Tokyo’s Masterpieces From The National Gallery London Exhibition Adds Extra Nighttime Dates

21.September.2020 | SPOT

The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo has been hosting the Masterpieces From The National Gallery London exhibition since June 18 this year, and has just announced additional nighttime hour viewings, so the exhibit will be open until 21:00 from October 13 to 17.

The exhibition brings together a special selection of 61 masterful works from The National Gallery London in Japan for the first time, such as Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Johannes Vermeer’s Lady Seated at a Virginal, and Claude Monet’s The Water-Lily Pond.

 

Tickets for the evening viewings between October 13 and 17 will be available to purchase from September 19 via FamilyMart, e+, and Yomiuri Shimbun’s online store in Japan. More details are available on the exhibition website.

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  • New Desserts Arrive at Tokyo’s Panda Themed Cafe Mainichi Panda CAFE by Saryo Ginza Seigetsudo

    11.August.2020 | FOOD / SPOT

    Saryo Ginza Seigetsudo, a cafe located on the 2nd floor of Matsuzakaya Ueno in Tokyo, has been holding its “Mainichi Panda CAFE” event since October last year where it is serving up panda themed food and drink, selling panda plush toys and books, and the cafe itself is decorated with all things pandas.

    Mainichi Panda CAFE by Saryo Ginza Seigetsudo is now introducing four new panda desserts, and its exhibition theme is celebrating the birthdays of Ueno Zoo’s giant pandas Xiang Xiang and Lili.

    Adzuki Bean & Warabimochi Panda Parfait | ¥1,100

    Japanese style parfait topped with panda-shaped ice cream.

    Panda Jonamagashi & Matcha Set | ¥1,100 *Only 4 served per day

    A Japanese ‘jonamagashi’ confection made to look like a panda wearing a straw hat.

    Panda Pancake-Style Dorayaki w/Orange Peel | ¥1,100 (With Coffee ¥1,430)

    Saryo Ginza Seigetsudo’s signature dorayaki served pancake style and branded with a cute panda face.

    Lemon Yogurt Cake Set | ¥1,210

    A slice of refreshing lemon and yogurt cake.

     

    Mainichi Panda Exhibition (Excerpt)

    The cafe has a special photo exhibition on display of the cute giant panda family that is housed in Ueno Zoo.

     

    Postcards


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    The first 100 customers who dine at the cafe each day will receive a free postcard of Ueno Zoo’s pandas.

     

    If you love pandas, and have visited Ueno Zoo before, then you won’t want to miss a visit to Saryo Ginza Seigetsudo.

  • Sanrio Gift’s New Shop in Ueno Welcomes Hello Kitty Panda Merchandise & More

    25.January.2020 | FOOD / SPOT

    Sanrio opened a new gift shop called Sanrio Gift Gate in Ueno on January 24, 2020. This is the 107th branch of the gift shop to open in Japan, following the openning of the Asakusa branch which opened in Asakusa last year. Aimed at tourists both Japanese and foreign, it sells merchandise of Sanrio’s popular cast of characters.

    You can’t miss the shop as a giant Pompompurin embracing a panda suit-clad Hello Kitty are waiting to greet you at the entrance. The panda is a symbol of Ueno due to Ueno Zoo housing giant pandas.

    The souvenir shop features a range of Ueno exclusives, including a line-up of six popular Sanrio characters wearing panda outfits.

    Plush Toys (6 Designs) – ¥2,200 Each / Small Plush Toys (6 Designs) – ¥1,760 Each

    Who could resist one of these cute toys? The bigger ones at 16cm tall and the small ones 11cm. The line-up includes fan favourites Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, Cinnamoroll, My Melody, Kuromi, and Pochacco.

     

    There’s also pop-up cards with a variety of designs, including one that opens up into Ameya-Yokochō open-air market, another that turns into Hello Kitty and a panda sat down, and more.

    Edo-Tamagawaya x Hello Kitty Pink Tonkotsu Ramen – ¥390

    Budoonoki Sanrio Character Baumkuchen – ¥594 Each (Hello Kitty/My Melody/Pompompurin/Cinnamoroll)

    The Salt Industry Center of Japan x Hello Kitty Table Salt – ¥248

    There’s also food and snacks amongst a whole range of other goodies, all perfect as gifts and souvenirs.

     

    Be sure to stop by Sanrio Gift Plaza the next time you’re in Ueno.

