Friday, July 24, 2015

# Shopping ♪ New Discovery in Tokyo! Yurakucho ITOCiA, shopping mall in front of JR Yurakucho Station




# Shopping ♪ New Discovery in Tokyo! Yurakucho ITOCiA, shopping mall in front of JR Yurakucho Station

Ginza Yurakucho station
 A shopping mall has a variety of shops and restaurants
- Yurakucho ITOCiA-


Tokyo Yurakucho Station
Both JR and Tokyo Subway Metro
Overhead railway and 
Shops with Showa Period's style underneath

What kind of place is Yurakucho?
All kinds of good and fun shops are concentrated within the walking area of Yurakucho station.

Let us show you
 a large scale of shopping center in Yurakucho
<Yurakucho ITOCiA>


1-min walk from Yurakucho Station
ITOCiA, the nearest shopping center from JR Yurakucho station
It is too closed, perhaps you might have missed out sometimes.

A shopping center directly connected to 0101 department store!!

ITOCiA is the largest integrated shopping center,
connected with <Yurakucho OIOI> opened since 2007,
 ITOCiA PLAZA, and FOOD AVENUE.

<Yurakucho ITOCiA>
Location: 1-min walk from JR Yamanote Line "Yurakucho station" Central Exit 
1-min walk from Tokyo METRO Yurakucho Line "Yurakucho station" D7-b Exit
1-min walk from Ginza Line / Hibiya Line / Marunouchi Line "Ginza Station" C-9 Exit
Business: Food Avenue & PLAZA
Shopping 11:00 ~ 21:00
Restaurant: 11:00 - 23:00 * Vary from shops

The official home page (English)

It is very close from the station!!
Let us get into the ITOCiA then!



POINT 01: 
ITOCiA's Pick up of Gourmet shop!

From traditional Japanese cuisine, ochatsuke, spaghetti to okonomiyaki, 
Wow!!! A rich variety of Japanese cuisine.

In fact, near Ginza, Yurakucho area you have a lot of delicious okonomiyaki shop.
However, we chose here!
Nice environment. Stylish but not expensive!
Handsome chef! lol
Premium shrimp crackers okonomiyaki~

Okonomiyaki @ ITOCiA PLAZA 2F
* Also there are ochazuke and other Japanese cuisine shop!


POINT 02: 
Organic Shopping

A variety of organic Japanese goods 
from food to natural cosmetics
We are so excited in this supermarket!
Look at this!
It is "organic carrot jelly."
We are surprised!!!
(Are you really to try?)

Photographed at Natural House @ ITOCiA Food Avenue B1 floor



POINT 03: 
Dessert Paradise!

Square muffin? Green tea Baumkuchen? Tokyo Rusk ??
Wow!!! Many varieties!
It is not the timing for diet then!
Let's get one for ourselves and one as a souvenir!

Photographed at waffle cake RL @ ITOCiA Food Avenue B1 floor



POINT 04:  
Souvenirs for Japanese travel 

Whether you want some snacks or Japanese-style souvenirs,
ITOCiA meets everyone's needs!

"Cherry blossom vanilla tea" is quite popular recently!
This is a collaboration product with a famous fairy tale writer!
What a lovely gift with a mild tea flavor for the ones who like tea around you!

Photographed at: Karel Capek @ ITOCiA Food Avenue B1 floor





▲ ITOCiA in Yurakucho

It basically consists of 3 parts!
8-story building of <Yurakucho OIOI>
From 1F - 4F, a variety of cafes and restaurants. That is ITOCiA PLAZA.
FOOD AVENUE is located on the B1F. 
There are all kinds of cute little adorable dessert, food and organic produce supermarket!

On the ground, it is connected to JR Yurakucho.
On the underground, it is connected to the Tokyo METRO Yurakucho Station.

Let's take the elevator at the main entrance and go up to see!!





▲ European-style's Food Avenue - B1F -

Entire underground atmosphere is very clean and in European style.
At the entrance, you would find a rich assortment of food!
Let's try KRISPY KREME's donuts, cheesecake and blah blah blah!!!!



▲  Karel Capek B1


It is a tea shop owned by an illustrator of fairy tale writer Ms. Yamada.
Wow!!!  All the packages are her illustration!!!
Nice herb tea set, and mug cup!






▲ Various flavors of tea ~

Selections of tea from around the world
Based on a variety of herbal tea, fruit tea and some mixing flavors.
Then, matching with her unique style of illustration. 
Ideal for choice of souvenirs!


▲ Cherry Darjeeling

This one is the most popular cherry recent Darjeeling.
Japan's cherry and tea's representative Darjeeling.
Good to make Ice tea.

Teabags 8 pieces per can  1, 300 yen + TAX


▲ Herbal tea tasting

Although it is just herbal tea, it has a deep flavor.
Faint light aroma of summer cherry flavor.

Thanks staff for preparing a iced cup,
we can taste the tea coolly.



▲ Choose the taste and illustration

A lot of choice of individually wrapped tea bags.
Want the flavor!
Want that lovely illustration!!
Bring them all home!!

Pick favorite 5 bags  600 yen + TAX
Pick favorite 10 bags  1, 100 yen + TAX



▲ Strongly recommend gifts!

