When looking for an apartment, it is also important to consider the surrounding area. Following are descriptions of train lines with good access to Tokyo Tech's campuses and their stations.
Note: Information provided here is as of March 2017.
Tokyu Meguro Line
The Meguro Line offers great access to points throughout Tokyo. The line has 13 stations stretching from Meguro to Hiyoshi.
Between Den-en-chofu and Hiyoshi, it runs parallel to the Toyoko Line, and through residential areas in Meguro and Setagaya Wards in the city and Nakahara Ward in Kawasaki.
Meguro Station provides direct access to the Tokyo Metro Namboku and Toei Mita Lines. Hiyoshi station allows transit to the Green Line (Yokohama), and a new line scheduled to open in 2019 will connect Hiyoshi and Nishiya.
The station is located just in front of the entrance to Tokyo Tech's Ookayama Campus, making access easy from the Tokyo Metro Namboku or Oimachi Lines.
The expansive shopping areas in front of the station are always bustling with students and locals.
The North Exit Shopping Area is especially popular for its restaurants, markets and clothing stores. The mall hosts events such as the Ookayama Festival, where local specialty food stands offer the great flavor of the area.
The station building is home to the Tokyu Hospital, the first general hospital in Japan attached to a train station, making it highly convenient for patients.
Moving away from the busy area around the station, residential areas offer a quiet and peaceful environment. Senzoku-ike Park is within easy walking distance.
Both sides of Senzoku Icho Street are lined with ginkgo trees that provide beautiful decoration in autumn and winter.
Shopping along this street includes supermarkets and pharmacies; and Showa Univeristy Dental Hospital is also within easy walking distance.
We recommend a visit to the Miyano Old House Natural Garden, which is conveniently located about 5 minutes on foot from the station. The farmhouse and the forest surrounding it have been restored for visitors. At the folk artcraft exhibition room, farming tools and daily commodities on exhibition allow visitors to feel the lifestyle of the past.
Through the ticket gate, a square comes into view that features an expansive atmosphere. Stores line the other side of the street, and the area is always lively.
Near the station, Meguro Central Gym attracts students and spectators to sporting events. In addition to the Nishi-koyama Nikoma Street Shopping Area, the closest to the station, the area has four more shopping areas featuring 230 businesses, including stylish cafes, delicatessens, and public baths. The wide selection of stores near the station makes the area a comfortable and convenient place to live.
The Nishi-koyama Festival in October of each year features enjoyable entertainment, including a dance show, and flea markets at various spots throughout the shopping district.
Exiting the station, an 800 meter long shopping arcade comes into view. The longest in Tokyo, the arcade features 250 stores filled with shoppers.
The area hosts a wide variety of seasonal events throughout the year, including a Japanese drum festival in early spring, a summer festival, and a popular samba carnival. The most unique event is a bamboo shoot festivalcelebrating Musashi-koyama, which flourished as a market for bamboo shoots until the Edo Period (1603-1868).
Rinshi no Mori Park is a 10-minute walk from the station and attracts visitors with its wild birds. Cultural facilities for Shinagawa City residents such as Square Ebara are located near the station.
Meguro Fudoson Temple, from which Meguro station name gets its name, is located 15 minutes away on foot. Established in the Heian Period (794-1192), it is the oldest temple in the Kanto Region.
A Buddhist holy fire (goma) prayer ceremony is held on the 8th of each month. On the 28th, the day of the Buddhist Acalanatha festival, booths line the approach to the temple and its precincts, and the temple throngs with visitors.
A long-established eel restaurant located in front of the temple gate adds to the popularity of the festival.
A shopping area near the station features restaurants, bakeries, clothing stores, and supermarkets.
Fudo-mae station is the first stop after Meguro and accessibility to central Tokyo is excellent; but the residential area is also peaceful and quiet, which makes this area a very attractive place to live.
Meguro Station is the last station on the Tokyu Meguro Line and where passengers transit to the JR Yamanote Line. The Tokyu Meguro Line is directly connected to the Tokyo Metro Namboku and Toei Mita Lines via this station.
In addition to the many office buildings that surround the station, a wide variety of restaurants, both old and new, line Gonnosuke-zaka, the slope that leads from the west exit of the station to Otori Shrine.
The area along Gonnosuke-zaka has an enjoyably nostalgic atmosphere because of the coexistence of old-style structures, such as an arcade from the Showa Period (1926-1989), and fashionable stores that are popular among young people.
