What Is Gotanda 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 work places, 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 living environment of Gotanda Station area.
To those who are interested in Gotanda Station area, or are on the lookout for a good place to live in―this may be the article for you.
What is Gotanda Station Like?
Gotanda Station is located in Higashi Gotanda of Shinagawa ward, and is served by the East Japan Railway Company, Toku Corporation, and Toei Subways.
With the Yamanote Line running through, this station affords easy access to many places.
The surrounding areas are well developed, providing a comfortable environment to a wide range of residents from singles to couples to families.
Public Transport And Accessibility Of Gotanda Station
≪Trains Running Through Gotanda Station≫
① East Japan Railway Company: Yamanote Line
② Tokyu Corporation: Tōkyū Ikegami Line
③ Toei Subway: Toei Asakusa Line
≪Approximate Travel Time From Gotanda Station To Central Stations≫
– Shinjuku Station: 14 min (0 transfer)
– Tokyo Station: 18 min (0 transfer)
– Roppongi Station: 17 min (1 transfer)
– Shinagawa Station: 5 min (0 transfer)
– Ikebukuro Station: 23 min (0 transfer)
– Shibuya Station: 7 min (0 transfer)
Access to central stations from Gotanda is very convenient, with few or no transfers and little travel time. Additionally, once you reach Shinagawa Station (5 min), you can transfer trains to get to the airport within only 30 minutes.
Popular Restaurants Around Gotanda Station
① MEAT YAZAWA Gotanda Honten
・Recently, many restaurants specializing in meat dishes have opened in the Gotanda area, and the place has become well known as the mecca of meats. In such an area, this restaurant is especially popular, attracting a crowd of customers daily.
Address: 2-15-13 Nishi Gotanda, Shinagawa ward, Tokyo
New Heights Nishi Gotanda 1F
Opening Hours: Weekdays
Lunch 11:00~15:00 (14:00 L.O.)
Dinner 17:00~23:30 (22:30 L.O.)
Weekends and Holidays
Dinner 16:00~23:30 (22:30 L.O.)
Regular Holidays: New Year Holidays
② Yakitori Takahashi
・A famous one-Michelin-starred restaurant that specializes in Yakitori (Japanese-style barbecued chicken).
They serve Oyakodon (chicken and egg bowl) during lunch hours and Yakitori during dinner.
Address:1-7-1ribiogotandapuragumaGtower 2F, Nishigotanda, Shinagawa Ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:30~13:30 (L.O.)
[Part 1] 17:00~20:00 (L.O. 19:30)
[Part 2] 20:15~22:30 (L.O. 22:00)
*Dinner Hours are interchanged between Part 1 and Part 2.
Regular Holidays: Sundays/ 1st & 3rd Mondays
Main Shopping Facilities In Gotanda Station Area
Small and large supermarkets surrounding the station include Tokyu Store, LIFE, My Basket, and Seijo Ishii.
●Drug Stores(Medical supplies & Daily Life Essentials)
●Other Shopping Streets and Large Scale Shopping Facilities
Just outside the station, you can find Remy. A little further away, there is the Gotanda TOC Building, and within walking distance near the neighboring Ōsaki Station, is the Ōsaki New City.
Due to the abundance of residential areas, there are also many supermarkets surrounding the station. There are plenty of restaurants as well, so whether you cook regularly or not, this area affords a comfortable living environment.
As for shopping, you can hop onto the trains along the Yamanote Line for a quick access to Shibuya and Shinjuku.
Rental Market Value In Gotanda Station Area
●General Rent Values From A Current Real Estate Agent
Apartments near Yamanote Line stations tend to be quite expensive. Besides the high-end residential areas, there are residential areas composed of older apartments toward the Togoshi area. There, general rental values would be around 90,000 to 110,000 yen for single residents.
Here are some examples for reference.
・Examples of 1K rooms
Rent: 79,000 yen/ Management Fee, Common Service Fee: 9,000 yen 21.93m2
6th Floor, 14 yrs old, 11 min walk from station, mansion type, western-style room 6.3 Jo (approx.10.4 m2), separate bath/ toilet, auto-lock system installed, attached delivery box, etc.
Rent: 97,000 yen/ Management Fee, Common Service Fee: 10,000 yen 20.07m2
2nd Floor, 3 yrs old, 7 min walk from station, mansion type, western-style room 6.2 Jo (approx.10.2 m2), separate bath/ toilet, stand-alone washbasin, auto-lock system installed, attached delivery box, etc.
・Examples of 1DLK rooms
Rent: 169,000yen/ Management Fee, Common Service Fee: 11,000 yen 42.26m2
10th Floor, 14 yrs old, 6 min walk from station, mansion type, western-style room 7.2 Jo+10.2 Jo, stand-alone washbasin, auto-lock system installed, attached delivery box, etc.
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From high-end to conventional residential areas, the atmosphere of Gotanda Station area changes drastically depending on where you choose to live in.
Single female residents may be worried of the nightlife district within the area, but there are safer areas along the main streets suitable for even family residents.
This area abounds in restaurants where you can have a drink or eat out after work.
I can say that Gotanda is a comfortable area for single residents.
Try and have a look around the station in advance.