Tokyo Gift Palette is the latest specialised souvenir zone with 21 shops opening for the first time at Tokyo Station
The Tokyo Gift Palette opened at the Yaesu North Exit of Tokyo Station on 5 August 2020.
As a zone dedicated to souvenirs, 33 shops offer a wide variety of sweets and drinks.
Of these, 21 are new brands or new to Tokyo Station. 5 sweet brands have opened their first shop on the Tokyo Gift Palette.
This new spot is perfect for those who want a Japanese souvenir at Tokyo Station.
”But where is it?”
”Inside the ticket gates of Tokyo Station? Or outside?”
In this article, we will explain the location and how to get to the Tokyo Gift Palette.
- Location and opening hours of Tokyo Gift Palette
- The location of Tokyo Gift Palette on a map
- The Difference Between the Yaesu and Marunouchi Exits of Tokyo Station
- How to get to the Tokyo Gift Palette
- If you are coming by Tokaido or Sanyo Shinkansen
- If you are coming by Tohoku, Joetsu or Hokuriku Shinkansen
- When coming from a local train (Chuo Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line, Yamanote Line, Ueno-Tokyo Line, Tokaido Line)
- If you come by Yokosuka Line or Sobu Line rapid train
- If you are coming by Keiyo Line or Musashino Line
- How to get there from Yaesu Exit Bus Terminal
- How to get there from the Nihonbashi Exit Bus Terminal
- From Otemachi Station on the Tozai Subway Line
- Tokyo Gift Palette’s 33 Shops and Must buy gifts
- Floor map
Location and opening hours of Tokyo Gift Palette
Tokyo Gift Palette is located on the ground floor of Tokyo Station, diagonally to the left of the Yaesu North Exit ticket gate.
This is outside the ticket gates, or “Eki-soto”.
(“Eki” is a station in Japanese. “Soto” means outside.)
Please note that it is not inside the ticket gates, i.e. “Eki-naka”.
(“Naka” means inside.)
It is not a place where you can stop off in between changing trains at Tokyo Station.
You will need to go outside the ticket gates, so it’s best to do your research well in advance.
Yaesu North Exit, Tokyo Station, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
9:30am to 8:30pm (9:00am to 8:30pm on weekends and public holidays)
Precious Deli Tokyo (lunch boxes and side dishes) is open from 6:30am to 10:30pm.
Starbucks (coffee store) is open from 6:30am to 10:00pm.
Some other shops may have different opening hours.
81-3-3210-0077 (Tokyo Station Ichiban-gai Representative)
The location of Tokyo Gift Palette on a map
The Tokyo Gift Palette is shown on the map as a red rectangle.
The enlarged map shows us on the ground floor of Tokyo Station, the red rectangle to the left of the Yaesu North Exit ticket gates.
At the Yaesu North Exit of Tokyo Station, there are ticket gates for conventional trains and the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines.
To get to the Tokyo Gift Palette, you have to go out through one of the ticket gates.
The photo below is a shot of the Yaesu North Gate from the outside.
The white eaves on the right is the Tokyo Gift Palette.
The entrance to the Tokyo Gift Palette is on your left as you exit the ticket gate.
The Difference Between the Yaesu and Marunouchi Exits of Tokyo Station
By the way, what is the Yaesu Exit?
The ticket gates of Tokyo Station can be roughly divided into the Yaesu Exit and the Marunouchi Exit.
The Yaesu Exit is located on the east side of Tokyo Station, facing the direction of Nihonbashi.
It is close to the platforms of the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines as well as the Tohoku, Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen lines.
The long-distance bus terminal is located outside the building through the Yaesu Exit ticket gate.
The Marunouchi Exit is located on the west side of Tokyo Station, facing the direction of the Imperial Palace. It is the “main entrance” to Tokyo Station.
The platform for the Central Line is close by, and the Marunouchi Building and Central Post Office can be found outside the building.
Both the Yaesu and Marunouchi exits have three gates, the North, Central and South exits.
