Tokyo Neighborhoods • Aoyama


Author: Parent     Date pictures taken:  2006     City: Tokyo     Country: Japan      Pictures Attached: 17     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine



Aoyama Pictures

by Parent on Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:23 pm


In the north of Minato-ku in Japan(pics), Aoyama is one of the top Tokyo neighborhoods(pics) to live in. Strategically located between Shibuya(pics) and the emperor's palace, Aoyama has backalleys with often excellent urbanism, and the residences are mostly mansions (mansion refers to apartment blocks made in concrete to distinguish them from the apato which are made in wood).

The views from the apartments range from good to spectacular, offering some great shots of the Minato-ku skyscrapers.

Another advantage of Aoyama Itchome is its close proximity to Roppongi(pics) which abounds with great restaurants, bars, dancing clubs and hmm, some red-light establishments.

Enjoy :cool:

Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine) Great nightview from a hotel room of the hotel Asia Center of Japan (8000 yens per night for a semi-double occupancy room). Many hotels in Japan will charge almost two times more for double occupancy rather than single occupancy even if the size of the room is the same. It defies all known free market rules :D. However, things seem to be changing for the better these days with some hotels (such as the [[Toyoko Inn]]) charging a more reasonable 15-20% extra for the second person. (299.68 KB) Photo viewed 1288 times
Pic. 1. Great nightview from a hotel room of the hotel Asia Center of Japan (8000 yens per night for a semi-double occupancy room). Many hotels in Japan will charge almost two times more for double occupancy rather than single occupancy even if the size of the room is the same. It defies all known free market rules :D. However, things seem to be changing for the better these days with some hotels (such as the Toyoko Inn) charging a more reasonable 15-20% extra for the second person. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine) From the same hotel room, looking south towards the {{Tokyo Tower}}. (274.03 KB) Photo viewed 1147 times
Pic. 2. From the same hotel room, looking south towards the Tokyo Tower(pics). View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine) Typical bathroom in Japanese hotels. They seem to have all been made in the same mold and feel a bit like a boeing 747 restroom. A bit spartan, but clean and in good working order. (76.09 KB) Photo viewed 1171 times
Pic. 3. Typical bathroom in Japanese hotels. They seem to have all been made in the same mold and feel a bit like a boeing 747 restroom. A bit spartan, but clean and in good working order. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine) Hotel Asia Center of Japan on the right. (579.67 KB) Photo viewed 939 times
Pic. 4. Hotel Asia Center of Japan on the right. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine) A few steps away from the [[Aoyama Itchome|Aoyama-itchome Station]] subway stop. (525.87 KB) Photo viewed 959 times
Pic. 5. A few steps away from the Aoyama Itchome subway stop. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine) Inside the Aoyama Itchome subway stop: reasonably priced italian food. Pastas range from 480 to 780 yens per dish, and pizzas range from from 380 to 720 yens apiece. The price on menus in restaurants in {{Japan}} always Includes taxes and tip. (644.48 KB) Photo viewed 951 times
Pic. 6. Inside the Aoyama Itchome subway stop: reasonably priced italian food. Pastas range from 480 to 780 yens per dish, and pizzas range from from 380 to 720 yens apiece. The price on menus in restaurants in Japan(pics) always Includes taxes and tip. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine)  (574.86 KB) Photo viewed 909 times
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Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine) Charming backalley in Aoyama. Looks great. (725.17 KB) Photo viewed 1208 times
Pic. 8. Charming backalley in Aoyama. Looks great. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine) Typical Aoyama Itchome mansions. (642.88 KB) Photo viewed 978 times
Pic. 9. Typical Aoyama Itchome mansions. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine) Nogi Jinja [[shrine]], just nearby the Nogisaka subway stop on the Chiyoda line. (718.59 KB) Photo viewed 958 times
Pic. 10. Nogi Jinja shrine, just nearby the Nogisaka subway stop on the Chiyoda line. View photo in original size (768x1024 pixels).


Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine) A bit deeper in Aoyama. (655.11 KB) Photo viewed 967 times
Pic. 11. A bit deeper in Aoyama. View photo in original size (1024x768 pixels).


Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine)  (630.06 KB) Photo viewed 921 times
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Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine)  (658.18 KB) Photo viewed 893 times
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Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine)  (606.38 KB) Photo viewed 931 times
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Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine)  (546.36 KB) Photo viewed 918 times
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Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine)  (694.69 KB) Photo viewed 892 times
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Picture of Aoyama neighborhood, Tokyo City, Japan,  2006 by Parent (Tokyo Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood, Skyscraper District, Shrine)  (583.2 KB) Photo viewed 847 times
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Map of Aoyama. Satellite photograph of Aoyama neighborhood.


How to get to Aoyama Neighborhood


Get off at Aoyama-itchome Station on the Toei Oedo Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, or Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line. Also nearby the Nogizaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
Last edited by Parent on Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:58 pm, edited 13 times in total.
 
 
 
 
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