Tuesday, December 29, 2015

# Shopping ♪ Let's take a closer look at TOKYO SKYTREE! Tokyo SKYTREE TOWN and TOKYO SOLAMACHI - TOUR PLAN

# Shopping ♪ Let's take a closer look at TOKYO SKYTREE! Tokyo SKYTREE TOWN・SOLAMACHI  - TOUR PLAN

A new landmark of Tokyo "SKYTREE" 
Have a adventure at SOLAMACHI! 
Let us introduce you a grand tour to shop in SOLAMACHI!

Speaking of the landmark of Tokyo,
you might first think of "TOKYO TOWER" and  "TOKYO SKYTREE."

But before the birth of TOKYO SKYTREE
Tokyo Tower is the highest landmark in Tokyo,
originally its important responsibilities are transmitting signals of television, and radio. 
Now, TOKYO SKYTREE is 634m, 
has become the tallest radio tower in the world!

Many people like to go shopping in Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro in the western part of the central Tokyo. 
How about the eastern part of the Central Tokyo?
Like Ginza, Ueno, Asakusa, and Tokyo SKYTREE areas?

Today, we would like to show you the area around the TOKYO SKYTREE. 
It is the neighborhood of Asakusa.
Yes!!! the well known sightseeing spot for tourist!
There are Sumida River,  a bubble shaped building of Asahi Beer and TOKYO SKYTREE.
Let's go shopping at the area underneath the TOKYO SKYTREE!

TOKYO Solamachi!

*Copying and using of the photos on this article is prohibited!*

TOKYO Solamachi

TOKYO SKYTREE, shopping center "TOKYO Solamachi" and offices for business used.
This time, we would like to take you to "TOKYO Solamachi."
There are a lot of charming shops and gourmet!
It is good for a family day or a date with your beloved!

Address: 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 131-0045
Open Hours: 10:00-21:00
(Restaurant floors of 6F, 7F, 30F, 31F  11:00-23:00)
*Open hours are varied from every restaurant.

TOKYO solamachi official site (English)

Free Wi-Fi Service is available 

Take the Tobu Skytree Line and get off at TOKYO SKYTREE Station.
How convenient!

It is just 150 yen from Asakusa Station to TOKYO SKYTREE Station
by Tobu Skytree Line. 

there is another station called "Oshiage Station," which is directly connected to TOKYO SKYTREE.

Tobu Skytree Line/ Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line/ Keisei Line/ Toei Asakusa Line "Oshiage Station"
can access Tokyo Solamachi by passing through the ticket gate and walking through the Tokyo Skytree Town accessway.

Charm Point 1
Feel like you are really shopping in Japan!

Solamachi Shotengai 
Shopping District

The Japanese atmosphere overflowing the whole shopping street,
always crowded and full of tourists who enjoy shopping and food here!
It is about 120 meters long, full of shops, food, groceries, coffee shops, and restaurants!

Return to Japan in the past!

(Open Hours: 10:00-17:30 ※Last admission: 17:00)

It is a museum of the collection on "Communication."
Here, you can experience a lot of history about direct communication and contact through "letter,"
learning the relationship between people in the era relying on letters communication.
Nowadays, letters mostly have been replaced by smart phones and various communication software tools. Therefore, we'd better cherish the warm expression to connect with people. 
Also, there is a zone showing stamps of different countries. 
What a fulfilling museum!

A face mask to experience the Kabuki world

ISSHIN-DO HONPO (Open Hours: 10:00-21-00)

Its fun mask is humorous and popular of its high-quality ingredients and beauty solution. 
Besides, new designs attracts tourists from around the world. 
※ ISSHIN-DO HONPO TOKYO Solamachi Store will be available until 2016.2.29.

Better do some research before visiting

212 KITCHEN STORE (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Kitchen is an important place to take care the eating habits of a family!
So it is good to have funny design!
This is a store gathering many famous kitchen supplies from around the world. 
Wow!!! That is the popular electronic waffle making pan!!

Be a smart consumer,
you'd better do some research beforehand, 
check the latest models, prices and sales information on the Internet!

* This is a TAX-FREE shop.

Find the taste of Japan

gaccharaya (East Yard 4F/ Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Wow!! Collection of Lucky Cats!!!!
It is a shop of the Japanese traditional arts and crafts, as well as grocery artworks 
from popular artists. 
Moreover, you might find all kinds of great antiquity of the unique Japanese groceries and gadgets,
as well as a variety of items full of culture of  TOKYO shitamachi (classic town) .

