Japanese Apartments in Jakarta
Jakarta, especially neighborhoods around business districts within the Golden Triangle, attracts expatriates from all over the world, including Japan. However, despite the many apartments around, few offer comfort and convenience to make the Japanese community feel right at home.
Thankfully, Indonesians and Japanese developers have dedicated themselves to build an environment that introduces the Japanese lifestyle to this tropical city. Here, we’ve compiled a list of Japanese Apartments in Jakarta that we recommend.
1. 1Park Residence
1Park Residence is a long-standing favorite among Japanese citizens in Jakarta. Standing in the foreigner-friendly Kebayoran Baru neighborhood, it’s one of the few apartments that exclusively cater to the Japanese lifestyle.
It’s only under 20 minutes away from the Japanese embassy. The Sudirman Central Business District and Mega Kuningan are also quickly reachable from this apartment.
Public transportation is easy to find in the area. For example, there is the Blok M BCA MRT station that can take you almost all over the Jakarta Golden Triangle. Transjakarta buses are also available at CSW and Mayestik stations.
1Park Residences has Jakarta’s best shopping centers nearby, like Plaza Senayan, Gandaria City, Senayan City, and Pondok Indah Mall. Senayan City and Gandaria City are famous for being hangout spots with high-class restaurants from various countries. Meanwhile, Pondok Indah Mall is known for a mall with the most comprehensive products in Jakarta.
The area is full of social bars such as ABRACO Bistro & Bar, Yujiro Club & Bar, Beer Garden, where you can mingle with Indonesians and fellow expatriates alike.
1Park Residences’ essential facilities include a swimming pool complete with a children’s pool, function rooms, a fitness center, a tennis court, a children’s playground, ATM center, a yoga corner, and even a BBQ area.
1Park Residence opens its doors to stores and services such as Papaya Fresh Gallery, which sells Japanese and Korean food items and the Daiso hardware store. There are also beauty parlors such as Lush by Tokyo Bell, DeRes Salon, Blow and Glow, and a nail salon.
1Park Residences has the Huddle Hub co-working space if you need to find a quiet place to work. Afterward, you can get your favorite drink at Starbucks or have lunch with friends or colleagues at the Sumibi Japanese restaurant.
Address: Jl. Kyai Moh. Syafii Hadzami No.1, RT.1/RW.10, Kramat Pela, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12440
Monthly Rental Price: 2BR starting from Rp 15.500.000,00
2. Kyo Serviced Apartments
Kyo Serviced Apartment is a combination of hotel and serviced apartments under Topaz, a Jakarta-based company whose accommodations mainly cater to long-staying foreigners, especially Japanese expatriates.
Kyo Serviced Apartment is only several minutes away from the Rs. Fatmawati main road. If you get to the end of Abdul Majid Raya street, you’ll only need to cross the road to reach the Haji Nawi MRT station. Using the MRT service, you can get to the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex and the surrounding Sudirman Central Business District.
The Fatmawati area is close to many shopping and retail centers. The apartment is only under 10 minutes away from Japanese supermarkets Papaya and Kamome. Other bigger malls include Pondok Indah Mall 2, Lippo Mall Kemang, as well as local favorite Gandaria City Mall. The Kemang area also isn’t short of social bars to visit, like Die Stube and Beyondbar Jakarta.
Kyo Serviced Apartments’ facilities include a swimming pool restaurant and bar, a fitness center, and a sauna as well. Like every serviced apartment, there is a laundry service and housekeeping by the management. And, like a hotel, the reception service is always ready to serve you 24/7.
Address: Jl. Abdul Majid Raya No.Kav 16, RT.4/RW.5, Cipete Sel., Kec. Cilandak, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12410
Monthly Rental Price: Studio starting from Rp. 3.000.000,00
3. Branz Simatupang
Branz Simatupang is a property developed by Tokyu Land. This apartment aims to weave Japanese elegance into the design of this luxury apartment. Right by the side of Tol Pondok Pinang-TMII, Tokyu managed to build a ‘water garden palace’ after extensive gathering and analysis of Jakarta soil, housing plan, and traditional culture.
Since the apartment is standing along the tollway, residents of the Branz Simatupang can get to vital business districts across Jakarta, such as Sudirman Central Business District. Surrounding the apartment are also individual office towers, like the MARQUEE towers, Graha Simatupang, Plaza Oleos, and more.
Branz Simatupang is just seven minutes away from One Belpark Mall, a retail mall with entertainment venues. There is also Citraland Mall, as well as the culinary paradise Cilandak Town Square.
Branz Simatupang is a one-stop residential apartment, with supermarket and grocery stores. To help maintain your wellbeing, it provides a swimming pool (indoor and outdoor), a gym, and even a dedicated Sunrize Plaza for Yoga. Young children may want to play in the playground, while the older ones may want to check out the library.
Address: Jl. R.A.Kartini No.10, RW.4, West Cilandak, Cilandak, South Jakarta City, Jakarta 12430
Monthly Rental Price: 2BR starting from Rp 40.000.000,00
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4. 1Park Avenue
A neighbor and ‘brother’ to 1Park Residence, 1Park Avenue is a four-tower residential apartment complex, by PT. Intiland. It’s a luxury apartment that offers penthouses, a rarity in Jakarta apartments.
Apart from its closeness to embassies and business districts (such as SCBD and Mega Kuningan), it’s also not far away from toll roads Jakarta Inner Ring Road and Jakarta Outer Ring Road.
The nearest Transjakarta stations are the CSW stop and Mayestik. 1Park Avenue is also only seven minutes’ away from the Blok M BCA MRT station.
For shopping, there’s Papaya, a Japanese supermarket selling imported products from Japan and Korea, including delicious sushi (that regularly get discounts in the evening).
The biggest and most recommended mall around is Gandaria City. It has a well-loved cinema (due to having one of the only two IMAX screens in Jakarta), a variety of shops from international and national brands, and restaurants that serve food from Japan, Mexico, and so on. It’s always a hit with locals and foreigners alike.
Notable in-site facilities include an outdoor pool, a well-maintained gym, courts for tennis and basketball, BBQ area, and sauna. For parents’ convenience, there is a playground and a playroom, and a daycare, too.
Other facilities include mini markets, laundry services, and a Chinese and a Japanese restaurant.
Address: Jl. Kyai Moh. Syafii Hadzami No.3, Kby. Lama Utara, Kec. Kby. Lama, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12240
Monthly Rental Price: 2BR starting from Rp 32.500.000
While not all of them are developments by Japanese companies, rest assured that they make sure to deliver the best experience especially in Japanese quality comfort and convenience.