• Kanda Yabu Soba

    Address :2-10 Kanda Awajicyo, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3251 0287 URL:  Yabu Soba opened its doors for business in 1880. “Soba”, or buckwheat noodles, tempura and sushi, are three popular Japanese dishes that date back to the Edo Period. Soba noodles are a favorite anytime all over Japan, but are also traditionally enjoyed on certain […]

  • Habutae Dango

    Address :5-54-3 Higashinippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3891 2924 URL:  Dango were brought to Japan from China originally as a food offering for the gods, but in the Edo Period dango skewered on a stick became a popular treat among the common people. Tea houses sprang up along the main thoroughfares where people could stop […]

  • Haibara

    Address :2-7-6 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3272 3801 URL:  Haibara was established in 1806 in the Nihonbashi district of Edo (modern day Tokyo) as a retailer in “washi”or Japanese handmade paper, and to this day we continue to supply our customers with quality paper in whatever quantity they desire, from single sheets up. Paper […]

  • Komagata Dozeu

    Address :1-7-12 Komagata, Taito-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3842 4001 URL:  Our restaurant began operating at its present location in 1801 during the rule of the eleventh shogun, serving “dojo” or Japanese loach—a favorite dish among the townsfolk—to visitors to the famous Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. For six generations we have continued to serve dojo cooking, […]

  • Shinbashi Tamakiya

    Address :1-8-5 Shinbashi, Minato-ku,Tokyo Phone :03 3571 7225 URL:  Shinbashi Tamakiya opened its doors for business in 1782 away from central Edo in what is now the Shinbashi district of modern Tokyo. We are well into our third century of offering quality products that preserve and keep alive traditional Japanese flavors. Our founder was born […]

  • Shinodazushi Sohonten

    Address :2-10-10 Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 5614 9300 URL:  Shinodazushi Sohonten began selling take out sushi in 1877 in Amazake Yokocho in the Ningyocho district in Nihonbashi of Tokyo. Our specialty is “Shinoda”inari-zushi, which theater goers enjoy while watching performances at the nearby Meijiza Theater. The name “Shinoda”itself is taken from a line in […]

  • Myojinshita Kandagawa Honten

    Address :2-5-11 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3251 5031  We began selling broiled eel in 1805. Eel has been part of the Japanese diet since the 7th century, but supposedly it wasn’t until the latter part of the Edo Period that people began eating eel prepared in the modern way, that is to say, dipped […]

  • Shirakiya Denbei

    Address :3-9-8 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3563 1771 URL:  We have been making and selling Edo style brooms since 1830. The natural substances contained within the broom cypress (goose foot) give a sheen to the tatami mat surface that prevents abrasion and thus helps to extend the life of the mat. Of course our […]

  • Maekawa

    Address :2-1-29 Komagata, Taito-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3841 6314 URL:  Maekawa was established in the early 1800s overlooking the Sumida River in Edo (modern day Tokyo). The name of our store is composed of two Chinese characters that mean “front”and “river”, and refers to the fact that the river flows past the front of our shop. […]

  • Mamegen

    Address :1-8-12 Azabujyuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo Phone:03 3583 0962 URL:  Our shop was established in 1865, and for 150 years we have offered a wide selection of approximately 90 different delightfully flavored products. We use only the choicest peanuts, soy beans, broad beans, peas, almonds and other ingredients, and our roasting and processing methods remain unchanged from […]

  • Toshimaya

    Address :1-5-1 Sarugakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3293 9111 URL:  Toshimaya was established in 1596 along the Kanda/Kamakura riverbanks(the present-day Kandabashi region) just northeast of the Imperial Palace. At that time, Edo Castle was undergoing extensive reconstruction, and materials and supplies shipped by waterway were unloaded there. Amidst the crowd of workers and laborers that […]

  • Miyamoto Unosuke Co.,Ltd.

    Address :6-1-15 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3874 4131 URL:  Founded in 1861, for the past 145 years we have specialized in the manufacture of taiko drums and other musical instruments for festivals. Our store is located in Asakusa, in an area that used to abound in Kabuki theaters. Over the years Miyamoto Unosuke has […]

  • Ohnoya-souhonten

    Address :2-2-1 Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3551 0896 URL:  Ohnoya was established in the 1770s and moved to its present location in Shintomi-cho in 1849. For generation after generation we have made and sold “tabi”-the slipper-like socks for use with the kimono. The names “Ohnoya” and “Shintomi-style tabi” became widely known with the creation […]

  • Sarashina Horii

    Address :3-11-4 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3403 3401 URL:  Our founder was originally a fabric merchant in the Shinshu region of Japan, but he gained a reputation on the side as a maker of fine soba noodles. In1789, at the suggestion of his lord, he switched jobs and opened a soba noodle shop in […]

  • Saruya

    Address :18-10 Nihonbashi Koamicho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3666 3906 URL:  Established in 1704, Saruya is the only shop in Japan specializing in toothpicks. Of course our toothpicks are not the machine-made, mass-produced items you find anywhere, but hand-crafted, quality toothpicks made from “kuromoji” or spicewood (lindera). Kuromoji is a member of the camphor (linden) […]

  • Nakasei

    Address :1-39-13 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3841 4015 URL:  Founded in1870, Nakasei has carried on the tradition of Edo-style tempura for six generations. Whereas tempura usually consists of deep-fried seafood and vegetables, Edo-style tempura serves nothing but fish and shellfish caught in Tokyo Bay and deep-fried in aromatic sesame oil. Nakasei’s exquisite tempura has […]