Posts Tagged ‘Marunouchi’

Christmas Lights in Marunouchi

Posted 07 Dec 2009 — by Andy in Tokyo
Category Events, Photography, Tokyo

As with every December, the Christmas lights are up in Marunouchi. Looks a lot quieter in this photo than it really was:

Four of the Best: Restaurants in Marunouchi

Posted 25 Nov 2009 — by Andy in Tokyo
Category Entertainment, Food, Shopping in Japan, Tokyo

Marunouchi buildings

Narita Express Specials
Got a bit of a wait before your shinkansen or Narita Express departs from Tokyo station? Feel a bit peckish? The following places should see you through:

Konaya
5F Oazo Building, Marunochi. Open 11.00am – 11.00pm

Konaya
Curry and udon, together? An unlikely combination, you may think, but they make perfect partners. In fact, the chefs at Konaya have pretty much created the impossible – an edible Pot Noodle! Perfect for cold winter days, and very handily located one floor above Maruzen’s foreign books section.

Essenza
5F Marunouchi Building. Open 11.00am – 11.00pm

Essenza
A simple, no nonsense Italian restaurant on Marunouchi Building’s fifth floor. The counter seating encloses the entire kitchen area so you can watch the chefs do their business.

Anniversary Favourites
Need a good restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, or just fancy splashing out? The woman (or man) in your life will most definitely appreciate dinner in either of these fine establishments:

Salt
6F Shin-Marunochi Building. Open 11.00am – 11.00pm

Salt
Australian chef Luke Mangan’s Tokyo restaurant never fails to disappoint. A fantastic selection of Japanese-inspired delights that use the freshest ingredients available. The oval-shaped seating helps to create an intimate atmosphere, and the staff are always courteous.

Peter
24F The Peninsula Tokyo. Open 11.30am – 10.00pm

Peter
Peter’s private lift in the lobby area of the Peninsula Hotel whisks you to the 24th floor in seconds, and when the doors open you might forgive yourself for thinking that you’ve been transported to the starship Enterprise. At night the dark, shiny surfaces and low lighting give this restaurant an otherworldly feel. The dinner menu offers a great selection of set courses to choose from, and – considering that wine is included – at very reasonable prices.

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Tokyo: The Imperial Palace and Marunouchi

Posted 01 Aug 2009 — by Andy in Tokyo
Category Photography, Tokyo, Travel

Here, ladies and gentlemen, we have Tokyo’s Imperial Palace complex. In the late 1980s some (very optimistic) calculations made this 3.5km² patch of land worth more than all the property in California:

Imperial Palace complex

It is said that from this castle’s windows the emperor likes to shout obscenities at passers-by. It is also believed that he is fond of throwing milk bottles at geese:

People walking towards Marunouchi from Yurakucho. The woman in the bottom right corner seems to have spotted me. She must have hawk-like eyesight:

Marunouchi by day. The elliptical structure in the centre-right is the Tokyo International Forum:

The same view by night:

Spring in Tokyo

Posted 12 Apr 2009 — by Andy in Tokyo
Category Photography, Tokyo, Weather

Nothing beats lounging outside in the park on a wonderful Spring day: