Location, Location, LocationMuch of Azabu's appeal is its location. Azabu borders:
Aoyama: Tokyo's upscale fashion district
Akasaka: a Major business district
Hiroo: another top residential area
It's not too far from mega business areas such as Shinbashi and Shiodome. It's also not too far from the Ginza shopping neighborhood.
PricesA one bedroom apartment in a prime Azabu building can easily cost 700,000 yen ($8500 USD) per month .
DistrictsThere are 9 districts in Azabu (they're all expensive residential areas): Azabu-Juban, Azabudai, Azabu-Nagasakacho, Azabu-Mamianacho, Nishi-Azabu, Higashi-Azabu, Minami-Azabu, Moto-Azabu and Roppongi.
Most of these areas are relatively quiet with the notable exception of Roppongi.
Life in AzabuAzabu is known for its village-like atmosphere and small cafes, restaurants and bars that are frequented by locals. The area is particularly known for its excellent international cuisine.
(this restaurant inspired a scene in the movie Kill Bill)
Azabu also has a thriving art and music scene.
Azabu-Juban holds a three day summer festival at the end of August (Noryo Matsuri).
Due to the large number of embassies in the area there's a significant police and security presence in Azabu.
While, most of Azabu is quiet and safe — Roppongi is an exception.