Highlights Play and Study in Chiyoda

 身体が喜ぶテイクアウトメニューと、ピクニックに打ってつけの公園を合わせて紹介
  • Introducing healthy and tasty takeout menus as well as perfect parks for picnics.
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In recent years, takeout menus have become far more elaborate and satisfying in many places. To keep up with this trend, many restaurants that formerly only served meals in-store are now beginning to also offer takeout options. Now we took the time to carefully select healthy and tasty take-out menus from popular restaurants in Chiyoda City. Here we will introduce you to those delicious takeout menus along with parks that are perfect for enjoying a picnic or a quick outdoor lunch.

The East Gardens of the Imperial PalaceEnjoy your restful lunch break on the spacious lawns of the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace.

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The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace are a five minute walk from Subway Otemachi Station or Takebashi Station. The total area of the site stands at 210,000 square meters, approximately 4.5 times that of the Tokyo Dome. In 1960, the Cabinet decided to develop parts of the Honmaru, Ninomaru, and Sannomaru of the former Edo Castle in in the eastern district of the Imperial Palace as the Imperial Gardens alongside the construction of the Palace. Construction began in 1961 and the gardens were opened to the public in 1968.

You can find nearly 30 varieties of cherry blossom trees in the Imperial Palace East Gardens, including the Amagi Yoshino cherry, Koshino Higan cherry, Weeping cherry, and Yoshino cherry that burst into bloom in springtime. There is also a rose garden, bamboo grove, and orchard garden, as well as many green areas like the Suwa Tea House where you can view bright flowers or Ninomaru Grove where the autumn leaves change color.

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  • You can also take time to relax on one of the benches around the park while admiring the different flowers of the four seasons. The rest areas of Honmaru, Ninomaru, Ote-mon Gate and other spots around the park are perfect for a break in your stroll around these expansive grounds. *The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace will experience temporary closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please check the official website before visiting to confirm when the gardens will be open.
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 The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace Read more

Address 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL 03-3213-2050

Lady BlueLady Blue French restaurant offers takeout meals featuring carefully selected ingredients.

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Lady Blue is located on the first floor of Otemachi PLACE, just a one minute walk from Subway Otemachi Station. The restaurant's interior is a space for artists including paintings created in the dining area and background music chosen by DJs and other music experts. The restaurant was conceived as a place for sophisticated diners to enjoy French cuisine featuring the finest seasonal ingredients.

  • The succulent grilled Japanese pork rice bowl (watonmochibuta-don, 1,000 yen) is a takeout version of Lady blue's popular dish. This savory and filling dish uses succulent Japanese pork slow cooked at a low temperature, served atop buttered rice.
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  • The lunch salad of the week (1,000 yen) is made with fresh vegetables shipped directly from their own farm in Konosu, Saitama Prefecture. It is a very healthy salad featuring plenty of seasonal vegetables. Both the succulent grilled Japanese pork rice bowl and the lunch salad of the week both come with marinated vegetables. Or takeout menus are only available on weekdays and must be reserved by 11:00 am on the day.

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 Lady Blue

Lady Blue Read more

Address Otemachi Place 1F, 2-3-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
TEL 03-3278-8808
Business Hour 11:30~22:00

Maguro no Shimahara - Suidobashi BranchEnjoy fresh tuna chirashi-sushi takeout. Maguro no Shimahara (Suidobashi branch)

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Maguro no Shimahara's Suidobashi branch is just a three minute walk from Suidobashi Station. This restaurant specializes in high quality tuna prepared to the highest standards that customers can truly savor. The owner is Mr. Shimahara himself, an expert in tuna, who managed a range of tuna specialty restaurants, tuna izakayas, and high-end sushi restaurants in Shanghai. Upon returning to Japan, he launched Maguro no Shimahara to make more customers aware of the appeal of tuna.

  • Chef's tuna chirashi-sushi, the popular menu at Suidobashi branch, is also available for takeout (1,000 yen). This deluxe bento box includes plenty of tuna selected by the owner himself, as well as delicious salmon and cod roe. This chirashi-sushi, not only tastes great but also looks great, is the pride of Maguro no Shimahara.
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 Maguro no Shimahara - Suidobashi Branch

Maguro no Shimahara - Suidobashi Branch Read more

Address 2-15-12 Kanda-Misakicho, Chiyoda-ku
TEL 03-6261-1920
Business Hour 月~金ディナー:17:00~23:00(L.O.22:30) 土・祝日ディナー:17:00~22:00(L.O.21:30)

Chidori-ga-fuchi Green Way (Chidori-ga-fuchi Moat)Relax along the Chidori-ga-fuchi Greenway, a 700 meter long pedestrian promenade flanked by trees

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The Chidori-ga-fuchi Greenway, a 700 meter pedestrian promenade along the moat of the Imperial Palace, is just a three minute walk from Subway Kudanshita Station. Chidori-ga-fuchi was used as a dam to provide water during the Edo period by damming the stream that flowed in from Kojimachi.

