Meguro Area: The Serene Ambience of a Plush Residential Neighborhood
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In the Edo era (1603–1868), feudal lords called daimyo built their villas in Meguro area. In the Meiji era that followed (1868–1912) and thereafter, Meguro continued to be known as a district of luxurious residences. That rarefied atmosphere of grace and high social standing prevails in Meguro today. The area is also remarkably convenient, served by JR Yamanote Line, Tokyu Meguro Line, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line and Toei Mita Line. This ease of access also reinforces Meguro’s popularity as a residential quarter.
Not far from Meguro Station is Hanabusayama, one of Jonangozan, the “five great mountains of Jonan” and the center of a well-heeled residential area. Despite its proximity to the station, this area has long been popular with aspirational home-seekers as a convenient yet quiet, exclusive neighborhood. Today numerous embassies contribute to the area’s upscale bearing.
A stroll around the environs of Meguro Station soon brings you to the Institute for Nature Study. Part of the National Museum of Nature and Science, the Institute forms a precious forest belt of lush natural beauty in the heart of Tokyo, a true urban oasis. This 20-hectare nature park is blessed with ponds and streams. The Institute seems to change faces every few steps.
On the west side of Meguro Station, located along the Meguro River is Hotel Gajoen Tokyo. Famed as Japan’s first full-service wedding hall, this hotel features a unique collection of brilliant Japanese paintings and relief-embossed carvings, which visitors can admire to their hearts’ delight. This unforgettable spot brings joy to foreign tourists every year.
In recent years, development around Meguro Station has brought the arrival of two major, mixed-use complexes, urban “twin tower” residences of 40 and 38 stories respectively. Further redevelopment projects are also on the drawing board, promising continuing improvement in the residential environment.
Historic. Serene. Dynamic. If Meguro area catches your attention, please take a moment to view our Meguro/Nakameguro property listings.
Please note that there may not be any available units for sale in the listed properties on this article.