Drop-In Coworking Spaces In Tokyo

Chris Kirkland
hoboceo Coworking Spaces In Tokyo
The cheapo author (@mrkirkland) hustling up business in Tokyo |credit|

In the last few years coworking spaces in Tokyo have really exploded. And not surprisingly, as renting a normal office in Tokyo with all the key money, bureaucracy, etc., is expensive and a hassle.

You can expect to pay anything from a few hundred yen per hour up to about 2,000 yen per day for “drop-in” access to many of the coworking spaces in Tokyo, though many of them only offer monthly contracts, which typically range from 9,000 – 35,000 yen per month (and more if you want a fixed desk etc.). As you might expect, many of the coworking spaces have a community around them and often host events. They do vary in flavor however, from borderline bohemian to “strictly business” work spaces on the 40-something floor of a skyscraper. In my personal experience, I’d say coworking spaces in Tokyo tend to have an atmosphere conducive to keeping your head down and working, but during events things become much more social. Wifi and plug points come standard.

List of drop-in-able coworking spaces in Tokyo

With the help of our friend Kenichi Nakaya of doko-off.com, we contacted a load of coworking spaces in the Tokyo area to ask if they accept drop-in visitors and if they have any English-speaking staff. In no particular order we present the results below, though of particular note is Maffice – they have a 500 yen (half price) hourly rate if you mention Tokyo Cheapo, and PAX Coworking – where you can score a free (one time) entry if you do a brief presentation about the country you’re from.

There’s also a handy summary table and map of all the spaces at the end of the article. NB This data was compiled in April 2015, and we update this list once or twice a year. Last update was August 15, 2016.

Coworking Space Kayabacho, Co-Edo コワーキングスペース茅場町 Co-Edo


coedo coworking space

Nice friendly coworking space on the east side of the city, already has some foreign monthly members and includes free coffee!

Facilities: Printer, scanner, vending machine, events (guests welcome).

Links: website

Area Kayabacho
Open 10:00 – 21:00
10:00 – 18:00 on weekends
Closed Open everyday
Price 1,000 yen/day, 500 yen/2hours
Eng Speaking? yes
Registration Nothing required
Address PA Building 5F, 1-3-4 Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station 2 mins walk from Kayabacho (Tokyo Metro)
Email info@coworking.tokyo.jp
Phone +81-3-5542-0470

NinetyTwo 13 – by Tokyo Chapter

Photo by Tokyo Chapter

A new super stylish, and very international coworking space in the heart of Tokyo, just behind Tokyo Midtown. The building also houses standalone office space, accommodation for travelers and has a friendly communal lounge that is often host to tech and creative events.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, lounge, concierge, events.

Links: website

Area Roppongi
Open 10:00 – 19:00
Closed Open everyday
Price 2,000 yen/day
Eng Speaking? yes
Registration Nothing required
Address ninetytwo13, Akasaka 9-2-13, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station 7 mins walk from Nogizaka (Tokyo Metro)
Email info@ninetytwo13.com
Phone +81-3-6721-0175

Co-ba Shibuya


coba

Stylish coworking spot in Shibuya, they have English info on their website and regular events. There is a branch in Akasaka and Shimokitazawa too, and one in development for Ikebukuro.

Facilities: Blackboard, library.

Links: website

Area Shibuya
Open 10:00 – 19:00
Closed Weekends and holidays
Price 2,000 yen/day
Eng Speaking? A little/sometimes
Registration Nothing required
Address 3-26-16 Daikanou Bld.6F, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station 3 mins walk from Shibuya, New South Exit (JR Yamanote /Saikyo Line )
Email info@co-ba.jp
Phone +81-3-5542-0470

Kokemusaz こけむさズ


kokemusaz

Quirky and good value coworking space in Koenji, they have a kickboxing punchbag for moments of stress.

Facilities: Printer, punching bag.

Links: website

Area Koenji
Open 10:00 – 20:00
Closed Sundays and holidays
Price 500 yen/2hours, 1,500 yen/1day
Eng Speaking? A little/sometimes
Registration Nothing required
Address Kouenjikita 3-1-9 Aota Bldng 102, Suginamiku , Tokyo
Nearest Station 5 mins from Koenji (JR Chuo/Sobu line)
Email info@kokemusazu.com
Phone +81-3-6383-0144

Open Office-Copernica


openoffice

Classy coworking space. Turns into a bar in the evenings.

Facilities: Individual tables, events (guests welcome).

