The fashionable new shopping center, Tokyo Soramachi
Tokyo Soramachi is a shopping center at the bottom of the Tokyo Sky Tower. The design vision for this building was that of a new and trendy shopping center, with a bustling lineup of 312 stores. There are shops on B3, 1F~7F, 30F and 31F and various themed areas. On the east side of the first floor is the Soramachi Shopping Street which boasts 35 stores in a passage running around 120m. It uses design elements reminiscent of the Edo era with gabled roofs and paper lanterns, which transforms it into an "Edo downtown street" shopping experience. On the west side is the shopping street "Station Street" which is adjacent to the Tokyo Sky Tree Station and sells handmade goods. On the west side of the second floor you'll find various fresh foods at Japanese and Western shops in the Food Marche. It's got a fashionable downtown concept where you can buy limited goods such as sweets, and it's also a great spot to find a Tokyo souvenir. On the east side you'll find a variety of cute, beautiful, and delicious fashion stores with a whole suite of stores with lots of fashion items and accessories. On the west side of 3F you'll find Japanese, Western, and Chinese shops as well as dessert shops at the Soramachi Tabeterasu. The second and third floors are adjoined by a stairway so you can enjoy some food while watching people go about their business. On the 6 and 7th floor the main dining hall of the Tokyo Soramachi can be found where you can enjoy classic items from all over Japan. On the 7th floor you'll find a planetarium which changes its show from season to season. 31F and 32F are the Soramachi Sky Tree View, where you can enjoy food while seeing the nearby Tokyo Sky Tree. The design concept is a "sky villa", and so you can spend your time leisurely surrounded in a spacious and high quality area. On the east side of 4F there is an area where souvenir and grocery stores are set up which has largely become a destination for Japanese souvenirs, this area also sports a unified design aesthetic reminiscent of the merchants of Edo-era large stores. To the west you'll find official TV station shops as well as the Sumida Aquarium. The 5th floor's east side has become the "Japan Experience Zone" where you can experience shopping while enjoying the culture and industry of Japan. On the west is an official store for the Tokyo Sky Tree. Please note that hours vary by floor, B3 through 5F are open from 10:00 to 21:00, and 6F, 7F, 30F and 31F are open from 11:00 to 23:00.
On the Tobu-Iseaki Railway get off at Tokyo Sky Tree Station (とうきょうスカイツリー駅) and on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon, Kyokyu-sen, Toei Asakusa Line, Narita Sky Access line, and Keisei Lines, Oshiage Station is the closest. (押上駅). By bus, take the Toei bus and get off at Tokyo Sky Tree Station. By car, the city highway No. 6 Mukojima Line's Komagata IC (駒形IC) is the closest interchange. There is a multi-story parking deck and underground park open from 7:30 to 23:00, and the parking fee is 350 yen every 30 minutes. Please note that the parking deck is closed on Sundays and public holidays from 7:30 to 10:00.
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Description: Tokyo Soramachi
|Sights||Tokyo Soramachi (東京ソラマチ)|
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0570-55-0102|
|Admission Fee||Free admission|
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|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+)|