1. Andwork Shibuya
    Photo: Andwork Shibuya
  2. Cafe Salvador Business Salon
    Photo: Cafe Salvador Business Salon
  3. Creative Lounge Mov
    Photo: Creative Lounge Mov
  4. Starbucks Japan Circles Ginza
    Photo: Starbucks Japan
  5. Ii Office Shimokitazawa
    Photo: Ii Office Shimokitazawa
  6. Basis Point Jimbocho
    Photo: Basis Point Jimbocho

7 best co-working spaces for remote work in Tokyo

These shared work spaces offer something more professional than a café, but without the commitment of a full office

Written by
Jessica Thompson

Whether you’re working remotely, running a side hustle, or just need somewhere professional to sit down with a client or a report, there are plenty of co-working spaces in Tokyo. The competitive nature of the industry means these shared offices are smartly laid-out, modern and well-maintained, equipped with plenty of electrical outlets and fast wifi, while also offering their respective unique membership perks like free drinks or private booths. 

So forget the stress of café-hopping and worrying about wifi connections – set up shop in one of these tranquil, professional environments in the city instead. Trust us, you’ll be more focused, creative and productive.

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  • Shibuya

Although this co-working space is located in a hotel (The Millennials in Shibuya), Andwork is open to the public, which is great news, because its modern design and abundant amenities are ideal for getting work done in style. Being in a hotel also gives this place some excellent extra perks: a nap service and a shower service. That’s right, members on a monthly plan and above can take a power nap or use a shower in one of the hotel rooms, perfect for when you need to recharge and refresh. 

On the hotel’s third floor, you’ll find the main co-working area with communal tables, sofas, booths and a terrace. On the fourth floor, there’s a lounge and a well-equipped common kitchen. Andwork Shibuya also has private phone booths, meeting rooms, and a happy hour (free beer!) for those on a daily plan and above.

Aside from Shibuya, you'll also find Andwork in Azabu-Juban, as well as more locations around Japan in Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuoka, Kawasaki and Okinawa. You'll have access to Andwork's entire network of co-working spaces if you’re on the unlimited monthly plan or telework pod plan.

Prices: Hourly from ¥800, daily from ¥2,500, monthly from ¥20,000 (monthly membership signup fee ¥5,000)

The perks: Free hot and cold drinks, happy hour, phone booths, meeting rooms, fully equipped kitchen, shower service, nap service

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  • Jinbocho

Just a one-minute walk from Jimbocho Station, this co-working space feels like a luxurious hotel lounge. It’s spacious and calm, with comfortable seating, timber tabletops and low-lit lamps. Choose from a mix of individual couches with coffee tables, long shared tables, and seats lined up along the window with city views. There’s free stationery and free hot drinks, as well as laptop and monitor rental, and a printer. 

Aside from the standard individual plans, Basis Point has a few other options, too: a corporate plan, which different members of a company can all use; shared offices for one to three people; and 30-minute plans (¥200), if you just need to fire off a quick email. 

This is an ideal location for study and reading – perfect if you’ve picked up a book from a nearby bookshop since the Jimbocho area is known as Tokyo’s book town. Basis Point also operates in five other locations across Tokyo: Shimbashi, Gotanda, Ikebukuro, Ueno and Kichijoji.

Prices: Hourly from ¥600, daily from ¥2,400, monthly from ¥15,800 (monthly membership signup fee ¥5,000)

The perks: Free hot and cold drinks, conference room rental

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  • Ginza

Ever circled around Starbucks trying to find a seat, especially one with access to an electrical outlet? So have we. But at this two-storey Starbucks in Circles Ginza, you won’t have to do that dance of disappointment anymore, as the coffee shop houses its very own shared office and co-working space in collaboration with Think Lab. 

