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  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishishinjuku 2-8-1
    The main government building of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office in Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo. It is mainly composed of the Tokyo Metropolitan Main building No.1, famous for its twin towers, the Tokyo Metropolitan Main building No.2, the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, and Tokyo Metropolitan Plaza. The First Government Building is a skyscraper with a height of 243 meters and the free observation deck on the 45th floor is popular as a view spot that overlooks the city of Tokyo. The building also contains the Tokyo Tourist Information Center and a nationwide tourism PR section. You can also visit the section of Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly building, the Special Committee room No. 15 (special budget), and the city council PR corner.
  • Tower Records Shibuya
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jinnan 1-22-14
    This record store is considered one of the world’s largest music stores and is located in Jinnan, Shibuya City, Tokyo. It is a large specialty shop with a variety of genre of CDs. Genres are divided into each floor such as J-pop, rock, and classical music, and the interior theme of each floor is different for each genre. Many events by artists and performers are held in the event space on the basement floor and the eighth floor as well as the floor with the grand piano. There is a café on the rooftop, and at night it is an adult space where you can enjoy music while drinking and smoking.
  • Tokyu Hands Shibuya Store
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 12-18
    In addition to DIY-related merchandise this large chain store carries interior goods and kitchen accessories as well as pet supplies. It offers an extensive line-up from standard items to cutting edge goods, and also carries a wide assortment of items that make for fashionable gifts. On the seventh floor is the popular self-service cafe, “Hands Cafe Shibuya.”
  • Books Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-17-7
    This is a large bookstore located in Shinjuku in Tokyo's Shinjuku City. The main building and annex buildings are located between Shinjuku-dori Avenue and Yasukuni-dori Avenue. On the main building's nine floors including one basement floor and eight floors above ground the store sells items such as literature, foreign books, specialist books, magazines and picture books. There is even the Shinjuku Medical Book Center that offers items specific to the medical field, the Kinokuniya Hall which is home to performances for drama and rakugo, and the Event Hall that hosts book-signings. The annex carries comics, light novels, CDs and DVDs.
  • Junkudo Bookstore Ikebukuro
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Minamikebukuro 2-15-5
    This is a large bookstore located five minutes on foot from JR Ikebukuro Station East Exit, and the sales floor is from the basement to the ninth floor. There are books of various genres ranging from literary books to magazines, comics, medical and other specialist books etc. Many people visit from far away to find the book they are looking for. Inside the shop, you can search for your desired book with the help of a search machine, or you can use the desks and chairs provided to choose your books carefully. There is also a café on the fourth floor.
  • Shosen Grande
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kandajimbouchou 1-3-2
    A huge bookstore located a one-minute walk from Jimbocho Station. The flagship shop of the venerable Shosen bookstore chain, which was founded in 1948, the store sees an unending stream of visitors seeking to purchase highly specialized books from among Shosen Grande's massive selection. The sixth floor, for example, is stocked only with materials relaxing to railroads, and the selection of not only books but also merchandize and railroad accessories has made it a mecca for train aficionados. The seventh floor event space is frequently used to host events for young up-and-coming entertainers. Every floor offers something different, making Shosen Grande a fun place just to come and look.
  • Tokyo Nihombashi Tower
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashi 2-7-1
    A multipurpose facility conveniently connected directly to Nihombashi Station. With rental offices, an event hall, and restaurants, the facility is able to serve a wide variety of needs. Tokyo Nihombashi Tower also offers quick and easy access to Shinkansen lines as well as the Haneda and Narita airports. The tower's event hall is one of the largest in the area and can accommodate up to 1,300 people.
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashikabutochou 2-1
    An exchange for financial instruments located in Nihombashikabuto-cho, Chuo City, Tokyo. The exchange has opened for markets including the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, on which is listed the stocks of various famous international and domestic companies, and the Second Section, Mothers and JASDAQ. In Japan, the name of the exchange is frequently shortened to Tosho.
  • E-Earphone (Akihabara Shop)
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 4-6-7 Kanda Eightville 4F
    A headphone and earphone specialty shop located in Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo. E-Earphone's broad entranceway and bright, spacious interior ensure that even women on their own will feel comfortable entering the shop. Customers can try out over 3,000 different ear- and headphones; the shop also has a rest area so you can take your time choosing your favorite. In addition to selling new items, E-Earphone buys and sells used ear- and headphones and provides a repair service. E-Earphone also carries a wide selection of headphone cases, stands, ear pads, ear pieces, and other related products.
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library
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    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Minato-ku Minamiazabu 5-7-13
    A library which boasts one of the largest collections of materials of any library, even other national libraries, in Japan. The Central Library’s collection exceeds 1.9 million volumes, of which approximately 350 thousand, centering primarily around new books, may be browsed freely. Five stories in total, the library contains open access collections of books by genre on each floor as well as multi-purpose halls and reading rooms. In the library’s cafeteria, visitors can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery outside from a window-side seat.

    Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library is one of the largest public libraries in Japan with a collection of about two million materials, of which about 350 thousand materials are arranged for open...

