They’ve got a wide variety of food including big burgers, chicken, and grilled cheese, as well as salads, sandwiches, and loads of drinks. Well worth checking out. A big burger plate with fries will run you about 1200¥ ($12) – more with drinks or desert. But….. for dessert you might want to instead stop just north of Tokyo Station at Sarabeth’s, which is a little more spendy, but worth it. After walking all day, you’re going to need food and lots of it. Brozer’s fits the bill.
There is also one in Ningyocho.
The one near Tokyo Sta. is easy to get to:
Exit Tokyo Sta. on the Yaesu (east) side. You’ll come out roughly on the right below:
Tokyo Sta. Yaesu side north east exit.
Just across the street you’ll see the entrance to this tree-lined side street. Wait for the light, head over, and stay on the left sidewalk.
Cruise on down the street past the Yaesu Terminal Hotel on the left.
You’ll be on this here tree-lined street. Head east 2 blocks or so.
At the next mega-intersection hang a left. Go north past the large Takashimaya Bldg. on the right, up to the Takashimaya Annex Bldg (“Takashimaya SC”) one block north. It’s the smaller grey bldg. with the rounded corner. Head in the large glass door at the rounded corner. Brozer’s is on the top food court floor.
Take an elebator (elevator in English) or wind your way up through the various stores on escalators. As you exit the escaltors at the top Brozer’s is on the left.
Wait to be seated. Grab a drink @ the bar if you like.
Order and chow down. After a full day of walking, you can easily eat all this food in a few minutes – tripple decker homburg (hamburger), fries and rings, pickles, and a full grilled chesse on toast. Around $12 total. You may even still be hungry after all this so get ready for seconds, or for dessert. You can order up until 10:00 PM (22:00 as they say in Japan). Enjoy!
Name: Coffee Valley
Address: 2-26-3 Minamiikebukuro
Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0022
Free WiFi: Yes
Worth it? A must-see
Last updated 6/28/2020
Coffee Valley, Ikebukuro – A must-see.
Tucked down a little hidden side-street, 2 blocks from Tokyo’s JR Ikebukuro Station is one of the city’s best cafés: Coffee Valley Ikebukuro. This place is a must-see for anyone visiting Tokyo.
Coffee Valley offers gourmet coffees of all kinds, and small snacks such as pastries. It has an exceptional interior with rustic wood + nice lighting. Staff is very friendly. There is seating on the second floor with large windows with lots of light.
The quality of everything here is superb. This is one Tokyo café that is not to be missed. It’s well worth a trip to Ikebukuro just for the café alone, but if you’re in the area sightseeing anyway, you’ll definitely want to stop in.
Take the JR Yamanote Line to JR Ikebukuro Station and exit the main east exit to street level. You can also take any of the connecting Metro Subway lines to any of the major stops on the Yamanote Line or Saikyo Line, change at Shinjuku, Shibuya, or Harajuku/Omotosando, and then get the Yamanote Line to Ikebukuro.
After exiting, turn right onto the sidewalk (south):
JR Ikebukuro Station east exit. Head south as you exit (to your right as you face the exit from the inside, or straight ahead down the sidewalk in this photo).
Proceed 1.8 miles south. You’ll pass the large SEIBU + PARCO depato (department stores) as you go. As of this writing at the 1.8 mile point, you will see a large Starbuck’s in front of you on the corner across the street. Turn left (east) at this light (you’ll see a Komedia’s Coffee on the 2nd floor in the bldg. in front of you). Cross at the light. On the ground floor of this bldg. there will be a Yahoo! and a SoftBank. At this corner there will be a tiny narrow side street on your left. Head down it:
Look for the tiny side street next to the SoftBank/Yahoo! bldg.
Go a block and the street will curve around to the right. Keep going and cross the next street also. You will see a Caffé Veloce on the corner on the right, and a Yoshinoya on the corner on the left. Enter the next small street straight ahead and Coffee Valley will be just inside on your left. Can’t miss it.
Abandon all other coffee places, ye who enter here. Coffee Valley is just down the alley ahead on the left.
JR Ikebukuro Station is shown on the left. The JR Ikebukuro Station east exit is just to the left of the small square in the upper center of the map shown above. The main street runs roughly north-south. Coffee Valley is shown at the placemarks in the lower right corner.
Just south of Tokyo Station and just west of Ginza is the Tokyo International Forum – a huge modern venue for all kinds of conferences, performing arts, concerts, talks, trade shows, and other activities.
The Forum was completed in 1997 and is spectacular.
Inside there are elevated walkways, a huge cavernous interior and a few restaurants on the lower level. The Forum’s main tourist attraction is its architecture which is designed to look like a large ship and is ultra-modern.
Outside the Forum are all sorts of great restaurants, shops, and other activities. At the South end of the Forum is a large Bic Camera, and Yurakucho Station – the gateway into Ginza which is just to the east.
To get to the Forum you can either get the JR line to Tokyo Station, exit the west (Maronuchi) side and walk south on the sidewalk, or you can get off at Yurakucho Station and then head north under the train tracks, then west and 1 block north to the Forum. Both are very easy to get to and are accessibile.
You can also take the Metro Ginza Subway Line to Ginza Station and exit there, then walk a few blocks south to get to the Forum. The Ginza Station exit is just outside the north Maronuchi-side exit at Tokyo Station, roughly at 35°40’55.82″ N 139°45’57.01″ E. You can also get to the Ginza Line inside Tokyo Station but it requires a long hike through various underground corridors and stairs like this:
Ginza Metro subway line. Ginza (G09) is in the middle of the line, Shibuya on the west, and Asakusa on the east. Another alternative is to take the Maronuchi Line and exit at its Tokyo Station (M17) exit onto the surface and then walk south from Tokyo Station to the Forum:
The Forum has a huge lighted glass floor on its north side.
Inside the cavernous Forum.
In the basement of the Forum is the Cafe Lexcel, an upscale division of Doutour. There is also one in Yokohama.
On the west side of the Forum there is an outdoor patio with a line of excellent restaurants, coffee houses, and shops. Definitely worth checking out.
Brooklyn Roasting Company is not to be missed.
At the very north end of the promenade there is a JR entrance and downstairs is a New York Perfect Cheese:
There is plenty more to do in the area – don’t be afraid to wander around.
Yurakucho Station Christmas illuminations.
Bic Camera + Ginza to the East
If you walk south from the Forum + cross the street, first you’ll come to a large Bic Camera on the corner – well worth a stop:
If you then head east (left) at Yurakucho Station, you’ll come into a small area at the east exit of the station filled with department stores, such as OIOI (pronounced Marui). This is Yurakucho. To get to Ginza, head directly east for 2 blocks. The two areas are right next to each other.
Underneath Yurakucho Station. Ginza is straight ahead (facing east).
Yurakucho Station. Ginza is on the other side. The Forum is 2-3 blocks to the left (north). Under the 2 arches on the left you can cut to the other side. The area on the other side is one of the best trainspotting places in Tokyo – you can watch bullet trains come in and out in both directions.
Ginza east of Yurakucho Station.
Well that’s it for now. Enjoy your trip. There’s loads to do near Tokyo International Forum + the surrounding area.
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