Thursday, September 24, 2015

# Shopping ♪ New drama to be generated at this old viaduct! "mAAch ecute" A beautiful landscape at Akihabara, Kanda River!

# Shopping ♪ New drama to be generated at this old viaduct! "mAAch ecute" A beautiful landscape at Akihabara, Kanda River!  

Whenever you travel Tokyo, no wonder you will find helpful to all its transportation route!
Like Yamanote Line, have you heard of it??
It goes around the center of Tokyo.
Also Chuo Line, starting from Tokyo station, go through Kanda, Ochanomizu, Shinjuku and far to Nagano Prefecture. 
And do you know there was a station between Kanda Station and Ochanomizu Station on Chou Line?
 It is called "Manseibashi Station, "  under the brick viaduct near Akihabara Station, was built in 1912.

Until shortly before, this old station building was a simple "Transportation Museum." 
It is then renovated and has become a commercial facility from September 2013. 
Can you see the achievement of retro arcade brick with a beautiful landscape over Kanda river and an old viaduct!
That is the new image of "Manseibashi Station."

Since then,  this viaduct bridge Manseibashi was given a new name "mAAch ecute."
Having all kinds of stores and coffee shops, it has now become a new gorgeous attraction in Akihabara. 


1-25-4 Suda-cho, kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3257-8910 (Representative 9:30 - 18:00)
SHOP Open Hour:
MON ~ SAT 11:00 - 21:00 / Sundays and holidays 11:00 - 20:00 (Varied from stores)
MON~SAT 11:00 ~ 23:00 (Last order 22:30)
Sunday and holidays 11:00 - 21:00 (Last order 20:30)
Official website 

From Akihabara Station:
4-minute walk from JR Line Electric Town (Denki Gai) Exit
5-minute walk from Tsukuba Express Exit A1
6-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Exit No.3

From Kanda Station:
6-minute walk from JR Line North Exit
2-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Exit No.6

From Ochanomizu Station: 
6-minute walk from JR Line Hijiribashi Exit
8-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Exit No.1

From Shin-ochanomizu Station:
3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Exit A3

From Awajicho Station:
3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Exit A3

From Ogawamachi Station:
3-minute walk from Toei Shinjuku Line Exit A3

From Iwamotocho Station:
6-minute walk from Toei Shinjuku Line Exit A2

mAAch ecute's HOT POINTS

Under each arch, 
there are specialty stores and restaurant full of unique taste and style!

Bar, which has the world closest distance to the railway

Explore the New World in the arcade under the railway

Figures, models, and groceries,
A museum full of the taste and smell of history!

Everybody!! Pay attention!! Let's try the Made in Japan "hand-crafted beer."


A ramen-shop under the railway building!

▲ Michelin rating!

This shop is the first ramen-shop chosen in the "Tokyo Michelin Guide 2015."
Mugito Olives, the original shop is located in Ginza.
This is the second shop now located at mAAch ecute!
Also, it was chosen as "Bib Gourmand" as the one of the recommended shops can be enjoyed within 5000yen. 
Wow!!!! Let's enjoy a great meal in a very reasonable restaurant.

[Mugito Olives]
•  1F (S10)
• Open Hours
MON-SAT 11:00-23:00 (Last order 22:00)
 Sundays and holidays 11:00 - 21:00 (Last order 20:00)
• Telephone 03-3258-3131
• Table seats: 4 seats  
counter seats: 7 seats

mAAch ecute is such a place full of rich personality,
has a wide range of variety of stores and restaurants.
Indeed, it is the new spot in Akihabara!!!
Let's follow us to take a deeper look at this romantic space of mAAch ecute!

An interesting store under the arcades "FUKUMORI"

"FUKUMORI" is the combination of a grocery store and restaurant. Restaurant part is based on the concept of easy dining operating both "cafe and restaurant," using fresh ingredients from Yamagata Prefecture. Grocery store part is s store gathering most of the personalized goods, art work, as well as special products from  "Higashi-Kanda, eastern Tokyo, and Tohoku."
It is a quiet space filled with unique atmosphere.

