10 Best Apartments Foreigners Can Rent in Asakusa

Our 10 picks for Asakusa Apartments for Foreigners

Best Apartments Foreigners Can Rent in Asakusa

Moving to Tokyo? Have you considered living near Asakusa?

Although many might not think about Asakusa as an area to live in, especially because it is such a touristic area, there are actually many places around that are popular for living.

It is an area with a lot of history while also being foreigner-friendly because of the many touristic sites.

In this article, I will introduce the pros and cons of living in Taito City (which is the city where Asakusa 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 Asakusa

Best Apartments Foreigners Can Rent in Asakusa

There are two major factors that make the Asakusa area a good place for living. First, the fact that it is a very centric town in Tokyo makes it convenient when it comes to transportation. Also, since it is a town with many touristic sites, you will find that most businesses will have services in English.

1. Basic information of Asakusa

Before I go into specifics, it’s important to know that the following information is for the whole Taito City (台東区), which is the city where Asakusa is located.

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

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

Area 10.11 km2
Population 212,506
Population density 21,019/km2
Neighboring wards Chiyoda city, Chuo city, Bunkyo city, Sumida city, and Arakawa city

2. Apartment Rent Market Value in Asakusa

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

Renting an apartment in Taito city is relatively expensive. Although not as expensive as Shibuya, average prices are close to those of shinjuku. Of course, prices can vary a lot depending on the size, age, and location of the apartment.

1R 88,000 yen/month
1K 97,000 yen/month
1DK 112,000 yen/month
1LDK 136,000 yen/month
2K 118,000 yen/month
2DK 136,000 yen/month
2LDK 168,000 yen/month
3K 150,000 yen/month
3DK 165,000 yen/month
3LDK 198,000 yen/month

3. Merits of living near Asakusa

Best Apartments Foreigners Can Rent in Asakusa

At fist, the idea of living near Asakusa might sound a little weird because it is such a touristic area. You might think that there aren’t that many residential areas nearby.

However, Asakusa and its surrounding areas are actually pretty popular areas for living, especially for foreigners.

One attractive point is the convenience of transportation. The Toei Asakusa Line will take you directly to both Narita and Haneda airport. the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line will take you to Ueno, ginza, and Shibuya. Then, there’s also the Tobu Isesaki Line that will take you to Tokyo Skytree.

A point that makes it convenient for foreigners is that there are many businesses that have services in English becuase of being in a touristic area.

Another point that some foreigners see as attractive is that there are many areas around Asakusa that maintain the “old town” look of Tokyo. This traditional scenery is oftentimes photogenic and is something that you won’t have the pleasure to enjoy if you live in Shinjuku or Shibuya. So, if you’re looking to live in a more traditional area, this may be the area for you.

Studies show that Taito city is the 4th safest city out of the 23 wards in central Tokyo. So this is a huge plus for families with children or women living by themselves.

Regarding childcare support, Taito City will assist in several ways. Most medical expenditures for children under 9th grade are free. Also, the city will provide free helmets for children so that they can use it while riding their bikes.

4. Popular Spots in Asakusa

Best Apartments Foreigners Can Rent in Asakusa– 1st. Sensoji Temple: The symbol of Asakusa. Sensoji Temple is the oldest Budhist temple in all of Tokyo.

– 2nd. Nakamise Shopping Street: A street connecting the front gate and the main hall of Sensoji temple. It is full of local shops and food stalls, and it’s a great place to taste the local flavour.

– 3rd. Hoppy Street: Famous drinking district where many small Izakaya bars are aligned. The name of the street comes from the famous Japanese alcohol beverage “hoppy”.

– 4th. Sumida Park: Park located along Sumida River. It offers scenic views of Tokyo’s downtown area including Tokyo Skytree. It’s one of best cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo.

– 5th. Kappabashi: Located between Asakusa and Ueno. It’s a street where you will find many high-qiality kitchen tools and cooking materials. Chefs and restaurant owners from around the world come here.

Our 10 Picks: Apartments in Asakusa

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

1. Oshiage Sta. 1K Apartment

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1K apartment located 5 minutes walking from Oshiage station (押上駅) of the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line.

