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【Tokyo Station Hotel Series】
In this fifth installment, I would like to introduce you to the souvenirs from Tambaya at the Tokyo Station Hotel. I will introduce what kind of hotel Tokyo Station Hotel is, what kind of souvenirs they have, product features, popular products, and what I actually bought. Please take a look at it as a reference for souvenirs for your loved ones.
Choosing souvenirs is one of the most important pleasures of a trip to Japan. In this issue, we focus on souvenirs from Tambaya, a fashion accessory and gift souvenir store sold at the Tokyo Station Hotel. The products are ideal as souvenirs and may help you choose the right gift for your loved ones.
Tokyo Station Hotel
Located in the Marunouchi Station Building of Tokyo Station, a nationally designated Important Cultural Property, Tokyo Station Hotel is the one and only prestigious hotel with a history of over 100 years. It offers a luxurious and relaxing stay in a European classic space.
Tokyo Station Hotel offers a variety of accommodation plans. For example, there is the Tin Wedding Plan, Short Stay Plan, and Anniversary Stay Plan. Reservations can be made through the official website of Tokyo Station Hotel or JR Hotel Members.
Tokyo Station Hotel also offers a wide variety of restaurants and stores. There are French, Italian, and Japanese restaurants and bars. There are also stores such as Tambaya and Bulgari.
Tokyo Station Hotel also has a fitness spa. At Iori SPA Tokyo Station Hotel, guests can enjoy treatments and hot bath facilities using traditional Japanese healing techniques.
Tokyo Station Hotel is directly connected to Tokyo Station on the JR Yamanote Line and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.
The address is 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005.
Tambaya, the Tokyo Station Hotel’s souvenir store, has been in business since 1690, and as its name suggests, it is a historic souvenir shop located in the Tokyo Station Hotel. Here, you will find products associated with the Tokyo Station area and the history of Tokyo Station and the hotel.
Souvenirs from Tambaya
Tambaya, located in the Tokyo Station Hotel, is a souvenir store that sells fashion accessories, gifts, and the hotel’s original sweets and teas. Tambaya offers new Tokyo souvenirs based on the theme of “Toki (時).
Popular Tambaya souvenirs include a reissued pin badge and tote bag with the hotel’s old design, Blooming Nakanishi handkerchiefs, and original flavored teas made in collaboration with Bejman & Burton¹. Also available are seasonal items such as marron glacé and black Wagyu beef European-style curry.
More information can be found on Tambaya’s official website and online store.
Access: 1F South Dome, Marunouchi Station Building, Tokyo Station
Access to Tokyo Station Hotel Tambaya is introduced here.
Hours of operation are 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tokyo Station Hotel Tambaya is located outside the Marunouchi South Exit ticket gates of Tokyo Station. It is just to the left of the ticket gate, and although the store is small in size, there are no steps and it is wheelchair accessible. However, it is small, so you will need to be creative when moving around to avoid bumping into things around you or having to ask someone at the store to help you pick up an item.
The store is directly connected to Tokyo Station, making it convenient if you are coming by train. Tokyo Station is served by many train lines, including the JR Yamanote Line and the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.
If you are coming by car, you can enter the parking lot from the hotel’s B1F entrance. The parking fee is 1,300 yen per hour for general use customers, and 650 yen for an additional 30 minutes. For overnight guests, the fee is 2,100 yen per night from 14:00 to 14:00 the next day. For meetings, up to 3 hours is free of charge, and for banquets, up to 5 hours. Free parking is also available depending on the conditions of use of the restaurant and bar. Please note that the height limit of the parking lot is 2.9 meters, but the parking porch area is 2.3 meters.
If you are coming from the airport, JR Narita Express and limousine buses are available from Narita Airport, and JR Keihin Tohoku Line and limousine buses are available from Haneda Airport. For detailed timetables and fares, please check the official websites of each transportation provider.
Introduction of popular souvenir products
Popular souvenir items at Tambaya include a reprinted pin badge and tote bag of the hotel’s old design, a Blooming Nakanishi handkerchief, and original flavored tea in collaboration with Bedjeman & Burton. These products are all designed to give visitors a sense of the history and charm of Tokyo Station and the Tokyo Station Hotel.
The pin badges and tote bags are especially eye-catching with their retro and stylish designs. The handkerchiefs and teas are soothing with their high-quality materials and fragrance.
I also bought two handkerchiefs with the Tokyo Station Hotel logo on them as a keepsake.
There were 4 colors (white, pink, blue, and purple) and I couldn’t decide which one to get! I chose colors that I don’t think people buy often! Blue and purple are perfect for men’s gifts, aren’t they?
Tokyo Station Hotel Original Product Introduction
Tambaya also sells original Tokyo Station Hotel products. For example, there are mugs, towels, and key chains with the hotel logo. These products are a reminder of your stay at the Tokyo Station Hotel.
The hotel also sells seasonal items such as marron glacé and European-style curry with black Japanese beef. These products are the same as those served in the hotel’s restaurants. You can enjoy the luxury of having the taste of a hotel at home.
Tokyo Station Hotel original sweets and teas
Tokyo Station Hotel original sweets and teas are available at Tambaya. The following products are available
- Flavored teas created exclusively for this hotel in collaboration with the Parisian luxury tea store Bedjeman & Barton. Timeless Elegance” blended with rose petals and “Everlasting Story” with citrus fruits will make for a fine tea time. Each is 2,300 yen per can, or 4,800 yen for a set of two cans with Earl Grey (tax included).
- This hearty set includes moist baked pound cake, four kinds of financier to enjoy with different flavors, and melt-in-your-mouth cookie Diamants. The box depicting a station house makes a perfect gift. 5,500 yen (tax included) TSH Sweets Selection
- This set includes an assortment of original flavor tea in collaboration with Bejman & Burton, subtly sweet honey, and chocolate-flavored financier. Packaged in a box with a station building motif; TSH financier box 3,500 yen (tax included).
I did not buy the tea since it was offered during my stay at the Tokyo Station Hotel, but I did buy two of the above boxed snacks, which are exclusive to the hotel. The large red box-type box was also very luxurious. There are four unique flavors to choose from and you can enjoy a variety of tastes. It was perfect for having afternoon tea at home.
The four types of financier are: ！！！！
Everlasting Story, Timeless Elegance, Honey, and Chocolat.
It was so delicious! Everyone in the family loved it! I felt as if I had tasted England! I can’t wait to try it again when I’m in Tokyo Station! I think it’s on sale at the online store too. But they don’t always have them in stock, so it’s better to make a reservation! Reservations are required (at least 2 weeks in advance).
How about our recommended souvenir stores near Tokyo Station Hotel? You will find a wide variety of souvenir products that showcase history and culture, as well as products that are exclusive to Tokyo Station Hotel. You can also purchase them online. We also recommend this shop for foreign visitors to Japan. If you are having trouble choosing a souvenir or gift, please visit Tokyo Station Hotel Tambaya.
Whether you are shopping at Tokyo Station not for the hotel, or just passing through and using the station as a transit stop for your destination, we encourage you to stop by Tambaya. It will surely become a page of wonderful memories.