• 09/16/2010
  • 03/01/2021

Ginza Mitsukoshi Renewal

Mitsukoshi, a long-established department store, rebirthed in September 11th. Mitsukoshi expanded its floor area to 36,000 sqm, which makes Mitsukoshi the largest department store in Ginza, exceeding the second largest Matsuya by 4,000 sqm. The renewal is not only about space.? There are various innovations so that customers can enjoy shopping. Previously, shopping spaces were divided by brands, but the new Mitsukoshi will be divided by items, which makes it easier to compare items. Formerly, there were only cafes in Mitsukoshi, but with this renewal, several restaurants will open.? Sosonjae, a Korean restaurant, and Akatsuki-an, a Japanese noodle restaurant, will locate a branch in a department store for the first time. The house-top on the 9th floor?is Ginza Teracce, a grass garden where you can rest and relax.? There are rest spaces on other floors too. The new Mitsukoshi is family-friendly too.? There will be a day nursery (charged),?a nursing room, and a lounge for babies.? The corridor of selling spaces are widened too, so that baby carriages can easily go through. Visit the brand new Mitsukoshi for luxurious and comfortable shopping! — Higherground Co.,Ltd. 2-8-3 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan TEL:03-6459-2230 HP:http://www.higherground.co.jp/ TOP PAGE:?https://livingtokyo.net/

  • 09/02/2010
  • 03/01/2021

Where Sushi comes from: Tsukiji fish market

Maybe you have heard of this gigantic (23 hectare!) fish market in central Tokyo.? Tsukiji fish market (膀???医?????)?is gaining fame from foreigners these days. Tsukiji fish market is located in Chuo-ku, Tokyo.? About 900,000 tons of products,?worth 55o billion Yen, are dealed per annum.? Not only marine products, but also fruits, vegetable, chicken, etc. are dealed. Seven?wholesale dealers?and about 1,000 middle traders work on ‘Seri (腴吟??)’ here.? ‘Seri’ means bidding.?This unique?Japanese style?of bidding, and the huge tunas lying on the floor,?is amusing many foreigners. However, we must not forget that Tsukiji fish market is a work place for many professionals, though it is an interesting tourist attraction.? Just walking around and taking pictures might block their communication, or damage the fish. The fun of Tsukiji fish market is not just watching the huge tuna fish and the?auctions.? There are many places where you can eat the fish which were bidded in the early morning. In the numerous?Sushi restaurants , you can eat fish which were brought to dry land only?a few hours ago!? But remember, all restaurants are always?crowded, especially?in the early morning and around noon, so this dining won’t be very elegant.? Well, being jolsted in the crowd is […]

  • 07/15/2010
  • 02/28/2021

Beer Gardens in Tokyo

Ebisu is the neighbor area of Shibuya, near Roppongi and Hiroo. Near by Ebisu Station (Hibiya line, JR Yamanote line) is Yebisu Garden Place(??究??絲帥???若????潟??????ゃ??): a compound square of shopping, offices, restaurants & cafes. ???Yebisu??? of Yebisu Garden Place is spelled in an archaic style. The origin of the place name ???Ebisu??? or ???Yebisu??? is Yebisu Beer, a product of the Japan Beer Brewery Company, which built its headquarter in this area. Yebisu Beer, named for Ebisu(??究??絲?), one of the Japanese Seven Gods of Fortune(筝?胼霛?) which represents agriculture and commerce, was introduced in 1890 by Japan Beer. In 1901, a train station named Ebisu was built by the company to facilitate distribution of its beer. The town Ebisu was founded around 1928 as a community developed around the Japan Beer facilities, where Yebisu Garden Place now stands. Ebisu in 1938. Japan Beer had been reorganized and was renamed Sapporo Breweries Ltd. in 1964. After the breweries were moved to Chiba in 1988, the area was redeveloped as the Yebisu Garden Place, which opened to the public in 1994. Speaking of Beer, there are many beer gardens in Tokyo during the hot and humid summer. With some casual hors d’oevures, why not […]