Life / Living / Hospital Spots in Tokyo Area

  • 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.
  • HANDS Shibuya Store
    7 Reviews
    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.”

    One of the specialised mall that i go to wothout fail when im in Japan. 7 floors of items to look at and buy but I usually buy fountain pens and supplies here. Sadly, this shopping building will...

  • IKEA Tachikawa
    Tokyo Tachikawashi Midorichou 6
    The Tachikawa location of IKEA, the Swedish furniture shop wildly popular around the world. Here shoppers can purchase low cost, style Northern European home décor items. The vast, warehouse-like shop sells an astounding array of prefabricated furniture, interior decorations, and lifestyle goods. IKEA also sells Northern European foods such as Swedish meatballs and there is also a restaurant on the second floor serving casual Swedish cuisine. Closest stations: Tachikawa Station, or Takamatsu Station.
  • Books Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-17-7
    "A large bookstore located in Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. The main building and the annex ""adhoc"" building are located between Shinjuku-dori and Yasukuni-dori streets. The main building has nine floors from the first basement to the eighth floor, selling literature, foreign books, specialized books, magazines, picture books, etc. It also has the Shinjuku Medical Book Center, which specializes in the field of medicine and nursing, the Kinokuniya Hall, where plays, rakugo, and other performances are held, and a room for the exclusive use of talk events, etc. The annex deals in comics, light novels, DVDs, etc."
  • Akihabara UDX Restaurant & Shop Akiba Ichi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 4-14-1 Akihabara UDX
    A collection of restaurants and shops located inside the Akihabara UDX commercial complex and office building a two minute walk from JR Akihabara Station. 30 select restaurants as well as a convenience store and five other establishments can be found in the facility, and many people drop by here during lunch and dinner time. Visitors will find a broad array of cuisines on offer, including Japanese, yoshoku Western, Chinese, Italian, and seafood. Particularly recommended eateries include Oerbierman, which serves rare beers difficult to find in Japan; Chiocciol@pizzeria, where diners can enjoy wines shipped direct from the winery; and the Akihabara Ramen Gekijo (Akiba Mengeki), a food court which hosts branches of three popular ramen restaurants.
  • Junkudo Bookstore Ikebukuro
    6 Reviews
    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.


  • Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo Headquarters
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Otemachi 1-7-1 Yomiuri Shimbun Building
    "The central location from which the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper is published. Visitors can watch a video on the company and learn about the work of proofreaders, who must check articles from a variety of angles before they are published. On the third floor, there's a gallery displaying news photographs and other exhibits; the Yomiuri Shop, which sells Tokyo Giants merchandise and ""Cat Pitcher"" character merchandise; and the News Lab area, which introduces the history of the newspaper; no reservation is needed and anyone is free to check out these places. The Yomi Cafe on the first floor sells coffee and black tea at 100 yen a cup, as well as bite-sized sweets. The location in front of the Yomiuri Shimbun Building is the start and goal of the Hakone Ekiden relay race, and here there is a commemorative bronze stature and plaque listing the names of schools which have won the race in the past."
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library
    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.
  • Sekaido Main Store
    27 Reviews
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-1-1
    This art supplies and stationary store was established in 1940. Consisting of six floors, the store prides itself on its extensive stock enabling customers to acquire just about any art-related product needed, including materials for Western- and Japanese-style painting, comic drawing supplies, frames, design supplies, and stationary and office supplies. There's an art gallery and art school on the sixth floor which hosts a variety of classes on the arts. The store also has a monthly sketch club in which you can go somewhere nearby to sketch and receive advice from an experienced instructor.

    I think I read about this store on a Buzzfeed article, and when I found out wed be heading to Japan, I knew I wanted to stop here. It was a great store, with many unique items, an excellent...

  • Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Mi Sumi Hiroba
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishi-shinjuku 2-6-1
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shosen Grande
    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.
  • Machida City General Gymnasium
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Machida-shi Minaminaruse 5-12
    A general gymnasium built as one of the projects commemorating the 30th anniversary of the municipality of Machida. A 10-minute walk from the north exit of Naruse Station, the facility is fully equipped with an arena, a small gymnasium, a martial arts hall, and both Japanese and Western archery ranges. The roughly 2,400 square meter main area is large enough to host national badminton, volleyball, and basketball competitions. There is a jogging track around the middle bleachers of the second floor. Apart from use by groups, the facilities are available for individuals depending on the time and the schedule of various lessons and programs.
  • International Coalition Daigaku
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingu-mae 5-53-70
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 4-1-6
    A large office complex directly accessible from JR Shinjuku Station. Built on the site of the former New South Exit Station Building, it's 170 meters high with 32 above ground floors. Floors one to four mainly consist of the NEWoMan commercial center focusing on fashion and beauty for the discriminating woman. The eighth floor up is home to the offices of leading Japanese companies. The largest bus terminal in Japan, Busta Shinjuku, is located next door. So this facility has great access whether you're coming by bus, taxi, or train via Shinjuku Station, the largest in the world.
  • Kakimori
    1 Reviews
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Misuji 1-6-2
    A stationery shop located in front of Kuramae Station in Taito City, Tokyo where you can create a one-of-a-kind notebook. When creating your notebook, you can choose from among some 60 varieties of cover materials and 30 varieties of pages. You can also try writing on the various page materials to choose your favorite. After you've finished making your order, an experienced artisan will complete your notebook in a few minutes. You can also make your own original ink here. The staff are happy to give advice, making it easy even for first-timers. You can fill one of the store's special-order bottles with a color that's all your own.


  • Ozu Washi
    41 Reviews
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashihonchou 3-6-2 Ozu Main Building Building
    A washi Japanese paper shop established in 1653, Ozu Washi carries washi designed for painting, calligraphy, crafts, interior design, and a variety of other purposes with a focus on handmade washi papers from around the country. The shop also operates the Ozu Gallery, which holds exhibitions and classes on making washi paper by hand, as well as the Ozu History Museum, which contains exhibits on the history of paper and Ozu.

    This paper store is a fun place to shop for its artistic papers of every design, color and texture. Gift items are available in all price ranges. If you have the time, pay the small fee to make...

    36 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Matsugaya 2-24-1
    A traditional kitchenware shop which has operated in Kappabashi since the Meiji period. The shop procures quality products direct from skilled craftspeople to supply them to customers seeking truly good items. The shop's primary focus is kitchen knives and iron pots and pans. The shop's frypans and woks are hand-hammered from plate iron. KAMA-ASA's thick rice pots are Nambu-tekki ironware. Its kitchen knives are handmade by craftspeople from around the country and left plain without any name inscribed. On request, customers can have their name inscribed at the time of purchase. Customers can also have kitchen knives purchased here sharpened for an additional fee.

    I had planned on getting a meat knife for cutting steaks as priority, and maybe an all-rounder Santoku. But I walked out of Kama Asa with 3 knives! I went to Tsubaya first but found it hard to...

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