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  • chopstick shop

    Kawakami Shoten

    Kawakami Shoten is a chopstick specialty shop that has more than 500 types of chopsticks. They stock a wide range, from chopsticks that are particularly easy to hold and use, to modern designs that incorporate a chequered style made by specialists in Hakone Yosegi wooden mosaics. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for yourself or for a special present.

    Founded 1903 Crafts

    Kawakami Bldg, 1-9-8 Nihonbashi Bakurocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays

    81-3-3661-7066

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • French Confectionery

    Tokyo Yogashi Club

    Amidst the more than 20 varieties of beautifully-crafted cakes, healthy cookies, and chocolates to choose from, the ‘Mont Blanc’ has been their most popular dessert since the time of establishment. This light yet delicious dessert is generously topped with a fresh cream and custard mixture and wrapped with chestnut paste.

    Founded 1987 Food

    Plaza ANS Building, 1-1-12 Nihonbashi Hamacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Mon-Fri 10:00am-7:00pm (Cafe last order 6:00pm), Sat/Sun/National holidays 10:00am-6:00pm (Cafe last order 5:00pm)
    Closed on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month (Open on the 3rd Sunday

    +81-3-3865-4649

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Handkerchief shop

    CLASSICS the Small Luxury - Nihonbashi Ningyocho Branch

    A handkerchief specialty store with items made from the finest materials. They stock a range of products made from rare types of high-quality cotton or with unique designs such as animal patterns on the borders. With a wide range of handkerchiefs, you can find the perfect item for any situation, either business or private.

    Founded 2016 Lifestyle

    3-4-5 Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Mon-Sat: 11:00am – 6:30pm
    Closed on Sundays

    +81-3-5623-9171

    Official website

  • Japanese Sweets

    Nihonbashi Nichigetsudo

    Nihonbashi Nichigetsudo is a historical Japanese confectionery shop that has been in business for the past 140 years. Since their opening, they have made each sweet with care using specially selected ingredients. Their sweet made of glutinous rice mixed with apricot fruit paste on the outside and stuffed full of apricot bean paste and fresh cream on the inside is an extravagant confectionery recommended for visitors from around the world.

    Founded 1877 Japanese sweets

    Nichigetsudo Building, 12-14 Nihonbashi Kobunacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Mon – Fri 10:00am – 7:00pm, Sat 10:00am – around 3:00pm
    Closed Sundays and national holidays

    +81-3-3661-5470

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Nuts and Dried Fruits

    Karuizawa Kinari

    A nut and dried fruit specialty store. Using carefully selected ingredients from the producing regions, a wide range of products is sold, including fruit honey preserves, nut paste, nut oil, jelly and other sweets. It is also possible to combine several products together to create a gift.

    Founded 2017 Food

    COREDO Muromachi 2, B1F, 2-3-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    10:00am-9:00pm

    +81-3-6225-2245

    Official website

  • Japanese washi paper

    Kawashima Kami Ten

    A Japanese paper specialty store that utilizes traditional Japanese methods to create modern products made of high-quality Japanese washi paper. One of their recommend items is their traditional fans. These fans are light and cooling, and are see-through from the front. In addition, their postcards and bookmarks made from handmade paper from Ehime Prefecture and decorated with metallic foil, are also popular.

    Founded 1673 Crafts

    2-3 Kodenmacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm (Saturdays until 3:00pm)
    Closed on Sundays, national holidays, and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month

    +81-3-3663-3371

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Crafts

    Hinata-Note

    Hinata-Note is a boutique with a collection of ceramics, glassware, dyes, metal works, woodworks and leather goods. These carefully-made handmade products give off an air of warmth, so you’ll want to use them forever. For a limited time they are holding an exhibition too, so take the chance to find your unique item.

    Founded 2006 Crafts

    1F Central Bldg., 7-13 Nihonbashi Kobunacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    12:00pm - 7:00pm (Until 6:00pm on weekends and national holidays)
    Closed Thursdays *There may be other temporary closures

    +81-3-5649-8048

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Leather wallets

    Walleteria YAMATOU

    A specialty wallet store by a leather accessories manufacturer. They have a wide range of wallets – there is something to suit anyone’s lifestyle, irrelevant of gender. Each of the wallets feels individual, full of the care and skill of craftsmen, and the subtle color of the leather deepens delightfully with use.

    Founded 1899 Crafts

    2-11-6, Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    11:30am-7:30pm (Wednesday until 10:00pm), Sat/Sun/national holidays 11:00am-6:00pm.
    Closed Tuesdays

    +81-3-6661-1481

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Boutique

    Ethical Payforward

    Opened in Suitengu in 2016, this store sells ethical products (judged on environmental conservation or contribution to society) sourced from both within Japan and overseas. This season they have a line of warm, alpaca-wool items, focusing on goods such as knitted hats and socks.

    Founded 2016 Crafts

    1-21-6 Nihonbashi Kakigaracho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Weekdays 11:00am - 7:00pm, Weekends 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Closed Mondays and Thursdays

    private

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • French Confectionery

    Occitanial

    Occitanial, located near Suitengu Shrine, specializes in French confectionery. Since their opening, their original confectionery Cocco has been particularly popular, with its rich egg flavor and moist texture. They also have a wide range of seasonal items, including sweets available only for the Christmas season!

    Founded 2014 Other

    1-39-7 Nihonbashi Kakigaracho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    10:00am - 7:00pm, No set holidays

    +81-5645-3334

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Kasuzuke Pickled Fish

    Uokyu Honten

    Uokyu specializes in a Japanese traditional pickling technique called “kasuzuke,” which consists of pickling ingredients in sake lees. They strive to bring out the natural flavors of their seafood as well as the savory umami qualities achieved through carefully marinating fish in sake lees. They have a shop on the first floor, while the second and third floors are reserved for the restaurant where you can savor the delicious flavors of kasuzuke.

