Drop-in Coworking Spaces in Tokyo

Chris Kirkland
The cheapo author (@mrkirkland) hustling up business in Tokyo. | Photo by Tony McNicol

In the last few years, coworking spaces in Tokyo have really exploded. This isn’t surprising, as renting a normal office here—with all the key money, bureaucracy and so on—is expensive and a hassle.

You can expect to pay anything from ¥300 per hour up to about ¥2,000 per day for “drop-in” access to coworking spaces in Tokyo, though many of them only offer monthly contracts, which typically range from ¥9,000 to ¥35,000 yen per month (more if you want a fixed desk etc.).

The coworking spaces vary in flavor from borderline bohemian to “strictly business” zones 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 (many of the spaces have a community around them and often host gatherings). Wifi and plug points come standard.

List of drop-in 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 note is PAX Coworking—where you can score a free (one-time) entry if you do a brief presentation about the country you’re from. ninetytwo 13 by Tokyo Chapter is another favorite—and the spot where us cheapos can often be found. There’s a handy summary table and map of all the coworking spaces at the end of the article.

Note: The data below was compiled in April 2015, and we update the list once or twice a year. Last update was September 26, 2017.

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


coedo coworking space
Photo by Coworking Space Kayabacho, Co-Edo

Nice and friendly coworking space on the east side of the city. 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 every day
Price ¥1,000/day, ¥500/2 hours
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 brand-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 every day
Price ¥2,000/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


Photo by Co-ba Shibuya

Stylish coworking spot in Shibuya that hosts regular events. There are branches in Akasaka, Ikebukuro and Shimokitazawa too, as well as other parts of Japan.

Facilities: Blackboard, library.

Links: website

Area Shibuya
Open 10:00 – 19:00
Closed Weekends and holidays
Price ¥2,000/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

Yahoo! Lodge


Photo by Yahoo Lodge

Vibey new coworking space created by Yahoo! Features a restaurant, kitchen and cafe for grazing and socializing in between work projects.

Facilities: Projector, whiteboard, meeting space.

Links: website

Area Nagatacho
Open 09:00 – 21:00
Closed New Year’s, irregular holidays
Price Free (at the time of writing)
Eng Speaking? A little/sometimes
Registration Need to register on first visit, take ID
Address 18F Tokyo Garden Terrace, 1-3 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station Directly in front of Exit 9a of Nagatacho Station (Tokyo Metro)
Email info-lodge@mail.yahoo.co.jp
Phone N/A

Kokemusaz こけむさズ


Photo by 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 ¥500/2 hours, ¥1,500/day
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


Photo by Open Office-Copernica

Classy coworking space. Turns into a bar in the evenings, so you can celebrate the day’s successes/drown your sorrows.

Facilities: Individual tables, events (guests welcome).

Links: website

Area Koenji
Open 11:00 – 17:30
Closed Weekends and holidays
Price ¥1,000/day, ¥500/2 hours, ¥250/1 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


Photo by The SNACK

Coworking space in the glitzy Ginza area. Usage fee includes a drink.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, individual tables, cafe.

Links: website

Area Ginza
Open 9:30 – 23:00, 10:00 – 18:00 on weekends
Closed Irregular holidays (check the website)
Price ¥2,000/day, ¥1,000 3 hours
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


Photo by HAPON Shinjuku

Large open-plan coworking 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 Saturdays
Closed Sundays and holidays
Price ¥2,000/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


Photo by Allincco Office

Starts at ¥100 per 15 mins, is capped at ¥1,500 per day AND you get free drinks! The rate goes down to ¥800 for the 6pm-10pm slot and there is a ¥1,000 10am-7pm slot too.

Facilities: Printer, conference room.

Links: website

Area Shibuya
Open 10:00 – 22:00
Closed Year-end only
Price ¥100/15 mins, capped at ¥1,500/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

Pasela’s cowork パセラのコワーク


Photo by Pasela’s cowork

Coworking space slightly outside of Shinjuku, where you can pay extra for a 1-3 person booth. Small satellite offices in Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shinbashi and Ogikubo. Check the website for business times and other details of these spots.

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 ¥2,500/day, ¥1,500/5 hours, ¥1,000/2 hours
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 Higashishinjuku (Tokyo Metro)
Email co-work@pasela.co.jp
Phone 0120-759-589 (inside Japan only)

Gotanda Coworking Space Pao パオ


Photo by Gotanda Coworking Space Pao

Coworking space with swanky 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 Irregular holidays – check website
Price ¥450/hour, ¥2,000/day (they have discount ticket booklets)
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

Creative Lounge MOV


MOV coworking Space
Photo by Creative Lounge MOV

High-end coworking spot, located in the shiny 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 ¥1,100/hour, initial member card fee ¥648
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


Photo by TANEMAKI

Cozy little coworking space near Yokohama Station.

Facilities: Free drinks.

Links: website

Area Yokohama
Open 8:00 – 18:00 (21:00 on Fridays), closes lunchtime 12:00 – 13:00
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, year-end
Price ¥600/2 hours, ¥1,100/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


Photo by Basis Point

In the Ginza, Shinbashi area. Great for work, study and meeting room use. People from overseas very welcome! Branches in Gotanda, Jimbocho and Ikebukuro too.

