|This post is written by Randy|
Just as I wrote on the last post, the Tokyo Sky Tree is the most visited tourist destination in Tokyo, even in Japan. This amazing tower ,that become the tallest tower in the world, offer you not only the spectacular view of Metropolitan Tokyo, but there are still lots of things that Tokyo Sky Tree Town has to offer. One of the things that Tokyo Sky Tree Town complex offers is a giant department store, acts as a “gate” to the Sky Tree named Solamachi. Solamachi, however, has its own appeal that attract people not only to come to the Tokyo Sky Tree, since you could spend your leisure while waiting to go up to the Sky Tree or just buying all your needs in this place. So now, let’s see what are the things that this foundation of Tokyo Sky Tree has to offer..
Tokyo Solamachi ( or Soramachi in Japanese) literally means Sky Town is the base of Tokyo Sky Tree. In this department store, you could find lots of restaurants, cafes, food court, food market, and lots of stores selling various stuffs that distinct it from the other department stores. Therefore, though it is famous as a part of Tokyo Sky Tree, Solamachi could still stand on its own since it has its own appeal. Tokyo people, nowadays, not only come to the Solamachi just for waiting to go up to the Sky Tree but it has become one the places for the Tokyo people to spend their time in or to buy their daily needs.
Same with Tokyo Sky Tree, Solamachi is always packed with people, mostly in the weekend.
For you the travelers from abroad, this Sky Town is the right place to get some souvenirs. Solamachi houses lots of souvenirs stores, from the souvenirs of Tokyo Sky Tree to the Japanese traditional souvenir goods. In here, you could find plenty of souvenirs from the unique-shaped cookies to the cutest cookies you’ve ever seen. By the way, I bought a box of Tokyo Sky Tree colorful candies in one of the stores, it’s worth 500 yen, not really expensive for a souvenir.
Aside from souvenir stores, Solamachi also houses lots of merchandise stores. I found a store selling lots of models of lego. On the middle of the store, other than Tokyo Sky Tree lego, there are also lego of the famous structures on earth, such as Tokyo Tower, Torre di Pisa, La Sagrada Familia, Eiffel Tower, and many more. Let us see what are the merchandise stores that we could find inside Solamachi.
Feeling hungry when you’re shopping? Worry not, since in this Solamachi there are lots of restaurant ready to serve you with all they got. Find it out on the next post…
External Link : http://www.tokyo-solamachi.jp/
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