    Founded 1914 Food

    1-1-20 Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Mon – Fri 9:00am – 7:00pm, Sat 9:00am – 6:00pm
    Closed Sundays, public holidays, and Jan. 1 – 3

    +81-3-5695-4121

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Edo Kiriko cut glass

    Edo Kiriko no Mise Hanasho

    Here you can buy Edo Kiriko cut glass ítems, one of Japan’s traditional crafts. Here all items are handmade by skilled craftsmen, giving the glass a particular luster and translucence. In the workshop corner you can try your hand at making your own Edo Kiriko item.

    Founded 1946 Crafts

    3-6-5 Nihonbashi Honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Weekdays 10:30am - 6:00pm / Sat., Sun, & public holidays 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Closed on Mondays

    +81-3-6661-2781

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Japanese sweets

    Gyokueido

    “Tora-yaki,” miniature pancakes with a red bean paste filling, are the signature product at Gyokueido. The soft cakes are decorated with a distinctive tiger-stripe pattern. The store also sells over 30 varieties of Japanese pastries, whose shapes and coloring vary with the seasons.

    Founded 1576 Japanese sweets

    2-3-2, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-2625

  • Japanese sweets

    Tsuruya Yoshinobu

    “Iro Monaka,” a colorful variety of traditional sweets, is one of the most popular products at the Tokyo branch of Tsuruya Yoshinobu, a venerable business based in Kyoto. Customers can also enjoy soft sweets made on the premises in the shop’s eat-in corner.

    Founded 1803 Japanese sweets

    1F COREDO Muromachi3, 1-5-5, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo(Grand opening on March 20)

    +81-3-3243-0551

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Japanese sweets

    Eitaro Sohonpo

    Eitaro Sohonpo sells sweets ranging from traditional favorites to fresh seasonal sweets and baked confections. Kintsuba red bean cakes and triangular hard candies are enduring favorites.

    Founded 1857 Japanese sweets

    1-2-5, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3271-7785

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Japanese sweets

    Seijuken

    The specialty at Seijuken is hand-made dora-yaki, mini-pancakes filled with succulent red bean paste. Both large round pancakes and smaller oval pancakes are available.

    Founded 1861 Japanese sweets

    1-6-1, Nihonbashihoridomecho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3661-0940

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Japanese sweets

    Nihonbashi Nitigetudou

    Nihonbashi Nichigetsudo’s sweets range from the traditional to distinctively modern coffee- or cream-flavored creations. The shop’s famous red and white cakes and dora-yaki red bean paste pancakes can be decorated with custom prints for special occasions.

    Founded 1877 Japanese sweets

    Nichigetudo Bldg., 12-14, Nihonbashikobunacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3661-5470

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Japanese sweets

    Miharado Honten

    Confectioner Miharado sells a complete range of Japanese and Western-style snacks and sweets, from rice crackers to soft wagashi cakes and western-style cakes and pastries. Famous for its monaka cakes said to protect against misfortune.

    Founded 1877 Japanese sweets

    1-14-10, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-3333

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Japanese sweets

    Kotobukido

    One of the highlights of this store is their 'kogane-imo', or 'golden potato' sweets, named so because the shape perfectly resembles a sweet potato. When you unwrap it, the scent of cinnamon will fill the air, in perfect harmony with the sweetness of the confectionery. You can enjoy their sweets all year round, as they offer new specialities based on different seasons and special events.

    Founded 1884 Japanese sweets

    2-1-4, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    0120-480-400

  • Japanese sweets

    Ningyo-yaki Honpo Itakuraya

    Itakuraya is famous for ningyo-yaki, variously shaped red bean paste-filled cakes cooked in cast-iron molds. Also available as grilled cakes without the red bean paste filling.

    Founded 1907 Japanese sweets

    2-4-2, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3667-4818

    Official website

  • Castella (sponge cake)/other sweets at BUNMEIDO CAFÉ

    Bunmeido Tokyo (Nihonbashi Honten)

    Bunmeido is well-known for castella cake, sponge cake made from eggs, flour and sugar. Special variations are made with extra eggs or sweetened with honey. The café on the premises is a great spot for a quick break or a light meal.

    Founded 1900 Food

    1-13-7, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-0002 CAFE +81-3-3245-0002

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Dried bonito(fish flakes)

    NINBEN (Nihonbashi Honten)

    Ninben’s specialty is katsuobushi shaved dried bonito, an essential ingredient for the dashi stock that underlies Japanese cuisine. Customers can buy freshly shaved bonito, and it’s also sold in handy packs, along with various flavorings and other food items.

    Founded 1699 Food

    1F COREDO Muromachi, 2-2-1, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-0968

    Official website

  • Dried bonito(fish flakes)

    YAGICHO-HONTEN

    Specialist purveyor of katsuobushi shaved bonito and other dried foodstuffs, Yagicho Honten is a trusted supplier to professional chefs. Other dried foods sold here include kombu kelp, various types of beans, sesame seeds, shiitake mushrooms, and udon and soba noodles.

    Founded 1737 Food

    1-7-2, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-1211

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Dried bonito(fish flakes)/Dried kelp

    Yamatoya

    Yamatoya sells katsuobushi shaved dried bonito, additive-free and carefully prepared by skilled craftsmen. Its packaged products include katsuobushi topping for rice and kombu kelp, a nutritious and energizing snack.

