Prestigious Residential Areas in Tokyo – Your Guide

Poste date: Monday, May 20, 2024

High-class residential areas in Tokyo, such as Hiroo, Azabu, Shoto, Akasaka, and Takanawadai, are renowned for their prestige. These neighborhoods, often located on hilltops with scenic views, offer a tranquil living environment in central Tokyo. They feature low-rise luxury condos and rental apartments that exude an upper-class ambiance. Due to the availability of spacious luxury rental apartments and large houses, these areas are popular among foreign executives and their families.

Prime Locations Inside the Yamanote Line

 "Inside the Yamanote Line" immediately evokes images of wealth, celebrity residences, and prime locations in central Tokyo. Historically, the area surrounding the Edo Castle (now the Imperial Palace) was home to many Daimyo (upper-class samurai lords). These high-class residential areas have persisted since the Edo period. Hilltop locations were historically chosen for their defensibility. During the Meiji era, these areas became known for hosting noble families, foreign embassies, universities, government offices, and large hospitals.

Hiroo: The International Enclave of Tokyo

Hiroo is a vibrant area filled with stylish cafes and restaurants. It's also home to many embassies, attracting numerous foreign residents. Due to the foreign embassies and the area's strategic location, this international atmosphere has been present since the late Edo period. With a history of housing royal and noble families since the Meiji Restoration, Hiroo has long been established as a high-class residential area.
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Akasaka: Where Prestige Meets Business

Akasaka is renowned for its luxurious hotels and proximity to government offices. The area boasts large, hotel-like luxury tower condos. Secluded high-class residential neighborhoods like Akasaka Hikawacho are just a step away from the bustling streets.
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Azabu: A Blend of Tradition and Trend

Azabu, located in Minato-ku, encompasses Minami-Azabu, Nishi-Azabu, Higashi-Azabu, Moto-Azabu, Azabujuban, Azabu-Nagasakacho, and Azabudai. Azabujuban Shopping Street is a popular destination, blending traditional charm with trendy shops. Moto-Azabu, known for its refined elegance, offers a quiet, high-class residential atmosphere.
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Aoyama: Tokyo's Fashionable Green Oasis

Aoyama has fashionable shops and cafes along Aoyama-Dori and Kotto-Dori Streets, creating a stylish ambiance. The area is also lush with greenery and is conveniently located near Shibuya, Omotesando, and Akasaka.
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Shirokane: Tranquil Luxury in Central Tokyo

Shirokane is a tranquil residential area in central Tokyo, known for its low-rise buildings and lush greenery. The high-class residential zone extends from behind the elegant Platinum Street.
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Prime Residential Areas Along the Yamanote Line

Along the Yamanote Line refers to areas within walking distance of any station on the Yamanote Line, an essential standard for those seeking convenience and quality in their living location. Tokyo's government offices and business districts are concentrated inside and along the Yamanote Line, which features many terminal stations like Tokyo, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Shinagawa, and Ueno. These terminals connect to various train lines extending to Tokyo's suburbs and local cities. The convenient transportation has made locations along the Yamanote Line highly desirable.


Shoto: A Serene Retreat Near Shibuya

Shoto is a peaceful enclave within walking distance of Shibuya Station, known for its luxury residences and tranquil atmosphere.
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Takanawa Mita: Historical Elegance and Modern Luxury

Takanawa Mita is a prestigious residential area featuring historic luxury homes. It is conveniently located near Shinagawa, Tamachi, and Azabujuban.
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Jonan Gozan: Tokyo's Hilltop Havens

The Jonan Gozan areas, located between Meguro and Shinagawa stations on the Yamanote Line, are famous for their high-class residences on hilltops, offering scenic views and a prestigious lifestyle.

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Denenchofu: Tokyo's Garden Suburb

Denenchofu developed as a high-class residential area during the Taisho era. It has been a coveted place to live since lot sales began in 1922. It is known as Tokyo's garden suburb and offers a tranquil and prestigious lifestyle.
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While many high-class residential areas with historical prestige are scattered throughout Tokyo, their names often do not appear on maps, preserving their exclusivity.
>> Tokyo’s high class residential areas with the historical names not shown on a map

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High-class hill-top residential area in Shoto, close to Nabeshima Shoto Park. 8 total units and Japanese modern design. The entrance approach and garage are integrated to create a design like a single-family house. It comes with a private terrace on the 1st floor,. You can enjoy the changing view of seasonal plants and trees outside the windows. On the 2nd floor it offers attractive maisonette type units with a large open ceiling space. It comes with a roof-top terrace with wooden deck where you can enjoy the nice view from the hilltop and an open feeling.

JPY 1,500,000/month

Located in the refined neighborhood of Mita, known for the locality of Australian Embassy and historical "Mitsui Club" architecture. Also, just 5 minutes walk to Azabujuban Station. Due to its spacious layout, Azabu Manor has been popular among expat family tenants.

JPY 1,900,000/month

Luxurious for-rent apartment, easily accessible to both Daikanyama and Shibuya Stations. Well facilitated.

JPY 192,000 - 283,000/month

Exterior of Itopia Hiroo Hills Cloce 2F
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It is located in the center of Hiroo, Ebisu, Shibuya and Omotesando areas. While being in the middle of Tokyo, the neighborhood is located on a quiet hilltop that is surrounded with plenty of greenery. This is one of the 'Itopia' brand's luxurious condominium properties developed by ITOCHU. It has extensive in-house facilities.


Exterior of Laurel i Ebisu Pias 4F
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Exterior of Grand-copie Hiroo 5F
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Grand Copier Hiroo is a 7-story condominium with a total of 54 units built in May 2001. It is a 9-minute walk from Hiroo Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, and is located in a quiet residential area, a step away from a busy main road. Floor plans range from studio to 2LDK and are suitable for singles and DINKS. Auto-locks, security cameras, and a 24-hour security system protect residents' daily lives.