Meguro Gajoen is located about 3 minutes from the station on foot. It has a stairway with 100 steps (Hyakudan Kiadan) that was designated as a cultural asset by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
The Meguro Sanma (saury) Festival held around the station in September of each year is a very popular event where people make long lines for free charcoal-grilled saury caught in Miyako City, Iwate.
Two general hospitals are located near the station. Situated away from the station, residential areas offer a quiet and comfortable environment. It is also a convenient walk to Jiyugaoka for shopping.
Okusawa Shrine on the street that runs from Okusawa Station to Jiyugaoka is known for a sacred straw rope shaped into a large snake entangled with the gate to protect the shrine.
At the annual festival in September of each year, a snake parade takes place to ward off evil. A 10-meter long straw snake is paraded through the town. The small shrines in each community also participate, livening up the usually quiet residential areas.
Den-en-chofu Station is a stop for express trains on the Tokyu Toyoko and Tokyu Meguro Lines. The platform is underground, and the restored old station building, which resembles a Medieval European house, has made the station a landmark.
Unlike other stations, which have shopping areas nearby, Den-en-chofu station has roads running radially from the west-exit rotary, which features a fountain, and lines of gingko trees. Bakeries, hair salons, buckwheat noodle shops and other stores are scattered throughout the quiet residential areas. A convenient shopping mall located above the station features a book store and café.
Moving down the line of gingko trees toward the Tama River leads to Hourai Park, a relaxing spot where residents enjoy recreational activities.
Express trains on the Tokyu Toyoko and Tokyu Meguro Lines stop at Tamagawa Station. It is the first station on the Tokyu Tamagawa Line; but be careful because it is often confused with the Keio Line's Keio-tamagawa Station. This station is one of the closest to the Tama River.
Tamagawadai Park is about 5 minutes from the station on foot. The park is well known for the historically significant tombs that remain today. Visitors enjoy the cherry blossoms in spring, hydrangeas in June, and fireworks in summer. Tamagawa Sengen Shrine, which is connected to the park, is a sacred site thought to be filled with mystical energy.
On clear days, Mt. Fuji can be seen in the distance. On Nishiguchi Street, which runs in front of the station, Tamagawa Marche is open on the first and third Sundays of each month. It features local agricultural products, hand-made clothes and accessories.
Shin-maruko Station is the first stop after Musashi-kosugi Station. Although it has undergone extensive development, it still retains the feel of a working-class neighborhood from the good old days. It serves local trains on the Tokyu Toyoko and Tokyu Meguro Lines.
Less crowded, it's a convenient area to live in. The station building includes a famous fast food restaurant, a convenience store located right next to the ticket gate, and a 24-hour Tokyu Store just outside the ticket gate.
Although the station is rather small, it is very convenient. There are four shopping areas around the station where just about everything you need can be found. It is also very close to the Tama River.
Toyoko Musashi-kosugi Station services all Tokyu Toyoko Line trains and some Tokyu Meguro Line trains while JR Musashi-kosugi Station serves the Nambu, Yokosuka and Shonan-Shinjuku Lines.
The two stations are separate, but connected by a passage. They are surrounded by schools, hospitals, and supermarkets that add to the very convenience of the area.
Motosumiyoshi Station is located between Hiyoshi and Musashi-kosugi Stations on the Tokyu Toyoko Line. It serves local trains only.
It is surrounded by residential areas and schools. The shopping areas at the west and east exits offer convenience for commuters. In October of each year, there are large events such as the Freimarkt on Bremen Street and Oz Festaon Oz Street that attract crowds.
Express and limited-express trains on the Tokyu Toyoko Line stop at Hiyoshi Station. It is the end station for Tokyu Meguro Line and connected to the Yokohama Municipal Subway Green Line. It offers great access to both Yokohama and Tokyo.
Hiyoshi Tokyu Avenue (shopping mall) is built above the platform, and five shopping areas are located on the west side of the station. There are many stores geared to the students in the area. Direct operation via inter-connection with the Sotetsu Line is scheduled to begin service in April 2019.
Tokyu Oimachi Line
Senzoku-ike Park, well-known for its beautiful cherry blossoms in spring, is located about 5 minutes on foot south from the station. At Senzoku Hachiman Shrine on the west side of the pond, you can see a statue of the horse, Ikezuki.
The station is surrounded by quiet residential areas.
Hatanodai Station serves the Tokyu Oimachi and Tokyu Ikegami Lines, making it very convenient.
