Business District

by Hiroyuki

Townscape of Marunouchi from south to north

Business District

Marunouchi is one of the most famous business districts in Japan. During the Edo period(1603-1867), in this area there were many feudal lords' mansions. After the great political change with the Meiji period(1868-1912) starting, the Mitsubishi conglomerate bought up this prime land sandwitched between Tokyo station and the moats of the Imperial Palace(the old site of Edo castle) and it was developed as a business district with European style. Mitsubishi 1st building(the photo below) is a 2009 restoration of original one which was once built in 1894 and demolished in 1968. In my tour, A one day tour for the first time visitors to Tokyo, Mitsubishi 1st building is on the route. It is an appropriate rest place of the tour. I would like you to feel both the old and modern aspects of Tokyo. Why don't you join me?

Mitsubishi 1st building restored in 2009 

Business District



19 Jun 2017

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Contact Hiroyuki

As I am a 60 year old man, born in Tokyo, graduated from a university in Tokyo and worked for a leading paper wholesale company at its headquarters for 35 years, I am an Edokko or a native Tokyoite. I am familiar with various interesting places in Tokyo and the Kanto area such as historic spots, scenic beauty, entertainment, restaurants and so on. Although I basically provide several regular walking tours for visitors from abroad, I am willing to arrange your tour plan in a customized way according to your interest. If I receive your inquiry, I am ready to hear your interest and what you want to experience, and discuss your plan with you in advance.
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