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University Town

Waseda University is the hub of this community. Therefore expect many cafes and eateries that cater... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
warren D
looking for food in tokyo? This is the place

I stayed at this area while in tokyo. This is like a neighborhood of students. You can see many... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Huyền C
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Waseda University is the hub of this community. Therefore expect many cafes and eateries that cater to students. The Four Seasons Hotel is located nearby. Also running parallel to Shin Meiji Dori in front of the Four Seasons is a river that is one of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

I stayed at this area while in tokyo. This is like a neighborhood of students. You can see many small restaurants (that sell good food at normal prices) and bars and karaoke. Traveling around Tokyo seems easy because Takadanobaba has JR line (the green line)...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Huyền C
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Takadanobaba is known as a popular students town it has more than 5 Japanese language schools And alloy of nice restaurants ,coffee shop and hookah lounges so if u are planing to come and study in japan I recommend takadanobaba to study and live in

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank X9946HBahmada
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

We stayed 10min away from the station. Good and reasonable food. 'I Lamb You', Yayoi, Nagoya Ramen n Ippupo Ramen serve great food. The Big Box Mall has only a few shopping outlet. Uniqlo is one of them.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Partyof42014
Reviewed May 11, 2017

many reasonably priced ethnic restaurants, burmese, korean, thai are scattered around this university town. it has inice atmosphere, interesting buildings and good food, what more can you ask?

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

close to a big and famous university, full of young students, very nice atmosphere, full of small and interesting small stores

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed December 16, 2016

A large transfer station and surrounding area close to three, I believe, universities in the vicinity.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Artur A
Reviewed December 15, 2016

i use to walk for hours around here even when i was a student in kyoto i went frequently to tokyo. each time to takanobaba. near waseda university

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank F4023NZalbertos
Reviewed December 1, 2016

I went here once and walked around and found it to be pretty much another neighborhood in Tokyo, but to me there is one main reason to go here: I LOVE THIS NAME! Just to be able to stand there and rattle off "Takadanobaba" is...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Whitsiepoo
Reviewed July 21, 2016

We stayed in a apartment that we booked through Air BNB and this location is quite good and easy accessible to most places. The apartment that we stayed is only about 5 mins walk to the train station. There's a wall painting right in front...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and
contains the busiest train station in the world. To
the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo
Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the
east, there’s a district with long-established
department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku
Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the
Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for
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Pensacola, Florida
Transportation Info Please (9 Replies)
Hi! I was wondering if anyone could answer a question or 2? Next summer I will be travelling to Tokyo for Japanese class(the language school is between Takadanobaba Station and Waseda Univer. north of Shinjuku). My grandmother would like me to stay at her old house in Hachiouji(Hachiman-cho to be exact)....More
February 26, 2009|
Response frommamajelli|
It'll take about an hour to Takanobaba from Hachioji. Regular fare is 620 yen one way on the JR. There are several options, but if you catch an express, it's only 4 stops to Shinjuku, transfer to the Yamanote line -- 2 stops to Takadanobaba. The most cost efficient way to travel to get a train pass from Hachioji to Takadanobaba (or wherever your final destination will be every day). For example, a normal pass is 18,580 yen for one month, 52,970 yen for 3 months or 89,210 yen for 6 months....More
Community of Madrid, Spain
Hatagaya or Takadanobaba? (4 Replies)
I am deciding between 2 Airbnb homes - one in Hatagaya and one in Takadanobaba. Can anyone comment on these neighbourhoods, i.e. distance to Shibuya, etc., restaurants in areas, etc. Feedback very much appreciated. Thanks!
March 15, 2015|
Response fromYobeekool|
I don't know about the rooms or owners or Air B&B paying due taxes, but location-wise, they are both fine. Takadanobaba is a sort of bit grungy and nostalgic university student's town with cheap eateries and izakayas everywhere. Hatagaya is a small-scale business, urban residential sort of area. I would value Takadanobaba a bit more because of its proximity (I assume) to a JR Yamanote Line Station.
New Year in Tokyo- Will there be places open at all? (8 Replies)
My Boyfriend and I will be in Tokyo for the first time this New Year period- 30 Dec to 5 Jan. I will be staying in the Sunroute Takadanobaba. Have done some research and found out that places in Tokyo generally stay close from 31 Dec to 2 Jan onwards. Is that strictly true? 1. Will there be any places that will be open during these few days that we can visit? I only know the temples are definitely open. Any places for food, shopping or sightseeing? Will the department stores ie Taka,...More
November 15, 2011|
Response fromkanazawan|
some restarants and cafes in the neighbourhoods of major shrines/temples would be open even on New Year's day. (and, soba shops would not close even at midnight on New Year's Eve so that people can eat Toshikoshi-soba (“crossing over the year” soba).