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. 

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 460,000 - 1,820,000/month

It is located inside of Tokyo Midtown and is directly operated by a 5-star hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel. This is a luxurious residence that offers prime hospitality.

JPY 660,000 - 2,600,000/month

This property situated in a natural green setting offers international style, high-class residences, hotel conveniences and has necessary conveniences located nearby.

JPY 320,000 - 1,950,000/month

Exterior of Open Residencia Omotesando est
Sale Property tag

5 story low-rise condominium apartment with 58 dwelling units located in the quiet high class residential area in Nish-Azabu, Minato-ku. White tile covered outside design gives us calm and relaxing impression and the entrance approach with side plantings is impressive. The area is behind Nezu Museum from Omotesando direction, and it is also within walking distance from Roppongi, Hiroo, and Nogizaka. Available for 4 stations with 5 lines and good access to a number of areas with trendy shops and nice restaurants.

JPY 119,900,000

Exterior of Parkhouse Roppongi
Sale Property tag

Park House Roppongi was built in November 1996 by Toda Corporation and formerly sold by Mitsubishi Estate Co. Located in the historic Azabu Mikawadai area, it is a step away from the hustle and bustle of Roppongi and offers a quiet living environment with lush greenery such as Hinokicho Park and Hikawa Shrine. The site area is over 4,200 square meters and is located on a spacious hill. Located in the heart of Minato Ward, 7-minute walk from Roppongi and Tameike-Sanno Stations and 5-minute walk from Roppongi-1-chome Station, the property offers convenient access to popular areas in the city centre, including Tokyo Midtown, Akasaka, Hiroo and Aoyama areas. The common areas of the building underwent large-scale repair work in 2016 and the condominium has a good management system with 24-hour manned management.

JPY 189,800,000

Exterior of The Parkhouse Azabu-gaiennishi-dori
Sale Property tag

9-min walk from Nogizaka Station and within walking distance of Omotesando Station and Roppongi Station. Located in a quiet residential area facing Gaien Nisi-dori Avenue is one of “The Park House” branded luxury condominium apartments sold by Mitsubishi Estate Residence Co. Ltd. There are supermarkets and convenience stores nearby, and Roppongi Hills, Omotesando Hills and Tokyo Midtown are also within walking distance. The apartment features the modern and refined appearance design and a luxury hotel-like interior arrangements such as the natural stone-walled entrance with a carriage porch, a lounge space with a view of the patio that is filled with natural light, and the shared spaces along an indoor hallway. It offers a wide range of unit plans from 1LDK to 3LDK to cover single to family residents together with a full range of the latest functional equipment such as dishwasher, bathroom with dryer/mist-sauna function, floor heating. Solid security includes auto-locking entrance door, security cameras, and daytime manned management.

JPY 180,000,000