The man-made islands on Tokyo Bay have been undergoing a slow gentrification over the past 10 years or so as factories and warehouses are gradually being replaced by high-rise apartment buildings and shopping malls.
The islands are already home to some large-scale redevelopments, including The Tokyo Towers (2008) and Triton Square (2001), while many more projects are in the pipeline.
This area was usually thought of as a cheaper alternative to apartment living in the more central areas in Tokyo, while still offering an easy commute. However, prices in some apartments can now be as high as those in Minato-ku. The growing popularity of the area, however, does not mean every project is guaranteed strong sales.