Featured Business Districts & Business Cost

  • Yokohama has a fantastic land transportation infrastructure, and business districts are conveniently located near major stations and along national roads.
  • Office buildings in the business districts of Yokohama are comfortable and more affordable than offices in Tokyo.
  • There are a variety of office properties to meet the latest R&D needs.

Yokohama has nine business districts that boast easy access to railway and highway transportation. Office buildings in these districts are more reasonably priced than in central Tokyo; office rental cost in Yokohama is on average 40 percent cheaper than in Tokyo (Miki Shoji, July 2018).

There are a variety of office properties in Yokohama that are capable of meeting the latest high-spec R&D needs, particularly in the Minato Mirai 21 District. These properties have features such as high ceilings and dedicated drainpipes, capability to withstand load and chemical handling, etc. The city strategically supports an increase of R&D centers by subsidizing the construction of R&D office buildings.

location map for office and industrial districts of yokohama

Particularly popular districts for international companies are as follows:

Minato Mirai 21 District

The expansive, attractively designed infrastructure in this area is further enhanced by the scenic waterfront view. An increasing number of urban R&D centers of leading companies and other innovation centers are drawn to the district. The Yokohama World Business Support Center (WBC) is located here to offer assistance to international companies relocating or expanding to Yokohama.

Shin-Yokohama Station District

The district surrounding Shin-Yokohama station, a stop for Tokaido-line Shinkansen bullet trains, has been chosen by many international and IT companies due to its direct access to major cities throughout Japan. A new Sotetsu rail line is slated to begin operation in April 2019, further upgrading the area’s accessibility to central Tokyo.

Yokohama Station District

It is a lively area crowded with large shopping malls, hotels and office buildings, most of which house offices of IT companies and other major companies.

Quick Facts

Unique business districts

9

business districts

City of Yokohama

Office rent affordability (Jul.2018)

40%

cheaper than Tokyo

Miki Shoji Co., ltd

High-spec research facilities

State-of-the-art

office spaces with facilities to support cutting-edge R&D and rapid research turnover

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