Links: website

Area Koenji
Open 11:00 – 17:30
Closed Weekends and holidays
Price 1,000 yen/day, 500 yen/2 hours, 300 yen/1 hour
Eng Speaking? Yes
Registration Nothing required
Address Iseichi Building 2F 3-4-10 Kouenji Suginami-ku Tokyo
Nearest Station 5 mins from Koenji (JR Chuo / Sobu Line)
Email info@office-copernica.com
Phone +81-3-6671-4144

The SNACK


the-snack

Coworking in the glitzy Ginza area. You can work for free for two hours if you buy a drink.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, individual tables, cafe.

Links: website

Area Ginza
Open 9:30-23:00, 10:00 – 18:00 on weekends
Closed Holidays
Price 1,620 yen/day
Eng Speaking? A little/sometimes
Registration Nothing required
Address Mouri Building 2F, Ginza7-5-4, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station 5 mins from Ginza (Tokyo Metro)
Email igarashi@the-snack.jp
Phone +81-3-5537-5862

HAPON Shinjuku


HAPON

Large open plan space in Shinjuku.

Facilities: Printer, individual tables, vending machine, cafe, bookshelf.

Links: website

Area Shinjuku
Open 10:00 – 19:00, 11:00 – 18:00 on Saturday
Closed Sundays and holidays
Price 2,000 yen/day
Eng Speaking? A little/sometimes
Registration Nothing required
Address Musashi bld 5F, 7-4-4 Nishi Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station 3 mins from Nishishinjuku (Tokyo Metro)
Email info@hapon.asia
Phone +81-3-3363-3623

Allincco Office ありんこオフィス


Starts at 100 yen per 15 mins, is capped at 1,500 yen per day AND you get free drinks! The rate goes down to 800 yen for the 6pm-10pm slot and there is a 1000 yen 10am-7pm slot too.

Facilities: Printer.

Links: website

Area Shibuya
Open 10:00 – 22:00
Closed Year end only
Price 100 yen/15 mins, capped at 1,500 yen/day
Eng Speaking? A little/sometimes
Registration Nothing required
Address 1-20-16, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station 1 min from Shibuya
Email info@ants-office.com
Phone +81-03-6434-1550

Studio Geeks


Studio Geeks(テーブル席)

A stone’s throw from Tokyo University.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, individual tables, free drinks, vending machine, events (guests welcome).

Links: website

Area Hongo
Open 9:00 – 21:00
Closed Weekends and holidays
Price 2,000 yen/day or 500 yen/hour (pay in advance)
Eng Speaking? A little/sometimes
Registration Nothing required
Address Kasiwaya Bld.4F, 3-40-11, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station 5 mins from Hongosanchome (Tokyo Metro)
Email info@studiogeeks.co
Phone +81-3-3868-2900

Pasela’s cowork パセラのコワーク


Pasela-cowork

Coworking office slightly outside of Shinjuku, where you can pay extra for a 1 – 3 person booth.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, individual tables, free drinks.

Links: website

Area Shinjuku
Open 9:30 – 23:00 weekdays, 9:30-22:00 weekends and holidays.
Closed None – check website
Price 2,000 yen/day, 1,500 yen/5 hours, 1,000yen/2hours
Eng Speaking? No
Registration Nothing required, but best if you can speak some Japanese
Address 7-26-7-1F, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station 1 min from Higahsishinjuku (Tokyo Metro)
Email co-work@pasela.co.jp
Phone 0120-759-589 (inside Japan only)

Gotanda Coworking Space Pao Pao パオ


Exif_JPEG_PICTURE

Coworking space with wooden floors, nice furniture.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, individual tables, free drinks.

Links: website

Area Gotanda
Open 9:00 – 22:00, 10:00 – 18:00 at weekends and holidays
Closed 2nd Sunday of the month – some holidays – check website
Price 300 yen/hour, 2,000 yen/day (sometimes they have 1/2 price discounts)
Eng Speaking? No
Registration Nothing required
Address 5F, KN Bldg 2-8-5
Higasigotanda, Shinagawa-ku
Tokyo
Nearest Station 3 mins from Gotanda (JR Yamanote Line/ Tokyo Metro)
Email gotanda@pa-o.jp
Phone +81-3-6277-3892

Co-working & Cafe Beez


beez

English website, cheapo-friendly billing in 10-minute increments, plus space availability in real-time tweets on Twitter! Three branches at the moment: Shibuya, Yurakucho and Ginza.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, free drinks, events (guests welcome), whiteboard.

