Tokyo’s No. 2 Arterial Road to link bayside islands in 2022

The Tokyo government is aiming to have the No. 2 Arterial Road completed by 2022. This road will connect the man-made islands of Kachidoki, Harumi, Shin-Toyosu and Ariake with Shimbashi and provide more convenient access for trucks to access the new fish market and logistics facilities on the islands.

The opening of the road will be two years later than originally planned due to the delayed recreation of the Tsukiji Fish Market to Shin-Toyosu island. Part of the No. 2 road will need to pass through the fish market’s old location in Tsukiji, which means buildings will need to be demolished.

Construction starts on 3,000-unit project in Kachidoki

Construction has started on a triple-tower high-rise apartment project on the man-made island of Kachidoki in Tokyo Bay. Completion of the 165.5 billion Yen (approx. 1.5 billion USD) development is tentatively scheduled for late July 2027.

The Kachidoki East District Redevelopment includes three towers ranging from 106 ~ 195 meters, with a total floor area of 369,000 sqm (3.97 million sq ft) and as many as 3,120 apartments.

Two new 56-story apartment towers for Kachidoki island

Two high-rise apartment buildings are planned for Toyomicho, an area which adjoins the Kachidoki address on a man-made island in Tokyo Bay.

The Toyomicho District Redevelopment will include two 56-story buildings containing a total of 2,150 apartments and 631 car parking spaces. Construction is scheduled to start in 2020 with completion by 2025. With a total height of 189 meters, the buildings will be slightly shorter than the nearby The Tokyo Towers (193 meters). Due to its proximity to the water, a seawall will be built to protect the building from flooding or tidal inundation.

Chuo-ku facing challenging road to Olympics

The bayside area in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, including Kachidoki and Harumi, is seeing a surge in development and high demand from buyers following the Olympic announcement several months ago. But there are concerns that the current infrastructure may not cope with the rising population, which is expected to grow by 30% in coming years.

Large supply of apartments in the pipeline

Developers are now racing ahead to build new condominiums in bayside sites that had previously laid dormant for several decades.

New development in Kachidoki to have over 3,000 apartments

Kachidoki East District Redevelopment 1The proposed Kachidoki East District Development on the man-made island of Kachidoki in Tokyo Bay will have over 3,000 apartments when completed, making it the largest residential project in Japan.

The development includes three residential towers with a total of 3,020 apartments. This will be larger in scale than the nearby ‘The Tokyo Towers’ which has 2,794 apartments. 

Should you buy into the Olympics hype for Tokyo’s bayside areas?

Don’t let the Olympics overshadow your thought process when buying. 

Short-sighted buyers who buy under the hype of the Olympics could possibly find themselves in a difficult position after the games have finished.

Since the Olympics announcement last week, the real estate industry has been in a state of excitement as buyers scramble to buy apartments near the action. But the Olympics are still 7 years away and the event only lasts a few weeks. Can this excitement be sustained and what will happen to property prices after the games are over?

1420-unit apartment building for Kachidoki

Construction of a 53-storey high-rise condominium in Kachidoki will officially begin on September 1st. The residential tower will contain 1,420 apartments, making it the second largest apartment building in Japan (based on the total number of apartments in one building).

The Kachidoki 5 Chome Redevelopment project (which has since been named ‘Kachidoki The Tower‘ includes a 179 meter tall Y-shaped residential tower, along with two low-rise buildings. The lower floors will contain local government facilities and retail space. The building is scheduled to be completed in early 2016. The total project cost is 66.4 billion Yen (approximately 680 million USD).

A snapshot of Tokyo Bay’s newest condominiums

The man-made islands on Tokyo Bay have been undergoing a slow gentrification over the past 10 years or so as factories and warehouses are gradually being replaced by high-rise apartment buildings and shopping malls.

The islands are already home to some large-scale redevelopments, including The Tokyo Towers (2008) and Triton Square (2001), while many more projects are in the pipeline.

This area was usually thought of as a cheaper alternative to apartment living in the more central areas in Tokyo, while still offering an easy commute. However, prices in some apartments can now be as high as those in Minato-ku. The growing popularity of the area, however, does not mean every project is guaranteed strong sales.