The space around the station has seven very attractive shopping areas such as the one on the street leading from the east exit and the Hatagaoka Shopping Area, which offers many unique restaurants, food stores, accessory and clothing stores. Each shopping area has a wide variety of events such as mochi (rice-cake) making, Bon-dance, and Christmas festivals that attract the locals.
Ebara-machi Station is located between Hatanodai Station, where the Tokyu Ikegami Line trains stop, and Nakanobu Station, where Toei Asakusa Line trains run. Ebara-machi Station serves local trains on the Tokyu Oimachi Line. The fifth station heading for Futako-tamagawa is Jiyugaoka, which offers great access to all destinations.
Around Ebara-machi Station, there are traditional Japanese sweets shops, old-style bicycle shops and many other stores that lend a nostalgic atmosphere to the area.
There is one shopping area 60 meters from the station that is always bustling with shoppers. Nakanobu Shopping Area stretches about 300 meters to Ebara-nakanobu Station on the Tokyu Ikegami Line. It offers clothing stores, cafes, bakeries, butchers, and pharmacies that add convenience to your daily life. Many of the businesses are long-established local stores.
The shopping area holds a wide variety of events such as the ekiben (box lunches with local specialties sold at railroad stations) festival, summer star festival, and Nakanobu jazz festival. It's only three stops from Nakanobu to Oimachi Station, and it is also possible to transit to Nakanobu Station on the Toei Asakusa Line. It offers very convenient access to central Tokyo.
Togoshi Park is about 7 minutes on foot from the station. This park was once a garden at the suburban villa of the Edo Period ,Daimyo, Hosokawa, whose Clan was based in what is now Kumamoto. It is a well-known Japanese garden featuring a pond at its center. Residents enjoy the seasonal nature of the park in its cherry blossoms in spring and gingko leaves in autumn.
From the station, two major shopping areas, Togoshi Park Central Shopping Area and Togoshi Park Station South Exit Shopping Area, are always bustling.
In addition to a number of unique restaurants, the 100 businesses in the two shopping areas offer such items as Japanese sweets, yakitori, clothes, and home appliances. It's only two stops to Oimachi Station for very convenient access to central Tokyo.
People on their way to Shinagawa City Office and other public facilities add to the wide variety of commuters that move through the station daily.
Shinagawa Central Park is also near the station. It features a multi-purpose square and tennis courts where people enjoy sports activities and flea markets on weekends; and the station is bustling when events are scheduled.
Passing under the JR line is a residential area whose quiet atmosphere makes you forget how close it is to the station. The area also has a natural hot spring spa that's popular with residents. Oimachi Station is only one stop away.
Oimachi Station offers access to the JR Keihin Tohoku and Rinkai Lines. It is crowded with commuters on weekdays and families with children on weekends. While the area around the station has been redeveloped and now features commercial buildings that house supermarkets, shopping centers, home appliance stores, and hotels, old-style shopping areas remain.
When you enter the smaller streets, you can enjoy a traditional townscape. The mixture of old and new creates a wonderful atmosphere. Shinagawa City General Culture and Community Hall (Curian) and Shinagawa City Office are conveniently located near the station.
A day spa with one of the largest bedrock bathing facilities in Tokyo is also close by. Oimachi Station is connected to the Rinkai Line, which makes it easy to access Odaiba and other spots in the Tokyo bay area.
Midorigaoka Station is located between Jiyugaoka and Ookayama. While Tokyo Tech Ookayama Campus is closer to Ookayama Station, many students still like to use Midorigaoka Station.
Jiyugaoka Station on Tokyu Toyoko Line is elevated while the station on Tokyu Oimachi Line is at ground level.
The town is fashionable and very popular with women because of its boutiques, variety stores, cafes, sweets shops, international restaurants and high-end supermarkets. The 2 km long Kuhombutsugawa Street south of the station is great for shopping and walking.
There is a large gingko tree designated by the city as a natural monument in Kuhombutsu, which is also known as one of the great spots to view beautiful autumn leaves in Tokyo.
The street that begins from the station forms a shopping area that features stylish restaurants, cafes, drugstores, supermarkets, and a post office. The residential area is very quiet, and offers great access to Jiyugaoka only one station away.
Oyamadai is in the middle of Jiyugaoka and Futako-tamagawa, both of which are very popular areas. Jiyugaoka is two stops away and Futako-tamagawa is three stops, which makes it very convenient for shopping.
The stone paved street from the station forms a shopping area.