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  • Currently, the Chidori-ga-fuchi Greenway is renowned as one of the best cherry viewing spots in all of Tokyo with 260 cherry trees including Yoshino cherry trees and other varieties to be admired as they burst into bloom. Even after the blossoms fall, the fresh greenery of their leaves gives color to the Chidori-ga-fuchi Greenway.

There are benches along the sides of the Greenway, where you sit to eat lunch or take a break. You can also spread out your picnic sheet and enjoy lunch at Chidori-ga-fuchi Park, just a two minute walk from the Greenway on the Hanzomon side.

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 Chidori-ga-fuchi Green Way (Chidori-ga-fuchi Moat)

Chidori-ga-fuchi Green Way (Chidori-ga-fuchi Moat) Read more

Address 2-chome to 3-chome, Kudan-minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business Hour 千鳥ヶ淵ボート場は3月1日から11月30日までの11:00~17:30 ※営業時間は、時期によって異なります。

CHIKYU Kojimachi DELIShort on vegetables? Go CHIKYU Kojimachi DELI and try their vegetable-rich takeout meals!

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Chikyu Kojimachi Deli is just a two minutes walk from subway Kojimachi Station in the direction of Ichigaya. This deli-style takeout shop consists of a food truck known as Chikyu Farm Car as well as a space for selling vegetables. This opened as a sister store to Chikyu Farm To Table, a vegetable bistro that became very popular on the Kugenuma-kaigan coast in Shonan (Kanagawa).

  • Weekly greengrocer bento box (1,000 yen) sold at the food truck is a bento box that features items such as Iyo-Aguri rice and golden egg, which are also sold in the store.
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  • The greengrocer's real salad bento (1,000 yen) and the greengrocer's soup bento (1,000 yen) are unique bento boxes filled with carefully selected vegetables, which only greengrocer can offer. These nutritionally balanced meals allow you to enjoy a range of fresh seasonal vegetables all at once.

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 CHIKYU Kojimachi DELI

CHIKYU Kojimachi DELI Read more

Address 7-16, Yonbancho, Chiyoda-ku
TEL 080-7686-3445
Business Hour 11:00~16:30

Hibiya ParkHibiya Park in the middle of the business area lets you forget the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Hibiya Park is just a two minute walk from Subway Hibiya Station or a three minute walk from Kasumigaseki Station. This land belonged to a daimyo lord until the end of the Edo period, then was used as an army training ground in the Meiji period until the city eventually opened it later on as Hibiya Park.

The main symbol of Hibiya Park is a large fountain (30 meters across). Seasonal flowers also burst into bloom year round within its first and second flower beds. The park also contains event spaces such as the Hibiya Public Hall along with large and small concert halls, as well as cultural facilities like the Hibiya Library and Museum. The park plays host to various events throughout the year and is full of attractions and things to enjoy.

  • The park contains many benches in areas such as the fountain plaza, First Flower Garden, and around the Kumogata-ike pond. If you head there around midday, you'll see business people enjoying their lunch outdoors. The park is like a little air pocket within this overwhelmingly urban area where you can take a break in natural surroundings.
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 Hibiya Park

Hibiya Park Read more

Address 1-1 Hibiyakoen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL 03-3501-6428

HIBIYA MatsumotoroHibiya Matsumotoro in Hibiya Park. Delectable beef curry simmered with care for four whole days

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Hibiya Matsumotoro is a restaurant just a seven minute walk from Subway Kasumigaseki Station or an eight minute walk from Hibiya Station. It is located on the west side of the large fountain in the center of Hibiya Park. The restaurant opened in 1903 (Meiji 36), the same year that these former military grounds became Hibiya Park. At that time, it was a very fashionable place to be seen sipping coffee and eating curry.

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  • It is this very type of traditional beef curry that the restaurant has developed into a takeout dish. Their curry rice bento (delivery 950 yen/over the counter 850 yen) uses curry roux carefully simmered for four days. This roux, with its sweet and umami flavors of beef and onions, tastes of elegance and nostalgia.
  • The hamburger steak (hambagu) lunch (delivery 1,300 yen/over the counter 1,200 yen) is the perfect midday feast, including a hamburger steak, fried crab claw, fried prawn, potato salad, and a vegetable garnish. The hamburger steak's demiglace sauce is a rich handmade sauce brewed over two whole weeks.
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 HIBIYA Matsumotoro

HIBIYA Matsumotoro Read more

Address 1-2 Hibiyakoen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL 03-3503-1451
Business Hour 営業時間 11:00~21:00(ラストオーダー 20:30)

SUMMARY

Parks are home to spacious lawns, large fountains, seasonal flowers and all manner of other pleasures. These days, it is not prudent to go out in crowds, but one can still experience the joy of sitting alone and enjoying delicious takeout food in natural surroundings, in order to recharge the body, mind and spirit.

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