Top Stations by Lowest Rent: 30 minutes or less direct to Shinjuku

Updated April 18, 2017

In a previous article, we wrote about the top 10 stations with the lowest rent in Tokyo’s 23 wards. Many of these stations are located in Adachi, Katsushika and Arakawa wards, in northern Tokyo.

This article is for people who want to zip directly to Shinjuku in thirty minutes or less, without transferring to another line and without breaking the bank on rent.

The ranking is based on data from SUUMO and ranks stations with the lowest rent for 1R, 1K, or 1DK apartments, located within a 15-minute walk from the station. 1R, 1K and 1DK apartments are basically one room (studio) apartments that may also have an additional “K”itchen room or “D”ining and “K”itchen room.

Basically, if you need to commute to Shinjuku quickly and inexpensively, the data seems to show that you should look for apartments on the Odakyu, Keio, JR Chuo and Toei Oedo lines.

The lowest average rent for 1R, 1K and 1DK apartments along these stations range from about 60,000yen to 71,100yen ($550 to $650) per month, but you can find places for as low as the low-40,000yen ($367) range.

Kami Kitazawa station, only 19 minutes from Shinjuku,  (#14 on the list) may be the best value-for-time station, with average rent around 71,000yen (and starting rent in the high-40,000yen range).

Top 15 Stations by Lowest Rent: 30 minutes or less to Shinjuku

#1 Station: Kitami, Odakyu line, Setagaya Ward
Average rent: 60,000yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 30
See listings with monthly rent as low as: high-40,000yen

#2 Station: Toda Koen, JR Saikyo line, Toda City, Saitama
Average rent: 62,600yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 24

#3 Station: Higashi Koganei, JR Chuo (Rapid)
Average rent: 63,000yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 26
See listings with monthly rent as low as: low-50,000yen

#4 Station: Mukogaoka Yuen, Odakyu Odawara line, Kawasaki City
Average rent: 63,800yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 29

#5 Station: Musashi Koganei, JR Chuo (Rapid) line, Toda City, Saitama
Average rent: 64,000yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 28
See listings with monthly rent as low as: low-40,000yen

#6 Station: Noborito, Odakyu line, Kawasaki City
Average rent: 65,500yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 27

#7 Station: Toda, JR Saikyo line, Toda City, Saitama
Average rent: 65,600yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 27

#8 Station: Musashi Sakai, Seibu Tamagawa line, Musashino City
Average rent: 67,500yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 23
See listings with monthly rent as low as: mid-50,000yen

#9 Station: Tsutsuji Gaoka, Keio line, Chofu
Average rent: 67,800yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 28
See listings with monthly rent as low as: high-40,000yen

#10 Station: Seijo Gakuen Mae, Odakyu line, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo
Average rent: 68,800yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 19
See listings with monthly rent as low as: mid-50,000yen

#11 Shin Egota, Toei Oedo line, Nakano Ward, Tokyo
Average rent: 69,600yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 16
See listings with monthly rent as low as: mid-40,000yen

#12  Station: Sengawa, Keio Line, Chofu City
Average rent: 69,900yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 30
See listings with monthly rent as low as: low-50,000yen

#13  Station: Chitose Funabashi, Odakyu line, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo
Average rent: 70,900yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 23
See listings with monthly rent as low as: low-50,000yen

#14 Station: Kami Kitazawa, Keio line, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo
Average rent: 71,000yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 19
See listings with monthly rent as low as: low-50,000yen

#15 Station: Sakura Josui, Keio line, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo
Average rent: 71,100yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 16
See listings with monthly rent as low as: high-40,000yen

#15 Station: Soshigaya Okura, Odakyu Odawara, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo
Average rent: 71,100yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 25
See listings with monthly rent as low as: high-40,000yen

#15 Station: Nerima Kasugacho, Toei Oedo, Nerima Ward, Tokyo
Average rent: 71,100yen
Approx. minutes to Shinjuku: 23
See listings with monthly rent as low as:  mid-50,000yen

Source: SUUMO (in Japanese)

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