5 No Key Money Apartments in Meidaimae for an Easy Commute to Shinjuku or Shibuya!

Meidaimae Station is located on the Keio Line and Keio Inokashira Line which provides simple, direct transportation to either Shinjuku (9 min) or Shibuya (7 min). This is a pretty significant plus to livability in terms of navigating the city – having the ability to cut out an additional transfer is a nice time-saving feature. Today we’re going to introduce this convenient neighborhood and 5 apartments you can find nearby!

Meidaimae – Just west of Shinjuku

Of course, if you live right in downtown Shinjuku you can eliminate a huge chunk of your commute and also be surrounded by an endless variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. However, downtown living comes with downtown crowds and downtown prices – so it might be in your best interest to also expand your search to nearby neighborhoods like Meidaimae. Just west of Shinjuku, this neighborhood provides a great balance of livability and convenience.

Meidaimae Station. Photo: Scott Kouchi

Azuma supermarket just a minute away from the station. Photo: Scott Kouchi

The Kanda River actually extends out towards this neighborhood, giving residents calm riverside paths like this to walk along. Photo: Scott Kouchi

2K apartment for rent in Setagaya Ward – ¥122,000/month

Closet space. Photo: Real Estate Japan

Kitchen. Photo: Real Estate Japan

  • With 2 rooms this apartment is a welcome upgrade from a standard studio apartment. On top of that, each room has its own balcony, making sure that there’s ample natural light and great air flow as well. Top floor (3rd) corner unit, this apartment can potentially be a value for a couple looking to move in together.
  • Price: ¥122,000/month – NO KEY MONEY
  • Year built: 1994
  • Size: 39.10 m²
  • Separate toilet/bathroom: Yes
  • 2nd floor or higher: Yes (3rd)
  • Closest station: 3 min to Meidaimae Station (Keio Line, Keio Inokashira Line)
  • Closest major hub: 7 min to Shibuya, 9 min to Shinjuku
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1LDK apartment for rent in Setagaya Ward – ¥139,300/month

Bedroom. Photo: Real Estate Japan

Bathroom sink. Photo: Real Estate Japan

  • Spacious kitchen in this 1LDK apartment is a nice bonus for home cooks. Other notable bonuses include: no guarantor necessary, no contract renewal fee, and refundable security deposit. At 54-square meters, this apartment will be a comfortable space for those looking to keep their commute to Shinjuku or Shibuya quick and easy.
  • Price: ¥139,300/month – NO KEY MONEY
  • Year built: 2003
  • Size: 54.00 m²
  • Separate toilet/bathroom: Yes
  • 2nd floor or higher: Yes (6th)
  • Closest station: 10 min to Meidaimae Station (Keio Line, Keio Inokashira Line)
  • Closest major hub: 7 min to Shibuya, 9 min to Shinjuku
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1K apartment for rent in Setagaya Ward – ¥91,000/month

Bedroom. Photo: Real Estate Japan

Kitchen. Photo: Real Estate Japan

  • 2nd floor unit with balcony. Factor in the free internet (the monthly fee for internet service can run from ¥7,000 to ¥9,000 – Setting Up Internet at Home in Japan: Basics of Getting a High Speed Internet Connection), and this studio apartment pulls ahead in terms of value. It’s the small details like that and the fish grill in the kitchen that will help make everyday life a little simpler.
  • Price: ¥91,000/month – NO KEY MONEY + FREE INTERNET
  • Year built: 2005
  • Size: 22.10 m²
  • Separate toilet/bathroom: Yes
  • 2nd floor or higher: Yes (2nd)
  • Closest station: 5 min to Higashimatsubara Station (Keio Line), 10 min to Meidaimae Station (Keio Line, Keio Inokashira Line)
  • Closest major hub: 7 min to Shibuya, 9 min to Shinjuku
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1R apartment for rent in Setagaya Ward – ¥75,072/month

Interior. Photo: Real Estate Japan

Kitchen. Photo: Real Estate Japan

  • An affordable studio apartment is a great way to save some money while you get more comfortable with settling into life in Tokyo. Especially when that apartment is less than 10 minutes away from either Shinjuku or Shibuya! Being this close to popular downtown destinations will make it easy to explore the city at your leisure.
  • Price: ¥75,072/month – NO KEY MONEY
  • Year built: 1990
  • Size: 15.00 m²
  • Separate toilet/bathroom: No
  • 2nd floor or higher: Yes (7th)
  • Closest station: 8 min to Meidaimae Station (Keio Line, Keio Inokashira Line)
  • Closest major hub: 7 min to Shibuya, 9 min to Shinjuku
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1LDK apartment for rent in Setagaya Ward – ¥135,000/month

Bedroom. Photo: Real Estate Japan

Kitchen. Photo: Real Estate Japan

  • This 1st floor corner unit has a few unique features that deserve a mention. At this 1LDK apartment you’ll have your own garden space (small, but an uncommon feature), lots of counter space in the kitchen, and plenty of windows. All these comfortable features plus the very livable location near Meidaimae Station makes for a great choice for those looking for a calm home with quick access to downtown Tokyo.
  • Price: ¥135,000/month – NO DEPOSIT + NO KEY MONEY
  • Year built: 1998
  • Size: 45.79 m²
  • Separate toilet/bathroom: Yes
  • 2nd floor or higher: No
  • Closest station: 13 min to Meidaimae Station (Keio Line, Keio Inokashira Line), 5 min to Shimotakaido Station (Tokyu Setagaya Line)
  • Closest major hub: 7 min to Shibuya, 9 min to Shinjuku
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