Distinctive and attractive, Marunouchi features unparalleled urban development assets, a cutting-edge infrastructure and lively activities organized by the local community in a vibrant 120-hectare district.
A city planning organization established by approximately 100 local leaseholders promotes development of Marunouchi in collaboration with administrative agencies. Private and public sectors work together in Marunouchi to secure a prosperous future and sponsor many local activities and developments not found in other business districts.
The Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building, designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan, recently underwent renovation to restore the station to its pre-war glory. The unused air rights were sold to several local developments to help fund the extensive refurbishment.
In the past, Marunouchi buildings were limited to a height of 31 meters. The pedestal-like base of many buildings in Marunouchi is 31 meters, serving as a reminder of the previous orderly skyline.
Marunouchi features many historical buildings. When constructing new buildings, the lower levels often retain historic portions of old buildings — another example of the district’s thoughtful urban planning.
○A pleasant urban space for pedestrians
Sidewalks were widened to provide generous space for pedestrians on both sides of Marunouchi’s streets. This is convenient for busy workers and relaxing families alike.
○An open space for events
Marunouchi Nakadori Ave. is lined with open-air cafes and sophisticated boutiques selling wide-ranging choice items. It’s one of Tokyo’s leading shopping streets and is pedestrianized for various events and social activities.
A team of cleaning personnel always keeps the district tidy and provides guidance when visitors ask directions or want to know the most scenic photo spots.
Only Marunouchi carries out unique full-scale disaster management drills involving companies, police and fire departments, hospitals and clinics, thus demonstrating our serious commitment to protecting Marunouchi’s workers and visitors.
Members of the Marunouchi community have established various organizations that strengthen local business relations and create new value for all who visit.
Encompassing the entire Marunouchi district as its university campus and offering early-morning classes from around seven or eight in the morning. Since 2009, over 10,000 early-rising professionals have participated in its 30 or so richly varied courses.
This private business club is frequented by members from diverse industries and professionals who share the goal of establishing new enterprises.
The 26 chefs who comprise this members club include renowned Kiyomi Mikuni. Members collaborate on projects to make eating even more fun.
A collaborative partnership between local companies and the Marunouchi community strives to find equitable solutions for social issues.
Managers of companies meet to discuss environmental management issues in support of urban development.
Seminars and workshops are held on various topics related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and creating shared value (CSV) for those intent on expanding their knowledge.