What kind of place is Koenji Station?
Town & Local Area Info
How do you choose an area when you move to a new city?
There are probably various conditions that make a place easy to live in, including safety, ease of commuting to work and school, the availability of commercial facilities and more.
In this article, I will give an oerview of the access to and living environment of Koenji Station.
If you want to know more about Koenji Station, or are looking for a good area to live in, this article may be for you.
What kind of place is Koenji Station?
The Chuo Line takes you to Shinjuku and Tokyo without having to change trains
There are many reasons why Koenji is popular with people looking for a place along the Chuo Line.
“A clean town with a lot of shopping arcades”, “A youth town with a lot of second-hand shops”
“There are many bars, but the area is well lit at night so it’s safe to go home late” “It remins me of Awa Odori”
“It featured in a certain movie where cyborgs battle” etc …
These are just a few things people might say about Koenji.
So let me also try to tell you more about the appeal of Koenji!
Traffic at Koenji Station
≪Trains that go to Koenji Station≫
①JR East Chuo Line Rapid Service (weekdays only)
② JR East Chuo and Sobu Line local trains
③ Tokyo Metro Tozai Line (JR direct)
≪Approximate travel time from Koenji Station to major stations≫
・ 7 minutes to Shinjuku Station (direct)
・ 20 minutes to Tokyo Station (direct)
・ 20 minutes to Roppongi Station (1 transfer at Shinjuku)
・ 31 minutes to Shinagawa Station (1 transfer at Shinjuku)
・ 16 minutes to Ikebukuro Station (1 transfer at Shinjuku)
・ 17 minutes to Shibuya Station (1 transfer at Shinjuku)
A very good location from where you can simply take the real-estate magnet Chuo Line to go straight to Shinjuku Station or Tokyo Station!
Just one thing you need to remember, though, the Chuo Line Rapid Service stops only on weekdays, so you need to be careful.
Recommended restaurants at Koenji Station
・My own recommended food around Koenji is the “Koenji Sandwich” you can have at Mustang Tokyo! ！
It is a heavy-weight sandwich with cheese and Neapolitan pasta, fried egg, lettuce, onion and plenty of dry curry, which gives it a distinguishing flavor.
When I am going to Koenji during the day, I always somehow stop by and have a “Koenji Sandwich”.
Address: 3-58-29 Koenji Minami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Open: Form 12:00 to 5:00 pm (LO 4:30 pm)
7:00 pm to 0:00 (L.O 11:00 pm)
Major commercial facilities near Koenji Station
●Supermarkets (north side of the station)
・ Tokyu Store Koenji (open 24 hours)
・ Yu-takaraya Koenji (10:00 am- 9:00 pm)
●Supermarkets (south side of the station)
・ OK Koenji store (8:30 am- 9:00 pm)
●Drugstores (north side of the station)
・ Sun Drug Koenji (10:00 am- 10:30 pm)
・ Cocokara Fine Koenji (10:00 am- 9:45 pm)
●Drugstores (south side of the station)
・ Tsuruha Drugstore Koenji (9:00 am- 10:00 pm)
●Other shopping arcades and large shopping centers
・ Koenji Pal Shopping Arcade
・ Junjo (Pure Heart) Shopping Street (Koenji Ginza Traders Association)
With this many stores around the station, you can find anything you need.
There are big shopping streets both north and south of the station, the Koenji Ginza Traders Association nicknamed after Naoki Prize winner Shoichi Nejime’s novel “Pure Heart Shopping Street” on the north side, and the covered Koenji Pal Shopping Arcade for rainy days on the south side.
Simply having a walk is fun around Koenji.
Koenji Station rental market
●General market value according to a professional rental apartment agent
・ Separated bathroom and toilet, 2nd floor and above, 10-minute walk from the station, 1K, auto lock, newly built ⇒Approximately 79,000- 82,000 yen
・ Separated bathroom and toilet, 2nd floor and above, 5-minute walk from the station, 1K, 15 to 20 years old building ⇒Approx. 85,000- 100,000 yen
・ Unit bathroom/toilet, 1st floor, within 10 minutes from the station, studio, over 30 years old building⇒ About 48,000- 60,000 yen
・ Separated bathroom and toilet, 2nd floor and above, 10 minutes from station, 1LDK, less than 10 years old building ⇒Approximately 100,000- 150,000 yen
I hope this information is helpful.
Koenji, the perfect place to live or just hang out.
I also have articles about other stations, so please check out the stations you would like to live by or those you are curious about.