Tokyo has its own Trump Tower

Tokyo has its own Trump Tower located about 12 kilometers outside of the city center, although the unassuming building may not live up to its Manhattan namesake.

Trump Tower is a rental apartment building located in Kamata, Ota Ward. It is a 3 minute walk from Keikyu-Kamata Station and 4 kilometers west of Haneda Airport.

Built in 2014, the building contains mostly studio apartments than rent for around 80,000 ~ 90,000 Yen (680 ~ 770 USD) per month. The building has become a local landmark with people often stopping to take photos of the entrance.

The 68-year old landlord, who was interviewed on a local television program in late 2016, said he named the 13-story building after the trump card game where each player receives 13 cards.

The Keikyu-Kamata Station area has no shortage of vacant apartments for rent, with over 1,000 listings for apartments under 100,000 Yen/month and within a 15 minute walk of the station. The Trump Tower building, however, appears to be fully rented.

The Tokyo Shimbun, January 7, 2017.
TBS, November 17, 2016.

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