Azabu Juban is located in Minato ward, Tokyo. Azabu-Juban is a lively residential area in central Tokyo with a mixture of Japanese shops, restaurants and bars. The convenience of several supermarkets in a central location and the proximity of Hiroo and Roppongi make it one of the trendier and sought after residential areas of Tokyo. The main street, a block away from a busy road junction, has a village-like feel with cobbled stoned paving in some places. This atmosphere is created by the narrow streets, slow moving traffic, and a mixture of stores operated by older owners.
Azabu Juban is in the area called Azabu, consisting of nine official districts: Azabu-Jūban, Azabudai, Azabu-Nagasakachō, Azabu-Mamianachō, Nishi-Azabu, Higashi-Azabu, Minami-Azabu, Moto-Azabu and Roppongi. It is known as Tokyo’s most expensive upscale residential district; many artists, business people, and celebrities reside there.
Toward the end of August, Azabu-Juban holds one of the most famous local summer festivals (matsuri) in Tokyo. The event takes place over 3 days with the streets being lined with local stalls and food vendors.