Tameike Sanno

Tameike Sanno Station is a subway station serving the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Namboku Lines. The station is located both in the Chiyoda and Minato Wards of Tokyo the Namboku platforms being in Chiyoda Ward, and the Ginza platforms in Minato Ward. Tameike Sanno Station is connected to Kokkai Gijido-mae Station by underground passageways, making it possible to transfer between the two stations without going through ticket gates. 

The Tokyo Metro Namboku Line platforms are located in the Nagatacho district of Chiyoda Ward. A short walking distance from the Station exit into Nagatacho is Kantei .


Kantei is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Japan. This five-story building is relatively new, having been finished in 2002. It is situated next to the previous Kantei, which is a two-storey mansion built in 1929. Both the new and the old buildings are surrounded by a wall and entry is only through a double gate.

The new Kantei, built at a cost of $350 million, is uniquely designed in half Japanese and half Scandinavian architectural forms. The walls are sectional and are made of wood. The ceiling and its lighting are based on traditional Japanese designs, but from the outside, the roof is very western and also has two helipads. In the middle of the building is a rock garden. The whole building, covering an area of 25,000 sq. meters, is protected from terrorist threats by stones and bulletproof glass.

Besides being the residence of the Prime Minister, Kantei also has facilities for Cabinet meetings, and summits and banquets for foreign dignitaries.

Sanno Park Tower

Sanno Park Tower is one of the twenty tallest buildings of Tokyo. Standing at a height of 194 meter, it can be seen from afar. What makes it even more prominent is its location. It is located close to Tameike Station, with the Kantei, Diet Building, and offices of the members of Parliament to its right; the luxury hotel Tokyu to the left; and the Hie Shrine behind it.

Sanno Park Tower was completed in 2000. Covering a floor area of 219,216 m², the Tower consists of 44 floors above the ground and 4 floors underground. It is made of steel-framed reinforced-concrete designed in a modernist style.

Some of the prominent tenants at Sanno Park Tower are Deutsch Bank, who has rented 6 of its floors, Mitsubishi Trust & Banking, and NTT DoCoMo.


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