photo credit: KITTE via photopin (license)

photo credit: KITTE via photopin (license)

KITTE ni Kite!(Come to KITTE)―That Should Be Nice.

KITTE―this name might sounds a bit curious for you. “KITTE” is a commercial building in Marunouchi that is built in 2013, and it’s quite near Tokyo Station. KITTE has 7 floors, and each floor has a theme. For instance, the 6th floor has a theme called “Omotenashi of Japan”. KITTE deal with stuffs that is strongly connected to Japanese tradition or special products of Japan.

KITTE tokyo marunouchiSo why was this building named “KITTE”? You’ll be able to guess it after you know who made KITTE. The original idea of KITTE was came from Japan Post Co., Ltd., the big company which deal with postal service in Japan. Just like many other countries, a stamp is needed if you’re going to send a letter in Japan. A stamp is called in Japanese, “切手(きって)”, and and this word can also written “kitte” if you put it into the Roman alphabet.

Japan Post Co., Ltd.→切手(きって)→KITTE

This really makes sense, isn’t it?
And “kite”(来て) means “Come” in English, so the name of the building, “KITTE”, has double meaning.

KITTE has several stores which is related to Japanese tradition or Japanese culture. In addition, the access is great. “Kite”(Come) to KITTE. KITTE will delivers a nice memory to you just like a letter with a “kitte”(stamp) always does.

Basic Info

Opening Hours 11:00 am  – 9:00 pm
Address JP Tower, 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access 1 minute walk from Tokyo Station

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