It has been wonderful to see the place where our family has lived for 100 years invigorated by new ideas, cultures, and friendship since Ryozan Park opened. Families have blossomed, and individuals flourished in a vibrant community that believes in collaboration, work-life balance and equality. A community is a living thing, and ours continues to evolve, year on year, growing in texture and richness with each new member.
We look forward to meeting you,
Our journey so far
Inspired by the efforts of international students in supporting Japan after the March 11th earthquake and tsunami, Nori returns home after five years in Washington DC with plans to invigorate his local community. Rachel is working as an announcer at NHK World TV and writing a thesis on gender equality in the Japanese workplace. They meet in December.
Ryozan Park Share House opens in April. Rooms are full after just a few months and the community begins to flourish.
Shared offices open in the Sugamo Grand Toho building and attract international startups. Nori and Rachel research the best ways to add value to their community, promote work-life balance and support working mothers in Tokyo.
Following the success of the offices and share house in Sugamo, Ryozan Park Otsuka opens with private offices, coworking and a part-time daycare called Kosodate Village.
Kosodate Village is replaced by Ryozan Park Preschool, offering full-time curriculum-based preschool education in English.
Office membership continues to grow. Two additional coworking spaces open in Sugamo: gallery-style Annex and cafe-style Lounge, which features a bar powered by a local craft beer company.