The southern part of Ueno's venerable Matsuzakaya department store, closed back in 2014, is planning a grand comeback in late 2017. Floors one to six will house a branch of Parco, the next four storeys will welcome a Toho Cinemas complex, and the upper floors (12 to 22) will have for-lease offices. OK, not very exciting, but at least this mega-tower ought to bring some action back to a neighbourhood that hasn't exactly been attracting many trend-conscious Tokyoites in recent years.
Open autumn 2017
|Venue name:||Matsuzakaya Ueno South Building Redevelopment|
3-22 Ueno, Taito-ku
|Transport:||Okachimachi Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku lines), south exit; Ueno-Hirokoji Station (Ginza line); Ueno-Okachimachi Station (Oedo line)|