    Founded 1867 Food

    1-5-1, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-6551

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Seafood pickled in sake lees

    Kyokasuzuke Uokyu

    Uokyu sells sablefish, salmon and other fish marinated in sake lees. The main store has a restaurant on the premises serving Japanese cuisine.

    Founded 1914 Food

    1-1-20, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-3848

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Sake

    Sasaki Sake Ten

    This liquor shop stocks a wide variety of rare sake rice wines, amazake fermented rice drinks and other rice-derived liquors. It also carries wines and shochu distilled spirits.

    Founded 1915 Food

    2-20-3,Nihonbashiningyocho,Chuo-ku,Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-7662

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Food/Sake/Confectionery

    ROJI Nihonbashi

    Roji Nihonbashi features over 200 varieties of products, ranging from the “K&K Kantsuma” luxury line, a headline product popular for gift-giving, to canned fruits, rice crackers and tidbits for snacking.

    Founded 1712 Food

    1-1-1, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3276-4162

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Sushi

    Shinodazushi Sohonten

    Famous for its inari-zushi, sushi rice stuffed in pockets of thin, deep-fried tofu slices and a great combination of rice vinegar and sweet flavors. It also sells an extensive range of pressed sushi featuring seasonal ingredients.

    Founded 1877 Food

    2-10-10, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-5614-9300

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Taiyaki

    Yanagiya

    Yanagiya is one of Tokyo’s top three names for tai-yaki, cakes with a sweet bean paste filling cooked in sea bream-shaped iron molds, and prepared exactly the same way as when the shop first opened. The crisp, fragrant crust is a perfect match for the sweet filling.

    Founded 1916 Food

    2-11-3,Nihonbashiningyocho,Chuo-ku,Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-9901

  • Tsukudani(Food cooked in sweetened soy sauce)

    Nihombashi Funasa

    The signature product here is tsukudani, fish, shellfish, laver or vegetables simmered in soy sauce and sugar. Made entirely free from artificial flavorings or preservatives, “Edomae Tsukudani,” Nihonbashi Funasa’s original product that’s still produced today, is popular for its sweet-salty flavor.

    Founded 1862 Food

    1-12-13, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    Toll-free 0120-273-123

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Tofu

    Futaba

    Futaba specializes in tofu products of all kinds, from regular and fine-textured tofu to aburage, deep-fried sliced tofu, and ganmo, deep-fried tofu cakes containing a variety of ingredients. It also sells donuts made from soybean lees and soft-serve ice cream flavored with amazake fermented rice drink.

    Founded 1907 Food

    2-4-9, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-1028

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Yakitori (grilled chicken)/Japanese omelette

    TORITADA

    Specialist poultry purveyor, selling free-range and brand-name chicken from all over Japan. A popular sideline is the store’s Japanese-style omelet, made daily from fresh eggs and dashi broth.

    Founded 1911 Food

    2-10-12, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-0025

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Hanpen (fish cake)

    Kanmo

    One of Kanmo’s most popular products is hanpen, feather-light fish paste cakes. The shop also sells kamaboko and other fish paste products often eaten in oden savory stew.

    Founded 1688 Food

    1-11-8, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-3988 Toll-free 0120-24-3987

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Nori (dried seaweed)

    YAMAMOTO NORITEN

    Spicy flavored or roasted nori laver is among Yamamoto Noriten’s most popular products. Other items for sale include limited-edition creations or specially packaged sets in collaboration with popular animation characters.

    Founded 1849 Food

    1-6-3, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-0261

    Official website

  • Nori (dried seaweed)/Tea

    Yamamotoyama (Nihonbashi Honten)

    Best-known for its popular sencha green tea, Yamamotoyama pioneered the cultivation of premium gyokuro green tea. The in-store café serves green tea and Japanese sweets. In addition to green tea, the store sells nori laver and tea-serving implements.

    Founded 1690 Food

    2-5-2, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Planned relocation in May)

    +81-3-3281-0010

    Official website

  • Bento lunch box

    Nihonbashi Benmatsu Souhonten

    Benmatsu is the go-to place for either plain or fancy box lunches. It’s renowned for the distinctive sweet-savory taste of its preparations.

    Founded 1850 Food

    1-10-7, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3279-2361

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Roasted tea

    Morinoen

    The featured product at Mori-no-en is hoji-cha, parched regular green tea, with a distinctive aroma and smoky flavor. Also available are hoji-cha-flavored Japanese- and Western-style confectionery, which can be enjoyed at home or in the store’s second-floor café.

    Founded 1914 Food

    2-4-9, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3667-2666

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Inkan signature stamp

    Sasakiinten

    Inkan, personal seals, are a necessity in daily life, and Sasaki Inten provides seals made from top-quality materials. Special attention is paid to carving owners’ names in the appropriate style and spacing, to produce seals that will last a lifetime.

    Founded 1643 Crafts

    4-3-3, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-0211

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Edo Komon-style Kimono, Yukata, and Japanese towel

    Chikusen

    Specializing in stencil-dyed cotton made into light summer kimono, wrapping cloths and other articles, Chikusen creates 1,000 new fabric designs every year. Designs range from elegant formal motifs to casual renderings of flowers and birds.

    Founded 1842 Crafts

    2-3, Nihonbashikobunacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-5202-0991

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Edo-style brooms

    Shirokiya Denbee

    Brooms and brushes of all kinds are sold here. Made from flexible and resilient natural fibers, Shirokiya’s brooms are light, easy to use, and last for years. Offers a full range of brooms and brushes, including handy clothes and dust brushes.