     

    ⓒ 1976, 1996, 2020 SANRIO CO.,LTD. TOKYO, JAPAN  Original Text: SANRIO CO.,LTD.

    *All listed prices include tax. Sold items receive stock turnovers.

  • Giant 5-Meter Tall Dinosaur Panda Stomps Into Ueno Station

    26.July.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    The Dinosaur Expo 2019 began at National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno, Tokyo on July 13, and in promotion of the exhibition, a thrilling dinosaur themed event is set to take place at the Atre Ueno shopping mall from August 1 to September 30.

    Atre Ueno is located inside Ueno Station, and if you roll into the station right now you’d best be careful of the bipedal, carnivorously cute 5 meter high panda-saur. You’ll find it on display at the station’s Grand Concourse (it’s pretty hard to miss!)

     

    You might be wondering why there’s a giant panda dressed as a fluffy dinosaur. The reason is that Ueno Zoo has its very own giant pandas which have become a symbol of the town. And the dinosaur our station panda is dressed as is the Deinocheirus, the main showpiece of The Dinosaur Expo.

    In promotion of the museum’s exhibition, 19 restaurants and cafes at Atre Ueno are serving up their very own dinosaur-inspired meals―both meat for the carnivora and vegetarian for the herbivores―as well as desserts.

     

    Head to Ueno this summer break for your fill of dino fun!

  • Celebrate Ueno Zoo Panda Xiang Xiang’s 2nd Birthday With ecute Ueno’s Panda Sweets & Merchandise

    15.May.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    Shopping centre ecute Ueno has announced that it is holding a campaign entitled “Pandaful Party” from June 3 to June 30 to celebrate the 2nd birthday of Ueno Zoo’s popular panda Xiang Xiang. Panda themed desserts, food and merchandise will be sold at various stores throughout ecute Ueno.

    Panda Rolled Sushi Set – ¥648 (Tax Included) @ Wakahiro (ecute Ueno)

    Sushi-lovers won’t want to miss this set of rolled sushi. The three cute pandas all come with three different flavours: fried salmon, minced chicken and egg. Available at the ecute Ueno branch of Wakahiro only.

    Panda Baked Sweet Potato (100g) – ¥324 (Tax Included) @ Rapoppo (ecute Ueno)

    Aged potatoes are used to make this popular baked sweet potato treat, and these ones have a cute panda design♡

    Parent & Child Panda Eclair (1 Eclair) – ¥380 (Tax Included) @ Dolce Felice (ecute Ueno)

    These adorable eclairs feature a panda parent and cub on them. They are filled with chocolate custard and a crunchy biscuit.

    Panda Case Beans – ¥972 (Tax Included) – Mameya Bankyu (ecute Ueno) *Serving June 3 – June 16 only

    Inside these panda cases are black soybeans covered in chocolate and houjicha tea chocolate.

    Ueno Assorted Cookies (1 Tin) – ¥1,296 (Tax Included) @ Juchheim (ecute Ueno)

    Grab a cup of tea and tuck into these tin of cute assorted cookies with panda motifs on them.

    Panda Cocoa (Hot/Iced) – ¥400 (Tax Included) @ UP CAFE (ecute Ueno)

    This cup of hot panda cocoa can be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike.

    Merchandise includes cute panda salt, fortunes, a squishy and more.

    People can also get their hands on this exclusive Pandaful Party shopping bag on June 12, the day of Xiang Xiang’s birthday. These are limited in stock so you’ll want to start your shop nice and early!

  • The Micro Museum Hostel Ueno: A New Conceptual Hostel With a Gallery

    09.February.2019 | SPOT

    The Micro Museum Hostel Ueno is set to open this month in Arakawa, Tokyo.

    The hostel aims to give guests an elevated accommodation experience that goes beyond simply having them sleep there for the night. It is located in Uguisudani which despite its station connecting to both the Yamanote Line and Keihin-Tōhoku Line, has a sort of nostalgic feeling to it like that of a close-knit town. The number of tourists visiting there has been on the rise in recent years as it is close to Ueno and Negishi.

     

    As its name suggests, the hostel is home to a small museum. It was designed by Ryo Mitsui who created it so that different coloured lights shed through the outside. The entrance inside will be displayed with artwork from up-and-coming artists that will change each month.

     

    The hostel hopes to bring in not just guests to see the museum but locals too to tie everyone to art.

    The inside is minimalist yet stylish. It caters to different needs with its room variations including rooms for 2, rooms for 4 and more.

