Filled with various high-end restaurants, bars and night clubs, the Roppongi district is one of the most happening nightspots in Japan. The recent development projects such as the Roppongi Hills and Mid-town added shopping and residential elements to the mix. Making Roppongi an attractive area not only to party-animals but a wider matured audience. This article will showcase some of the best and recommended Serviced Apartments in the Roppongi Area.

Why we recommend staying in Serviced Apartments?

Moving to Tokyo, one of your first concerns is probably regarding a place to live. One of the easiest ways to find one is probably by using a traditional hotel which tends to be often costly. We, therefore, propose the usage of a Serviced Apartments due to its more affordable prices with the other benefits summarized below;

  • Fully equipped with furniture and daily electronic devices.
  • No upfront cost of renting (Most Real Estate Agencies in Japan tend to charge initial costs before moving into an apartment).
  • Often provide concierge services like hotels.
  • Routine housekeeping services.
  • All-inclusive rent (Utility and internet fees are all included in the rent)
  • A Guarantor or a Rental Guarantor is not required.

Overall, Serviced Apartments are a smart and relatively cheaper way to live in Tokyo.

The Characteristics of Roppongi Area

The Roppongi district is one of the most classy and contemporary areas of Tokyo. This is a surprising fact when compared to its past of being a US military base during the Meiji Period. The high-end restaurants and bars attract the cool and sophisticated with often sightings of even Japanese celebrities in the area. The club scene is also very strong as you can find some of the best night clubs in Tokyo here.

Apart from the night scene, Roppongi is also a great tourist destination with sights such as the Roppongi Hills and various art museums.

Roppongi Hills

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Conceived with the idea to provide residences with everything they need at their fingertips, Roppongi Hills is one of Japan`s largest integrated developments. The mega-complex offers workspace, dining facilities, shopping outlets, a cinema and more. If you are here for the first time we would recommend visiting the observatory which allows goers to overlook Tokyo from 270 meters over sea level. If you are lucky you might even get to see Mt. Fuji on the horizon!

Webpage: https://www.roppongihills.com/en/

Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6108, Japan

How to get here?

Directly connected from Roppongi Station (Toei Oedo Line, Hibiya Line)

Roppongi Art Triangle

Photo by Jonas Jacobsson from Unsplash

Photo by Jonas Jacobsson from Unsplash

Roppongi is home to 3 main art museums (Mori Art Museum, The National Art Center Tokyo & Suntory Museum of Art) which forms the Roppongi Art Triangle. All of the art museums are walking distance from one another and you can receive a discount if you show your ticket from one of the other museums. If you only have time for one we highly recommended the National Art Center Tokyo as you are sure to find something to your liking within the constantly changing 12 galleries they have.

Webpage: https://www.nact.jp/english/

Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo 06-8558 Japan

How to get here?

  • A 3-minutes walk from Nogizaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
  • A 7-minutes walk from Roppongi Station (Toei Oedo Line)

Living in Roppongi

For foreigners, Roppongi is a very comfortable location to live as the majority of the restaurants and supermarket staff speaks English. The area also has many Embassies which will be useful when updating your passport or in case of an emergency. Moreover, the number of foreigners living in the area is significantly higher than other districts which also makes it attractive.

Serviced Apartments in Roppongi

Oakwood Premier Mid-Town

Being one of the best brands for Luxury Serviced Apartments, it is not surprising that Oakwood has a property in Roppongi. From the carefully selected furniture to the customer-orientated staff, The Oakwood Premier Mid-Town is truly the pinnacle of luxury.

Being connected directly to Roppongi Station allows swift connectivity to Key locations in Tokyo. The apartment is surrounded by restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and even a shopping area around Roppongi Mid-Town.

Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown 3 bedroom

Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown Studio

Access

  • Directly connected to Roppongi Station (Toei Oedo Line & Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
  • A 3-minute walk from Nogizaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)

Popular Serviced Apartments in Roppongi

Grand Concierge Roppongi

Within a 3-minute walking distance from Roppongi-Itchome Station, the Grand Concierge is a conveniently located Serviced Apartment. The neighbourhood comprises of many cafés and restaurants and residences will be spoilt for choice. The choices are even more endless when considering that Roppongi Midtown and Roppongi Hills is within walking distance. The Grand Concierge is a perfect place to stay for both business and leisure purposes.