    Founded 1830 Crafts

    1F Hakuden Bldg., 3-9-8, Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3563-1771

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Kyoto lacquerware

    Zohiko

    Zohiko produces and sells traditional Kyoto-style lacquer ware. Founded 350 years ago, it has perfected lacquering and maki-e (gold or silver powder sprinkled over lacquer) techniques, presented today in the form of tableware, jewelry boxes or ornamental items.

    Founded 1661 Crafts

    1F Nihonbashihoncho YS Bldg., 2-2-2, Nihonbasihoncho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3510-1751

    Official website

  • Lacquerware

    Kuroeya

    Traditional lacquer ware techniques are prized at Kuroeya, which sells lacquer ware from all over Japan. In additional to traditional Japanese tableware, the store also carries wine coolers, coffee cups and other Western-style items.

    Founded 1689 Crafts

    2F Kuroeya Kokubu Bldg., 1-2-6, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3272-0948

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Calligraphy supplies, Japanese washi paper

    YUBENDO

    Specializing in calligraphy supplies and washi Japanese paper, Yubendo carries over 100 varieties of brushes for writing and painting, as well as inks and pigments for Japanese-style painting. It’s also popular for seasonal items made from washi.

    Founded 1912 Crafts

    1-6-6, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-6504

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Sensu folding fan/Uchiwa paper fan

    IBASEN

    Ibasen sells flat and folding fans, in dozens of colorful designs. Fans featuring illustrations from ukiyo-e are especially popular as souvenirs from Japan.

    Founded 1590 Crafts

    1F Ibasen Bldg., 4-1, Nihonbashikobunacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3664-9261

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Nishijin brocade fabric

    WATABUN

    Watabun sells obi sashes made of brocade woven and dyed according to techniques perfected by Kyoto’s Nishijin weavers, as well as brocade neckties and wrapping cloths. The store also holds workshops on kimono wearing.

    Founded 1906 Crafts

    2-20-9, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3639-2360

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Brushes

    EDOYA

    Edoya is a shop specializing in brushes large and small, including an extensive selection of hairbrushes, clothes brushes and other brushes for daily use. Makeup artists and other professionals can find just the right brush for their needs here, and it’s a great place for visitors to pick up an unusual souvenir.

    Founded 1718 Crafts

    2-16, Nihonbashioodenmacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3664-5671

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Cutlery

    Ubukeya

    Founded over 230 years ago, Ubukeya specializes in cutting tools. Housed in a traditional wooden building, the shop is filled with knives, scissors, tweezers and other implements to satisfy every need. The shop can also sharpen cutting tools.

    Founded 1783 Crafts

    3-9-2, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3661-4851

    Official website

  • Cutlery

    KIYA

    Purveyor of over 1,000 different types of knives and other articles for daily use, be they for grooming, gardening or handicrafts. Craftsmen at Kiya can be seen at work sharpening knives in the store.

    Founded 1792 Crafts

    1F COREDO Muromachi1, 2-2-1, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-0110

    Official website

  • Glasses

    MURATA-GANKYOHO

    Japan’s first eyewear store, Murata is one of only a handful of shops in Japan dealing in custom-made eyeglass frames. Its timeless designs, little changed from original models, are fresh and modern.

    Founded 1872 Crafts

    3-3-3, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-1913

    Official website

  • Toothpicks

    Nihonbashi Saruya

    Established 300 years ago, Saruya is Japan’s only store specializing in toothpicks. The hand-crafted toothpicks sold here are fragrant, resilient and soft on the teeth.

    Founded 1704 Crafts

    1-12-5, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-5542-1905

    Official website

  • Japanese washi paper

    Ozu Washi

    Ozu Washi stocks over 2,000 varieties of washi Japanese paper from all over the country and sells sundries made from this handmade paper. A workshop on the premises offers hands-on experience at paper-making. The store also has a gallery and offers classes teaching how to use washi for various crafts.

    Founded 1653 Crafts

    3-6-2, Nihonbashihoncho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3662-1184

    Official website

  • Japanese washi paper

    Haibara

    Haibara specializes in items made from washi paper, from stationery to envelopes and decorative paper cords. It also sells storage boxes in various sizes, flat fans and other light, easy-to-carry souvenirs featuring designs and patterns both old and new.

    Founded 1806 Crafts

    2-7-1-chome Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Tokyo Nihombashi Tower

    +81-3-3272-3801

    Official website

  • Maps/Books

    BUYODO

    Map specialist Buyoodo carries a full range of maps, from topographical maps issued by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan to aerial maps, imported maps and reproductions of old maps.

    Founded 1897 Lifestyle

    3-8-16, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    Toll-free 0120-72-2410

    Official website

  • Books

    Maruzen Nihonbashi

    Bookseller carrying all types of books from general interest subjects to specialized academic works and English-language publications. Also well-known for premium stationery and writing implements. A popular dish at the third floor café is hayashi raisu (hashed beef with rice).

    Founded 1869 Lifestyle

    2-3-10, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-6214-2001

  • Department store

    Nihombashi Mitsukoshi, Main Store

    Founded in 1683 as a kimono seller, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi became Japan’s first department store in 1904. The reclining lions greeting shoppers at the main entrance and the ornately decorated interiors add an air of prestige and refinement to an enjoyable shopping experience.

    Founded 1673 Lifestyle

    1-4-1, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-3311(Main)

    Official website

  • Department store

    Nihombashi Takashimaya

    The building housing Takashimaya Nihombashi  is registered as an Important Cultural Property, a first for a department store. “Watch Maison,” opened on the premises in 2015, features the world’s largest selection of timepieces.

