Ogikubo station is on the JR Chuo rapid and Sobu local line, as well as the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line. It is crowded during rush hour, but it is the first stop on the Marunouchi line so you can typically get a seat. Nearby are Lumine Ogikubo department store and Hakusan shrine. Average Oakhouse share house rent is 54,000, slightly cheaper than the same area for Oakhouse, and you can get to many places without changing trains. There are plenty of places to shop for everyday convenience as well.
Ogikubo station is on the JR Chuo rapid and Sobu local and Metro Marunouchi lines. The station was opened in 1891, with many additions made over the years. The Metro portion was opened in 1962, and more alterations made in 2006. There used to be a stop on the Toden Suginami line here as well, but it was all removed when the line was abandoned.
The station has 88,000 riders per day on the JR side and 42,000 on the Metro side.
Places to see
Near Ogikubo station are public institutions and banks, but there are also some places to shop and sightsee. Lumine Ogikubo is a large department store with food, cosmetics, fashion, daily goods, and books. There are restaurants and cafes on the 5th floor and a school on the 6th, as well as a members-only vegetable garden on the top floor. There are also various things to do here as well so locals often use it. Hakusan shrine is 3 minutes walk from the station, dedicated to the Shinto goddess Izanami. It was established in the mid-1400s, and was remodeled into its current buildings in 1967.
From Ogikubo you can easily get to Shinjuku, Tokyo, Ikebukuro, and Otemachi. And because it's the first stop on the Marunouchi line you can usually get a seat. It is a popular area, and safe, with plenty of places to shop every day. There are supermarkets near the station, as well as 2 that are 24 hours, and many places to eat and drink for affordable prices. There are drugstores, 100- and 300-yen shops, and plenty of other convenient places. It is also easy to get to Shinjuku for days off or other shopping.