Feel the sophisticated air! Introducing a recommended route for a stroll through Marunouchi, Tokyo.

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In this article, we will give you information about “Marunouchi”. This area in Tokyo is not too far from Tokyo station and it has a history of coming through some big development projects in the past. One of them was the opening of Tokyo station in 1914 and the other was the development of better transportation services for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The area is now crowded with the offices of many well-known Japanese corporations, and it is renowned as the center of the Japanese economy.

The fact that there are many offices in the area of course means that there are many people who spend money here. As a result, Marunouchi is now a destination for many people who want to enjoy shopping and gourmet restaurants and it is a good destination for tourists as well. In this article, we will tell you about our recommended route for a stroll in the area.

【Access】
Narita International Airport → Tokyo Station : About an hour by Narita Express
Haneda Airport → Tokyo Station : Take Tokyo Monorail to Hamamatsu-cho, then take JR train for about 35 minutes

① Maruzen Marunouchi Main Store
The first destination is one of the largest book stores in Japan; “Maruzen Marunouchi Main Store”. It is located on the 1st to 4th floors in the “Marunouchi Oazo” commercial building. Though a book store, the shop carries a wide variety of Made-in-Japan fine quality stationaries and nick-knacks. Three-pack of “Frixion” erasable jell ink pens in assorted colors (648 JPY) and a bookmark with its surface covered by 24K gold (432 JPY) are especially recommended souvenir items.

Address:1st to 4th fl. Marunouchi Oazo, 1-6-4 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours:9:00-21:00
Closed:New Year’s, Every second Monday, Every third Sunday
Accepted Cards:American Express/Diners/JCB/Master/Visa

② giraffe Marunouchi store
Next, let’s head to “giraffe Marunouchi store” in the Shin-Marunouchi building, which is next to Marunouchi Oazo. This is a tie store exclusively carrying a large collection of Made-in-Japan products that are all different in color, design, texture and silhouettes. If you know that you will be wearing sometime soon, why not find your favorite tie here?

Address:Shin-Marunouchi Bldg., 1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours:Weekdays and Saturdays11:00-21:00,Sundays, National Holidays and the last day of consecutive holidays11:00-20:00
Closed:Open every day(Excluding January 1st and Legal inspection days)
Accepted Cards:American Express/Diners/JCB/Master/Visa

③ VIRON
How about some tasty bread for lunch? Take an 8 minute walk from Shin-Marunouchi Bldg., and you will arrive at “VIRON”. Here, you can enjoy baguettes made with flour directly imported from France as well as sweets that are indescribable.

Address:1st fl. Tokyo Building TOKIA, 2-7-3 Marunocuhi, Chiyoda-ku. Tokyo
Business Hours:10:00-21:00(Takeout),11:30-22:00 LO(Brasserie)
Closed:No scheduled holidays
Accepted Cards:American Express/Diners/JCB/Master/Visa
Tel(Takeout):03-5220-7288
Tel(Brasserie):03-5220-7289

④ Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum & Ichigokan Square
Next, let’s go explore some art. This classical building with red bricks is a piece of art itself. The courtyard in the museum is a perfect spot for a break.

Address:2-6-2 Marunocuhi, Chiyoda-ku. Tokyo
Business Hours:10:00-18:00(Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing time)
※Open till 8 p.m. on National holidays, Fridays except for transfer holidays and weekdays during a final week of exhibitions.
※Hours are subject to change.
Closed:Mondays (except when Monday is a National holiday or in the final week of exhibitions)

⑤ ECHIRE MAISON DU BEURRE
How about some savory dessert after enjoying the museum? “ECHIRE MAISON DU BEURRE” on the first floor of “Marunouchi Brick Square” is a popular spot with a line of people waiting to go in. Enjoy delightful croissants and baked goods made with cultured butter.

Address:1st fl. Marunouchi Brick Square, 2-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours:10:00-20:00
Closed:Open every day(Excluding January 1st and Legal inspection days)
Accepted Cards:American Express/Diners/JCB/Master/Visa

⑥ BEAMS HOUSE Marunocuhi
After a refreshing break, let’s take a walk to “Marunouchi Bldg.”. It is about 4 minutes from the Brick Square. “BEAMS HOUSE Marunouchi” is a large store of BEAMS products, a fine-quality fashion brand extremely popular among those working in the Marunocuhi area. Look for your favorite fashion item with mature tastes.

Address:1st fl. Marunouchi Bldg., 2-4-1 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours:11:00-21:00, Sundays・National Holidays・the last day of consecutive holidays 11:00-20:00
Closed:Open every day(Excluding January 1st and Legal inspection days)
Accepted Cards:American Express/Diners/JCB/Master/Visa/UnionPay

⑦ BREEZE OF TOKYO
After sightseeing and shopping, let’s finish the day in Marunouchi with a fine dinner. “BREEZE OF TOKYO” is a restaurant at the top floor of the same Marunouchi Bldg. Here, you can enjoy the spectacular night view of Tokyo while savoring their creative French dishes.

Address:36F,Marunouchi Bldg., 2-4-1 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours:Dinner 18:00-22:00 LO
Closed:Open every day(Excluding January 1st and Legal inspection days)
Accepted Cards:American Express/Diners/JCB/Master/Visa

That’s all for our recommended route in Marunouchi. Please go visit the area to enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere in Tokyo.