How many new landmarks opened in Kanto (the largest and very densely populated plain, including Tokyo, Chiba and Saitama) this autumn and winter have you heard of? Including the huge redevelopment project in Tokyo Shibuya station, “Tokyu Plaza Shibuya” in the world-famous Shibuya area, “COREDO Muromachi” in Nihonbashi, there are many new spots opening both at the heart of Tokyo and in its outskirt. Today, we are going to have a closer look at four brand new landmarks of the city. They have gained much public attention as they are, simply, the new interpretation of Japan’s visiting spot.
You should not miss out “Shibuya Scramble Square” which newly opened in November 2019 when talking about a new spot to visit in Tokyo.
“Shibuya Scramble Square” is 47-storied and 230 metres high, at which visitors can enjoy a bird eye’s view of the world-famous Shibuya scramble cross. It has direct access to Shibuya station and business office facilities. From the two basement floors to the 14th floor above ground, there are as many as 213 stores including trendy fashion brands, popular cafes and restaurants from both Japan and overseas, as well as the first stores of seven new brand names in Japan.
One of the highlights is “SHIBUYA SKY”, the observatory deck on the top, 47th floor. Here you can take in winning views of the city skyline and beyond, whether the Tokyo Skytree, or even Mt. Fuji on sunny days… it boasts scenic views of the panoramic vistas from this 229-metre high observatory deck. Admission goes until 10:00 pm daily, so this can certainly be one good location for you to conclude your wonderful day in Tokyo with its splendid night view.
“Shibuya Parco” is undoubtedly a top-ranked base of trends in Shibuya. It was temporarily closed in 2016 for a huge, three-year renovation project.Finally, it was re-opened in November 2019! With the concept of being a “World-Unique Commercial Facility for the Next Generation of World”, it attempts to stay up front in trends relating to food culture, traditions, or arts.192 stores filled up all floors from the basement to the 10th, including “Nintendo TOKYO”, the first Nintendo official shop in Japan and “Pokémon Center SHIBUYA”. Interested in finding out what sorts of liquors suit your preference? For example, at “The Future Japanese Liquours Shop/ Kubota Sake Bar”, you can find your favourite with the assistance of the AI. Come and be amazed by the newest trends of Japan!
The newly opened “Minami-machida Grandberry Park” is a must-go for families. It has direct access from the Minami-machida station of Den-en Toshi Line; its “Gathering Market” is a large marketplace of many types of food and variety goods, while “Montbell Village” is themed with outdoor lifestyle. Together with “Wonder Theater” which is a large entertainment square, there are as many as six pavillions and 230 shops that make it currently the most attention-drawing integrated shopping complexes.Especially for Snoopy fanatics, you will enjoy the “Snoopy Museum”, re-opened in this new location with size doubled its previous form. Fascinating highlights include the general exhibitions with original drawings that are open to public for the first time in Japan, not to mention the souvenir shop with many original merchandizes to pick from. Welcoming visitors is the Snoopy statue at the station, so you will be charmed by this museum once you get off the train!
“Yokohama Hammerhead” is easily accessible in just 30 minutes by train from Shibuya and, is a popular integrated leisure complex in Yokohama with three key elements- commercial offices, cruise, and resort hotel.First,This spot engages your taste buds with original restaurants firstly opened in Japan and its “Japan Ramen Food Hall”.
To engage you further, there are many interesting experiences and stores like the cafe of the make-to-order chocolate factory “VANILLABEANS THE ROASTERY” where you can have your own customized chocolate.
Or, “YOKOHAMA CARAMEL LABO” at which you can see the entire production of caramel. The “Yokohama Red Bricks” and “Marine & Walk Yokohama” are in close proximity, so you can relax here after having your strolls.
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