Tag Archives: Chiyoda

Free maps of Jimbocho & Tsukiji at Tokyu Stay Suidobashi (Tokyo)

Visiting Tokyo? Tokyu Stay Suidobashi gives our precise free maps in English showing the way to our travel agency as well as nearby stations, Shinto shrines, Japanese restaurants, coffee shops… in Bunkyo & Chiyoda wards (map of Akihabara/Jimbocho/Kanda/Kudan) or farther (map of Ginza/Nihombashi/Shimbashi/Tsukiji). Tell the nice hotel staff to give you “Get Japan maps” if you do not see them on a rack near the elevators!

Get Japan maps on a rack at Tokyu Stay Suidobashi (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo) on 29 July 2015.

Big thanks to the Tokyu Stay Suidobashi team for its active support :)

July, August & September 2015: Sumi-e lessons at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Tokyo)

In July, August and September 2015, the ink wash painting lessons with sumi-e master HONDA Toyokuni at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (gallery near Jimbocho station, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo) only take place between 13:00 and 17:00. Reserve at least two weeks before your selected day and bring 8.000 yens per person for a lesson of 90 minutes in English or Japanese.

The son HONDA Yuta still teaches sumi-e to foreign beginners without reservation :) Come between 12:00 and 19:00 from Tuesday to Saturday or between 12:00 and 17:00 on Sunday with 1.000 yens per person for a lesson of 30 minutes in English or Japanese.

Sumi-e artists HONDA Yuta and Toyokuni at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Enjoy a unique experience with a bilingual Japanese artist this summer and hone your artistic skills with a brush on washi paper while you visit or live in Japan!

Map of Tokyo “East of the Imperial Palace” in summer/autumn 2015?

Following its map of Tokyo “North of the Imperial Palace” for spring/summer 2015, the Yes in Japan team is preparing a great map of Tokyo “East of the Imperial Palace” for summer/autumn 2015. Help us make our map even more interesting and useful by suggesting types of services, restaurants, stores, or Japanese products you would like to see on it before the end of May! Our inbound travel manager recently detailed his preferences but any other idea for foreign adults or children in Japan is welcome :)

This free walking and shopping map in English language including the subway/train stations of Ginza, Hibiya, Mitsukoshi-mae, Nihombashi, Otemachi, Shimbashi, Tokyo, Toranomon, Tsukiji, and Yurakucho will be available online and will be distributed at local hotels in Chiyoda, Chuo and Minato wards…

Happy thanks to Yes in Japan: Japanese lunch and “Japanese paintings” shopping

A couple of French-speaking tourists in Tokyo e-mailed our Yes in Japan French manager (always glad to help people in trouble) to thank him for helping them order their lunch at a Japanese restaurant without English menu and without English-speaking staff then recommending Ebisudo Gallery near Jimbocho station (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo) to buy beautiful “Japanese paintings” (ukiyo-e woodblock prints in fact) at a reasonable price. They found the art shop with our Get Japan map of Jimbocho area, loved the gallery and its shopkeeper, and bought 2 ukiyo-e :)
Ukiyo-e woodblock print with the Hota coast in Awa province at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Shopping in Tokyo: 5% discount at Laox Akihabara Main Store in spring & summer 2015 ☺

Get a special 5% discount at Laox Akihabara Main Store until 31 December 2015 thanks to our spring/summer 2015 brochure covering Akihabara and Kanda areas! First, obtain this brochure at partner shops, hotels or information centres in the area. Second, go to Laox Akihabara Main Store near Akihabara station (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo). Third, select the products you wish to buy. Finally, present the brochure before your payment ☺

Note that Laox Akihabara Main Store accepts only one coupon/discount at a time, and that some items are not covered by this discount e.g. game machines, Apple products, medicines and brandname products.

Laox Akihabara Main Store is the tax-free store 35 in the section B4 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Drinks in Tokyo: Drink Japanese wine masterpieces at Blanc Dans Le Noir

Enjoy Japanese wine masterpieces such as Yama no Tannat, Yamazaki Pinot Noir… with cuisine from Provence and Japan!
Drink Japanese wine masterpieces at Blanc Dans Le Noir (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)...

Typical prices for the drinks and food:

  • Glass of house wine: 500 yens
  • Bottle of Yama no Tannat (2011): 12000 yens
  • Dinner: 3000 yens

Open: 12:00-15:00, 18:00-23:00 (Sunday: 13:00-20:00, Saturday: closed)

Phone: (+81) 03-5244-5886
Credit cards: Accepted.
Menu: English, Japanese.

Blanc Dans Le Noir is the restaurant 25 in the section C3 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Find Coto Language Academy in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward

Use our map, directions and photo below to easily find Coto Language Academy (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo city) and study the Japanese language and culture with a smile! Coto Language Academy is the language school “2″ (section B1) on our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

From Iidabashi station: Walk south-west for 1 minute from the subway exit “A4″ or 1 minute from the train exit “East”.

From APA Hotel Tokyo-kudanshita: Exit the lobby, turn left, walk 6 minutes along the main street then go on the opposite side of the block just before the train lines. Spending a night at APA Hotel Tokyo-kudanshita? Ask its staff for our free paper map in English language; we delivered it in early April 2015.

From Tokyo Grand Shrine: Exit the Shinto shrine using the main gate, turn left, walk 1 minute, then follow instructions “From Petit Bonheur” (see the next paragraph).

From Petit Bonheur: Exit the sweets shop/restaurant, turn right, walk 2 minutes down the slope, turn left just before reaching the main street, and walk a few seconds. Coto Language Academy is in the next block on your right side.

The entrance of Coto Language Academy is not flashy but the logo is visible on the door when you get close:
Entrance of Coto Language Academy (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Food in Tokyo: Cook your beef, chicken or pork at Nikuya-no-shojikina-shokudo!

Cook and eat your meat at the counter: well grilled, à point… For sukiyaki, dip your beef in the egg. Really enjoyable!
Cook your beef, chicken or pork at Nikuya-no-shojikina-shokudo (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices for the food:

  • Chicken in hot pot: 650 yens
  • Pork ginger: 800 yens
  • Steak: 1000 yens
  • Sukiyaki: 1100 yens

Open: 11:00-23:00

Phone: (+81) 03-3233-8088
Credit cards: Unavailable.
Menu: English, Japanese.

Nikuya-no-shojikina-shokudo is the restaurant 18 in the section C3 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Drinks in Tokyo: Drink good/premium coffee and buy organic beans at Mamekohboh!

Coffee lover in Tokyo? Go to Mamekohboh coffee shops: they sell more than 40 types of coffee beans! Drink good/premium coffee there or ask for a takeaway; organic beans and soya milk are even proposed in option…
Drink good/premium coffee and buy organic beans at Mamekohboh (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices:

  • Black coffee: 190 yens
  • Milk chocolate: 260 yens
  • Irish coffee: 340 yens
  • “Spring” coffee beans (200g): 1058 yens

Open: 07:00/08:00-16:00/18:30 depending on the specific coffee shop (Sunday: closed)

Credit cards: Unavailable.
Menu: English, Japanese.

Mamekohboh coffee shops are the four spots 9 in the sections B2, C2, C3 and D3 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).