Kanagawa is the prefecture that borders Tokyo to the south and is probably best known for its larger cities, including Yokohama and Kawasaki. It is also a very popular residential area for people who want a more livable (less crowded and closer to nature!) place to come home to. Kanagawa is also host to Yokosuka Naval Base, home to the US 7th Fleet.
On Real Estate Japan, we’ve been seeing an increasing number of people searching for rental properties in all areas of Kanagawa this year. Below we take it a look at the most popular stations for the month of August!
Tied for #1 Hon Atsugi Station
Line(s): Sagami and Odakyu Odawara
Hon Atsugi Station is a major passenger railway station on the Odakyu line, located in the city of Atsugi, Kanagawa.
It is about a 46-minute direct ride to Shinjuku Station from Hon Atsugi.
Tied for #1 Yokosuka Chuo Station
Line: Keikyu Main
Yokosuka Chuo Station is served by the Keikyu Main line and is one of the closest stations (Shiori Station is the other) to Yokosuka Naval Base.
From Yokosuka it is about a 25-minute direct ride to Yokohama Station.
Tied for #2 Mizonokuchi Station
Line(s): Tokyu Den-en-toshi, Tokyu Oimachi
Mizonokuchi Station is a major junction station located in Takatsu Ward, Kawasaki.
From Mizonokuchi it is about an 18-minute direct ride to Shibuya Station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi line.
Mizonokuchi is a residential neighborhood in Kawasaki and is located just south of the Tama River from Setagaya Ward. It used to be known for its concentration of izakayas and pachinko parlors, but modern developments have added brand-name chain stores and stylish departments stores. It is a very popular residential area for people who want easy access to downtown Shibuya.
For more info, please see: Mizonokuchi Area Guide
Tied for #2 Hiratsuka Station
Line(s): JR Tokaido, JR Shonan-Shinjuku
Hiratsuka Station is a station located in the city of Hirsatsuka, Kanagawa.
From Hiratsuka it is about an 33-minute direct ride to Yokohama Station.
Tied for #3 Futako Shinchi Station
Line: Tokyu Den-en-toshi
Futako Shinchi Station is a station located in the northern part of Takatsu Ward, Kawasaki. It is on the popular Tokyu Den-en-toshi, just across the river from Futako Tamagawa Station (a popular residential area in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo).
This is a very livable neighborhood within easy walking distance of the Tama River, along which there are many walking baths, barbecue areas, and athletic fields.
Tied for #3 Musashi Shinjo Station
Line: JR Nambu
Musashi Shinjo Station is located on the JR Nambu Station in Nakahara Ward, Kawasaki.
From Musashi Shinjo Station it is a 3-min direct ride to Musashi Mizonokuchi Station, where it is a few minutes walk to Mizonokuchi Station (tied for #2 in this month’s ranking) on the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi and Oimachi lines is located next to this station.
Tied for #3 Kawasaki Station
Line(s): JR Keihin-Tohoku, JR Tokaido Main, JR Nambu
Kawasaki is a major junction station in the JR East network. It is located between Yokohama and Shinagawa stations on the Tokaido line.
Tied for #3 Shiori Station
Line: Keikyu Main
Shiori Station is on the Keikyu Main line and is one of the closest stations to Yokosuka Naval Base. Yokosuka Chuo Station (tied for #1 this month) is the other closest station to the base.
From Yokosuka it is about a 31-minute direct ride to Yokohama Station.
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Lead photo: Kawasaki, Kanagawa in March 2018 via iStock 299488198 Credit:Free art director