  • Aoyama Cemetery
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Minato-ku Minamiaoyama 2-32-2
    This is a municipal cemetery in Minato City established in 1874. Even though being in the middle of the city center it is a vast green space. In addition to the people visiting graves, there are also many people who visit to stroll around. There are many graves of politicians and celebrities in the cemetery, and there is also a foreign cemetery. It is a nine-minute walk from the nearest station, Gaiemmae Station.
  • Free Design[Import Northern Europe/Design]
    Tokyo Musashinoshi Kichijoujihonchou 2-18-22F
    A select shop built around the concept of “quality living” carrying a carefully assembled array of lifestyle goods and tableware from northern and central Europe, the United States, Japan, and other countries around the world. Offering a wide selection of highly original items, with a focus on ease of use and design, the shop also sells products from such popular brands as Marimekko and Hakusan Porcelain. The closest station is Kichijoji Station.
  • ASOKO Harajuku
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 6-27-8
    A lifestyle goods shop built around a concept of enjoying surprises and located in the Jingumae area of Shibuya City, Tokyo. Focusing on colorful items well-suited to the Harajuku area, ASOKO carries interesting daily lifestyle necessities, stationary, kitchenware, apparel, and accessories at reasonable prices. The shop’s distinctive show window is decorated with countless portraits of people’s faces. ASOKO has become a favorite place to shop for young women in Tokyo.
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Kamiyamachou 17-3 Terrace Kamiyama 1F
    A new kind of bookstore combining both publishing and retail functions in the so-called Oku-Shibuya area of the Kamiyama neighborhood in Shibuya City, Tokyo. The clean white interior is filled with books and publications of all genres, including magazines, comics, art books, and photo collections. In the back of the shop is an editing space for the publishing company. Patrons can watch the publication process at work through glass windows. Open until midnight on weekdays, the shop is the perfect place to casually stop by on the way home from work.
  • WTW Aoyama Shop
    Tokyo Minato-ku Minamiaoyama 6-3-15, Tokyo
    This lifestyle shop is based on the concept of “URBAN, SURF, NATURAL” (sic). They offer a range of interior and sundry goods that conjure an image of America’s west coast surfing scene. The store is open, laid back, and customers enjoy shopping at their leisure.
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Library
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Kokubunjishi Izumichou 2-2-26
    The Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Library is adjacent to the lush greenery of Musashi Kokubunji Park. They have about 17 thousand magazines ranging from general publications to academic journals. They also run the Tokyo Magazine Bank, as well as a service that uses magazines to promote childhood literacy; they have a wealth of useful books and materials geared toward young people ranging from toddlers to high school students. The library is open to all regardless of age.
  • Bookmarc
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 4-26-14
    A book store produced by New York fashion brand Marc Jacobs. A three-minute walk from Meiji-jingumae Station on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line. The shop stocks a wide variety of books of all genres relating to fine art, photography, fashion, and music which have inspired Marc Jacobs designers. The store also carries more collector-oriented volumes such as vintage and signed books.
  • Melonbooks Ikebukuro
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Minamikebukuro 1-23-6 KDG Building B1F
    A shop located in the Minami-Ikebukuro area of Toshima City, Tokyo selling dojinshi (fanzines) based on anime, video game, manga, and light novel properties as well as merchandise and new books. Although the shop sells adult-oriented merchandise, it is also notable for its large collection of books and products for more general tastes. Some of the things sold at Melonbooks are offered nowhere else, and many customers come here from far away seeking their favorite dojinshi and related merchandise. Open until 11 pm, even people coming home from work can stop by and browse at their leisure.
  • JUMP SHOP Tokyo Dome City
    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 1-3-61 Tokyo Dome City
    An official shop dedicated to the Weekly Shonen Jump and Jump SQ comic magazines located inside Tokyo Dome City in the Koraku area of Bunkyo City, Tokyo. The shop sells lifestyle goods, snacks, fashion wear, and DVDs connected with the comics serialized in the magazines. JUMP SHOP also carries merchandise available no place else, and this popular destination constantly buzzes with people of all ages, from children to adults. The shop is also a popular tourism destination for Jump fans from throughout Japan and the world.
  • Tora no Ana (Ikebukuro Store A)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 1-1-2 Takamura Building 6F
    Tora no Ana is a dojin shop in Higashi-Ikebukuro in Tokyo’s Toshima City. It deals mainly in fan-created magazines and fan merchandise but also sells commercially produced comics and anime. There are two Tora no Ana shops in the Ikebukuro area, and Tora no Ana A is one of them, while Tora no Ana B sells mostly merchandise that appeals to women. The store also has an event floor and a novelty goods space. In November 2015, the former Store A and Store B changed places, so the current Store B is in the building where Store A was formerly located.

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The setting of countless iconic movie scenes and the inspiration for songs, poetry, and literature worldwide, Tokyo barely requires an introduction. It's hard for the kaleidoscopic neon lights, wacky pop culture, and some of the world's tallest structures not to instill excitement in any first-time visitor to Tokyo, whether you're in the very center of the hustle and bustle in Shinjuku or Shibuya or looking in from the quieter suburbs.

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