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Updated: October 1, 2019

KITTE KITTE

JP Tower 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo

Chic shopping complex with a focus on Japanese aesthetics and cuisine

Exit JR Tokyo Station's Marunouchi South Gate and face the clean, straight lines of the KITTE building, a retail and office facility occupying the site of the former Tokyo Central Post Office. Boasting wide variety of shopping and dining establishments, KITTE is also home to one of Tokyo's most unusual museums, a multilingual tourist information center, Tokyo Central Post Office and a rooftop terrace perfect for trainspotting.

Tips

  • The rooftop terrace overlooking Tokyo Station
  • Intermediatheque, a free museum operated by Japan Post and the University of Tokyo
  • Food retailers offering specialties from all over Japan

From the sophisticated stark white exterior to the building's light-filled triangular atrium, designed by 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium architect Kengo Kuma, the KITTE complex exudes style. View the atrium as you shop from the five shopping floors that surround the space on three sides. While there, you may catch one of the sponsored or seasonal events often held in the atrium's courtyard space.

KITTE—its name a play on the Japanese words kitte (postage stamp) and kite (come on over)—delineates its floors into special themes. One floor is dedicated to popular local dishes across Japan, another to Japanese aesthetics, and another to the fusion of old and new sensibilities.

Of special note are a couple of venues allowing a respite from eating and shopping. Venture to the second and third floors to enter a free museum, Intermediatheque, operated by Japan Post and the University of Tokyo. Item descriptions are written in English as well as Japanese and photography inside the museum is strictly prohibited.

The fourth floor is home to a restoration of the former postmaster's office, allowing you to see what it looked during the Showa period (1926–1989). The sixth floor rooftop garden overlooks Tokyo Station, providing a one-of-a-kind angle for trainspotting and photography.

How to Get There

  • Tokyo StationShinkansenJR Yamanote LineJR Chuo LineJR Sobu LineMarunouchi South Exit1 min on foot
  • Tokyo StationMarunouchi LineDirectly connected to underground walkway

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 11:00-21:00
    MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdays

    11:00-20:00
    SundaysHolidays

    *Varies by floor, store, and/or facility
  • Closing days: Irregular
    *Jan. 1 and legal inspection days

Price

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Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesSmoking areasParking
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Disabled parkingAutomatic doorsHandrailsEscalatorElevatorWheelchair accessible elevatorMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsDiaper changing facilitiesBaby chair/high chairWheelchair loanBreast feeding room

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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