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/hour,
¥1,150/2 hours,
¥1,650/3 hours,
¥2,000/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


Photo by Hanare Hibarigaoka

Very homely coworking space—the building is actually a residential house-style building and it’s located in a quiet area of Saitama.

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/day, ¥500/4 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


Photo by Froh Coworking

Homely coworking space in the center of Tokyo, with a cafe in the adjacent area. Named “Froh” from 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/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


Photo by Maffice Bajikouen
Mention Tokyo Cheapo and you’ll get a half-price hourly rate of ¥500!

This one’s geared towards parents— there’s a super-convenient childcare service available at ¥750/hour for tots up to five years old.

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

Links: website

Area Yoga
Open 9:00 – 18:00 weekdays
Closed Weekends and holidays
Price ¥1,000/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


Photo by PAX Coworking

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 – 17:00, drop-in availability can vary
Closed Check website
Price ¥1,500/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


BUKATSUDO Work Lounge


Photo by BUKATSUDO Work Lounge

Large coworking space near the Yokohama waterfront. Has a coffee stand with barista, as well as a kitchen. Hosts 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/hour, capped at ¥2,000/day, ¥300 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
Photo by PoRTAL Shibuya

Stylish coworking space near Shibuya, with 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 6pm – close, weekends ¥2,000/day, 3-day trial ticket book ¥3,000
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

Ginza Hub


Photo by 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 and event room, whiteboard, projector, video camera, sound system, power-nap bean bag.

Links: website

Area Ginza
Open 11:00 – 18:00
Closed Weekends
Price ¥500/hour or ¥2,000/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

fabbit Otemachi


Photo by fabbit Otemachi

Snazzy coworking space in the heart of the CBD. A stone’s throw from Otemachi Station and Tokyo Station.

Facilities: Printer, scanner, vending machine, free drinks, whiteboard, library, events (guests welcome), meeting room.

Links: website

Area Otemachi
Open
Weekdays 8:00 – 22:00 (drop-in customers from 9:00), weekends and holidays 9:00 – 21:00
Closed Open every day
Price ¥1,800/day
Eng Speaking? Usually
Registration Need to fill out a registration form (in English)
Address Asahi Life Otemachi Building 3F, 2-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station 1 min from Tokyo Station and Otemachi Station (Various lines)
Email otemachi@fabbit.co.jp
Phone +81-3-6895-6005

Summary of coworking spaces

Name Area Opens Closes English-speaking staff available Price
Coworking Space Kayabacho, Co-Edo Kayabacho 10:00 21:00 Yes ¥1,000/day, ¥500/2 hours
ninetytwo 13 Roppongi 10:00 19:00 Yes ¥2,000/day
Co-ba Shibuya Shibuya 10:00 19:00 Sometimes ¥2,000/day
Yahoo! Lodge Nagatacho 09:00 21:00 Free
Kokemusaz Koenji 10:00 22:00 Sometimes ¥1,500/day, ¥500/2 hours
Open Office-Copernica Koenji 11:00 17:30 Yes ¥1,000/day, ¥500/2 hours
the SNACK Ginza 9:00 23:00 Sometimes ¥2,000/day
HAPON Shinjuku Shinjuku 10:00 19:00 Sometimes ¥2,000/day
Allincco Office Shibuya 9:00 22:00 Sometimes ¥1,500/day, ¥100/15 mins
Pasela’s cowork Shinjuku 9:30 23:00 No ¥2,500/day, ¥1,000/2 hours
Gotanda Coworking Space pao Gotanda 9:00 22:00 No ¥2,000/day, ¥450/hour
Creative Lounge MOV Shibuya 9:00 22:00 Sometimes ¥1,100/hour, initial reg fee ¥648
TANEMAKI Yokohama 9:00 18:00 No ¥1,100/day, ¥600/2 hours
Basis Point Shinbashi 8:00 22:00 No ¥2,000/day, ¥600/hour
Hanare Hibarigaoka Kurihara 10:00 19:00 Sometimes ¥1,000/day, ¥500/4 hours
Froh Coworking Yotsuya 10:00 19:00 Sometimes ¥1,000/day
Maffice Bajikouen Yoga 9:00 18:00 Sometimes ¥1,000/hour
PAX Coworking Kyodo 10:00 17:00 Yes ¥1,500/day
BUKATSUDO WORK LOUNGE Yokohama 7:00 23:00 Sometimes ¥2,000/day, ¥500/hour
PoRTAL Shibuya Shibuya 18:00 22:00 No ¥1,200/evening, weekends ¥2,000/day
Ginza Hub Ginza 11:00 18:00 Yes ¥2,000/day, ¥500/hour
fabbit Otemachi Otemachi 8:00 22:00 Usually ¥1,800/day

Further resources for cheapo business folk

This article was originally published on April 22, 2015 and was last updated by Carey Finn in September 2017. While we do our utmost to ensure that the prices, times and other information above is correct, things do change—so let us know in the comments if something is wrong.

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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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