Located in south and west of circular Yamanote line, Meguro and Setagaya is major suburb area where private railways operated by Tokyu Corporation, also known as the one of the top developer in Japan, run all over.

写真:South Suburb(Meguro/Setagaya)

Interestingly, the Meguro station is actually located at the edge of the Meguro ward. The area east from Meguro station along Yamanote line is called Jounan Gozan, that means 5 hills of southern castle (Gotenyama, Hanabusayama, Ikedayama, Shimazuyama, and Yatsuyama) and they are all famous and quiet residential zone. Because the origin of Tokyu Corporation is Shibuya, the Tokyu lines are mostly connected to Shibuya. Tokyu Corporation developed wealthy’s residential towns along the lines. For examples, Denen-chofu and Jiyugaoka of Toyoko-Line, preferred by German speaking residents because of school bus route, are counted as the most famous town in Japan.
Setagaya is the 2nd largest and the most populated within Tokyo 23 wards, and is commuter town for businessperson who works in central Tokyo. With tremendous Komazawa Olympic Park and three international schools (Seisen International, St.Mary’s, and British School Tokyo Showa Campus), this area is popular for expats family who love to live by settled residential area.

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This area is along the three Yamanote line stations and Meguro River, surrounded by hills. The hillside is popular low-rise residential area separated from busy street, and several large houses and apartments exist there. Near zone from the stations have been redeveloped with high-rise apartments.

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●Major Stations

Meguro sta. (JR Yamanote line and Namboku line) / Gotanda sta. (JR Yamanote line, Toei Asakusa line and Tokyu Ikegami line) / Osaki sta. (JR Yamanote line and Rinkai line)

Toyoko line/Jiyugaoka/Sangen-Jaya


Chosen as the most desired lines to live by as private railways, neighborhood along Toyoko line is very fine area with many parks, fashionable but useful shops, and low-rise house zoning. Jiyugaoka and Denen-chofu are most desired by local Japanese with such feature.
Based on the rural town designs of a British urban planner, Denen-chofu offers top-class residences that are larger than the norm found elsewhere in the capital city and a town feel preserved by the area’s own zoning laws.
This area is preferred by German families because DSTY school bus runs around here, and the owners of prestigious houses love them because German people cares house beautifully.
British School Tokyo Showa Campus is located at the center of triangle of three station, Shibuya, Jiyugaoka, and Sangenjaya, so this area can be a choice for British family as well. Sangenjaya of the Denen-toshi line, also operated by Tokyu Corporation, is another popular place but for much younger generation.

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●Major Stations

Nakameguro sta. (Toyoko line and Hibiya line) / Jiyugaoka sta. (Toyoko line) / Denen-chofu sta. (Toyoko line) / Sangen-jaya sta. (Denen-toshi line)

St. Mary's & Seisen / Komazawa


Located at southwest and center in Setagaya ward, expats families who prefer easy access to school tend to choose this area, because St.Mary's and Seisen International School are here. Terrains of this are mostly flat, with some hills with prestigious residential zone. Large parks and the Tamagawa River preserve the quiet comfort of a former natural setting. It had been traditionally low-rise residential zone; however, recent development around Futako-tamagawa station provided high-rise apartments with beautiful landscapes. Tamagawa River at south is boundary of Tokyo and Kanagawa. Cherry trees are planted along the banks, and there is a fireworks festival in autumn as well. At center of this ward, there is Komazawa Olympic Park. This huge park gathers people who love sports in weekend. It is a bit far from stations, yet people who values environment choose this area.

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●Major Stations

Yoga sta. (Denen-toshi line) / Futako-tamagawa sta. (Denen-toshi line)

Tokyo living information

写真:Saint Mary's International School

Saint Mary's International School

1-6-19 Seta, Setagaya-ku,Tokyo 158-8668
Tel : +81-(0)3-3709-3411

写真:Seisen International School

Seisen International School

12-15 Yoga 1-chome, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0097
Tel : +81-(0)3-3704-2661

写真:International Secondary School

International Secondary School

3-18-16 Megurohoncho,Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 152-0002
Tel : +81-(0)3-6894-0055

Tel : 03-5428-4488

Tel : 03-3725-80008

Tel : 03-3411-4211

Tel : 03-5716-3100

Tel : 03-5707-0979

Tel : 03-3703-8778

Tel : 03-5481-9425

Tel : 03-5717-6769

Tel : 03-3709-3411

Tel : 03-3704-2661

2-3-8 Nakameguro, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo
Tel : 03-3712-3151

2-11-11 Okusawa, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo
Tel : 03-5701-7788

6-25-1 Kamiyoga, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo
Tel : 03-3429-1171

4-8-1 Seta, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo
Tel : 03-3700-1151

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