Nishi-Azabu

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Nishi-Azabu (西麻布) is a district of Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, which was a part of the former Azabu Ward.

Nishi-azabu Mitsui Building, viewed from Takagichō intersection at Kottō-dori (Kottō street, in 6 Minami-Aoyama).

Nishiazabu is bordered by Minami-Aoyama on the north and west, Hiroo (Shibuya) on the south, Moto-Azabu on the southeast, and Roppongi on the northeast.

The Fujifilm company is located in 2 Nishi-Azabu. A large area in 4 Nishi-Azabu surrounding the Nishi-Azabu Mitsui building and the Wakabakai kindergarten was occupied by the Mitsui clan (Mitsui Zaibatsu) before World War Ⅱ.

The embassies of Yemen, Ukraine, Uruguay, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Haiti, Panama, Venezuela, Belize, Bolivia, Honduras, Laos and Romania are located in this area.

It is also home to a number of international kindergartens as well as Kogai Elementary School.

Chōkoku-ji (長谷寺), also known as Azabu Ō-Kannon (麻布大観音), is a Sōtō-shū temple and a tourist attraction and is also located in Nishi-Azabu.

Coordinates: 35°39′35″N 139°43′24″E / 35.6597°N 139.7234°E / 35.6597; 139.7234