Living in Musashi-Kosugi: What is it Like For Foreigners?

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Going from one place to another can be such a bummer when you are someone who recently moved to a new place for a career start in the city or just a clueless traveler who is there for a short stay.

However, for that problem there is an easy solution. For instance, have you considered living in a place where a wee bit of short walk would take you to the bus and train station that can take you anywhere? Less stress and more rest.

Pretty convenient, right? If this idea sounds appealing, then we would highly recommend Musashi Kosugi as the right place for you.

Musashi-Kosugi – The Bedroom Community of Tokyo

In Nakahara Ward, you will find Musashi-Kosugi Station, which is considered a major rail transport system for people near Kawasaki who take daily commutes to central Tokyo.

The area surrounding this station is said to be a “towering mansion” neighborhood since the construction of skyscraper and cheap apartment buildings around the station. It is also considered as “the bedroom community’’ for its popularity among locals thanks to its easy commute to central Tokyo, and as a relaxing place to come home to after a long hard day of work or roaming around. Musashi-Kosugi is definitely the place to stay if you want a practical and hassle-free experience.

Continue reading this article to know more about what Musashi-Kosugi offers.


  • From Tokyo Station, take the Yokosuka Line, get off at Musashi-Kosugi Station (approx. 19 minutes)
  • From Shibuya Station, take the Tokyu-Toyoko Line, get off at Musashi-Kosugi Station (approx. 16 minutes)
  • From Shinjuku Station, take the Shonan-Shinjuku Line, get off at Musashi-Kosugi Station (approx. 21 minutes)

Famous Locations

Tokyu Square

Musashi-Kosugi Station is considered as a major shopping district. There are a huge variety of shops located here. In the Tokyu Square shopping mall, you will find some of these shopping outlets. This is a convenient place to hang out and shop because of its many stores and restaurants that will surely attend to your needs.

Included in this mall is Mister Donut, Lawson convenience store, a drug store, a supermarket, ABC Mart, Skinfood cosmetics, Starbucks, Freshness Burger and many more stores to fulfill all of your needs.


  • Address: 3 Chome-472 Kosugi-machi, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken 211-0063, Japan
  • From Musashi-Kosugi Station, travel on foot until you see destination (approx. 1 minute).

1. Ito-Yokado/Grand Tree Mall

Ito Yokado/Grand Tree mall in Musashi-Kosugi is the go-to shopping mall for travelers who are in a rush to look for souvenirs and things that they need while roaming around because of its close proximity to the station.

Part of the Seven and I Holdings Company which also includes 7-11 convenience stores and Loft, they have a distinct variety of goods that can only be purchased in their shopping stores.

There are a variety of stores where you can shop for food, clothing, cosmetics, souvenir items, daily essentials among many other things that are sometimes applicable for tax exemption! There are also restaurants here that offer delicious and relatively cheap food.

Moreover, the entire mall is incredibly family-friendly. For instance, on the 5th floor, you will find a rooftop garden and playground area. This large discount department store is quite popular among locals because of the shopping and dining convenience it offers.


  • Address: 3 Chome−1135−1, Kanagawa-ken, Kawasaki-shi, Nakahara-ku, Shinmarukohigashi
  • From Musashi-Kosugi Station, travel on foot until you reach the destination (approx. 6 minutes).

2. Todoroki Green Space

As we all know, Tokyo is more popular for its skyscrapers than for its greenery. In fact, one can consider it an anomaly that there are green spaces inside this urban area.Todoroki Valley is actually not a part of Musashi-Kosugi, but a short walk from the station will take you to this captivating place. Now isn’t that convenient?

Not only will you be refreshed by the clean air, but you will also see the clear stream that serves as a city waterway. Also present is the Todoroki Fudoson Temple where you can rest your feet after taking a long walk down this valley.


  • Address: 1-1 Todoroki, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken
  • Exit the Musashi-Kosugi Station, take the crosswalk, cross the road, walk until you see destination (approx. 21 minutes).

Why Foreigners Live in Musashi-Kosugi

1. Accessibility of Shops

There are great selections of department stores, shopping malls and dining restos inside and outside the station. In fact, because of the ease of shopping here, Musashi-Kosugi is considered as a major entertainment and shopping district in Tokyo.

Due to the proximity of the shops to the station and residential area, foreigners find shopping and dining hassle-free because they can just freely roam around while making sure they attend to their basic needs.

2. Practical and Cheap Cost of Living

Musashi-Kosugi is definitely the place for practical people who are looking for affordable properties and cheap rentals that they can come home to after a tiring day at work or school.

Although staying here constitutes fewer expenses, that does not mean the quality of living experience is being sacrificed. Foreigners find staying in Musashi-Kosugi similar to living in central Tokyo minus the stress of commuting and unnecessary extravagance that can end up costing a fortune.

3. Ease of transportation

Musashi-Kosugi Station is served by the Nambu Line, the Yokosuka Line, the Toyoko Line and the Meguro Line that will take you to various places in Tokyo. Foreigners will find it easy to commute anywhere in Tokyo.

There are also accessible buses that will take you to places around Kawasaki ward and other destinations that are not in central Tokyo.


Musashi-Kosugi Station is a redeveloped city that promises the most affordable and convenient homes for people who wish to reside in Tokyo. The major selling points of this area are the hassle-free transportation systems and the accessibility of shops. You will realize that living in a city as big and busy as Tokyo does not have to be stressful or expensive!

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