Hi everyone! It's Kim Dao here! Today I'm going to be telling you guys about a few things you can do in Tokyo station, focusing on what you can do inside! Most people take the train or bus from Tokyo station to the airport, so here are some things you can do before you head home! Tokyo station is situated in the business district of Marunouchi. Besides being a convenient place to travel as they have trains, subways and the bullet train, it is also a great place to hang around.
What to do in Tokyo Station
Character Street is a large shopping area underground in Tokyo Station (you can find it by going to the Yaesu exit and going downstairs). For last minute souveniers this place is perfect to visit. You can find many popular Japanese character stores such as the Pokemon Store, Rilakkuma and more!
Couldn't make it to the Pokemon Store in time before your trip ends? Never fear! There is a Pokemon Store on Character Street! It is significantly smaller than the Pokemon Center stores, however they stock most of the popular items. While you are at it, you can pick up a Tokyo Station Pikachu limited to this store only!
This is a small street that has a olden Japanese style feel to it. There are multiple ramen restaurants here where you can enjoy some authentic Japanese ramen before going off to the airport! Most of these stores have an automatic ticket system where you order your ramen on a machine, pay and then go inside the store to eat your ramen. Some store have long lines during busy hours so try get there earlier!
Want to get some last minute gachapons or couldn't make it to Akihabara in time? You can do it all here! There are hundreds of the latest gacha machines where you can pick up some quick souvenirs for friends!
This store in Tokyo station is located just opposite the end of Ramen Street. A lot of people ask where do you find weird kit kats in Japan? This is the one place that I have found in Japan that sells the most kit kats. Japan is known to have strange flavoured kit kats, however they are quite hard to find if you don't know where to look. Well, look no further as this is the place where you can find so many different kinds. However, these ones are quite pricey (around 800 yen per box), you're paying more for the packaging of the item.
There is just so much more to do in Tokyo station you can spend a whole day there to explore the area inside and outside. What is your favourite thing at Tokyo station?