Nihonbashi Kabutocho and Kayabacho Revitalization Project

The Nihonbashi Kabutocho and Kayabacho Revitalization Concept

An areas where people connect, and where investment and growth are born

Since the Meiji era, Kabutocho has been an entrepreneurial district for investment and securities, a district where innovation has been in step with the times, where investors have gathered and where a broad array of information has been exchanged. This historical background and other factors were the basis for our concept of a district where people connect, and where investment and growth are born. Our goal is revitalization that is unique to Kabutocho by harmonizing Kabutocho’s potential with neighboring districts.

Contributing to the Tokyo metropolitan government's “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision

Heiwa Real Estate has proposed three concepts to the Tokyo metropolitan government for improving the securities trading and financial performance of the Nihonbashi Kabutocho and Kayabacho district. At each stage of its redevelopment of the area, the Group has incorporated innovative finance-related initiatives aimed at raising Tokyo's status as an international financial center in step with the government's vision to make it a global financial city. In these ways, the Group is playing a role in realizing the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision by paving the way for the entire district's future.


KABUTO ONE will introduce functionality to the district consistent with the “global financial city” vision, fostering information sharing and talent development in the financial industry and promoting dialogue and communication between investors and companies. KABUTO ONE will contribute to the vision as well as furthering the development and appeal of the entire region.

Facing the intersection of Eitai-dori and Heisei-dori, the KABUTO ONE’s atrium is about 14 m high and is designed with a three-story glass wall. The atrium symbolizes the financial base as a regional gateway and will be an “icon” of the Japanese financial capital market. Using the open space in the atrium, KABUTO ONE features the world’s largest LED video cube called “The Heart,” to display market energy and trends in a visual and spatial manner. The atrium also functions as a site for visitors to gather, rest and interact and for local activities and other events.

    • Book Lounge Kable

Building Name Concept

Kabutocho has prospered as the heart of the Japanese economy since the Edo period and has grown into one of the world’s leading economic areas.
The KABUTO ONE development has been named as such to reflect the idea that Kabutocho was, and will continue to be the starting point for the Japanese economy.

Project Overview

Address 7-1, Nihonbashi Kabutocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access Direct access to Kayabacho Station on Tokyo
Metro’s Tozai and Hibiya lines
Main uses Offices, shops, meeting rooms, conference rooms, parking
Number of floors 15 above-ground floors, 2 basement floors,
2 penthouse floors
Structure Above ground: Steel construction; Basement:
Steel-reinforced concrete (SRC) construction (steel construction in parts); intermediate layer seismic isolation structure
Total floor area Approx. 39,208m2
Owner/Developer Heiwa Real Estate Co., Ltd. Yamatane
Corporation, Chibagin Securities Co., Ltd.
Design/Supervision (Design/facilities) Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc.


"The HEART" is one of the world's biggest digital signage installed in the atrium inside "KABUTO ONE."
"The HEART" was designed in the image of the "heart" of financial and economic district Nihonbashi Kabutocho and installed in the hope of turning it into a symbol of the region as a new face of the capital market.

Membership in the Consortium for Japan International Asset Management Center Promotion (JIAM)

Heiwa Real Estate is a member of the Consortium for Japan International Asset Management Center Promotion (JIAM), which was established in October 2016 for the purpose of improving the international competitiveness of Japan's asset management industry. Other members include the Japan Securities Dealers Association, Investment Trusts Association, Japan Investment Advisors Association, and Japan Exchange Group, Inc. The consortium works to attract foreign investment in the industry by participating in various conferences and events, including seminars organized by the Tokyo metropolitan government intended to establish Tokyo as a global financial city.

Developing FinGATE Brand

In support of the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” vision, we will revitalize Nihonbashi Kabutocho and Kayabacho to support the growth of start-ups such as fintech companies. We will also develop four office buildings as a new financial center for the district called FinGATE.



Designed based on the concept of revitalization, K5 is a five-floor commercial building housing a small hotel along with restaurants, a bar and a café. The building was constructed in 1923 and later acquired by Heiwa Real Estate. The exterior had been covered with steel panels since the 1980s, but research confirmed that the structure was originally owned by The First National Bank, Japan’s first bank established in 1873 by Eiichi Shibusawa, commonly known today as the “father of Japanese capitalism,” and was the annex of the bank’s third-generation building. The building was designed by Yoshitoki Nishimura, who was one of Japan’s top architects specializing in banks at that time.
Aiming to not only raise the building’s property value but also enhance the value of the neighborhood, Heiwa Real Estate restored the building’s exterior to its original appearance, recapturing its charm for modern-day use. Following the exterior restoration and repair work, the building was reborn as K5. This was part of the first project of the Company’s Nihonbashi Kabutocho and Kayabacho Revitalization Project.

  • Kabutocho Heiwa Bldg. No. 5 Exterior

Creating districts with diversity

The atmosphere of the district has been updated after K5, which was opened in February 2020, by inviting unique and attractive restaurants and stores. Commercial facilities that we have invited for strategic town-building have reached a total of 20 with the opening of BANK and Keshiki in December 2022. The number of monthly visitors to commercial facilities invited based on our strategy increased from approx. 10,000 (as of April 2021) to approx. 40,000 (as of March 2023).