Oyamadai Festival takes place in October of each year to celebrate the opening of the shopping promenade. The wide variety of street stalls attracts many visitors.
The town is also home to ancient tombs. One of these, Hachimanzuka Tomb, is in Usa Shrine.
This is home to Todoroki Canyon, the only canyon to be found in Tokyo's 23 wards. The beautiful stream running through luxuriant foliage is an oasis in the big city and a good place for a refreshing walk. Along the canyon, there is a tomb with a horizontal stone chamber, and Fudo Falls, which is thought to have gotten its name from the sound. Looking down on the canyon, Todoroki Fudoson Temple attracts visitors in spring to see the beautiful flowers in bloom.
Near the station are a supermarket and drug store. The Todoroki Branch of Setagaya City Office and Tamagawa Kumin Kaikan Hall are located on the north side of the station, making the area very convenient to live in.
Located just one station away from Futako-tamagawa, Kaminoge is a quiet and convenient place to live.
The Gotoh Museum, about 5 minutes from the station on foot, is known for its collection of Oriental antiques, including pieces from Japan.
Nearby Kaminoge Natural Park is a good place for a walk. Kaminoge Shopping Area near the station has a convenience store, supermarket, and well-known stores that offer everything you need for daily life.
Futako-tamagawa Station is often called "Nikotama" because of the two ways "Futako" can be read in Japanese.
It is a sophisticated residential area that features a large office complex and shopping center directly connected to the station, and high-rise apartment buildings close by. The large premise is filled with greenery and offers a wide variety of stores and restaurants.
Many events are also held at the facility throughout the year. The Tama River runs near the station, making it a convenient place to take a walk. Hyogojima Park, located where the Tama and No Rivers merge, is popular with families because it's a safe place for the kids to splash around.
There are also sports recreation spots, such as baseball and soccer fields, and a BBQ area. Futako-tamagawa Shopping Area is only 5 minutes from the station on foot. It has reasonably priced stores and hidden treasures where great food and other products can be found if you know where to look.
Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line
The Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line connects 27 stations from Shibuya to Chuo-rinkan. Railroad construction and regional development took place during the same time period, which made it possible to build a more resident-oriented line.
The Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line connects central Tokyo and Tama Den-en-toshi, which covers four cities (Kawasaki, Yokohama, Machida, and Yamato), and Kohoku New Town, which was built under the Yokohama urban planning project.
Along the line, there are many green areas such as the Tama River bed and Children's Park, as well as residential areas.
Futako-shinchi, which serves local trains only, is one stop from Futako-tamagawa Station, which also serves express trains.
The Tama River runs near the station, and quiet residential areas sprinkled with restaurants and Japanese-style bars surround it. The area also features a jogging course; and regardless of the season, you can see people enjoying cycling, running, and walking with their dogs.
Below Futako Bridge, which connects Futako-shinchi and Futako-tamagawa, there is a BBQ area that's popular with residents between spring and autumn. A baseball field is also within walking distance of the station.
Two popular fireworks festivals sponsored by Kawasaki City and Setagaya Ward are held along the Tama River on the same day in August of each year.
Ohyama-kaido Furusatokan is located about 5 minutes from Takatsu Station on foot. Here visitors can learn about the history of the town. It is also the venue of the Takatsu Ward Festival.
Located next to Futako-tamagawa Station, Mizonokuchi Station serves local and express trains. It is about 14 minutes by express from Shibuya; and although it is a bit of a walk, you can also transit to Musashi-mizonokuchi Station on the JR Nambu Line.
Because there are two stations, the area features large commercial facilities such as the station building, a department store and a discount store. In front of the station, there is a large shopping area that offers a wide variety of restaurants and Japanese-style bars. Flea markets are also held in this area.
A wide variety of music concerts, from classical to rock music, are held at the music college located just 5 minutes from the station on foot.
Tokyu Store has a location near this quiet station and a popular home appliance retail store is about 5 minutes away on foot; and a general hospital branch facility is within walking distance too.
Solso Farm is an open garden located 12 minutes from the station by bus. The garden features a wide variety of greens to produce the atmosphere of a stylish overseas garden. It is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays only.
The town is home to a tomb from the Tumulus Period (3rd - 7th centuries) that suggests the area has been occupied from ancient times.
Free of large commercial facilities, the town has a quiet residential feel. The station offers a convenience store, bakery, and bank ATM's.
The area's popular Miyazakidai Furusato Cherry Blossom Festival is held on the first Sunday of April each year. It attracts many residents for flower viewing parties and other events.
