What is Shimbashi Station Area Like?

What is Shimbashi Station Area Like?


Town & Local Area Info

How do you choose an area when you move to a new place?
You may have some conditions for the desirable area (i.e. saftey, convenience of transportation, variety of commercial facilities, and so on…) though, it isn’t easy to find the right place.

This article gives you some information about transportation, living atmosphere, and all that. If you are looking for nice areas to live in, or are interested in Shimbashi station area, please take a look.


What kind of town is around Shimbashi Station?

When most Japanese people hear of “Shimbashi”, they automatically associate it with the city of office workers. For a street interview with office workers on TV shows, Shimbashi is often the go-to choice.
The steam locomotive in the plaza in front of the station is the symbol of Shimbashi Station. There are a huge number of restaurants in the area. The “Shimbashi Station Karasumoriguchi Lottery Lucky Center” is also famous for its lottery tickets. At the end of the year, there is a huge queue.

Shimbashi is a wonderful station filled with the efforts and dreams of Japanese salarymen (although the expression “salarymen” is no longer used…).


Transportation from Shimbashi Station

≪Lines that connect to Shimbashi Station≫
①JR Tokaido Main Line
②JR Yamanote Line
③JR Keihin Tohoku Line
④JR Yokosuka Line
⑤Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
⑥Toei Asakusa Line

≪Approximate travel time from Shimbashi Station to the major stations≫
・20 minutes to Shinjuku Station (1 transfer)
※There is an another route that takes 28minutes (0 transfers)
・3 minutes to Tokyo Station (0 transfers)
・12 minutes to Roppongi Station (1 transfer)
・6 minutes to Shinagawa Station (0 transfers)
・29 minutes to Ikebukuro Station(0 transfers)
・14 minutes to Shibuya Station (0 transfers)
As the saying goes, “Shimbashi is a city of office workers”, so many lines are connected to the station, making it convenient for office workers to commute to work. The Toei Oedo Line can also be used at Shiodome Station, which is a five-minute walk from Shimbashi Station.


Recommended restaurants at Shimbashi Station

A Korean restaurant located a 3-minute walk from the Karasumori Exit of Shimbashi Station.
In this restaurant, you can enjoy eating a variety of authentic Korean dishes, such as yakiniku, samgyopsal…one of the especially wonderful dishes is “Yukkejan Soup”. It is so delicious you can’t stop adding it to rice. When you go during lunch time, you can enjoy a salad bar.

Address:#8F Eatus 3-13-4 Shimbashi Minato-ku
Open:Monday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 24:00 p.m. (Last call for orders 23:00 p.m.)
Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 23 p.m.(Last call for orders 22p.m.) Last call for orders 23:00)
*Available 7 days a week

Oniyamma is a stand-up Udon dining establishment near Hanuri. You can enjoy having traditional Sanuki-Udon. You go to this restaurant at lunch time, but there may be a line. But there’s no need to worry. Their motto is “Fast, Cheap, Delicious”. Open until 23:00 it’s also convenient for the busy office workers. The most popular menu is “Bukkake Udon” which means cold noodles with a soy sauce-based soup.
Address:3-16-23 Shimbashi Minato-ku
Open:Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m.
Saturday Sunday Holiday 7:00a.m. – 22:00 p.m.


Major commercial facilities around Shimbashi Station

Niku-no-Hanamasa Ginza Store
OPEN: 24 hours a day
LOCATION: 3-minute walk from Shimbashi St.

My Basket Shimbashi 5-chome Store
OPEN: 7:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 6-minute walk from Shimbashi St.

Maruetsu Petit Shimbashi 5-chome Store
OPEN: 8:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 8-minute walk from Shimbashi St.

Shimbashi has the impression of being a business district, though for those who live in the Shimbashi area, Hanamasa’s 24-hour operation is a great help.

Tomod’s Express Grangate Shimbashi Store
OPEN: 7:00 a.m. – 22:00 p.m.
LOCATION: #B1 directly connected to Shimbashi St.

Minedrug Shimbashi Store
OPEN: 8:00 a.m. – 21:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 1-minute walk from Shimbashi St.
*There is another store nearby.

Sugidrug Shimbashi Station Store
OPEN: 8:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 2-minute walk from Shimbashi St.

Matsumoto Kiyoshi Shimbashi Station store
OPEN: 7:45 a.m. – 22:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 1-minute walk from Shimbashi St.

Drugstores in the business district are open early and that helps business people who are commuting to work.

●Other Shopping streets and large shopping facilities

Wing Shimbashi
OPEN: 10:00 a.m. – 22:00 p.m.(*vary by store)
LOCATION: Shimbashi Station Underground mall
Wing Shimbashi is a shopping mall in the basement of the station, where many business people come to for restaurants, sundries, clothes, and so on.

There are no large shopping malls in around Shimbashi St, but Ginza is just a short walk away, so you don’t have any trouble in daily life.


Rent rate near Shimbashi Station

●Rent rates according to a shrewd real-estate agent regarding the Shimbashi St. area
[For Singles] Separate Bath and Toilet/ 2nd floor and above/ 1K
▷10-minute walk from the station: 115,000 yen~
▷15-minute walk from the station: 112,000 yen~

[For Couples] Separate Bath and Toilet/ 2nd floor and above/ 1LDK
▷10-minute walk from the station: 188,000 yen ~
▷15-minute walk from the station: 185,000 yen ~

[For Families] Separate Bath and Toilet/ 2nd floor and above/ 2LDK
▷10-minute walk from the station: 250,000 yen ~
▷15-minute walk from the station: 245,000 yen ~

If you look for a rental accommodation, he northeast of Shimbashi Station area is more expensive because it is closer to the Ginza area. You should look in the Shimbashi St. to Hamamatsucho St. area, then you’ll be able to find a relatively reasonable apartment for rent.

How do you like this article?
Shimbashi is the city of office workers, so there are plenty of restaurants and convenience stores. On Saturdays and Sundays, the number of office workers is greatly reduced, making it a very quiet city. It is worth considering as a place to live if you work in the vicinity of Tokyo or Shinagawa St as well as Shimbashi St.

We’ll introduce other station areas in new articles, so please read and search for stations where you would like to live in and are interested in.

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