Links: website

Area Shibuya
Open 07:00 – 22:30, 09:00 – 22:00 on holidays
Closed Year end only
Price 300 yen/hour, weekdays: open – 18:00 1,000 yen,weekdays 18:00 – close 600 yen,
weekends: 600 yen/3 hours, 1,600 yen/day
Eng Speaking? No
Registration Nothing required, but best if you can speak some Japanese
Address 7F ,Shibuya 2-chome Bldg. 2-22-14 Shibuya Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Nearest Station 1 min from Shibuya
Email info@beez.co
Phone +81-3-6805-1090

Creative Lounge MOV


MOV coworking Space

High-end coworking spot, located in the brand new Hikarie building in Shibuya.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, vending machine, meeting room rental.

Links: website

Area Shibuya
Open 9:00 – 22:00
Closed Year end only
Price 864 yen/hour, initial member card fee 648 yen
Eng Speaking? A little/sometimes
Registration Need to register on first visit, ID (passport etc) required
Address Shibuya 2-21-1 8F, Shibuya Hikarie Building, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
Nearest Station Directly above Shibuya
Email mov@shibuyamov.com
Phone +81-3-4533-8000

TANEMAKI タネマキ

Cozy coworking space near Yokohama Station.


Facilities: Free drinks.

Links: website

Area Yokohama
Open 9:00 – 18:00, closes lunchtime 12:00 – 13:00
Closed Mondays, year end
Price 600 yen/2 hours, 1,100 yen/day
Eng Speaking? No
Registration Nothing required
Address 220-0073
Kanagawa Yokohama-shi
Nishi-ku Okano 1-3-10 1F
Nearest Station 8 mins from Yokohama South West Exit(JR/ Tokyu Toyoko Line/ Keikyu Line/ Yokohama Municipal subway)
Email info@tane-maki.net
Phone None

Basis Point


Basis Point

In the Ginza, Shinbashi area, great for work, study and meeting room use. People from overseas very welcome!

Facilities: Printer, scanner, individual tables, free drinks, events (guests welcome).

Links: website

Area Shinbashi
Open 8:00 – 22:00, 10:00 – 22:00 on weekdays and holidays
Closed Year end only
Price 600 yen/hour,
1,150 yen/2 hours,
1,650 yen/3 hours,
2,000 yen/day
Eng Speaking? No
Registration Nothing required, but best if you can speak some Japanese
Address 10F アソルティ
1-1-2 Higashishinbashi
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station 3 mins from Shinbashi (JR/ Tokyo Metro subway)
Email yamashita@ascent-biz.com
Phone +81-3-6280-6286

Hanare Hibarigaoka Hanare ひばりヶ丘


Hanare Hibarigaoka

Very homely coworking space—the building is actually a residential house-style building and it’s located in a quiet area. Good for that work-from-home feel.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, events (guests welcome).

Links: website

Area Kurihara
Open 10:00 – 19:00, closes 16:30 on Saturdays
Closed Mondays and holidays
Price 1,000 yen/day, 500 yen/4 hours
Eng Speaking? A little/sometimes
Registration Nothing required
Address 5-7-2 Kurihara,
Niiza-shi Saitama-ken
Nearest Station 7 miins from Hibarigaoka (Seibu Ikebukuro Line)
Email info@hanare-hibari.info
Phone +81-42-439-6004

Froh Coworking


froh

Homely coworking space in the center of Tokyo, with a cafe in the adjacent space, named “Froh” as in the German word for happy.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, vending machine, cafe, events (guests welcome).

Links: website

Area Yotsuya
Open 10:00 – 19:00
Closed Weekends and holidays
Price 1,000 yen/day
Eng Speaking? A little/sometimes
Registration Nothing required
Address Arai building 1F
Honshiotyou 7
Shinjyuku-ku
Tokyo
Nearest Station 5 mins from Yotsuya (JR/ Tokyo Metro)
Email staff@ehoop.asia
Phone +81-3-5925-8470

Maffice Bajikouen Maffice馬事公苑


maffice
Super convenient childcare service available, 750 yen/hour.

Mention Tokyo Cheapo and you’ll get a half price hourly rate of 500 yen!

Facilities: Printer, scanner, individual tables, free drinks, vending machine, cafe, events (guests welcome), childcare services.

