Luxury Residential Areas in Tokyo – Branded dream areas to live in

Poste date: Monday, January 28, 2019

High class residential areas in uptown Tokyo such as Hiroo, Azabu, Shoto, Akasaka, and Takanawadai are known throughout Japan as prestigious areas within Tokyo. A common feature among most of these areas is being located at the top of hills–in the center of Tokyo–with nice views in quiet living environments. These areas are lined with low-rise luxury condos creating a refined upper class atmosphere.

This area is home to many luxury rental apartments, large houses (with spacious grounds), and luxury condos that were designed to attract foreign executives and their families.

Inside the Yamanote Line

The phrase "Inside the Yamaonte Line" gives Japanese people the immediate image of wealth, a place where celebrities live, and a prime location within Central Tokyo.

Originally, many Daimyo's (upper class samurai lords) residences were built around the Edo Castle (residence of the Shogun during the Edo period, currently the Imperial Palace), and many of these old high class residential areas still exist inside the Yamanote Line.

Historically hill top areas were home to upper class samurais and Daimyos–who had residences on more spacious grounds on the hill tops–which were easy to protect in the event of an attack. During the Meiji era these areas became known as places where the residences of noble families, foreign embassies, universities, government offices, large hospitals, and others could be found.

Hiroo

Within the Hiroo area one can easily find many stylish cafes and restaurants. This area is also home to the embassies of various countries and the surrounding neighborhoods have many foreign residents as well. Since the end of Edo period, an international atmosphere formed in the area due to the surrounding foreign embassies built here as well as from geographical reasons. Stretching all the way back to the Meiji Restoration, due to its history of being the residential location for royal families and noble families, Hiroo's reputation as a high class residential area has been well established.
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Akasaka

Akasaka is home to Tokyo's most well-known hotels and has its business areas adjacent to government offices. Larege hotel-like luxury tower condos are also concentrated in this area. Taking one step away from the busy streets, will take you to a quiet high-class residential area such as Akasaka Hikawacho.
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Azabu

The Azabu address name in Minato-ku includes the areas of Minami-Azabu, Nishi-Azabu, Higashi-Azabu, Moto-Azabu, Azabujuban, Azabu-Nagasakacho, and Azabudai. Azabujuban Shopping Street is a popular spot in Minato-ku with its mixture of a traditional atmosphere and shops selling the latest trends. Moto-Azabu is a quiet, high class residential area with an atmosphere of refined elegance.
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Aoyama

Along Aoyama Dori Street and Kotto Dori Street are fashionable shops and cafes that provide a stylish atmosphere for the whole town. This area has lush greenery and neighbors Shibuya, Omotesando, and Akasaka.
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Shirokane

Shirokane is a residential area with many Low-rise buildings surrounded with lush greenery in Central Tokyo. Shirokane's high class residential area spreads out from behind Platinum Street.
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Along the Yamanote Line

"Along the Yamanote Line" refers to the areas that are within walking distance of any station on the Yamanote Line and is an important standard for those seeking the convenience of living and quality of a location.

Tokyo's government offices and business districts are concentrated inside and along the Yamanote Line. The Yamanote Line has many terminal stations such as Tokyo, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Shinagawa, and Ueno, which connect it to multiple train lines going to Tokyo suburbs and local cities. Due to its convenience of transportation, a location along the Yamanote Line has been valued as a place of worth since old days.

Shoto

Shoto is a quiet area within walking distance from Shibuya Station that is lined with luxury residences.
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Takanawa, Mita

This high class residential area is dotted with old luxury residences and neighbors Shinagawa, Tamachi, and Azabujuban.
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Jonan Gozan Areas

The Jonan Gozan areas are the areas around the stations from Meguro to Shinagawa on the Yamanote Line and are well-known as high class residential areas located on the tops hills.

High Class Residential Areas in Tokyo's Suburbs

Denenchofu

Denenchofu was first developed as a high class residential area during the Taisho era. Since the sales of lots in 1922, it has been a highly desired place to live in.
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Shibuya Sta. is within walking distance. The property is located at the top of Dogenzaka. This rental apartment houses 102 units in total. You can have an excellent view from higher floors. The excellent interior facilities are also installed. A mist sauna and a wine cellar are also included in the 2LDK units.

JPY 280,000 - 328,000/month

A simple and bright looking appearance design with a white colored exterior wall. This apartment is located on a hill in Dogenzaka providing a town view with a sense of openness from the upper floors. It comes with solid security management and a full range of facilities and abundant storage spaces.

JPY 232,000/month

Located in Shoto, town of culture and greenery. English speaking front desk clerks. Rooftop terrace has great view, BBQ enjoyable.

JPY 1,170,000 - 1,620,000/month

Exterior of Ebisu Garden 8F
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Nicely located only 3-min walk from Ebisu Station. It is an 11-story apartment sold formerly by Sumitomo Realty & Development Co., Ltd. It is built in 1985, but meats the new earthquake resistance standards by the past reinforcement work. The location is very attractive with many stylish restaurants in the surrounding area, commercial facilities in front of the station and Yebisu Garden Place close by, and Daikanyama area within walking distance. The beige color tiled appearance design creates a calm atmosphere. The brightly designed entrance has auto-locking door to protect security.The unit for sale is located on the 8th floor of the 11-story building. It is a corner unit facing 3 directions having plenty of sunlight, good ventilation, and good views. It is a spacious 2LDK type unit with the exclusive area of 124.60sqm. It includes Living room, Dining room, and Kitchen space with abt.58.37sqm, and the roof balcony with abt.32sqm, creating a feeling of spaciousness. It is currently vacant and possible to preview any time, so please consider it.

JPY133,000,000

Exterior of Riche Hiroo 8F
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The 13 story condominium is located in front of Platinum-Dori Street, whose area is within walk access to the area of Hiroo, Shirokanedai, and Ebisu as well as these 3 stations. The tiled appearance with color contrast of wine red and beige is eye-catching and entrance hall with open ceiling is spacious and impressive. The building renovated beautifully in 2014 and the up-dated room equipment support comfortable life of the residents. The Institute for Nature Study, Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park, Platinum-Dori Street, and Yebisu Garden Place are all within walking distance and make your weekend enjoyable. Dwelling units are mostly 1R-2LDK desirable for singles and DINKS and some units are available for Pets and use of SOHO.Supermarkets and convenient stores are closely dotted and make the area convenient for everyday life.This unit is located on the 8th floor of the 13-story apartment, with the exclusive area of 64.27sqm (1SLDK+Walk-in closet). Living room, Dining room, and Kitchen space is about 55.21sqm and storage spaces are provided in each room. It is to be renovated before delivery. The renovation includes the replacement of toilet, flooring (wet areas), wooden floor, water heater, wallcovering, an d house cleaning. It will obtain "R1 Housing conformity" that meets the standards established by Residential Renovation Promotion Council, and it is also eligible for FLAT35S and housing loan tax breaks. The interior renovation is scheduled to be completed at the end of September 2020 (it may give or take a few days). So please consider it.

JPY69,800,000

Exterior of Ecrale Minami-azabu 8F
Sale Property tag

JPY66,800,000