Drug store and pharmacy 

Matsumoto Kiyoshi Store (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Japan's largest drug store chain Matsumoto Kiyoshi can be found in Tokyo Solamachi.
Cosmetic, groceries as well as souvenirs are available here!
Of course foreign visitors are welcomed!!

※This is a TAX FREE shop.

Discovering interesting stuff at vending machine!

Lemson's by BEAMS (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Enjoying gourmets and groceries at the same place.
Lemson's is the brand of the popular fashion BEAMS. 
Okay! Let us try the yogurt and ice cream store in Solamachi!
Choose your own taste, enjoy the way of life presented by BEAMS.
A lot of original shopping bags are available on the vending machines!
Cool and magical!!

Crafts contains Japanese artisan spirit

Asakusa Amezaiku Ameshin (Open Hours:10:00-21:00)

Have you heard of the sugar art?
It has been popular these days on TV programs. 
In fact, it is a variety of arts and crafts made by sugar. 
Just a pair of scissors to turn the sugar into artworks. 
Occasionally, there will be demonstrations held in store!
see if you are lucky enough to see it!

Charm Point 2
TOKYO SKYTREE collaborated items

nikinokashi (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

nikinokashi, a shop with a slogan of 
"full of all kinds of fun snack shop."
A rich assortment of snacks, 
delicious, fun, magical, cute, sweet, fresh salty, spicy, 
all kinds of snacks are gathered here!
You might be family with this store seen at Ueno Ameyoko-cho.
Come to get some original items and snacks here at TOKYO SKYTREE store!

TOKYO SKYTREE in my hand

watchelt 1492 (East Yard 1F/ Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

A variety of watches, clocks, table clocks as well as wall clocks, can be found here.
This time, we are attracted by a series of TOKYO SKYTREE featured clocks. 
How cute! Compact size! 
Wanna bring it home huh!
Moreover, professional watch repair counter is available here!

※ This is TAX-FREE shop.


PLARAIL SHOP (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Famous [Original PLA-RAIL model] shop
Many people come to get the TOKYO SKYTREE limited items. 
We are totally attracted by this SKYTREE model!
Let's have a mini light ceremony.
Wow! There are 10 styles of it!

Eatable SKYTREE?!!

Ginza no Ginger (Tower Yard 2F / Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Ginger Syrup store "Ginza no Ginger" ,  yuzu citrus, apples, honey, Hokkaido milk, lemon, blueberries, strawberries as well as brown rice. 
Of course, there are "SKYTREE models."
How cute!!!

Charm point 3
Like a big supermarket! Meet the fresh Japan!

UORIKI (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Sticking with its freshness,  reasonable price and taste as a fresh fish shop,
buyers go to the market every morning for fresh fishes.
You can't keep your eyes off from the "To-go sushi" that is made from the fresh and delicious fishes!

OKAWA SUISAN (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Fresh and high-quality products are directly purchased from Tsukiji market; then, turning to a new product through processing by itself. 
What is that process?
Oh!!! The processing is making the dried fishes(Stockfish).
Creating some new value of food,
we highly recommend this place!

Fresh Fruits!

SAWAMITSU SEIKA (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Not only seafood!
Vegetables and fruits are all fresh!
How attractive!

Charm Point 4 
Get Japanese souvenirs here at TOKYO  SKYTREE TOWN- Solamachi 

mamegui (East Yard 4F/ Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

27 cm x 27 cm
A cute size of souvenir of sweet wrapped by a cute handkerchief. 
mamegui is a shop combining the tradition and modern.
That is why it is very popular to tourists!

Re-discover the Japanese chopsticks history

Ginza Natsuno (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

World-recognized Japanese crafts lacquer chopsticks. 
There are more than 1000 kinds of chopsticks and 500 kinds of chopsticks stands in store.
Oh!! We found the TOKYO SKYTREE ones!!
How creative!!

※ This is a TAX -FREE Shop.

What is Karinto?

nihonbashi nishikihorin (Open hours: 10:00-21:00)

Do you know karinto?
It is a kind of Japanese traditional fried snack coated with syrup on the surface.
There are a lot of flavors,
vegetables, brown sugars, gingers, yuzu pepper, sweet potato and other new flavors.
Diverse tastes for a wide range of customers. 
Come to try before buying!
You might keep it long before the expire date!
Good ideas for souvenirs huh!

The real "Dassai"

Hasegawa Saketen (East Yard 1F/ Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Speaking of Japanese Sake, 
you won't be missing this!
The specialty of "Dassai."
Get one for yourself and as a present!
But remember, liquor bought from a not tax-free shop is not available to take on board, 
So do the shipping then!
And the standard exemption of liquor is less than US$ 400/ 1liter! 
Please be noticed!

