Hatagaya is a 3 minute train ride to Shinjuku, making it a very convenient area for getting around Tokyo while also having a great local feel. Nishihara street, the local street in Hatagaya is great for taking a stroll along, giving you the feeling of the local life in Tokyo. It has lots of great small shops and local Japanese restaurants. The local supermarket is close to the station, and convenience stores open 24/7. Hatagaya has everything you need for an authentic Tokyo experience.