    Founded 1831 Lifestyle

    2-4-1, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3211-4111(Main)

    Official website

Japanese sweets

  • Japanese Sweets

    Nihonbashi Nichigetsudo

    Nihonbashi Nichigetsudo is a historical Japanese confectionery shop that has been in business for the past 140 years. Since their opening, they have made each sweet with care using specially selected ingredients. Their sweet made of glutinous rice mixed with apricot fruit paste on the outside and stuffed full of apricot bean paste and fresh cream on the inside is an extravagant confectionery recommended for visitors from around the world.

    Founded 1877 Japanese sweets

    Nichigetsudo Building, 12-14 Nihonbashi Kobunacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Mon – Fri 10:00am – 7:00pm, Sat 10:00am – around 3:00pm
    Closed Sundays and national holidays

    +81-3-3661-5470

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Japanese sweets

    Ningyo-yaki Honpo Itakuraya

    Itakuraya is famous for ningyo-yaki, variously shaped red bean paste-filled cakes cooked in cast-iron molds. Also available as grilled cakes without the red bean paste filling.

    Founded 1907 Japanese sweets

    2-4-2, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3667-4818

    Official website

  • Japanese sweets

    Kotobukido

    One of the highlights of this store is their 'kogane-imo', or 'golden potato' sweets, named so because the shape perfectly resembles a sweet potato. When you unwrap it, the scent of cinnamon will fill the air, in perfect harmony with the sweetness of the confectionery. You can enjoy their sweets all year round, as they offer new specialities based on different seasons and special events.

    Founded 1884 Japanese sweets

    2-1-4, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    0120-480-400

  • Japanese sweets

    Miharado Honten

    Confectioner Miharado sells a complete range of Japanese and Western-style snacks and sweets, from rice crackers to soft wagashi cakes and western-style cakes and pastries. Famous for its monaka cakes said to protect against misfortune.

    Founded 1877 Japanese sweets

    1-14-10, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-3333

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Japanese sweets

    Nihonbashi Nitigetudou

    Nihonbashi Nichigetsudo’s sweets range from the traditional to distinctively modern coffee- or cream-flavored creations. The shop’s famous red and white cakes and dora-yaki red bean paste pancakes can be decorated with custom prints for special occasions.

    Founded 1877 Japanese sweets

    Nichigetudo Bldg., 12-14, Nihonbashikobunacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3661-5470

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Japanese sweets

    Seijuken

    The specialty at Seijuken is hand-made dora-yaki, mini-pancakes filled with succulent red bean paste. Both large round pancakes and smaller oval pancakes are available.

    Founded 1861 Japanese sweets

    1-6-1, Nihonbashihoridomecho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3661-0940

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Japanese sweets

    Eitaro Sohonpo

    Eitaro Sohonpo sells sweets ranging from traditional favorites to fresh seasonal sweets and baked confections. Kintsuba red bean cakes and triangular hard candies are enduring favorites.

    Founded 1857 Japanese sweets

    1-2-5, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3271-7785

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Japanese sweets

    Tsuruya Yoshinobu

    “Iro Monaka,” a colorful variety of traditional sweets, is one of the most popular products at the Tokyo branch of Tsuruya Yoshinobu, a venerable business based in Kyoto. Customers can also enjoy soft sweets made on the premises in the shop’s eat-in corner.

    Founded 1803 Japanese sweets

    1F COREDO Muromachi3, 1-5-5, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo(Grand opening on March 20)

    +81-3-3243-0551

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Japanese sweets

    Gyokueido

    “Tora-yaki,” miniature pancakes with a red bean paste filling, are the signature product at Gyokueido. The soft cakes are decorated with a distinctive tiger-stripe pattern. The store also sells over 30 varieties of Japanese pastries, whose shapes and coloring vary with the seasons.

    Founded 1576 Japanese sweets

    2-3-2, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-2625

Food

  • Bento lunch box

    Nihonbashi Benmatsu Souhonten

    Benmatsu is the go-to place for either plain or fancy box lunches. It’s renowned for the distinctive sweet-savory taste of its preparations.

    Founded 1850 Food

    1-10-7, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3279-2361

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Castella (sponge cake)/other sweets at BUNMEIDO CAFÉ

    Bunmeido Tokyo (Nihonbashi Honten)

    Bunmeido is well-known for castella cake, sponge cake made from eggs, flour and sugar. Special variations are made with extra eggs or sweetened with honey. The café on the premises is a great spot for a quick break or a light meal.

    Founded 1900 Food

    1-13-7, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-0002 CAFE +81-3-3245-0002

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Dried bonito(fish flakes)

    YAGICHO-HONTEN

    Specialist purveyor of katsuobushi shaved bonito and other dried foodstuffs, Yagicho Honten is a trusted supplier to professional chefs. Other dried foods sold here include kombu kelp, various types of beans, sesame seeds, shiitake mushrooms, and udon and soba noodles.

    Founded 1737 Food

    1-7-2, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-1211

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Dried bonito(fish flakes)

    NINBEN (Nihonbashi Honten)

    Ninben’s specialty is katsuobushi shaved dried bonito, an essential ingredient for the dashi stock that underlies Japanese cuisine. Customers can buy freshly shaved bonito, and it’s also sold in handy packs, along with various flavorings and other food items.

    Founded 1699 Food

    1F COREDO Muromachi, 2-2-1, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-0968

    Official website

  • Dried bonito(fish flakes)/Dried kelp

    Yamatoya

    Yamatoya sells katsuobushi shaved dried bonito, additive-free and carefully prepared by skilled craftsmen. Its packaged products include katsuobushi topping for rice and kombu kelp, a nutritious and energizing snack.

