Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd has been commissioned by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) to operate a new Tourist Information Center (TIC) in the center of Tokyo’s Marunouchi district, scheduled to open Jan 2, 2012.
The TIC will be located minutes from Tokyo Station on the first floor of the Shin Tokyo Building, and aims to bolster the global reputation of Marunouchi, the city of Tokyo and Japan, among overseas travelers. Backed by the support of the JNTO, the new TIC in Marunouchi represents a significant contribution to the ever-expanding international district, through increased convenience and the promotion of Marunouchi and Japan to international visitors.
Located adjacent to Tokyo Station and Yurakucho Station, the center offers easy access to over a dozen major shinkansen, subway and train lines, in the close vicinity of popular tourist destinations like the Imperial Palace, the Shin Marunouchi and Marunouchi Buildings. The TIC also faces the famed fashion street, Marunouchi Nakadori Ave, a bustling axis of style and fashion.
The second floor of the TIC, also managed by Mitsubishi Estate, will be renovated and host a variety of activities and events including seminars, workshops and art galleries in conjunction with commercial outlets and local governments in the area, aimed at welcoming overseas visitors. Personal computers with free Internet access and a special library of travel and tourism-related books and resources will also be made available to the public.
Through continued efforts to increase the number of visitors to Japan, Mitsubishi Estate joins national efforts toward creating a more welcoming environment for international travelers, while continuing to develop Marunouchi as an attractive urban center for business, art, culture and history.© Japan Today