Tokyo and Osaka Serviced Offices for Startups

Tokyo and Osaka have seen a rise in serviced offices, and startups are taking full advantage of these widely accessible office facilities. The demand for flexible co-working spaces that can accommodate the needs of expanding startups has surged as more large corporations make steps to interact with startups. In the post-Covid era, more versatile and accessible offices are available to suit a variety of client needs in the Tokyo and Osaka areas.

CIC Tokyo

CIC Tokyo places an emphasis on flexibility and community. Their 6,000 square metre space in Minato Ward offers private offices of varying sizes, from small rooms that can accommodate 1-3 people, to larger conference rooms that can host company-wide meetings.

For those looking to expand their professional and personal networks, the co-working spaces at CIC Tokyo offer abundant opportunities to interact with the entire community. Home to more than 300 companies, CIC Tokyo also hosts events where members can connect with a diverse clientele, from local startups to global organizations.

In addition to their Tokyo location, CIC provides office spaces worldwide, allowing members to expand internationally without the constraints of a fixed location. “More startups seem to be eyeing global expansion from the moment of their foundation, especially after travel regulations have been lifted post Covid. All of CIC’s global locations are open to our clients, and are accessible with their card key, which can be a significant supporting factor for startups trying to set out for their growth abroad,” said Mizuki Onoma, Marketing Specialist at CIC Tokyo. 

CIC is also home to CIC Institute, a team that provides industry-specific community building opportunities to unite businesses and encourage innovation. Their Startup Support Program operates by building “innovation ecosystems” between startups and other companies, universities and governments. This startup acceleration program is great for startups looking to expand overseas, particularly in the energy/environment and live science fields. Whether it’s support for your startup, or a meeting room, CIC’s bilingual staff is ready to support.

Compass Offices

Compass Offices offer high-class meeting rooms equipped with industry-leading IT infrastructure in both Minato and Shibuya. In addition to their Tokyo locations, Compass Offices operates 32 business centers across major cities like Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney. 

Their convenient locations and sophisticated interior design make working at Compass offices seamless and stylish. Compass has a team of skilled receptionists and office assistants on deck to accommodate your business’s needs and reduce secretarial costs. English language support is available at all their locations, whether you need to book a meeting room or obtain a specific licence. 

Compass can help you smoothly operate an international company within a foreign country. “There are numerous foreign entrepreneurs worldwide who have successfully established companies in Japan with Compass Offices’ office solutions since 2023. Using our office premises, they were able to successfully obtain their business manager visa. The most common requests from our foreign tenants are for our English language support, services such as meeting rooms and information on obtaining licences in certain industries,” said Nico Poon, Business Development Manager at Compass Offices. 

In addition to their Tokyo locations, Compass Offices is opening a new business center in Inogate, Osaka, this August. They are offering a Pre-opening Special Premium until the end of July.


Servcorp has adapted to the current market by placing equal emphasis on their full-service co-working spaces and their virtual offices. Remote work options are more desirable to businesses than ever before, and a startup’s success is now largely dependent on its ability to adapt to a hybrid working model.

“Flexibility is the key component of success for startups, and the demand for remote work options is at an all-time high. More startups are seeking spaces that offer professional business support and opportunities to do business, socialize, and collaborate with other businesses locally and globally. For startups and current Servcorp members, access to big business infrastructure on a per-needs basis without the associated costs has remained one of the most requested features since Servcorp was founded over 45 years ago.” said Rie Hirano, Broker Relations and Partnerships Manager at Servcorp. Servcorp bridges this divide by providing spaces that offer professional business support and create opportunities for collaboration within a larger network.

Servcorp provides office equipment such as copiers, scanners and printers, as well as Cisco IP phones and a fully stocked kitchen so businesses can cut costs without compromising quality. IT infrastructure as well as highly-trained secretarial and IT teams are available within the network of more than 150 locations. Servcorp has 19 locations in Tokyo alone, and four in Osaka.

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