Miyamaedaira is the closest station to the Miyamae Ward Office. It is surrounded by many public and educational facilities that serve the daily needs of residents. There are a hardware store and a supermarket near the station.
A day-visit natural spa 5 minutes from the station on foot boasts Japan's first hot spring to feature carbon dioxide and bedrock baths.
About 10 minutes from the station on foot is Miyamae City Hall, which has a large hall that accommodates 910 for concerts and other events.
Saginuma Station is about 20 minutes by express from Shibuya, and one station closer to Shibuya from Tama-plaza Station. The building in front of the station has all sorts of very convenient stores, including Tokyu Store, restaurants, a drug store, and a book store.
About 3 minutes from the station on foot is a futsal facility, one of the largest in the Kanto Region, operated by J-League Kawasaki Frontale.
Saginuma Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in early April, and Saginuma Autumn Festival is held between late September and early October each year in front of the station. Visitors enjoy the wide variety of food stalls. The cherry trees lining the street in front of the station are a beautiful sight covered in pink blossoms in spring. Ueki no Sato Meguri is a 7 km long walking path where you can enjoy a walk through the fresh greenery.
Tama-plaza is about 20 minutes by express from Shibuya. The area around the station is a sophisticated residential area whose many cake shops are a popular draw.
Tama Plaza Terrace is a large commercial facility connected to the station that offers a wide variety of convenient facilities for residents such as Tokyu Department Store, a supermarket, about 140 restaurants and stores, a sports club, culture center, and nursery school.
Festival Court on the 1st floor hosts many outdoor performances and other events. Utsukushigaoka Park is popular among the residents who enjoy flower viewing and seasonal festivals.
Located next to Tama-plaza Station, Azamino station serves both local and express trains. It is about 21 minutes by express from Shibuya, and you can transit to the Yokohama Municipal Subway terminal.
Located about 6 minutes by bus and 25 minutes on foot from the station, Azamino Gardens features a golf area, tennis and futsal courts as well as 17 stores and restaurants. You can enjoy dining and shopping in a relaxing atmosphere filled with greenery.
Eda Station is crowded morning and night with students coming and going from this college town. Residential areas and apartment buildings line national route 246 and the Tomei Expressway, which run in front of the station. Tokyu Store is also located in front of the station, and a commercial complex includes a convenience store, bakery, sweet shop, and bookstore crowded with passengers shopping on their way home from work and school.
Ichigao Station, which serves only local trains, is located between Azamino and Aobadai Stations, which serve local and express trains. Tokyu Store is next to the station, and many banks and ATM's are located in the area, making it very convenient for residents.
Located about 10 minutes from the station on foot, Yokohama City Aoba Sports Center facilities are available at very reasonable rates.
Ichigao Ruins Park is a Kanagawa Prefecture historical site just 10 minutes from the station by foot that features tombs with horizontal stone chambers thought to have been built between the late 6th century and the late 7thcentury.
In November each year, Aoba Ward Festival is held at the Ward Office Building, which is about 8 minutes from the station on foot. Its music performances and food stalls are popular with visitors.
Fujigaoka Station is one stop nearer to Shibuya from Aobadai Station. It serves local trains. There are many apartment buildings around the station as well as all sorts of stores, including a shopping center, supermarket, drug store, and Japanese-type bars.
Moegino Park, about 8 minutes from the station on foot, has a large pond with a wooden deck walking path. Cherry blossoms are a beautiful sight from the path in spring.
Aobadai Station is about 25 minutes by express from Shibuya and one stop from Azamino Station. Aobadai Tokyu Square is a 7-story shopping center that offers a culture center, child daycare, and a pet hotel in addition to boutiques and restaurants.
Philia Hall on the fifth floor of the building hosts classical music concerts. Aobadai Station Morning Market is popular among residents attracted by the fresh vegetables and fruits on sale.
Tana Station, which serves local trains, is between Aobadai and Nagatsuta Stations, which serve local and express trains. It is surrounded by rice paddies and other crop fields, which produce a pastoral atmosphere.
The Community Center Festival held in front of the station in November of each year features many international food stalls.
Nagatsuta Station is about 32 minutes by express from Shibuya and serves as a transit station to the JR Yokohama Line. The station is surrounded by residential areas, restaurants, and commercial complexes.
It has a drug store inside the ticket gate, and the more than 10 stores outside the ticket gate include a bakery, bookstore, and convenience store.
