SHOPS

  • Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten

    Address: 3-4 Kanda-surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Phone: 03-3251-1135 URL:http://www.ryumeikan-honten.jp/ The Ryumeikan dates back to the end of the Edo period as an offshoot of a hotel in Nihonbashi called Naguraya Ryokan. It was the family tradition for the eldest daughter of the family and her husband to inherit the hotel, so the eldest son, Uhei Hamada, […]

  • Chikusen

    Address :2-3 Nihonbashi Kobuna-cyo, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 5202 0991 URL:http://www.chikusen.co.jp/ Chikusen opened for business in 1842 as a dealer in two very different types of dyed kimonos: Edo Komon and Yukata. Edo Komon is a more formal kimono, appropriate for wearing to a party or perhaps a tea ceremony. The material itself is silk, to […]

  • Ibasen

    Address :4-1 Nihonbashi Kobunacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3664 9261 URL:http://www.ibasen.com/  With a 400 year history, we originally started out in the service of the Shogunate in Edo, dealing in “washi” (Japanese paper) and items made from bamboo. Toward the end of the Edo Period we began handling fans with “ukiyo-e” or wood block prints […]

  • Address :1-39-13 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3841 4015 URL:http://nakasei.biz/ Amanoya was established in 1846 toward the end of the Edo Period. In ancient China it was customary to exchange cups of rice wine or sake at political gatherings. But there was one very talented, high-ranking official who was unable to drink any form of […]

  • Isegen

    Address :1-11-1 Kanda sudacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3251 1229 URL:http://www.isegen.com/ Our shop was established in 1830, and is the only restaurant in Tokyo specializing in dishes prepared from “anko” or angler fish. The angler fish is a prized fish that comes from the ocean depths. Its appearance is not the most beautiful sight in […]

  • Amanoya

    Address :2-18-15 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3251 7911 URL:http://www.amanoya.jp/  Amanoya was established in 1846 toward the end of the Edo Period. In ancient China it was customary to exchange cups of rice wine or sake at political gatherings. But there was one very talented, high-ranking official who was unable to drink any form of […]

  • Chikuyotei

    Address :8-14-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3542 0787 URL:http://www.unagi-chikuyoutei.co.jp/  Our establishment was founded toward the end of the Edo Period. Originally we operated a sword depository, where samurai visiting the Shogunate would check their swords, but this enterprise collapsed when swords were outlawed in 1876, and we went on to open a roadhouse type […]

  • Benmatsu

    Address :1-10-7 Nihonbashi muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3279 2361 URL:http://www.benmatsu.com/  Toward the end of the Edo Period there was a huge fish market in Nihonbashi, and inside the fish market was a tiny café called “Higuchiya”. The café enjoyed a good reputation and was always crowded with workers from the fish market. These people […]

  • Murata Eye Glasses

    Address :C.Mbullding, 3-3 Nihonbashi muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3241 1913 URL:http://www.murata-gankyoho.co.jp/  Our enterprise was established in 1615, and originally we served as the official mirror craftsmen to the Tokugawa Shogunate. It was in 1872 that we began operation as the first store in Japan to specialize in eye glasses, and to this day we […]

  • Nihonbashi Funasa

    Address :1-12-13 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :0120 273123 URL:http://www.ganso-tsukudani.com/  Founded in 1862, Funasa helped pioneer the creation of “tsukudani”, a popular preserving and flavoring technique. Funasa tsukudani consists of various sea foods and vegetables, which we then boil down at a strictly controlled temperature in our own special sauce made using Kikkoman brand soy […]

  • Ninben

    Address :2-3-1 Nihonbashi muromachi, Chuo-ku,Tokyo Phone :03 3241 0241 URL:http://www.ninben.co.jp/  Our shop has specialized exclusively in “katsuobushi”, or dried bonito, since it was established in 1699. Around 1830 we issued gift certificates made of silver to exchange for katsuobushi, which is presumably the oldest in the world. Katsuobushi is a fermented food product made from […]

  • Rengyokuan

    Address :2-8-7 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3835 1594  Situated near Ueno Park, Rengyokuan soba or buckwheat noodle shop has been in operation for over 140 years since the end of the Edo Period. Numerous old manuscripts from the Meiji Period on record how intellectuals and men of culture would stop at Rengyokuan when they […]

  • Isetatsu

    Address :2-18-9 Yanaka,Taito-ku,Tokyo Phone :03 3823 1453 URL:http://www.isetatsu.com/  Isetatsu stocks more than 1000 kinds of decorative paper and traditional paper craft patterns, and since its establishment has continued to produce a wide range of Japanese stationary items, toys and good luck charms all crafted from paper printed with traditional patterns and colors of old Edo. […]

  • Kototoi Dango

    Address :5-5-22 Mukoujima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3622 0081 URL:http://www.kototoidango.co.jp/  Kototoi Dango got its start at the end of the Edo Period. Our founder was actually a gardener in the Mukojima district near the Sumida River, and when customers came to call he would serve them dango that he made himself. Soon everyone was talking […]

  • Kimuraya Sohonten

    Address :4-5-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3561 0091 URL:http://www.kimuraya-sohonten.co.jp/  Our founder Yasube Kimura started Japan’s first bakery in 1869, just after Japan was opened to the West. At that time, bread in a sense symbolized Western culture, and Yasube continued experimenting to develop breads that were acceptable to the Japanese palate. In 1874 he […]

  • Kuroeya

    Address :1-2-6 Nihonbashi , Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3272 0948 URL:http://www.kuroeya.com/  Kuroeya has been dealing in fine-quality lacquer ware since its founding in 1689. Lacquer ware is the generic term applied to utensils generally made of wood and coated with the sap of the Japanese lacquer tree. This representative traditional craft ware is widely used in […]