Community-based Initiatives

Bringing prosperity to Osaka's Kitahama district

Opening of the Kitahama Terrace

Heiwa Real Estate created a buzz in the Kitahama area of Osaka with its opening of the Kitahama Terrace, a riverside commercial complex connected to the Kitahama 1-Chome Heiwa Building and Heiwa Real Estate Kitahama Building.

Holding exciting events in the Osaka Securities Exchange Building atrium

As part of its efforts to revive the Kitahama area, the Group has been holding various events in the atrium of the Osaka Securities Exchange Building, including public telecasts of the Osaka Women's Marathon, classical music performances by the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, and summer holiday economics seminars for parents and their children, sponsored by Osaka Securities Exchange.

Creation a thriving neighborhood at Sakae, Nagoya.

The Kitahama district of Osaka is, like Nihonbashi Kabutocho in Tokyo, home to many brokerage firms. When rebuilding the Osaka Exchange, we decided to endow it with symbolism so it would act as the catalyst for Kitahama's transformation into an even more vibrant neighborhood.

Participation in urban development projects in Sapporo and Fukuoka

Activities in Sapporo

Heiwa Real Estate owns and operates several buildings in the city of Sapporo, including the Dogin Building, Shin-Odori Building, and Sapporo Ekimae Godo Building. The Group, along with other local businesses and land owners, has joined an urban planning committee that was set up to examine the full-scale redevelopment of the district in which the Sapporo Ekimae Godo Building is located.

Activities in Fukuoka

The Group owns and operates several buildings in the Tenjin district of the city of Fukuoka, including the Fukuoka Shoken Building, Fukuoka Heiwa Building, and Tenjin Heiwa Building. The Group has joined an urban planning consortium of local businesses and land owners that was established to completely redevelop a 17-hectare area surrounding Tenjin Meiji-dori Avenue, a project now underway and approaching an important new stage.

Corporate Initiatives

Involvement in community events

Participation in the Sanno Festival

The Group participates in the Sanno Festival, one of the three major festivals of Tokyo since the Edo era, by collaborating with the neighborhood association in carrying a mikoshi (portable shrine) through the streets of Nihonbashi Kabutocho. The participation of numerous local companies has vitalized the Nihonbashi Kabutocho and Kayabacho district. We will continue to deepen interaction with local residents by actively participating in community events.

Cleanup events in Nihonbashi Kabutocho

The Group participates in cleanup events in the Nihonbashi Kabutocho district in cooperation with local businesses and the local neighborhood association.

Trees donated to Chuo Ward for lining streets in Nihonbashi Kayabacho

The Group gifted boulevard trees (20 dogwood trees) to the district of Nihonbashi Kayabacho in Tokyo's Chuo Ward, which was targeted by the landscape improvement and boulevard tree planting project that the Chuo Ward government promoted for 2017.

Placement and Exhibition of the Red Stone from Sado in Connection with Old Eiichi Shibusawa

In 1888 when Eiichi Shibusawa, who is known as the father of capitalism in Japan, built his Kabutocho house in the place where the Nisshokan Building, in which our headquarters resides, is currently located, he placed the Red Stone from Sado there as a histric stone to wish for the development of Japan's economy. In 2017, as one of the activities to mark the 70th anniversary project, we will exhibit the Red Stone from Sado in the Nihonbashi Kabutocho district for the first time in 110 years.

Community Networking and PR Initiatives


The Group has been operating the Cafe Salvador Business Salon on the first floor of the Tokyo Shoken Kaikan Building in the Nihonbashi Kabutocho and Kayabacho district with the goals of bringing energy and prosperity to the area and creating a venue for sharing news about the district's redevelopment.

Kabuto Live! website

Heiwa Real Estate launched and operates a community website for the Nihonbashi Kabutocho and Kayabacho district. Through the website Kabuto Live! (, the Group contributes to the area's revitalization by publishing information about local events and the culture of the Nihonbashi Kabutocho and Kayabacho district, which developed as Tokyo's financial center. The site helps bring energy to the area by providing people with information on various opportunities to learn about building an asset portfolio as well as news of business matching and other events.

Kabutocho and Kayabacho featured in Tokyojin magazine

The Group produced supplementary book on the excitement of the Kabutocho and Kayabacho district for Tokyojin, a Japanese-language monthly magazine. The feature was written to promote the history and attractions of the area, relay the desires of local residents to share stories and preserve the neighborhood, and explain how the district is playing a role in making Tokyo a global financial city.

Support for Social Contributions

Helping Healthcare Professionals and Clinical Settings Manage COVID-19

To stop the spread of COVID-19, we continue to work on initiatives to prevent infections, including working from home for officers and employees, use of teleconferencing and other online systems, and a switch to digital processes for internal administration, as well as building management procedures to ensure the health and safety of tenants and local communities.
To help healthcare professionals and clinical settings manage COVID-19 and the global threat it poses, we donated ¥10 million to the Japan Medical Association in February 2021.

Support for Employee Involvement in Social Programs

We have established systems to help employees get involved in social programs. For example, we have set up a new category of special leave called Volunteer Leave. Under this system, employees can accumulate their annual leave and take long periods of leave for the purpose of working on volunteer programs.