Tsukushino Station, which serves local trains, is one stop from Nagatsuta Station, which also serves express trains. The station is surrounded by a quiet residential area, and a Tokyu Store is conveniently located just in front of it.
The field athletic facility located halfway between Tsukushino and Suzukakedai Stations has 50 exercise stations and a BBQ area. It is popular among families as an all-day outing.
Located between Nagatsuta and Chuo-rinkan Stations, Suzukakedai Station serves local trains only.
Tokyo Tech's Suzukakedai Campus is a 5-minute walk to the east of the station. A quiet residential area surrounds the station. The Tokyo Tech Suzukake Festival that takes place in mid-May attracts a nice crowd.
Minami-tsukushino Yanagi Park, which is a 5-minute walk to the west of the station, is a large park with exercise stations and tennis courts. It also has an herb garden where residents come to relax.
On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, morning markets at the park offer fresh vegetables, home-made cakes, ham, and bacon.
A Bon dance festival is held in September.
The area around Minami-machida Station includes a DIY store and home appliance store. Onsen Day Spa "Manyo-no-yu" offers shuttle bus service to and from a pick-up point located 10 minutes from the station. The spa trucks in natural water from Yugawara Hot Spring daily. It also offers lodging.
A 10-minute walk from the station brings you to Mark Springs, a nice residential area with European style houses often featured in movies and television series.
Tsukimino Station, which serves local trains only, is one stop from Chuo-rinkan Station and the end of the Den-en-toshi Line. The station is surrounded by a quiet residential area, and a small shopping area is located nearby. A large electric appliance store is located about 5 minutes from the station on foot. About 15 minutes from the station on foot is a large shopping center.
The Tsukimino Summer Festival in July of each year features food stalls and a Bon dance performance. The Cherry Blossom Road walking path near the station is lined with drooping cherry, double-flowered cherry and a wide variety of other cherry trees that make it possible to enjoy different blossoms during different periods.
Chuo-rinkan station is at the end of the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line, and used to transit to the Odakyu EnoshimaLine. In front of the station is a 300 yen shop "3 coins," and a building that includes a Tokyu Hands location. There are many supermarkets around the station, including Chuo-rinkan Tokyu, located in a building in front of the station, and large shopping centers and home centers, which make it a very convenient area for living.
Chuo-rinkan Craft Marche is held twice a year, in spring and autumn, in front of the station.
JR Yokohama Line
Tookaichiba Station is one stop from Nagatsuta Station and serves local trains on JR Yokohama Line. Many of the people who pass through this station are students going to and from the many schools located in the town.
Nakayama Station is the terminal station for the Yokohama Municipal Subway Green Line serving local and rapid trains.
A 15 to 20-minute walk through Shikinomori Park Promenade from the station brings you to Shikinomori Park. It is a prefectural park covering 35 ha where visitors are treated to seasonal nature. If you go to the area toward Tookaichiba from the north exit of the station, you can also enjoy the seasonal scenery of the rice paddies on the north side of the Onda River.
Along the Onda River going through a quiet residential area from the north exit of Naruse Station, you see beautiful walking paths with cherry trees. Popular for flower viewing, the walking paths on both sides of the river become a tunnel of cherry blossoms in spring as the trees along Onda River merge into the trees in Tsukushino town.
Machida Station serves trains on the Odakyu and JR Yokohama Lines. Among the stations on the Yokohama Line, Machida has the largest number of passengers per day.
Around the station, the teeming area is home to a wide range of department stores and other large commercial facilities.
Machida City Office is near the station, and the area around the station is also the center of the local administration.
Odakyu Enoshima Line
Higashi-rinkan Station is located between the Sagami-ono and Chuo-rinkan Stations, which serve local trains. Around the station, there are supermarkets and shopping areas that make this a very convenient place.
About 15 minutes from the station on foot is a large DIY store.
Rapid trains on Odakyu Enoshima Line pass through Minami-rinkan Station, but express trains stop here. A commercial complex is directly attached to the station. TAIGA supermarket is a 3-minute walk from the station and the 100 yen shop Seria is on the 2nd floor.
The wide variety of restaurants and bars around the station stay open until late at night.
An American military base near the station brings many service members to the area. Atsugi hormone is a very famous local specialty. You can go to Enoshima without transiting, and it is only 30 minutes to Yokohama.
The area where Higashi-rinkan, Chuo-rinkan, and Minami-rinkan Stations are located has two military bases with aircraft taking off and landing frequently.