Tokyo Area Guides

Guides to Tokyo Residential Neighborhoods

Tokyo area guides to residential neighborhoods popular with foreigners.

Central Tokyo

Popular Ex-Pat Neighborhoods

Azabu Juban Area Guide

Ebisu Area Guide

Jiyugaoka Area Guide (Mini-Guide)

Meguro Area Guide

Roppongi Area Guide

Student-Friendly Neighborhoods

Ookayama Area Guide (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Hongo Area Guide (University of Tokyo)

West Tokyo

Kichijoji Area Guide

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