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Top 3 most prestigious residential areas in Tokyo

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Friday, February 24, 2017 at 01:04

Where are the prestigious residential areas in Tokyo

Gorgeous house in Japan
Gorgeous house in Japan
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There are several classes of place to live.
For example, Asakusa is, 祭り(festival)-minded traditional town, while Roppongi is famous for being a nest for new riches.
The cost of living in Roppongi is so expensive, however Roppongi is not usually considered to be a high-class residential area.
Why? That's because roppongi does not have long history as high-class residential area and too many new rich people live in there.
Roppongi hills apartment is famous as the symbol of success for young entrepreneurs but real rich people lives in other prestigious areas where have long history as rich people's place.

In this article, I would like to introduce you 5 most prestigious high-class residential areas in Tokyo.

No.3 Denen chofu / 田園調布

Den-en-chōfu was built based on the "Garden City" idea originally developed by the British city planner Ebenezer Howard.[1] It is one of the most famous and top-class residential towns where many executives have their dwellings.[citation needed] Being 10 km away from the center of Tokyo, the area contains natural parks. The area has its own regulations for construction[citation needed] in order to preserve the town feel to the area. The residences are fairly big compared to normal housing in other areas in Japan, and the district is often compared to Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, U.S.A.[citation needed]

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Den-en-chofu station
Den-en-chōfu was planned as a garden suburb of Tokyo. In the early 1900s, financier Eiichi Shibusawa bought, named and developed the area by emulating the garden suburbs that were growing in metropolitan areas around the world, particularly those in Greater London.[2]

Although the area was developing at an adequate pace, it was the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923 that guaranteed his success. Central Tokyo was leveled in the earthquake, but Den-en-chōfu was virtually untouched;[citation needed] in the aftermath, the exodus of people from the central city to the less crowded, cleaner suburbs ensured that the Den-en-chōfu would prosper.
Source: Wikipedia
A luxury house at Denen Chofu
A luxury house at Denen Chofu
"An entrance" to Denen Chofu
"An entrance" to Denen Chofu
Denen Chofu
Denen Chofu
Denen Chofu road
Denen Chofu road
The bird view of Denen Chofu
The bird view of Denen Chofu

No.2 Motoazabu / 元麻布

Moto-Azabu (元麻布?) is a district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The district is home to Azabu High School, a prestigious school many of whose alumni enters the University of Tokyo. The district is also home to Zenpuku-ji, a Jōdo Shinshū temple also known as Azabu-san (麻布山?).

Motoazabu borders Nishi-Azabu on the west, Minami-Azabu on the south, Azabu-Jūban on the east, and Roppongi on the north.
Source: Wikipedia
If you visit Motoazabu, you will notice that it is such a calm city.
This place is purely designed for residential areas and there are also rigid restrictions of house construction to maintain is beauty as one of the most prestigious residential areas.
Motoazabu luxury apartment
Motoazabu luxury apartment
Motoazabu luxury apartment 2
Motoazabu luxury apartment 2
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Motoazabu
Motoazabu
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No.1 Shoto / 松濤

Gorgeous house at Shoto area
Gorgeous house at Shoto area
Gorgeous house at shoto area 2
Gorgeous house at shoto area 2
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Shoto city
Shoto city
Calm street at Shoto
Calm street at Shoto
Shoto street
Shoto street
Shōtō (松濤?) is an upscale residential district of Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Located on the southwestern part of Shibuya, this district borders Kamiyamachō on the north, Udagawachō on the east, Dōgenzaka on the southeast, Shinsenchō and Maruyamachō on the south, and Komaba on the east.

Museums located in this district include Shoto Museum of Art, Toguri Museum of Art, and Bunkamura.

The Embassy of Djibouti is located in Shōtō.

Coordinates: 35°39′35″N 139°41′37″E

Source: Wikipedia
Shoto is not as famous as Denen chofu or Motoazabu or other famous residential areas such as shirogane.
However Shoto is undoubtedly the most prestigious residential area in Tokyo.

The name Shoto was named after "Shotoen" (松濤園) which was well-known tea farm.
However, at the end of 19th century, Shizuoka became more famous than Shotoen. Therefore Shotoen was abandoned on 1904 and turned to be a fruit farm and also a residential area.

Due to its relatively calm location and atmosphere, shoto successfully became the most prestigious area in Tokyo.
If you try to find our a house to buy here, it is hard to find a house which cost less than 1 million USD.

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