote, direct||30 min|
|Shibuya||Yamanote, direct||23 min|
|Tokyo||Yamanote, direct||2 min|
|Iidabashi||Yurakucho, direct||9 min|
|Shinagawa||Yamanote, direct||11 min|
|Roppongi||(6 min walk to Hibiya Station) Hibiya, direct||7 min|
|Yokohama, Kanagawa||Yamanote (Shimbashi), transfer to Tokaido||27 min|
With the lack of actual apartments and housing in the area it’s tough to comment on the actual livability of the area. It’s true that there are tons of shopping and dining options in the area, which combined with the central location with great transportation access, makes for an extremely convenient location. With the concentration of business matters being attended to in the area, there’s no shortage of restaurants and bars to wine and dine clients in. Also, you’ll find some charming old-school izakayas underneath the train tracks where salarymen congregate after hours.
As stated above, Yurakucho is a busy commercial district with almost no end to the high-rise buildings. Tokyo International Forum, Yurakucho Center Building, and Hibiya Mitsui Tower are just a few of the massive complexes you’ll find in the area.
Famous sights in the area include Hibiya Park and the Imperial Palace. There is also an array of performing arts theaters in Yurakucho: The Imperial Theatre, the Nissay Theatre, and the Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre.
Apartments for rent near Yurakucho Station:
- Ginza Station apartments
- Higashi-Ginza Station apartments
- Ginza-itchome Station apartments
- Shimbashi Station apartments
- Shintomicho Station apartments
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- While most of the land in Chiyoda Ward is reserved for the heart of Tokyo’s government and business districts, its central location makes it ideal for those working in and around downtown Tokyo. Read the in-depth guide to Chiyoda Ward here!