One floor is filled with rentable private booths designed for focused work (for an extra ¥300 per 15 minutes). Or, if you’d prefer an open-plan setting, head upstairs to the spacious Smart Lounge, which is ideal for meetings over coffee. The different areas are filled with leafy plants, nature sounds playing over the speakers, and specially controlled lighting and temperature to help create a stress-free environment and boost productivity. 

Prices: Hourly from ¥660

The perks: There’s a Starbucks on the first floor, seats with monitors are available

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  • Shimokitazawa

Ii Office fits into the trendy Shimokitazawa neighbourhood with its hip take on a shared office. The main co-working space is on the basement floor, a spacious warehouse-like setting with high ceilings and plenty of natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. There are several large communal tables, smaller tables for up to four, as well as semi-private booths. 

The first floor has more seating options, as well as two meeting rooms for rent. On the third floor are several private office cubicles. The basement courtyard and the first floor terrace have outside seating, too, which is perfect for eating lunch or working in the fresh air. 

Ii Office Shimokitazawa offers free iced tea and coffee, as well as a fully equipped kitchen – and if you want to reward your hard work with a nice meal, you'll be spoilt for choice in the neighbourhood. If you have a monthly membership or above, you can use any of the Ii Office locations across Japan. 

Note: Due to the state of emergency, hourly and daily drop-in plans are currently suspended.

Prices: Hourly from ¥600, daily from ¥2,000, monthly from ¥8,000 

The perks: Free iced tea and coffee, fully equipped kitchen, meeting rooms 

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  • Kayabacho

Located in the OG financial district of Tokyo, this Nihonbashi café-co-working space hybrid is a relaxed spot to pull out your laptop. In the business salon section of Salvador, more than a hundred seats are spread out across individual booths, meeting tables for up to four, sofas, desks and more. There’s a projector and whiteboards available to rent, as well as a multifunction printer to use for a small fee. 

One of the perks here is being able to order food, with full access to the café menu. At breakfast, there are morning sets for ¥530, while lunch and dinner sees curries and salads, with vegan options available. Cafe Salvador is primarily designed for drop-ins and daily remote work, as there are no monthly packages or options for regular desks. You can, however, make a reservation online.

Prices: 30 minutes ¥300, hourly ¥600, daily ¥1,800

The perks: Free drinks station (tea, coffee, juice), full café menu

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  • Kyobashi

Within five minutes’ walk of Tokyo, Nihonbashi and Kyobashi stations, this workspace is in a prime location. Brightly lit, clean and professional, Fabbit is designed to be a full-fledged office, should you or your company need it: there are office rooms to rent for companies of two to 12 people, you can register the address as your corporate address, and Fabbit even offers a mailbox service.

If you’re just looking for a simple desk, there are plenty of those, too: 48 seats arranged across long shared tables. Members of Fabbit can use the company’s 23 other office spaces across the country. 

If you speak Japanese, there’s also a range of extra services to help level-up your career, such as opportunities to meet with recruiters, in-house consultants, and promoting member profiles on employment websites.

Prices: Daily from ¥1,800, monthly from ¥14,000 (monthly membership signup fee ¥20,000)

The perks: Copy machine, free hot and cold drinks, lockers, meeting room

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  • Shibuya

Creative Lounge is a stylish co-working space at the top of the Hikarie Building in Shibuya. Members and visitors can move freely about the open lounge, which features a variety of seating options, each with its own distinctive atmosphere and assets. There’s everything from large couches to counter seats, long tables and sofas – the abundance of plants, exposed ceilings and timber floors gives it a polished feel, much like a furniture showroom.

If you need a more private setting for a larger group, meeting rooms with capacities of 10 and 24 are available to rent, and you can book catering from the excellent nearby café D47 Shokudo – sure to impress any clients. Benefits for monthly members include discounts on conference room rental, a library service, the opportunity to put on a showcase in a cultural festival, and the ability to bring guests in for a small fee.

Prices: Hourly from ¥1,100, monthly from ¥17,300 (monthly membership signup fee ¥11,000)

The perks: Library, free drip coffee

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