Tadao Ando-designed house in Shibuya

SOLD3 Bedrooms + 1 Bathroom + Garage
Shoto, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


*This house sold in November 2018 and is no longer available*

This is a three bedroom contemporary home designed by famed Japanese architect Tadao Ando and located in Shibuya’s exclusive residential neighborhood of Shoto.

The split-level home includes a garage parking space, separate living and dining rooms on the top floor, and three bedrooms and bathroom on the lower floor. The interior was updated in October 2018 with new wall re-sealing, partial balcony re-waterproofing, air-conditioner replacements, new garage shutter door, new kitchen, new hot water system and new intercom.

Shoto 2 House


4-Bedrooms + 2 Bathrooms + 1 Car space
Shoto, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


*This house was sold in December 2017 and is no longer available*

This is a 2-storey two-by-four wood-frame house in the upscale Shoto residential neighbourhood near downtown Shibuya.

The four bedroom western-style home was constructed by Mitsui Home in 2000 as a luxury rental. It includes a spacious living, dining and kitchen area on the ground floor, with four bedrooms on the second floor. There is outdoor parking for 1 vehicle, as well as a garden and outdoor terrace spaces. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and full ensuite bathroom.

The flagpole-shaped land fronts onto a 5.2 meter wide Shibuya Ward road on the south-eastern side. The land is zoned as a Category I Exclusively Low-Rise Residential Zone. Maximum building heights in this district are capped at 10 meters, while minimum lot sizes are restricted to 200 sqm and above.

Shibuya / Shoto Real Estate

While the area around Shibuya Station is a lively and densely packed commercial and retail zone, there is a luxury, low-rise residential area located just 600 meters from the busy shopping hub. The Shoto and Kamiyamacho area is one of Japan’s most exclusive and sought-after neighbourhoods. Residents include former Prime Ministers and CEOs of some of Japan’s top companies. There are also several embassies, Nabeshima Park and the Shoto Museum of Art.

The following is a selection of apartments, houses, land and investment properties for sale in the Shibuya / Shoto areas:

Shoto Governor’s Residence sells for 4.3 billion Yen

The former Tokyo Governor’s Residence in Shibuya’s high-end Shoto neighbourhood has been sold to Sumitomo Realty & Development for 4.368 billion Yen (36 million USD), or approximately 1,968,000 Yen/sqm based on the land size.

The residence was offered for sale by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government via public bidding from December 15 ~ 19. Sumitomo and another major real estate company were the only two bidders. The second bidder had tendered approximately 4 billion Yen for the property.

Former Governor’s Residence in Shoto up for sale again

Shoto Tokyo Governors Residence 1

The former official residence of the Governor of Tokyo in Shoto, Shibuya-ku, is going back on the market next month with a minimum bid price set at 3.51 billion Yen. This is the third time the property has been listed for sale, but is the first time that bidding is open to the general public. Previous attempts were limited to foreign governments looking for embassy locations.

It was originally listed in 2008 with a minimum bid set at 4.8 billion Yen. It was listed again in 2013 seeking offers over 3.3 billion Yen.

Applications for bidding will be open from December 15 ~ 19, with bids to be submitted and opened on December 24, 2014. The successful bidder must be prepared to complete settlement by March 23, 2015.

Beverly Hills in Shibuya

Shoto 1 Chome House for Sale
1,000,000,000 Yen 800,000,000 Yen

*No longer on the market*

Inspired by the homes of Beverly Hills, this spacious and elegant 4-bedroom house is located right in the heart of Shibuya. The house includes 2 full bathrooms, 3 car garage, jacuzzi and large walk-in closet.

The Shoto neighborhood is a high-grade residential area with many large homes owned by politicians and CEOS. This house is only a 5 min walk from Shibuya’s shopping area but still offers peace and privacy.