Starbucks in Tokyo


Kanda Eki-mae, , Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/15/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/19/2004

This MIGHT be this store: www.starbucks.com/store/3936, which might correspond to http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=227. If you have a moment, check the starbucks.com URL and see if it comes up, and what name is listed, and email me.

Shibuya TOKYU Toyoko, , Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/22/2004

This location offers no seating--only take away.

Hongo Todai-Mae, Bunkyo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/19/2013


Juntenedo Univ. Hospital, Bunkyo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/19/2013

If you are lucky, when you visit this store you will be treated to the sight of an elderly security guard or some baristas trying to chase pigeons from the lobby.

Suidobashi Koraku Mori Bldg., Bunkyo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/19/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/23/2004


Tokyo Dome City LaQua, Bunkyo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/23/2004

To my knowledge, the only (company-owned) store in front of a roller coaster, or in an amusement park, for that matter.

Tokyo Dome City Meets Port, Bunkyo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/19/2013


University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/19/2013


Akasaka Prudential Tower, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/20/2013


Akihabara Eki-mae, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/15/2013


atre Akihabara, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/15/2013

Though in a mall, this store is interesting because their is a another level, with five times as much seating, in a completely separate, disconnected room, one level up. To reach that room, you have to go out into the hallway and up to the fourth floor.

Awaji-cho Ekinae, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/19/2004


Hibiya Chanter, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: 12/22/2010, PHOTO: 6/17/2013

Cool building, and curved shape!

Hibiya City, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/17/2013


Ichigaya Station, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/19/2004

Named Ichigaya Eki-mae on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=121

Jinbo-cho IP21 Bldg., Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/19/2004

This location, the first I visited in the Tokyo prefecture, has three stories, which is not uncommon in Japan, but rare in North America and the UK. Probably the same store as Jinbocho 1-chome, http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=394

JR Tokyo Eki Nihonbashiguchi, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/15/2013


JR Tokyo Eki Shinkansen Minami, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/16/2013

Good luck finding this store, one of three inside the JR Tokyo Station. After asking around, you'll discover that it is inside the ticket area. Eventually you'll figure out that you can enter with just a 130-yen ticket, but then you still have to find the store itself. You'll wander round and round, because you don't speak Japanese, but you won't see it, and eventually you'll ask a guard who will look at a map and inform you that the store--the WRONG store--is outside. You'll say "no, inside", and he'll repeat that it's outside. You'll walk off and keep looking, until you spot an information counter. Thankfully the attendant will speak English, and she'll direct you towards the Shinkansen South Transfer Gate, and tell you you need a ticket. Fortunately, the 130-yen ticket you already bought will get you past that gate as well, and finally you'll find the kiosk!!! Funny thing is, if you had been able to read Japanese, and you had seen the store's full name on the Japanese site, JR Tokai Tokyo Eki Shinkansen Minami-Rachinai, you would have had a clue, because eki means station, minami means south, and rachinai mean something like 'within bounds'.

JR Tokyo Station Yaesu Kitaguchi, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/15/2013


JR Yurakucho Eki Kyobashiguchi, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/16/2013


Kakimi Kojimachi, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/19/2013

Simply known as Kojimachin on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=33

Kanda Kusumoto Bldg., Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/15/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/19/2004

Also named Uchikanda, http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=178

Kanda Ogawamachi 2-chome, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/19/2004


Kasumi Dining, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/17/2013


Kitanomaru Square, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/19/2013

At most of the office building stores in Tokyo, I was able to find an angle for a good photo with no problem, but at this one, security is tight, and a very serious security guard sits just to the right of the store, making it impossible to get an angle. As you can see, I shot this from outside, and he STILL saw me. As I packed up my camera, he came outside, looking at me sternly, and I quickly crossed the street.

Kudanshita, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/21/2004

The smallest store I encountered of the first 23 I visited.

lidabashi JR Kamotsu, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/23/2004

This MIGHT be U.S. Starbucks website name for the store known as Iidabashi I-GARDEN TERRACE on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=448, but I'm not sure. The only clue I have is a partial address, 3-10, versus 3-10-9 on the Japanese site.

