All of our Social Apartments located on the JR Yamanote Line
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With 36 different Social Apartment located within Tokyo itself (as for June 2017), our most requested train line is always the Yamanote Line. The Yamanote Line (山手線, Yamanote-sen) is Tokyo’s most important train line. It is a circular line which connects Tokyo’s major city centers. A trip around the whole circle takes approximately one hour. There are 29 stations on the Yamanote Line, only 2 of which (Shin-Okubo and Mejiro) do not connect to other lines.
You’ll find below a list of all of our Social Apartment directly located on the Yamanote Line:
SOCIAL APARTMENT HARAJUKU
Renowned throughout the world, Harajuku is well-known as a driving force of Japanese fashion, art, and youth culture. This immensely popular neighborhood is home to boutiques, cafes, bistros, and all the other hallmarks one would expect to see in one of the most fashionable districts of a world metropolis. In a quiet residential pocket of this coveted area, only 6 minutes walk from Harajuku station, this property is a befittingly unique designer building created from the ground up as a social space for residents. With a blend of reinforced concrete (a staple of designer Japanese housing) and warm and inviting wooden elements, Social Apartment Harajuku is the perfect balance of livability and designer sensibilities.
As a uniquely social space, the lounge is a place where different languages, dialects, and philosophies come together to intermingle and create new experiences. This design philosophy is felt in the chalkboard wall provided for free communication between residents, and the bookshelves adorning the wall with texts from across Japan and the world. Even the dining table has been meticulously designed with engraved wording to emphasize the power of the many individual stories that will meet in this lounge.
# of rooms： 32 rooms
Access： 6-min walk from Harajuku station (Yamanote Line) / 5-min walk from Kita-sando station (Fukutoshin Line)
Rent： ¥113,000 〜 ¥129,000 （Average rent： ¥118,000）
SOCIAL APARTMENT EBISU
Well-known as one of the classiest, most luxurious neighborhoods of Tokyo, Ebisu is widely regarded among Tokyo natives as a highly desirable place to live. With an abundance of restaurants (both quaint local eateries and luxurious high-end experiences), and many excellent bars and Izakaya, Ebisu is an excellent place to experience the best in Tokyo’s culinary offerings. In addition, quick access to the rest of the city on the JR Yamanote line, as well as into the central areas of Roppongi, Toranomon, and Ginza on the metro Hibiya line means that the rest of Tokyo is also at your fingertips.
The designer feel of Social Apartment Ebisu has been uniquely enhanced by a recent renewal as recently as 2014. With unique stylish elements, the lounge serves as a great place for residents to come together, swap stories, share a meal, and enjoy all the benefits of the real world social networking that Social Apartment strives to foster. With a stylish semi-industrial backdrop, gather around the big-screen television to catch up on the latest TV drama, or make use of the provided large screen projector for a movie-night at home.
# of rooms： 36 rooms
Access： 12-min walk from Ebisu station / 15-minute walk from Meguro station (Yamanote Line)
Rent： ¥79,000 〜 ¥138,000 （Average rent： ¥97,000）
WORLD NEIGHBORS GOKOKUJI
Our largest property is also one of our easiest for foreign tenants to enjoy. With short-term stays starting from 3 months, this is a great option for short-term students experiencing Japan for the first-time, or travelers who will be in Tokyo for only a limited amount of time. With great discounts for international tenants, we are proud to have residents from all over the world as part of thriving Gokokuji community.
This property features an on-site cafe/restaurant “WORLD NEIGHBORS CAFE”. Each resident at World Neighbors Gokokuji automatically gets 15,000yen worth of Cafe points included in their rent each month. Perfect for those who don’t like to cook or just don’t have time.
In addition to the large kitchen and lounge, this property also includes a stylish bar-lounge with a free 24 hour billiard table where you can invite your friends over to have a casual meeting or throw a nice party. You will also find a fitness studio, theater room, a large working space equipped with a copy machine and a rooftop terrace with an amazing view of the Bunkyo area.
# of rooms： 180 rooms
Access： 5-min walk from Shin-Otsuka station (Marunouchi Line) / 6-min walk from Gokokuji station (Yurakucho Line) / 15-min walk from Otsuka station (Yamanote Line)
Rent： ¥73,000 〜 ¥93,000 （Average rent： ¥88,000）
This Social Apartment is located in a quiet corner of one of Tokyo’s most coveted residential areas. Known in some circles as the “Beverly Hills of Tokyo,” the area is well-liked for its quick and easy access throughout the city, and quickly conjures and image of old money luxury. In defiance of this image, TENTMENT Takanawa is an inner city tribute to the great outdoors, with uniquely prepared common spaces all designed around the theme of outdoor living and experiencing nature.
The main lounge is outfitted with furniture and fixtures reminiscent of a base-camp or an explorers’ lodge, with rustic designs, hammock chairs, and use of a large chalkboard wall for communication between residents. That’s not to say that there is a lack of amenities though! A big-screen TV with game systems along with a large comfy couch await you, as well as a working area with a computer for residents to use.
# of rooms： 50 rooms
Access： 5-min walk from Shirokane-Takanawa” station (Mita Line & Namboku Line) / 20-minute walk from Shinagawa station (Yamanote Line & more)
Rent： ¥73,000 〜 ¥128,000 （Average rent： ¥80,000）
Shinjuku is known throughout Tokyo as a neighborhood with the distinct feel of the big city. With the skyscraper district boasting big business, the multiple fashion brands of 3-chome, and the sprawling entertainment districts of Kabukicho and Golden Gai, there is no shortage of excitement or engagement in this bustling hub of urban activity.
An artistic architectural endeavor by famed Japanese architect, Yoji Watanabe, the building is well known as “The Battleship Building” in Tokyo’s architectural circles. Renowned for his provocative designs Watanabe created the GUNKAN drawing inspiration from his time in the Japanese naval forces, and it’s shape maintains many elements of an actual battleship. Since it’s initial construction, the building has seen many uses, but it’s most recent renovation has included a great communal residence on the upper floors. We’re proud to be a part of the continued legacy of such a historic building, and are sure the unique aspects of its construction will lead to many intriguing encounters for residents.
# of rooms： 47 rooms
Access： 1-min walk from Higashi-shinjuku station (Fukutoshin Line & Oedo Line) / 10-min walk from Shinjuku station and Shin-okubo station (Yamanote Line & more)
Rent： ¥75,000 〜 ¥110,000 （Average rent： ¥85,000）
CLUB COPORA IKEBUKURO
With hefty discounts for international tenants, Club Copora Ikebukuro consistently has plenty of tenants from all sorts of interesting places, including America, Europe, and all over Asia. With fully furnished rooms, each equipped with their own private bath and shower, this is a great place to find the perfect balance of personal privacy and social interactions. One of our smaller properties, at only 18 rooms, Club Copora is a great place to make lasting, deep connections in a friendly, family-like atmosphere. Come see what is on offer in this world-wide community in the heart of one of Tokyo’s most thriving areas.
# of rooms： 18 rooms
Access： 13-min walk from Ikebukuro station (Yamanote Line)
Rent： ¥77,000 〜 ¥92,000 （Average rent： ¥80,000）
See below for the list of all the availability of those property: