A new shopping mall named “KITTE” opened in front of Tokyo Station on March 21 2013. Many stores, restaurants and a tourist information center are there. KITTE connects to Tokyo Station directly in underground.
Tokyo Central Post Office was here. It was an old building. Japan Post demolished that old building, and built a new 38 story building. Its appearance of lower floors is similar to the old office very much. KITTE is the lower floors in a new tall building named JP Tower.
Inside of KITTE is a triangle shape, and its center is a six floor-high atrium. A roof top garden is on six floor. You can see Tokyo Station in sight at the garden. *Unfortunately it was closed by a strong wind when I visited KITTE. So I could not to go out to the garden.
About one hundred boutiques and restaurants are there. Especially there are many stylish variety stores on upper floors. Several confectionary stores, luncher and restaurants are on the first basement floor. Chosen local famous foods stores from all in Japan open up their stores at KITTE.
A tourist information center named “Tokyo City i” is on the first floor and the first basement floor.
Including KITTE, this Marunouchi district is a large stylish shopping area. Marunouchi is the west side of Tokyo Station.