    Founded 1867 Food

    1-5-1, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-6551

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Food/Sake/Confectionery

    ROJI Nihonbashi

    Roji Nihonbashi features over 200 varieties of products, ranging from the “K&K Kantsuma” luxury line, a headline product popular for gift-giving, to canned fruits, rice crackers and tidbits for snacking.

    Founded 1712 Food

    1-1-1, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3276-4162

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • French Confectionery

    Tokyo Yogashi Club

    Amidst the more than 20 varieties of beautifully-crafted cakes, healthy cookies, and chocolates to choose from, the ‘Mont Blanc’ has been their most popular dessert since the time of establishment. This light yet delicious dessert is generously topped with a fresh cream and custard mixture and wrapped with chestnut paste.

    Founded 1987 Food

    Plaza ANS Building, 1-1-12 Nihonbashi Hamacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Mon-Fri 10:00am-7:00pm (Cafe last order 6:00pm), Sat/Sun/National holidays 10:00am-6:00pm (Cafe last order 5:00pm)
    Closed on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month (Open on the 3rd Sunday

    +81-3-3865-4649

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Hanpen (fish cake)

    Kanmo

    One of Kanmo’s most popular products is hanpen, feather-light fish paste cakes. The shop also sells kamaboko and other fish paste products often eaten in oden savory stew.

    Founded 1688 Food

    1-11-8, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-3988 Toll-free 0120-24-3987

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Kasuzuke Pickled Fish

    Uokyu Honten

    Uokyu specializes in a Japanese traditional pickling technique called “kasuzuke,” which consists of pickling ingredients in sake lees. They strive to bring out the natural flavors of their seafood as well as the savory umami qualities achieved through carefully marinating fish in sake lees. They have a shop on the first floor, while the second and third floors are reserved for the restaurant where you can savor the delicious flavors of kasuzuke.

    Founded 1914 Food

    1-1-20 Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Mon – Fri 9:00am – 7:00pm, Sat 9:00am – 6:00pm
    Closed Sundays, public holidays, and Jan. 1 – 3

    +81-3-5695-4121

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Nori (dried seaweed)

    YAMAMOTO NORITEN

    Spicy flavored or roasted nori laver is among Yamamoto Noriten’s most popular products. Other items for sale include limited-edition creations or specially packaged sets in collaboration with popular animation characters.

    Founded 1849 Food

    1-6-3, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-0261

    Official website

  • Nori (dried seaweed)/Tea

    Yamamotoyama (Nihonbashi Honten)

    Best-known for its popular sencha green tea, Yamamotoyama pioneered the cultivation of premium gyokuro green tea. The in-store café serves green tea and Japanese sweets. In addition to green tea, the store sells nori laver and tea-serving implements.

    Founded 1690 Food

    2-5-2, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Planned relocation in May)

    +81-3-3281-0010

    Official website

  • Nuts and Dried Fruits

    Karuizawa Kinari

    A nut and dried fruit specialty store. Using carefully selected ingredients from the producing regions, a wide range of products is sold, including fruit honey preserves, nut paste, nut oil, jelly and other sweets. It is also possible to combine several products together to create a gift.

    Founded 2017 Food

    COREDO Muromachi 2, B1F, 2-3-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    10:00am-9:00pm

    +81-3-6225-2245

    Official website

  • Roasted tea

    Morinoen

    The featured product at Mori-no-en is hoji-cha, parched regular green tea, with a distinctive aroma and smoky flavor. Also available are hoji-cha-flavored Japanese- and Western-style confectionery, which can be enjoyed at home or in the store’s second-floor café.

    Founded 1914 Food

    2-4-9, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3667-2666

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Sake

    Sasaki Sake Ten

    This liquor shop stocks a wide variety of rare sake rice wines, amazake fermented rice drinks and other rice-derived liquors. It also carries wines and shochu distilled spirits.

    Founded 1915 Food

    2-20-3,Nihonbashiningyocho,Chuo-ku,Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-7662

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Seafood pickled in sake lees

    Kyokasuzuke Uokyu

    Uokyu sells sablefish, salmon and other fish marinated in sake lees. The main store has a restaurant on the premises serving Japanese cuisine.

    Founded 1914 Food

    1-1-20, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-3848

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Sushi

    Shinodazushi Sohonten

    Famous for its inari-zushi, sushi rice stuffed in pockets of thin, deep-fried tofu slices and a great combination of rice vinegar and sweet flavors. It also sells an extensive range of pressed sushi featuring seasonal ingredients.

    Founded 1877 Food

    2-10-10, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-5614-9300

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Taiyaki

    Yanagiya

    Yanagiya is one of Tokyo’s top three names for tai-yaki, cakes with a sweet bean paste filling cooked in sea bream-shaped iron molds, and prepared exactly the same way as when the shop first opened. The crisp, fragrant crust is a perfect match for the sweet filling.

    Founded 1916 Food

    2-11-3,Nihonbashiningyocho,Chuo-ku,Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-9901

  • Tofu

    Futaba

    Futaba specializes in tofu products of all kinds, from regular and fine-textured tofu to aburage, deep-fried sliced tofu, and ganmo, deep-fried tofu cakes containing a variety of ingredients. It also sells donuts made from soybean lees and soft-serve ice cream flavored with amazake fermented rice drink.