     

    Take advantage of your overnight stay to experience something new by booking with The Micro Museum Hostel Ueno.

  • Ueno’s Historical & Former Hakubutsukan-Dōbutsuen Train Station to Open for Public Viewing

    25.October.2018 | SPOT

    Hakubutsukan-Dōbutsuen Station is a designated historical structure of Tokyo. In line with its opening for public viewing, it has been revealed that new installations will be set up as part of the ‘UENOYES’ project.

    UENOYES was set up to promote the art and culture of Ueno Park and its surrounding areas to the rest of the world. Hakubutsukan-Dōbutsuen Station is next on the list of historical structures in Ueno to be showcased. Part of the station building will be accessible to the public in co-operation with Keisei Electric Railway and Tokyo University of the Arts. It will turn into a cultural platform where people can communicate with one another.

    The installations can be enjoyed while reading into stories based on research in Ueno. Original stories have been collected from the voices of many people including director Hitsujiya Shirotama as well as members of staff from the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo, Ueno Zoo, Keisei Electric Railway and elsewhere. The space is also dsigned by Sakata Akiko who works in stage design.

     

    Guests will be led by guides as music plays both above ground and underground in the station building.

     

    3D-printed skeletal replicas of animals can also be found at the exhibition which are printed by Kento Mori of the National Museum of Nature and Science.

     

    Discover a new side of Ueno by following the UENOYES project.

  • Cute Panda Sweets Releasing at Ginza Cozy Corner, Ueno Park Lueno

    23.September.2018 | FOOD

    The Ueno Park Lueno branch of Ginza Cozy Corner will release their new chestnut flavoured “Panda Yaki” on September 22.

     

    These sweets are cooked fresh right in front of customers in the shape of a panda’s face – a reference the giant pandas of Ueno Zoo, the animals which the district of Ueno has almost become synonymous with.

    The regular Panda Yaki menu comes with four flavours to pick from: custard, chocolate, adzuki bean paste, and cheese. They are popular with customers for not only being delicious, but extremely cute too.

    The new entry being added to the menu is chestnut, a very familiar flavour during autumn in Japan. The cooked chewy pastry is filled with subtly sweet chestnut paste with additional diced candied chestnuts for texture.

    You can pick up your own Panda Yaki either as a souvenir or to eat in one gulp while strolling around Ueno. Available this autumn only!

     

    ■Information

    Panda Yaki (Chestnut)

    Price: ¥145 (Tax Included)
    Available: September 22, 2018 – Mid January 2019
    Shop: Ginza Cozy Corner Ueno Park Lueno (UENO3153 Bldg. 1F, Ueno, Taito Ward, Tokyo)
    Opening Hours: [Weekdays] 10:00am-9:00pm [Weekends] 8:00am-9:00pm営業時間:月〜金/ 10:00〜21:00、土日祝/ 8:00〜21:00

    *Please be aware that there is a possibility they will sell out.

    Ginza Cozy Corner Official Website: https://www.cozycorner.co.jp/index.html

  • Souvenirs & Bento: Taste the Flavours of Tohoku at ecute’s Plus Tohoku Fair

    29.August.2018 | FOOD

    It can be tough picking out gifts and souvenirs, especially in Japan.

     

    In this article you’ll find some great choices at 4 branches of the train station shopping complex ecute where they will hold the Plus Tohoku Fair from September 3 to 24. Get your hands on a range of food gifts and souvenirs from fruits to meat and fish, all made with ingredients from the Tohoku region of Japan.

     

     

    Recommended Gift: Fruits

    Fig Tart – ¥594 (Tax Included) / le billet (ecute Tokyo)

    This tart is made with sweet and refreshing figs from Fukushima Prefecture. It’s made with a custard containing cream cheese. Available at ecute Tokyo only.

    Raihou Strawberry Chiffon Sandwich – ¥700 (Tax Included) / OVO (ecute Omiya)

    This fluffy chiffon cake sandwich is made with the finest quality eggs and is filled with raihou strawberries from Miyagi Prefecture which are known for being a luxury. Available at ecute Omiya only.

    4 Fruit Sandwich – ¥540 (Tax Included) / Sandwich House Marchen (ecute Ueno, Tokyo) & Sandwich Café Oishii Marchen (ecute Omiya)

    This colourful and hearty sandwich is made with a variety of fruits including La France pears from Yamagata Prefecture and apples from Aomori Prefecture. Only 30 made per day.

