Luxury residential area that is liveable for foreign residents: Shirokane-Takanawa area
Shirokane-Takanawa Station is so named because it is at the intersection of Shirokane and Takanawa, two popular luxury neighborhoods in Minato Ward.
Situated on both Tokyo Metro Namboku Line and Toei Mita Line, Shirokane-Takanawa Station is convenient to several major roads, which is why so many buses stop there. Access from here to key business districts and railway hubs, including Tamachi, Shinagawa, Shibuya, Meguro and Roppongi Hills, is remarkably easy.
The area around Shirokane-Takanawa Station is a business district lined with tall office buildings, yet it retains incredible convenience as a living environment. “SHIROKANE AER CITY”, a shopping complex connected directly to the station, is home to “QUEEN’S ISETAN”, a luxury supermarket, as well as restaurants, clinics, pharmacies and more. The area around the complex is dotted with supermarkets of every stripe, including not only more luxury supermarkets but also medium-sized supermarkets such as “PEACOCK STORE” and “Summit” and nearly 10 local supermarkets beloved by locals.
Shirokane Shotengai (shopping street) stretches out from Shinohashi Intersection on Meiji-dori, at the center of Minato Ward. Besides enjoying the latest gourmet sensations in Japanese, French and Spanish styles, you can find necessities such as clinics and dry-cleaning shops. The many friendly, old-timey one-person shops give the street a charming lower-town feel. This is a shopping street woven deeply into the fabric of the community.
Amazingly convenient Shirokane-Takanawa area also has parks for children to play in. Walk a little further to Shirokanedai Station and you’ll find “Institute for Nature Study”, part of the National Museum of Nature and Science. This oasis in the heart of the city is truly soothing to the soul, as you can relax and view countless species of plants and insects amid the turning of the seasons.
Because of the large number of embassies located here, Shirokane-Takanawa area is lavishly served by international schools and hospitals and other facilities that are conversant in English, making the area exceptionally attractive to foreign residents. Are you interested in living in Shirokane-Takanawa area with its plethora of attractions? If you are, don’t fail to check out Properties of the Shirogane&Kakanawa.