Oak Explorers: Miyazakidai
A new share house is opening in Miyazakidai, on the Den-en-toshi, a train line along which many celebrities happen to live. Park View Miyazakidai is part of our Park View series of houses, which is on its way to rival our Social Residence series! So, what kind of neighborhood is Miyazakidai? The Oak Explorers find out!
Direct to Shibuya in 25 minutes!
Park View Miyazakidai is closest to Miyazakidai station on the Den-en-toshi line, which means you can get to Shibuya really easily! And, if you transfer at Mizonokuchi station, you can take the JR Nanbu line to Kawasaki. Miyazakidai is a great bedroom town, and you also have access to other parts of Kanagawa or Tokyo. It’s a safe town with many families and young people.
Right outside the station gate is a bakery, perfect if you want to buy bread on the way home.
Convenient area for your daily life
Everything you need right around the station!
Though Miyazakidai is often thought of as a bedroom town, the area around the station is very convenient, with a convenience store, rental video shop, supermarket, and other shops with everything you need for your daily life. There is also a drug store neat the house which is good if you happen to have forgotten to pick something up on the way home. We recommend the really cheap grocery store on the south side of the station. It’s an easy place to live!
Yu-Takaraya Miyazakidai (cheap groceries)
Kanagawa, Kawasaki, Miyamae-ku, Miyazaki 1-9-1 Miyazakidai View Green 1F
URL：Yu-Takaraya Miyazaki store
Tempura made with in-season ingredients
This Tempura shop is a 5-minute walk from Miyazakidai station. It’s on the 2nd floor above an interior shop. The restaurant is spacious, and there is a big window facing the street. Here, you can enjoy seasonal specialties and courses. Today, we enjoyed wild vegetable tempura, with the nanohana being especially delicious! The menu also includes udon, donburi, and more.
Miyazakidai with a view of the park
Just as the name Park View Miyazakidai suggests, there are many parks in Miyazakidai, from small to big. Our Oak Explorers found quite a few, so we’d like to introduce them! Perfect for walks, dates, friendly get-togethers, or enjoying by yourself. The trees and flowers are surely beautiful throughout the seasons.
Miyamaedaira Park #1
We found this park by accident on the way to Miyazaki park 1. It’s quite small, but it has hanging bars, swings, a slide, and benches. It’s good for a short rest. The people who live nearby use it a lot. We had fun returning to our childhoods, and even blew bubbles after… who knows how many years!
Miyamaedaira park 1
Kanagawa, Kawasaki, Miyamae, Miyamaedaira 1
URL：Miyamaedaira park 1
Miyazaki park 1
After walking around a little more, we finally found Miyazaki park 1, a big park with a large baseball diamond. It’s nice to walk among all the trees. It’s right off of Sakurazaka on the south side of the station. There’s a spring festival held here every year.
Though we were here at the tail end of winter, it probably looks beautiful here as it gets warmer.
Miyazaki park 1
Kanagawa, Kawasaki, Miyamae, Miyazaki 1-7
URL：Miyazaki park 1
Miyazaki park 4
Lastly, we went to Miyazaki park 4. This park is just behind the Park View Miyazakidai house, and is the largest park in the area. It has a play area, a hiking course, and more. Near the entrance to the park is a beautiful flower bed. It feels great to be surrounded by nature! In the summer it must be a nice respite in the shade, and in the spring it would probably be fun for all the housemates to come here for a hanami party.
Miyazaki park 4
Kanagawa, Kawasaki, Miyamae, Miyazaki 6-9-1 Katsuki books KaBoS Miyamaedaira
URL：Miyazaki park 4
Local popular sweets shop
When we opened the door to this cute shop with the yellow awning, we saw so many colorful cakes in the display case! They have a large variety of sweets and goods for sale. The kind owner and staff guided us to the café space. We all ordered a cake we wanted and got tea with it as well. They even have seasonal offerings. We all love sweets, so it was a great place to have a tea time and relax. It’s slightly far from the house, but it’s worth a trip!
Kanagawa, Kawasaki, Miyamae, Maginu 1379-5
So, what do you think of Miyazakidai? At first glance it might seem like a typical residential area, but with even just a little bit of exploring, you can find a lot of interesting things to discover. Also, though it was unfortunately closed the day we visited, we’d also like to recommend the karaage shop Irokara. They fry everything to order, and you can eat in or take out. They have an extensive menu, and an all-you-can-eat option!
The station area of Miyazakidai has everything you need for daily life, and in the spring you can walk through a tunnel of cherry blossoms. There are plenty of parks in which to see the sights the seasons have to offer, so we hope you visit each one!