Tokyo Solamachi!! The Best Place To Spend The Day With Your Kids And Family!!!


Tokyo Solamachi is a facility located in Oshiage・Tokyo Skytree station. There are tenat in basement 3, from 1st to 8th floor, 30 and 31st floor. On the east side of the 1st floor, there is “Solamachi shopping street”; “Food marche” area is on the west side of 2nd floor , and “Solamachi dining” is on 6th and 7th floors. There are 312 shops is in this facility from restaurants, retail shops, and luxury boutiques.  On 8th floor, there is Planetarium Dome Garden, you can take two shots with the skytree. I think that it is a best place to take a shot with this view! If you come to Tokyo Solamachi, please drop by!


A) Sumita Aquarium

”Sumida Aquarium" is not only to see, but it is also the aquarium that can “experience.” The different between other aquariums is there is no dolphine and seal. Instead, you can see precious species here such as penguins, jellyfish and corals.The slopes that continues from 1st to 2nd floors are lighten up.You can participate in different activities, for example, you can have a floating experience with jellyfish or you can see the coral from the 360 degrees from the water tank. You can also understand the behavior and expression of Spheniscus magellanicus. It is a aquarium that children and adults can enjoy! Other than that, you can attend special workshops and events.   


B) Chiba Institute Of Technology Skytree Town Campus (Free Admission)

Chiba Institute Of Technology Skytree Campus is located on the 8th floor. You can feel like as you have jumped into the S.F, and can discover the new experience-based attraction of technology. You can see robots and things related to space.

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C) TOMICA SHOP(Oekaki Koubo)           

Tomica shop is a toy shop that all the popular toys are gathered! We can say that it is a paradise for boys!!

Other than toys, there are appareal, goods, snacks, books, and original items. In this shop, they opened the attraction “Oekaki Koubo(drawing workshop)”  that is limited only here in Tokyo Solamachi.  The customers can select the truck from 3 colors, and draw what ever you like on the bed of the truck. You can make your own original truck! If you add 50yen, you also can buy a original sheet, but to have originality better draw your own! How about getting your original Tomica truck for your souvenirs, memories, and or for greeting!  

P.S:When you are drawing and writing the words, please try to draw it the way it finishes!

Price:One truck 600yen (If it is crowded, only one per person)



 Have Lunch!

If you got hungry, let’s recharge and have a  delicious traditional lunch!  I will introduce few places you can go!

A) Food Court 

・Tokyo Champ

“Tokyo Champ” is the store that is produced by Yakiniku restaurant, “Yakiniku Champion.”  They opened the curry shop the dishes that most people loves. Certainly, in the menus they use Yakiniku too. Sirloin steak curry  is the one of the  items that you can satisfied, and please also try Yakiniku Champion Roll.  There are several menus that you can select, including kids menu and for vegetarian.




・Tsukiji Gindako

Tsukiji Gindako is a Takoyaki chain store. They provide different kind of variation of Takoyaki.  At Solamachi outlet, there is two limited flavors that you only can have it here.

“Ebizou” is the combination with shrimp and tartar sauce, and “Yakkodare” is the combination with spring  onion and ginger. Please enjoy different flavors that you only can enjoy here except standard taste!


B) Enjoy Delicious Lunch at the Restaurant

・Udon Honjin Yamadaya (Sanuki Udon)


The long established store, "Udon Honjin Yamadaya” is a Sanuki Udon restaurant from Kagawa prefecture. Sanuki is a special food in Kagawa, and Yamadaya opened the second outlet at here in Tokyo Solamachi. The customers can enjoy the traditional Udon made by professional here and only the main store. The popular dishes are “Kama Bukkake” and “Zaru Bukkake”;  it tastes  refreshing. It is highly recommended to have it with seasonal calamanci or lemon.  Sanuki Udon Suki is also the best item that you can`t miss。It is full of selected ingredients from the ocean and mountains. It will warm you up with kind taste, and the udon soaked in the flavor soup is extremely fabulous!  (This Udon Ski will takes a while to serve. Can reserve it before you arrived).

