Asakusa Tower to go ahead despite opposition from Sensoji Temple

Asakusa Tower

Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple lost their court case against the development of high-rise apartment building under construction less than 400 meters away from the temple. The temple argued that the development went against city plans to limit residential buildings to 5 stories. No reason was given for the ruling against their case.

Asakusa Tower will be 37 stories with 693 apartments. Prices range from 33.78~84.38 million JPY and apartments are sized from 45.27~85.32 sqm (487~920 sqft). Sales started in June, 2010, and construction is expected to be complete by February, 2012.

The units are quite small, with 2-bedrooms starting from 54 sqm and 3-bedrooms starting from 64 sqm.

Sources:
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, October 15, 2010
Asakusa Tower Sales Page

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