Branz Tower Toyosu: a new residential quarter on Tokyo Bay
Tokyu Land is bringing more than 1,100 apartments and residential amenities to Tokyo's inner-city island
When most people think about Tokyo, it's the bustling neon streets of its central business districts that first come to mind. For those who prefer a more laid-back lifestyle, the waterfront and greenery of East Tokyo are just minutes from the central wards, while still benefiting from convenient access to the best of Japan's capital.
Large-scale residential projects are creating opportunities for local and overseas property buyers to live and invest in bayfront districts in Tokyo's east. These new neighborhoods of apartments and amenities are building self-sufficient communities in desirable locations such as Toyosu and Odaiba, man-made islands in Tokyo Bay that draw visitors from all over Japan and beyond.
Toyosu in particular is appealing to investors with a new development of more than 1,100 homes about to launch in overseas property markets. Branz Tower Toyosu is the centerpiece of a new district of shops, restaurants and community services close to some of Tokyo's best shopping and family-friendly entertainment.
Shopping and leisure quarter
Toyosu made headlines in late 2018 when it became the new home of the world's largest fish market. As well as observing or participating in the lively fish auctions, visitors to Toyosu Market can also browse the produce stalls and enjoy the freshest catches at gourmet restaurants on-site. There's more retail therapy, dining and entertainment nearby at LaLaPort Toyosu, one of Japan's largest shopping malls.
Toyosu Park offers wide open spaces by the bay where residents and visitors can relax, complete with a children's playground and barbecue spot. Local sports facilities are open to the public, while families with children are well served by the local Toyosu Nishi Elementary School and convenient access to highly-rated high schools and universities.
As well as being the gateway to wider Tokyo, Toyosu Station is being redeveloped to offer more office buildings and stores. Four minutes' walk from Branz Tower, the station connects to Otemachi in Tokyo CBD in just eight minutes and Haneda Airport in 45 minutes on the Yurakucho line of the Tokyo Metro. The new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service will offer even faster connections to Shimbashi and Toranomon in central Tokyo when services begin in 2022.
Branz Tower Toyosu is a brand new residential quarter on the island, occupying a site more than 260,000 square feet in size. Centered around the 48-storey tower, the site will include a supermarket, convenience stores, certified child day care center and spacious landscaping where residents can enjoy yoga, jogging and other activities while taking in relaxing views of the bay.
Branz Tower itself will be a new landmark of the island, designed by architect Shuji Okumura to resemble a sturdy tree of white and glass. The nature theme continues inside with cherry, cypress and maple palettes for bedrooms and water features setting the mood for relaxation at the end of a busy day.
The tower will include a choice of one, two or three-bedroom apartments ranging from 467 to 2,367 square feet. Residents can also access exclusive amenities including a Sky View Lounge, recreation room, co-working areas and fitness facilities, with a concierge service available in the lobby to take care of requests.
A select number of units at Branz Tower Toyosu are now available for overseas property buyers. Prices start from ¥44,300,000 and the project is scheduled to complete by October 2021. Investors in Hong Kong who want to find out more can attend Jones Lang LaSalle's exhibition from 9–10 November.
Date: 9–10 November 2019 (Sat–Sun)
Venue: Level 19, Two Chinachem Central, 26 Des Voeux Road Central, Central