Mount Atago (愛宕山? Atago-yama) occupies most of the district. The lower zone located between Mt. Atago and Tokyo Metropolitan Route 301, also known as Atago Shita Dōri Avenue (愛宕下通り? Atago Shita Dōri), was a dense residential neighborhood but recently underwent an urban renewal . It is now known as a home to Atago Green Hills, an urban complex constructed by building tycoon Minoru Mori.
Located in the Atago district, Mount Atago is the highest natural mountain in the 23 special wards of Tokyo, with an elevation of 25.7 m. The Atago Shrine (愛宕神社? Atago Jinja) is housed on the mountain.
Atago is home to Kanazawa Institute of Technology's Tokyo Toranomon Campus.