Living in Meguro

Guide to Meguro, a popular expat residential area in Tokyo.

The area around Meguro Station, JR Yamanote Line / Nanboku Line / Toei Mita Line / Tokyu Meguro Line.

Addresses included are: Kami-Osaki and Nish-Gotanda in Shinagawa-ku, Mita, Megura, and Shimo-Meguro in Meguro-ku, Shirokanedai in Minato-ku.

Meguro Area Overview


Meguro is a town with easy access to both the Central Tokyo and Yokohama areas. At the center of this area is the JR Meguro Station. Major destinations within Tokyo can be reached easily from here by taking the JR Yamanote Line or the Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line. Furthermore, the Tokyu Meguro Line provides easy access to areas in Yokohama as well.

Supermarkets and restaurants are concentrated in and around the main station building, which provides a good living environment for both single persons and families.

In the hilly area on the east side of Meguro Station, there are the luxurious residential areas of Hanabusayama and Chojamaru, which are two of the Jonan Gozan. These are traditional upper-class residential areas with many low-rise luxurious apartments and detached houses. Several high-rise apartments in the area are built nearby Meguro Station.

Meguro River is very famous for its beautiful cherry blossoms during spring. The cherry‐tree‐lined road along the river gives one a sense of openness and is popular for jogging and walking among its inhabitants. Tower apartments and condominiums can be found along the Meguro River.

There are bus stops for the German School and other international schools along Meguro-Dori Street, which makes the area convenient for foreign families with children.

Meguro Information


Meguro Map