business_hourOpening hours vary by shops and facilities.
accessDirectly connected from Subway Shin-Ochanomizu Sta.
1-minute walk from JR Chuo Line & Sobu Line/JR Ochanomizu Sta. Hijiribashi Exit
6-minute walk from Subway Ogawamachi Sta. B4 Exit
9-minute walk from JR Yamanote Line & Keihintohoku Line/JR Akihabara Sta.
13-minute walk from Tsukuba Express TX Akihabara Sta. A2 Exit
Business hours: 7:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (Except for the power outage day throughout the building)
Maximum charge: 2,400 yen (Monday to Friday) 2,000 yen (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
Ochanomizu Sola City is a complex with an open square. It is also characterized as a cultural hub where you can learn about history and the town.
Ochanomizu Sola City is a large complex with an open square, is one-minute walk from JR Ochanomizu Station and directly connected to Subway Ochanomizu Station. The 23-story building mainly houses offices, with other facilities including a conference centers, shops, restaurants and exhibition facilities.
Ochanomizu Sola City features a two-tiered plaza, Sola City Plaza, on the first floor and basement level. The square above ground on Hongo Street is an open space with about 3,000㎡. From the terrace, you can see nearby historic architectures Nikolai-do（Holy Resurrection Cathedral） and Yushima-seido Temple. In addition, at the underground square surrounded by shops, tables are equipped so you can dine there.
The building has cafés, restaurants, convenience stores and supermarkets on the ground floor and basement levels, while the basement level is lined with restaurants offering Washoku (Japanese cuisine), Thai food, Chinese noodles, curry and so on. On the first and second floors lies Ochanomizu Sola City Conference Center that has a function of a rental event hall and a rental meeting room suitable for conferences and events.
Around Ochanomizu area has retained many famous landmarks and historical landscapes since Edo period. Ochanomizu Sola City was constructed on the site of the IWASAKI Yanosuke Residence and Mitsubishi corporation, and even after more than 100 years, the stone walls and brick retaining walls of the time have been restored and conserved within the premises and you can see the actual products closely.
Ocha-navigate on the first basement floor is a cultural information center that provides information on Ochanomizu with culture and history and its surrounding area. Machi-aruki (Town strolling) Station inside the facility, you can create your own map according as your interest such as renowned long-established shops, places related to great writers, shrines and temples and so on. There are more to see: History Gallery –You can see the nostalgic scenery of Ochanomizu with wall exhibitions and digital galleries. So–IMAGINE (Bookshelf)–You can find books about Ochanomizu area and local materials. In addition, Gallery Kura. The Kura (warehouse), which was constructed in the Taisho period, was relocated and has been conserved and KS46Wall, the next-generation digital gallery with 27 high definition displays equipped. You can meet a wide variety of art while shopping and strolling around.
Ochanomizu Sola City is a good place for taking a breather at the square and learning the history of the city as well as using the conference center or dining there. Strolling around Ochanomizu with a map you created at the Machi-aruki Station is also a great way to get a feel for the city. For those interested in history, architectures and art, Ochanomizu Sola City is a must-visit destination.