A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

The 2nd Installment, featuring limited-edition items available only in Chuo City.
This edition covers items visitors would like not only for souvenirs but also for personal use.

  • Ginza Kishu Binchotan Shop Tanagokoro
  • Ginza Kishu Binchotan Shop Tanagokoro

    Ginza Kishu Binchotan Shop Tanagokoro

    Ginza Kishu Binchotan Shop Tanagokoro

  • Ginza Kishu Binchotan Shop Tanagokoro
  • Binchotan muddlers each 1,980 yen (including tax)
  • This is the world's first binchotan (high quality charcoal) specialty shop and offers various related original products. Binchotan leaches minerals, and stirring a drink, whether water, whiskey, sake, shochu or other beverage, well with a binchotan muddler gives it a mellower taste. If purchased in a box (220 yen), binchotan muddlers make perfect gifts.
  • Address
    2F, 1−8−15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Direction
    A one-minute walk from Ginza-itchome Station Exit 9 on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line
    Open Hours
    11:00~20:00 on Monday to Friday, 11:00~19:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays
    Day Off
    12/29~1/3
    Contact
    03-3538-6555
    03-3538-6555
    WEB SITE
    http://www.tanagokoro.com
  • Nihonbashi Nishikihorin Kodenmacho Main Store
  • Nihonbashi Nishikihorin Kodenmacho Main Store

    Nihonbashi Nishikihorin Kodenmacho Main Store

    Nihonbashi Nishikihorin Kodenmacho Main Store

  • Nihonbashi Nishikihorin
    Kodenmacho Main Store
  • Small furoshiki (2 karinto)
    876 yen (including tax)~
    Medium furoshiki (box of 3 karinto)
    1,455 yen (including tax)~
  • At this popular shop, visitors can enjoy various flavored karinto (sugar-coated sticks of fried dough), including kinpiragobo, vegetable, or purple sweet potato flavored ones. The store offers a unique service only available there—it will wrap a selection of karinto in a furoshiki (wrapping cloth) (small wrapping cloth, 176 yen; medium wrapping cloth, 275 yen; large wrapping cloth, 357 yen). The store also offers seasonal limited-edition products only available there.
  • Address
    16-14, Nihonbashi Kodenmacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Direction
    A two-minute walk from Bakurocho station Exit 2 on the JR Sobu Rapid Line
    A two-minute walk from Kodenmacho Station Exit 2 on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
    Open Hours
    9:30~18:30
    Day Off
    Sundays, holidays, first and last Saturday of each month
    Contact
    03-6661-1472
    03-6661-1472
    WEB SITE
    http://www.nishikihorin.com
  • Hamacho Takatora
  • Hamacho Takatora

    Hamacho Takatora

    Hamacho Takatora

  • Hamacho Takatora
  • Various striped travel bags
    Each 3,960 yen (including tax)
  • The shop carries various products made using dyeing techniques developed over the years since the shop opened in the Edo Period. Products include tenugui towels, bags, pouches, and hanten (short coats). Striped travel bags (27 cm high, 20 cm wide) come in various designs including the stylish houndstooth check, reclining skeleton, and distinctively Japanese geometric hemp-leaf pattern. For an addition 3,850 yen, artisans will add a name in Edo font to the backside "wooden tag" section.
  • TSUKIJI HONGWANJI-Temple Official shop
  • TSUKIJI HONGWANJI-Temple Official shop

    TSUKIJI HONGWANJI-Temple Official shop

    TSUKIJI HONGWANJI-Temple Official shop

  • TSUKIJI HONGWANJI-Temple Official shop
  • Shiki-no-wasanbon1,080 yen (including tax)
  • The souvenir shop to the left of the main hall carries various original products, including incense, candles, Buddhist items (prayer beads, etc.), candies, tenugui towels, and tote bags. The shiki-no-wasanbon candies, which offer a refined sweetness and come in an assorted collection with a Tsukiji Honganji and season motif, are particularly popular.
  • Address
    3-15-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Available at the Tsukiji Honganji information center
    Direction
    Right next to Exit 1 of Hibiya Line Tsukiji Sta.
    Open Hours
    9:00~17:00
    Day Off
    Open all year round
    Contact
    03-5565-8510
    03-5565-8510
  • CLASSICS the Small Luxury COREDO Muromachi Terrace store
  • CLASSICS the Small Luxury COREDO Muromachi Terrace store

    CLASSICS the Small Luxury COREDO Muromachi Terrace store

    CLASSICS the Small Luxury COREDO Muromachi Terrace store

  • CLASSICS
    the Small Luxury
    COREDO Muromachi Terrace store
  • COREDO Muromachi Terrace store limited-edition handkerchiefs
    Each 2,200 yen (including tax)~
  • This handkerchief specialty shop has operated in Ningyocho for more than 140 years and opened a new store at the new commercial facility COREDO Muromachi Terrace, which launched operation in September 2019. The store carries a lineup of around 200 types of handkerchiefs. The shop offers limited-edition handkerchiefs with unique Japanese designs, including Japanese bush warbler, Mount Fuji, and embroidered gold stitching, made using delicate weaving technology.
  • Address
    COREDO Muromachi Terrace 1F, 3-2-1, Nihonbashi Muromachi,Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Direction
    A one-minute walk from Mitsukoshimae Station Exit A8 on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Hanzomon Line
    Open Hours
    10:00~21:00
    Day Off
    Same as the building
    Contact
    03-6265-1802
    03-6265-1802
    WEB SITE
    https://classics-the-small-luxury.com
  • Tsukugen Tanakaya
  • Tsukugen Tanakaya

    Tsukugen Tanakaya

    Tsukugen Tanakaya

  • Tsukugen Tanakaya
  • Tsukudani box set (six types)
    1,600 yen (including tax)~
  • This long-established tsukudani shop has been around for almost 170 years. The tsukudani, food boiled in sauce made with dark soy sauce, brown sugar, and secret sauce developed over many years, is prepared at the neighboring kitchen, and the smell of the sweet-salty soy sauce wafts through the store. Several types are extremely popular, including tsukudani made from whitebait, asari clams, or konbu, which takes two days to prepare. For visitors who choose to purchase a box set, a box of six including shiitake with konbu, shrimp, asari clam, and whitebait is popular.
  • Address
    1-3-13, Tsukuda, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Direction
    A four-minute walk from Tsukishima Station Exit 6 on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line and Toei Oedo Line
    Open Hours
    9:30~17:30 on Monday to Saturday, 10:00~17:00 on Sundays, Holidays
    Day Off
    Summer holidays and year-end and new-year holidays
    Contact
    03-3531-2649
    03-3531-2649

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.