Discover the NEWLY opended Azabudai Hills: A MUST visit Tokyo’s Latest Urban Gem
Welcome to Azabudai Hills: Tokyo's Newest Urban Marvel
Tokyo is about to get even more exciting! This November 24th, 2023, the city unveils Azabudai Hills, not just another development project, but a game-changer in urban living. Born from a 30-year journey of transformation, Azabudai Hills is where the heart of Tokyo beats with a new rhythm, mixing the energy of the city with the calm of nature.
Why is it special about Azabudai Hills?
Imagine a place that’s been in the making for over 30 years. That’s Azabudai Hills for you! It stands on a piece of land that’s as unique as it gets in Tokyo, with its rolling hills and valleys. What was once a jumble of old buildings is now a revitalized urban space, all thanks to a massive facelift project. Think of it as a place reborn, with fresh, modern vibes and a sense of community you’ll love. Azabudai Hills isn’t just a spot on the map; it’s a lifestyle. Picture this: a ‘Modern Urban Village’ in the heart of Tokyo, where green spaces hug you, and every corner is a chance to connect. It’s a place that rethinks city life, making it more about you and less about the concrete jungle. Ready for a little sneak-peek? Azabudai Hills packs in everything! Trendy office spaces, a shopping paradise, food markets that’ll make your taste buds dance, a top-notch medical center, artsy and cultural spots, an international school, and homes that are more than just four walls. It’s where you can work, play, learn, and unwind, all in one awesome place. Visitors can also enjoy the recreation, art work, gourmet cuisine and great experiences provided at Azabudai Hills!
Azabudai Hills Unveiled: A Journey Through Tokyo’s Latest Urban Masterpiece
Mori Building’s “Modern Urban Village” concept in Tokyo, launching on November 24, 2023, merges nature and urban living across an 8.1-hectare area, dedicating 24,000 square meters to green spaces within a vast 861,700 square meter ecosystem. This mixed-use development integrates offices, residences, cultural centers, and medical facilities, epitomizing the ‘Hills’ city design to rejuvenate urban life. The Azabudai Hills project, adjacent to Roppongi Hills, Toranomon Hills, and ARK Hills, features three skyscrapers including Japan’s tallest, the Mori JP Tower, and several commercial spaces like the Azabudai Hills Gallery, Keio Clinic, and luxury boutiques. With a total of 150 stores, it aims to serve 20,000 employees, 3,500 residents, and attract 30 million annual visitors, enhancing Tokyo’s appeal with the Janu Tokyo Hotel and Mori Building Digital Art Museum set to open in January 2024.
In this picture, starting from the bottom left is Garden Plaza A, the one behind it is Garden Plaza C, Central Green is in the middle, and the tallest building is Mori JP Tower. the building on the right next to Mori JP Tower is Tower Plaza, and the one in front of Tower Plaza is Residences A. I will introduce what are contained in these areas and some recommendations for you.
1. Central Green
There are three elements on Central Green, Public Art, Janu Tokyo Hotel, and the British School in Tokyo. In the verdant embrace of Central Green at Azabudai Hills, visitors are captivated by inspiring public art, a testament to the fusion of nature and creativity.
Adding to this allure is Janu Tokyo, the world’s first Aman sister brand hotel, offering a sanctuary of luxury with 122 rooms and one of Tokyo’s largest wellness facilities, warmly welcoming guests with its signature hospitality. Janu Tokyo will be opened in February 2024. Complementing this elegance is The British School in Tokyo, renowned for its world-class international curriculum, nurturing young minds in a prestigious educational environment. Together, these landmarks epitomize the blend of art, luxury, and learning at the heart of Azabudai Hills.
2. Garden Plaza A: Cultural and Artistic Haven
The gallery and Art works are displayed here. You can find different types of Artwork, from water and light artwork to Manga, come and check out this place.
- Azabudai Hills Gallery: Be captivated by Olafur Eliasson’s inaugural exhibition, a feast for the senses.
- Shueisha Manga Art Heritage at B1: Delve into the world of manga with the captivating ONE PIECE/Regenesis exhibition.
3. Garden Plaza B: Innovation, Art, and Wellness
Garden Plaza B in Azabudai Hills is a vibrant hub where innovation meets artistry. It’s home to the Tokyo Venture Capital Hub, a dynamic space fostering entrepreneurial spirit and business ingenuity. Additionally, the plaza will soon welcome back the mesmerizing digital art installations of teamLab, known for their captivating, immersive experiences that blend art, technology, and nature. This area also houses a collection of unique stores, each offering distinct experiences and products, from beauty and wellness to stylish home decor, embodying the diverse and creative spirit that Azabudai Hills is celebrated for.
- Tokyo Venture Capital Hub (5F): The epicenter of innovation and business ingenuity.
- MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM EPSON teamLab Borderless: Get an preview of TeamLab’s newest digital art creations. There will be two new pieces of artwork from teamLab added to teamLab Borderless, one is “Bubble Universe” and the other is a “Megalith Crystal Formation”. teamLab Borderless will be reopened in 2024.
