10 Best Apartments in Meguro for Foreigners

Recommended Foreigner-Friendly Apartments near Meguro Station

Best Apartment for rent in Meguro

Are you looking to move into a new apartment in tokyo?

Tokyo, being such a large city, has many popular areas when it comes to living. One of those place is around Meguro station.

There are many reasons why this is such a popular area, however, most of the Non-Japanese living in Japan have difficulty finding their place to live. Especially with only limited knowledge of their language.

It is good to know that there are companies in Japan that will support you even if you are not very proficient in the Japanese language. They also have staff and websites where you can communicate to them in English.

In this article, we will introduce to you the reasons Meguro is such a popular area to live in, as well as helping you find an apartment to live around this area.


Moving into an Apartment in Japan

Moving to Japan, especially Tokyo, is not easy. This is true even for Japanese nationals. However, it is also an exciting thing knowing that you will move to the largest city in the world.

Moving within Japan as a foreigner makes things extra tricky because the procedures and paperwork can be different from what you’re used to in your home country. You can find useful tips for renting an apartment in Tokyo here.

Yet, one of the best parts about moving is choosing your apartment.

It might not be easy finding an apartment with the perfect valance between features, location, and pricing. But, it is fun to envision yourself living in that place while checking out apartments.

Living around Meguro

First of all, let me explain to you some basic information about “Meguro City” and “Meguro Station” since these two are not the same thing.

Meguro City (目黒区) is one of the 23 special wards in Tokyo while Meguro Station (目黒駅) is a railways Station in Shinagawa ward close to the boundary with Meguro ward.

And in this article, we will be talking about the Meguro Station Area.

As I mentioned above, Meguro Station is located in Shinagawa City (品川区) which is one of the popular areas to live in. Living near this area is very convenient; there are so many shops around and you can go shopping after commuting from work.

Transportation is very easy here as well. Meguro Station is connected to four train lines which are the JR Yamanote Line, Tokyu Meguro Line, Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line, and the Toei Mita Line.

1. Merits of living near Meguro

One of the advantages of living near this area is that it’s very convenient to access major areas; it takes like 5 minutes to Shibuya, 8 minutes to Shinagawa, and 12 minutes to Shinjuku. These major areas are very known as urban with many tall buildings and many activities to do.

When it comes to shopping, there is a wide variety of shops for clothing, electronics, and furniture. You will also find many restaurants, supermarkets, and convenience stores just around the corner.

It is a safe place so you can have fun with your friends, family, even at night-time. There are also restaurants and bars that are open until late at night.

2. Popular Spots in Meguro

– 1st. Meguro Sky Garden: Known for its uniqueness, it is a very nice and relaxing garden on the top of the building. Everybody can take a walk for free and enjoy the lovely garden. Good for all seasons.

– 2nd. Meguro River Cherry Blossom Promenade: Located in Nakameguro, it is one of the most popular places to see cherry blossoms. Over 800 cherry trees along the riverside. It is best to visit around March and April which is the cherry blossoms season.

– 3rd. Ryusen-Ji (瀧泉寺): Also known as “Meguro-Fudo”, this is a large Buddhist temple in Meguro. It takes about  9 minutes walking from Meguro Station to the temple.

– 4th. Meguro Parasitological Museum: This is a small museum of the study about parasites. The facility is free of entrance and you will find many specimen of parasites.

– 5th. Meguro Museum of Art Tokyo: A small local art gallery in Meguro. Mainly, it exhibits modern Japanese and foreign artists. 8 minutes from Meguro Station by feet.

Our 10 Picks: Apartments in Meguro

From here, we will introduce to you our 10 picks for the best apartments in Meguro for foreigners. I hope you find one that suits your needs.

1. Meguro 1DK Apartment

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8 minutes by walk from Meguro Station of the JR Yamanote Line or 8 minutes by walk from Fudomae Station of the Tokyu Meguro Line.

Monthly Cost:  105,000 yen + 4,000 yen (Maintenance fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 21.81 m²
Floor:  1F / 3F
Year Built: 2020
Features: Bath- Toilet Separated/ Air-Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Free Internet.

For more details and information, check the link below:

2. Yutenji 1K Apartment

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1K apartment located 13 minutes walking from Yutenji station (祐天寺駅) of the Tokyu Toyoko Line.

