Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo

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Omotesando intersection on Aoyama-dori

Aoyama (青山 "Green Mountain"?) is a neighborhood of Tokyo, located in the northwest portion of Minato Ward.

Kita-Aoyama (北青山?) or "North Aoyama" refers to the area on the north side of Aoyama-dori (Aoyama Street) between Aoyama Gakuin University and the Akasaka Palace, while Minami-Aoyama (南青山?) or "South Aoyama" refers to the area to the south of Aoyama-dori and extends to the northern edge of Roppongi, Azabu and Hiroo. Minami-Aoyama is the location of Japan's first municipal cemetery, Aoyama Cemetery, opened in 1872.[1]

During the Edo Period, Aoyama was home to various temples, shrines, and samurai residences. The name Aoyama derived from a samurai named Aoyama Tadanari who served the Tokugawa Shogunate and held his mansion in this area. Today, along with Shibuya and Harajuku, it is one of the most popular entertainment and shopping areas for young people in Tokyo. It is well known for its fashion houses, restaurants, and shopping. Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium is in the North part of Aoyama.

Places in Aoyama[edit]

Companies and organizations based in Aoyama[edit]

Avex Group's Headquarters
Comme des Garçons main branch in Aoyama.

Subway stations[edit]


  1. ^ "The Foreign Section Trust". Archived from the original on 9 May 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-18.  – formed in 2005 to preserve the foreign section of Aoyama cemetery in Tokyo
  2. ^ Avex Group Holdings, Inc. Company Outline. Avex Group Holdings, Inc. "3-1-30, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8577"
  3. ^ Corporate Info Four Seeds Corporation
  4. ^ Chevalier, Michel (2012). Luxury Brand Management. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-118-17176-9. 

Coordinates: 35°40′19″N 139°43′23″E / 35.672°N 139.723°E / 35.672; 139.723