【Tokyo Stroll 】Recommended spots around Tokyo Station before/after the trip.

02.August.2017 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

“Where do we go now?” “How shall we end the day?” – these are just two of the questions that you will be asking yourself if you spend a day in Tokyo. Tokyo station is both the first and last stop of numerous journeys and is connected to every corner of Japan. Many enter Tokyo to begin their adventure, and many leave to embark on a new adventure. Today, we’ll be looking at the enjoyment that awaits us before and after Shinkansen and normal trains depart on their journeys. Today, Hikari Shibata will be recommending you just some of the best spots in Yurakucho!

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A direct connection to KITTE!

From Tokyo Station Marunouchi south exit, you will immediately be faced with “KITTE”. From fashion and miscellaneous to gourmet to souvenirs – a wide range of wonderful items have been gathered in one spot.

 

A specialist hankerchief shop gleaming with style

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First up on Hikari’s list of recommendations is the handkerchief specialist store “H TOKYO”, which is located on the 3rd floor. From illustrators to novelists, these handkerchiefs are the result of many artist collaborations. The handkerchiefs line the shop, filling up the display areas.

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Whether you’re looking for a beautiful handkerchief to brighten your spirit, or whether you are looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, you can take your time browsing here to your heart’s content.

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Patterns and traditional Japanese designs such as these can only be found in Tokyo. You can also purchase badges and uchiwa fans, small items made from the fabric of the handkerchiefs and many KITTE limited items that cannot be obtained anywhere else.

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You can also purchase personalized handkerchiefs with initials, messages and even embroidery. Many foreign visitors and other tourists who are staying in Tokyo for a while choose to order their designs and then collect them before returning home.

■Information

H TOKYO Marunouchi store

Address:3rd floor KITTE, 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo

Access: Approx. 1 min walk from JR/Marunouchi line (Tokyo Station), approx. 2 min walk from Chiyoda line (Nijubashimae Station)

Opening hours 11:00-21:00 (Open until 20.00 on national holidays) 
Fixed holidays:Decided by KITTE
Telephone number:03-6256-0811

URL:http://htokyo.com/

 

A museum too?!

Did you know that KITTE doesn’t just sell goods; it also has its own museum? This highly attention-grabbing museum is a big hit with the public and not only displays art, but is also a highly attractive academic spot.

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Room and display design ©UMUT works 2013-

 

INTERMEDIATHEQUE is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Here, the museum space merges academic pursuits with culture. The heritage of the arts collected from Tokyo University over 140 years has been gathered here. Therefore, this is a very special spot. Specimens, samples, stuffed animals and much more – this part of the museum contains precious findings in academic pursuit and teaches the generations of the future all kinds of history.

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Room and display design ©UMUT works 2013-

 

This has been the storage area of academic specimens. A viewing of these specimens fills us with wonder about our present world. The exhibition provokes us to wonder where these discoveries can lead us and what impression they make. Visitors can enjoy the vast collection of historical items and their hidden messages.

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© INTERMEDIATHEQUE

Room and display design ©UMUT works 2013-

■Information

JP Tower Gakujutsu Bunka Sogo Museum「Intermediatheque」

Address:2nd – 3rd floor KITTE, 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda

Access: Approx. 1 min walk from JR/Marunouchi line (Tokyo Station), approx. 2 min walk from Chiyoda line (Nijubashimae Station)

Opening hours:11:00 – 18:00 (Fri. and Sat. until 20:00)

Entrance fee: free

  • Last entries accepted 30 mins before closing time.

Fixed holidays:Mondays and during the New Year period. The institution decides on any further closing days. The museum is closed for both Monday and Tuesday if the Monday is a national holiday.

Telephone number:03-5777-8600

www.intermediatheque.jp

 

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