Jun 102013

Good afternoon, everyone! This weekend I had the opportunity to visit Omotesando, the large, highscale shopping avenue often called the ChampsÉlysées of Tokyo. I of course made a point to stop by Nespace, Niigata’s Tourism Information Center in Tokyo.

2013-06-09 13.11.00Located a short walk from the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line’s Omotesando Station, Nespace offers convention space, tourism information, a variety of Niigata products, and a restaurant/cafe specializing in Niigata delicacies.

2013-06-09 12.57.46Inside, Itoigawa’s Makochan Udon, which I introduced earlier in this blog, is available for the first time outside of Niigata.

2013-06-09 13.00.22Also available is a wide selection of sakes. Niigata is one of the major sake-producing regions of Japan and with 5 local breweries, Itoigawa is no exception. In the center of this photograph are two of Itoigawa’s sakes available for purchase in Nespace, Tsukimizu-no-ike on the left and Nechi Otokoyama on the right.

Before coming to visit Itoigawa, why not sample some of Niigata’s treats in Tokyo?