A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

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  • Enjoy "Japanese Gourmet Foods!
  • Three hours of tasting and walking here and there
  • You can find a great range of Japanese gourmet foods in Chuo City. Here are several courses best suited for travelers who are eager to enjoy small amounts of various Japanese gourmet foods.

* Published content contains information as of November 2016. Business days, business hours, rates, etc. may be changed due to the circumstances of the place of publication. Please check with each publisher for the latest information.

You can find a great range of Japanese gourmet foods in Chuo City. Here are several courses best suited for travelers who are eager to enjoy small amounts of various Japanese gourmet foods.

* The listed times are for reference only.

A short walk
01
  • SHIGEMORI EISHINDO
  • Time required: About 15 minutes
  • On a busy day, the shop sells nearly 10,000 pieces of ningyoyaki, which has a lightly sweetened anko (red bean paste) inner core and a thin kasutera (castella sponge cake) outer layer with a soft, fluffy texture because of the addition of meringue. If you want to taste one hot from the oven, visit the shop in the morning. Zeitaku senbei (rice cracker), made with eggs, is also very popular.
  • SHIGEMORI EISHINDO

    SHIGEMORI EISHINDO

A one-minute walk
02
  • MIHARADO
    HONTEN
  • Time required: About 20 minutes
  • darker-colored than regular dorayaki, because shoyu is used as an ingredient of the paShio-senbei (rice cracker) is made by flattening rice to give a light and crispy texture without losing the granular feeling of rice. The blended natural salt from Germany and Japanese shoyu (soy sauce) result in a savory roasted aroma. The dorayaki (pancake with red bean paste) cooked and sold at the storefront is tties.
  • MIHARADOHONTEN

    MIHARADOHONTEN

A five-minute walk
03
  • NINGYOUCHOU
    SHINODAZUSHI
  • Time required: About 15 minutes
  • A special feature of our inarizushi (sushi with sushi rice wrapped in thin deep-fried tofu), made using a recipe that has not changed since the establishment of the shop, is aburaage (fried sliced tofu), which has been specially made to order for the exclusive use for inarizushi. Aburaage is cooked and simmered slowly for 3 to 4 days to let the seasonings permeate. When you bite into inarizushi, the juice oozes out to delight your palate. Take a few pieces of inarizushi together with a colorful futomaki (thick sushi role).
  • NINGYOUCHOU SHINODAZUSHI

    NINGYOUCHOU SHINODAZUSHI

15 minutes’ train ride
04
  • Eitaro sohonpo
    Nihonbashi Honten
  • Time required: About 20 minutes
  • Eitaro’s lovely triangle candies are crunchy when bitten. Kintsuba is a confectionery made by wrapping anko (red bean paste) with a skin made from flour and roasting it. In the Edo period, the citizens loved kintsuba because it is filling and easy to eat. Eat them with your fingers just like the citizens of Edo used to do!
  • Eitaro sohonpo Nihonbashi Honten

    Eitaro sohonpo Nihonbashi Honten

A five-minute walk
05
  • YAMAMOTOYAMA Fujie sabo
  • Time required: About 40 minutes
  • At this teahouse, which opened in Nihonbashi in September 2018 where YAMAMOTOYAMA was founded, enjoy a moment of relaxation while appreciating fine tea that is only available here with seasonal sweets. You can also enjoy the delicate and careful performance of tea making for each individual. Original tea is also sold.
  • YAMAMOTOYAMA Fujie sabo

    YAMAMOTOYAMA Fujie sabo

A twenty-minute walk
06
  • Ginza Kimuraya
  • Time required: About 20 minutes
  • Kimuraya’s bread dough is original as we make not with usual yeast, but with (rice-cultured) sake yeast such as rice and koji (sake mold) yeast, which results in a glutinous texture and a delicious flavor that fills the mouth. The bread and lightly sweetened anko (rice bean paste) inside go very well in the popular anpan. How about getting some adorable animal breads as well?
  • Ginza Kimuraya

    Ginza Kimuraya

A short walk

Route map

Introduction of local specialty shops in Chuo City—you can experience foods and items collected from around Japan.

Introduction of local specialty shops in Chuo City—you can experience foods and items collected from around Japan.