Marunouchi Maru Bldg., Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/16/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/20/2004

Named Marunouchi Bldg. on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=371

Marunouchi Mitsubishi, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/16/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/21/2004


Marunouchi Park Bldg, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: 1/1/2009, PHOTO: 6/16/2013


Marunouchi Shin-Tokyo Bldg., Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/16/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/20/2004


Ochanomizu Murata Bldg., Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/19/2004


Otemachi Bldg., Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/15/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/21/2004


Otemachi Conference Center, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/15/2013


Otemachi KDD Bldg., Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/15/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/21/2004


Otemachi Shin-Tokyo Sankei Bldg., Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/15/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/21/2004

Also named Otemachi Tokyo Sankei Bldg., http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=346

Sanno Park Tower, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/20/2013


Shinmarubiru Building, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: 1/1/2006, PHOTO: 6/16/2013

Named Shin Maru Bldg. on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=743

Shin-Otemachi Bldg., Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/17/2013


Takebashi Palace Side, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/19/2004


Tokyo Station City Sapia Tower, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/15/2013


Tsutaya Yurakucho Marui, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/16/2013

Sort of 'inside' the Tsutaya bookstore.

Uchisaiwaicho Yamoto Seimei Bldg., Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/17/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/20/2004

Named NBF Hibiya Bldg. on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=69

Yurakucho Bldg.,, Chiyoda, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/16/2013


ES - Metropia Nihonbashi Station, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/23/2013


Ginza Corridor Street, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/16/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/20/2004

Named Ginza Corridor-dori on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=60

Ginza Five, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/16/2013


Ginza Marronnier-dori, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/20/2004

This store is unique in that it features not only a fireplace upstairs, but a décor different from the standard.

Ginza Matsuya-dori, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/20/2004

The first location in Japan!

Ginza Miyuki-dori, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/20/2004

Instead of an upstairs, this store features a spacious downstairs.

Kayabacho, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/23/2013


Kyobashi Station, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/16/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/21/2004

Named Kyobashi Eki-mae on the Japanese site.

Mitsukoshi Kuroda Building, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/23/2013

This MIGHT be the American website named for the Nihonbashi-honcho store on the Japanse website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=53

Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi-mae, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/23/2013

Named Nihonbashi Suruga Bldg. on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=55

Ningyocho, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/23/2013


Tsukiji eki-mae, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/20/2004


Yaesu Chikagai, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/15/2013

Also named Yaesu Shopping Mall, http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=3

Yaesu Sakura-dori, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/23/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 6/15/2013


Yaesu Urban Square, Chuo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/16/2013


Kameido ELNARD, Koto, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/23/2013

Named atre Kameido on the Japanese website.

Meguro Gonnosuke-zaka, Meguro, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/22/2013


Nakameguro Eki-mae, Meguro, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/22/2013


Nakameguro Yamate-dori, Meguro, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/22/2013


Acasaka Sacas, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/20/2013

Attacked to a concert hall.

Access Omotesando, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/22/2004


Akasaka Biz Tower, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/20/2013


Akasaka Kokusai Bld, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/20/2013

Named Kokusai Shin-Akasaka Bldg. on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=944

Akasaka Long Beach, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/20/2013

Named Akasaka-mitsuke on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=142

Akasaka Tameike Tower, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/20/2013


Aoyama Kotto-tori, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/22/2004

If you end up at the table in the corner of this store, take care that you don't shift around too much in your seat, otherwise the door will keep opening.

Ark Hills, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/23/2004


Hamamatsucho Toshiba Bldg., Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/18/2013


Jikei University Hospital, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/18/2013


JR Tokai Shinagawa Eki, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/18/2013


JR Tokai Shinagawa Eki Rachinai -LS, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/18/2013

Inside the gate, so you will need a ticket (130-yen when I visited) to access this store.