    Shine Muscat Grape Éclair – ¥320 (Tax Included) / Dolce Felice (ecute Ueno)

    When you bite into this éclair your mouth is filled with the refreshing sweetness of the fresh cream mixed with fresh fruit Shine Muscat grapes. Only 30 made per day served after 11:00am. Available at ecute Ueno only.

    Baked Apple Tart – ¥1,480 (Tax Included) / Andeli (ecute Omiya)

    This limited edition autumn tart is packed with Jonathan apples from Yamagata Prefecture. Only 16 available per day. Available at ecute Omiya only.

    Goro Goro Kurenai no Yume Apple Pie – ¥1,296 (Tax Included) / Rapoppo (ecute Ueno) & Rapoppo mini-on (ecute Omiya)

    Kurenai no yume is a new variety of apple grown in Akita Prefecture that’s a deep red all the way through the peel to the meat. This apple has been taken and made into a deliciously plump pie. Only 12 made per day.

     

    Recommended Gift: Meat

    Iwate Yamagatamura Shorthorn Beef Bento – ¥1,580 (Tax Included) / Daichi wo Mamoru Deli (ecute Tokyo)

    Shorthorn makes up only 1% of the beef share in Japan. This carefully brings out all the flavour of the red meat which comes from cows that graze from spring to autumn and are raised carefully. Available at ecute Tokyo only.

     

    Yamagata Beef Shigureni & Soboro – ¥1,000 (Tax Included) / Tsukada Nojo OBENTO&DELI (ecute Ueno) & Tsukada Farm Tokyo (ecute Keiyo Street)

    This bento is made with beef carefully selected  by Yamagata beef experts. The sweet and hot shiguredani complements the dish perfectly.

    Yamagata Pork & Three Mushroom Cream Stew – ¥1,060 (Tax Included) / Madame Bro (ecute Keiyo Street)

    The pork in this dish comes from the famous Hirata Farms in Yamagata Prefecture. It’s topped with three kinds of mushrooms. Available at ecute Keiyo Street only. Served from 11:00am-10:30pm.

    Seasonal Vegetable Katsu & Hirekatsu Bento – ¥1,150 (Tax Included) / Hirata Bokujo (ecute Tokyo)

    This bento comes with edamame from Yamagata and mozzerella cheese wrapped in pork from Hirata Bokujo. It also comes with pork fillets. Available at ecute Tokyo only.

    Beef & Seafood Spicy Bento – ¥2,380 (Tax Included) / Kakunoshin TSB (ecute Keiyo Street)

    Enjoy Japanese Black beef and oyster from Iwate Prefecture in this one bento. It comes with homemade warishita making it a very delicious bento! Only 20 made per day. Available at ecute Keiyo Street only.

     Tohoku Wagyu Rice Balls – ¥390 each (Tax Included) / Omusubi Momochi (ecute Keiyo Street)

    These rice balls are made luxuriously with wagyu beef from Tohoku. Only 20 made per day.

     

    Recommended Gift: Fish

    Bigeye Tuna & Sea Urchin Eggs Hokkai Don – ¥1,500 (Tax Included) / Sushi Rikizou (ecute Ueno) & Uoriki Seafood Sushi (ecute Keiyo Street)

    This luxurious bento is made with raw bigeye tuna from Miyagi Prefecture and sea urchin eggs from Iwate Prefecture.

    Hiraizumi Uni Gohan – ¥1,200 (Tax Included) / Furusato Ryori Fukuyoshi (ecute Tokyo) & Miyage Kasen (ecute Ueno)

    This bento includes eel steamed in a specially made soy sauce dashi, chewy salmon roe from Sanriku, and kukiwakame seaweed which plays a major role in bringing out the flavours of the ocean in this dish.

    Mackerel Sushi (4 Pieces) – ¥1,296 (Tax Included) / Wakahiro (ecute Ueno)

    These thick mackerel sushi pieces still have the juicy fat on them and are made with vinegar. The kombu from Hokkaido brings out the deliciousness of the mackerel.

    Coho Salmon & Sea Urchin Egg Bento – ¥1,167 (Tax Included) / Chirashi Sushi Kanzan (ecute Ueno)

    This bento comes with a large serving of salmon from Miyagi Prefecture topped with lots of sea urchin eggs. Only 30 made per day. Available at ecute Ueno only.

