10 Best Apartments In Shinagawa for Foreigners

Recommended Foreigner-Friendly Apartments near Shinagawa Station

shibuya station at day

Are you planning on moving to Tokyo? And are you looking for an apartment in Shinagawa?

The Shinagawa area is known as a business district where many companies have their headquarter buildings. Many business people from around the world work in this area, and therefore, also want to live nearby.

However, sometimes it is not easy finding and renting a good place to live in. Especially, if you are a foreigner and have difficulties with the language.

In this article, we will help you find an apartment and provide you with some useful information as well. Many places in the Shinagawa area have nice apartments that you can choose from, so I hope this article is helpful.


Moving into an Apartment in Japan

Moving to Japan, especially Tokyo, is not easy for many different reasons. However, it is also an exciting thing knowing that you will move to a foreign country and city.

When it comes to moving within Japan as a foreigner, 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.

One of the best parts about moving is checking out many apartments looking for the perfect one.

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

Living around Shinagawa

Let me give you some information about the Shinagawa area.

Shinagawa City (品川区) is one of the 23 special wards in Tokyo. As I have mentioned above it is known as the busiest district. If you are someone who wants to live in a bustling area with a modern environment, well, Shinagawa City is one of those places.

There are many large buildings with companies from different countries, so this is also a place where many foreigners also work.

If Shinagawa City is one of the busiest districts, then naturally, Shinagawa Station is one of the busiest train stations as well. It is a major Station for the JR Yamanote Line and Tokaido Shinkansen. It is also connected to other train lines such as JR Keihin Tohoku Line, JR Tokaido Main Line, JR Yokosuka Line, and the Keikyu Main Line. This is why it is called one of the biggest and busiest stations in Tokyo.

There are also many large apartments in this area and the rent here is quite expensive. Most living in this area are high-income families.

1. Merits of living near Shinagawa

shinagawa station

The best thing about living near this area is, as mentioned above, the transportation which is very convenient. Easy access if you want to travel around Tokyo. Even access to distant places like Nagoya and Kyoto is convenient since the shinkansen stops in this station.

Shinagawa station has even easy access to both Haneda and Narita airports. 17 minutes using the Keikyu Airport Express and 68 minutes using the JR Narita Express, respectively.

Other attractive points of this area are that there are many beautiful tourist spots and a nice variety of fashion shops for clothes, shoes, and accessories.

And if you are in Shinagawa station there are many restaurants and shops located right there inside the station.

Also, it is a very modern city, with big schools both international and local. Hospitals and clinics are easy to find as well.

2. Popular Spots in Shinagawa

– 1st.  Shinagawa Aquarium: Good for all ages, especially for families with kids. Their dolphin show is the most famous of their animal shows that you will surely enjoy. Just 26 minutes away from Shinagawa station.

– 2nd.  Oi Central Seaside Park Sports Forest: One of the relaxing parks in Shinagawa where you can enjoy the beauty of nature after having sports. It is just 29 minutes away from Shinagawa station.

– 3rd.  Musashi Koyama Shopping Street Palm: Well known as the longest and the biggest arcade in Tokyo. Covered arcade line with a lot of stores, variety of foods; both traditional and modern.

– 4th.  Oi Racecourse: Also known as Tokyo City Keiba. The place is not just for Horse racing, there are also events held there and some restaurants to dine in.

– 5th.  Shinagawa Shrine: A small Shrine near Shinagawa station. The place is quiet and relaxing. Usually not so crowded so it is very nice to spend some time for a little walk.

Our 10 Picks: Apartments in Shinagawa

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

1.  Shinagawa 1K Apartment

SHINAGAWA Station 1K 304

8 minutes by walk from Shinagawa station of the JR Yamanote Line.

  • Monthly Cost:  92,000 yen + 10,000 yen (Maintenance fee)
  • Type: Apartment
  • Size: 24.7m²
  • Floor:  3F/8F
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Features: Bath- Toilet Separated/ Air-Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Self-locking Entrance/ Motorbike Parking/ Balcony.

For more details and information, check the link below.

2. Sengakuji 1K Apartment

Sengakuji Station 1K 504

No key money is required. 1 minute by walk from Sengakuji station of the Toei Asakusa Line or 10 minutes by walk from Shirokanetakanawa station of the Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line.

  • Monthly Cost:  93,000 yen + 10,000 yen (Maintenance fee)
  • Type: Apartment
  • Size: 26.88m²
  • Floor:  5F/13F
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Features: Bath- Toilet Separated/ Air-Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Self-locking Entrance/ Balcony.

For more details and information, check the link below.

3. Tamachi 1R Apartment

Tamachi Station 1R 702

No key money is required. Pet friendly. 13 minutes by walk from Tamachi Station of the JR Yamanote Line and JR Keihin Tohoku Line.

