Translated by Sandy Lau
Souvenirs You Can Only Buy At GRANSTA MARUNOUCHI In Tokyo Station!
GRANSTA MARUNOUCHI is a shopping area on B1F of Tokyo Station. On April 27th, 2017, the area was expanded, seeing an increase in shops selling limited edition Tokyo Station stationery and general goods. Here are some recommended souvenirs.
Written by Mikako Utsunomiya
Did you know there’s a shopping area on the first-floor basement of Tokyo Station just for commuters to enjoy? It is a grand in-station commercial facility named GRANSTA and is an ideal start for your travels.
This is an area with delicious lunch boxes, precooked dishes, and souvenirs gathered in one place. It is the perfect place to purchase your Tokyo souvenirs.
We immediately visited GRANSTA upon hearing that a new area had opened on April 27th, 2017!
What is GRANSTA? What is the New Area?
Photo courtesy of: JR East Group Tetsudo Kaikan Co., Ltd.
GRANSTA is a commercial facility located on the first-floor basement level of Tokyo Station. You will arrive at the facility immediately upon exiting the train on the first-floor basement level at Tokyo Station.
The facility is separated into two areas with the larger GRANSTA located within the ticket gates and GRANSTA MARUNOUCHI located outside the ticket gates. The facility was renovated in the spring of 2017 with five new stores inside and sixteen new stores outside the ticket gates. There are also plenty of shops with Japan and Tokyo-related products!
This article will feature our recommended shops and products from GRANSTA.
Let’s Look For the Best Souvenirs in the New Area!
GRANSTA MARUNOUCHI is located on the station premises, so you can enjoy last-minute shopping in between transfers or purchase souvenirs you may have forgotten. Here are some of our recommended brands and products.
Biople by CosmeKitchen: Rich in Organic and Natural Products
Here is the Oisesan series that was made at Ise Grand Shrine in Ise, Mie (370 yen before tax). Other products include natural bathing powders (432 yen with tax) with “purification of the mind and body” as its theme, so you can expect to feel very relaxed after using their products. They are also charming products thanks to their Japanese-style packaging.