Links: website

Area Yoga
Open 9:00 – 19:00, 10:00 – 18:00 on Saturdays
Closed Sundays and holidays
Price 1,000 yen/hour
Eng Speaking? A little/sometimes
Registration Need to book (by email) the day before or earlier
Address 1-25-20-1F Kamiyouga Setagaya-ku Tokyo
Nearest Station 15 mins from Yoga (Tokyu Den-entoshi Line)
Email info@maffice.com
Phone +81-3-6432-7680

PAX Coworking


pax

The first coworking space in Tokyo. Try their style: “working as partying”.

Free (one time) session if you do a quick presentation about the country you are from.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, free drinks, events (guests welcome).

Links: website

Area Kyodo
Open 10:00 – 18:00, drop in availability can vary
Closed Check website
Price 1,500 yen/day (subject to change)
Eng Speaking? Yes
Registration Please contact in advance
Address 3F Yoshikawa Suisan Building
1-25-18 Kyodo, Setagaya, Tokyo
Nearest Station 3 mins from Kyodo (Odakyu Line)
Email kyo.satani@gmail.com
Phone +81-3-6318-7157

01Booster


booster

A coworking space aimed at entrepreneurs and start ups. Mentors are available.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, individual tables, vending machine, events (guests welcome).

Links: website

Area Kamiyacho
Open 10:00 – 18:00, weekdays
Closed Weekends and holidays
Price 1,000 yen/day
Eng Speaking? Yes
Registration Nothing required, might not be English-speaking staff if you don’t book in advance
Address Higashi-Azabu 1-7-3 Watanabe 2nd Bldg
Minato-ku Tokyo
Nearest Station 5 mins from Akabanebashi (Tokyo Metro)
Email info@01booster.com
Phone +81-3-6435-5360

GLbase SENDAGAYA ジーエルベース千駄ヶ谷


Cozy little coworking space between Shinjuku and Shibuya.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, individual tables, copy machine, lockers.

Links: website

Area Sendagaya
Open 9:30 – 21:00; Wed, Sat and Sun closes 17:30
Closed Year end, special summer holiday (check website)
Price 500 yen/morning (till 13:00), 1,000 yen/day
Eng Speaking? Sometimes
Registration Need to fill out a registration form, (in english), advance booking required for weekends
Address Hatomori Building 303
Sendagaya 3-28-8, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station 4 mins from Kitasando (Tokyo Metro)
Email info@glbase.jp
Phone +81-3-6434-0586

BUKATSUDO Work Lounge



Large coworking space near the Yokohama waterfront. Has a Barista coffee stand, kitchen, events.

Facilities: Printer, individual tables, cafe.

Links: website

Area Yokohama
Open 7:00 – 23:00, weekends and holidays 10:00 – 22:00
Closed Year end, Obon holiday
Price 500 yen/hour, capped at 2,000 yen/day, 300 yen card fee on first time
Eng Speaking? Sometimes
Registration None
Address B1F Landmark Plaza, Minatomirai 2-2-1, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Nearest Station 3 mins from Minatomirai (Minatomirai Line)
Email info_bukatsu-do@rebita.co.jp
Phone +81-45-681-2880

PoRTAL Shibuya


portal coworking shibuya

Stylish coworking space near Shibuya, lots of windows and plenty of light.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, free drinks, white board, events (guests welcome).

Links: website

Area Shibuya
Open 18:00 – 22:00, weekends and holidays 10:00 – 20:00
Closed Year end, other closing times announced on Facebook
Price 1,200 yen 6pm – close, weekends 2,000 yen/day, 3-day trial ticket book 3000 yen
Eng Speaking? No
Registration None
Address 3F, TOC2nd Bld. 1-17-1, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station 3 mins from Shibuya (JR Lines, Tokyo Metro)
Email portal@hituji.jp
Phone none


Shinjuku Travelers Coworking


Shinjuku Travelers Coworking

Links: website

Area Shinjuku
Open 13:00 – 22:00
Closed Mondays
Price 1,000-1500 yen/day, 600 yen/2hours
Eng Speaking? Yes
Registration None
Address 101 Shinjuku-4chome-office, 4-3-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Nearest Station 5 mins from JR Shinjuku, 1 min from Shinjuku-3chome (Tokyo Metro)
Email welcome@tracoworking.com
Phone +81-50-5453-0389

Ginza Hub


Ginza Hub

Ginza Hub is a bright and sunny bilingual coworking space. Free trial pass if you mention Tokyo Cheapo!

Facilities: Free drinks and snacks, conference & event room, whiteboard, projector, video camera, sound system, and power-nap bean bag.

