Are you one of those people who is thinking about living in Japan for job or study? When listing popular places to live for foreigners, Tokyo always comes first, especially in Minato, Chiyoda and Chuo wards. Akasaka and Roppongi in Minato ward are most famous districts for foreign residents. Here’s the reason why Roppongi is a foreigner-friendly place.
Public transportation is something you will be definitely using when living in Tokyo. Roppongi has two stations, Roppongi and Roppongi-Ichome. Tokyo Metro Hibiya line and Toei Oedo Line both run through Roppongi station, and Roppongi-Ichome station is served by Tokyo Metro Namboku line. Roppongi has a great access to major areas in Tokyo. It takes only 9 minutes to Shinjuku, a large business district and also to Ginza, a well-known shopping area with hundreds of restaurants. Tokyo station is also only 10 minutes away.
Roppongi is one of the districts in Minato ward. Many international corporations are established in the area, and a number of embassies are gathered in Azabu and Hiroo. You can find some of the Japan’s most luxurious residential real estate in these areas. Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown complexes are near Roppongi station. They offer both high-end and reasonable retail shops, restaurants, hotel, cinema, hospital and offices. Hundreds of restaurants and foreigner-friendly bars and clubs are packed into several blocks around the station. You can eat various food from all over the world, including Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Thai meals. Roppongi also has a lot of museums, and National Art Center is one of them. The city appears as an international business center during the day and transforms into an entertainment spot at night.
Average rent in Roppongi
Surrounded by upper-end residential areas, embassies and international corporations, Roppongi is one of the most expensive places to rent a room. The price varies depending on the age, accessibility and facility of the building, but the below is an average rent based on the layout and space of a room.
Studio: 120000 to 140000 yen
1 bedroom: 140000 to 250000 yen
2 bedrooms: 250000 to 450000 yen
3 bedrooms: 740000 to 800000 yen
Roppongi is a sophisticated district where many expats, corporate executives and celebrities live. Given the nature of the area, everything is quite expensive in Roppongi. However, the city offers all you need. Overall, it’s a very convenient place to work, have fun, and live.