Home to a vibrant business scene and known as an epicenter of culture in East Asia and the South Pacific, Tokyo is bursting with opportunity. International companies have headquarters here—taking advantage of the city’s strategic location—and local innovation is ongoing in industries like manufacturing, finance, publishing, and the arts.
When international businesses consider expanding operations to Japan, about 75 percent choose Tokyo, drawn by its strategic location and access to investors. According to Japan Venture Research, local banks and venture capitalists are investing billions of dollars in innovative entrepreneurs—and there’s plenty of opportunity for further growth.
Yet, between Fortune 500 companies, Michelin-rated restaurants, beautiful cherry-blossom gardens, teahouses, and Kabuki theaters, it isn’t easy finding space in Tokyo. This is where coworking spaces—more commonly known in Japan as “share offices”—help in providing flexible and agile workspace solutions.
Home to CEOs, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and creative thinkers, our coworking spaces in Tokyo support a vibrant community of professionals. Here are 10 of our favorite shared office spaces.
Boasting famed restaurants and a buzzing expat community, the Akasaka business district is a lively location for building relationships—and WeWork Nogizaka helps foster that connection further.
Soaring, light-filled lounges make a striking first impression while art-filled conference rooms and modern private offices are an ideal backdrop for pitching investors and forging new partnerships. After work, the entertaining continues in Akasaka: Try Kikunoi for the famed Kyoto dish, head to Gen Yamamoto for its selection of cocktails, and treat your guests to accommodations at one of the area’s many upscale hotels.
Tokyo Square Garden
At the center of a longstanding commercial district that’s brimming with activity, WeWork Tokyo Square Garden is a draw for finding and keeping new talent. Here your team will stay energized and inspired—there’s greenery draped throughout the complex, a slate of lively restaurants downstairs, and an abundance of art galleries and studios in the surrounding streets.
A childcare center in the building makes this a thoughtful landing spot for teams with young families. Plus, direct access to Kyōbashi Metro Station adds to the convenience. If you’re looking for fresh inspiration in a central location, this amenity-rich coworking location (with outdoor spaces and an arcade) is just the ticket.
Shiroyama Trust Tower
At this prime location, you can surround your team with international embassies and the headquarters of local giants, including Sony, Fujitsu, Toshiba, and Mitsubishi. Your team is certain to perform at the center of such potential, and WeWork Shiroyama Trust Tower is a gateway to success for startups and enterprise companies alike.
Guests, too, will be impressed by this 37-story building with skyscraper views, as well as the selection of museums, gardens, galleries, and restaurants nearby. Plus, Hotel Okura—just a five-minute walk away—is an ideal solution when welcoming visitors from out of town.
If you’re doing business in the retail sector, you’re sure to appreciate the bustling shopping district that surrounds WeWork Ginza Six. An abundance of lunch options, including steakhouses, ramen restaurants, and izakayas, makes it a seamless transition from work to play, while the area’s eponymous shopping mall provides a touch of retail therapy.
An outdoor terrace and lush indoor greenery make this shared workspace a refreshing, tranquil place to put down roots. Plus, access to the building through a luxury shopping mall makes for a happy (tempting) commute.
Metropolitan Plaza Building
Located in the culture-rich Toshima ward, WeWork Metropolitan Plaza Building is just steps away from the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater and the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space. Even better, this location is just a two-minute walk from the transit hub at Ikebukuro Station.
Though the performing-arts culture in Toshima is difficult to beat, the area is a draw for its lush green spaces, competitive futsal courts, well-known ramen restaurants, and leading universities—ideal for bringing and keeping fresh talent.
If socializing with coworkers is imperative to your team and its culture, WeWork Jimbōchō puts you right in the action. With the Craft Beer Market directly next door, and a handful of Japanese, Chinese, and Indian restaurants lining the surrounding streets, this neighborhood is a team-building paradise.
It’s not all festivities, however; the neighborhood boasts bookstores alongside bars, and easy access to Jimbōchō Station streamlines your commute.
Ark Hills South
WeWork Ark Hills South offers two floors of ultra-modern workspace in the Roppongi area. Because this building is used primarily as office space, setting up here puts your team in good company. Plus, close proximity to Roppongi Sakaue Children’s Playground makes it a convenient location for teams with families.
There’s fun to be had here, too. Fashion boutiques, nightclubs, well-known museums, and a popular observation deck turn Roppongi into a lively neighborhood once the workday is done.
If you’re looking to expand into Japan from overseas, consider WeWork Shinjuku Minamiguchi as an ideal base for your growing team. Many of the restaurants and shops in the lively Shinjuku area welcome visitors and offer English menus, and the office space itself is home to a vibrant community of potential connections.
In Shinjuku, there’s activity around the clock. The enthusiasm of the district, the creative decor of our WeWork common areas, and the private offices we have available will inspire you to succeed in this city—and beyond.
WeWork Tokyu Yotsuya is in the centrally located Chiyoda ward, a tranquil, quieter pocket of the city that’s ideal for heads-down productivity. Quaint galleries and cozy cafés make for inspiring lunch breaks. And after work, commuting is simple with easy access to Yotsuya Station.
Shibuya is known for its influence in fashion and entertainment, so if you work in those sectors, WeWork Iceberg is for you. A stylish, expansive space filled with natural light and custom art, this workspace is an inspiring location to spend your workday.
Collaboration happens naturally in our dedicated brainstorming room (you can even write on the walls!), and an onsite events space is perfect for showcasing your work and meeting other creatives.
Growing from a few to a few hundred employees takes strategy and the right space.