The Top Coworking Spaces in Tokyo

Workspace | © Olu Eletu/Unsplash
Workspace | © Olu Eletu/Unsplash
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Tokyo Writer7 April 2017

As more and more people opt out of the traditional corporate office environment, coworking has been picking up speed in Tokyo. Whether you’re looking for a bustling friendly workspace or a serious high-end hangout, these top coworking spaces in Tokyo have got just the thing.

Ginza Hub

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Ginza Hub, Tokyo
Ginza Hub, Tokyo | Courtesy of Ginza Hub
Entrepreneur and start-up focused Ginza Hub prides itself on being the only all English coworking environment in Tokyo. Just walk in and pay for what you use, no sign ups or entry fees required. Monthly no contract memberships offer additional benefits, like free use of the meeting rooms. Open 24 hours for members.

500 yen/hour | 2,000 yen/day | 25,000/monthly

iiOffice

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This coworking space in Ueno comes complete with a bar and hosts regular networking events. iiOffice‘s private office spaces are great for the serious worker, while the open concept lounge offers another type of work environment. Japanese ability recommended. Open 10 AM to 6 PM daily.

500 yen/2 hours | 2,000 yen/1 day (defined as anything more than 2 hours) | from 20,000 yen/monthly

The Terminal

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The Terminal is located right in the fashion forward Harajuku neighborhood. The rooftop lounge is also rentable, great for special functions for small businesses. Their plans range widely from 325 yen an hour (no exiting the premises allowed) to 2,160 for non-members for a whole day and permission to come in and out. Japanese ability recommended. Open 11 AM to 11 PM daily.

325 yen/hour | 1,295-2,160 yen/members/non-members all day | 2,160 yen/ one time membership fee

Co-Edo

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Co-Edo Coworking Space has an international vibe with members from all walks of life. Their fees are extremely reasonable and as a result attract a lot of students looking to squeeze in late night study sessions. English friendly. Open from 10 AM to 9 PM daily and 6 PM weekends (24 hours for premium plan members).

1,000 yen/day for drop ins | 9,720/monthly standard plan

Creative Lounge MOV

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Creative Lounge MOV is a luxury coworking space located in Shibuya in the Hikarie building. Their showcase room, aiiima, is available for rent and makes it easy to show off your product, service or event on a real 3D platform. English friendly. Easy to book a meeting room online but full time member hopefuls have to go through an interview and screening process.

648 yen/one time card fee for all users | 864 yen/hour (non-member) | 20,000-130,000 yen/monthly

Copernica / How High the Moon

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Copernica is especially unique. It does double duty as a wine bar called How High The Moon after 6:30 PM. The owner was inspired to make use of the large space when his bar wasn’t operating during the daytime. Serves hot and cold drinks. Open 11 AM to 5:30 PM weekdays, closed weekends and public holidays.

3,000 yen/hour | 1,000 yen/day

Portal (PoRTAL)

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Portal in Shibuya is stylish but cozy, perfect for the creative. They have a large open concept kitchen in the lounge for preparing snacks and coffee, and events are often held there. Outdoor work spaces are available. Japanese ability recommended. Open 10 AM to 8 PM daily, 6 PM to 10 PM weekends and holidays. Trial passes available.

From 8,000 yen (nights and weekends) to 85,000 yen (corporate) monthly

PAX Coworking

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PAX, Tokyo's original coworking space
PAX, Tokyo's original coworking space | © Yutaka Fujiki/Flickr
Find PAX in Kyodo, west of Meguro. Opened in 2010, it was Tokyo’s first coworking space. They aim to create a fun, communal work space where you can relax and have fun while you work. English friendly. Open 10 AM to 9 PM daily (24 hours access for full members). One free trial day, book in advance.

6,000 yen/month once a week use | 21,000 yen/month full membership