Tokyo Station is a large hub connecting the Japanese capital to all corners of Japan’s main island – and beyond. While a lot of people mainly visit the area for the massive station, it has a lot of shops, restaurants, and sightseeing spots to offer that are sure to enrich your trip! Whether you’re waiting for a bullet train or feel like exploring beyond the premises of Tokyo Station, we’ve selected three diverse must-visit spots when you’re in the area!
ROJI Nihonbashi: Take Home the Local Tastes of Japan
Roji is a cozy little shop run by the Kokubu Group, a famous Japanese wholesaler. Here, you’ll find local tastes from all over Japan, ready to be taken home as a souvenir. A famous and intriguing example is canned snacks called “kanstuma,” featuring classic snacks such as smoked herring or oysters. A series of soups called Yukarino specializes in regional tastes, making for a wonderful souvenir for every gourmet.
The shop itself stays true to the charm of Old Edo, fusing modern design with traditional aesthetics, much like the food that is on sale. Roji is definitely worth a visit!
B.B.ON Nihonbashi – Health and Beauty for Your Skin
B.B.ON is a new type of urban drug store that is committed to a fusion of health and beauty, both from the outside and the inside. The shop offers cosmetics of both luxury and organic brands, supplements and health foods, and various other health- and beauty-related items in a modern and bright space, making shopping a real pleasure. Fans of cosmetics and skincare are sure to have a real blast here!
B.B.ON also features a nail salon, an esthetics room, a power space, and a skincare counseling counter to cater to all of your needs and questions. Even if you don’t feel like going on a cosmetics shopping spree, why not stop by for a treatment or a nail makeover session?
Riverboat Mizuha – Getting to Know Tokyo by Boat
Riverboat Mizuha offers the amazing opportunity to sail the calm waters around Tokyo Station, including the famous Nihonbashi Bridge. Choose from several courses varying in route and length and you can even charter a boat for your own group of friends or family! Even event cruises are available, sure to make for unforgettable memories.
Even if you’ve explored Tokyo’s many nooks and crannies before, the city looks yet entirely different as you experience it from the water, be it at broad daylight or at night. It is one of our warmest recommendations regarding sightseeing in Tokyo.
Tokyo Station is an iconic symbol of Japan’s history and much of it is vividly palpable all around the area. From traditional snacks and modern trends to historic views, don’t be hesitant to explore beyond the station and get to know a Tokyo you’ve never seen before!
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