10 Best Apartments Foreigners Can Rent in Akihabara

Our 10 picks for Akihabara Apartments for Foreigners

Best Apartments Foreigners Can Rent in Akihabara

Interested in getting an apartment somewhere around Akihabara?

Akihabara (秋葉原) is a very centric town in Tokyo which makes it a convenient area to live, especially transportation wise.

If you’re looking for a place to live where there are things to do in your free time, then this is a perfect area for you. From countless electronic shops, Otaku-culture, and even some of Japan’s most important historical architectures can be found in this area.

In this article, I will introduce the pros and cons of living in Chiyoda City (which is the city where Akihabara is located), plus I’ll introduce our 10 picks for places to live in this area.


Moving into an Apartment in Japan

Moving is probably one of the most stressful yet fun activities that you can have in life. Whether it is your first time or your 10th time, moving will always be a big deal.

When it comes to living in a foreign country, it gets 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.

However, one of the best parts about moving is the choosing part.

Although it might be challenging to find the perfect valance between apartment features, location, and pricing, it is fun to envision yourself living in that place while checking out apartments.

Living around Akihabara

Best Apartments Foreigners Can Rent in Akihabara

As I mentioned in the intro, the main features that make the Akihabara area an attractive place to live in is the fact that it is located in a very centric part of Tokyo.

Also, it is a town with a wide variety of different sub-cultures that mix in a fascinating way. You will find almost an infinite things to do here.

It is a popular area especially for people who are planning on living by themselves, as opposed to people with large families.

1. Basic information of Akihabara

Before I go into specifics, it’s important to know that the following information is for the whole Chiyoda City (千代田区), which is the city where Akihabara is located.

When people say “Chiyoda City” or “Chiyoda-ku”, this refers to the ward of Chiyoda (Chiyoda city is one of the 23 wards that compose Central Tokyo).

Now that we have established what Chiyoda city is, the following is some basic information.

Area 11.66 km2
Population 66,816
Population density 5,730/km2
Neighboring wards Chuo city, Minato city, Shinjuku city, Bunkyo city, and Taito city

2. Apartment Rent Market Value in Akihabara

Just like the basic info from above, the following is the market value for the whole Chiyoda City, which is the city where Akihabara is located.

Although not cheap, living around Akihabara is relatively more affordable compared to other wards such as Shinjuku or Shibuya. Of course, prices can vary a lot depending on the size, age, and location of the apartment.

1R 74,000 yen/month
1K 92,000 yen/month
1DK 125,000 yen/month
1LDK 179,000 yen/month
2K 139,000 yen/month
2DK 178,000 yen/month
2LDK 246,000 yen/month
3K 209,000 yen/month
3DK 242,000 yen/month
3LDK 315,000 yen/month

3. Merits of living near Akihabara

Best Apartments Foreigners Can Rent in Akihabara

You may already know what makes Akihabara famous. The abundant number of electronic shops and the wide variety of unique subculture theme shops (such as maid cafes, Anime, Manga, etc). Adding to this, Akihabara and its surrounding areas contain various historical and cultural sites. All these things make this area a unique and exiting place to live in.

Chiyoda city is also known for being the “Face of Tokyo” because of the Imperial Palace and also because most of the countries main political functions (such as congress) takes place there. Because of this, it is the least populated ward in all of central Tokyo.

Transportation wise, you shouldn’t have any inconveniance since you’ll be close to Tokyo station (it doesn’t get any more central than this).

And for those families with children, there’s good news. Medical expenditures are mostly free for people under 12th grade. Most wards in Tokyo will offer free medical assistance for children under 9th grade, but Chiyoda city is the only ward (out of the 23 wards) that offers this assistance to all citizens under 12th grade.

There is a financial assistance for pregnant citizens as well.

4. Popular Spots in Akihabara

Best Apartments Foreigners Can Rent in Akihabara– 1st. Yodobashi Camera: A 9 story department building dedicated especially for electronic devices. If there’s an electronic product you’re looking for, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here.

– 2nd. Kanda Myojin Shrine: One of Tokyo’s most important Shinto shrines. It is especially popular among anime fans since this shrine appears in various anime pieces.

– 3rd. Tokyo Daijingu Shrine: Popular Shinto shrine among Tokyoites since the god of the shrine is believed that marriage tie and love knot come true.

