The Council for Area Development and Management of Otemachi, Marunouchi, and Yurakucho > About us > Basic agreement


The “Otemachi-Marunouchi-Yurakucho District Basic City-Planning Agreement”, which embraces the principle of development of the district, was concluded by all members of the Council on March 31, 1994.
Members of the Council understand and approve of the contents of the agreement and participate in its activities.

As a leading business district, the Otemachi-Marunouchi-Yurakucho district (hereunder “the district”) has sustained the economic development of our nation. With a good environment that includes places such as the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station and carrying down the true essence of Marunouchi to the present day, it has also formed and established its image as an urban center unique to our nation.

With needs of the times such as internationalization and advanced information in recent years, city centers, subcenters, and core business cities can be expected to show further developments in accordance with their respective regional characteristics while sharing their functions.
Therefore, the district must make qualitative shifts and quantitative expansions to include central administrative functions and cultural functions as well as global city functions associated with international finance and information. It also needs to implement redevelopment projects for city planning that is appropriate for an international business center in a modern urban center and beneficial for the next generation.
Furthermore, the effects of redevelopment in the district must go beyond the district and be able to stop the diffusion of unregulated business functions in neighboring districts, and serve as a model for future city-center redevelopment efforts that can allow living functions in neighboring districts to be secured.

City planning in the district is restructuring to create an ideal new urban center that adapts to a new era, meaning that it aims to redefine Marunouchi.
For this reason, high-integration, high-capacity city planning can make sophisticating urban functions such as through the enhancement of office functions and improvements in work environments, And we create more appealing urban spaces rooted in the excellent features of the district in terms of landscape, functionality, and environment.
To that effect, we landowners have mutually reaffirmed the principles of the city planning efforts shown below and conclude this agreement as an initiative to redevelopment in the district so that city planning can be implemented in a coordinated and collaborated manner.

The formation of new urban spaces
By taking advantage of the landscape characteristics of the district in front of the Imperial Palace centering on Tokyo Station and creating a new kind of Marunouchi that can adapt to a new era, a more dignified inner-city landscape that is befitting of the center of this global city of Tokyo can be formed.
This is why efforts are being made to create a townscape filled with a new sense of drive and vitality while taking of tradition and splendor seriously.

The formation of an international business center
We take advantage of the history and characteristics of the business district and form an international business center that sustains the global city of Tokyo. We strive to intruduce a wide variety of service functions and new inner-city and cultural functions proactively while central administrative functions as well as functions associated with international finance and information are being enhanced to bring about a place for vigorous economic activities.

The formation of comfortable urban spaces
Taking advantage of the excellent environmental assets of the district to create extremely convenient and comfortable urban spaces that are appropriate for an age of environmental symbiosis.
For this reason, above ground and underground pedestrian networks organically connected with various transportation facilities are being created along with a wide variety of other networks such as networks of green and open spaces that incorporate the rich nature of surrounding areas through the intensive use of underground space.
Furthermore, the city planning efforts balance the environment and convenience while taking account of resource and energy conservation.

Comprehensive and integrated city planning
Landowners have a shared understanding and work together for comprehensive and integrated city planning that spreads to other regions.
We coordinate and cooperate with each other for improvements in comprehensive urban management and governance so that highly sophisticated landscapes, functions, and environments along with high levels of safety and security can be continually maintained and enhanced.

Social contributions
City planning that leads to social contributions on an even broader scale is being implemented through coordination with neighboring districts and cooperation in improving public facilities.

City planning through public and private partnerships
New partnerships are being established with entities such as governmental agencies so that city planning through public and private partnerships can be implemented. To make a model for city-center redevelopment efforts.

Building of a city planning promotion system
In order to promote long-term city planning efforts based on the principles of this agreement, landowners are working together on a system that promotes city planning that can gradually and flexibly adapt to changes in social conditions.