How to get to the Tokyo Gift Palette
To get to the Tokyo Gift Palette, you must first exit the Yaesu North Gate on the first floor of Tokyo Station.
The map below shows the first floor of Tokyo Station.
On the first floor of Tokyo Station, there are the North Passage, the Central Passage, and the South Passage.
The Yaesu North Exit ticket gate is on the Yaesu side of the North Passage.
Getting from the south aisle to the north aisle can be a challenge as you have to wade through a lot of people walking fast.
I recommend walking along the platform where you got off the train in the direction of Kanda, and going down the stairs to the north exit to get to the north aisle.
If you are coming by Tokaido or Sanyo Shinkansen
Go down the stairs of the Central Transfer Gate and exit the Yaesu North Gate.
If you are coming by Tohoku, Joetsu or Hokuriku Shinkansen
Go out the North Transfer Exit and turn right at the North Passage to the Yaesu North Exit.
When coming from a local train (Chuo Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line, Yamanote Line, Ueno-Tokyo Line, Tokaido Line)
Go down the stairs or escalator near Kanda on the platform, exit the north aisle, and head for the Yaesu side.
If you come by Yokosuka Line or Sobu Line rapid train
From the platform on the second basement level, go up to the first floor above ground.
Turn left in front of Gransta Tokyo to reach the North Passage and the Marunouchi North Exit.
Turn right at the North Passage and continue for a while.
If you are coming by Keiyo Line or Musashino Line
Go up from the basement level to the ground level.
Passing Ecute, you will see the Yaesu South Exit ticket gate on your right.
It is easy to get lost in the crowded Tokyo Station, so get out of the ticket gate as quickly as possible.
After exiting the ticket gate, turn left for about three minutes and you will see the Yaesu North Exit and Tokyo Gift Palette on your left.
How to get there from Yaesu Exit Bus Terminal
Enter the Tokyo Station building and go down the corridor to the right, it will be on your left.
How to get there from the Nihonbashi Exit Bus Terminal
From the Nihombashi Exit of Tokyo Station, walk down the corridor in a southerly direction, and you will see the bus terminal on your right.
From Otemachi Station on the Tozai Subway Line
If you get off at Otemachi Station and go above ground, enter the station building from the Nihonbashi exit of Tokyo Station and walk south down the passageway, and you will find us on your right.
If you arrive at the B1 level of the Marunouchi Exit of Tokyo Station via the underground passageway from Otemachi Station, take the free passageway to the Yaesu Exit on your left, go to the Yaesu Exit underground mall, go up to the first floor, and head for the north exit.
If you arrive at the first basement level of the Yaesu Exit of Tokyo Station via the underground passageway from Otemachi Station, go up to the ground level early and follow the passage toward the north exit.
Tokyo Gift Palette’s 33 Shops and Must buy gifts
The Tokyo Gift Palette is home to the following 33 stores (listed in alphabetical order), including Western and Japanese confectionaries, kiosks, Starbucks, and more.
New stores and hot stores are attractive, but don’t miss the historic stores that offer unique products that will please everyone from the elderly to children.
There is also a deli (Precious Deli Tokyo) that sells Tokyo specialty lunch boxes and local Tokyo beer to be eaten on the Shinkansen and long-distance trains.
Kyoto Gion Anon
Club Harrier e-Challenge
The Chocolate Sand Tokyo
Tokyo Hyakunen Monogatari
Tokyo Banana World
Vanilla Beans The Roastery Tokyo
Patisserie Ginza Sembikiya
Poire des Rois Prus Tokyo
Precious Deli Tokyo
Baker’s Gonna Bake
Please see the link below for a floor map.
The Yaesu North Exit is at the top of the map.
PDF file of the floor map] Tokyo Gift Palette Floor Map
The Tokyo Gift Palette offers a wide variety of new souvenirs, including sweets and beverages that can be selected to suit any situation or mood.
In addition to the standard Tokyo souvenirs, there are also products that remind us of a new era. It is fun to choose a souvenir while imagining how happy the recipient will be.
(The contents of this article are current as of April 24, 2021. The actual stores and products may have changed.)