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Ginza Mitsukoshi

Ginza Mitsukoshi 三越銀座店

Mitsukoshi department store in Ginza.


This department store chain may be the oldest in the world, dating back to its founding in 1673 as “Echigoya”. The Ginza store was opened in 1930 and was the place where McDonald’s opened their first store in Japan in 1971(later closed). The 11th and 12th floors are full of restaurants while the B2 and B3 floors offer a wide … Read the rest

Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills 六本木ヒルズ


The 54-story Mori Tower is the 5th tallest building in Tokyo. Louise Bourgeois’s “Maman Spider”

Completed in 2003, Roppongi Hills started out as an urban redevelopment complex and has come to be one of the most popular attractions in the Roppongi area. Inside the complex are high-rise apartments, a theatre, hundreds of shops, Grand Hyatt Tokyo, and the headquarters of TV Asahi. The centerpiece of the … Read the rest

Omotesando Hills

Omotesando Hills 表参道ヒルズ

Omotesando Hills


Inside the building.

Omotesando Hills is a shopping mall designed by the famed and self-taught architect, Ando Tadao. The building incorporates a unique design, where customers are able to reach the top just by walking on a path that spirals upwards.

The mall was opened in 2005 and has some 130 shops. That includes Ben & Jerry’s which opened their first shop in … Read the rest

Tower Records Shibuya

Tower Records Shibuya タワーレコード渋谷

This whole building is Tower Records Shibuya.


Tower Records Shibuya is one of the largest music retail stores in the world with floors 1 through 7 all dedicated to selling music. This megastore also has an event space underground with an audio system comparable to that of a livehouse.

Tower Records in Japan used to be operated by an American company but the management … Read the rest

Sunshine City

Sunshine City サンシャインシティ

The 60-floor Sunshine 60.


Sunshine City is a large shopping and building complex near Ikebukuro. Most of the shopping complex is situated at the base of several buildings, which include a 60-story skyscraper, Sunshine 60 and a 1146-room hotel, Sunshine Prince Hotel. Inside Sunshine City, are attractions such as an indoor amusement park called Namco Namja Town, an aquarium, a planetarium, and a concert hall. … Read the rest

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