• 1F (N9 · N10 · N11 · N12 · S7)
• Open Hour
•11: 00 ~ 23: 00 (Last order 22:00)
• Sundays and holidays 11:00 - 21:00 (Last order 20:00)
• Telephone 03-6206-8381

▲ Inclusive groceries

Soy sauce, miso, pickles, pancakes, corned beef, and chicken sausage, etc
Let's get some interesting canned food as souvenir for good huh!!!

▲ Intense style of goods

Gathering most of the goods from Tokyo Shitabachi (traditional town in the city),
Tohoku, folk arts and crafts and design of goods of recycle material.

▲ Ultimate Product

This most interesting places of this shop is the gathering of all kinds of creative goods and special items derived from recycled material of the brand called "NEWSED."

The brand concept of NEWSED is "With fresh perspective to give new value and make the old things to be reborn."
Make use of various abandoned or remaining material and turn them into new commodities.
You know what NEWSED ask creative ideas publicly every year!

▲ Reborn

Discarded seat belts, airbags, spectacle frames, as well as material did not run out in manufacturing, etc., 
Just make use of some imagination and creativity to give a new life of the item!
Just match the concept of mAAch ecute huh!!

▲ Turn into a little cute bow tie!!

Oh my gosh!!! 
An abandoned car seat belt can actually be turned into a cute little bow tie ~
Can you imagine?

▲ Full of personality!

Here you can find a lot of design from Tokyo designers, t-shirts and dresses are just like art works.
Wow!!! It is like a treasure hunting!!!
How exciting!

# Save the station's history "LIBRARY"

Using iPad and checking the reproduced three-dimensional model of Manseibashi
to feel the old charm of this area!
Books, postcards, merchandised items are available. 
It is just like a museum.


• Floor 1F (N8)
• Open Hours 
11:00 - 21:00 (Sunday and holidays 11:00 - 20:00)
• Phone 03-3257-8910

▲ Mini 3-dimensional model of Manseibashi Station

Perfect reproduction of Meiji ~ Taisho Period. 
Check the prosperity and popular culture around this area in the past. 
Don't remember to grab the iPad on hands to learn the history of Manseibashi at the same time!
Indeed it is a "LIBRARY."

▲ Related Products etc.

Red brick theme designed mugs, letter set, and handkerchiefs, etc.
You will definitely want some after reading the history of Manseibashi.

We are totally attracted by... 

▲ Postcards!

Photos in the prosperous period featuring with the nostalgic filter processing. 
Can you feel the great texture from the whole picture!
Wanna buy a set for memorial use of the journey? or send them to your friends and relative!

 Japanese most exquisite handmade craft beer experience! 
"Hitachino Brewing Lab."

You can taste the world-famous Japanese beer "Hitachino NEST" beer 
at this "Hitachino Brewing Lab."
You can learn how to modulated your own beer and enjoy more than 10 types of raw beer!

[Hitachino Brewing Lab.]
• Floor 1F (N1)
• Open Hours 
11:00 ~ 23:00 (Last order 22:30) 
Sundays and holidays 11:00 - 21:00 (Last order 20:30)
• Phone 03-3254-3434
• Official website

▲ Taste the most delicious beer in Akihabara!

It is regarded the TOP bar in Akihabara.
It is the biggest happiness for beer-lover to enjoy the owl logo beer in Tokyo!

Hitachino beer 680 yen each

▲ Convenient smart snack for wine at BIN'S

Delicious beer with delicious snacks!
Snacks in bottles and jar, of course there are about 21 kinds of simple dishes for beer!
Price are distinguished by the color of plates!

RED 380 yen / GREEN 550 yen / SILVER 650 yen / GOLD 780 yen

Sandwich and beer!!!
Unexpectedly nice match!

We highly recommended this mackerel sandwiches!
What do you think??

