Foreigner-Friendly Rental Listings in Akihabara (Chiyoda-ku), Tokyo, Japan
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.
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 ¥4,583 per square meter (¥426/ft²).
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Famous wholesale market like Hanamasa and local markets are available.
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