7 Top Coworking Spaces in Tokyo: A Shortlist
Looking for a coworking space in Tokyo?
If you want to work somewhere that's not a cafe, your house, or a hotel, what options do you have when visiting Tokyo?
We cover the top coworking spaces that expats and travelers to Tokyo will want to know about.
Read on for our guide to the top coworking spaces in Tokyo.
Tokyo Chapter ninetytwo13—workspaces and accommodation for extended stays
Tokyo Chapter offers typical coworking features like hot desks, private desks, phone booths, and private office rentals, but it has so much more than that.
First of all, some private offices have private bathrooms, showers, and kitchens. Second, there’s not only a lounge with comfortable furniture and a shared kitchen, but also a gym with weightlifting and boxing facilities.
Their space features private apartments available for rent, with a community of creatives and entrepreneurs building a social atmosphere.
At 340 square feet, the apartments are surprisingly roomy, ideal for those who will be staying in town a while and don’t want to be confined to a hotel.
This isn’t a good choice for drop-ins as it can fill up, but those on extended visits can enjoy private balconies and a rooftop lounge with views of the city.
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Price range: Hot desks for as little as $10/day. Private apartments for as little as $1,000/month.
Hours: 10 AM-7 PM for coworking use.
Address: Akasaka 9-2-13, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
.andwork Shibuya—connect to modern amenities across the country
.andwork is a co working space chain with locations throughout Japan, so if you’re traveling the country on a long business trip, you can sign up for an unlimited monthly plan and take advantage of spaces in Kyoto, Osaka, Okinawa, and other major business hubs.
If you don’t want to make that type of commitment, they offer hourly and daily rates as well.
In addition to modern coworking perks like free beverages and a daily happy hour where you can enjoy unlimited beers, the Shibuya location offers additional services because of its placement in The Millennials hotel, such as shower service and nap rooms.
Members on monthly plans can also bring guests, making this a good spot for team meetings or interviews.
Price range: $7 per hour, $20 per day, with monthly plans ranging from $100-$200 a month.
Hours: 7:00 AM – midnight (some plans include 24/7 access).
Address: 1-20-13 Jinnan 4F, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0041
Regus—so many locations, you’ll never be too far from one
With 66 coworking locations in the Tokyo area alone, Regus connects travelers to a vast network that includes airport lounges, private office spaces, and the world’s largest chain of business lounges.
Coworking desks can be purchased by the day, rented for 5 or 10 unlimited days each month, or reserved on a permanent basis for a monthly fee.
Another helpful feature of Regus is the simplicity of its add-ons for collaboration. Meeting rooms, interview rooms, training rooms, and even boardrooms can be used for less than $8 per hour.
Because there are so many locations, the layout, work spaces' features, price, and availability of different branches will vary. But with so many options available, this is a great choice for frequent travelers who never know where they’ll end up next.
Price range: $25 and up per day, $185 and up per month, depending on location.
Hours: Standard business hours for coworking desks, 24/7 for dedicated desks and office space (varies by location).
Address: Locations in Minato, Roppongi Hills, and other key Tokyo districts.
BLINK Roppongi—massive space to accommodate all types of workers
With five floors, BLINK is a large facility with an international staff, café, and provides a lot of regular social events for members. It’s also pet-friendly, a rarity in Japan.
Several floors feature private offices, fixed desks, and conference rooms that can be accessed 24 hours a day, so team members can operate independently on the same floor and come together at meeting times.
On the first floor is the café lounge, which offers food and beverages along with open desks that can be used by non-members dropping by to get a little work done. With only two locations, one in Roppongi and one in Kioicho, BLINK doesn’t offer the versatility of some larger chains, but its size makes it ideal for teams that need a place to gather while in town.
Price range: As little as $8 for a drop-in visit, $150 for a lounge membership. Meeting rooms $26 per hour.
Hours: 9 AM-6 PM weekdays, with 24/7 access for private offices.
Address: 3-1-6 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0046
CASE Shinjuku—no-frills space in the heart of one of Tokyo’s busiest neighborhoods
Not everyone needs community dinners or free events. If you’re looking to save money and just need a desk and printing facilities, CASE Shinjuku has you covered.
There are two wings, North and South, with the South Wing dedicated to shared-office members who can enjoy 24/7 access.
The North wing is a sprawling space with huge tables and plenty of power outlets. Drop-in users can pay as little as $3.38 for one hour ($13.50 for three-plus hours), with printing at around 6 cents per page. Outside food and drink are allowed, as are phone and Skype calls, so this isn’t the quietest or fanciest choice, but it’s in a convenient location and won’t force you to pay for anything you don’t need.
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One notable difference between CASE and some other coworking spaces is that when you enter, in true Japanese style, you’ll be asked to take your shoes off, so be sure to wear socks!
Price range: $186/month for shared desk, as little as $3.38 for a one-hour drop-in.
Hours: 10 AM-6 PM for North Wing, closed on Sundays.
Address: Sankei Bldg 4F, 1-28-10 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0075
Fabbit Ginza—simple, clean facilities in a prime location
With eight locations in Tokyo as well as branches as far away as Bangkok and Hawaii, Fabbit isn’t the largest or flashiest coworking chain, but it is ideal for those who just want a place to get some work done.
The Ginza location is close to train stations and offers one-day passes, private offices, and conference rooms.
Unlike most coworking spaces that only offer 24-hour availability to those with private offices or reserved desks, Fabbit offers a “Free seats” membership for around $150 a month. This level allows you to use open desks in the coworking space 24 hours a day without having to pay for a private room.
If you do go for a private office, the cost will vary based on the size and number of people allowed inside.
Price range: $13 for a one-day pass.
Hours: 9 AM-6 PM for day pass holders, 24/7 for members.
Address: 1-15-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Tel: +81- 03-5524-3870
Ryozan Park—more than just a coworking space
When it comes to building community among its clientele, this coworking space is second to none.
In addition to coworking, office, and event spaces, there is a communal living facility offering both short and long-stay rooms along with a gym, kitchen, library, soundproof music room, and rooftop garden.
For working parents, there is an affiliated English-language preschool with Montessori Kindergarten.
As for the co working spaces, they inhabit three separate buildings in Sugamo and one in Otsuka. Each has a different feel and different offerings to meet the needs of different kinds of professionals.
Whether you’re a digital nomad, a business traveler, an entrepreneur or creative looking to collaborate, or you're looking for a reliable place to hold meetings, you can select the type of atmosphere to match the way you work.
Price range: Full membership for under $120/month.
Hours: 6 AM-Midnight (only Annex is open until midnight).
Address: RYOZAN PARK Annex 2F, 1−7−6 Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0002
Frequently asked questions
What are some popular coworking spaces in Tokyo for foreigners?
Here's a list of co working space options ideal for foriegners: .andwork Shibuya, Regus, BLINK Roppongi, Tokyo Chapter ninetytwo13, Fabbit Ginza, Ryozan Park, CASE Shinjuku.
What are some popular coworking spaces for Japanese?
Cafe Salvador Business Salon in Kayabacho, Creative Lounge Mov in downtown Shibuya, Basis Point Jimbocho in Jimobocho are some examples of popular coworking spaces in Japan.
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