Charm Point 5  
Shopping with family

ANPANMAN kids collection (East yard 1F/ Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

ANPANMAN, friends of all kids huh!!
Rather boys or girls, 
it is popular among all families in Japan and oversea as well!


Mini cars, heaven of the boys

TOMICA SHOP (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Speaking of TOMICA, you would definitely think of mini cars!
The master-class brands, having numerous collectors from Thailand and Taiwan. 
Oh! Don't miss the TOKYO SKYTREE edition!
Come and have a look!

Are you fans of Bearbrick?

MEDICOMTOY (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

A lot of collectors from all around the world. 
Especially the ones of the well-known cartoon characters!
Of course, there are TOKYO SKYTREE edition!
You don't wanna miss it huh!

Charm Point 6  
Fashion and groceries,  space of the the latest Tokyo!

URBAN RESEARCH Store (Open Hours: 10:00- 21:00)

Let's have a closer research of the the latest trend of Tokyo!
Fashion, groceries, and all kinds of new items!

Representative of latest items

Loft (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)
Wow!! Loft is in TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN- TOKYO solamachi!
From Stationery, cosmetics, and other living products!
What will be in your yellow shopping bags then!

※This is a TAX-FREE shop.

Show your power of tiger !!!

Onitsuka Tiger (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)
Onitsuka Tiger from asics!
Wow!! Let's see both shinning ones!
Gold and silver! Which ones do you prefer?

※This is a TAX- FREE shop.


mercibeaucoup,  (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Unique design style of a popular fashion brand!
You know what?
Members of the famous Korean boy band  bigband like this brand very much!
Come and have a look!

※This is a TAX- FREE Shop.

Made in Japan Discovery

kissora (Open hours: 10:00-21:00)

From leather to design, sewing processes are all completed in Japan. 
The pursuit of simple and sophisticated leather shop, 
simple design and first-class quality of leather are used. 
Of course, with the excellent spirit of artisans, achieving the best quality!
Come and encounter the handmade products in different personalities.

※This is a TAX-FREE shop.

Charm Point 7 
Taste all the gourmets!

takoya dotonbori kukuru (East Yard 1F/ Open Hour; 10:00-21:00 ※ Last order: 20:30)

You don't  really have to go to Osaka for Takoyaki!
In this cold season, stay warm and have some heated takoyaki!!!
Together with your favorite seasoning, let's enjoy!

MARION CREPES (East Yard 1F/ Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

A thin crepe wrapped, 
with a various topping like fruit, cream and other sweet syrup. 
Crepe is not only available in Harajuku.

Sushi? Sushi-go- around!!

kaiten sushi toriton (Open Hours: 10:00-23:00 ※Last order: 22:00)

Sushi-go-round,  one of the Japanese representative food!
Of course fresh seafood is used! 
It has been voted the popular stores in TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN- TOKYO solamachi.

Kyushu ramen!

IPPUDO NOODLE EXPRESS (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Representative of Tonkotsu ramen (Pork soup)
This is the express counter of the IPPUDO 
Speedy but never changing flavor and atmosphere of IPPUDO!

You know the rich variety of rice ball?

tawaraya jyukichi (East Yard 1F/ Open Hours: 10:00-21:00 ※Last order: 20:30)

You will be surprised by the variety of rice ball here!
You can eat here or take out. 
We recommend the salted rice ball here!
Simple but excellent!

Handmade ice cream

Lemson's by BEAMS (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

Lemson's yogurt and ice cream. 
It is a brand of BEAMS!
Choose your favorite flavors and topping!

Wanna have some sweet?
How about fruit tart?

Qu'il fait bon (Open Hours: 10:00-21:00)

One of the popular sweet shops in TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN- TOKYO Solamachi!
Using the seasonal fruits, which makes you wanna have a bit!
You can have it here at the cafe or there are some other cakes as well to take out!


and TOKYO solamachi

We have just had a highlight of it!
Of course there are also a lot places to discover!
It is really a nice spot to spend a day here, especially for tourists!
Coin lockers, temporary storage of baggages, baggage delivery, currency exchange, baby rooms, 
and free Wi-Fi access of <TOBU FREE Wi-Fi>!

Original TOKYO SKYTREE items can only be found here!
TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN is definitely a popular spot for tourists!
Shopping, sightseeing and Japanese culture experience are all here!

Address: 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 131-0045
Open Hours: 10:00-21:00
(Restaurant floors of 6F, 7F, 30F, 31F  11:00-23:00)
*Open hours are varied from every restaurant.

TOKYO solamachi official site (English)

Free Wi-Fi Service is available 

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