Roppongi Redevelopment

Poste date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Roppongi has been known as an international entertainment district to enjoy nightlife. 
Many restaurants, bars, and clubs gather in Roppongi.  It is one of the most popular spots among foreigners who like to go out as well. 

Roppongi has changed greatly due to redevelopment in the past 10 years, and is now recognized also as an international business district and a hub for the latest art and culture.  

Major developers such as Mori Building, Mitsui Fudosan, Sumitomo Realty & Development, etc. have completed large-scale re-development projects in the Roppongi area.  The areas where small, old buildings gathered around narrow paths are now reborn as multi-complex buildings housing offices, residences, hotels and entertainment venues.  Following these developments, major Japanese and foreign companies relocated their offices to Roppongi, and many internationally renowned brands opened a branch in Roppongi.  In addition, a cinema complex and an art museum opened.  Such developments resulted in an increase in the number of tourists visiting Roppongi.  Roppongi continues to evolve shifting from a district only for nightlife to an all-day entertainment district.  

 

Multi-complex commercial facilities developed in the last decade


1.    Roppongi Hills

Roppongi 6-chome, Minato-ku. Opened in 2003

Developed by Mori Building, this complex consists of the main 54-story office building “Roppongi Hills Mori Tower,” 4 buildings of luxurious apartments  “Roppongi Hills Residences”, a movie theater, a hotel “Grand Hyatt Tokyo,” TV Asahi head quarters, etc.   
Famous brand-name shops and luxurious restaurants opened in the Roppongi Hills.  A number of foreign corporations also have their office in the office tower.

Roppongi Hills Residence
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

 

2.    Izumi Garden

Roppongi 1-chome, Minato-ku.   Opened in 2002

Developed by Sumitomo Realty & Development, this 45-story office building, “Izumi Garden Tower” is directly connected to Roppongi 1-chome Sta. and houses offices in the higher floors and a business hotel in the lower floors.  A luxurious high-rise apartment “Izumi Garden Residence” and a fitness gym are also located next to the office tower.

Izumi Garden Residence

 

3.    Tokyo Midtown

Akasaka 9-chome, Minato-ku.   Opened in 2007

Developed by Mitsui Fudosan, this 54-story office building “Midtown Tower” houses a luxurious hotel “The Ritz Carlton Tokyo” in the higher floors. 
Major Japanese companies have their headquarters in the office section of the building.  In addition, 2 luxurious apartment complexes, an art museum, restaurants, shops, a park “Midtown Garden” are placed within the complex and premise.

Tokyo Midtown Residences
The Park Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

 

4.Ark Hills Sengokuyama 

Roppongi 1-chome & Toranomon 5-chome, Minato-ku.   
Opened in 2012


Developed by Mori Building, this 47-story building “Arkhills Sengokuyama Mori Tower” houses the residences “Arkhills Sengokuyama Residence” on the 3rd through 24th floors and offices on the 25th through 47th floors.  This complex created an international area integrating the preexisting metropolitan culture of the Arkhills and Shiroyama Hills.

Ark Hills Sengokuyaka Residence
Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower

 

 

Redevelopments that are currently under constriction or scheduled redevelopments

 
1.    Category 1 Urban Redevelopment Project in eastern Roppongi 3-chome

 

This will be developed by Sumitomo Realty & Development.  
The premise is located next to Roppongi 1-chome Station.  The project will consist of a 40-story office building with 5 floors in the basement, a 27-story residential building with 2 floors in the basement, and a 3-story commercial building with 2 floors in the basement. 
The aim for this development is to create a safe and comfortable station area combined with the neighboring Izumi Garden.  A road that passes through from Roppongi-Dori Street to Roppongi 1-chome Sta. as well as an underground walk path will be organized in order to improve the convenience and accessibility of the area. 
The development commenced in October 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in March 2016. 