Monthly Cost: 78,000 yen + 10,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 20.98 m² (1K)
Floor: 1F / 3F
Year Built: 1999
Key Features: Air Conditioner, Self Locking Entrance, Balcony

For more information, check the link below:

3. Ookayama 1R Apartment

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1R apartment located 4 minutes walking from Ookayama station (大岡山駅) of the Tokyu Meguro Line.

Monthly Cost: 67,000 yen + 8,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 12.62 m² (1R)
Floor: 1F / 2F
Year Built: 2016
Key Features: Air Conditioner, Bath / Toilet Separated, Washing Machine Inside, Gas Water Heater

For more information, check the link below:

4. Midorigaoka 1R Apartment

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1R apartment located 5 minutes walking from Midorigaoka station (緑が丘駅) of the Tokyu oimachi Line.

Monthly Cost: 75,000 yen + 7,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 17.94 m² (1R)
Floor: 1F / 3F
Year Built: 2018
Key Features: Air Conditioner, Bath / Toilet Separated, Washing Machine Inside, Pet Allowed

For more information, check the link below:

5. Meguro 1R Apartment

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1R apartment located a few minutes walking from Meguro station (目黒駅) of the JR Yamanote Line.

Monthly Cost: 125,000 yen + 8,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 23.43 m² (1R)
Floor: 3F / 5F
Year Built: 2016
Key Features: Air Conditioner, Bath / Toilet Separated, Washlet Toilet, Elevator, Balcony

For more information, check the link below:

6. Fudomae 1K Apartment

Nishigotanda 3, Fudamae Station 1K 402 

Free Rent for the first 2 months. No Key Money required. Pet Friendly. 10 minutes by walk from Meguro station of the JR Yamanote Line or 4 minutes by walk from Fudamae station of the Tokyu Meguro Line.

Monthly Cost:  109,000 yen + 10,000 yen (Maintenance fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 20.75 m²
Floor:  4F / 8F
Year Built: 2021
Features: Free Internet/Bath- Toilet Separated/ Air-Conditioner/ Built-in Kitchen/Self-locking Entrance/Elevator/ Pet allowed.

For more information, check the link below:

7. Ikejiriohashi 1R Apartment

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1R apartment located 7 minutes walking from Ikejiriohashi station (池尻大橋) of the Tokyu Denen-toshi Line.

Monthly Cost: 113,000 yen + 12,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 24.18 m² (1R)
Floor: 3F / 4F
Year Built: 2018
Key Features: Air Conditioner, Bath / Toilet Separated, Self Locking Entrance, Pet Allowed

For more information, check the link below:

8. Ebisu 1LDK Apartment

Kamiosaki 2, Ebisu Station 1LDK 306

No key money required. Pet friendly. 12 minutes by walk from Meguro station of the Tokyo metro Nanboku line or 10 minutes by walk from Ebisu station of the JR Yamanote line.

Monthly Cost:  169,000 yen + 15,000 yen (Maintenance fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 34.08m²
Floor:  3F/7F
Year Built: 1998
Features: Bath- Toilet Separated/ Air-Conditioner/ Built-in Kitchen/Washing machine inside/Self-locking Entrance/Balcony/Pet allowed.

For more information, check the link below:

9. Toritsudaigaku 1K Apartment

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1K apartment located 14 minutes walking from Toritsudaigaku station (都立大学駅) of the Tokyu Toyoko Line.

Monthly Cost: 66,000 yen + 2,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 16.27 m² (1K)
Floor: 2F / 3F
Year Built: 1991
Key Features: Air Conditioner, Self Locking Entrance, Motorbike Parking, Bicycle Parking, Balcony

For more information, check the link below:

10. Ikejiriohashi 1K Apartment

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1K apartment located 3 minutes walking from Ikejiriohashi station (池尻大橋駅) of the Tokyu Denen-toshi Line.

Monthly Cost: 100,000 yen + 12,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 20 m² (1K)
Floor: 2F / 3F
Year Built: 2019
Key Features: Air Conditioner, Bath / Toilet Separated, Washing Machine Inside, Self Locking Entrance, Bicycle Parking, Balcony, Pet Allowed

For more information, check the link below:


Did you find an apartment that interests you? I hope this article has helped you to have an idea of what kind of apartments you can find in the Meguro area.

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