Links: website

Area Ginza
Open 11:00 – 18:00
Closed
Price 500 yen/hour or 2,000 yen/day
Eng Speaking? Yes
Registration Nothing required
Address 4F Ginza Kato Bld, Ginza 8-18-3, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 (http://goo.gl/maps/G0RSz)
Nearest Station 3 mins from Tsukiji Shijo (Tokyo Metro)
Email info@ginzahub.com
Phone +81-90-3338-1965

Summary Table

Name Area Opens Closes English-speaking staff available Price
Coworking Space Kayabacho, Co-Edo Kayabacho 10:00 21:00 yes 1,000 yen/day, 500 yen/2 hours
Ninetytwo13 Roppongi 10:00 19:00 yes 2 000 yen/day
co-ba shibuya Shibuya 10:00 19:00 sometimes 2 000 yen/day
kokemusaz Koenji 10:00 22:00 sometimes 1,500 yen/day, 500 yen/2 hours
open office-copernica Koenji 11:00 17:30 yes 1,000 yen/day, 500 yen/2 hours
the SNACK Ginza 09:00 23:00 sometimes 1,620 yen/day
HAPON Shinjuku Shinjuku 10:00 19:00 sometimes 2,000 yen/day
Allincco Office Shibuya 09:00 22:00 sometimes 1,500 yen/day, 100 yen/15 mins
Studio Geeks Hongo 10:00 21:00 sometimes 2,000 yen/day, 500 yen/hour
Pasela’cowork Shinjuku 9:30 23:00 no 2,000 yen/day, 1,000 yen/2 hours
Gotanda Coworking Space pao Gotanda 09:00 22:00 no 2,000 yen/day
Co-working & Cafe beez Shibuya 07:00 22:30 no 300 yen/hour
Creative Lounge MOV Shibuya 09:00 22:00 sometimes 864 yen/hour, initial reg fee 648 yen
TANEMAKI Yokohama 09:00 18:00 no 1,100 yen/day, 600 yen/2 hours
Basis Point Shinbashi 08:00 22:00 no 2,000 yen/day, 600 yen/hour
Hanare Hibarigaoka Kurihara 10:00 19:00 sometimes 1,000 yen/day, 500 yen/4 hours
Froh Coworking Yotsuya 10:00 19:00 sometimes 1,000 yen/day
Maffice bajikouen Yoga 09:00 19:00 sometimes 1,000 yen/hour
PAX Coworking Kyodo 10:00 18:00 yes 1,500 yen/day
01Booster Kamiyacho 10:00 18:00 yes 1,000 yen/day
GLbase SENDAGAYA Sendagaya 09:30 21:00 sometimes 1,000 yen/day. 500 yen/morning
BUKATSUDO WORK LOUNGE Yokohama 07:00 23:00 sometimes 2,000 yen/day, 500 yen/hour
PoRTAL Shibuya Shibuya 18:00 22:00 no 1,200 yen/evening, weekends 2,000yen/day
Shinjuku Travelers Coworking Shinjuku 13:00 22:00 yes 1,000-1500 yen/day, 600 yen/2hours
Ginza Hub Ginza 11:00 18:00 yes 2,000 yen/day, 500 yen/hour

Further Resources

This article was originally published on April 22, 2015 and was updated by Carey Finn in August 2016.

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5 Responses to “Drop-In Coworking Spaces In Tokyo”

  1. Douglas Mak

    Pretty sweet spots. I’ll have to check it out soon! Does anyone know if there are places in Harajuku?

  2. winmonaye

    Here is the one in Ueno, Okachimachi area.
    https://iioffice.liginc.co.jp/

    1day 1000yen, 2h 500yen.

    Really nice interior and it opens sunday so, i go there on weekend.

  3. There is also Ginza Hub, our bright and sunny, bilingual co-working space in Ginza!

    We’ve made it very easy to come in and do whatever work you want, with no contracts, entry fees or deposits of any kind. You just pay for the time you use. Visitors don’t need an appointment, and members have 24-hour access.

    We’re just a few minutes walk from Higashi Ginza station (exit 6) and Tsukiji Shijo station (exit A3) as well as Shimbashi and Shiodome stations, in downtown Tokyo.

    Drop in for a tasty coffee from our awesome Italian espresso machine, and check out Ginza Hub at https://www.facebook.com/ginzahub or at the community site for the space at http://GinzaHub.com

  4. Hector Alejandro Garcia

    I’m thinking that one of these drop in work spaces might be a better alternative to some internet cafe’s on the cheapo 😉


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