What Is Yūrakuchō Station Area Like?

What Is Yūrakuchō Station Area Like?


Town & Local Area Info

When moving to a new place, how do you choose which area to live in?
We all have different priorities as to what makes a place comfortable: public security, accessibility to schools and workplaces, abundance in shopping facilities, etc.
No matter the preference, it is often difficult to find a suitable area without acquiring enough understanding of the place in advance.

In this article, I’ll tell you about the public transportation and atmosphere of Yūrakuchō Station area.
To those who are interested in Yūrakuchō Station area, or are on the lookout for a good place to live in―this may be the article for you.


What is Yūrakuchō Station Like?

Yūrakuchō Station affords easy access to central terminals, and is a convenient area for shopping with multiple shopping facilities situated at station front.
There are also many fashionable restaurants, which are within walking distance from Ginza and Shimbashi Stations. However, on the downside, this area is mainly composed of commercial facilities and office buildings, and leaves little space for residential areas.
Yūrakuchō Station is more of a town where people hang out rather than live. For instance, there is only one supermarket near this station.
As for public safety, Yūrakuchō is a relatively safe area with few crimes.


Public Transport And Accessibility Of Yūrakuchō Station

≪Trains Running Through Yūrakuchō Station≫
① JR Yamanote Line
② JR Keihin–Tōhoku Line
③ Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line

≪Approximate Travel Time From Yūrakuchō Station To Central Stations≫
– Shinjuku Station: 17 min (0 transfer)
– Tokyo Station: 2 min (0 transfer)
– Shinagawa Station: 9 min (1 transfer)
– Ikeukuro Station: 19 min (1 transfer)
– Shibuya Station: 10 min (0 transfer)

This is a conveniently located station, where you can reach other central stations within 20-minutes travel time.


Popular Restaurants Around Yūrakuchō Station

Although its name consists of the word “hotel”, this is a Italian restaurant.
This restaurant is famous for its pancakes, and always has customers lining up to eat during weekend and holiday lunch hours.
I’d recommend using their outdoor terrace seats on good weather days.

1 Chome-12-1 Yūrakuchō, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Shin-Yūrakuchō bldg. 1F
JR Yamanote Line [Yūrakuchō Station]: 1 min walk from Hibiya Exit
Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line [Yūrakuchō Station],
Hibiya Line, Mita Line, Chiyoda Line [Hibiya Station]: 5 min walk from B1 Exit

② Tim Ho Wan (Hibiya Store)
A one-Michelin-starred restaurant located in Hong Kong, the mecca of business.
This place specializes in Dim Sum (Chinese snacks).
Also known as the cheapest Michelin starred restaurant in the world, there is always a long line of customers waiting to get in.

Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Yūrakuchō, 1 Chome−2−2, Hibiya Chanter annex 1F
JR Yamanote Line [Yūrakuchō Station]: 2 min walk from Hibiya Exit
Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line [Yūrakuchō Station]: 3 min walk from station

③ Japone
A pasta restaurant on the borderline between Yūrakuchō and Ginza.
It ranks high in the gourmet website Tabelog for pasta dishes.
A perfect place for those who are looking for cheap but tasty food.

JR Yamanote Line [Yūrakuchō Station]: around 2 min walk from Kyobashi Exit.
2–2 Ginza Nishi, Chuo-ward, Tokyo, Ginza INZ3 1F
[Weekdays] 10:30~20:00 [Sat] 10:30~16:00

④ Marble
A very popular Curry restaurant.
There isn’t a lot of dishes to choose from, but all of them are addictively tasty.
My recommend is their Indian Curry topped with large servings of shredded cabbage.

JR Yūrakuchō Station: 1 min walk from Hibiya Exit.
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Hibiya Station, B1 floor of Yūrakuchō Bldg.

Main Shopping Facilities In Yūrakuchō Station Area

There is only one supermarket near Yūrakuchō Station.
・Seijo Ishii (10:00~22:00): 1 min walk from Yūrakuchō Station

For other supermarkets, head for Ginza or Shimbashi areas.

●Drug Stores(Medical supplies & Daily Life Essentials)
・Matsumoto Kiyoshi (open 24 hrs.): 1 min walk from Yūrakuchō Station Ginza Exit.
・Shin Yūrakuchō Building Drug (8:00~21:00): 1 min walk from Yūrakuchō Station Center Exit.

●Other Shopping Streets and Large Scale Shopping Facilities
・Marui (11:00~21:00): 1 min walk from Yūrakuchō Station
・ITOCiA(11:00~21:00): 1 min walk from Yūrakuchō Station
・Lumine (11:00~21:00): 1 min walk from Yūrakuchō Station
・Hankyu Men’s Tokyo (11:00~20:00) : 1 min walk from Yūrakuchō Station
・Bic Camera (10:00~22:00): 1 min walk from Yūrakuchō Station

Walk a little further and you can find other facilities such as Tokyu Plaza, Marronnier Gate Ginza, and Ginza SIX.


Rental Market Value In Yūrakuchō Station Area

●General Rental Values From A Current Real Estate Agent
There are hardly any apartments for rent within 10 minute walk distance from the station.
If you still want to live in Yūrakuchō area, you’ll have better luck searching around Ginza.
However, the land value for Ginza district is one of the most expensive in Tokyo, so rental values would be comparatively higher.


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Yūrakuchō Station area is more of a commercial area than a residential one.
It would be quite impressive to be living in an area with so few residential apartments. Yūrakuchō is a place worth visiting, with an abundance of fashionable and delicious restaurants.

I’ve also published articles about other station areas, so make sure to check them out.

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