All About the Kiba Station Area
Town & Local Area Info
When you’re looking to move into a new place, what kind of area do you choose? Do you consider the area’s safety, its convenience of access, or the commercial facilities available? Every person probably has their own criteria, and finding a suitable area in a place you don’t know is not an easy task.
In this article, I’d like to introduce to you some useful information about the area around Kiba Station. I hope you find it helpful when you are looking for a suitable area to live in.
What kind of place is Kiba?
The area around Kiba Station is a safe, relatively quiet neighborhood. However, the Tozai Subway Line can get very crowded during the morning rush hour, a drawback if you don’t like riding in packed trains.
Kiba Station Access Information
Train lines served by Kiba Station:
① Tokyo Metro Tozai Line
Travel times from Kiba Station to major stations
・Shinjuku Station: 25 minutes (1 transfer)
・Tokyo Station: 15 minutes (1 transfer) ※You can also get off at Otemachi Station and walk from there
・Roppongi Station: 25 minutes (1 transfer)
・Shinagawa Station: 25 minutes (2 transfers)
・Ikebukuro Station: 30 minutes (1 transfer)
・Shibuya Station: 30 minutes (1 transfer)
As you can see, Kiba provides fairly convenient access to major stations, especially to Tokyo Station (it takes around 8 minutes on foot from the Tozai Line Otemachi Station to Tokyo Station).
Recommended Restaurants in the Kiba Station Area
A restaurant that serves delicious Chinese cuisine. You can enjoy a filling lunch for under 1,000 yen. On my last visit, I asked for their recommendation and was directed towards their gyoza dish.
Address: 1F 5-3-3 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 11:00–15:00, 17:00–22:00
A ramen restaurant that also serves tsukemen, tanmen, and chahan (fried rice). Highly recommended for those living alone who want to dine out.
Address: 5-5-10 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Commercial Facilities around Kiba Station
My Basket Kiba Ekimae Branch
Access: 2 minutes on foot from Kiba Station
Kusuri no Fukutaro Kiba Ekimae Branch
Access: 1 minute on foot from Kiba Station
Ito Yokado Kiba Branch
Access: 5 minutes on foot from Kiba Station
With the Ito Yokado shopping mall and other commercial facilities nearby, you won’t have any problems buying food and other daily necessities.
Kiba Station Area Room Rent Rates
●Actual rates from a current real estate agent:
1K room for singles, separate bath and toilet, 2nd floor or higher
▷Within 10 minutes from Kiba Station: 103,000 yen
▷Within 15 minutes from Kiba Station: 95,000 yen
1LDK room for couples, separate bath and toilet, 2nd floor or higher
▷Within 10 minutes from Kiba Station: 145,000 yen
▷Within 15 minutes from Kiba Station: 140,000 yen
If you are living alone but you want a spacious room in this area, you have to be ready to fork out over 100,000 yen a month for your rent.
The area around Kiba Station is fairly safe, and it has a shopping mall and supermarkets nearby, making it a convenient place to live in. It also has convenient access to Tokyo Station, great if you ride the Shinkansen a lot or if you work in the Otemachi area.
There are also other articles about other stations and areas, so go ahead and check them out.