Besides, there are more cold・hot udon to select or appetizers. Solamachi limited dishes, such as “Jyako-ten” from Uwajima, “Bukkakke tofu (the dish that tofu is  soaked into Yamadaya`s special oden sauce)”, and “Honetsukidori” they use wakadori for chicken from Kagawa.

The tables and chairs made to order most from zelkova and the wall using real stucco creating the atmosphere of Edo period is also one of the attractive thing!


If you like an entertainment restaurant, there are cute restaurants such as Moomin House from the Finland fairy tale, and Pond de Lion by the donut store, Mr. Donut, on the first floor!

・Edo Tokyo Sushi Tsune

Edo Tokyo Sushi Tsune is established in 1949. You can have a traditional Edomae sushi here.  Edomae sushi is the center of Nigiri. In present,  you can have unique sushi rolls such as California rolls. If you come to Japan, how about trying the original traditional sushi?


The chef will make the sushi in front of the customers so they can enjoy the fresh delicious sushi. There are also standing bars to feel the Edo period atmosphere. If you are in hurry or hungry a little bit, it is nice to stop by and have a quick meal. Maybe some people think that bringing kids to sushi restaurant is a high treshold to enter, but they provide kids menu too, so it is no need to worry about it!   




C)Take Out

・Yotsuba White Cozy

Yotsuba is the one of the milk company in Japan. When I hear Yotsuba, my image is a butter they produced, and it is my favorite butter brand. Yotsuba White Cozy has a shop in Hokkaido, they launched the second outlet in Tokyo Solamachi. The soft ice cream that use full of Yotsuba milk products, and a high quality raw milk from Tokatsu, Hokkaido has rich and refreshing taste. There are pumpkin soft cream made by Hokkaido pumpkin, and white parfait which is limited only here in Tokyo Solamachi is the item that you must try! They make it with their original milk pudding, soft ice cream, and full of fresh cream. Besides that there are crepe and 8 different flavor ice float, the sweets that kids will love it! When you feel tired of walking or little bit hungry, please stop by!



・Gion Tsujiri

Gion Tsujiri have a few outlets in overseas, it is now known as a place where can have a rich Kyoto Uji tea ice. You can feel the atmosphere of Japanese “Wa” here. The customers can enjoy a soft ice cream with plenty of Kyoto Uji matcha, and from other varieties of menus.  “Tsujiri Tree 3 kinds of soft ice cream” is only limited in Tokyo Sky tree outlet. The flavors are Uji matcha, Houjicha (brown tea), and Genmaicha. In addition, you can purchase tea and matcha pastries.



・La Fee Murmure


Creme・du・Curunu is the rich soft ice cream made by from their original receipe. They use 20% of Le Galle natural cream cheese, it has a refreshing taste that you want to have it again. It is with a small cow shape butter biscuit on the top of the soft ice cream, this is also tasty. La Fee Murmure use the “Le Gall” butter and cream from Bretagne France, to make their original sweets.We can tell that all their ingredients are selected to make the good quality sweets!




A)Plarail for Kids

Tomica Plarail is a shop that is attractive to train lovers. You can find wide varieties of plarail here, and maybe you will feel that you want to collect everything here. In addition, they are also handling appareal, goods, snacks, books, and original items except toys.


When I was a child, I had more opportunities to played with boys after school. They love train, and I still remember that we built a railways and stations by ourselves and run the train. I do not know how to express,  but I felt it was interesting that I was part of the train staff.   

They have Plarail such as JR, Shinkansen, character collaboration:Thomas, disney, and star wars, etc. There are original plarail that you can find it here:

・103 system Osaka Kanjyo Line・
・200 system No.200 Shinkansen F formation
・Tobu Spacia
・485 system Kirishima&Hyuga
・E233 system Keiyo Line
・E231 system Jyoban Line
・321 system Commuter Train
・E257 system Bousou Express Sazanami


*This item can purchase  limited 3 per person. Price:2200~2400yen(without tax)

I am kindly attracted to original plarail E231 system Jyoban Line and steam locomotive! The  S24-485 system Express train is  nostalgic that it reminds me of  I always rode this train  on my way to grandma`s place when I was small.  There is more plarail from all over Japan, you will definately find the plarail you want at here!  