    Baby Scallop Pollack Cream Doria – ¥800 (Tax Included) / Humming Cafe By Plame Collome (ecute Ueno)

    This dish is small but full of flavour. It’s packed with lots of sweet baby scallops from Aomori Prefecture and made with a white sauce accented by walleye pollack roe and melted cheese. Available at ecute Ueno only.

     

     

    Head to one of these four ecute branches where this food from Tohoku and more is set to gather!

     

    ■Information

    Plus Tohoku Fair

    Locations: ecute Omiya, ecute Ueno, ecute Tokyo, ecute Keiyo Street

    Running: September 3, 2018 – September 24, 2018

     

    ecute Omiya

    Address: 630 Nishikicho, Omiya Ward, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture

    Opening Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm (*Select shops not participating)

     

    ecute Ueno

    Address: 3F JR Ueno Station, 7-1-1 Ueno, Taito Ward, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm (*Select shops not participating)

     

    ecute Tokyo

    Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm (*Select shops not participating)

     

    ecute Keiyo Street

    Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm (*Select shops not participating)

     

    ecute Website: https://www.ecute.jp

     

  • Andall is a Mini Castella Sponge Cake Shop in Ueno Ameyoko Market

    16.August.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

    Andall first opened on July 8 along Ameyoko Shopping Street, an open-air market that sits in Taito Ward in Tokyo

    Andall sells baby castella, a type of popular Japanese sponge cake that rings nostalgic to Japanese people as it’s often seen at festivals and on Ennichi. Their versions of baby castella are much more modern and catered towards Ueno’s culture of walking while eating.

    There are nine different toppings to choose from with this sweet dessert. The most popular is undoubtedly the ‘Ueno Panda’ version which is made with an original ‘panda sauce’ that uses yogurt as the base and is finished with a panda shaped cookie.

     

    Houjicha Mango – ¥500

    The Houjicha Mango baby castella enjoys the fragrance of houjicha tea together with the sweet and sour fusion of tropical fruits and mangoes.

     

    Black Sesame Roasted Soybean Flour – ¥500

    The deep flavour of the black sesame soybean flour matches deliciously with the rich taste of brown sugar syrup.

    They are also selling Taiwanese style fluffy shaved ice this summer only and will be introducing a range of products for autumn.

     

    If you’re sightseeing in Ueno then be sure to stop by Andall to try one of their baby castellas!

     

    ■Information

    Andall – Ueno Ameyoko Branch

    Address: Ameyoko Plaza B-84, 6-10-7 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: 10:00am-7:30pm

    Closed: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

    Website:  https://www.babycastella-andall.com/

     

  • Get the New Panda Matcha French Toast Pudding at Ivorish in Ueno!

    20.June.2018 | FOOD

    Ivorish is a shop in Ueno that specialises in making French toast. From June 18 to July 1 they are opening a sweets gift shop at the event space in ecute ueno where you can get your fingers on their kawaii new French toast pudding. You can always count on Ueno for all-things panda thanks to Xiang Xiang, the giant panda at Ueno Zoo.

    The pudding is served in a container like the items on shop’s popular bread pudding menu so you can give it to someone as a gift or take it home.

    The pudding is a mix of matcha French toast, matcha ganache and large-grained adzuki beans. All of this is combined with a smooth cheese pudding and Mascarpone cream. It’s a fusion of Japanese and Western flavours that works perfectly. When you open up the lid, you’re greeted by the face of a panda so cute you’ll want to keep it and not eat it!

     

    Kids and adults alike will be rushing to get their hands on these delicious treat. It’s on sale now, so if you’re in Tokyo, make a trip to Ueno!

     

    ■Information

    Panda Container
    Location: Event Space A, ecute ueno, JR Ueno Station 3F, 7-11 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo

    Available: June 18, 2018 – July 1, 2018
    Opening Hours: 8am-10pm (Fridays 10:30pm / Sundays & Holidays 9pm)
    Event Access: https://www.ecute.jp/ueno/access
    Ivorish Website: http://ivorish.com/

  • Top Places to Drink in Japan: 2018 Ranking Announced by HOT PEPPER

    18.May.2018 | SPOT

    HOT PEPPER is a coupon magazine packed full of information on where to get the best for your money in Japan.

     

    The magazine held a survey on locations through the Kanto and Kansai regions of Japan that people most want to drink at. The results are finally in―here’s the list for 2018.