 

2.Urban Redevelopment in western Roppongi 5-chome  (Roppongi 5-chome, Minato-ku)

 

This development will be conducted by the Western Roppongi 5-chome Urban Redevelopment Association. (Mori Building is the secretariat.) 
The development spans from the Roppongi Intersection to behind the Roi Building along the Gaien Higashi Dori, and from the western part of Roppongi 5-chome including Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin School to the Roppongi Hills. 
It aims to develop a multi-complex commercial facility containing a large-scale conference hall capable of accommodating international conferences, a hotel, a school, residences, a theater, etc.  It will provide high-standard offices directly connected to the Roppongi Sta. in an environment filled with plenty of trees and greenery.  It will be suitable for companies wishing to establish a hub for Asia. 
They are currently preparing for the development and are in progress of organizing the land within the planned district.

 

Roppongi is located in the Asia Headquarter Special District.  Both governmental bureaus and private corporates are driving the urban developments in order to accommodate more business hubs for the Asian region and research and development hubs.


The area continues to develop; aiming to become an international city where foreigners can live comfortably and foreign corporates can launch business smoothly.  In addition, the area is well prepared for disasters. 

Low-rise, luxury apartment that has rich greenery. It is the first property in Japan to have the LEED authorization, an international environment standard, applied. It has the 24h fitness gym, bilingual concierge services.

JPY 2,500,000/month

High-grade residential complex in Roppongi Hills. Full facilities and ample reception service. Facility includes swimming pool, sauna, beauty salon treatment, sky lounge, medical clinic, pet animal caring, dry-cleaning and etc.

JPY 590,000 - 2,880,000/month

A rental apartment with 2 units per floor nicely located within walking distance of the Omotesando area and the Roppongi area. It is also within walking distance of Aoyama Park, a famous cherry blossom viewing spot. There are many commercial facilities such as Roppongi Hills in the vicinity, and you can enjoy shopping and going out on holidays. The apartment offers 2LDK type units only, which are recommended for families with children, together with various amenities such as delivery locker and bathroom dryer.

JPY 420,000 - 457,000/month

Exterior of Lion's Mansion Nishiazabu City
Sale Property tag

A 9-minute walk from Roppongi Station, this condominium is close to the Nishiazabu intersection. Roppongi Hills, Hiroo, and Minami Aoyama are within living area. Rooms range from 1DK to 2LDK, suitable for singles to families. Although it is a lively area, the rooms are soundproofed with double sashes and equipped with floor heating, bathroom dryers, and other facilities to comfortably support your busy daily life.

JPY 113,900,000

Exterior of THE ROPPONGI TOKYO CLUB RESIDENCE
Sale Property tag

Landmark 39-story tower condominium. Sold by Mitsubishi Jisho Residence Co., Ltd. and Completed by Taisei Corporation. .It provides residents as “Club Member” with high grade hotel-like services. The services are thorough and impressive including front desk services such as reservations of restaurants and any tickets, a valet parking and porter service of putting cars in and out, 24 hours room services, housekeeping services, etc. Public facilities are also provided such as Entrance Lounge and Fitness Gym available 24 hours and free of charge, paid and reserved Guest Suites and Sky Lounge, etc. Dwelling units are from 1R to 3LDK for wide range of dwelling plans from single to family with children supporting the premium living of the big city.

JPY 639,000,000

Exterior of Pias Akasaka
Sale Property tag

PIAS Akasaka was built in March 2019 by Fuji Construction Co. and formerly developed by Morimoto Co. PIAS Akasaka is conveniently located just a 3-minute walk from Akasaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, and is within walking distance of Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas symbolic commercial shopping buidings. Midtown Garden, Hinokicho Park, Akasaka Hikawa Park, etc. are all located nearby, and having a quiet and green environment despite being in the heart of the central Tokyo city. The building is fully equipped with functional facilities. The building is designed with hotel-like interior corridors, and fully equipped with an auto-lock system, intercom with monitor, and security sensors which can enhance the level of security and quality of life.

JPY 182,000,000