– 4th. Manseibashi: Located off the main shopping arcade of Akihabara. It’s a shopping mall renovated from the abandoned train station.

– 5th. Maid Cafes: One of Akihabara’s fascinating and unique experiences. You’ll find a street near Akihabara station full of these cafes.

Our 10 Picks: Apartments in Akihabara

From here, I will introduce 10 apartments located in different areas within Chiyoda-Ku (Chiyoda City). I hope you can find a place that interests you.

1. Iidabashi 1LDK Apartment

1LDK apartment located 5 minutes walking from Iidabashi Station (飯田橋駅) of the Chuo–Sobu Line.

Monthly Cost:  209,000 yen + 15,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 41.48 m2 (1LDK)
Floor: 9F / 40F
Year Built: 2018
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Self Locking Entrance/ Bicycle Parking/ Elevator/ Pet Allowed

For more details and contact, check the following link:

2. Hanzomon 1R Apartment

1R apartment located 2 minutes walking from Hanzomon Station (半蔵門駅) of the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line.

Monthly Cost:  195,000 yen + 15,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 46.89 m2 (1R)
Floor: 5F / 9F
Year Built: 2006
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Self Locking Entrance/ Motorbike Bicycle Parking/ Elevator

For more details and contact, check the following link:

3. Awajicho 1LDK Apartment

1LDK apartment located 6 minutes walking from Kanda Station (神田駅) of the JR Yamanote Line.

Monthly Cost: 184,000 yen + 15,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 43.53 m2 (1LDK)
Floor: 9F / 12F
Year Built: 2017
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Self Locking Entrance/ Elevator/ Balcony

For more details and contact, check the following link:

4. Kanda 1DK Apartment

1DK apartment located 4 minutes walking from Kanda Station (神田駅) of the JR Yamanote Line.

Monthly Cost: 139,000 yen + 10,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 27.02 m2 (1DK)
Floor: 2F / 13F
Year Built: 2020
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Self Locking Entrance/ Motorbike Parking/ Elevator

For more details and contact, check the following link:

5. Bakurocho 1R Apartment

1R apartment located 4 minutes walking from Bakurocho Station (馬喰町駅) of the JR Sobu Line.

Monthly Cost: 137,000 yen + 10,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 30.01 m2 (1R)
Floor: 6F / 10F
Year Built: 2021
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Motorbike Parking/ Elevator

For more details and contact, check the following link:

6. Ichigaya 1R Apartment

1R apartment located 7 minutes walking from Ichigaya Station (市ヶ谷駅) of the Toei Shinjuku Line.

Monthly Cost: 136,000 yen + 10,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 32.62 m2 (1R)
Floor: 6F / 12F
Year Built: 2008
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Self Locking Entrance/ Bicycle Parking/ Elevator

For more details and contact, check the following link:

7. Jinbocho 1DK Apartment

1DK apartment located 3 minutes walking from Jinbocho Station (神保町駅) of the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line.

Monthly Cost: 130,000 yen + 12,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size:  25.06 m2 (1DK)
Floor: 2F / 14F
Year Built: 2019
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Self Locking Entrance/ Motorbike Bicycle Parking/

For more details and contact, check the following link:

8. Akihabara 1K Apartment

1K apartment located 3 minutes walking from Akihabara Station (秋葉原駅) of the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.

Monthly Cost: 98,000 yen + 8,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 24.86 m2 (1K)
Floor: 2F / 9F
Year Built: 2006
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Self Locking Entrance/ Parking lot/ Motorbike Bicycle Parking/ Elevator/ Pet Allowed

For more details and contact, check the following link:

9. Kanda 1K Apartment

1K apartment located 3 minutes walking from Kanda Station (神田駅) of the JR Yamanote Line.

Monthly Cost: 89,000 yen + 10,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 23.44 m2 (1K)
Floor: 2F / 8F
Year Built: 2002
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Self Locking Entrance/ Bicycle Parking/ Elevator/

For more details and contact, check the following link:

10. Iwamotocho 1R Apartment

1R apartment located 3 minutes walking from Iwamotocho Station (岩本町駅) of the Toei Shinjuku Line.

Monthly Cost: 87,000 yen + 12,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 26.21 m2 (1R)
Floor: 3F / 13F
Year Built: 2004
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Gas Stove/ Self Locking Entrance/ Bicycle Parking/ Elevator

For more details and contact, check the following link:

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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 Akihabara area.

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