Hitachino Mackerel sandwiches 550 yen

# A stylish dessert shop "NOAKE TOKYO"

What a novel yet nostalgic concept in NOAKE TOKYO!
Wow!! A bouquet of chocolate, a large variety of popular stylish pound cake dessert.

It is said that all are handmade of the father of the dessert chef!
With the perfect fusion of Japanese flavors, and tastes. 

• Floor 1F (S5)
• Open Hours 
11:00 - 21:00 
Sundays and holidays 11:00 ~ 20:00
• Phone 03-5295-0035
• Official website

Japanese-style pound cake

Wow!!! How colorful!!!
Come and try!!!
There are also Japanese-style taste!
Check them out!!!
You can buy the whole thing or by pieces!

Whole 1,680 yen~ 2,160 yen 
Piece 410-432 yen

▲ General German biscuit sablé like puzzle

Biscuits with animal shapes like pigeons, dogs, and cherry blossom etc. 
How cute!!
By the way, they are in several flavors such as strawberry, green soybean, and soybean, etc. 

▲ Japankuru's recommend!! Ginger Ginger Ginger Ginger ~ !!

How cute is this "Les Bonbons Caramel"!!
 fruit flesh boiled caramel-like, coated with chocolate
Let's have a bite!

Strawberry raspberry, apricot, banana, passion fruit, a wonderful combination of fermented cherries roses, blueberries Calpis, milk, lemon, pear honey, etc...
Definitely you would like to try all of them ♡

 Les Bonbons Caramel  250 yen

▲ Another recommendation^^  Les Bonbons Caramel made bouquet!

Pick your favorite flavor and made your favorite bouquet!

Les Bonbons Caramel Bouquet 3P  780 yen / 5P  1, 300 yen / 8P  2,100 yen

※ including packing charges

▲ Heartwarming bouquet gift ^^

Whether it is Valentine's Day or White Day, birthday, wedding anniversary, or souvenir for travel, 
gift demonstrate a nice sense!
How happy!

#mAAch ecute Popular No.1! "N3331"

An art project launched in Kanda area for more than 10 years.
It is an opened space for the arts and humanities "N3331"  by "command N."
Enjoy meal in the daytime and 
at night it will then transform into a wine bar!

Many artists use it for event. 
As it is sandwiched between the railway, it has become popular among foreign visitors.
So no doubt mAAch ecute has now become a famous attraction!
Wanna experience the coolness once the trains are passing through on the both side.

• 2F (U1)
• Open Hours 
11:00 ~ 23:00 (Last order 22:30)
Sundays and holidays 11:00 - 21:00 (Last order 20:30)
• Phone 03-5295-2788
• Number of seats: 24 seats
• official website

▲ Fuji soda

Enjoy the recommended dirnk in N3331!!!

Fuji soda 450yen

▲ 333-do-1 ??

Let's pronounce it in Japanese!
San-san-san -do- ichi~

That is how sandwich sounds in Japanese language.
How cute!

It contains roasted pumpkin, bacon, and mustard.
What a fantastic experience! Enjoy both food and scenery at the same time!

333 do 1 (sandwich)  750 yen

▲ Many kind of sake 

For different types of small dishes!

A variety of Japanese sake  600~1, 000 yen

A retro and novelty in Akihabara 
The latest popular attractions!

Speaking of "Akihabara,"
no doubt many people  might think of "otaku culture" and "animation."
But now, just walk a little bit
you will find this unique style of place!
Full of personality small items and delicious dishes!

A romantic river side at Manseibashi! 
New discovery in Tokyo!
Let's have a refreshing and leisurely trip in Tokyo!!


1-25-4 Suda-cho, kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3257-8910 (Representative 9:30 - 18:00)
SHOP Open Hour:
MON ~ SAT 11:00 - 21:00 / Sundays and holidays 11:00 - 20:00 (Varied from stores)
MON~SAT 11:00 ~ 23:00 (Last order 22:30)
Sunday and holidays 11:00 - 21:00 (Last order 20:30)
Official website 

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