B) Purchase Sample Kit at ”Ganso Sample-ya ”

“Ganso Sample-ya” is a highly recommended shop. In present, food samples are known by a lot of foreigners and it is highly evaluated. They used this food samples in all over restaurants for food display in the world. The samples are so made by professionals that we can respect what Japanese have invented. Moreover,  from the samples, we can feel the skills of each craftmen have.%e3%82%b5%e3%83%b3%e3%83%97%e3%83%ab%ef%bc%91


It is good to shop, or it is fun just window shopping at the store. At Solamachi outlet, there are limited and premium products, and the items that is suitable for souvenirs. Moreover, the children and adults can enjoy this atmosphere! You can purchase the sample handmade kit, ”Sanpurun”,  and make your original food samples at home! There are a lot of originality items in this store, you will not get bored!


C) For yourself and family

・Ginza Natsuno (Chopstick shop)

%e5%ba%97%e8%88%97%e5%a4%96%e8%a6%b3Ginza Natsuno handling “Japan” (laacquer=Urushi) chopsticks. Japanese chopsticks is known as the one of the tradition craft and special goods in Japan, they paste “Japan” on wood or papers, and rare them. Most people have an image that Japanese chopsticks is luxury and very sensitive that will hurt it easily.  Actually, it is strong and natural.

%e5%ba%97%e8%88%97%e5%86%85%e8%a6%b3At here, the customers can find your own favorite chopsticks. There is kids chopstick too, the kids can select the suitable chopstick from the length and ages.  There are also chopsticks for couples and portable chopstick. The chopsticks are in different shape, length, and patterns. It is good for souvenirs to yourself or to someone! How about getting a traditional chopstick you only can purchase here in Japan? Moreover, if you have enough time(you have to stay in Japan for 2 weeks), you can request a personal engraved chopstick. Isn`t it  attractive to have your own original chopstick?


They also provide gift box,  Furoshiki wrapping, and Noshi for present. If you are looking for traditional item from Japan, here is the best place to visit.  



・Traditional Japanese goods at Nippon Ichi

Most foreign visitors like Japanese traditional goods rather than the import.  Nippon Ichi is the store gatherign all kinds of traditional crafts and special goods from all the prefectures in Japan. The customers can discover and know the histories thru the items. If you like the traditional things, please visit this store!

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 Let’s Buy Souvenirs!!!


You can enjoy the collaboration with popular well known snack brands and Tokyo Skytree Solamachi. You can find the limited items you only can buy it here.


・Tokyo Hiyoko・English Tea Hiyoko

”Tokyo Hiyoko" is the one of the popular Japanese sweet brand in Tokyo for souvenirs. It is a long established store from Taisho period, in the year  of 1912. The Meika Hiyoko is a shape of chick, and it  is so cute for souvenirs to yourself and others.  The standard one used common beans for the ingredients, and has moderate taste. They also handling Hiyoko Sabre(cookies) and other few sweets.

If you come to Tokyo Solamachi,  you should try this limited flavor, “English Tea Hiyoko!!”

%e7%b4%85%e8%8c%b6%e3%81%b2%e3%82%88%e3%81%93You will discover the new taste of new Hiyoko! Have a try!

*English Tea Hiyoko:Handling only at  “Soranokomachi.”



・Little Baum Tree ~From Nenriya~

This store is produced by  baumkuchen store “Nenriya.”  It is a cute stick type baumkuchen. You can have it without touching your hands and it is for one person, so you don`t have to cut it into pieces like normal baumkuchen. It is easy to hold it in one hand. The first outlet is located in Shinagawa station, and this store is the second outlet. They sell the limited skytree box baumekuchen here in Soramachi outlet. You can enjoy plain, chocolate, and seasonal flavor here. At Shinagawa, there is also few limited flavors that you only can have it there. If you stopped by maybe you can have a look!



How was it? There are more places that I wanted but I could not introduce in this column. There are shops for kids such as Rilakkuma, Jump Store etc. , and restaurants. Depends on your situation, maybe I suggest you to decide where to go!


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