Wednesday, December 21, 2016

::: Special ::: Your gourmet guide of atrē in JR Ueno station! A new event for foreign visitors just started!!

Food that you should try at JR Ueno station
What's more? Free gift only for foreign visitors!!

Have you been to Ueno before? Many visitors like coming to Ueno to visit the museum, gallery or zoo at the Ueno park. Especially during cherry blossom season, Ueno is flooded by locals and visitors!!

Just connected to the JR Ueno station, you can find a shopping area "atrē" where you can find different kinds of shops and restaurants!  Today we would like to take you to some of the restaurants and show you a new shopping event only for foreign visitors!

01. ANDERSEN (Bakery)

Freshly baked bread and freshly made sandwiches can be found at this famous bakery. You can also get a cup of coffee and sit down here.

Since the panda live in the Ueno zoo is famous, you can see many panda pictures or decoration here at Ueno. Even ANDERSEN makes the panda style bread!! Aren't they cute?

Location: Seventh Avenue 1F
Tel.: 03-5826-5842
Hours: 07:30 - 22:00

02. Hard Rock Cafe (American Food)

Not just rock music lovers, many people like this world famous cafe too! Here at atrē, if you want to have some American food like steaks or hamburgers, Hard Rock Cafe is the best choice for you.

Edo assorted fried Hamburger (1980 yen)

Just like other Hard Rock Cafe, you can find a souvenir shop near the restaurant. How about getting some key chains and t-shirts for your friends?

Hard Rock Cafe
Location: Retro Pavilion 1F
Tel.: 03-5826-5821
Hours (Restaurant): 07:00 - 23:00 (L.O. 22:00)
Hours (Shop): 10:00 - 23:00 (Mon to Fri), 09:00 - 23:00 (Sat, Sun, Holidays)

03. Natural Tonkotsu Ramen Shop - Ichiran 

This famous ramen shop is originally from Fukuoka. It is also the top 5 ramen shops in Japan! Before you get to your seat, staff will give you a piece of paper to choose how you would like the ramen to be cooked. (English menu is available!)

Once your ramen is ready, staff will pass you the ramen from behind the curtain in front of your seat! No eye contact is needed! A very private moment!

Natural Tonkotsu Ramen Shop Ichiran
Address: West 1F of atrē Ueno (JR Ueno Station Yamashita Exit)
Tel.: 03-5826-5861
Hours: 24 hours

One more good news for all foreign visitors!!

From 17 December 2016, JR groups presents this new event "Shopping at JR Station" to all visitors who have the JR Rail Pass.

When travelers get their JR Rail Pass at the airport or other ticket counters, they will be given a pass case. So when they dine or shop at the participated shops at JR Ueno, JR Shinagawa or JR Sendai stations, they can get a free gift "Senja-fuda" sticker!

There are total different types of stickers, so try to collect them all in different shops or restaurants!

What is senja-fuda (千社札)?

It was originally used at the shrine and temple. People wrote their names and birthplace on the senja-fuda and stuck it on the torii gate or pillar outside the shrine or temple. Nowadays, people put these senja-fuda on their belongings to wish for some good luck and fortune!

Gift Promotion
Period: 2016.12.17 to 2017.02.22
Stations: JR Ueno, Shinagawa, and Sendai Stations
*Stickers only available at participated shops with "Shopping at JR Station" logo
*Stickers only available when stocks last.

atrē Ueno
Address: Ueno 7-1-1, Taito-ku, Tokyo
(Directly connected to the Central Exit outside of JR Ueno Station)
Hours: 10:00 - 21:00 (Shopping), 11:00 - 23:00 (Restaurants)
TEL: 03-5826-5811 (Representative)
Homepage (Multilingual) :

More details of atrē Ueno:

# Shopping ♪ atrē Ueno, Shopping area directly connected to the conveniently accessible Japan Railway (JR) Ueno Terminal

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