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MINATO-KU

ROPPONGI

The area around Roppongi station is considered to be Tokyo’s nighltife capital and is bustling with foreigners and young Japanese after dark. There is unlimited availability of restaurants and bars and the popular Roppongi Hills complex is conveniently located just a short walk from Roppongi station. A popular meeting place at Roppongi crossing is “Almond”.

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HIROO

The Hiroo station area (located in Minami-Azabu) is otherwise known as “expat central”, with a very high percentage of foreign residents. This area has a vast number of facilities available to foreigners, including embassies and consulates, international preschools and kindergartens, international supermarkets and parks. Arisugawa park is a very popular place to visit for those with small children.
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AZABU JUUBAN

Azabu Juuban’s main street is one of the few treasured places in the center of Tokyo that still has a traditional “Japanese” feel to it. Many of the stores have been there for hundreds of years and you will often find long lines of people that have come from afar to experience its delicacies. Conveniently located within walking distance to Hiroo and Roppongi Hills.

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SHIBUYA-KU

YOYOGI UEHARA/YOYOGI KOEN

These areas are most popular for those with children attending the American School in Japan (ASIJ) due to the shorter bus ride than from other areas. Larger western style housing is easier to come by and most of the areas are quiet and relaxed, giving a suburban feel. Yoyogi Park is located nearby and events often take place here on the weekends.

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SHOTO

Shoto is a rather small and exclusive area located not far from Shibuya station. While the Shibuya station area is bustling with activity day and night, Shoto is located in a peaceful residential area just a stone’s throw away from all the action. Convenient access to deparment stores and shopping, as well as many different train and subway lines makes this area a popular choice for expat living.

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OMOTESANDO

Located just a short walk from Harajuku station, Omotesando is known as the “Champs-Elysees” of Tokyo. A beautiful tree lined avenue with plenty of upscale boutiques and restaurants and cafes. People from all over Japan come to visit and it is particularly busy with shoppers on weekends. A great environment convenient to many areas of Tokyo, however housing options are rather limited here.

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MEGURO-KU

JIYUGAOKA

Jiyugaoka is a fashionable town nested within an affluent residential area and is most noted for it’s many home ware stores and boutiques. The narrow streets, quaint and unique shops and village-like atmosphere of Jiyugaoka are popular with those wanting to be in a convenient location to both Shibuya and Yokohama.

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NAKAMEGURO

Nakameguro is a trendy but peaceful downtown area popular with music, fashion and art lovers. The area has a quiet and traditional feel, making it difficult to believe that you are just a hop away from bustling areas such as Shibuya. Narrow 3 story structures are common in this area, as well as other interesting styles of housing including “designer’s mansions”.
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MEGURO/GOTANDA
These areas are popular with the more established foreign community and those wanting to get a real taste for life in Japan. Conveniently located on the JR Yamanote loop line, the areas are quiet on the weekends and have a residential feel to them. A large variety of housing is available for much less than in some other traditional expat areas.

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SHINAGAWA-KU

MEGURO/GOTANDA

meguroThese areas are popular with the more established foreign community and those wanting to get a real taste for life in Japan. Conveniently located on the JR Yamanote loop line, the areas are quiet on the weekends and have a residential feel to them. A large variety of housing is available for much less than in some other traditional expat areas.

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SHINJUKU-KU

SHINJUKU

Shinjuku is the busiest station in all of Japan with some 7 million people passing through it each day. The area constantly has a crowded feel to it with an abundance of office buildings, department stores and hotels. Housing is generally not available in the heart of the distrcit and as such most people choose to live in areas allowing a convenient commute such as Yoyogi Uehara and Roppongi.

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CHIYODA-KU

IIDABASHI / ICHIGAYA

Chiyoda-ku is home to the Imperial Palace, tucked away and hidden by high walls and moats. These areas tend to be favorites with the European community, especially the French, due to the close proximity to the French school. Shopkeepers generally will not speak any English and so getting by can be a little more difficult than in other areas. Availability of housing is somewhat limited, however with the right timing, large expat style apartments can be found.

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CHUO-KU

GINZA
Ginza has been popular with middle-aged Japanese women for decades and is one of the most exclusive and expensive shopping areas in Japan. Aside from shopping, there are many restaurants and hostess bars and you can also experience Kabuki at the beautiful Kabuki-za Theatre. Availability of housing in this area is limited due to the expensive price of land.

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TSUKIJI

Home to Asia’s largest fish market handling over 2,000 tons of marine products per day, this is a must visit area for tourists. Recently the availability of newer Japanese style housing is on the increase, however availability of larger western style housing is scarce.
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SETAGAYA-KU

FUTAKO-TAMAGAWA / YOGA
A popular choice for families with children attending St. Mary’s (boys school) and Seisen (girls school). Also a great area for those wanting to escape the city, but still have convenient access to central areas such as Shibuya. The neighbouhoods are pleasant and peaceful and abundant with greenery and larger western style housing is readily available.

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OTA-KU

DENENCHOFU
Parks and leisure facilities abound and the Tama river is a popular place for barbecues and picincs in the summertime. A popular choice for living with those with children at the German school. A range of properties, including detached houses with gardens, and luxury apartments are available.

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