What Is the Tachikawa Station Area Like?

What Is the Tachikawa Station Area Like?

2020-07-31

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 the Tachikawa Station area.
To those who are interested in Tachikawa area, or are on the lookout for a good place to live in―this may be the article for you.

What Is Tachikawa Station Like?

Tachikawa Station is located at the center of Tachikawa City. The station area is currently in the spotlight, always bustling with people and activity just like in the city center!
The city composes of many large scale shopping facilities, and there is a University along the Tama monorail. The city is also famous for the Showa Kinen Park, where visitors can spend time in nature. Men and women of all ages live in this area.
Since the 2000s, development of this land has made great progress, and now Tachikawa has become so convenient that residents can get everything they need without stepping a foot out of the city!
In Tachikawa, there is the Tachikawa airfield, currently under the administration of the Ministry of Defense. It used to be a military base used by the US army.
Nowadays, when people think of airports in Japan, they think of Haneda or Narita airports. But in the days of the Taishō Period, there used to be an airport in Tachikawa called Tokyo International Airport, and Tachikawa was considered as a core city in Tokyo.
Today, I will tell you about the suburb Tachikawa, a city just as good as Tokyo!

Public Transport and Accessibility of Tachikawa Station

≪Trains Running Through Tachikawa Station≫
(1)JR Chuo Line Rapid/Special Rapid
(2)JR Nambu Line (starting station)
(3)JR Ōme Line
(4)JR Chuo Line
(5)Tama monorail

≪Approximate Travel Time From Tachikawa Station To Central Stations≫
– Shinjuku Station: 30 min (0 transfers)
– Tokyo Station: 43 min (0 transfers)
– Roppongi Station: 54 min (1 transfer)
– Shinagawa Station: 61 min (1 transfer)
– Ikebukuro Station: 46 min (1 transfer)
– Shibuya Station: 46 min (1 transfer)

Once you reach Shinjuku Station using the Chuo Line, you can head to almost any central station within one transfer!

Popular Restaurants Around Tachikawa Station

(1)Sakamichi Brewing
A newly opened restaurant where you can enjoy craft beer in the company of others. There are currently 8 types of beer taps including “Shibazaki Session.” The bitterness and alcohol content of each beer is listed in order from weak to strong on the store chalkboard, and customers can enjoy a variety of craft beer according to preference! The store owner Matthew is an expert beer craftsman who has pursued his career at one of Japan’s most famous craft beer breweries, Baird Brewing.
Customers are permitted to bring in food and drinks. Play board games with your best friends, while you enjoy great beer at this wonderful store, Sakamichi Brewing.
●Restaurant Information
Address: 2 Chome-6-5 Shibasakicho, Tachikawa, Tokyo
TEL: not available
Opening Hours: Mon~Fri 16:00~22:00 Weekends and Holidays 12:00~22:00
No regular Holidays
Store Link: https://www.sakamichibrewing.com/

(2) Bistro flatcafe
A reasonable priced hideout French cuisine restaurant at Tachikawa Station’s south exit side. Seasonal ingredients are selected and used as the main dish. They take care in selecting fine wine as well!
During lunch hours, you can enjoy authentic French cuisine for only 1000 yen!
My recommend dish is the Assorted Hors d’oeuvres. I was fascinated as I relished on delicacies I had never experienced…
The staff kindly gives advice on which alcohol drink matches each dish so you can enjoy your lunch to your heart’s content!
●Restaurant Information
Address: 1 Chome-3-8 Nishikicho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 2nd MK Bldg 1F
TEL: 042-519-3380
Opening Hours:
[Lunch] Wed~Fri 12:00~15:00 Weekends and Holidays 12:00~15:00
[Dinner] Mon~Sun 17:00~24:00
*Weekends and holidays will be open all hours from July 6, 2019
Last day closes at 23:00
No regular holidays
Store Link: https://social-epice.com/bistroflatcafe/about/

Main Shopping Facilities In the Tachikawa Station Area

●Supermarket
Tokyu Store Tachikawa South Exit (9:00~24:00) 3 min walk from south exit
Seijo Ishii LUMINE Tachikawa (10:00~22:00) 1 min walk from station
ESBI Tachikawa South Exit (10:00~21:00) 3 min walk from Tama monorail Tachikawa South Exit
KINOKUNIYA Ecute Tachikawa (7:00~22:00) 1 min walk from station
The Garden Jiyugaoka Tachikawa store (10:00~21:00) 1 min walk from north exit
And more.

●Drugstore (Medical supplies & Daily Life Essentials)
Kokumin Drug Ecute Tachikawa (within station premises) (7:00~22:00) 1 min walk from station
SUNDRUG Tachikawa South Exit (10:00~22:00) 2 min walk from station south exit
Welpark Tachikawa North Exit (9:00~23:30)2 min walk from station
Matsumoto Kiyoshi LUMINE Tachikawa (10:00~19:00) 1 min walk from station

●Other large scale shopping facilities
GranDuo Tachikawa (10:00~22:00) Direct passage from station
LUMINE Tachikawa (10:00~21:00) 1 min walk from station
IKEA Tachikawa (10:00~21:00) approx. 10 min walk from station north exit
LaLaport Tachikawa Tachihi(9:00~22:00)
Showa Kinen Park (9:00~17:00) 7 min walk from station south exit

The Tachikawa area offers everything from a spacious nature park to the latest trendy fashion shops!

Rental Market Value In the Tachikawa 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⇒75,000 yen~
▹15 min walk from station⇒70,000 yen~

[For Couples] Separate Bath and Toilet/ 2nd floor and above/ 1LDK
▹10 min walk from station⇒90,000 yen~
▹15 min walk from station⇒80,000 yen~

[For Families] Separate Bath and Toilet/ 2nd floor and above/ 2LDK
▹10 min walk from station⇒105,000 yen~
▹15 min walk from station⇒100,000 yen~

There are cheaper apartments if you are willing to look further away from the station.

Was this article helpful?
Reading this, you can probably see now what a wonderful place Tachikawa is!
But that’s not all! The city of Tachikawa will still continue to evolve!
Tachikawa is definitely worth a visit if you are planning to come to Tokyo.
More articles are available for other station areas, so be sure to check them out to find your ideal location.

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