    Founded 1907 Food

    2-4-9, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-1028

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Tsukudani(Food cooked in sweetened soy sauce)

    Nihombashi Funasa

    The signature product here is tsukudani, fish, shellfish, laver or vegetables simmered in soy sauce and sugar. Made entirely free from artificial flavorings or preservatives, “Edomae Tsukudani,” Nihonbashi Funasa’s original product that’s still produced today, is popular for its sweet-salty flavor.

    Founded 1862 Food

    1-12-13, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    Toll-free 0120-273-123

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Yakitori (grilled chicken)/Japanese omelette

    TORITADA

    Specialist poultry purveyor, selling free-range and brand-name chicken from all over Japan. A popular sideline is the store’s Japanese-style omelet, made daily from fresh eggs and dashi broth.

    Founded 1911 Food

    2-10-12, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3666-0025

    Official website (Japanese only)

Lifestyle

  • Books

    Maruzen Nihonbashi

    Bookseller carrying all types of books from general interest subjects to specialized academic works and English-language publications. Also well-known for premium stationery and writing implements. A popular dish at the third floor café is hayashi raisu (hashed beef with rice).

    Founded 1869 Lifestyle

    2-3-10, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-6214-2001

  • Department store

    Nihombashi Takashimaya

    The building housing Takashimaya Nihombashi  is registered as an Important Cultural Property, a first for a department store. “Watch Maison,” opened on the premises in 2015, features the world’s largest selection of timepieces.

    Founded 1831 Lifestyle

    2-4-1, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3211-4111(Main)

    Official website

  • Department store

    Nihombashi Mitsukoshi, Main Store

    Founded in 1683 as a kimono seller, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi became Japan’s first department store in 1904. The reclining lions greeting shoppers at the main entrance and the ornately decorated interiors add an air of prestige and refinement to an enjoyable shopping experience.

    Founded 1673 Lifestyle

    1-4-1, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-3311(Main)

    Official website

  • Handkerchief shop

    CLASSICS the Small Luxury - Nihonbashi Ningyocho Branch

    A handkerchief specialty store with items made from the finest materials. They stock a range of products made from rare types of high-quality cotton or with unique designs such as animal patterns on the borders. With a wide range of handkerchiefs, you can find the perfect item for any situation, either business or private.

    Founded 2016 Lifestyle

    3-4-5 Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Mon-Sat: 11:00am – 6:30pm
    Closed on Sundays

    +81-3-5623-9171

    Official website

  • Maps/Books

    BUYODO

    Map specialist Buyoodo carries a full range of maps, from topographical maps issued by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan to aerial maps, imported maps and reproductions of old maps.

    Founded 1897 Lifestyle

    3-8-16, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    Toll-free 0120-72-2410

    Official website

Crafts

  • Boutique

    Ethical Payforward

    Opened in Suitengu in 2016, this store sells ethical products (judged on environmental conservation or contribution to society) sourced from both within Japan and overseas. This season they have a line of warm, alpaca-wool items, focusing on goods such as knitted hats and socks.

    Founded 2016 Crafts

    1-21-6 Nihonbashi Kakigaracho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Weekdays 11:00am - 7:00pm, Weekends 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Closed Mondays and Thursdays

    private

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Brushes

    EDOYA

    Edoya is a shop specializing in brushes large and small, including an extensive selection of hairbrushes, clothes brushes and other brushes for daily use. Makeup artists and other professionals can find just the right brush for their needs here, and it’s a great place for visitors to pick up an unusual souvenir.

    Founded 1718 Crafts

    2-16, Nihonbashioodenmacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3664-5671

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Calligraphy supplies, Japanese washi paper

    YUBENDO

    Specializing in calligraphy supplies and washi Japanese paper, Yubendo carries over 100 varieties of brushes for writing and painting, as well as inks and pigments for Japanese-style painting. It’s also popular for seasonal items made from washi.

    Founded 1912 Crafts

    1-6-6, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-6504

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Crafts

    Hinata-Note

    Hinata-Note is a boutique with a collection of ceramics, glassware, dyes, metal works, woodworks and leather goods. These carefully-made handmade products give off an air of warmth, so you’ll want to use them forever. For a limited time they are holding an exhibition too, so take the chance to find your unique item.

    Founded 2006 Crafts

    1F Central Bldg., 7-13 Nihonbashi Kobunacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    12:00pm - 7:00pm (Until 6:00pm on weekends and national holidays)
    Closed Thursdays *There may be other temporary closures

    +81-3-5649-8048

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Cutlery

    KIYA

    Purveyor of over 1,000 different types of knives and other articles for daily use, be they for grooming, gardening or handicrafts. Craftsmen at Kiya can be seen at work sharpening knives in the store.

    Founded 1792 Crafts

    1F COREDO Muromachi1, 2-2-1, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-0110

    Official website

  • Cutlery

    Ubukeya

    Founded over 230 years ago, Ubukeya specializes in cutting tools. Housed in a traditional wooden building, the shop is filled with knives, scissors, tweezers and other implements to satisfy every need. The shop can also sharpen cutting tools.

    Founded 1783 Crafts

    3-9-2, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3661-4851

    Official website

  • Edo Kiriko cut glass

    Edo Kiriko no Mise Hanasho

    Here you can buy Edo Kiriko cut glass ítems, one of Japan’s traditional crafts. Here all items are handmade by skilled craftsmen, giving the glass a particular luster and translucence. In the workshop corner you can try your hand at making your own Edo Kiriko item.

    Founded 1946 Crafts

    3-6-5 Nihonbashi Honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Weekdays 10:30am - 6:00pm / Sat., Sun, & public holidays 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Closed on Mondays

    +81-3-6661-2781

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Edo Komon-style Kimono, Yukata, and Japanese towel

    Chikusen

    Specializing in stencil-dyed cotton made into light summer kimono, wrapping cloths and other articles, Chikusen creates 1,000 new fabric designs every year. Designs range from elegant formal motifs to casual renderings of flowers and birds.