  • Monthly Cost:  113,000 yen + 8,000 yen (Maintenance fee)
  • Type: Apartment
  • Size: 25.01m²
  • Floor:  7F/30F
  • Year Built: 2010
  • Features: Washlet Toilet/ Air-Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Self-locking Entrance/ Balcony/ Pet Allowed/ Musical Instrument allowed.

For more details and information, check the link below.

4. Takanawadai 2R Apartment

10 minutes by walk from Shinagawa station of the JR Yamanote Line or 9 minutes by walk from Takanawadai station of the Toei Asakusa Line.

  • Monthly Cost:  146,000 yen + 10,000 yen (Maintenance fee)
  • Type: Apartment
  • Size: 37.25m²
  • Floor:  4F/4F
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Features:  Air-Conditioner/ Washing Machine Inside/ Self-locking Entrance/ Balcony.

For more details and information, check the link below.

5.  Osaki 1LDK Apartment

Osaki Station 1LDK 401

No deposit nor key money is required. 6 minutes by walk from Osaki station of the JR Yamanote Line and JR Saikyo Line.

  • Monthly Cost:  243,000 yen + 15,000 yen (Maintenance fee)
  • Type: Apartment
  • Size: 50.78m²
  • Floor:  4F/5F
  • Year Built: 2020
  • Features:  Air-Conditioner/ Toilet and Bath Separated / Washing Machine Inside/ Self-locking Entrance/ Built-in Kitchen/ Bicycle Parking.

For more details and information, check the link below.

6. Mita 1R Apartment

Mita Station 1R 3D

No key money is required. Pet Friendly. 3 minutes by walk from Mita station of the Toei Asakusa Line or 5 minutes by walk from Tamachi station of the JR Yamanote Line.

  • Monthly Cost:  106,000 yen + 9,000 yen (Maintenance fee)
  • Type: Apartment
  • Size: 25.25m²
  • Floor:  3F/10F
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Features:  Air-Conditioner/ Toilet and Bath Separated / Washing Machine Inside/ Self-locking Entrance/ Built-in Kitchen/ Bicycle Parking/Pet Allowed.

For more details and information, check the link below.

7. Takanawadai 1DK Apartment

Takanawa-Gateway Station 1DK 5F

No deposit nor key money is required. 8 minutes by walk from Takanawadai Station of the Toei Asakusa Line or 10 minutes by walk from Takanawa-Gateway station of the JR Yamanote Line.

  • Monthly Cost:  120,000 yen + 5,000 yen (Maintenance fee)
  • Type: Apartment
  • Size: 37.62m²
  • Floor:  5F/5F
  • Year Built: 1992
  • Features:  Air-Conditioner/ Toilet and Bath Separated / Washing Machine Inside/ Corner Room.

For more details and information, check the link below.

8. Kita-Shinagawa 1K Apartment

Kita-Shinagawa Station 1K 501

8 minutes by walk from Kita-Shinagawa station of the Keikyu Line or 14 minutes by walk from Shinagawa station of the JR Yamanote Line.

  • Monthly Cost:  77,000 yen + 6,000 yen (Maintenance fee)
  • Type: Apartment
  • Size: 20.69m²
  • Floor:  5F/6F
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Features:  Air-Conditioner/  Washing Machine Inside/ Self-locking Entrance/ Motorbike Parking/ Balcony/Corner room.

For more details and information, check the link below.

9. Shirokanetakanawa 1LDK Apartment

Shirokanetakanawa Station 1LDK 1A

No key money is required. Pet Friendly. 8 minutes by walk from Shirokanetakanawa station of the Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line or 12 minutes by walk from Tamachi station of the JR Yamanote Line.

  • Monthly Cost:  228,000 yen + 10,000 yen (Maintenance fee)
  • Type: Apartment
  • Size: 44.28m²
  • Floor:  1F/5F
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Features:  Air-Conditioner/Bath and Toilet Separated/ Washing Machine Inside/ Built-in Kitchen/Self-locking Entrance/ Bicycle Parking/Pet Allowed.

For more details and information, check the link below.

10. Shibaurafuto 1K Apartment

Shibaurafuto Station 1K 604

10 minutes by walk from Shibaurafuto station of the Yurikamome or 15 minutes by walk from Tamachi station of the JR Yamanote Line.

  • Monthly Cost:  91,000 yen + 6,000 yen (Maintenance fee)
  • Type: Apartment
  • Size: 25.84m²
  • Floor:  6F/11F
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Features:  Air-Conditioner/Bath and Toilet Separated/ Washing Machine Inside/ Built-in Kitchen/Self-locking Entrance/Corner Room.

For more details and 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 Shinagawa area.

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