- Esthe Pro Labo Azabudai:
In the vibrant Garden Plaza B of Azabudai Hills, Esthe Pro Labo Azabudai emerges as a haven dedicated to your inner beauty. Here, beauty transcends the superficial, delving into wellness from within. The salon boasts a team of expert dietitians and qualified staff, offering personalized guidance and a curated selection of health and beauty products. It’s a sanctuary where visitors embark on a journey of self-discovery and nurturing, aimed at enhancing their inner health and beauty in a setting that harmonizes with the bustling energy of Tokyo’s latest urban marvel.
- Linari/Baobab Collection:
The Baobab Collection store emerges as a haven of luxury and aroma. Inspired by the vibrant African landscapes, this Belgian brand harmoniously blends European creativity and craftsmanship with its array of handcrafted room fragrances. Known for their striking presence both as scents and decorative objects, Baobab’s products, especially their diverse range of diffusers, add a touch of elegance to any interior. With a commitment to quality and a penchant for creating playful, imaginative worlds through their unique fragrances, the Baobab Collection in Azabudai Hills is a destination for those seeking a sensory journey into luxury and creativity.
- Shodai Bio Nature:
Shodai Bio Nature, nestled in Garden Plaza B of Azabudai Hills, is a sweets brand that exemplifies sustainability, aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With a strong philosophy championed by its owner and patissier, the brand is committed to ethical practices, including using fair trade cocoa beans and avoiding genetically modified ingredients and preservatives. Embracing modernity, Shodai Bio Nature has fully digitized its product brochures and guides, showcasing a fusion of quality, sustainability, and technological innovation in the heart of Tokyo.
L’Abeille, a distinguished honey brand established in 1946, brings its exquisite offerings to Azabudai Hills. Renowned for its unique array of honey and honey products sourced from their own apiaries and bee farms across 12 countries, L’Abeille offers more than 80 types of honey in its 19 stores and online. Notably, they have pioneered the world’s first honey patisserie, where original sweets are created solely using the natural sweetness of honey and ingredients, without any added sugar. This innovative approach blends traditional honey-making with modern culinary artistry, making L’Abeille a must-visit destination for those seeking natural sweetness and culinary creativity.
You can actually taste different kinds of honey, and the professional will introduce the differences between them. There’s also a special room where they keep the premium honey which you can taste as well. I have tried the white one, its smells like perfume but there’s no artificial things in the honey, it’s amazing!
4. Garden Plaza C: The Culinary Heart of Azabudai Hills
- Azabudai Hills Market (B1): Set to open at the end of January 2024, this market is a food lover’s paradise, offering a myriad of culinary delights.
5. Residences A: Sophisticated urban living with all the comforts of a modern home.
6. Tower Plaza: Your Everyday Urban Retreat
Discover daily essentials and luxury experiences at the Tower Plaza, featuring a wide array of shops and services including a large bookstore, Famima, Azabudai Clinic, Deportare Club, Balcony by Six, The Lovers Lounge, and Starbucks.
- OGAKI Bookstore: A local bookstore chain offering a wide range of magazines, books, and art pieces.
- Famima: A convenience store from the group of Family Mart which focuses on sustainable practices, using upcycled and eco-friendly materials in its store design. If you buy a special bottle here and bring it with you to get the refilled, you will get a discount, there’s also a corner where you can donate the food and they will bring them to those in need.
- Azabudai Clinic: A comprehensive clinic offering services in internal medicine, dermatology, beauty dermatology, digestive internal medicine, rheumatology, gynecology, regular health checkups, lifestyle-related disease checkups, and complete medical checkups.
- Deportare Club:
Deportare Club at Azabudai Hills is an innovative personal training gym that epitomizes the concepts of “Green & Wellness.” As a new wellness hub, it caters to a diverse clientele, including top athletes and professionals from various fields, delivering personalized health and fitness solutions. With 12 years of experience, Deportare Club is committed to maintaining and enhancing individual health at a high level and contributing to the community. The training area, spanning 673.5 square meters, offers a breathtaking view of Azabudai Hills’ lush Central Green, providing an inspiring backdrop for fitness and wellness activities
7. Mori JP Tower: A Symbol of Urban Excellence
- Offices (52F): State-of-the-art office spaces fostering creativity and collaboration.
- Hill House (33F, 34F): Upscale residences offering panoramic views of Tokyo.
- Keio University Center for Preventive Medicine (5F): A hub of health and wellness, advancing medical research and practices.
How to get to Azabudai Hills
In order to get to Azabudai Hills, there are two train stations that are closest which are Kamiyacho Station (神谷町駅) of the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Roppongi-Itchome Station (六本木一丁目駅) of the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line. It takes less than 10 minutes to get to Azabudai Hills from either station.
*Note: the estimated time from the train stations is calculated to the Mori JP Tower.
|6 minute walk from Kamiyacho Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line). 7 minute walk from Roppongi-Itchome Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)
|Start from November 24, 2023, Shops 11:00〜21:00, Restaurant and Market 11:00〜23:00, Hills House Azabudai 9:00～23:00
I hope you enjoyed this article and get a chance to come to Azabudai Hills, you will enjoy this place!
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