What Is Sugamo 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 atmosphere of Sugamo Station area.
To those who are interested in Sugamo Station area, or are on the lookout for a good place to live in―this may be the article for you.
What Is Sugamo Station Like?
Sugamo Station and its surroundings used to be known as the “Harajuku for old ladies,” and was a popular spot among senior citizens. Lately, the area is gaining popularity among younger people, due to its efficient transportation and comfortable living environment. The Sugamo Jizodori Shopping Street near the station in particular, is often talked about by the media for its great variety of shops.
There are two railway lines running through Sugamo Station: the Yamanote Line and the Toei Mita Line.
The Yamanote Line affords direct access to major terminal stations such as Shinagawa and Tokyo, and is very useful when traveling to local areas.
The Toei Mita Line runs from north to south within the Yamanote Line loop. It is linked to Otemachi and Suidōbashi Stations, which allows for efficient transfer to other lines.
Public Transport and Accessibility of Sugamo Station
≪Trains Running Through Sugamo Station≫
(1)JR Yamanote Line
(2)Toei Mita Line
≪Approximate Travel Time From Sugamo Station To Central Stations≫
– Shinjuku Station: 14 min (0 transfers)
– Tokyo Station: 20 min (0 transfers)
– Roppongi Station: 29 min (1 transfer)
– Shinagawa Station: 33 min (0 transfers)
– Ikebukuro Station: 5 min (0 transfers)
– Shibuya Station: 20 min (0 transfers)
Using the Yamanote Line, you can get to major stations such as Shinjuku Station (the world’s busiest station) and Shinagawa Station (the entrance gate to Tokyo) with no transfers. Even better, travel time is less than thirty minutes!
Popular Restaurants Around Sugamo Station
(1) pasta craftsman Italian Pastaio Labo
A restaurant opened by a pasta craftsman who studied the art of pasta making in Italy. The pasta noodles―made fresh by hand every day―are exquisite! It’s a family-friendly restaurant that welcomes children. You can order everything from the main pasta dish to a glass of alcohol to dessert after meal, all for a little over 1,000 yen.
Address: Tokyo, Toshima City, Sugamo 3-30-8 Nakaya bldg. B1F
Opening Hours: Mon.~Fri./days before holidays: 11:00~15:00 (Food L.O.14:00 Drinks L.O.14:30)
17:00~23:00 (Food L.O.22:00 Drinks L.O. 22:30)
Lunch Last Order: 14:30
Café Time: 15:00~17:00 (Weekends and Holidays only)
No regular holidays
Store Link: https://pastaiolabo1217.owst.jp/
A Japanese style barbecue restaurant where you can savor Japanese black beef and exquisite beef tongue. The store seats 24 people, and is perfect for special occasions such as anniversaries. They welcome children as well. The budget would be around 6,000 yen. They also have alcohol drinks to match the meat dishes.
Address: Tokyo, Toshima City, Sugamo, 1-13-2
Opening Hours: 17:00〜23:30 LO22:30
Regular Holidays: Ask the staff
Store Link: https://nikumasu.gorp.jp/
Main Shopping Facilities In Jiyūgaoka Station Area
Samitto store Sugamo branch (9:00~24:00) 1 min walk from station
SEIYU Sugamo Store (Open 24 hours) 1 min walk from station
Seijo Ishii Atre Vie Sugamo Store (8:00~22:00) Direct passage from station.
●Drugstores (Medical supplies & Daily Life Essentials)
Sun Drug Sugamo Shop(10:00~22:15) 1 min walk from station
Matsumotokiyoshi Sugamo North Exit store (9:00~22:00) 1 min walk from station
Sugi Drug Sugamo Station Front Store (10:00~22:00) 1 min walk from station
●Other Large Scale Shopping Facilities
atré Vie Sugamo(8:00~22:00) Direct passage from station
Sugamo Jizodori Shopping Street (Depends on store) 0 min walk from station
Inside the Sugamo Station precincts is the department store atré Vie Sugamo. It isn’t very large, but there is a book store, café and relaxation salon inside.
Rental Market Value In Sugamo Station Area
●General Rent Values From A Current Real Estate Agent
[For Singles] Separate Bath and Toilet/ 2nd floor and above/ 1K
▹10 min walk from station⇒95,000 yen~
▹15 min walk from station⇒93,000 yen~
[For Couples] Separate Bath and Toilet/ 2nd floor and above/ 1LDK
▹10 min walk from station⇒140,000 yen~
▹15 min walk from station⇒138,000 yen~
[For Families] Separate Bath and Toilet/ 2nd floor and above/ 2LDK
▹10 min walk from station⇒180,000 yen~
▹15 min walk from station⇒178,000 yen~
The rent is exceptionally reasonable for a location along the Yamanote Line along with two other railway lines. For those who want to live near the Yamanote Line, Sugamo may be a good place to consider.
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With its comfortable living environment and efficient transport, this area is gradually gaining popularity. The rent is also reasonable considering the station is along the Yamanote Line, which makes it a lesser-known hot spot.
If you’re thinking of moving to Japan, why not keep this in mind as an option?
More articles are available for other station areas, so be sure to check them out to find your ideal location.