Kamiya-cho Atago Green Hills, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/17/2013


Roppongi Hills Metro, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/23/2004

Named Roppongi Hills METRO HAT/HOLLYWOOD PLAZA on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=437

Roppongi Hills West Walk, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/20/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/23/2004


Roppongi Hills WEST WALK, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/23/2004


Roppongi Hills West Walk Lounge, Minato, Japan
OPENED: 1/1/2008, PHOTO: 6/20/2013

Feels very open, with just two walls, this Reserve store sits almost directly below the original West Walk store.

Roppongi Torikaku Building, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/20/2013

Tucked amidst a nexus gentlemen's clubs. Named Roppongi 7-chome on the Japanese site: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=134

Shibadaimon Hotel Project, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/17/2013

Named Shiba-daimon on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=780

Shinbashi Kashiekei, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/22/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 6/21/2013


Shingawa Intercity Store, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/18/2013

A very old store, Japan's 25th.

Shirokane Takanawa, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/22/2013


Shiroyama Garden, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/17/2013


Tamachi Mitsubishi Automobile Bldg., Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/18/2013

Shares space with a Mitsubishi dealership. Named Tamachi Eki Nishiguchi on the Japanse website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=205

Tokyo Midtown Complex Studio, Minato, Japan
OPENED: 1/1/2007, PHOTO: 6/20/2013

This posh store has a counter where customers can preview a selection of CDs, like the old Hear Music stores.

Toranomon 2-chome Mori Bldg., Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/17/2013

Named Toranomon 2-chome Tower on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=90

Toranomon Unpin Building, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/17/2013

The bathroom at this store has a sign on it that reads "POWDER ROOM"!!! Named Toranomon Eki-mae on the Japanse website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=65

TSUTAYA Kamiyacho Eki-mae (Closed), Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/17/2013

Okay, this store was not actually closed, as of my visit, as indicated on the American site. The name on the Japanese site is simply TSUTAYA Kamiyacho eki-mae: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=2022. I asked if it had moved (relocated within the bookstore), but neither the baristas nor the customer who translated for me really understood what I was asking.

Tsutaya Tokyo Roppongi, Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/20/2013


TTameike Four Seeds Bldg., Minato, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/20/2013

Named FOUR SEEDS Tameike Sanno Bldg. on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=277

Atre Ebisu, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/22/2013


Daikanyama TSUTAYA BOOKS, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/22/2013

A Reserve store, sitting Inside what seemed to me to be the largest and poshest Tsutaya.

Ebisu UNION Bldg., Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/22/2013


Harajuku, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/21/2013

Unusual facade for a Japanese store, definitely something you'd be more likely to find in America.

Jingumae 6-chome, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/21/2013


Kitasando, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/21/2013


Meiji Jingu-mae Metropia, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/21/2013


Omotesando B-SIDE, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/21/2013

Lots of glass in the design of this store gives it a modern and spacious feel.

Omotesando Jingumae 4-chome, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/21/2013

This store displays a 'green book' that details its environmental features, and upstairs you will find a table displaying a series of plaques that, I presume, offer information about coffee (I can't read Japanese).

Shibiuya Toho Seimei Bldg., Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/21/2013, ORIGINAL VISIT: 2/22/2004

Named Shibuya Cross Tower on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=97

Shibuya 2-chome Bldg.,, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/22/2004

Look for this store's bathrooms outside and around the corner in the larger building's hallway.

Shibuya 3 chome, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/22/2004


Shibuya Bunkamura-dori, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/22/2004


Shibuya Koen-dori N-2 Bldg. Proje, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/22/2004

This three-story location actually has another staircase leading up to a fourth floor, but all I could see was storage for supplies.

Shibuya Mark City, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/22/2004


Shibuya Organ-zaka, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/22/2004

Though the downstairs is small, this location has a cool, if vertigo-producing, spiral staircase leading to a larger room in which sits the longest table I have seen in any Starbucks anywhere. It's so long the wood is about three times thicker than ordinary, to keep it from warping I suppose.

SHIBUYA TSUTAYA, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/22/2004

The busiest location in the world!

TG - Shibuya Fire Street, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/22/2004

This store offers free Internet access on a couple of desktops and a laptop. I'm not sure who provided the computers, but the broadband access was provided by Tepco, an ISP with which the Starbucks shares building space, presumably as a promotion. The keyboards are quite cleverly covered in a protective plastic sheet.

Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/21/2013

Perhaps the prettiest of many pretty stores in Omotesando, this location, though not that big, and not that easy to access (sixth floor), is worth visiting for all the unusual decorations.

Yebisu Garden Place, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/22/2013


Yoyogi Eki-mae, Shibuya, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/21/2013


Gate City Osaki, Shinagawa, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/18/2013

A Reserve store, inside a mall, unusual.

Meguro, Shinagawa, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/22/2013

A new concept store, spectacularly-decorated with a brightly-colored tapestry in the back, a themed bookshelf, and a cloth screen on which coffee-themed photos are projected.

Nishi Gotanda, Shinagawa, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/18/2013


Remy Gotanda, Shinagawa, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/18/2013

Inside Remy, a large multi-level department store, the likes of which I've seen in many countries around the world, but not so much in America.

San Meguro, Shinagawa, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/22/2013

Named Atre MEGURO 1 on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=813 -

Tennozu M&I, Shinagawa, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/18/2013

On a smaller island, so you'll have to walk across a bridge to get to this one.

Tsutaya Osaki Eki-mae, Shinagawa, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/18/2013


atre Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/19/2013

Large patio, with a view.

ES - Iidabashi METROPIA, Shinjuku, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/23/2004

Unless I missed another access point, this store is behind the gates in the subway station, requiring a ticket for one of two subway lines.

Iidabashi Karukozaka, Shinjuku, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/23/2004

Though smallish, the façade of this location does pretty things with glass.

Kagurazakashita, Shinjuku, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/19/2013

Posh.

Keio University Hospital, Shinjuku, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/19/2013

Of the various hospital locations I've seen in Tokyo, this one is different because it is in a separate building, rather than being just a kiosk. Also, it has no standard menu board, but rather a blank chalkboard on which the partners draw menu options. Also, there is a TV monitor, but it doesn't play shows--it serves a medical purpose. I presume the same is true of the phone in the corner.

Mitsuya Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/19/2013

Named Yotsuya 3-chome on the Japanese website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=18

Shinjuku Ekure., Shinjuku, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/21/2004

This location has a wooden terrace that is about the smallest I've ever seen. Also named Shinjuku 3-chome, http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=12

Kinshi-cho MARUI, Sumida, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/23/2013


Kinshicho Terminal 2, Sumida, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/23/2013

Actually Termina, not Terminal.

TOKYO SKY TREE - Soramachi Hi 6F, Sumida, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/23/2013

Unlike the other location, this store actually has a view of the iconic Tokyo Sky Tree, as well as a posh design to match, which includes a super cool monochromatic painting spanning the length of one wall.

TOKYO SKY TREE - Soramachi Nishi 1F, Sumida, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/23/2013

Though the front lobby, adjacent to a hallway of the shopping center, makes this store appear to be little more than a simple kiosk, if you venture back to the seating you will find an ornate decoration on a wall befitting this store's location at one of Japan's best tourist attractions.

Asakusa kaminarimon-dori, Taito, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/14/2013

This store is a Starbucks Reserve, probably because of its high-profile location near the Kaminarimon Gate.

Atre Ueno, Taito, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/14/2013

In the Atre, a mall inside the Ueno station, this renovated location sports a fresh design accentuated by two colorful painted maps of the Ueno neighborhood.

Marui Ueno, Taito, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/14/2013

At this store I saw something interesting, blankets that customers can use. I'm not sure I quite got it, but the barista showed me that a customer can put the blanket on her lap when sitting. I guess it's for for the cold, but it's not even that cold, especially since this Starbucks is inside, underground.

Okachimachi Kasuga - dori, Taito, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/14/2013


Tobu Asakusa Station Bldg., Taito, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/14/2013

Three stories. Might actually called Asakusa Eki-mae the listing on the U.S. website is inaccessible at the moment. http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=299&search_condition=Tokyo&pref_code=13

Ueno Onshi Park, Taito, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/14/2013

Location, location, location!!! This store benefits from a prime location in one of Tokyo's largest parks.

Higashi-ginza, Tokyo, Japan
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/20/2004