Sakuragicho station is on the JR Negishi line and Yokohama subway blue line, often crowded with commuters and tourists. Nearby are the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and the Yokohama Museum of Art.
Average Oakhouse share house rent is 60,000 yen, slightly higher than the average for other Yokohama Oakhouses, but it is right near many top Yokohama spots and there is plenty of shopping, as well as the beauty of the sea and the nighttime view.
Sakuragicho station is on the JR Negishi and Yokohama subway blue lines. Until 2004 it was accessible through the Tokyu Toyoko line, but now it is part of the Minato Mirai line extension. The history of Sakuragicho station is as long as the history of railways in Japan. The first railway line in Japan began in 1872, connecting Shinbashi to Yokohama, and Yokohama station was where Sakuragicho station is today. In 1915, Yokohama station opened in its current location, and the station at this location was renamed to Sakuragicho. Service on the blue line started in 1976, and remains an important transportation line. The station sees 70,000 riders per day on the JR portion, and around 40,000 for the subway. It has been increasing in recent years due to the revitalization of the Minato Mirai area. There are also several bus lines from the station. The station building is clean and has an open design.
Places to see
There are so many things to see around Sakuragicho station, and by extension the Yokohama area. One example is the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, which is an important European-style building that was an important storehouse in the Meiji and Taisho periods. Now the buildings are used for event spaces and shops and restaurants. It retains the old, nostalgic international Japanese feeling of the previous centuries. Also near Sakuragicho station is the Yokohama Museum of Art, where you can see many paintings and sculptures. They also hold workshops so you can get a hands-on experience. There are of course many more things to see, such as Yokohama Landmark Tower and Cross Gate.
The area around Sakuragicho station is unique even for Yokohama, meaning that even locals come here to sightsee or shop. There are also offices and company headquarters so many people work here as well. It is a great spot to see the ocean from. There are not that many supermarkets but there are enough so it's not a problem. It is a good place to live if you like having exciting things to do close by. You could also enjoy the Cosmo Clock 21 giant Ferris wheel. If you are looking for a quiet residential area this may not be for you, but if you are looking for an interesting Yokohama experience it can be yours here.