Designer Living in Shibuya at PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT

If you think your home and workspace should be more than just a functional box and especially if you want to be at the pulsing center of it all in Tokyo, the PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT may be just the place for you.

The brand new PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT is a unique 11-story renovated vintage apartment building, in an amazing location just a 5-min walk from Shibuya Station.

However, to call it just an “apartment building” would be to miss the concept behind this new style of living. This gorgeously renovated building is meant to bring together people from different creative industries and nationalities in a designer building that combines living, working, and socializing into one stunning space.

Imagine relaxing in your well-appointed designer serviced apartment…

Spacious 40.46 m² 1DK (Studio) serviced apartment in the PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire about renting this unit. Two of the twelve available serviced apartments were designed in collaboration with the iconic BEAMS fashion brand, which was born in nearby Harajuku. Let yourself be immersed in Shibuya’s art and fashion vibe in this one-of-a-kind space. The two artist residences are a limited-time project. Please inquire for more information about currently featured artists.

Complete with high-end fixtures and appliances:

Serviced apartments in the PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT are fully furnished and equipped. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire about renting this property.

Or maybe this more traditionally designed apartment is more your style?

Serviced apartment for rent in the PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

Whichever you choose, enjoy the highest standards in concept and design, from the bathroom fixtures to kitchen appliances.

Fully equipped kitchen in one of the serviced apartments available for rent in the PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire about renting this unit.

If you don’t feel like cooking, just grab a bite at the food truck at the backyard cafe on the first floor.

The food truck at the backyard cafe (open to both residents and the general public)  on the ground floor of the PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT. There’s always something going on here and someone new to meet!

Then zip up to the residents-only open-air rooftop lounge on the 12th-floor, kick back, and enjoy the view of Shibuya below.

Residents-only rooftop lounge at the PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT. A rarity in Shibuya is a quiet space to relax! Enjoy the view of the bustle below and on a clear day see all the way to Mt. Fuji. This is the perfect place to have lunch or to take a break from work.

But if you must get some work done, then head to the work lounge on the first floor.

Work lounge on the first floor of the PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT.

Or you may want to greet your guests or just hang out with other residents in the comfortable lounge.

Common area lounge in the PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT.

If all this isn’t enough to convince you that the PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT is the place to stay in Shibuya for anyone interested in mixing with other creative types, let’s talk about Shibuya as you know it now and Shibuya as it’s being re-made.

The New Shibuya

You may know the mega-hub of Shibuya for its sensory overload of frenetic crowds, giant video screens, and too-cool-for-school fashionistas, but even as you’re inching your way across Shibuya Scramble, this mini-city is being re-developed as an international business center for the next century. Many of the re-development projects will be completed well in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The purpose of the re-development, led by the Tokyu Corporation, is to make the area near Shibuya station more functional and organized, with the goal of promoting the growth of businesses and cultural exchange. The idea is to make Shibuya into a futuristic city: a mixture of New York’s Times Square and Silicon Valley. Central to this vision is to turn Shibuya into a business district that will attract international companies and business people.

For example, in the Sakuragaoka neighborhood, south of the station and west of the Yamanote line, where the PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT is located, Tokyu plans to build two new skyscrapers. Facilities to attract foreign businesses and workers are integrated into the skyscrapers that will anchor the planned neighborhoods.

In addition to office and commercial space, there will be space to house international medical facilities, high-end apartments, serviced apartments and childcare facilities specifically aimed at ex-pats. Areas have also been set aside for facilities to help promote start-up businesses.

The PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT is located about a 5-min walk from Shibuya Station. Map image courtesy of REALGATE INC.

The PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT, owned by the Tokyu Corporation, is a small but very cool and vibrant part of this re-development.

Entrance to the PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT.

Live, Work, Socialize

The PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT is meant for people who don’t want to just stay in their rooms. Currently, they are looking for a mix of creative tenants to occupy the serviced apartments.

Here, you’ll have a chance to meet people who work in the building (in the premium offices on the 10th and 11th-floors and in the other offices on the second, third, and fourth floors) and the tenants who live in the regular (non-serviced) apartments on the fifth to seventh floors.

The relaxing rooftop deck and lounge, backyard, and first-floor lounge are all designed to make it easy for you to get comfortable and mix with the other people in the building. This is a truly unique opportunity to stay in a serviced apartment where design and community are a part of the experience.

After all, what’s the point of being in Tokyo and staying in Shibuya, in particular, if not to get out and meet other people who are also doing interesting things!

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