Everyone would happy to receive such a package!
 tea + tea cup set!!!
(10, 000 yen + TAX)

Cute bunny illustration written in ink and cherry Darjeeling tea!
Nice!
Wanna for ourselves instead...


▲ Free packaging services

Free packaging for selected gift 
Look at this!!!
Not the general wrapping paper.
Instead, illustration of Ms. Yamada is fulled printed!

After tasting some delicious tea,
let's go check some dessert!


▲Tokyo Rusk B1

If you have been to Tokyo before,
you definitely know Tokyo Rush, one of the representative souvenirs in Tokyo!
We recommend the cream flavor^^




▲ King of the king!

The best of Tokyo Rusk
 "Premium Almond Rusk"
(5 bags 10 pieces, 565 yen)

Cream and almonds, what a perfect combination!
Feel like we are in heaven!



▲ WAFFLE CAKE B1

If Tokyo Rusk represents Tokyo,
then, Waffle cake represents Kobe!!!

In general, 
waffle is mostly in round shape.
Look!! It is square here!
Keep it cool at fridge before eating!
You will be surprised by its taste!!





▲ KORO KORO WAFFLE?

This is little WAFFLE!
Its shape is just like a little ball!
So in Japan, people called it "Koro Koro (Literally, it means rolling)"
How creative!



▲ Let's share the goodies!!

Goodies to both ourselves and friends^^


Three flavors of KORO KORO WAFFLE set (1,800 yen + TAX)
Original square WAFFLE (?) Kobe WAFFLE (8 pcs,  1,600 yen + TAX)




▲ Original flavor!

We like Kobe WAFFLE!
There are two flavors: original and chocolate flavor.
So waffle-lovers don't miss it!

Kobe WAFFLE 200 日元 + TAX



▲ ma couleur B1

You know Baumkuchen is the traditional dessert in Germany!
But the ones we see in Japan are probably original in Japan!
Many flavors! Of course delicious!

We like the softness of ma couleur's one.




▲ Colorful mini Baumkuchen "KURU HURU"

How cute!!!
They are called "KURU HURU."
There are plain, chocolate, mango, raspberry, green tea, bananas, blueberries and many others flavors!
Colorful and delicious!
Let's try!

KURU HURU  160 yen + TAX each



▲ Ultimate Baumkuchen!

Japan's unique Matcha (green tea) Baumkuchen!
It is named "Ultimate premium baumkuchen."
Can you feel its status? lol
Anyone you want to send this to ??

S size (diameter:17cm,  height: 5.5cm) 1, 300 yen + TAX




▲ Natural House floor  B1

This is a supermarket with a theme or "Organic & Sustainable Life,"
selling organic food and natural cosmetics.

Having Japan and import products of a variety of organic food, and cosmetics.
This is good to the ones who care healthy and natural style in life!





▲ organic power

Japan's organic agriculture is being developed!
The cultivation of organic vegetables fill the shelves fully!
You can check the label of the variety of goods!
There are names and photos of the ones who produced!
No worry at all then!



▲ Organic processed food

"Sweet potato cookies using Mr. Sato's flour"

We didn't know there are organic product beside organic fruits and vegetables.
Wow!! With the assurance of the quality of organic agriculture,
cookies are made delicious and safe.
Get some back to hotel?


▲ Variety of cereals Goods

From whole-wheat rice to soybean flour,
baked tomato rice and soybean baked rice seems not bad huh!




▲ wide variety of organic sauce!

A very popular Japanese enzyme recently!!
See all are original and organic!



▲ What you really need?

Noodles made with organic flour! !
Of course rich with vegetables!

Stay healthy, eat healthily!



▲ What kind of cosmetic? !

It is made of clay emulsion!!!
No wonder it is the product of "Natural House."
Eggplant flavor toothpaste!
And a variety of organic cosmetics good for skin!

Oh!!! It is time for okonomiyaki!!!


▲ naniwaen 2F
Located at 2F of ITOCiA2 The original okonomiyaki shop
Not only a professional okonomiyaki, there are also seafood, teppanyaki and steak.
Okonomiyaki   around about 1, 500 yenTeppanyaki set   3,000 yen Oh


▲ Professional okonomiyaki!

We like to choose the counter seat, 
where the chef originally from Osaka shows us his gorgeous skill!


▲ Today is seafood SPECIAL ~

Include shrimp, squid, flying fish, and all kinds of seafood.
This is so-called seafood okonomiyaki.

Taste the profession!!!




Where to go after shopping at Ginza?
Yurakucho is your good choice!!!
A lot of restaurant as well as a variety of goodies for gifts!

 Yurakucho ITOCiA
Near to station.
Convenient to shop and visit!
No wonder it is nice choice for you who have tight schedule of your Tokyo travel!!


<Yurakucho ITOCiA>
Location: 1-min walk from JR Yamanote Line "Yurakucho station" Central Exit 
1-min walk from Tokyo METRO Yurakucho Line "Yurakucho station" D7-b Exit
1-min walk from Ginza Line / Hibiya Line / Marunouchi Line "Ginza Station" C-9 Exit
Business: Food Avenue & PLAZA
Shopping 11:00 ~ 21:00
Restaurant: 11:00 - 23:00 * Vary from shops

The official home page (English)