Grand Concierge Roppongi Studio 1006

Grand Concierge Roppongi Studio 601

Grand Concierge Roppongi Studio 603

Access

  • A 3-minute walk from Roppongi-Itchome Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)
  • A 4-minute walk from Tameike-Sanno Station (Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line & Ginza Line)
  • An 8-minute walk from Akasaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
  • A 10-minute walk from Roppongi Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line & Toei Oedo Line)

 

Popular Serviced Apartments in Roppongi

Oakwood Residences Roppongi T Cube

Our second Oakwood Property on this list, the Oakwood Residences Roppongi T Cube is yet another exquisite Serviced Apartment in Roppongi. Will all rooms being above the 22nd floor, residences are guaranteed a stunning view of the Tokyo Skyline. The entrance of the building is connected to the Roppongi-Itchome Station which facilitates smooth travelling.

Oakwood Residences Roppongi T-cube Studio

Access

  • Directly connected to Roppongi-Itchome Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)
  • A 10-minute walk from Roppongi Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line & Toei Oedo Line)
  • A 12-minute walk from Kamiyacho Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)

 

Popular Serviced Apartments in Roppongi

Court Annex Roppongi

Not only located 5-minutes away from Roppongi Station, but the Court Annex is also directly opposite the Grand Hyatt. This is important because there is a direct shuttle bus service to the Airport from Grand Hyatt, great for guests that often travel abroad. With the apartment being close to Roppongi Hills, Gourmet and Shopping needs can fulfil with ease. Additionally, Arisugawa-no-miya-Memorial Park is a 14-minute walk away providing a gateway to greenery.

Court Annex Roppongi 1b Standard Room 715 

Court Annex Roppongi 1b 605

Court Annex Roppongi 1b 810

Access

  • A 5-minute walk from Roppongi Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line & Toei Oedo Line).
  • A 15-minute walk from Hiroo Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)

 

GC Tower Roppongi

Built-in 2017, GC Tower Roppongi is one of the newest additions on the list. Being just 3-minutes away from Roppongi-Ichome Station, this Serviced Apartment accommodates up to 2 people. The room is 30sqm in size and equipped with a double size bed and a sofa for two. The apartment is surrounded by various restaurants and cafes which means you will never go hungry in the area.

GC Tower Roppongi Studio – Corner Executive B

GC Tower Roppongi Studio – Executive A

Access 

  • A 3-minutes walk from Roppongi-Ichome Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)
  • A 4-minutes walk from Tameike-Sannō Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line & Ginza Line)
  • An 8-minutes walk from Akasaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
  • A 10-minutes walk from Roppongi Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)

The process of applying and moving into a Serviced Apartment in Japan

The Roppongi area is a charming and exciting area to live in and there are many recommended Serviced Apartments in the area. Lastly, we will share with you the application and moving-in process to a Serviced Apartment in Tokyo. The platform that we want to introduce is the MetroResidences Serviced Apartment website.

Checking for room availability

Firstly, find a serviced apartment to your liking on the website by using the provided area and pricing filters. Once you found your dream home, you will need to check the availability.

This can be done by clicking Book Now at the bottom of the page and select the duration of your stay. However, the availability of some of the bookings cannot be check. Instead, you can fill in the enquiry form, email us at booking.jp@metroresidences.com or call us at 03-4405-522. Our sales staff will get back to you at the fastest available timing.

Booking Procedures

Once you found an available room that meets your needs and schedule, you are ready to make your reservation! A Personal Photo identification document such as a passport or driving licenses will need to be submitted. For corporate bookings kindly also attach your corporate registry. We will verify the documents and if all goes well, we will send you the invoice with the full breakdown.

Payment

The initial payment with Metroresidences will include the following;

  • A security deposit
  • A down payment for one months’ worth of rent
  • The cleaning expenses for when you leave the apartment.

Contract

After an internal background check has been conducted by Metroresidences, we will send you a digital and physical contract. It will then need to be signed and returned back to us. Once that has been done you are ready to move into your new serviced apartment!

Moving in

Once payment and the contract had been confirmed our front office team will inform you of the check-in procedures.

Summary

Roppongi offers various types of serviced apartments. By using the MetroResidences Webpage, allow our team to assist you in finding your home away from home. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to learn more about Metroresidences.

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