Monthly Cost: 85,000 yen + 8,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 22.23 m2 (1K)
Floor: 7F / 14F
Year Built: 2006
Key Features: Free Internet, Air Conditioner, Bath / Toilet Separated, Washing Machine Inside, Self Locking Entrance, Balcony

For more details and contact, check the following link:

2. Ueno 1R Apartment

1R apartment located 2 minutes walking from Ueno Station (上野駅) of the JR Yamanote Line.

Monthly Cost: 87,000 yen + 12,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 26.36 m2 (1R)
Floor: 7F / 9F
Year Built: 2007
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ / Self Locking Entrance/ Elevator

For more details and contact, check the following link:

3. Asakusa 1R Apartment

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1R apartment located 1 minute walking from Asakusa station (浅草駅) of the Toei Asakusa Line.

Monthly Cost: 95,000 yen + 5,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 20.26 m2 (1R)
Floor: 7F / 7F
Year Built: 2021
Key Features: Free Internet, Air Conditioner, Bath / Toilet Separated, Washlet Toilet, Self Locking Entrance, Bicycle Parking, Elevator, Balcony

For more details and contact, check the following link:

4. Tawaramachi 1K Apartment

1K apartment located 3 minutes walking from Tawaramachi Station (田原町駅) of the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.

Monthly Cost: 115,000 yen + 10,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 25.35 m2 (1K)
Floor: 2F / 13F
Year Built: 2021
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Gas Stove/ Self Locking Entrance/ Bicycle Parking/ Elevator

For more details and contact, check the following link:

5. Asakusabashi 1LDK Apartment

1LDK apartment located 10 minutes walking from Akihabara Station (秋葉原駅) of the JR Yamanote Line.

Monthly Cost: 223,000 yen + 18,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 51.11 m2 (1LDK)
Floor: 7F / 15F
Year Built: 2021
Key Features: Free Internet/ Air Conditioner/ Floor Heating System/

For more details and contact, check the following link:

6. Shinokachimachi 1LDK Apartment

1LDK apartment located 5 minutes walking from Shinokachimachi Station (新御徒町駅) of the Toei Oedo Line.

Monthly Cost: 190,000 yen + 15,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 51.12 m2 (1LDK)
Floor: 9F / 10F
Year Built: 2019
Key Features: Free Internet/ / Washing Machine Inside/

For more details and contact, check the following link:

7. Iriya 1R Apartment

1R apartment located 7 minutes walking from Iriya Station (入谷駅) of the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.

Monthly Cost: 62,000 yen + 3,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 12.42 m2 (1R)
Floor: 2F / 2F
Year Built: 2020
Key Features: Washing Machine Inside/ Self Locking Entrance

For more details and contact, check the following link:

8. Honjoadumabashi 1DK Apartment

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1DK apartment located 3 minutes walking from Honjoadumabashi station (本所吾妻橋駅) of the Toei Asakusa Line.

Monthly Cost: 116,000 yen + 10,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 26.3 m2 (1DK)
Floor: 6F / 7F
Year Built: 2020
Key Features: Air Conditioner, Washing Machine Inside, Walk-in Closet, Self Locking Entrance, Motorbike Parking, Elevator, Balcony, Pet Allowed, Musical Instruments Allowed

For more details and contact, check the following link:

9. Asakusa 1LDK Apartment

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1LDK apartment located 8 minutes walking from Asakusa station (浅草駅) of the Tobu Sky Tree Line.

Monthly Cost: 138,000 yen + 15,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 40.16 m2 (1LDK)
Floor: 1F / 10F
Year Built: 2016
Key Features: Air Conditioner, Bath / Toilet Separated, Washing Machine Inside, Self Locking Entrance, Bicycle Parking, Elevator, Balcony

For more details and contact, check the following link:

10. Shinokachimachi 1K Apartment

1K apartment located 5 minutes walking from Shinokachimachi Station (新御徒町駅) of the Toei Oedo Line.

Monthly Cost: 84,000 yen + 4,000 yen (Maintenance Fee)
Type: Apartment
Size: 22.57 m2 (1K)
Floor: 5F / 12F
Year Built: 1999
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Self Locking Entrance/ 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 Asakusa area.

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