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added on : December 23,2019
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Representing a collaboration between international artists, architects, and designers, Shintora Village—backed by Volkswagen—is a cool event space unlike any other in Tokyo. This empty lot has been remade into a Tokyo art haven. Tables, benches, and decor are crafted from abandoned and recycled materials such as elementary school desks and broken solar panels. With internet access and tables and benches, Shintora Village is a great place to enjoy the weather while getting some work done. A rotating selection of food trucks parked on-site also makes it an attractive spot to dine al fresco while taking a break from sightseeing. Various businesses and groups regularly hold pop-up events and markets here, so be sure to check Shintora Village's schedule for an idea of what to expect when you visit.
(Business period: October 5, 2019 (Saturday) to March 29, 2020 (Sunday))
Toranomon, located between the Roppongi and Shinbashi areas of Tokyo, is a bustling business district full of skyscrapers. Shintora Village is located just steps from the Toranomon Hills building, and is easy to spot due to its colorful, industrial look. The "village" is split into several areas consisting of tables and benches, a stage and viewing deck, and an open area. Businesses and groups can rent the space, but the general public can also come and go as they like, and use the space freely.
Shintora Village was created with the image of "a new place to play" in mind. This concept is definitely reflected in its colorful and eclectic aesthetic. International talent behind the space includes city planner Eva De Klerk from Amsterdam, artist Peter Ernst Coolen—also from Amsterdam—and street artist Okuda San Miguel from Spain.
On weekdays, food trucks can be found parked at the entrance to Shintora Village, next to the blue Volkswagen van. Depending on the day, visitors might be able to dine on various cuisine from the world.
Local businesspeople often drop by to eat lunch and chat, or just to see what events are on while taking a break from work. Past events include wine nights and farmers' markets, among many more.
Though Shintora Village definitely shines on a sunny day, it can still be enjoyed even on rainy days, as tent-like awnings are unrolled to protect guests from the elements.
|Address||2-16-6 Nishi-Shinbashi, Minato City, Tokyo|
New year’s holiday(from December
Note: Food trucks are only on-site on weekdays
Toranomon Station | 7 min on foot
|Other||For updated information on opening hours, days closed, prices, and more, please check the official website.|
|URL||Shintora Village (JPN)|