Akihabara Area Guide

Foreigner-Friendly Rental Listings in Akihabara (Chiyoda-ku), Tokyo, Japan

  • • Tokyo’s hub for electronics district and the ground zero for the pop culture such as anime, manga, and games.
  • • Famous for underground idols And maid cafes.
  • Easily accessible from anywhere.
  • • City full of entertainment activities of the tech, Otaku-world
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If you are seeking to buy electronic goods or not sure where to look in Tokyo, there is no doubt that a shop in Akihabara would be able to give you the right answer for what you are looking for. Akihabara, also known as "Akiba" is a prime destination for fans of anime and manga, used parts for computers or new gadgets, and the list goes on. There are hundreds of electronics shops along the main street, Chuo-dori.

To the east of the train station, there is Izumi Bridge looking over Kanda River. With tons of restaurants and cafes around the town, you will not have any trouble finding your favorite gourmet spot.

Now, it may seem like Akiba is more commercial district than a place for residences, but due to convenience of Akihabara station serving five different train lines (Yamanote, Chuo-Sobu, Keihin-Tohoku, and Metro Hibiya Lines). If you are a constant traveller, it’ll be an advantage for you to live in this area. However, it’s more commercial oriented than a place to live. However, if you are single and can afford to live in the central (4 mins to Tokyo Station), wanting accessibility to city, you are looking at average 100,000 yen/month for a small one bedroom.

Chiyoda at a Glance

Average Rent

per square meter
Chiyoda - 4914 yen per square meter


Minato - 5217 yen per square meter


Shinagawa - 3637 yen per square meter


Taito - 3613 yen per square meter


Koto - 3435 yen per square meter


Sumida - 3471 yen per square meter


Rental prices in Chiyoda

The price of an apartment will vary depending on its features, the age of the building, and distance from the train station. Keeping this in mind, the average rent for an apartment in Chiyoda is approximately ¥4,914 per square meter (¥457/ft²).

Single Studio Apartment prices in Chiyoda, Tokyo


Couple 1 Bedroom Apartment prices in Chiyoda, Tokyo

1 bedroom

Family 2 Bedroom Apartment prices in Chiyoda, Tokyo

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Local Amenities

Cafes & Dining

Cafes & Dining in Chiyoda, Tokyo
Cafes & Dining


Gyms in Chiyoda, Tokyo


Parks in Chiyoda, Tokyo

International Supermarkets

International Supermarkets in Chiyoda, Tokyo
International Supermarkets

English-Speaking Medical Services

English-Speaking Medical Services in Chiyoda, Tokyo
English-Speaking Medical Services

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Life in Chiyoda

Pedestrians' Paradise, Akihabara, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Akihabara's 歩行者天国(Pedestrians' Paradise)

Shopping and Entertainment

If you’re a gamer or love Japanese anime, you would have no trouble hanging out in Akihabara all day long.
The resources are all here. From getting your necessities at the drug store, getting your grocery shopping done, and then heading out to your town for some quick gaming session.

Gyms and Parks

There are several franchise gyms around this location.
Interesting enough, some bouldering/climbing gym. Of course, there are small public parks around, but not as big as some of the parks like Yoyogi Park or Shinjuku Gyoen.

Family Computer(NES) Cartridges - Akihabara, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Family Computer(NES) Cartridges
Night Scene - Akihabara, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Night Scene
Signboards - Akihabara, Chiyoda, Tokyo

English Speaking Services

Being a popular sightseeing town that it can be, English guidances are available, but make sure you do your research ahead of time to find the subculture shop you are looking for.

International Schools

No major international schools here, but being so close to Ochanomizu Station, which is the town well-known for used books, curry, hospitals, and universities. It’s an easy walking distance to find a language school, or a Japanese school around this district.

International Supermarkets

Famous wholesale market like Hanamasa and local markets are available.

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