• 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 […]

  • Shushikian Osakaya

    Address :3-1-9 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3451 7465 URL:http://www.o-sakaya.com/  Our business was established toward the end of the 17th century and ownership has passed from father to son for 17 generations. Our founder was originally from Osaka, but moved to Edo (present day Tokyo) in the service of a noble and opened a shop in […]

  • Sasanoyuki

    Address :2-15-10 Negishi, Taito-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3873 1145 URL:http://www.sasanoyuki.com/  Sasanoyuki opened its doors as a tofu restaurant in 1691. Today tofu is popular throughout the world as a health food, but this same tofu was first made by us in Tokyo 315 years ago, and from that time up until this very day we […]

  • Echigoya

    Address :2-6-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3563 5691 URL:http://www.ginza-echigoya.co.jp/  Echigoya has been selling fine custom-crafted kimonos since 1755. The main material used in kimonos and obi sashes is silk, but cotton, linen and even paper are also used. Selecting only the finest fabric and thread, every kimono we sell is custom fitted and meticulously […]

  • Ubukeya

    Address :3-9-2 Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3661 4851 URL:http://www.ubukeya.com/  Ubukeya began operation in Osaka in 1783. Toward the end of the Edo Period our fourth generation owner opened a store in Edo (modern day Tokyo) a few doors from our present location in the Sumiyoshi district. Western style scissors arrived in Japan with […]

  • Edoya

    Address :2-16 Nihonbashi Ohdenmacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3664 5671 URL:http://www.nihonbashi-edoya.co.jp/  Our founder learned the craft of brush making in Kyoto, and then returned to Edo to serve as brush maker to the Tokugawa Shogunate. The demand for scrub brushes continued to grow throughout the city however, so in 1718, with official permission, he opened […]

  • Eitaro Confectionery Co. Ltd.

    Address :1-2-5 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :(Toll-Free)0120 284806 URL:http://www.eitaro.com/ Eitaro Confectionery was established in 1857 at the very end of the Edo Period in the Nihonbashi District of Tokyo. At that time Nihonbashi was pretty much the political and economic center of Japan, a busy, bustling place, and the site of a large fish market. […]

  • Funabashiya

    Address :3-2-14 Kameido, koto-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3681 2784 URL:http://www.funabashiya.co.jp/  Kuzumochi is a semi-glutinous confectionery made from the starch of the Japanese kudzu plant (arrowroot) that is sweetened and sprinkled with soybean powder. First produced in an area just northwest of Tokyo, kuzumochi soon became a favorite throughout old Edo. Funahashiya opened its doors for […]

  • Ginza Matsuzaki Senbei

    Address :4-3-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3561 9811 URL:http://matsuzaki-senbei.com/  Established in 1804, we started out producing crackers made from wheat flour and sugar, along with other toasted confectionery. In 1865 we moved to our present location in Ginza and switched to producing and selling a wide selection of “senbei”, that is, toasted and flavored […]

  • Yamamotoyama

    Address :2-5-2 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3271 3361 URL:http://www.yamamotoyama.co.jp/  Yamamotoyama traces its beginning back to 1690 when our founder, Kahei Yamamoto, a tea merchant in Kyoto, moved to the Nihonbashi district in central Edo (now Tokyo), an area that was starting to flourish as more and more merchants set up shop. In 1835 the […]

  • Yoshitoku

    Address :1-9-14 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3863 4419 URL:http://www.yoshitoku.co.jp/  Yoshitoku was established in 1711, over 300 years, ago. We have continued operation from generation to generation in the same location, and are generally considered to be the oldest doll merchant in Tokyo. Our present owner, Tokubei Yamada, represents the 12th generation. The name Yoshitoku […]

  • Baikatei

    Address :2-1-4 Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone :03 3551 4660 URL:http://www.baikatei.asia/  Baikatei opened its doors in 1850 in the Odenmacho district of Edo (modern day Tokyo), and soon gained a reputation with the introduction in 1853 of its “America Manju”—the first Japanese-style confectionery ever to be baked in a bread oven. Generation after generation, to this […]