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Jan 21, 2014

マーチエキュート神田万世橋 mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi

秋葉原にある「マーチエキュート 神田万世橋」は
JR東日本が運営する小さくてユニークな商業施設。
去年の9月に開業したばかりですが、その建物はなんと100年以上もの歴史があります

"MAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi" is in Akihabara.
It's a small but unique shopping mall run by JR east.
It's new, just opened last September.
But it's also old, as the building is more than 100 years old.
万世橋からみたマーチエキュートと神田川
Kanda River and mAAch ecute seen from Manseibashi Bridge

その建物とは1912年開業の旧万世橋駅。駅は1943年に休止となりましたが、今でもこの上をJR中央線が走っています。

This building used to be Manseibashi Station, which opened in 1912.  
Though the station was closed in 1943, JR Chuo line still runs on top of it. 

外から見るとなるほど古い建物です。

It looks very old, doesn't it?


でも中はとってもおしゃれ。

But the shops inside are very stylish.

コーヒー、ワイン、スイーツ、お花などの小さなお店が並んでいます。

These small shops sell wine, coffee, chocolate, flowers, and so on.
川に沿ったオープンデッキ open deck along the river

夜がさらに素敵なんです。

At night, the atmosphere gets even nicer.


開業当初からある趣ある階段を上ると、

Climb up these old steps.

They are from 1912.

旧万世橋駅のホームに出られます。

And you come to the old platform.
電車がこのホームに止まることはありませんが、すぐ両脇を中央線の電車が走っていきます。

Of course, trains don't stop here any more, but you can see trains passing by on both sides.

さらにこのホームには展望カフェもあって。

You can even have drinks on that old platform.
cafe N3331
両脇を電車が走っていくのを眺めながらお酒をいただくことができます。

Can you see the trains outside?

八海山ビール。日本酒の品ぞろえも豊富なようでした
I had Hakkaisan Beer.  They have good selections of Sake, too.

さすが中央線。電車はひっきりなしに走っていきます。
忙しい電車を見ながら、のんびりビールを飲むのはなんだか気持ちよかったです。

Chuo Line is a very busy line, so trains were constantly passing by.
It was a lot of fun drinking leisurely, looking at busy trains.

さて、いい気持ちになったところで、おうちに帰りましょう。
秋葉原駅に向かいます。

It was time to go home.
Feeling happy, we headed back to Akihabara Station.

夜の眺めはしっとりとしています。It looks very chic at night

ところが、目の前には…\(◎o◎)/!

Then, I turned around, and... \(◎o◎)/! 
秋葉原の街はぎらぎらです!

Akihabara is so bright and loud!!

あまりのギャップにびっくりしました。
秋葉原。面白い街ですね。
でも個人的にはやはりマーチエキュートのほうが好みかな?(^^)

It was so different!
Akihabara is such an interesting place.
But to be honest, I like mAAch ecute better. (^^)


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14 comments:

Dru said...

You finally went! I have been meaning to go there since I remember hearing about it from you.

I have seen that little station as I pass by on the Chuo Line once a week or so. I also wanted to try the beer at that place. I think it is a radio station name? Or did you go to another place? I want to try Hakkaisan beer but I don't know if they can make good beer. Too much good sake to make! :D

Thanks for the trip around there.

Merry Witch said...

Dru,
I think you'll enjoy the place. (^^)

There are several cafes on the first floor,too, (and some of them, quite interesting, especially Le Petit Kanda) but yes, this time, I went to the platform one, cafe&bar N3331. About its name, I'm not very sure but it seems it came from the group called "3331 Arts Chiyoda."

I'm curious how you, the beer expert(^_-), think of Hakkaisan beer. To me, it was very good. But any beer is almost always good to me. (>_<) I really truly thought it was good beer, though.

story tell said...

Merry Witchi 様
秋葉原のマーチエキュート、私は知りませんでした。ありがとうございます。

新旧のコラボで、何か夢の様な幸せ気分になれる所の様に思われます。又面白そうなお店もある様ですね。一度行きたいと思います。

八海山ビール、美味しいそうですね。
お酒は有名ですが、ビールもおいしいですよね。ご存知と思いますが、3種(黒ビール他)あって、季節、趣向によって飲み分ける事ができる様です。

毎回楽しい情報ありがとうございます。
又、英語も含め勉強にもなります。

Dru said...

I will try to check out N3331. The name is interesting too. It sounds like the name of a steam locomotive but I think I'm wrong. I looked at their website and it said 3 Ns. Nippon, New, Next.

Nippon・New・Nextの[N]に、江戸一本締めのリズムである[3331]をあわせて命名された秋葉原旧万世橋駅ホーム跡、世界で最も電車に近い? カフェ&バー。
吟味された高品質な日本のお酒と旬の肴が東京の新たな空間を演出します。

If I try Hakkaisan beer, I'll tell you what I think. Only problem, I worry they work too much on the nihonshu and not enough on the beer. We'll see. ^^

Merry Witch said...

story tell さま

八海山ビールは3種もあったんですか?知りませんでした。じゃ、私が飲んだのはなんだったんでしょうね?でも、おいしかったです。

マーチエキュート万世橋はとっても雰囲気のいい場所なので、ぜひ行ってみてくださいね。

いつもコメントありがとうございます(^^)

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Merry Witch said...

Dru,
Thank you for finding out about N3331. I also thought it was the name of an old train.
I like that phrase, "世界で最も電車に近いカフェ&バー," Yes, trains are passing by so close. It's kind of exciting.

So you don't think Hakkaisan beer can be as good as their sake? (^_-)  I can't wait to read about the beer and the place on your blog.

Rurousha said...

I'm so glad you wrote this post. I've been meaning to go forever, but I haven't had a chance. Right now I'm grimacing and ganbatte-ing till the end of the academic year, when I might have time for walkpeditions again. (Please, gods and goddesses, please!)

Anyway, now I've got lots of extra information thanks to you and my partner-in-crime Dru. ^^

Merry Witch said...

Rurousha,

Ganbatte-ing?(^o^)  That's right, it's almost the end of the school year. Maybe you are writing your student report? But I'm worried for your students... busy Rurousha = no walkpeditons = bad mood = a lot of students with "F" ? (^_-)

I hope you can go and see mAAch ecute soon, for the sake of your students.


Minoru Saito said...

こんばんは。いつも新しいものに飛びつくのが早いですね。とても素晴らしい post です。私も行ってみたくなりました。
 近くにある、果物の店、万惣(まんそう)がビルの耐震基準に達しないで閉店したそうですね。
 交通博物館も無くなるし、寂しいニュースが続く中で、とても明るいニュースです。

Dru said...

I can't say if their beer will be good or bad but my guess is it won't be great. Then again, my tastes are different to other people. I don't like Asahi Super Dry but I know people who do. If you like something, never let me or anyone else tell you it isn't good. ;)

Merry Witch said...

Minoruさま

9月のオープン当初はすごい人出だったと聞きましたが、私が行った平日はかなり静かでした。素敵な場所なので、ぜひ応援に行ってあげてください。(^^)

1階の「Le Petit Kanda」というお店では洋風おでんが食べられるそうで、そちらもどんなのかなって興味があります。

Merry Witch said...

Dru,

It seems there are much more varieties of beer around these days. It is always fun to try them. (^^)v

Merry Witch said...

Minoruさま
日本ブログ村に登録していますので、毎回記事にはそのタグをつけています。でもコメントとは関係ないような…。もう少し詳しい説明をお願いできますか?