Marunouchi Building

Marunouchi building, marunouchi, Greater Tokyo

Marunouchi Building

The Marunouchi building(丸の内ビル), which is being built for the Mitsubishi Estates department, is the largest contemporary structure in Orient. Overlooking Tokyo Station, the Marunouchi Building is a grand high-rise housing a number of financial tenants as well as some of the best retail outlets in the region.

Located between the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station, Marunouchi is one of the most prestigious commercial districts in Japan. Marunouchi is bounded to the east by Tokyo Station, one of Japan’s busiest rail stations and a terminus for several lines of the Shinkansen. The main attraction of Marunouchi House is, in fact, its outstanding views, which cover Tokyo Station on its east, all the way up to the Imperial Palace Garden in its west.

On either level of this hub, you will find a stylish, contemporary aesthetic that is appropriate for the prestige that the Marunouchi district holds. An impressive superstructure at the center of Marunouchi filled with shops, fashion outlets, jewellery stores, and more. In the business district in front of Tokyo Station, Marunouchi is home to a popular area where a variety of shops constantly provide up-to-date style trends, dubbed the Maru-Biru.

It will take up a 332 x 274-foot footprint, and be ready for safe, comfortable occupancy within two years after the start of construction. The Marunouchi building survived both the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923 and a firebombing during the Second World War, suffering only minor damage – the former, in part, because its 371 offices are perched on top of over 5,400 pine pylons.

The building caused an uproar when the Marunouchi District of Tokyo was designated as a beauty district in 1933, in order to preserve the areas surrounding the Imperial Palace grounds. Maekawa Kunios plans to build the 130-meter-tall tower were rejected by the Tokyo government in 1967, as a tall tower would have been imposed on the Palace in the vicinity. Preservation and Restoration The bead-joint mortar-joint finish method used during original construction is labor-intensive.   

Both major vertical/lateral structural elements and floor span systems were constructed from steel. Note that a building constructed from steel with a floor system consisting of concrete boards or slabs over the steel girders is still considered a all-steel structure, since the concrete elements do not serve as a main structural component. 

A single plinth supports shops and restaurants, while offices are located on 4000m2 of floor plates across two independent towers. Tables at our restaurants are placed with sufficient spacing between them for a physical separation.   

Way to Access Marunouchi Building


JR Lines
“Tokyo Station” Marunouchi-Center Exit. 1 minutes walk.


Tokyo Metro
Chiyoda Line, Marunouchi Line, “Marunouchi-Station”


“Maru-Biru” Zone 30minutes/400yen


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