Around Hiroo

The International School of the Sacred Heart is a two minute walk from Hiroo Station, in the heart of Tokyo. There is a lot to see and do around the area, including:

National Azabu Supermarket

National Azabu is one of the closest supermarkets from ISSH, only a 5 minute walk away. There you can find many international foods from many different countries.

National Azabu Supermarket Official Website


By Train- Hiroo Station (Hibiya -Line) Exit #1 or #2
3 minute walk across the street from Arisugawa Park


4-5-2 Minami Azabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 106-0047


Tel: 03-3442-3181

Gonpachi Restaurant

Gonpachi is a famous traditional Japanese restaurant, which serves yakitori, sushi, and soba. It is a popular eating establishment for tourists, including American President George W. Bush when he visited in 2002. It is also well known for being the inspiration for a setting in Quentin Tarantino's movie, "Kill Bill."

Gonpachi- Official Website


1-13-11 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031


Tel: 03-5771-0170

Fax: 03-5771-0160

Coffee Shops

There are many coffee shops to hang out in after you drop the kids off, or if you are out of school! These include:

Starbucks Hiroo

There are many Starbucks Coffee shops around Tokyo, including one located just around the corner from ISSH.


This is one of the nearest caf├ęs from the Sacred Heart, only a 5 minute walk away. It is a great place to catch a quick drink or sit and chat with friends. If you are lucky you might get your picture taken and place in the Tokyo Weekender` Faces & Places page.

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower's closest train station is Kamiyacho, just two stops over from Hiroo on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line. It opened in 1958 and is the world's largest self-supporting steel tower at 333m.

Tokyo Tower Official Website



4-2-8 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011


Tel: 03-3433-5111

Roppongi Hills

Just one train stop away from Hiro-o, Roppongi Hills is a great place to hang out with so much to do. You can see the latests films in English, with Japanese subtitles. You can also visit the Mori Art Museum, do some shopping, or see the city view from 250m above sea level.

Roppongi Hills Official Website


Roppongi Hills can be accessed from Tokyu Metro Hibiya Line`s Exit 1C at Roppongi Station.


Tel: 03-6406-6000

Tokyo American Club (TAC)

The Tokyo American Club was established in 1928 and has been a pillar for the expat community ever since. It has over 3, 500 members from over 50 nations. There are so many cultural, business and recreational activities going on that it can be a second home away from home for those stationed in Tokyo.
Tokyo American Club Official Website


The Tokyo American Club is a 10 minute walk from three stations:
  • Kamiyacho Station on the Hibiya Line (Exit 2) which is two stops away from Hiroo
  • Azabujuban Station on the Namboku Line (Exit 3) or Oedo Line (Exit 6)
  • Akabanebashi Station on the Oedo Line (Nakanohashi Exit)


2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8649


Tel: 03-4588-0381
Fax: 03-4588-0703

Shibuya (Crossing/Shopping)

Have you ever seen "Lost in Translation"? If so you would have seen Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson exploring Shibuya, one of Tokyo`s busiest areas famous forHachiko and what is reported as the world`s busiest street crossing, Shibuya crossing. This area around Shibuya Station is only two train stops from Hiroo where the International School of the Sacred Heart is located, and is a major fashion center of Japan.

Shibuya Japan

Meiji Jingu Shrine

Located just three stops from Hiroo, where the International School of the Sacred Heart is located, is a Shinto Shrine dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, the Empress Shoken. It was founded in 1920 and is one of the most famous shrines in Japan. It is located in a wooded area that covers 7000, 000 square-meters (175 acres).

Meiji Jingu Shrine

Meiji Jingu Shrine Official Wesite


1-1 Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8857


Arisugawa no miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park was originally owned by the feudal lord Minonokami Nambu and turned into a park in 1934. On its property is the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library as well as forested areas with tranquil ponds, streams, waterfalls and bridges.


The park is 2 minutes from Hiroo Station, across from National Azabu Supermarket.