     

    Top 10 – “Top Drinking Locations – 2018: Kanto Area”

    1st Place: Shinjuku – 768 votes

    2nd Place: Ginza – 736 votes

    3rd Place: Ebisu – 489 votes

    4th Place: Ikebukuro – 475 votes

    5th Place – Shimbashi – 472 votes

    6th Place: Yokohama – 449 votes

    7th Place: Kichijoji – 407 votes

    8th Place: Around Tokyo Station – 405 votes

    9th Place: Ueno – 376 votes

    10th Place – Roppongi 370 votes

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    The top batter this year in the Kanto area is Shinjuku. Since the opening of NEWoMan ni 2016, Tokyo’s special ward has built a stylish image for itself, and its level of convenience has upgraded with the introduction of quadruple tracks on the Odakyu Lines. These are some of the causes for its first place ranking. Shinjuku also boasts a wide range of shops from high end expensive stores to more affordable and reasonable ones. Its ability to be a place where people of any age and gender can enjoy themselves is the secret to its popularity and success.

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    Several places from last year ranked again which are known for being cheap to get drinks, including Ebisu in 3rd place, Ikebukuro in 4th place and Ueno in 9th place. It’s not just the cool and hip places to drink that are popular with people – the more old-fashioned ones are popular too, and the wards and towns listed are home to them.

     

     

    Top 10 – “The Places I Want To Drink At – 2018: Kansai Area”

    1st Place: Umeda – 1066 votes

    2nd Place: Around Sannomiya Station – 526 votes

    3rd Place: Namba – 371 votes

    4th Place: Kawaramachi – 341 votes

    5th Place: Ohatsu Tenjin – 243 votes

    Joint 6th & 7th Place: Shinsaibashi / Tenma – 227 votes

    8th Place: Kyobashi – 213 votes

    9th Place: Gion – 186 votes

    Joint 10th Place: America Mura / Nishi-Shinsaibashi – 184 votes

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    Umeda has consistently ranked 1st place every year since the survey began in 2015. Shinsaibashi has moved up to 6th place from 11th place last year. This district has shops of all kinds and gets particularly high support from women in their 20s.

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    In the Best Cost Performance Location Ranking for Tokyo, Shimbashi took the top spot, a district very popular with salary men. Coming in a close 2nd was Akabane, then Ueno in 3rd.

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    On the other hand, in the best cost performance locations for Kansai, Kyobashi ranked 1st place, also popular with salary men. In 2nd place was Shinsekai. Both places are popular areas for their large number of ‘B-grade gourmet’ restaurants.

     

    If you’re considering going for drinks in Japan then be sure to reference the Top Drinking Locations survey for 2018.

     

    ■Information

    Top Drinking Locations – 2018
    Survey Period: February 23, 2018―February 26, 2018
    Sample: Men and women aged 20-50 in the Kanto and Kansai areas (Macromill, Inc.)
    Participants: 4,146 People (Men: 2,074 / Women: 2,072)

    Website: https://magazine.hotpepper.jp/

     

  • Ride the Xiang Xiang Panda Bus for Free in Ueno

    10.May.2018 | SPOT

    In accordance with Ueno Museum Week which is running from May 5 to May 20, the new Panda Bus is being introduced at Ueno no Renkai, Ueno Marui and Matsuzakaya Ueno and can be ridden for free.

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    Since the birth of Xiang Xiang, the giant panda living at Ueno Zoo, there has been panda fever in Ueno. Keeping with the excitement, the new panda bus will now ride around the town.

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    Sitting inside the bus will be plushies of Daimaru and Matsuzakaya’s original character Sakura Panda along with black and white panda plushies.

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    The seat covers also have panda ears on them. If you’re a panda lover then be sure to look out for the Panda Bus and climb aboard!

     

    ■Information

    Panda Bus – Departure Times
    9:00-12:00 / 13:00-18:00

    *Not running at 12:00-13:00

    Departure Points & Timetable
    Matsuzakaya Ueno: Every 30 minutes on the hour (xx:00) and half past (xx:30)
    Tokyo National Museum: Every 30 minutes at quarter-past (xx:15) and quarter-to (xx:45)
    Ueno Marui: Every 30 minutes at twenty-five-past (xx:25) and five-to (xx:55)

    *Depending on unpredictable circumstances the bus may arrive late.

    *The bus seats 23 passengers, so there may be a chance you cannot board.

     

    Website: http://www.pandabus.net

     

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