What can you rent in Tokyo for ¥100,000 within 30 minutes of Shibuya Station?

Welcome to this installment in our series on “what can you rent for” in popular price ranges.

Getting to Shibuya

In today’s article we are going to explore options close to Shibuya Station. Since Shibuya is such a well-connected station and one of Tokyo’s major hubs, the list of stations that can be considered “commutable” to it is quite extensive. There’s a wide variety of apartments in all layouts that you can select if your commute length is around the 50 – 60 min range. However, a commute of this length can really start to eat away at one’s mental wellbeing.

Today, we’re focusing on apartments within a 30-minute commute to give you an idea of what’s possible for getting to Shibuya Station without feeling like a complete slog.

In general, in the 100,000 yen monthly price range apartments you’ll be looking at 1K apartments. Depending on factors like year built and distance from station, you might be able to find 1LDK apartments in this range as well.

Keep in mind that the stations adjacent to the ones in this article would also be good jumping-off points for your Tokyo apartment hunt.

Area (Station) Average rent for 1R/1K Average rent for 1LDK Commute time to Shibuya
Shibuya ¥145,600 ¥260,400
Yoga ¥87,500 ¥149,600 12 min – direct
Kugayama ¥69,500 ¥107,600 18 min – direct
Senkawa ¥73,300 ¥121,900 20 min – direct
Chitose-Funabashi ¥76,500 ¥131,000 22 min – 1 transfer
Kiyosumi-shirakawa ¥97,900 ¥120,900 25 min – direct

1K apartment near Yoga Station – ¥96,005/month

  • Yoga is located along the Tokyu Denentoshi line and provides a very quick and easy route into downtown Shibuya. However, this convenience is offset by the typically higher monthly cost compared to apartments closer to the 30 min commute time. You’ll find major chain stores (including a Kojima Denki and BIC Camera), grocery stores (including OK Store Yoga and FUJI Yoga) and drug stores around the station making it very convenient for when you have to pick up daily necessities. There is also a rather large park, Kinuta Park, in Yoga which is well-known for its cherry blossoms and is popular year-round for baseball, soccer, and cycling.
  • Price: ¥96,005/month – NO DEPOSIT
  • Year built: 2014
  • Size: 27.29 m²
  • Separate toilet/bathroom: Yes
  • 2nd floor or higher: Yes (2nd)
  • Closest station: 11 min to Yoga Station (Tokyu Denentoshi line)
  • Closest major hub: 2 min to Futako-tamagawa Station; 12 min to Shibuya Station
  • Browse more listings near Yoga Station

1K apartment near Kugayama Station – ¥87,550/month

  • Kugayama is a residential neighborhood nestled between Kichijoji and Shibuya. Having access to these two great hubs of entertainment, dining, and shopping is a real bonus. Speaking of just the area around Kugayama Station, there is a SUMMIT supermarket that is open until 1AM, a DAISO 100-yen store, and a handful of restaurants. The Kanda River and Kugayama Central Green Space add some nice scenery nearby, and if you’re looking for even more open space, Inokashira Park is just a 5 min train ride away.
  • Price: ¥87,550/month – NO DEPOSIT/NO KEY MONEY
  • Year built: 2018
  • Size: 25.70 m²
  • Separate toilet/bathroom: Yes
  • 2nd floor or higher: Yes (2nd)
  • Closest station: 8 min to Kugayama Station (Keio Inokashira line)
  • Closest major hub: 5 min to Kichijoji Station; 18 min to Shibuya Station
  • Browse more listings near Kugayama Station

1K apartment near Senkawa Station – ¥93,000/month

  • At just 4 min to the major hub of Ikebukuro Station, the Senkawa neighborhood offers a good balance between a calm neighborhood and nearby city excitement. This neighborhood would give residents the option of stopping through Ikebukuro on the way home to do any shopping or to grab a bite to eat. The nearby LIFE supermarket is open until midnight as well for any late night cravings.
  • Price: ¥93,000/month
  • Year built: 2016
  • Size: 25.58 m²
  • Separate toilet/bathroom: Yes
  • 2nd floor or higher: Yes (2nd)
  • Closest station: 9 min to Senkawa Station (Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin line, Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line)
  • Closest major hub: 4 min to Ikebukuro Station; 20 min to Shibuya Station
  • Browse more listings near Senkawa Station

1DK apartment near Chitose-Funabashi Station – ¥94,733/month

  • The area around Chitose-Funabashi Station is definitely on the residential, calmer side of the Tokyo neighborhood spectrum. Of all the apartments/neighborhoods featured in this article, this is the only one requiring a transfer to get to Shibuya Station. There is a silver lining to this: the particular transfer station in question is the popular Shimokitazawa Station on the Keio Inokashira Line. Depending on how you look at it, this gives residents near Chitose-Funabashi the option of stopping by the trendy Shimokitazawa neighborhood whenever, while also enjoying the calmer streets and lower monthly rent around Chitose-Funabashi.
  • Price: ¥94,733/month – NO KEY MONEY + GaijinPot Housing Service
  • Year built: 2017
  • Size: 32.67 m²
  • Separate toilet/bathroom: Yes
  • 2nd floor or higher: Yes (3rd)
  • Closest station: 8 min to Chitose-Funabashi Station (Odakyu line)
  • Closest major hub: 22 min to Shibuya Station – 1 transfer
  • Browse more listings near Chitose-Funabashi Station

1K apartment near Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station – ¥97,000/month

  • Although the other neighborhoods/apartments in the list lie west of Shibuya, Kiyosumi-shirakawa is a charming option for those who would rather be located in eastern Tokyo. This opens up options for quickly getting around business districts near Tokyo Station. On top of that, there are two lines available at this station, offering even more convenience in terms of transportation access. From Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station it’s a short walk to the open green space of Kiyosumi Park, and the Sumida River is also not too far away.
  • Price: ¥97,000/month – NO DEPOSIT
  • Year built: 2013
  • Size: 23.23 m²
  • Separate toilet/bathroom: Yes
  • 2nd floor or higher: Yes (2nd)
  • Closest station: 7 min to Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line, Toei Oedo line)
  • Closest major hub: 7 min to Otemachi Station; 21 min to Roppongi Station; 25 min to Shibuya Station
  • Browse more listings near Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station

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