Tokyo Station, where many tourists descend as Japan’s representative station
Tokyo Station is the largest in Japan, with lots of people coming and going every day. Marunouchi is popular as a date spot for adults while being a business district as the center of Japan’s finance and economy.
Get off at Tokyo Station and go sightseeing in the Marunouchi area where stylish restaurants and cafés gather.
In addition, there is a free bus “Marunouchi Shuttle” to tour around Marunouchi, and it is also recommended that you visit Marunouchi different from usual.
Tokyo station where many tourists fall as a station representing Japan. Looking back at the Marunouchi South Exit ticket gate at Tokyo Station and the Marunouchi North Exit ticket gate, you can see the “Tokyo Station Red Brick Station Building” with a red and solid feeling of retro brick close up. You will be fascinated by the night lights that you can see daily. Let’s look not only at the wonderful appearance, but also by the inside. Looking up at the ceiling, there are eight zodiac reliefs on the octagonal dome, so please check with your eyes.
Also, along with the renewal of the station building in 2012, the “Tokyo Station Hotel” has a new look. Located in the inner station of Marunouchi, some rooms overlook the Imperial Palace. The location is perfect for sightseeing and you can enjoy luxurious interiors.
Besides, “First Avenue Tokyo Station” is an area that is always crowded with many tourists, with many shops and restaurants directly connected to Yaesu Exit of Tokyo Station.
Charms and Highlights of Tokyo Character Street
26 stores specializing in Japanese anime and characters
“First Avenue Tokyo Station” is a commercial facility directly connected to Tokyo Station, Yaesu exit. It consists of 4 areas: “Tokyo Character Street”, “Tokyo Okashi Land”, “Tokyo Ramen Street” and “TOKYO Me +”. It’s a fascinating shop that children can enjoy, as well as moms, dads, grandparents and grandmas.
Among them, the most popular area for children is “Tokyo Character Street”. Popular characters such as “Hello Kitty”, “Ultraman”, “Rilakkuma”, “Miffy”, “Snoopy” etc. Besides that, popular characters are gathered that can not be introduced here. Also, shops of “Tomica” and “Plarail” are popular, and there are also goods limited to Tokyo Station, which fans are happy. Original goods are also on sale from each TV station and “Shochiku Kabuki Goods Shop” that can enjoy not only children but also adults.
Other stores, such as “JUMP SHOP” “Pokemon Store”, 26 specialty shops of Japanese anime and characters opened. In “JUMP SHOP”, there are goods sales of “ONE PIECE” and “NARUTO” popular both in Japan and abroad. Popular characters in Japan are all through, so it is a recommended spot for anime fans, as well as overseas tourists. Please find your favorite goods for sightseeing memorial.
In the event space “Ichiban Plaza” in the street, character shops and events are held for a limited time, so you can feel fresh whenever you visit.
Introducing the access to “Tokyo Ichiban-gai” with “Tokyo Character Street”. Located on the premises of the Japan Railway Tokyo Station (outside the ticket gate). It is located just outside the ticket gates on the Yaesu side of the Shinkansen and conventional lines.
Many popular character shops gathered
The shops of the popular characters and the official shops of the TV station gather here.
Those are located on the “First Avenue of Tokyo Station” near the Yaesu ticket gate of the Tokyo station.
Many characters are there
The street, which likened to an avenue, lined with 26 stores.
There are many shops of the extreme popularity character like “Rilakkuma”, “Pokemon”, “Hello Kitty”, “Snoopy”, “Mumin”, and the very popular shops among especially little boy like “Plarail” (toy trains) and “Tomica” (miniature cars).
“Precure” and “Aikatsu!” that a girl brightens their eyes line up, too.
Official shops of each TV station
Furthermore, the official shops of each TV station gather, too.
You can enjoy the shopping as the TV program goods and fancy goods that will make a perfect souvenir.
More than 2 million people visit this new popular sightseeing spot in Tokyo area annually.
Each store is not big, but may not get tired because you can see many shops in a short time.
Here is character heaven for not only children, but also the men who purchase good old hero goods, and the women for healing.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Tokyo Character Street|
|Adresse:||Marunouchi 1-9-1 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan|
|Access:||JR Tokaido-sen Line “Tokyo-eki Station” (It's connected to the station)|
|Tel:||(+81) 3-3210-0077 (First Avenue Tokyo Station)|