    Founded 1842 Crafts

    2-3, Nihonbashikobunacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-5202-0991

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Edo-style brooms

    Shirokiya Denbee

    Brooms and brushes of all kinds are sold here. Made from flexible and resilient natural fibers, Shirokiya’s brooms are light, easy to use, and last for years. Offers a full range of brooms and brushes, including handy clothes and dust brushes.

    Founded 1830 Crafts

    1F Hakuden Bldg., 3-9-8, Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3563-1771

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Glasses

    MURATA-GANKYOHO

    Japan’s first eyewear store, Murata is one of only a handful of shops in Japan dealing in custom-made eyeglass frames. Its timeless designs, little changed from original models, are fresh and modern.

    Founded 1872 Crafts

    3-3-3, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-1913

    Official website

  • Inkan signature stamp

    Sasakiinten

    Inkan, personal seals, are a necessity in daily life, and Sasaki Inten provides seals made from top-quality materials. Special attention is paid to carving owners’ names in the appropriate style and spacing, to produce seals that will last a lifetime.

    Founded 1643 Crafts

    4-3-3, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3241-0211

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Japanese washi paper

    Haibara

    Haibara specializes in items made from washi paper, from stationery to envelopes and decorative paper cords. It also sells storage boxes in various sizes, flat fans and other light, easy-to-carry souvenirs featuring designs and patterns both old and new.

    Founded 1806 Crafts

    2-7-1-chome Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Tokyo Nihombashi Tower

    +81-3-3272-3801

    Official website

  • Japanese washi paper

    Ozu Washi

    Ozu Washi stocks over 2,000 varieties of washi Japanese paper from all over the country and sells sundries made from this handmade paper. A workshop on the premises offers hands-on experience at paper-making. The store also has a gallery and offers classes teaching how to use washi for various crafts.

    Founded 1653 Crafts

    3-6-2, Nihonbashihoncho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3662-1184

    Official website

  • Japanese washi paper

    Kawashima Kami Ten

    A Japanese paper specialty store that utilizes traditional Japanese methods to create modern products made of high-quality Japanese washi paper. One of their recommend items is their traditional fans. These fans are light and cooling, and are see-through from the front. In addition, their postcards and bookmarks made from handmade paper from Ehime Prefecture and decorated with metallic foil, are also popular.

    Founded 1673 Crafts

    2-3 Kodenmacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm (Saturdays until 3:00pm)
    Closed on Sundays, national holidays, and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month

    +81-3-3663-3371

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Kyoto lacquerware

    Zohiko

    Zohiko produces and sells traditional Kyoto-style lacquer ware. Founded 350 years ago, it has perfected lacquering and maki-e (gold or silver powder sprinkled over lacquer) techniques, presented today in the form of tableware, jewelry boxes or ornamental items.

    Founded 1661 Crafts

    1F Nihonbashihoncho YS Bldg., 2-2-2, Nihonbasihoncho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3510-1751

    Official website

  • Lacquerware

    Kuroeya

    Traditional lacquer ware techniques are prized at Kuroeya, which sells lacquer ware from all over Japan. In additional to traditional Japanese tableware, the store also carries wine coolers, coffee cups and other Western-style items.

    Founded 1689 Crafts

    2F Kuroeya Kokubu Bldg., 1-2-6, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3272-0948

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Leather wallets

    Walleteria YAMATOU

    A specialty wallet store by a leather accessories manufacturer. They have a wide range of wallets – there is something to suit anyone’s lifestyle, irrelevant of gender. Each of the wallets feels individual, full of the care and skill of craftsmen, and the subtle color of the leather deepens delightfully with use.

    Founded 1899 Crafts

    2-11-6, Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    11:30am-7:30pm (Wednesday until 10:00pm), Sat/Sun/national holidays 11:00am-6:00pm.
    Closed Tuesdays

    +81-3-6661-1481

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Nishijin brocade fabric

    WATABUN

    Watabun sells obi sashes made of brocade woven and dyed according to techniques perfected by Kyoto’s Nishijin weavers, as well as brocade neckties and wrapping cloths. The store also holds workshops on kimono wearing.

    Founded 1906 Crafts

    2-20-9, Nihonbashiningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3639-2360

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Sensu folding fan/Uchiwa paper fan

    IBASEN

    Ibasen sells flat and folding fans, in dozens of colorful designs. Fans featuring illustrations from ukiyo-e are especially popular as souvenirs from Japan.

    Founded 1590 Crafts

    1F Ibasen Bldg., 4-1, Nihonbashikobunacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-3664-9261

    Official website (Japanese only)

  • Toothpicks

    Nihonbashi Saruya

    Established 300 years ago, Saruya is Japan’s only store specializing in toothpicks. The hand-crafted toothpicks sold here are fragrant, resilient and soft on the teeth.

    Founded 1704 Crafts

    1-12-5, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    +81-3-5542-1905

    Official website

  • chopstick shop

    Kawakami Shoten

    Kawakami Shoten is a chopstick specialty shop that has more than 500 types of chopsticks. They stock a wide range, from chopsticks that are particularly easy to hold and use, to modern designs that incorporate a chequered style made by specialists in Hakone Yosegi wooden mosaics. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for yourself or for a special present.

    Founded 1903 Crafts

    Kawakami Bldg, 1-9-8 Nihonbashi Bakurocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays

    81-3-3661-7066

    Official website (Japanese only)

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