Take a closer look at Tokyo’s top coworking spaces
s one of the world’s largest metropolises and the center of Japan’s ever-growing tech and design industries, Tokyo is home to many unique and inviting coworking spaces. We’ve compiled a list of what Tokyo has to offer for burgeoning entrepreneurs.
In addition to its reputation as an international business hub, Tokyo hosts many companies that are constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation. As such, it’s no surprise that the city is abundant with cutting-edge coworking spaces. Be sure to learn more about them in our Startup Guide Tokyo book.
📍Shin-Marunouchi Bldg. 9–10F, 1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6510
Ideally located across from Tokyo’s iconic Shin-Marunouchi Building, EGG Japan provides a sophisticated working space for both overseas companies and homegrown operations looking to expand their markets. EGG’s members enjoy access to office spaces, the Tokyo 21c Club as well as introductions to potential customers and PR support. Not to mention foosball!
📍Otemachi Financial City Grand Cube, 3F, 1-9-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004
With chic interior décor inspired by Silicon Valley, Global Business Hub Tokyo (GBHT) boasts one of the largest coworking spaces in the city. In addition to 52 workspaces, GBHT users have access to valuable business-development services and networking opportunities. When it’s time to let off some steam, there’s also a gym and a hot spring located in the basement.
📍Otemachi Bldg. 6F, 1-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004
Established in 2019, Inspired.Lab was conceived as a space where new businesses could take on complex social and environmental issues. This innovative space tends to attract highly creative, tech-focused startups from both Japan and abroad. Amenities at Inspired.Lab include private offices, hot desks, meeting rooms, and spaces for “design thinking” and events.
📍Ark Mori Bldg. 7F, 1-12-32, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6006
Since 2003, JETRO IBSC has operated with a particular focus on attracting forward-thinking companies capable of making worthwhile contributions to the Japanese market. Members enjoy a highly-functional environment that includes 23 workspaces with 5 conference rooms, a hall and social area, and on-hand professional advisors to provide support.
📍Nihonbashi Life Science Building, 10F, 2-3-11, Nihonbashi Honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023
Life Science Innovation Network Japan, or Link-J, is a non-profit organization that specializes in facilitating innovation in life sciences. With all 8 facilities located in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi business district, Link-J offers a great range of coworking spaces, meeting rooms, event spaces and even an open wet laboratory at its main location in the Nihonbashi Life Science Building.
📍Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Bldg. 1F, 2-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Startup Hub Tokyo was established in 2017 with the goal of encouraging and growing entrepreneurship in Japan. The space offers a great environment for working, conducting meetings and networking, and provides a consultation service to help with business development. There is also free childcare available onsite for children aged 1 - 6.
📍6-12-18 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
One of thirteen WeWork locations in central Tokyo, WeWork Iceberg occupies a unique 7-story glass building with high ceilings, large windows, as well as its own pantry complete with all-you-can-drink coffee, tea and beer. With a variety of seating areas and private meeting rooms, the open and relaxed space was designed to welcome startups, freelancers and mid-to-large-sized businesses.
Main photo of LINK-J by Startup Guide Tokyo. All photos: Startup Guide Tokyo