Nakano Apartments and Area Guide

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

  • • A fun town known for strolling around, filled with independent ramen shops.
  • • Well-known shopping arcade, “Nakano Broadway” and “Nakano Sun Mall”
  • • This is where Nirvana played their final show in Japan.
  • • One stop west of Shinjuku on the Chuo Rapid train (JR)
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Best known for a local old-fashioned mall, Nakano Broadway. As a residential town, the town is densely populated. Despite the town being in the central of Tokyo, Nakano gives a down-to-earth feeling. Quite exciting to see shops that are locally owned, priced exceptionally reasonable. Considering the fact that this was a town that was quite popular 45 years ago, it’s now considered as a “retrospective” with 13 level commercial complex still standing today.

Consider yourself lucky, if you are a foodie wandering around Nakano. You will pretty much find anything you desire. From Ramen joints, to curry, little cafes, or hole-in-a-wall Izakaya’s. The price ranges from 350 – 950 JPY average.

It’s not the cheapest to find an apartment around here, but quite affordable considering the location. Your best bet is to hop off the train and see how you feel. If this town gives you a spark, then you will no doubt will comfortably fit right in. A studio will range average from 78,000 JPY and around 250,000 JPY for a two bedroom.

Nakano at a Glance

Average Rent

per square meter
Nakano - 3320 yen per square meter


Suginami - 3137 yen per square meter


Setagaya - 3253 yen per square meter


Toshima - 3403 yen per square meter


Shinjuku - 3888 yen per square meter


Shibuya - 4731 yen per square meter


Rental prices in Nakano

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 Nakano is approximately ¥3,320 per square meter (¥308/ft²).

Single Studio Apartment prices in Nakano, Tokyo


Couple 1 Bedroom Apartment prices in Nakano, Tokyo

1 bedroom

Family 2 Bedroom Apartment prices in Nakano, Tokyo

2 bedroom



Local Amenities

Cafes & Dining

Cafes & Dining in Nakano, Tokyo
Cafes & Dining


Gyms in Nakano, Tokyo


Parks in Nakano, Tokyo

International Supermarkets

International Supermarkets in Nakano, Tokyo
International Supermarkets

English-Speaking Medical Services

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

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Life in Nakano

Arai Yakushi Park in Nakano, Tokyo
Arai Yakushi Park
Sun Mall Shop in Nakano, Tokyo
Sun Mall Shop © Sebastian Hages
Onibus Coffee Shop Nakanakano, Nakano, Tokyo
Izakaya © Sebastian Hages

Shopping and Entertainment

Want to complete your shopping at your nearest spot? Whether you are looking to shop for your daily necessities or some clothes, Nakano is able to offer shopping for any of those needs and wants.

Gyms and Parks

There are several parks that Nakano is able to offer. “Kirin Lemon Sports Center” is a sports center that accommodates those who are looking to join local yoga classes or soccer clubs. If you are looking for a facility to rent out, these local sports center would be the place to make your reservation for the clubs you form with friends, or if you are seeking for some local community building, this place would be it. Those with a small ones, looking to burn their energy? Yes. Nakano has your covered. If you like to work out before going to work or after clocking out, you have many choices in these area as well.

Egota no Mori Park, Nakano, Tokyo
Egota no Mori Park

International Schools

Thinking of raising your family in a bilingual status to keep-up with your mother-tongue at home? Nakano has several options. Depending on their age groups, from kindergarten or nursery, there are preschools available.

International Supermarkets

There are many supermarkets of your choice. But one that stands out is the Halal Food grocery.

English Speaking Services

Not the best town to seek for English-speaking services. However, when you visit the local ward office in Nakano, you will be able to find out more on this. There are guesthouses in Nakano so you will definitely see more foreigners than you might expect.

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