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PREMIERE HORIKIRI SHOBUEN

Final Edition

A quiet downtown life, in Horikiri-Shobuen.

A slow life downtown, direct to Nippori station in 10 minutes.

The flower of Katsushika ward, the iris

If you are looking for a way to cleanly divide your work and private life, and a place where you can be social but also private, look no further than Premiere Horikiri Shobuen. It is just 15 minutes to Ueno on the Keisei main line, and 10 minutes to Nippori. Horikiri is an area in Tokyo's Katsushika ward with a distinctive Japanese downtown atmosphere.
In this article, we'll take a look at the house as well as good spots around town!

A design built with communication with nature.

Premiere Horikiri Shobuen is just a 6-minute walk from the closest station, Horikiri Shobuen station on the Keisei main line. The house has ample front-door security, and personal post boxes in the entrance. The 3rd floor is for women only.

Exterior with macaron green tiles

Lounge space on each floor
The lounge on each floor has 2 stove tops, a microwave, a rice cooker, an electric kettle, and all the basic kitchen tools. The 3rd floor is for women only and female residents enjoy girls time in the lounge.

Counter type dining room on the 1st floor

Kitchen with all the basic appliances

The 3rd floor has a cozy and simple lounge

Simple rooms
The entrance to each floor can be entered with a passcode so you can still get in even if you forgot your key when you left the house in the morning. At this house, security and privacy are important. The rooms are a basic white and have vivid furniture. The rooms are between 4.4 to 5.4 tatami mats in size. The bed and desk space are separate so you can maintain your lifestyle.

Passcode entrance to each floor

White walls with coordinated colorful furniture in your own private space

Each room has a bed, desk, chair, and refrigerator, as well as internet. There is also storage under the bed, and a clothing rack.

Modern furniture

Plentiful storage under the bed

Water
Each floor has 2 washbasin sinks, toilets, and showers.

2 washbasin sinks on each floor

Shower booth with changing area

The casual Horikiri Shobuen

So, what do you think of Premiere Horikiri Shobuen? We hope you will come take a look at the house for yourself, so feel free to set up an appointment with us!
Now, we'd like to talk about the area around the house! The nearby Arakawa river is the setting of the popular Japanese TV drama Kinpachi-sensei, and there are many tried-and-true places to eat and drink, as well as hip cafes and many other spots. First, let's take a look at one of Horikiri Shobuen's best Chinese restaurants and cafes.

Chinese restaurant: Takano

Be on the lookout for the red roof cover sign

Just 1 minute from Horikiri Shobuen station, this Chinese restaurant is beloved by the local residents.
It was established in 1977, which means it has been in business for 41 years! There are customers who have been coming here for 3 generations. And, it is open 24 hours!!! And, it's kind on the wallet, and most of all, tasty!

Round tables

Nice mood with the menu board

Bottles for water

Child seats

Ramen is just 350 yen! And delicious!

The red Takano sign

Takano is open 24 hours, and their ramen is just 350 yen a bowl! The broth tends to be lighter in the mornings, and nice and heavy later at night, so try to come at a time that caters to your ramen preferences! That said, it does get busy at night.
They are closed one time per week, closing at around 5 or 6 AM on Tuesday and opening again at 11 on Wednesday (as of September 2018).
Come try the great and cheap ramen!

Chinese restaurant: Takano
Address: Tokyo, Katsushika ward, Horikiri 5-3-2
TEL: 03-3690-0945
Closed: Tuesdays

UTTS cafe

A grey building along the river

Close to the station you will find a cafe with a sign that says "takeout OK". Most coffee shops are chain franchises these days, but this is its own thing, and just opened last year.

A simple interior

Nice sunlight

Plentiful coffee

According to the staff, UTTS cafe was established by a brother and sister from Katsushika, and they carefully selected the location. Today we only had coffee, but they also have bagels, quiche, scones, poundcake, and other foods made with carefully selected ingredients. On a nice day, get a bagel and coffee to go and enjoy a walk along the river.
It is just 3 minutes from Horikiri Shobuen, so we hope you will visit it!

UTTS cafe
Address: Tokyo, Katsushika ward, Horikiri 4-12-9
URL:https://www.uttscafe.com/

Editor's Notes

So that's Horikiri Shobuen! It's a nice and liveable downtown area. There are plenty of affordable places to get groceries and daily needs, and if you take a walk you can get to the riverside sports fields and parks full of nature.
Oakhouse has 3 other houses in the Horikiri Shobuen area, so if you are interested in the area, we suggest comparing, contrasting, and making an appointment so we can show you around to all of them!